Wednesday, October 29, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas Ornament 4 and 5

Mason Jar Lid Ornament 4
Pumpkin Toffee Rum Spiced Coffee, Supernatural on Netflix and fingers covered in paint and glue... it's the simple things that make life great and that is why I love this challenge so much. I can just sit and create a little Christmas heirloom while I sip coffee, watch hunky men battle demons and ghosts, and just have a blast!
So here is my 4th offering for the challenge 12 Tags of Christmas, hosted by Linda at The Funkie Junkie.   Above you will notice the 4th tag of Linda's and next to it I've highlighted of few of things that she inspired me with.  I love, love, lurve the red and vintage evergreen of this tag. Completely retro feeling so I tried to capture that in my colors too. The deer are obviously wonderful as well as the berries and the Christmas tree. I decided to keep my tree traditional green and add green Stickles in various places. The wave of the ribbon and the triangle border led me to make the chevron background in this lid.
Again, a cheapy plastic snowflake covered in a light layer of Gesso and then colored with Distress Paint and heated for shrinkage and wear. 

Mason Jar Lid Ornament 5
You ever slam your head accidentally into the corner of a cabinet or step on an unsuspecting tack nail in the carpet and really just lose your wits? Well, why then does it seem okay to get 3rd degree burns from your hot glue gun and somehow maintain your sanity? It must be the love of creating and making art. 
Bright side, I can now pursue a career in larceny as I no longer have fingerprints.
 So, that's something...
Let's just say I really got my hands into this project!

Here is Linda's stunning tag for challenge 5 and the canning lid base.
Isn't that tag just striking?!  What is not inspiring on this...absolutely everything is scrumptious.  Linda says that she used Weather Wood Distress Paint on her tag so that is what I painted on the lid base, after first applying crackle paste.

The great thing about plastic can simply heat them up a little bit and then apply your own desired coverage on them. I used embossing powder here to maintain the silver theme.
What really caught my eye on Linda's tag beyond the fact that it so incredibly different from the 'traditional' colors of Christmas is that gentleman carrying a wreath. I decided that my lid would represent his wreath and have it be silvery metal in appearance.

I scavenged for random bits of pleasing pieces and then began the gluing.. 

                                                                                                                                                                             Little trio of happy clusters             ready for even more gluing.                                                                               
The burns were so worth it!
Since there is the word 'family' on the wreath I thought it would be fun to use the cut file of
And that's that....

This challenge goes until the 21st of December so there's still plenty of time to join in and make whatever you want as long as it's inspired by Linda's tags.

                      12 Tags of Christmas Challenge  
      rules and regulations here      Prizes Sponsored by Linda's Boutique

A little flashback for those of you that haven't heard of Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas.
It's been going on for a few years  Here is what I made the past 3 years
and I know she'd love it if you joined in too!

                         2013 Bauble Ornaments             2012 Altoids Can Ornaments
2011 Milk Carton Ornaments 

Thank you SOOOO much for stopping by.
I hope you have a great day and get some crafting time.
Hugs to you,
Lisa x

Monday, October 27, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas Ornament 3

Mason Jar Lid Ornament 3
Hello, hello, hello and welcome back again. I've been plugging away at my favorite holiday challenge, The 12 Tags of Christmas, hosted by Linda at The Funkie Junkie.
This is my very clean and simple rendition of Linda's 3rd tag (below).  
The inspiration that was offered up on her tag was the immense snowflake, the mixture of greens and blues and the metal embellishments.  I even love how she edged the tag with embossing powder so I too added a little Frantage to the edges of my mason jar lid.
There's still PLENTY of time to join in the fun and I know Linda would love to have you play along and it's all done at your own pace, so hop on over and join in the festivities.
Thank you SO much for your very sweet time.
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa x
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Friday, October 24, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas Ornament 2

Mason Jar Lid Ornament 2
Hello and welcome back!
It's my second entry for the 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge.  This entire challenge I'll be submitting mason jar lid ornaments. I hope you enjoy them and they inspire you to play along in the fun at 

As with all my entries each year, I like to pick a common theme and then embellish it based on what inspires me from Linda's challenge tags.  This year you will see that I have chosen to convert Mason Jar Lids and plastic snowflakes (melted below with heat tool) as the common elements.
This is Linda's inspiration tag #2.  What truly knocked my socks off at first glance were the red  bows and that fabulous background.  I've included a picture to detail what I used to make a similar background for my ornament.  The following details that peaked my interest  was the paper star and the clear snowflake.  I chose to duplicate like things on my ornament as well.

Handmade Kraft 3D stars glazed with Stickles and red gingham bow.
I'm getting so excited to see what these will look like on the Christmas tree!
If I have your interest peaked, then please pop over for a look at this year's contest and start making your very own craft interpretation of Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge!!

                        The Funkie Junkie Challenge               Prizes Sponsored by...

I, honest to goodness, am so grateful for your visit today.
Thank you so much and hugs to you and happy crafting!!
Lisa x

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas Ornament 1

Mason Jar Lid Ornament 1
I'm so excited I could pee! But I won't. Instead I'll contain my bladder and just tell you that the 
12 Tags of Christmas are back for the 2014 year. Linda is off and running with her tag inspirations over at The Funkie Junkie and everyone has until December 21st to play along.

The fun in playing along is that you get to see a gorgeous sample inspiration tag, made by Linda herself, and then you create ANYTHING you want; that is of course INSPIRED by her tag, and explain what and why in your post. 

Firstly, I was captivated by the vintage blue green of that bow and so I've used that color on the lid.  As usual, everything she includes is so wonderful and it was difficult to eliminate anything, but I was drawn to creating a vintage snowflake, 25, tree that echoes her silver charm, Merry Christmas and of course, Santa and the reindeer.  All paper elements were cut on the Silhouette Cameo and colored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and then powder embossed for stiffness.
The plastic CHEAP snowflake was bought in a set of 6 from the The Dollar Tree and I dabbed it with a light coat of Gesso and then painted with Distress inks as well.  I found that drying the snowflake with a heat tool shrunk and curved the snowflake to a perfect size and gave it a very neat worn and used look.

There will be 11 more of these lids that I'll be showing over the next few weeks, but it would be so much fun if you played along and created one of a kind ornaments for  your tree or a gift for someone.


I'm so happy you stopped by today. I hope you found this inspiring.
Big huge hugs and happy crafting to YOU!
Lisa xx

Monday, October 20, 2014

Let me see YOU shake it...

OMG! These are fun!  
It's time again for another Cutting Cafe post and you know I'm tickled pink that it's still all about Halloween.  I can't figure out why I didn't make shaker cards before...these are so addicting. I told myself to pick my favorite one to showcase and well, you see where that got me. I couldn't stop. 
If you're feeling unmotivated then let us help you put the "Boo" back in your booty! 
I promise you, you'll have a blast with this variety.  The entire set you see here comes in the Halloween and Fall Shaker Set.
Comment at The Cutting Cafe Blog on every 7th and 21st of the month and be in the running for 3 free files of your choice AND we have something new. Every Wednesday Regina will be running her new Watch Me Work Wednesday videos.  Here is Episode 1 and it's all about making shaker cards. WOO HOO!

Everything Fun, Cute and Cuttable right here at
Thanks so much for your visit.
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
Lisa x

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DIY Halloween Decor

Are you like me and have more post in Pinterest than time? 
Well, I made a promise to myself that I would make or try at least 4 of my pins each week and test them for a pass or fail grade. goes.
Autumn is here and as we approach closer to Halloween, our decorations will become more macabre, but for now...let's go with Fall Cutesy.
Here is the Cheesecloth Ghost
My final judgement....
It passes! This was SO much fun to make.  SO easy and SO cheap.  
The possibilities are endless with this. 
Here he is keeping company with the rest of the decorations.

My final thoughts...
I love them all!!
Happy Fall Ya'll and Happy Crafting!!
Hugs to you,
Lisa x

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pumpkin Fun @ The Cutting Cafe

Howdy, howdy, howdy!
Heaven help me and pinch my cheeks...I'm as happy as a bug in a rug! 
I absolutely abhor hot weather.   Nothing like spending time doing your hair and makeup only to have it frizz out and the makeup slide off and gather in a pool between your boobs. 
 Did I mention H.A.T.E it?
Today's temperature is going to be high 60's to low 70's and tomorrow.... hold me back... 50's!!!
Mums, Red Maple leaves, scarecrows and pumpkins are popping out all over the neighborhood; which is why I was so happy to make this project for The Cutting Cafe.
For this edition, the exquisite DT and our fearless leader Regina are going to be showcasing 
Today I am featuring the following sets:
Would you like to win 3 free sets of your choice?
Check back on the 7th of October @ The Cutting Cafe Blog and simply leave a comment on Regina's post.  One person will be randomly selected to win. Winner will be announced on the 21st.
Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
Big hugs to you all and happy crafting,
Lisa xx