Wednesday, December 24, 2014


I always like making my own gift tags for Christmas presents.  I like the way it makes my gifts just a little more personal.  It's the little things that mean so much!!
I used 2 different Moxxie lines for these gift tags, Musically Inclined and Joys of the Season.  I mixed the papers, diecuts and stickers from each set.  I finished each tag with a bow and a button.

I hope you make some Holiday Gift Tags for yourself! 
Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Christmas is fast approaching!!  Are you ready?  I am just finishing up some decorating and I am done!  Except I have to wrap the presents.  I better get going!

I made this super cute wood stocking to finish my decorating.  It will be hanging on a shelf with other Christmas crafts.

I painted the stocking green and the top piece white.  I added glitter on top of the white paint.

I used some of the gear stamps from the Steampunk's Christmas set, because I thought they looked like candy.  I also used a leaf from the Terri Sproul Leaves set to put on top of the stocking,like holly.  I tried a bunch of different inks to find just the right shade.

I finally settled on the Staz On Cactus Green ink and I used a 2" circle punch to punch out the gears to glue to my wood stocking.  I stamped the leaves with the same ink on white paper.

I used a paint marker to make the faux stitching around the stocking.

I LOVE this!!  I glued the "Candy" to the stocking and added some flower gems.  On top, I added the leaves and a bow with a button in the center.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Wishing you very Happy Holidays!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014


It's almost Christmas!  I love giving this time of year.  My favorite part of Christmas is watching people open the presents I got (or made) for them!!

This tag is going to be given away for the Susan K. Weckesser #christmaslovecampaign !
I started this tag by using The Crafter's Workshop "Beaded Curtain" stencil with red paint.  I added a small doily on top and traced some of the circles from the stencil on it.  I made a # with a marker and used the word "Christmas" from Susan's World of Christmas stamp set and the "Love" is from Susan's An {Artful} Ornament stamp set.  

This snow man is made by Susan.  She is so talented!!  He is on the #christmaslovecampaign blinkie.  I knew he had to be put to good use cuz he's sooooooooooo cute!!  I cut him out and added some pearls to his buttons.

I hope you are sharing some love this Christmas!!

Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Susan K. Weckesser has started her annual Christmas Love Campaign!!  Please click the link to read all about this AMAZING labor of love she created!  I KNOW you will want to join in and spread the love!!

I made this tag for for The Christmas Love Campaign.  I intend to use it on a gift for someone special!
I started with Susan's Live In Color Cardstock.  It was a fabulous neutral pattern with a splatter pattern on it.  Then I used Susan's Stencil to put the "25" on the bottom of the tag.  I used 2 of Susan's stamp sets, World Of Christmas and Very, Very Merry.   I colored the tag stamped image with Tombow's Dual Brush MarkersThe edges and stamped images were inked with Ranger Distress Inks.  

I added a little ink splatter to the Merry Christmas stamped image to go with the splatter on the paper.  I finished with gauze, Prima flowers and some Ranger Stickles.

Please visit Susan's blog to read all about #christmaslovecampaign.  I know you will want to join the fun and give a little LOVE!

Monday, December 8, 2014


I am sharing a Christmas Card I made for SinCity Stamps today.  I used a technique I learned from Terri Sproul's Tuesday night show.  She does a live "Art Journal" show every week and she shows us many techniques!  Click her link above to find out more.

She showed us the technique I used for this card several times but I never tried it until now.  It is awesome and I know it will be in my "favorite techniques" file for sure!
This technique is like reverse stenciling.
I took out my stencil, paint and baby wipes.  I loved the flourish of the fish's tail so I taped off the rest of the fish.  I painted my whole piece of paper and let it dry.  I put my stencil on top and used the baby wipes to wipe off the paint that was inside the stencil.

How cool is that???  I can't believe I didn't try it sooner!  The flourishes look like flowers, I think.  

I stamped the Merry Christmas directly on the reverse stenciled, dry, paper.  I love how crisp these stamps are!!

I also stamped the postal stamp on some patterned paper to add to the top right corner.
I matted the reverse stenciled and stamped paper and added a bow with a button.

I hope you try this technique.  If you do be sure to let Terri know, I'm sure she'd love to see!!  Check out her Art journal group, All Things Terri Sproul!

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Thank you to everyone who commented during The Robin's Nest blog hop last Sunday!  The winner of these AWESOME Christmas Dew Drops is.........
Christmas Dew Drops
LESLIE from L Rose Creations!  Congratulations Leslie!! 

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hello and welcome to the Moxxie Holiday Challenge and Hop!
Today our Muses have many eye-popping designs to inspire you. We also have a fun challenge and a Prize! 

I made some treat holders using the Happy Pawlidays line.

Aren't they fun???

Our theme this month is Holiday/Winter/Christmas
and the prize, you say? 
Oh just one of these amazing lines!

 For all your furry friend's fun, holiday antics!
This line is perfect for documenting all of that holiday fun, but it's not just for your pets. Check out the awesome projects our designers created with this line, pets or no this is perfect for the holidays!

But if you're not in the market for this fun holiday line you can opt for the gorgeous Winterland!

Details on how to win are below and here is our fantastic line-up of inspiration:

 To be eligible to WIN all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog.
(US addresses only please) 

Extra chances to win include:
  Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs
  Facebook- share the blog hop post (let us know by leaving a link on the Moxxie blog)
  Pinterest- pin any (or all) of these wonderful projects (leave a link for each pin on the Moxxie blog)
  Challenge- Enter your holiday project in our challenge! 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post. (link up using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of this page)
Commenting and Challenge end Dec 31st. 
Winner announced Fri. Jan 2nd.

Thanks for visiting and good luck!!