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Sunday, December 19, 2010

ccc#24 Rock Candy Distress Stickles

Good morning my time is flying by only another couple of days and I'll be traveling to be with my sons and grandsons for the holidays . It will be so exciting but busy I'm sure . I saw some canvases done by Sonia Thomason over at My Minds Eye blog I thought they were so beautiful and would make a nice surprise for to take with me .They are so easy to make. There's lots and lots of rock candy stickles all around the perimeter of the canvas so I think it'll be okay for the challenge over at StudioL3 this week which was taken from page 47 . I just love my stickles they sure add to any project.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Tag Tree

Just wanted to share with you my collection of tags that I've done over the past year following TH's 12 days of Christmas. Some I have done in a class with friends and which they so enjoyed . There are so many techniques to learn on each one. If you haven't tried making them you really should they are so beautiful when finished. I bought myself a little tree to showcase them .
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Thursday, December 9, 2010


Good morning had a great evening doing a card class with my friends last night . Here's a card I did this morning using some of the leftover pieces I had . I try to never throw away anything . The image is from HFC set cameo daisy flowers and the stem and leaves set . DP is from the from the BG Jovial collection . I added some velvet ribbon and an image from Graphic45 to complete my card . All of these products can be found over at Fargo Cat Shops

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Tim's 12 Days of ChristmasTags Days 1,2&3

My friend Sharon came for an overnight visit on Saturday so we did some stamping and stayed up way too late but it was fun having her. Thought I'd share the three tags we did from Tim's 12 days of Christmas. I love how they turned out .
Now to get started on the next three.
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Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas List Week 5

Well it's December and only another few weeks to get your wish list in to Deborah over at Fargo Cat Shops so she can make sure she can fill you requests. Today I thought I'd tell you all about another one of my favorite things --Tim Holtz's Fades . If you haven't tried them you really should . Fargo Cat Shops has a good selection of Tim's newest ones and if there's a different one that you would like just let Deborah know and she will order it for you .But make sure you do it soon so you'll have it for Christmas.

These fades distress to impress. They easily emboss so that select areas of the image appears perfectly faded and distressed. Approximate design size is 4 1/2 x5 1/2. they are compatible with most die cutting or embossing machines. If you check one of my posts Double Distress you'll see how I've used the snowflake embossing folder in the background.
They come in a package of 2 and sells for $10.00 over at Fargo Cat Shops
So hop on over and check them out . Also pop over to Yvonne's blog to see what she's up to this week

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

CCC #23 Double Distressed

Good morning I finally finished my tag for this week and was able to get a picture with my older camera --still waiting for my new one --maybe today it'll arrive. Linda as given us another great challenge this week can't give too many details but if you have Tim's Compendum Couriostities book you can follow along . Just turn to page 40 for Double Distress. I did my DD on the snowflake background. Love how this turned out . The reindeer is one of TH dies added some ribbon and a bell for embellishment.

Also entering this is a couple of other challenges this week

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CCC #23 Double Distressed