Monday, December 26, 2011

And In the End....

...the Love you take is equal to the Love you make.
Lennon and McCartney
This weeks Created Byhand Challenge theme is "Out With the Old"/Flower dies.
I am tearing apart the studio and getting rid of everything that I can't remember when or why I got it.
The background is  tissue box card.
The die is Spellbinders Dahlia. ( check out Yogi's card on the challenge post- she used the same die)
the Quote words to live by,and flourished heart 
(use this one A LOT) thermal embossed.
Overstamped with ,Love is Patient Love is Kind ,background stamp that gets a lot of use.
Paprika Stickles around the edge- first time for that color I think-now i get to keep it.
What do you need to get rid of?
Leave a comment.

To read what is on my heart please visit Still Waters Refuge.

Thanks for reading, comments and posting your own entries.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

12 Days of Christmas 2011-Day 12

Jane-the tag and wrapping were enough...and still to come was....

This lovely festive
Thanks Jane.
A wonder filled 12 days by all! Bless us every one!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cyberscribes Holiday Exchange 2011

Fun to be a part of this years exchange


 and enclosures

all are in the mail and I await my returns! Stay tuned!
Rubber Calligraphy by Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design.

12 Days of Christmas 2011-Day 11

Linda cleverly wrapped this giftie to reveal...

This edgey ornament. I love the  wax collage .
Thanks Linda!

Friday, December 23, 2011

12 Days of Christmas 2011-Day 10

Hey that's me!
I enjoyed making these charms.At first I thought they would be ornaments, then I found some pin backs with bails and realized they could be worn as pins , necklaces and hung as ornaments.
I covered some heavy chip board in foil, layered some embossed foil cut with Spellbinders  Lacey Square.
The center is Spellbinders Postage Die stamped and embossed with Quietfire flourished star and added some vintage lace. I coated it with Diamond glaze for dimension a reaise look.
The gems are little Stickles dots.
I'm enjoying this exchange this year more than ever.
I don't want it to end!

To read what is on my heart about gifts please visit Still Waters Refuge
Thanks to all Byhand Artists, Suzanne group Mom and God(ess) Bless us every one!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12 Days of Christmas 2011-Day 8

Sue beautifully wrapped her gift in handmade paper, glitter yarn and a hand lettered tag.

Inside this beautiful and useful BIA book

Thanks Sue!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12 Days of Christmas 2011-Day 7

This beautiful bag from Beth mysteriously contained....

This fab fiber gift...

Thank you Beth!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Dona Nobis Pacem

This scan shows all the goofs and none of the glitz.
Embrace imperfection!
The theme at Created Byhand is Christmas/Red and Green.
I love poinsettia and holly.

Dona Nobis Pacem thank you Suzanne for this elegant lettering. Maybe stamping it often will help bring it.

The embossing, cutting and stenciling is all Spellbinders Poinsettia Frameability .

Leave me a comment if you want more details and please pray for Peace.
Thanks for looking , comments and posting your own entry in the Challenge

12 Days of Christmas 2011-Day 6

Jean send this deceptively simple package

that opened to a Jacob's Ladder ....

Fun! Thanks Jean!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

12 Days of Christmas 2011-Day 5

Ruth coordinated her tag and wrapping

beautifully hiding.....
this lovely canvas collage.
Thanks Ruth!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

12 Days of Christmas 2011-Day 4

Irene's wrapping metamorphs into


Thanks Irene!

Friday, December 16, 2011

12 Days of Christmas 2011-Day 3

Day  3 giftie beautifully wrapped by Judy

Opened to Reveal......

Thanks Judy for the fun felted necklace!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

12 days of Christmas 2011-Day 2

Day 2 from Carmen arrived in this. Note the Quietfire 12 Days rubber

Opened reveled this lovely accordion book

with tags
Thanks Carmen!
Check back tomorrow for Day 3!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Byhand Artists 12 Days of Christmas Gift Exchange

This gift exchange is a yearly tradition at the Byhand Artists Yahoo group sponsored by Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design.
A hostess and 12 participants each make 12 gifts that will fit into an envelope(keeping postage down), each participant picking one day. You mail your gifts off to each person, the hostess gift is opened on your day, so for twelve days you enjoy opening a beautiful creative handmade gift.

Here are mine wrapped and ready to be mailed.
Here is my basket filled with gifts! Ah the joy of Advent-  Expectant waiting!

Day one from Marg....

Opened to reveal

and this...

Thanks Marg!
Be sure to stop by each day as I get to open and enjoy sharing my gifts with y'all!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Following a Star

I think up these themes. Most of the time I am trying to find themes that will highlight the newest Quietfire rubber and get everyone's creativity flowing.
This weeks theme is Light/Star Die Cuts. I finished the card and t here was not a star in sight, or much light.
So I added the stars.
The background is a party napkin I adhered to the cardstock by ironing a piece of plastic wrap between them. Best way I know to glue tissue.

This first photo I like the shadow effect and you can't see the glitter.

Second photo, more glitter, less shadow.

The rubber quote and the holly on the stars is thermal embossed and inked over with the winter seasonal distress.
For dimension I cut out pieces of thin foam and use them as dimensional   adhesive (with the glue of choice) . I mostly use white glue. I"m going to get a bumper sticker that says, "honk if you like wet glue" or maybe "Stick together if you like wet glue".
Lots of stardust pens and the flower centers are Liquid Pearls buttercup.

Some times you follow a star and
sometimes you follow the rules.
Thanks for comments and posting your own entries.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Miracle- T!ms 12 Tags Day 2!

This is the first time I felt good about using my stains.
I don't even like to say the word s**w and I couldn't resist how well if fits on this spellbinders ribbon tag.
rubber here
anything else you want to know leave me a comment!

Monday, December 5, 2011

It's Begining to Look a Lot Like.....

This weeks Created Byhand Challenge is Dear Santa/ Ornament Die cuts.
I LOVE the New Rubber and who can't use a little humor this time of year?
Short and Sweet-if you need more details, leave me a comment.
I'm a very busy elf this week!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

T!m's 12 Tags of Christmas

Finally got day 1 done on Dec 4. Do the math. See me in Feb for all 12 days!
I used what I had and this is my take on T!m's techniques. Fun.
Rubber by Quietfire.
Leave me a comment if you need more details.