Foil Tape and Shrink Plastic

OK, so I’m having sooo much fun with Ranger’s shrink plastic, I can’t stand it! I sound like a kid, I know. But back in the 70’s we had shrinky dinks, and I can remember how fun it was to watch them transform in the oven. Well, back then we didn’t have a heat tool either, and I just love holding that tool and watching these pieces of plastic shrivel up to tiny little charms! I punched holes in 2 of them to hang from something when I go to use them. So cute! And colored pencils and markers work great for coloring them in before shrinking. I think everyone will have one of these little charms on their gift tag this year! And I also have been playing with Ranger’s metal foil tape sheets. The snowflake ornament I cut the tape out with a Spellbinders die twice, then stuck the two together. I saw this done in Paper Creations magazine, and wanted to try it. I already had the bottle caps, so I decorated the inside and used glue dots to adhere it to the foil. The santa ornament is made with craft foil. It is a little heavier than the tape sheets. I cut it out with the tattered floral die, then embossed it. And put it together the same way. They make for a nice new ornament for the tree, but they are fragile, as the foil bends easy. Will have to put them away in a box. Thanks for stopping by today!


A Simple Christmas

I think sometimes people get all caught up in the materialistic side of Christmas. Decorating, buying too many gifts, must have this or that. My Christmas days are always simple. One tree, one or two table decorations, and a wreath on the door. This card symbolizes my simple Christmas. It is a time to remember what Christmas is really celebrated for, the birth of Christ. So, I will enjoy my simple Christmas’ every year, and maybe my words may have some affect on you, to take it easy, and not get too caught up in the bustle of the season. Share in the memory with your family and friends.
I am linking this card to Get Hippity with Ippity where we are to use embossing. I used a Sizzix EF on the front of the card, and I embossed the ippity bird from Sing a New Song set, with red and green powder. The inside sentiment is also from Unity, Snowflakes Fall From Heaven set. Thank you for looking in!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for my Family, my home, having food to eat, and all my blogging friends! Have a fabulous weekend, and safe shopping! Picture is courtesy of Tim Holtz……………………………………………………….Pam

Jumbo Madallions!

I’ve just started following Paper Crafts’ Moxie Fab World blog. Don’t know how I’ve missed this fab blog this long! Anyway, there are lots of challenges over there right now, and I am linking this gift bag to their Championing Award Medallions Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. You are to incorporate medallions in some form on your project. I decided to do this gift bag because I will be needing some for gifts very soon! I started with a 6″ medallion or rosette, I scored it every half inch. Then a 4 inch one scored every 1/4 inch. The smallest one I made with Tim Holtz’s rosette die. They all fit quite nicely together. I made a little charm out of fragments, and a swivel clasp (tim holtz) and attatched it to the largest medallion. The bag itself is stamped with 2 different tree stamps, and a small snowflake stamp. I had to stamp the back too! Some ribbon, and a tag, and done! Although it did take me about an an hour and a half to complete it!! But it looks great, and I am pleased! This is my first time entering over at the Moxie Fab World, so I must be off to see more medallions! Thanks for taking the time to stop in!
Materials List:
Stamps-Trees from Stampabilities and Inkadinkado, Snowflake from Unity
Papers-Red Music from Hot Off The Press, Green Print from Authentique, Happy Holidays Print from The Paper Studio
Inks-Seasonal Winter Distress Inks from Ranger
Tags-Sizzix die
Embellishments-Poinsettia Bauble from Making Memories, Fragments and Swivel Clasp from Ideaology, Ribbons from Stampin Up!
Tools-Martha Stewart Score Board, EK Success circle punch, Creative Memories circle punch, Helmar Glue, Glossy Accents, Rossette Sizzix die, Kraft gift bag


I found this stamp the other night at Hobby Lobby, and just had to have it! It is by Stampabilities, and it is also 40% off until Saturday! Anyway, I thought it was a pretty image, and couldn’t wait to make something with him. I stamped him onto a Top Note die cut, and colored a few places with markers. His skin tone is blush blossom from Stampin Up. I took a white pen and highlighted a few places on his beard and hat, but thought it needed something else, so I added some frosted lace Stickles as well. Can’t see it too well in the pic. The bg paper is again from the Authentique Wonder pad, and I embossed a piece of cardstock with the Tim Holtz postcard EF. Some matching ribbon looped up, a pearl and rhinestone to complete it. Wait! There is no sentiment!! I thought I had a ‘believe’ stamp, but I don’t, so I will have to make a computer generated one. And I also want to decorate the inside of the card. This is a 5×7 card. But, I must be off and do some shopping, so I will have to finish it later! Thank you for looking in!………………………………Pam

I Love Snowmen!

One thing about winter I love are the snowmen!! They are so cute! This image is from Tracey Malnofski, of The Stamping Boutique. I love her style of art, and am starting to get quite a collection of her digi stamps! This one is again colored with pencils. The bg paper is from the Lily Bee Designs Jingle paper pad, ribbon is Stampin Up, and I stamped the sentiment with black stazon. I also stitched around the edge with my sewing machine. I want to thank everyone who stops by my blog! Have a wonderful day!………………………………………Pam

Mr. Cool

This time around at the {ippity} challenge blog, we are to make a ‘cool’ project. I had to use this penguin again, and he fits in perfectly for this theme. I wanted his colors to be darker this time, so I colored him with my RoseArt markers. Cut him out and popped him up onto the top note die cut. The glitter paper I tore is from DCWV, as well as the inside of the card. The card base is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. If you’d like to see more ‘cool’ projects, click the link above! 🙂