Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bell Tree

PTI cardstock, stamps, & twine
Paper Studio card base
Hobby Lobby bells
Ribbon Boutique ribbon
Palette ink
Sizzix embossing folder

I promised I would make the card for my bell director's Christmas present, and I almost forgot (oops!) until now. We don't have a true bell tree at our church, so we have been making do with a laundry rack with a couple of bells hung on the opposite side for ballast. It takes a definite sense of humor to play a laundry tree!

This also works for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday- the pleated ribbon at the bottom made a nice base for the tree

Anyway, Connie's the best and she'll like the play on words here. I just hope that all of our signatures will fit on the inside right because the front is definitely bumpy.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Gearing up for Black Friday

This time next week, I will either be shopping or taking a turkey-induced nap. I can't wait!

PTI Cardstock and white ink
My Mind's Eye paper
Unity stamps
SU star punch
embroidery thread

In my in my email today, A Cherry on Top sent free gift wrapping ideas that were great. I don't usually like to give gift cards because I think they are kind of impersonal and I don't really like the recipient knowing what his/her gift cost, but a gift card was the only idea my mom gave me for my dad. I made this envelope thingie from two ideas ACOT sent. The first is the shape of the envelope, and the second is a garland made from punched shapes, in my project I used stars. It looks like I put a little more effort into it now!

Does anyone know if the snowflakes are {ippity}? I mixed up my stamps accidentally and I don't want to do the research to find out now :)

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, everyone!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Destruction, Mayhem, and Zippers

It's Tuesday Trigger time again at the Moxie Fab World!

As soon as I saw this, I thought of some paper I bought a long time ago and hadn't yet used. The trees were vertical, though, and the angles of the trees in the inspiration picture were what caught my eye. I thought about cutting the paper on an angle, but that mean the trees would have been leaning. While that is the norm here in Wyoming, it would have looked funny on a card.

I used my overabundance of buttons to get the angle, and then I couldn't make a good tree from my scraps, so I destroyed a zipper and stitched it into a circle to make  my tree. I think my favorite part about this card is the random heart and zipper pull.

Jillibean Soup Paper
Coredinations Cardstock
Basic Grey and Paper Studio buttons
Unity sentiment
Palette ink

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ho Big Red


The final project for the class I'm taking is due the Monday after Thanksgiving.


 I fully intend to spend the holiday eating and shopping, so I have to get my project done before we leave for the weekend. Grrrr. I used most of Thursday morning working on it and I needed something as a treat, so I made these Christmas tags...

My Mind's Eye paper
Paper Studio tag
Ribbon Boutique
{ippity} Stamps
Papertrey Ink scallop die
canvas from stash
Memento and Palette ink

I had to laugh when I noticed that the middle tag in the picture says "Ho Big Red". Either the project is getting to me or my sense of humor is getting more warped.

I'm going to use these for Unity's Friends with Flair and Ippity's Chick Challenges.

Oh, and thank you to whoever did the music on canvas thing a couple of weeks ago. I had to try it because it looked so cool.

Back to the project!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Make it Monday

This was an especially fun Make it Monday for me- not quite sure why!
I keep seeing friends on Facebook saying each day in November what they are grateful for, and today I am grateful for faux stitching. I think I would have gotten super frustrated with all the titchy little corners on this one.

Papertrey Ink cardstock, dp, dies, sentiment
Basic Grey dp
Paper Studio brads
Versamark ink, Zing embossing powder
Uniball pen