Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 (my version)

I've always wanted to follow along with Tim Holtz' 12 Tags blog and since the FB group The Craft Hole sent  a challenge to do it to the members, I finally have the incentive to complete it! If you're interested in what Tim Holtz' original design inspirations were, go to his web at

December 2014                                                                                
I am so excited! I actually finished a whole year of tags! and did them month by month.  Looking forward to next year's inspiration from Tim Holtz. On this December tag, I mixed the paper die cut greenery with some pieces of faux greenery cut from a Christmas pick to give it more 3D layering.

November 2014                                                                                 
Since I didn't have the Layered Leaf and I didn't even start the tag until after Thanksgiving, I decided to use the Layered Snowflake die and add a tag for the winter seasons.

October 2014                                                                                     

September 2014                                                                                 

August 2014                                                                       

July 2014                                                                            

                         June 2014

                         May 2014

                         April 2014

                      March 2014

February 2014

January 2014 Tag

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Ballroom Slipper Die by Brenda Walton, Using Anna Griffin Valentine Card Making Kit Paper

Just a quick pic ... had an extra hour and thought I'd try the Ballroom Slipper die that I just received in the mail.  Since it's close to Valentine's Day, what a better paper to use than the Anna Griffin's Valentine's Card Making Kit materials.
Using another resin Frozen Charlotte - the resin is clear and I just put a quick swipe from the Metallic Gold Kryon pen on the back to give it a metallic glazed look.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Upcyle Yogurt { Yoplait } Container to a Top Hat

Using the Brim from the template below ... glue on an empty (and washed) Yoplait Yogurt container and decorate.

Hand Drawn Template of Mini Slanted Top Hat

This is the template I made for the Day of the Dead and the Victorian Top Hats below.  It should fit on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper.  The tabs that are dotted in are just optional and make it easier to attach the hat to the brim and the top to the sides.  I find it easier to shape the brim before I decorate the hats.  Hopefully I'll get a video up soon... I know .. I know ... I keep promising and keep being a slacker ... :( but it will happen, I promise.  :)