12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 11 Pink Deer

December 15th, 2014 klwade Posted in Tag Challenge No Comments »


Ok, here is tag 11….. getting there…..

Here is Sharon Harnist tag from day 11



Her technique was to do copic bleeding with refills.   I decided to do distress inks watered down with perfect pearl mist.  You probably cannot see it very well, but the tag has a lot of shimmer.

Instead of a deer head, I decided to add two wonderful deer in all their glory.  I decided to play around with my distress stain sprays using tarnished brass and picket fence (white) sprays to create shades of brass and white on the ribbon.   Because this is a paint, the ribbon dried in a stiff crinkle look that was nice.


























Thanks for looking


White and shades of green cardstock scraps
Gold Foil paper by DCWV
Gold Glitter paper by DCWV
Distress Ink Picked Raspberry. Festive Berries, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Impression Obsession Deeer Trio Die
Tim Holtz Holiday Green Dies
Winnie and Walter The Big The Bold the Merry die set
Seam Tape
Picket Fence and Tarnished Brass Distress Spray
Webster Pages Summer Picnic Trim
Perfect Pearls Spray



12 Tags of Christmas 2014 – Tag 10 Snow Bear

December 15th, 2014 klwade Posted in Tag Challenge No Comments »


Well you might have noticed that I skipped over tag 9.  I liked the tag but I have run out of time.   And I really liked tag 10.  I ended up just making a shaker card as the inspiration, not so much her wonderful design.  However I do want that stamp set.  LOL

Heather Campbell for Ellen Hutson

Heather did an awesome job.  But I took a different spin.


I distress inked the background and then colored the bear and ice berg.  Yes he is on an iceberg.  I added too many sequins (LOL Who else is guilty of that!!!)   And I was so into the Copic coloring, I COMPLETELY forgot he was a polar bear.


But based on the look on his face, and that he is drinking his morning cocoa, my story (and I am sticking too it) is that the bear woke up from his long sleep to find out he was stuck on a iceberg.     Yep sticking to that story.


Note:  I have been using my ipad to take photos instead of my camera.  I swear everything is slightly blurry.  But I think you get the point.



























Thanks for looking!!!




White cardstock
Cool Day stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
Clear Cardstock
Rectangle Frames dies from My Favorite Things
Deck the Halls Stamps
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Lawn Fawn Green Sparkle Hemp Cord
Black Memento Ink Pad
Copics  R11, R14, R17, BG0000, BG01 YG07, YG09, YG17, E33, E37
Sequins from Recollections (snowflakes silver and white)  and other misc sequins
Distress Ink Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Salted Ocean

12 Tags of Christmas – Tag 8 Sparkle Tag

December 15th, 2014 klwade Posted in Tag Challenge No Comments »


I really liked this tag by Jill Foster.  I am so about gold and glittery shiny things.


Dawn Final 1


I decided that I wanted some pink instead of doing black just so it looked more feminine.   However it did not give enough pop to really set apart the white.  But one learned.   LOL


I do apologize to Ellen Hutson for using supplies they do not sell.  I am amazed when I get an idea and pull my stuff out to create that I end up pulling out stuff from Papertrey.  If it is any comfort, when I make things for Papertrey Ink, I end up using other products.   LOL






























Hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for looking!!!





White cardstock
Pink shimmer paper from Anna Griffin
Gold foil paper from DCWV
Ombre Builders by Papertrey Ink Stamps
Sparkle and Shine Die  by Papertrey Ink
Fancy Flakes Dies by Papertrey Ink
Blueprints 14 by My Favorite Things
Gold Spray by Heidi Swapp
Ribbon from Michaels

12 Days of Christmas 2014 – Tag 7 Christmas Cookies

December 12th, 2014 klwade Posted in Tag Challenge No Comments »


It is Day 7 and this tag is sooooo cute!!!  I just love all the watercolor details.

Jill 2


I Love all the details and the colors.   So cute, cute, cute!!!!


Now most women probably look like the woman above….but me….. I am more like the woman below!!!!  LOL.   Bring on the Christmas Cookies!!!  I love these stamp sets that I got from Joanns Fabrics online.  Never seen them before, but I swear they were made just for me, especially the one of holding herself because she has to pee.   So me!!!!  Hee Hee…. Don’t Tell Anyone!!!!!






























Thanks for looking!!!!



Workout Cookies Stamp Set by Creative Vision
Inktense Pencils
Archival Black Ink Pad
Heidi Swapp Gold Spray
Red and Green Silk Ribbon from Flourishes
Tim Holtz Mini Stamped Holidays Stamp Set



12 Days of Christmas 2014 – Tag 6 Sequin Tree and Birds

December 12th, 2014 klwade Posted in Tag Challenge 1 Comment »



Ok Ended up doing two tags tonight….Did not really care for them but what the heck  I think because I feel rushed.  I usually like to think about a card or tag for a day or two, think of my endless supplies and then think of colors and ideas.  Since I am running out of time I am just rushing thru the project.   If you like the tag, leave me some love.  I think I need it!!!


Jean Manis created this cute storybook tree in the snow.   I did not have any present dies…so I just added some birds.



































Scrap white, blue and green cardstock
Critters in the Forest Die from Lawn Fawn
Stitched Slopes dies from Simon Says Stamps
Tim Holtz Mini Stamped Holidays Stamp Set
Making Frosty Friends Stamp Set Lawn Fawn
Sequins from Ruby and Hazel
Inktense Pencils
Black Archival Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Ribbon from Michaels



12 Tags of Christmas 2014 – Tag #5 Greetings Sleigh

December 10th, 2014 klwade Posted in Tag Challenge 1 Comment »


Well I am officially sooooooo far behind.  I did the annual Christmas Cookie Baking Weekend here and between baking, and packaging the cookies, I lost several days…. Several valuable days.   So then then I need to get in gear, but I am making my own cards this years….yikes, sooooo far far far behind.

Julia Stainton did this adorable tag!!!   I wanted to make that exact tag, but I always try to get use the inspiration!  But her sleigh tag is so CUTE!!!!




So I pulled out my stamps, dies, glue and glittery stuff.  I hope you like it!!!  Note to self, I love the extra look of the background and glass in Julia’s photo, must get more creative in my picture taking.   LOL  But it is so late, I am tired, and getting any more creative tonight is NOT going to happen.





























Papertrey Ink Two Feet Deep Stamp and Die Set
Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Thinlets by Sizzix
Tim Holtz Holiday Word Script Thinlets by Sizzix
BluePrints 18 by My Favorite Things (for the star)
Woodgrain Paper by Ellen Hutson
Scrap redm green and kraft paper
Gold Foil Paper by DCWV
Copic R29
Clear Rhinestones
Simon Says Black Ink
Simon Says Chocolate Brown Ink
Glossy Accents
Distress Embossing Ink by Tim Holtz
Ranger Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder
IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher Wedding White
Rustic Twine and Brown and White Bakers Twine

12 Tags of Christmas 2014 – Tag #4 Merry and Bright

December 5th, 2014 klwade Posted in Tag Challenge No Comments »

So glad that Kelly from Lawn Fawn did a tag.  I just bought a ton of her stamps at the Ontario show and I needed to put ink to stamp!!!


Here is the wonderful tag Kelly made:



I really liked the idea of the scalloped edging on the tag and fortunately for me I got the 3 scalloped edges from my recent My Favorite Things order.  Yooo Hoooo

And not to mention, I also just got the new Pico paint….  Lordy, I must of known she was going to use this fun stuff!!!






























I did not vary much from Kelly’s tag….but when something is so stinkin cute!!!  Why bother!!!


I hope you enjoyed looking at the tag….see you tomorrow.   Note to readers, it is almost impossible to type when holding a small terrier dog!!!



Cotton Candy Cardstock by My Favorite Things
Marshmallow Cardstock from Bazzill
Aqua Mist Cardstock from Papertrey Ink
Snow Day Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn
Be Jolly Stamp Set and die by Avery Elle (opps I thought it was from Lawn Fawn)
Stitched Scalloped Edges by My Favorite Things
Copics:  RV04, RV02, YR04, C1, C3, B0000, E23
Wink of Stella Clear
Perfect Pearls Spray
Distress Inks – Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Wedding Dress
Pink Grosgrain  Ribbon


12 Tags of Christmas 2014 (Tag 3) I See a Tree!

December 4th, 2014 klwade Posted in Tag Challenge No Comments »

Here is my interpretation of tag 3!


This tag is made by Kittie Caracciola and is just so stinkin cute!!!!




I had these cute window dies from Taylor Expressions and I have been itching to make something with them.  Thanks Kittie for giving me a chance to use them!!!

I started out making a window that was open like she did, but since I had the matching stamps that would allow me to add a scene I simply had to add it.

I wish I had enough time to really do some nice coloring, add some glitter, and I even thought about making it a shaker tag.  But since it is almost 1 in the morning and I am simply running out of time, I have to just leave it as it.   But I do like it.  Feels very Christmas to me!!!





























Thanks so much for looking!   I LOVE comments so please leave some love!!!



Marshmallow Cardstock by Bazzill
Pattern Paper – Sweet Girl by Lori Whitlock Echo Park
Small Blooming Poinsettia Die by Poppystamps
Display Window by Taylored Expressions
Martha Stewart Score Board
Scrap red, green and gold paper
Black Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copics:  Y28, B21, B05, B26, R29, G07, G17
Ribbon from Flourishes LLC


12 Tags of Christmas 2014 (tag 2)

December 3rd, 2014 klwade Posted in Tag Challenge 1 Comment »

So it is time for Tag #2!!!


One of my favorite designers, the wonderful Jennifer McGuire tackled the tag #2.



She did this cute reindeer with all the ornaments and “bubbles” in the background!   She made the tag into a card.   OK, so mine is more of a card than a tag, but I have been itching to use this Papertrey Ink Christmas Tree die and it was way too wide to be a tag.  But you can say it is a tag on top of a card….yeah, that is it….a tag on a card.   That is my story and I am sticking with it!!!

So after I did the mask of the tree and used distress ink, it looked wayyyyyy too masculine.   So just like Jennifer, I added a pink rhinestones to girly this tree up, and then added pink snowflakes.   And not to mention the pink cardstock.   OK, NOW it looks feminine!!!  I also added some light blue copics around the tree to make it look….glowy….icy…..kinda stupid.  Oh well!

Tag 2 Pink Tree Card

























Definitely not my favorite card….but heck, we cant fall in love with everything we make!!!!   LOL


Thanks for viewing, See you tomorrow for Tag#3


Marshmallow Cardstock by Bazzill
Cotton Candy Cardstock by My Favorite Things
Hot Fudge Cardstock by My Favorite Things
Merry Everything Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp
Papertrey Ink Christmas Tree Die
Lawn Fawn Deck the Halls Stamp Set
Studio Calico Chevron Stripe Stencil
Copics, R29, B0000
Zva Crystal Stones
Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
Recollection Snow Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink Pad




12 Tags of Christmas 2014 (Tag 1)

December 2nd, 2014 klwade Posted in Tag Challenge 2 Comments »

It is that time of year again!!!   The Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2104.



I really enjoyed playing along last year but did not quite finish!   LOL… I always poop out around day 8.   Lets see where I end this time!


Day 1 tag

Here is Julie Ebersole’s tag.   I took the inspiration of the wreath, the colors and the touch of gold…..well…. a lot of touch of gold


After I painted the tag, I felt the while wreath was just a little too white against the background.   Looking back at Julies, she make the colors all the way to the top (ish).    So I decided to add gold circles, simply because gold circles are just awesome.  Everyone agree now by nodding your head.

But still the wreath looked too white.  So I decided to dip the bottom half into the gold.  The decided to keep the pink colors going in the opposite direction.   Darker pink nearer the gold, lightest color on the top.   For the ribbon I decided to color my own seam binding to match the colors and then added some funky gold ribbon I found at Michaels.   I am not a huge fan of lots of ribbon but since this challenge was WITH A FEMININE TWIST, I thought, go ahead, pink it out with pink and gold ribbon.    You could make the ribbon longer and tie it around a bottle of wine.   Make it a nice hostess gift for the holidays!!!

Sort of Elle Woods from Legally Blonde!!!!  All that Pink and Gold!!!!

 I hope you enjoyed my tag….see you tomorrow!!!!!


Papertrey Ink White Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Rustic Wreath Stamp Set and Die
Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics III Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banner Die Set
Versamark Ink
Distress Ink Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
Recollection Fine Gold Detail Embossing Powder
Seam Binding “Hug Snug”
Gold Ribbon from Celebrate It by Michaels, sorry no name on it.