Friday, October 24, 2014

Snow Globe with In the Meadow

Hello! I was experimenting with different dies and stamps that will fit in the Papertrey Snow Globes from the Tinsels and Tags MIM kit. I was thinking the little boy on the sled from In the Meadow would fit inside the globe. I was right!

I cut the title "Oh what fun" out on my Silhouette. The letters are 1/2" tall with a thin rectangle welded to the bottom. I cut off some tinsel from some silver trees I have to lay on the bottom of the globe.
Then I thought I would try out the animals from In The Meadow. The deer leaning down, as well as the rabbit and squirrel worked perfectly. I added one of the bottle brush trees from the kit as well as another title cut with my Silhouette. I sprinkled some of the faux snow from the kit on the ground. This helps cover the glue used to mount the animals to the base.

Now I'm going to look through some of my other stamps and dies to see what else will work. If you type "Snow Globes" into Pinterest, you will see that these can be decorated for year round use. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Shakers, Sprinkles, Tinsels and Tags

Hello! I have been playing with my new make-it-Market Kits the past few days. The first kit I got was Shakers and Sprinkles, and I just received the Tinsel and Tags kit a few days ago. I have made  several of the shaker cards, and given most of them away. I have made two ornaments from the T&T kit so far.The first one I stamped the tree, house, deer and snowman with the coordinatings stamps in the kit.

 The second ornament I used black for the sky layer, and left everything else white for a nighttime scene.

Then I got to thinking that maybe some of the scenery dies in the T&T kit might work with the S&S frames for a shaker element. I used the oval frame from S&S, the house layer and small banner from T&T. I stamped the coordinating images from the set, added some fun snowflake tinsel from Michaels, and some of the faux snow from the T&T kit. With a little trimming, the rounded house scene worked perfectly!

Two things I would change next time - less of the snowflakes, and not make the snow layer popped up with foam tape - the filler gets caught behind the layer. I did use two layers of the foam tape to give the shaker more depth though - I think that helped. So many ideas floating around in my head. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Papertrey MIM #182 - Mason Jar Stamping

Hello! I finally had a chance to try out Melissa Phillip's technique of painting a mason jar and then stamping on it. You can read more about it here on Nicole's blog. It's been a busy week around here - we had a little grandson born on Sunday! So I thought I would make this jar for him. It is filled with little notes about the day he was born. Things like the date, time, his weight, who was there, who came to visit him, who his family is, how much we love him and other things. There are also a couple pictures in the jar of him in his first few hours and one of his big sisters coming to meet him. Hopefully one day when he is older, he can pull out these slips of paper and know more about what the day of his birth was like. Sometimes it's easy to forget the little things. :)

The front of the jar
 A close up of some of the embossed stars
 Henry's little boat
 The back of the jar

I painted the jar with a Martha Stewart pearl paint - I think I would have liked the chalk paint Melissa used better, but this was what I had on hand. I embossed stars from the Super Stars stamp set with gold embossing powder all around. I designed and a little sailboat in my Silhouette software and print and cut it out with my Cameo. Henry's room is decorated in a nautical theme. :) I printed two of the image - one reversed so I could sandwich them together with foam tape to make it sturdy. I added some trim I had in my stash around the band - some lace trim and some glittered star trim from Michael's, and then cut a bunch of fibers I had in my stash to tie a junk type bow around the rim. I also added some of the trim to the top lid to mimic waves.

What a fun technique! Thanks for showing us how to make these adorable jars Melissa!