Tuesday, February 26, 2013

12 tags of 2013 * february

hello all! so tim's tag for february was valentine themed -- since i did not create my tag until after valentine's day {but because i loved his use of the queen of hearts} i decided to go for an alice in wonderland-themed tag. and here it is...
for the background i painted a hot pink and fuschia swirl to represent the cheshire cat. i added an actual playing card because i do not have tim's fabulous blue print stamps :(  i added other little "alice" type things such as the mushrooms, a key and lock, and of course the white rabbits watch.

and i had to add an alice quote -- one of my favorites by the way! thanks for taking a look. i hope you all like! and if you want to check out tim's tag you can see it here.

playing {more} catch-up

so here i am again posting a tim holtz tag from LAST YEAR! i just cannot stand not having the full set :) so first i am making sure i am getting this years tags done, along with my design team projects, and then i am tackling all that leftover stuff that i just can't ignore.

this tag is from november and i wish i had all the distress stains i just ordered so i could have used them. i used ink instead which still worked great -- i just can't wait to get those stains!

thanks for looking and hope you like! and if you want to check it out you can see tim's tag here

Friday, February 15, 2013

happy valentine's day!

did everyone have a romantic valentine's day? we celebrated a day early because we had to work on the 14th....not romantic at all!!! :) but we had great fun on the 13th and now i would like to share with you the valentine's i made this year
 i did a few things....some just store bought goodie bags with candy while others were mini treat bags closed with a handmade valentine. i also gave some cute little heart shaped notepads i found at joann's. for my hunny tho i made something really special...
 i found this adorable project on pinterest last year around march. i immediately decided i wanted to make it for <3 day this year. i found some awesome playing cards with the eiffel tower on them and went to town thinking up things i love about my bf. now, let me tell you, i LOVE him! but 52 things can be a little difficult!!! some are serious, some are fun and silly, but all are true!!
 while i did not use the templates available please know that i got this idea from someone else. you can find the original project HERE. 

and finally i have to share with you one of my valentine gifts....
i hope you all had a wonderful day full of love!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

all you need is love!

hello there! i really really want to share the valentine's i made this year but i have to wait until they have been given!!! so instead i will post previous valentine's that i never shared with all of you!

the first is a homemade candy bouquet that i made for my bf
 i got a big glass vase and put a hunk of styraphome in the middle. then i filled in all around that FULL of kisses -- something like 4 bags. i taped long pieces of wire inside the flaps of all the candy bar wrappers and then inserted the wire into the foam. i tied with ribbon and added some tags! he loved it and it lasted forever!

 next i made goodies for my family! these are "oreo suckers".....chocolate covered oreos decorated with sprinkles {and did you know that oreos are a VEGAN food? awesome!}

i also did a bunch of valentine tags to send along with the goodies...
 finally, one more past valentine project i have to share is the scrapbook page of my first valentine's day with my boyfriend! <3
i hope that you enjoy and that all of this has offered some sort of inspiration to you!! and i will be posting this year's valentine creations sometime next week! share the love!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

playing catch-up

the last few months of 2012 were pretty hectic for me -- especially when we got a note on our door saying we had to be out in 30 days! it definitely turned out to be a blessing but in the midst of packing, moving, and unpacking i really wasn't able to do any crafting :/ booooo! so now that i am all settled i have been able to catch up on some of my missed projects for the 12 tags of 2012 AND made with love (and paper).
today i will be posting my october tag for 2012. while tim did a halloween themed tag i went a different route. i am really missing bright colors of spring and summer so that was my inspiration!
i received a new phone book the very day i made this so i took my old one and used some pages for the background of my tag. i kept adding layers of paper, ink, and water until i achieved the desired look.
the flowers were brown and tan so i painted them pink, teal, and yellow and then added some gold shimmer and glitter to the middles. this was a really fun tag to make and i hope everyone likes it!
and check out tim's october tag here