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last of the Christmas gifts

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I finished the card set to go with the bag and memo book from yesterday. My inspiration for all of these came from pages I had torn out of various magazines.  As you will see, I don't usually do things too matchy-matchy.  All of the cards used some of the papers and/or embellishments from the Vintage vogue line shown yesterday.

this one is my favorite: Lots going on here: dies/stamps from PTI and MFT.
On this one I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then swiped ink over it.   The little dots are from the embellishment pack.

The inspiration card for this had ribbons along the right side.  I couldn't find enough ribbon scraps to match the papers so I just cut the papers in varying widths and used them in place of ribbon.  I love making projects like this they are so much fun.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks for visiting.
See you soon,
Ang

One last Christmas gift to finish

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We have friends that we celebrate Christmas with on New Years Eve.   So that always gives us a little extra time to shop.  This year we decided, with some of our friends, to scale back on the gift giving a little.  I have given homemade gifts to just about everyone this year and I really enjoy it.   So for my last homemade gift of the year I am making a little gift set.
Going thru my stash I found an old pack of 6X6 paper and chipboard sticker embellishments.
First I covered a little memo book with some of the papers and added a chipboard sticker from the line.  I love these gals.  I also used a little bit of one of my MFT dies.  I thought it had a little bit of a retro look.
 Then I made a little gift bag.   I love making these with my PTI front & center die. Another one of the lovely gals from the collection.  I added a flower also made from an MFT die.   I really love all of their dies but this flower is one of my favorites.

 I will be finishing up the gift with a set of cards…

Sneaking in at the last minute...

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...another entry to the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist challenge over at Ellen Hutson's classroom.   This time I was inspired by this beautiful tag by Kittie Caracciolo.  

This tag is actually a door knob/bottle hanger die from MFT.  My tag ended up being pretty simple.  I had bigger plans for it but once I added the SU Mica flakes, it didn't really need much else. These pictures really don't do it justice.  The mica flakes are very sparlky and colorful in real life.
I did add one more little touch.  Can you see the little bird?  He is kind of like a little clear sticker.  I think these used to be called page pebbles back in the old days of scrapbooking.

Thanks for visiting.
See you soon,
Ang

PEACE

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Hi,
Today I am participating in 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist challengeat Ellen Hutson's classroom.  I was inspired by this beautiful tag by Carolyn Peeler.  


I wanted a rustic look to go along with the folk angel from PTI.   I used Prima for the background paper. I used a little burlap as a layer for the wings.  I really like using my dies on burlap.  I cover one side of a piece of burlap in a light coat of mod podge and let it dry.  Once this is done it die cuts beautifully with no fraying. Part of a Spellbinder die cut from sticky back canvas and dyed with Distress Stain.  The crocheted flower was made for me by a friend.
This topper was made using PTI ribbon, SU scalloped tulle ribbon, and SU mini jingle bells.
I couldn't help thinking about the horrid events that took place in Connecticut yesterday while I was making this.  I wish love and peace to all of the families affected by this tragedy.   May an Angel always watch over them.


Thanks for visiting.
Ang

Love this Penny Black background.

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I created this card a couple of days ago.   It is one of those that came out better than I had visualized.   It may be on my short list of all time faves.  

The background stamp by Penny Black certainly is.   It is called Damask Pattern and the texture and detail are incredible.  I have always been drawn to Damask patterns.  Not sure why but I just love the richness of them.
The butterfly die is a new Cherry Lynn die I recently purchased at a local craft store. Again, the detail is just stunning.
The frame on the card is SU Elegant Eggplant.  As is the ink used on the background.  the picture makes the frame look much darker than it actuially is.
I love the way this card came out!
Thanks for visiting.
See you soon,
Ang

The Craft's Meow Sketch

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I saw this sketch over at The Craft's Meow Store Blog.
I liked how it had the tag on it.  So I stamped an image from a Craft's Meow set I have and it was way to big to fit on a tag and then on a card.  So I made the entire card the tag.  I wanted to use my Spellbinders Postage Stamps dies;  not sure where the idea of using the cork came from but I kind of like it. Here are some closeups. 








A little zigzag stitching, some PTI ribbon and a PTI button finished it off.
Thanks for visiting.
See you soon,
Ang

I made this for a girlfriend's birthday

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I think I saw it in a magazine.  I am terrible at giving credit where credit is due.  Sorry about that.














Anyway, I made this card for my girlfriend's birthday.  I didn't even try to get the card into an envelope.   So, I also made this little clothes pin to attach it to the gift bag.
 Lots of PTI and MFT dies on this one.
 Thanks for visiting.
See you soon,
Ang

But First...

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I have to thank ScrappyMo for nominating me for a Liebster award.  Thank you so much. I am thrilled and so touched.  Please go and visit her and see all of her wonderful creations.
Here are the details for the award.
The Liebster Award is given to inspirational blogs with less that 200 followers. Liebster is a German word meaning "dearest or favorite" and the tradition is that I should pass the award on to five other blogs that have encouraged, inspired and motivated me. To accept the award here's what you need to do: Thank the person who gave you the award on your blog Link back to that blogger on your blogPost the award to your blog         Pass on the award to 5 of your most valued blogs (less than 200 followers)     Leave a comment on those 5 blogs to let them know   I chose these 5 bloggers because they are fabulous crafters, fabulous people (I'm sure),  their work inspires me and their blogs are just lovely to visit. Jen Adcock  - Only Love is Real I just love h…

Blah, Blah, Blah...

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Yes, I am super busy.  Yes, I have neglected my blog.  I have been creating tons though.   It came down to spending time creating or updating my blog and creating won.   Kicked ass, actually, wasn't even a close fight.   This means, tho, that I have a lot to share, hopefully I can keep it up. Here is my latest creation:

This is for the MFT weekly Wednesday Stamp Club:

Here is a little detail:
I finally broke down and bought the MFT Fishtail Flag STAX dies.  Love them!  A little PTI on there too.
 I made this for a friend that recently had her second hip replaced.  She has been in so much pain for so long and she really is Fabulous.  I can't wait to see her up and running again soon!
Here's to you Linda!
Thanks for visiting.
See you soon (hopefully),
Ang

I'm in Love, I'm in Love...

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This week I rec'd my new PTI goodies which included the Simply Jane stamps, dies and papers.
OMG, it is all so scrumptious.    The paper is stunning and the quality is amazing, it is very heavy weight.   And it looks like a book.  Sheer perfection.
I am a fairly new fan of Jane Austen novels.  When the movie, Sense and Sensibilty, (the one written by Emma Thompson), came out I was entranced.  I decided to read the novel.  Over the next few years I have seen every movie version made of her novels and read all of them, except Northahnger Abbey.  I have read a couple of them multiple times.  Not sure what it is about Norhthanger Abbey, but something about the story creeps me out and I have avoided it.  I know I will have to read it eventually but I have been putting it off.  Anyway, I have become a huge Jane Austern fan and admirer.  
Everytime I read one of her novels I like them more and more.  I just want to soak them up, the writing is absolutely brilliant as far as I am concern…

Wednesday Stamp Club

Third week in a row here.  I am on a roll.
I did the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge again.   I am really loving these sketches.  The blog is here.