Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MIC Altered Cigar Box

There's only 13 days til Christmas!
The MiC gang and our Special Guests thought it would be fun to have a 'grown up' advent calendar as we count down the days til Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds!
Each day a sneak peek will be revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow "to open the door".

All you have to do is stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!

PLUS Zoe has Christmas Candy full of lots of crafty goodies that you don't want to miss out on!


But what's even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win the Make it Crafty goodies that I have played with today!!

By leaving a comment on this post you could win

Three Packages of Chippies from Make It Crafty!

The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days - giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!

This is what I have created with my MiC goodies!

Don't forget to leave a comment below before December 31st and stop by the Make it Crafty Store blog to 'open the door' to 24 other inspirational projects!
Thank you so much for joining us and we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful loving Christmas.

My project features Oriental Bird Chippies from Make it Crafty. I added gold and pearl white paint to my chippies, and then embellished them with alcohol ink and glitter.







Thank you so much for joining our Make It Crafty 24 Days of Inspiration. Have a Safe and Very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Tag - Tim Holtz Style

Happy Wednesday!

Are you in the holiday spirit yet? Well, today at 7 Kids College Fund, we are sharing our holiday inspiration with you.

I moved way out of my box for this tag. I love the look of Tim Holtz style, but am very intimidated when it comes to executing it myself. So, I challenged myself with some of the great Distress Stains, Distress Inks, and Seasons Silhouettes stamps, now available at 7 Kids College Fund.

I added snow to my Festive Greenery. Brrrr, can you feel the cold? 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you will share your holiday inspirations with us at 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Trimming the Tree

Happy Holidays!

Have you seen the great Saturated Canary Stamps available at 7 Kids College Fund

For this Christmas card, I used Trimming the Tree by Saturated Canary.

I decided to use Prismacolor Pencils to color. To give you an idea of how I think, let me explain why. I planned to use Distress Inks to watercolor, but used Staz-On on X-Press It paper. Unfortunately, X-Press It paper is not good for watercoloring, and Staz-On is not good for Copics. Rather than change over to Memento ink and waste paper, I thought "what can I use?" Ah Ha...Pencils. I blended the pencils out with mineral spirits. It was a nice change of pace. I need to remember those pencils.

The large rose was created using Tim Holtz Tattered Pine Cone die.


The paper I used has a lot of glitter, so I opted to add glitter to my image to keep the theme. I used Stickles for her top and bow. 

I hope your holiday season is fabulous!