Friday, November 30, 2012

An Advent calendar that I made with my Silhouette Cameo.  I used the round box, print and cut tickets, holly leaves and the little bow shapes.  It is made from Joann's cardstock and SEI Christmas paper.  The glitter paper is made by Stampin Up and it cuts the best on the Cameo.  I have had some trouble cutting with the thicker versions from the big box craft stores.  We are going to put mini candy canes and candy kisses in the boxes for the kids at school in the library homeroom to have one day at a time.  The kids seemed to be excited with the countdown idea and many of them have enjoyed the entire bulletin board.  The wreath sets on one of the double doors with the slogan "Open the door to knowledge, Read"  Luckily there are 15 students in the homeroom and 15 days of school some things just work....Happy Holidays to all!

Monday, November 5, 2012

November Tim Holtz Tag

Since October kicked my butt, I didn't get a chance to do the October tag but made the time to do this month's tag.  I followed the technique but substituted a Gina K stamp as I didn't have the Tim stamp to do the wheat with."Thankful" was made with a stencil that I created with my Cameo a tool I can't live without anymore it is simply the best digital cutter out there.   I also used the colors of distress inks that I have on hand and also the distress stains that I currently have as I am trying to build my distress stain inventory and only have about 10 so far.  Hopefully that will change LOL!  I also used some CTMH burlap ribbon, as I love that stuff it is amazing and I love the stuff.  I substituted core paper for my leaves with glassine paper and used my maple leaf punch to make them.  I then crumpled them and used some distress ink and perfect pearls on them.  The acorn is one from Jolee's that I love, the set comes with glittered pine cones also one of my favs.  Hope you enjoy my tag this month as I had a blast creating!