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Throwback Holiday Ideas!

I thought it might be fun to re-share. Here are photos and links to those items you must have this season!
SISAL TREES, Glue, Lace Packs
Create in any color! Flowers, Wood Hangers
We love Board Books for memory making! Sturdy, and lasting to add photos, written notes and all the good stuff of the Holidays.  Kai Scissors, Paper pads, Holiday Design Book.

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Santa domino book

Hello, I hope you are enjoying the season! Today I have a fun project for you. A Santa theme domino book.

Supplies you will need:
Dominos - you can use any size, wood, plastic, ivory, whatever.
Collage images3002 Santa Place cards - scaled them down to fit my domino.
German Scrap - Dresden
Acrylic paint
Scrapbook paper
Alcohol ink and rubbing alcohol

Here are my papers, lace, dominos and scaled down collage images.
 Drop on the alcohol inks in a random pattern. You can use acrylic paint for this as well. I dried the ink and then, using a dab of rubbing alcohol on a tissue, I blotted the pattern down a bit to give it a more marbled look and lighten up the colors.
Using watered down black and white gloss acrylic, I use a splatter technique to add some interest to my ink pattern.  Once dry, I spray with acrylic sealer.
I mark the length of the domino on to my paper, then I cut a strip that width.
Just showing you what the opposite side of the paper and…

Angels Abound at Christmas time

Hi there, it's Jean to share my Angel with you.   My Christmas tree and decorations are bright colors but I always have a soft spot for a sweet angel. 
This sweet girl (not sure why but I think of angels as girls, maybe because they are often adorned in pastel colors) glistens and softly shines.    

I added glitter to the chalk paint and coated the angel.
The Collage angel I chose was fancy cut and applied with watery Aleenes glue.
Next was the wings of lace and the flowers, I did this before anything because I wanted to coat it all with glitters.  I used four glitter styles. Fine iridescent white and pale pink and chunky pink over top.  Layer upon layer of glitters, it is after all Angelic!!  The final glitter material was flakes added to the bottom edge in a greenish tone to pick up the green in the flowers. 
I hope you can see all the sparkle!
Wood Angel
Chalk Paint
Sanding tool
Collage #1271 Beautiful Angels
Renae Blush florals
Aleenes Tacky Glue
Kai Scissors


Another GIft Tag for Gift Wrapping!

Another large tag from HELLO DECEMBER die cuts for Lyneen's gift bags!

Large Tag
Hello December Die Cuts
Lace trim
Tacky Glue
Merry Christmas Stamp
ColorBox Ink Chianti
Red Tulle
MistLarge Tag with red and green! Layout images from Hello December Die Cuts. Burlap Flowers will work wonderfully on this tag.
With ColorBox Ink Chianti and Merry Christmas Stamp, stamp sentiment on the tag. Adhere die cuts to the tag with Tacky Glue Attach burlap flowers with Tacky Glue. Add Tulle to the tag if you like. Daisy lace will look like snowflakes on the tag.

Ready to ring in the New Year

Today I have a tag that would be a lovely addition to that hostess gift you're taking with you on New Year's Eve.  Perfect for a package or hanging on a bottle of wine, this tag will let you ring in the New Year on a festive note.
My inspiration for this tag was the lovely lady in black and white.  I saw her on the Life in the 20s collage sheet and had to use the image.  Don't you just love flappers with all the fringe? 
I made an urban background with a brick stencil and two colors of ink.  I chose one of the clocks on the Time Travel stencil that is about to hit 12:00 midnight.  The bricks and clock are available at Altered Pages and they are two of my favorite stencils.  I added a cityscape with silver ink windows and then layered on some fancy lace and holiday collage images.  
Now...where's the party?

Supplies used:
Bricks stencil
Time Travel stencil
Lace & fibers
Tacky Glue (to hold down the lace)
Double-sided adhesive
Black rhinestone (for the clock center)


altered canning jar band ornaments

 If you can or make jelly/jams, chances are you have a stash of canning jar bands lying about.  That's how I first came to make this type of ornament, years ago--a pile of slightly corroded canning jar bands with a really fun altered looking patina needed a new job!  So simple--just trace the circle and cut an Altered Pages collage image to fit inside.  If you print on heavy cardstock, you can add the image as-is, but if you print on a lighter weight paper, or fussy cut an image, you may need to add a piece of cardstock behind.
 Add a little lace around the edges, and a loop at the top for hanging, and you're finished!   Hang on the tree, decorate packages, or even use as tags.

You can get rings and lids by clicking here.

I used Perfectly Pink Christmas and Christmas Cherubs for these.  My daughter's favorite page this year is Christmas Kitty Cats, she made ornaments like these with those images and jute.
Another great p…