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December 22, 2013






Wishing You & Yours A Blessed Christmas Season
And A Very Happy New Year !!







December 2, 2013

Sketch N' Scrap Guest Designer Post


I am so excited today to share with you that I am Guest Designer over at Sketch N' Scrap. This is a site that provides amazing scrapbooking sketches to get your layouts completed. Today I am sharing this Sketch # 46 by Lisa Hidy which I totally loved!!!


Here is my take on this sketch.

Rub-On Sentiment Says: School Days, School Days, 
Good Old Golden Rule Days


Page Layout Supplies
Cardstock: Bazzill
Adhesives: Ez Runner/3L 
Mediums: Ranger Distress Inks
Paper: Scenic Route & October Afternoon
Stickers: Echo Park, Creative Memories,
Rub-ons: Fancy Pants/All Fall, Creative Imaginations
Punches: Stars/Lrg. & Sm Stampin Up Star Punches
Tools: Cuttle Bug & Embossing Folder-Unsure of Name


Close-Up of use of Rub-Ons and Textured Tag

Make sure to check out the challenge blog and play along with this sketch challenge. There are always amazing prizes up for grabs and be sure to leave some love for the design team because everyone loves to be encouraged in all that they do!! 
Big Hugs

December 1, 2013

Doodle Pantry December Release



Oh my goodness! You should see the release this month. The sets are totally amazing!! Just look at some of these demos for example and you will know what I am talking about. Lol. So make sure to see the rest of the stamps at Doodle Pantry Blog

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And this one! Sew great for all those crafty sewing pals. 

And this one, is the one that I used for my tags. Isn't it adorable.


I made these tags for my friend's two little kids for their Christmas gifts.
 I think that they will like them. I hope so anyway.


My tags were cut using my Cricuit machine and than embossed with my friend's
Cuttle Bug embossing machine. I used a snowflake embossing folder by Darice. This was my first attempt to ever use pre-colored digital stamp images. Gasp!! Lol. Yes, I know!! I always colour my own but this time around I used the pre-coloured ones. I printed them out twice and the first images were cut out and glued to the tag. The second set was fussy cut and popped up with pop dots on the first set. This gives great dimension and looks great. The tags were distressed with Ranger Distress Inks
and embellishments were added for a final touch.


These tags are being submitted to the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - W  Christmas
Die Cut Divas: Let's Celebrate Challenge
Card Crafter's Circle - W, 3E, C10 – No. 103 - Gift Tags
Sweet Pea Stampers - 2W, SIO, E3 - (W2 of 2) - Lots of Texture
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge W, 3E – No. 152 - Non Traditional Christmas
QKR Stampede – W, 4E, SIO  No. 66 - It's Starting to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.103 - (W1 of 2) - Merry Christmas
Charisma Cardz - W, 3E, C10 - #46 Christmas....will run for two weeks. (W2 of 2)

I hope that you like these tags and that you were inspired to make 
your own this year. Until tomorrow when I will be sharing a page layout for a 
Guest Designer Spot with Sketch N' Scrap........
Take Care & God Bless

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All the contents of this blog including but not limited to designs, concepts, and photographs are COPYRIGHT 2009-2014 Dana Colbourne. I have put a lot of work in these creations and would appreciate that you use them for inspiration and enjoyment. They are for personal use only and they are not to be copied or used for publications or contest. Thanks for stopping by and supporting me on this fun journey!