Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ANYONE WANT TO DO A SUPER EASY SWAP??? ~ STAMPED IMAGE TAG SWAP

SIGN-UPS FOR THIS SWAP WILL CLOSE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4th at MIDNIGHT!!!


These are a few examples of my Stamped Image Tags. I used one stamp for the two on the far right with watches on them. The other four have two stamps used on them.

This is an example of what you could do with the tags. I stamped the three images and then antiqued it with Acrylic paints. You can read more about it in the following post.
This is an example of a tag purchased from an office supply store. They are really inexpensive.


TO SIGN UP FOR THIS SWAP:
1. Leave a comment on this post saying you want to join the swap.
2. Send me an e-mail debra_pate@yahoo.com with your real name, user name, and mailing address that your images will be mailed back to you.
3. Read ALL of the rules!


RULES:
Sign up as directed above.

Tags MUST BE at least 2 1/2" x 4 3/4" ( two and one half inches by four and three fourths inches. You can use larger tags than this, but NOT smaller. You can purchase packages of tags at your local office supply. If you make your own tags, they must have straight edges and be well cut with a paper trimmer, using white or off white color scrapbooking cardstock. NO hand cutting with scissors.

You will need to use StazOn Black ink. This is a permanent ink that will not run when adding mists, water, or coloring with markers on your tags. This will allow for any type of technique the recipient may want to use on the tag.

NO Scraps or Poorly Stamped Images! It would hurt my feelings to have to do this, but I will return poorly stamped images to the person that stamped them. If you need help on how to get clear stamped images, let me know and I will try to help you.


Stamp 10 images on 10 tags. You may use more than one image on a tag as I have done in some of the examples I have shown, but you want them to look good together.

You can use stamps from any company.

Please, write the name of the stamp and stamp company on a separate piece of paper, so that I can post it. Do not write on the back of the stamped image tags. This could bleed through when coloring, etc. and we don't want that.

Place all of your images in one ziplock bag together (to protect them from rain, etc.) and mail them to me along with a SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE with POSTAGE STAMPS to mail your swapped tags back to you.

If you would like to do more than 1 set of 10 tags....You may do 2 sets of 10 tags, but not more than that. You will need 20 tags and two different stamps....one stamp to use for each set of 10 tags.


Get your Stamped Image Tags to me NO LATER THAN Wed. November 10th. This gives you two weeks to stamp your images and get them to me. I will have them swapped and mailed out to you immediately!


I will send yo my mailing address and a copy of these swap rules when you sign up.


Easy Enough? Hurry and Sign up now and let the fun begin!!!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

AUTUMN Hive Creative Challenge


If you like this tag, you might want to join my Stamped Image Tag Swap. I will be posting it soon on my blog. Join as a follower to be sure not to miss the details when I post them.

I made this tag with the Autumn Season in mind as my inspiration. The three images were stamped using a retired Close To My Heart stamp set with VersaMark and then embossed with the CTMH Black Embossing Powder. I used Acrylic paints in colors that reminded me of the autumn season and to give my tag an antiqued look. I glued my tag to a printed piece of cardstock that I cut in the tag shape. Then, I attached an eyelet and added the ribbon. I added a Prima flower to the handle of the purse and glued a rhinestone in the center of the flower.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

GIFT CARD HOLDER






I made this for the Gift Card Holder Challenge. The Paper for this gift card holder is from a retired pack of Close To My Heart paper. The beautiful button brad embellishment is a Creative Charms Brad in White from Cindy's. I used Double-sided removable tape to attach the gift card so that once the gift card is removed the card holder can be used to add a couple of Christmas photos. I am thinking about moving the gift card to the inside bottom flap and adding a family photo or greeting where the gift card is currently placed.

SPARKLING CHALLENGE




The Magnolia Lovers challenge for this card was to add sparkle. It does not show very well in the photo, but this card is full of sparkle! The hair has sparkling highlights, the wings and dress are completely sparkling, and the shoes and cookie tray sparkle too! I used Close To My Heart Markers to color the image, then added the sparkle with atyouSpica markers and stickles.

Friday, October 15, 2010

CHIPBOARD MINI-ALBUM

I had so much fun making this mini-album. The following is a photo slideshow of the album.
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I have VIDEOS of the mini-album ON YOUTUBE which include more information. You can see the YouTube VIDEOS here: FabulouslyCreative's Channel

Please, be patient and nice, as I am new to all of this (videos and slideshows) and learning as I go.