Thursday, January 20, 2011

wedding card

A friend of mine, whom I admire so much, recently got married-and here's her card! It was inspired by her wedding colors-aren't those so fresh! Of course I LOVE the yellow, but it so popped with the grey. Yes, in the spirit of all things tissue tape-and Tim Holtz really, it's got some on there, along with distress ink (of course!!) I layered the inks on my stamp, and loved how it came out mottled and very old looking. But really, I can't get over the grey and yellow. I mean, I could decorate a whole room in my house in those colors!!

Happy wedding and lifetime together Becky and Josh!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Relax, Refresh, Rewind

Another of my homemade gifts involved soaking in the tub. Well, not me, the gift recipient! True to my nature of giving things a new purpose, I used champagne bottles and gave them my own custom distressed label. I completed the look with a tied a tag describing the contents, added a few charms, filled them up with the soaking salts, and we were set.

This was also the season I discovered/fell in love with tissue tape, and it made an appearance on each bottle.

mini champagne bottle-so cute!

Isn't that tissue tape flower yummy! Thank you Tim Holtz.

Upcycled front door key from my office building
How have you given something new life?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Showing off some Christmas goodies

Allrighty, I think I am IN THE CLEAR to show some of the stuff I made for Christmas! Here are two clutches that I made for some special ladies in my life:

LOVE the vintage button, it really added some pizazz!

This was my first rounded top (vs. the straight edge above)

Some pleated vintage lace
These were really pretty easy to make as long as I remembered to get the steps in proper order! I want to tackle a larger version as I have some really delicious charcoal grey fabric and would love to make a purse! I also want to look at some magnetic closures, as I'm not the biggest fan of velcro-but it does seem more practical than just a button closure.

Anyways, I have more to share as soon as I perform the magical task of getting the pictures from my camera, to my computer, onto the blog. I guess it goes back to following steps in proper order... :) 

I would love to see or hear about things you made, for the holidays or just because!