Thursday, November 15, 2018

National Garlands Vintage Inspired Shadow Box ~ Part 1 TupeloDesignsLLC

 Good morning friends.  I'm popping in today with a project I made using some fabulous products found in the TupeloDesignsLLC store.
Tim Holtz is a huge name in the crafting industry and he has an amazing line of vintage style products.



When I saw these Vingnette Box Tops come in the store, I knew I just had to have them.

  In fact, I bought several packages of them because I loved them so much and I have vintage loving friends that would enjoy getting one of these filled boxes for Christmas.
The box tops are made to fit over the wooden vignette trays which I covered using paper from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Christmas.  

The papers in this pack are so jolly and perfectly vintage!  Aleen's Always Ready Turbo Tacky Glue worked perfectly for adhering all the paper elements on this project.  It dries clear and has a super strong adhesion but because it's a liquid glue, it gives you time to move your paper elements into just the right position.


I also added some vintage images from Tim Holtz Christmas Ephemera

 This pack of vintage ephemera is filled with oodles and oodles of images, advertisements and holiday icons.  Enough for dozens of Christmas projects.


The wooden toy soldier is an ornament that I had in my vast collection of Christmas ornaments and the white bottle brush tree is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tree Lot.



Would you like to win one of these?  Leave a comment on one or all three of my posts for "Vintage Inspired Shadow Box".  Stay tuned next Thursday for part 2 of my Vintage Inspired Shadow Box posts.  ETA:  Dan, the owner of TupeloDesignsLLC is generously adding a few surprise items to this giveaway.  Thanks so much Dan!    
I'll post the winner on December 6th, so be sure to leave your e-mail address if you're new here when you comment so I can find you.

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Plus, there's always great sales going on so be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLc where there's so many fun brand name products under one roof.  


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Dies R Us ~ Giving Thanks

Hello friends~  Happy November!  It's the first of the month so that means there's a new challenge starting over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and the theme is "Giving Thanks".  
I pulled out a couple of vintage bird images from my stash and created two cards for this festive occasion.
The Impression Obsession "Give Thanks" dies is one of my favorite "go-to" dies for this time of year.

I added some doodling to the letters on this next card.  Which one do you like better?  
The leaves from from Frantic Stamper "Assorted Foliage are so pretty, cut from textured mustard colored cardstock and sponged lightly with Candied Apple Disress Ink.  I realized while I was posting these cards that this is actually a spring image.  I guess I was too focused on the colors to realize that those are forsythia sprigs and a robin.  Oh well, lets just pretend its fall... ok?  ;o)

Here's a list of the dies I used that can be found in the Dies R Us store


Marianne Designs Basic Distressed Square (Special Order) 

I hope you'll visit the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and join in on the fun. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Whipping Up Fun! ~ TupeloDesignsLLC

Hello~  Are you getting ready to do some holiday baking?  Today's cards should have you whipping up fun for any occasion!
 I used the What's Cooking die from Spellbinders to make this fun, retro inspired card.  I cut the mixer out of pink cardstock and added the detail to the mixer using distress ink while the die cut was still in the metal die.  


The cherries are from Spellbinders Market Fresh, Aren't You Sweet set.  


Here's another card I whipped up for you for further inspiration.  I added an Elizabeth Craft Designs Small Cupcake just for you, because you're worth it!

I hope you're inspired by todays projects.  
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Plus, there's always great sales going on so be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLc where there's so many fun brand name products under one roof.  


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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

3 Tags for 25 Days of Tags 2018

Hello ~ I'm popping in with three tags I made for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge.  I'm trying to keep up with each days challenges but it's proving to be quite a challenge.  haha!  
Here's my tag for day 2:


I was inspired by Svitlana Shayevich's tag using Altenew's Peaceful Wreath.  I didn't have that on hand so I used Hero Arts Color Layering Holly that I like equally as much. 

Day 3:  
I was inspired by Lindsey Larsen's soft and beautiful tags using Concord & 9th Ornamental DiesThose dies are now on my wish list but in the meantime, I used some ornament dies from Top Dog Dies, who are sadly now out of business.

Day 4:  I was inspired by Tricia Barbers cute Gnomes from Reverse Confetti.  Eeep they're cute!!  
I used a new die set from Marianne Designs "Gnomes" to create my tag. 

Be sure to visit Tracey's blog to see all the daily inspiration and join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 2, 2018

Painted Background & Christmas Tags

Good morning friends.  I'm popping in with a card I made for this week's Make-It Monday Challenge at PTI.  Dawn inspired us to create a painted background.  Here's what I came up with:
I used tones of green, blue and teal with a touch of gold like Dawn did.  

I cut the painted background using the Mix & Mat Postal Die and added some Holiday Greens and one of the houses from Winter Village.  The sentiment is from Winter Village.

I also made a couple of tags for day 1 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I'm so glad I can play along this year.  I was inspired by Shari Carrol's beautiful tag using some supplies from Tim Holtz. 

 I just happened to get some of the same supplies in and hadn't used them yet so it was fun to recreate a similar design on my tags as Shari's beautiful tag found here.  

The poinsettia is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Furry Fall Critters ~ TupeloDesignsLLC ~

Good morning ~ I mentioned in a previous post for TupeloDesignsLLC that Pink & Main just came out with a new release and it's now available in the store. 

 Well, today's project uses some of the new products.  Season of Change & Wreath Base Die were the perfect match for these fall cards.


This little scarf wearing fox  looks pretty content, doesn't he??  The "hello" die is part of the Wreath Base die set.  I cut it out of Neenah Solar White card stock and blended on some Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink.


All of the images are colored using Copics.

I hope you're inspired by todays projects.  
Be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLC and sign up for their news letter so you can be among the first to be notified about sales and new product arrivals.

TupeloDesignsLLC always offers FREE Shipping with no minimum purchase inside the U.S.  (Discounted shipping on International orders)  They also offer a Loyalty Rewards Program where shoppers receive 500 points ($5.00) just for signing up, then you receive 2 points for every $1 you spend.  
Plus, there's always great sales going on so be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLc where there's so many fun brand name products under one roof.  


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Dies R Us ~ Dies w/ Stitching on it

Hello there ~  It's time for a new challenge over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  This week the theme is "Stitching".

I used Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Rectangle Layers for the stitched layers.  The typewriter is from a special order event from Marianne Designs.  

You really must check out their special order events when they come around.  So worth the small wait time for your European dies to arrive.

You can join in on the fun here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

12 Kits of Occasions ~ October

Good morning all~  the gals from 12 Kits of Occasions are posting a day early this month so you get to be inspired by all the amazing designers one day early.

This months hostess was Sharron Gregory.  I had the blessing of meeting Sharron last March in Kansas and then again here in my home state this past July.  Sharron is the sweetest, kindest person you could ever meet and I could listen to her talk about her "animals" all day, because I'm an animal lover and she's not just talking about dogs and cats.  She volunteers at her local zoo!  Anyway, her kit this month is filled with fall cuteness.  Just see for yourself:
Cute, right??
Everything was new to me and I loved every moment of playing with this wonderful Kit.  Here's my cards:
I'll start off with these two cutie patooties from MFT
Just look at the colors in the patterned papers.  I used the colors as a jumping point for all the coloring I did.
These pumpkins didn't need a thing except for this sweet sentiment which was all included in the kit.
Sharron's love for animals shines through these next cards.


And one final thought:
Thanks so much Sharron for such a delightful kit!  I can't wait to see how my talented team mates used this kit.  Be sure to visit the 12 Kits of Occasions blog for more inspiration.


Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 25, 2018

PTI October Blog Hop

Hello ~ I'm playing along today with PTI's October blog hop.
The inspiration photo:

and my projects: 
I was inspired by the pumpkin cart and chalkboard sign in the photo.
I used the Make It Market: Market Street Kit to create a card and pumpkin cart.

You can find all the details and join in on the fun here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Too Cute To Spook! ~ TupeloDesignsLLC

Good morning~  It's my turn to post for TupeloDesignsLLC and since Halloween is right around the corner I thought I'd inspire you with some dies from Elizabeth Craft Design that are just too cute to spook!


The Pumpkins die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs can be used with or without the carved pumpkin faces, making these dies very versatile. 

Since I knew I wanted to pair the pumpkins up with this happy little Ghost   I opted to use the faces on this card.  I tucked some Garden Notes Ivy behind the pumpkins.  To deepen the colors and add dimension to the pumpkins and ivy leaves, I blended Distress Inks onto the dies before adhering them to the card front.


I created another card using the same Pumpkins die without the faces.

I cut the ghost out of polka dotted vellum and skipped using the ghost shadow for a completely different look.  I tucked the vellum ghost behind the Elizabeth Craft Designs Iron Fence.  

The background was made by masking off the moon and blending distress inks in different shades of blue, then removing the mask and blending in the colors of the moon.  I splattered the backround with water to remove some of the color to look like stars.
The sentiments on both cards are from the ECD Spooky Sentiments set.  

I hope you're inspired by todays projects.  
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Plus, there's always great sales going on so be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLc where there's so many fun brand name products under one roof.  


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