Sunday, November 20, 2011

Show Us Tickets

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see what I have to share for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.  If you are a regular visitor, you may have wondered why I didn't have a sample for Our Creative Corner on Saturday.  The truth is that I ran out of time and creative mojo.  My job as the manager of a large food pantry is extremely stressful over the holidays, trying to do our best for our clients to make sure their families have food for the holidays.  I coordinated a huge food drive for our parish which, sadly, did not yield the food necessary to provide a holiday food bag for all our clients.  We were blessed at the last minute to receive a large financial donation, but that meant that I somehow had to purchase all the items at the last minute that we were short of.  By the time Friday rolled around, I was exhausted and my brain was fried.  I decided to take a pass on the OCC challenge this week. 

But I was able to come up with a sample for Simon Says Stamp and Show's Tickets challenge.  I decided to make another Christmas ornament.  It was easy and fun and didn't take to much mental focus, just what I needed for this week!  I started by cutting a fancy square with the Spellbinders Labels One die and edged it with some vintage style crepe paper that I gathered and glued to the back.  The star was cut with a Sizzix die and the deer with Tim Holtz's Reindeer Flight die. I covered some chipboard with an old hymnal page prior to die cutting it.  It was sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink and I added a bit of coarse glitter to it to enhance the vintage feel.  I used a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket and a stamp from the Holiday Minis 3 set which I embossed in bright red.  I cut a flourish out of bright red card stock with the  Elegant Flourishes die and added some pearl "dots" with my Viva Pearl Pen.  A couple of snowflakes, rhinestones and a metal filagree piece, plus some eyelash yarn finished off the piece.  

That's it for me.  How about stopping by Simon Says Stamp and Show and see what the rest of the DC has for your inspiration.  Hope to see you playing along this week.  Don't forget, there is always a $50 shopping spree at the Simon Says Stamp on-line store provided by our very generous sponsor of the same name.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


jude said...

This is absolutely lovely .Love the style colour combo just fab!
hugs judex

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Linda, I love this decoration, I love the red crepe paper, so effective in the background. The reindeer covered with the paper is lovely as is the addition of the glitter and the star. A beautiful piece. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous ornament, Linda! Wonderful design!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Beautiful ornament Linda, love all the touches x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Linda
I am sure your clients will appreciate their food parcel even though they may not realise how hard you all worked to achieve this.
Hopefully you maybe able to recharge those batteries and enjoy the process of making your projects without feeling fatigue.
Your Bold Red is the focus on your ornament, this is what the eye sees first, followed by your other elements which put together form the picture, it is a beautiful composition Linda.

Lisa Minckler said...

I love the way your brain works!
It creates incredible masterpieces like this tag ornament.
Thanks for the smile and inspiration. :)
Lisa xx

Candy C said...

Linda, your Christmas ornament is so lovely. I love the red and white. Love all of the Tim elements you've added to it ... especially the reindeer (and the star-even though it's not Tim's) that you covered with the musical paper. So pretty! It all flows together so perfectly. <3 Candy

coldwaters2 said...

This is beautiful Linda the colours and design look superb.
Lorraine x

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Hi Linda,

What a beautiful and perfectly festive creation! I love the die-cuts and the touch of feathers...wonderful!

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Gillian .... said...

Beautiful decorative piece for the holiday season Linda, very elegant and luxurious looking.

Sarah said...

This is a beauty Linda. Really love the combi of your colours, textures and embellishments. They work together wonderfully to create a very lovely mood - just love the red and reindeer!Hang in there! Sarah.

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