Monday, December 30, 2013

Snowman 2

I had fun making another snowman today.
The blue background was made with a few stencils from Dyan Reaveley, paint and my Gelli Printing Plate. 
The snowman was made with my new Cameo, I love this new tool. The scarf, hat, nose were painted with Tim Holtz distress paint.
A piece of green card stock was added to brim on hat.
The eyes were made with a Copic .05 pen.
Coal was made with black card stock. 
The distress inked snow piles were made with white card stock and scissors.
 My Cameo digital tool was used to make the quote Let it Snow! 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mom's Snowmen

This tag is similar to the one I made and shared a few days ago, this snowman was made with card stock.
The smaller snowman was made with chipboard, both were made with my Cameo and finished by my Mother, Jo.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Snowman Tag

 I used acrylic paint to color this sweet little snowman image made with my new tool the Cameo.  I used Tim's #8 bookplate die and snowflake die on this tag. Distress ink was used over Hero Arts stamped image. Star bling applied to tag using Glossy Accents. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Paper Tree

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 I saw the beautiful tree from Silhouette blog  

After purchasing the image today, it took about one hour to apply petals on an 8" styrofoam cone. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thank you for visiting my blog!

I would like to take this opportunity to tell everyone that visits my blog a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Santa Treat Box

I made these cute little Santa Treat Box to give to grandkids and great grandkids! From there, I had to make my hubby, mother, daughter and SIL, son and DIL and still have a few more to give away this week. 
They are filled with Kisses, Snickers and peanut butter cups. 
Those seen were made from red card stock.
While making these, I came up with an idea to add flocking powder on beards, brim and pompom. To do this, I swirled white glue and then added a pile of MS flocking powder, after 20 minutes the flocking was poured off and set aside to dry. One MS bottle of flocking powder was used on 25 Santa treat boxes. I've also made the Santa Treat Boxes with red plaid paper that seem to be a favorite.
The image is from
I used my new Cameo!
Finished size 5 1/4" tall. 

Love how these turned out. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Cute Prima Dolls

I had a lot of fun making this journal page using two of those cute little girls stamped images from Prima.  I've added other stamps from my stash on the page. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Merry Christmas Tag 12-12-13

A stencil from my new Cameo was used with Evergreen Bough distress ink on a white tag made with a Cricut. 
Just letting you know I don't get paid to say anything about my tools/stamps/ink/die cutting tools. Just love sharing what I used on my projects! 

The tree blueprint image from Tim's CMS #135 was inked with Archival black ink on white matte card stock and heat set. I used distress markers to color tree and ornaments. Stickles were added to tree. 3D dots were used to apply stamped image to tag. 
 Mowed Lawn distress ink was used to stamp Tim's CMS #155 image, cut out and Archival black was used to stamp Merry Christmas from CMS #155 and then applied to tag. 
Distress ink was added around tag to finish.
I was making this tag last evening when one of our granddaughters came in, she saw the tag and was waiting until I finished it. She said, I want it for my tree.
Good thing I got a photo before it left my home. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Season's Greetings

I used Tim's bookplate die to make a 14 pt. manila tag it was then covered with a free form holly and berries stencil I made with .005 film and my new Cameo.
Next, I used a foam applicator with peeled paint distress ink over the stencil.
With stencil still taped down add color to berries with fired brick distress paint.
Use Archival black ink to stamp image from CMS #119 Joyful Song on white tissue paper, trim and apply a thin film of Perfect Paper Adhesive (matte) and then adhere across tag.
If you like how the grid design looks on my tag, you can create it with something you may already have in your home, but you have to work quickly because the ink dries to fast. The design was made with plastic grid, I cut it the size of my tag with sharp scissors and then rubbed distress paint in Distress Paint Tarnished Brass on the grid and quickly press down on tag. You might have to practice on a scrap piece of paper before using on your tag.
Die cut one of Tim's carolers with white card stock. Paint with black soot distress stain or paint. Let dry. Apply to tag.
Stamp Season's Greetings using embossing ink followed by black embossing powder and heat set.
Use foam applicator to apply distress ink around tag to finish.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

I made this adorable little tree. 

Tim's rosette dies were used with MS bling on the little tree. Claudine Hellmuth matte multi-medium was used as an adhesive to hold the bling and star. I found a tiny branch on the ground for the trunk. Hot glue gun was used as Tim suggested. This was the smallest vintage spool I had in my stash. I used scrapbook paper with the rosette dies, white dabber paint to edges and glitter on the punched star.
I'm going to use the little tree in a shadow box.
I've made five of these and none of them came out perfect. Each one has it's own personality.

Heart Book and Memories

I've spent at least one week out of the year with my mother since I've been married. Each time through the years I would fill up the car with supplies, one time I took down candle making supplies, another time it was soap making supplies, another time was spent cleaning and painting ceramics to fire in a kiln, another time we made fabric dolls and rabbits, another time we made large outdoor cut-outs with a jigsaw. These were cut from a 4ft x 8ft piece of plywood.
Over the years we have made many crafty projects together.
 Ten years ago, I used discarded school books to make into heart book using my band saw. Mother and I spent every waking moment on our books using glue, paint, inks and stamps. Sometimes we would look at the clock, it would be 1 am. 
 We started the books on Sunday afternoon when DH left for home until he came back the following Saturday. 
 I can see a lot of improvement I could have made using techniques and supplies available today. 

Heart Book by Judy Cantrell

Do you Write with your left hand?

Do you Write with your Left Hand or your Right Hand?
Take just one minute to leave a comment, it will be fun to see if we are near the national average. The encyclopedia says that 7 to 10% of people prefer to write with their left hand. It is probably the same with stampers.

My answer:
I do most things with either hand but write best with my left hand.
When I started to grade school I was the only one in our little school left handed, they said I was going to be right handed, so during class for two years they tied my left hand behind me with a belt. 

Have a nice day!

Watercolor Card

This card was made using a stamped and watercolored image from Stampsmith and diamond stamped background from Staving Artstamps. The sentiment is unknown.

My Grandmother

This is my beloved Grandmother. When we got off the school bus we would stop in to see her and my grandpa. I have fond memories that are dear to my heart. I recall helping with the quilts that hung from the ceiling, making pulled taffy, sewing, she taught me to crochet, feeding gold fish in the pond and so, so, so many more memories. 
My Mother and Dad lived down the road from our Grandparent's. Some days it would be almost dark when I would go home. I was the middle child two older and two younger brothers and sisters.
When my grannie pass on, I was one of two grandchildren in the will; I received her treadle sewing machine. My grandparents had seven children and 22 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. 
My grandmother was a creative person, she handmade all the gifts for Christmas. I still have all the things she made me for me; even the little dress she made when I was born. 

Happy Birthday

The burlap texture fades emboss folder from Tim Holtz was used for the background of this card. The colors were created with watercolor crayons and a waterbrush. Hearts in Touch Vinca flowers were inked and colored with Copic Markers. The stamp Happy Birthday from Hearts in Touch was inked on vellum. Vellum adhesive was used to apply to card front. Home cartridge from Cricut was used to make the motif.

Stamps Happen Card

I would like to share two pages from my mini-book made with the stamps from Stamps Happen you can purchase these stamps here:
The first page 80164 Feather Bonnet, the second page 80426 New York Socialite
The Bind-it-All was used on this mini-book.
Artist chalks were used to color.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Celebrate the Season

I used distress ink with a stencil on the 14 pt. heavy duty manila tag, next I ran the holly embossing folder through my die cut machine, next I colored the raised images with distress inks and then used distress paint on berries. 
3D Die cuts were added to finish.  

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 2013 Tags by Jo Adair

My mother can't wait to see what Tim shares each month, she is 88 years young and still collecting Tim's products. We spent most of one morning working on our tags a few days ago.
Since her netbook doesn't have a way to upload artwork I told her I would upload it here on my blog.
My mother used Tim's tag die to make manila tags and then completed tags using Tim's dies, stamps, distress inks, paints, embossing powder and more from her stash.
I spoke to my mother this morning, she was busy making more tags using the stamp; A Joyful Christmas
She sends out handmade tags and cards throughout the year to family and friends.

You can view Tim's 12 tags of 2013 for December here:

 My mother won on Tim Holtz blog for her 12 Tags of 2013 for December.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 ~ December

Welcome to my blog; Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
This month I made three tags using Tim's techniques.

I made these tags using my mothers supplies of Tim's dies, stamps, embossing powder and distress inks.
I have the frosted film, its at my home 103 miles away. 
The only supplies I brought on this trip were distress paints and some stencils.  
Along with the distress painted poinsettia on second tag, I used clear film that was heated to curl in ventilated area. You know how it is, you finish a tag and have paint on your fingers and the next thing you have it on my tag. I decided leave as is. 
The first and second tag was made with the same distress paint, fired brick. The light color flower was made to look like a peppermint poinsettia. Love those distress paints.

I inked and embossed a few of my mother's Tim Holtz stamps on manila tags before coming home yesterday. This tag was finishing today using my supplies:
TH frosted film, TH Holly die, TH distress ink,
Archival ink; coffee, olive and sepia.
Red beads and trim inked with distress inks
Clear film
My cordless hot-glue gun was used to apply the embellishments on the tag.
This one is my favorite of the three tags! 
Thanks Tim! 
Merry Christmas! 
Check out Tim's beautiful tags for December: