Monday, December 19, 2011

On the 10th Day of Christmas {2SF Blog Hop}

Hello--and welcome to the 10th Day of Christmas Creations on the Two Scrapbook Friends Blog Hop. And what a hop it's been so far--such fabulous inspiration all around!  Did you check out (yesterday)  how Shelby repurposed blinds to decorate a candle--so cool!

I was so delighted when the ladies invited me to be part of this hop that I created 3 projects to share with you today --yup, count 'em 3 (really,I just couldn't decide which one to share, so why not share all 3, right?)!!
So grab a cup a'joe, and join me . . .

First up is a double page  layout I designed using products from both My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas collection and Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas collection. I love the sparkle and formal feel of the MME papers mixed with a few touches from the vintage-y Simple Stories line.
 I pleated some velvet red ribbon on the left hand side, which I finished with cute leaf pins and regular sewing pins to mimic holly leaves and berries.  The Christmas Wish List is from Simple Stories--originally a list of 10, but I cut it down to fit my page.
 I dug out some of my old decorative scissors and cut out triangles to create this banner [could easily be done with banner dies--2SF carries a great set from My Favorite Things here!].  I over-lapped them and attached with bronze coloured brads. Hard to tell in the photo, but the two ends of the banner have two shear ribbon ties and green snowflakes (MS punch).  I used some glitter stickers to highlight the key word in my title!
 I typed up the start of my title on the computer; it looked a bit plain, so I covered my typed "nothing" with Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha Stickers
 Final detail--more Teeny Alpha stickers; flower and glittered button from my stash; finished off with some twine.

My second project is a single page layout, and features this vertical card paper from Simple Stories [used above for the "Christmas Wish List" card]
Have to admit, I can't remember the manufacturer of the background paper (I selected it simply because it matched the green of my son's sweater perfectly, and it had the vintage feel of the Simple Stories line. Navy blue mounted panel also complemented my son's sweater.  Those could easily be swapped with other colours.  What really stands out though are those vertical cards I cut out:
The bear and Santa postage stamps are cut from a piece of patterned paper I picked up in the clearance section at 2SF--sorry, don't think there would be any left.
     I fussy-cut the "Naughty or Nice" label from one of those cards! This is the "naughty photo"--he was 2 years old here--enough said!

Now, if you're still with me . . . here's the third [and final] project. I made something that can be used either as a placecard . . .
 . . . or as a gift tag . . .
I started off with a mini clothes pin that had a square wooden face on it (actually part of an old set I had to pin up Christmas cards--not using them any more, so time to re-purpose!!).  The square could be added to any clothes pin with some chipboard.  Any way, I covered the face with some scraps I had from the Simple Stories Christmas paper, then added a punched snowflake, a pearl and some baker's twine.
 For the name-tag part, I used my "favourite" [pun intended] My Favorite Things Stamp and Die set to  stamp the polka dot frame.  I achieved the antiqued red colour by covering my stamp with Stampin' Up poppy red ink, and then dabbing some Ranger Ink walnut stain on top before stamping onto my paper. I love how it matches the text paper on the clothes pin!  The polka dots also pick up the "period" punctuation in the text as well--ha, I just noticed that--totally not intended.

Any way, hope you've enjoyed my projects.  Thank you SO much for joining us in this hop!!
Be sure to leave a comment to qualify for a great prize from Two Scrapbook Friends!!
Also, collect all the secret words from each blog along the hop to create a phrase--email that phrase to the 2SF and you'll have a second chance to qualify!  Click on the blog hop link at the top of my post if you're starting today and you want to start from the beginning.

My secret word is: A
Be sure to visit Carolyn's blog tomorrow!!
Thanks 4 your time!


50 comments:

  1. Tammy, stunnning projects... I love the tag, so adorbale. I'd love to make one...
    Happy Holidays!!!

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  2. Three projects?!? You keener, you! Just teasing....of course you posted all three, had to be done 'cause they're just gorgeous!! I especially love the first layout, so classy. And using those leaf pins as holly leaves - brilliant!

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  3. Tammy, you did awesome job on THREE projects! Love them all! I love how you can use the same item for a napkin holder or a gift card!

    Love the MME papers you used on your double page layout!

    Merry Christmas and All the best for 2012!

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  4. Love the page layouts. Thanks for the beautiful ideas.

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  5. Love the gift tag/place card idea... so fab! Also your layouts are gorgeous as usual!!!

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  6. Good Morning !!! Beautiful, beautiful projects ! I love all three ! I'm in love with the Simple Stories line as well ! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Tammy, all of your projects are so beautiful. Especially love that pleated velvet ribbon on your layout ... such a rich look! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Great projects! I especially love the naught or nice layout, such a cute idea! Happy Holidays!

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  9. Wow Tammy! You rocked these projects! Love them all!
    Joanne xo

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  10. wonderful creations and I absolutely love the napkin ring/christmas tag!

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  11. Tammy I loved the little details on your double page layout. Also love the gifttag/placecard tag. I have some clothes pins at home, waiting to be used for a craft and I also need some gifttags. hmmmm.... thanks for the ideas!

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  12. love the details on your double page layout and your gifttag idea. I have some clothes pins waiting to be used in a craft and need some gift tages.hmmmmmm....... thanks!

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  13. thanks for sharing, great layouts/projects. I love them all

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  14. I especially love your double page layout and the placecard/gift tag! Beautiful!

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  15. You are right - that MME collection pairs perfectly with the Simple Stories. And your gift tag/place marker is lovely! All 3 projects were fun to read about!

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  16. Tammy love what you did with these papers! Great details. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  17. Love all of your projects! Thanks for the great ideas for page layouts for this Christmas too!

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  18. Thanks for sharing you have some great ideas. I love the tag especially.

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  19. I love all your projects. My favourite is your 2 page layout!

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  20. Beautiful layout! Very creative.

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  21. Really rich looking Tammy...love it...

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  22. Stunning girl, I just love everything!

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  23. Mamilou (Louise Cyr)December 20, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    WOW..... just beautiful. Where do you get the time! Great inspiration

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  24. Thanky you for all of that wonderful inspiration. I too love the simple stories, and what a great way to showcase that!

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  25. Love the idea with the pins to make holly!

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  26. Good things come in "3"s. Very, very, very pretty

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  27. These are all so awesome! My favourite is the place setting/gift tag! You do amazing work Tammy. Thanks for playing along on the hop.

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  28. I love your layouts! And that tag is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Thank you Tammy for all the work you did for your part in this 12 Days of Christmas....especially loved the placemat ring.
    Brenda in Kit

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  30. Thanks for all the work you did presenting 3 ideas for the Blogger Hop...somehow my first response didn't register...so here's a second pat on the back!!
    Brenda in Kit

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  31. Gorgeous layouts, and love the napkin holder.

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  32. Wow - so many great ideas. They are all beautiful! Thank you!

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  33. Nice projects! I really love those little clothespin tags! A Scrabble tile would work too! Your leaf pin holly is adorable too!
    DeniseB

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  34. Gorgeous projects Tammy. all of them...layouts. Gift tags and napkin holder/place cards.
    Merry Christmas

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  35. I love that! I love that you do something (the title) and then change it after you see it (with the nothing stickers). Lovely as always!

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  36. I love the projects, especially the third one!

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  37. Very nice projects. Love your layout.

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  38. love your projects. mostly the first 2 page layout

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  39. love all three projects - can't decide which one i love most, maybe the naughty or nice - great pics!

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  40. Darling layout, Tammy! love the details in the photos! Wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!

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  41. Fantabulous projects Tammy!!! Thanks so much for inspiring us.

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  42. Wow- I don't know which project is my fave! Love the colours of the first and second layout! Brown can look so deep and formal, love it paired with the red ribbon. And the placecard....I'm stealing this idea! LOVE it!!

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  43. your lo's are wonderful--definitely scrap lifting!

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  44. Love your lo's and your gift tag, I'll be scrap lifting for sure!

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  45. Love the lo's and the gift tags--looks like I'm going to be busy!

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  46. Yikes--you certainly have been busy. Love all 3 of your projects. Thanks for sharing! Loving the blog hop. So much inspiration and amazing ideas. Now all I need is the time to try them out!!!!
    Lynne

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  47. sweet pages, and i just love your placecard/tag, tammy!

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