Sunday, November 28, 2010

December Release Day & JUGS Puffy Embellies!

According to my close personal friend, Tim Holtz, {hee hee} it's all about the journey!

Funny that I thought of him when THIS project, for Day 2 of Dawn's WPLUS9 December Release, went in a TOTALLY unpredicted direction. I RATHER did, enjoy the journey!





Of course, I'm curating over every bauble, bit and button in preparation for the Twelve Tags of TIM!!! So, I guess I shouldn't be shocked that this lil' cluster of jingle bells and flocked and glittered chunk of snowball talked to me. SCREAMED at me, is more like it. Combined with a terrific sentiment from Dawn's latest, Sweet Nothings, I embarked on my journey! {see DAWN'S post for all of the details from this SO useful and all-season of possibility stamp collection!}

Here's some explanation from where my head is still spinning:



{Awwwwwwwwwwww... I still get swoony when I gaze upon this collection of some of the MOST delicious and delightful TREASURES via Tim Holtz, and a few of my own, just to make it personal...} Anyway, one of my FAVORITE additions, after the fact, was this lil' guy:





I am, now, SOOOOOOO caught up in the hunt for ancient Christmas ephemera. {I KNOW!} How thoughtful of Tim to get me so in the mood, just in time for the holidays and the TWELVE TAGS OF TIM! Anywhoo, in customizing my piece from my recent class with the MAN, himself... I've been obsessed with ancient goodies. Memories of the old family Christmas Ornaments... the one's I thought were "too old" and scoffed at when I was a kid... The ones that were destroyed by mice one year. Sadly, not many could be saved, but they are ETCHED in memory, so I get all sentimental for them, especially when someone AMAZING uses old stuff in such artistic ways ....
{Check OUT that vintage lightbulb! That's WHAT I'm talking about!} Anywhooo, I found these:





Totally confessing that, YES, I purchased them at a big box {!} store... {With coupon, of course} But with the leftover "belly" and a HUGE chunk of inspiration from these fun and CRAZY talented ladies...



I performed "surgery." {I LOVE the premise of this week's JUGS challenge! JUST LOVE IT, I say!}




A brad, some black embellishment wire and a snip of left over wire from my original snowman "body" for the nose... Hee Hee {Shall we call him "Parson Brown" ???} He's LUMPY, mirrored and I'm smitten! I glued him to a mirror that I planned to place in the center of some peek-a-boo stamping... and a round window...





I stamped with W9's Poinsettia Patterns, around a circle template, to create a frame...




After getting busy {No rulers were harmed in this process! I swear, I am an EYEBALL girl, only!}, with some FUN stamping and some creative "coluzzling"...





Frame.... STAMPED!




Sentiment, STAMPED! Embellies, TIED! Circle, COLUZZLED!



Card... DONE! WPLUS9 December Release Extravaganza, IN FULL SWING!
Drop your sleigh by THESE lovely ladies' inspirational spots for MORE, g-r-e-a-t fun!





A winter chill + a warm heart! Great inspiration and FABULOUS stamps and I am ON MY WAY to Christmas {and THE TWELVE TAGS OF TIM!!!!!! - Do you think I'm a BIT excited? Naww!} and the FULL magic of the season! Hitch up the reindeer and CLIMB into your creative sleigh: it's going to be a WILD ride and one fun, stampy season, friends! THANKS for stopping by!


Supplies {For CARD} -

C/S - PTI
Stamps - WPLUS9 Design Studio
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - Michael's Recollections
Baker's Twine - Paper Treats via Etsy
Jingle Bells - Michael's
Mirror - Darice
Circle Cutter - Coluzzle {God rest its soul...}
Glittery Styro Ball from Floral Snowman Stake - Michael's


16 comments:

Rosemary said...

sooooo... ummm.... well... WOW!!! i'm sounding like a broken record, but this is seriously amazing, elise! your creativity and talent are boundless! cannot wait to see what you cook up during the 12 tags festivities!! yeee haw!

Savitri said...

Wow, girl, AMAZING and uhmm... you having an affair with this Tim guy? He sure gets mentioned A LOT!! I mean I rarely hear about the hubby ya know but it's Tim this Tim that and Tim this again. But that's ok... I won't tell ;P

~amy~ said...

haha...savitri cracks me up:) LOVE today's post!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely darling! Just love that color and that sweet snowman! I might have to agree with Savitri on the subject of Tim, though ;). Maybe it's because I've never met him. I'm sure that I'd be all a-swooning, too!

Elise said...

Easy, now! My husband's all good with it! {hee hee} After all, it IS the season! The season of T!m! My husband's #1 in all areas... uh, EXCEPT paper-crafting... What's a girl to do?

LOSE HER MIND OVER THE TWELVE TAGS OF TIM! That's what I do! Yee HAAAAAWWWWW!

LeAnne said...

Oh you are making ME swoon with all that vintage goodness! HOW SWEET is this little snowguy!!! Love every single little thing about this card...that sentiment is just the best.

Angy said...

Cute! Really the best part is the story that goes with it - love reading about your memories!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the colors in your card- it turned out super cute!

Kathryn B said...

This is just too stinkin' cool Elise!!! Don't you just love going to a class and being so inspired to step outside the "box" so to speak!!! The sentiment is so perfect with your little snowball man! Love the blue and the bells too!

Thanks so much for joining Just Us Girls this week!

Andrea M said...

Oh Elise, it doesn't get more fabulous than this! I LOVE the stamped frame - totally gonna have to CASE that idea. Brilliant!!! Sweet puffy snowman, er, Parson Brown :) Love that you did "surgery" too - he, he!!!! The jingle bells and sentiment just are icing on an uber gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

lynn said...

what a great post, elise! your creations here are simply brilliant, creative and so, so fun! love the hack saw:)

Ayana Posadas said...

Oh my... this is TOO CUTE!!! :)
I love the way your card turned out!

Ann said...

Love your sweet project! Is it just me, or is there something slightly wrong about your title? Puffy and JUGS really shouldn't be used together. :P

Kristin Bueter said...

Okay, you are slaying me, Elise! LOL I wish I could write as creatively as you do, but I suppose the military strictly forbids that, so I'll blame the US Air Force for my boring posts :] Ha ha

The little snowman that you so delicately performed surgery on (err...sawed in half :) is the CUTEST! I also just LOVE how you created your poinsettia frame around your window. Your card is so thoughtful in so many way...the baker's twine tying off the jingle bells next to the sentiment is festive, and fun ♥ You should totally claim that the sentiment ink is a very dark brown (espresso anyone?) and submit this for the CTD challenge I'm hosting this week also! LOL

Love your card, gf! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face tonight :]

Thanks also for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!!

Michele Gross said...

Oh. My. Gosh! You should have a ***Serious Cuteness Alert*** posted at the top of this! I'm in LOVE with those little puffies :) Absolutely out of this world!!!!

Lisa Kind said...

So cleverly done, Elise! I love the "half" snowman mounted on that mirror! And I love the way you stamped the poinsettia to create your circular element! Love it! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!