Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Hello friends!
I've got one more joyful project to show you.
It's packed full of Inspiration Emporium goodies!
I got out several Alterations dies and started cranking!
I used the Artful Dwellings for the houses,Chip block alpha for the word JOY and Vintage Lace for the white scallop along the bottom and the chimney top. I got out my Idea-ology Vintage Shabby paper stack and cut that along with the chipboard, actually, it's the back of a tablet. I used the Mini Blue Prints stamp set from the Tim Holtz Collection by Stampers Anonymous. I stamped an image for each house with poly sparkle embossing powder by Ranger, and VersaMark ink onto Distress Core-dinations cardstock. I  painted on the roofs with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint and sprinkled on diamond dust glitter. I wish you could see this in real life, it's all crackly and sparkly, so pretty. 
 I added buttons from my stash with Glue Dots, colored a scallop and colored in the snowflake with my white Gelly Roll pen. I twisted a silver pipe cleaner and attached it to the back of the chimney for the smoke.
 I attached white seam binding across the back of each house so it would fold up and tie for gift giving.
I'm all ready for Christmas, I just have to shop for the food and wrap a couple of presents and I'm ready to go. We're supposed to have some stormy weather tonight, and maybe a snowflake or 2 by morning. We don't get much snow, not like we have in the past, whats up with that? I'd like to have 1 deep snow in the winter, just 1 ;)
I hope y'all have a very Merry Christmas, thanks for stopping by!
  From Millan.Net

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Toy Soldier

Happy hump day my friends.
Hope you're keeping warm, it's freezing here, blech!
Today I'm showing you the toy soldier tag I made into a candy cane holder.
I think these would make cute little gifts.
The first thing I did was heat emboss the toy soldier from Tim Holtz Collection Christmas Blueprint stamp set. I inked the stamp with VersaMark, poured on white embossing powder and heat set it. Next, I added Distress Festive Berries and Evergreen Bough ink with my blending tool. I wiped the white soldier a bit to remove the ink.
To make the water spots I sprayed water in my hand and flicked it onto the tag and dried it with my heat tool. I scored the tag, folded it and put on a piece of black cardstock that was die cut with Alterations Vintage Lace die on the front and wrapped it around to the back and adhered it.
I put red Kaiser Rhinestones on the lace and soldiers hat. I ran some white seam binding over the Evergreen Bough ink pad for matching ribbon.
Finally, I die cut the soldier with Alterations Toy Soldier die, using Coredinations cardstock.
Isn't he the cutest thing? I had to have him the minute I saw him!
I put him in the tag with foam dots.
Well, that's it. When you're doing your shopping at the Emporium don't forget to use my coupon code IEIRISGARDEN for 10% off!
 Hope you enjoyed the tag, thanks for looking!
From Millan.Net

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Inspiration Emporium ~ Joy

Good morning friends!
Today I'm showing you my December project for Inspiration Emporium.
We can make anything as long as the word Joy is in it.
I decided to make a spoon Christmas tree ornament.
I used my metal punch stamps to stamp JOY at the top of the spoon.I wanted to put stuff in the bowl of the spoon. I wrote over the word with my black Copic and used the blender pen to clean up around the letters. 
This is my punch set, a hammer and a this metal square, I can't for the life of me think of the name of it, ugh.
But, it's supper heavy.
Here's the ornament finished. 
I used my new Alterations snowflake rosette die and white cardstock. I sprayed it with adhesive glue , I figued that would be way easier than trying to put glue on it. Then I poored glitter, and diamond dust glitter over it. I colored white seam binding with fired brick Distress Stain and tied it on the spoon handle.
I put some Glossy Accents on about half of the spoon and sprinkled on the glitter and added my Idea-ology fractured doll while it was still wet. I glued the wings on her first, I got them out of my stash, I picked them up somewhere. I colored my Idea-ology festive foilage poinstetta and leaves with my red pepper and citrus paint dabbers. I added the Kaiser Rhinestones on the edge. 

Now it's your turn, make something JOYous and upload it to the Inspiration Emporium blog for your chance to win $$$ to spend in the store, fun, fun, fun!
Oh, use my code IEIRISGARDEN to get 10% off your order!
Have a great day, thanks for looking!
  From Millan.Net
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