Friday, December 30, 2011

Favorite projects!

Hi bloggers...
I wanted to share a few of my favorite project I did throughout the year. 
On the top of my list is the 12 Tags of Christmas with Tim Holtz
I always make the tags but this year I wanted to put a new spin on it. 
The configuration tray makes a wonderful display for Christmas.

Halloween is my favorite holiday and ATC's are a great way to show your spirit. 
They are quick and fun to make. 

Art From the Heart had a blog hop for their 10th birthday. 
For the hop I created this piece and lit the candle in Dyan's honor. 

I have a love for birds and this box is a great way to display all things nature. 
Just imagine the possibilities.

Take time to be creative!
It's good for the soul!

Happy New Year! 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all!

Hi Bloggers Merry Christmas to you!!
I hope your spending time with family and friends doing what you love 
may the New Year bring you health, prosperity and all things you cherish most!

Monday, December 19, 2011

The blog winners are!!!!!

Thanks so much for all the lovely comments. 

Here are the lucky winners...... If your name appears below please email me at and I'll get your prizes in the mail. 

Scrapthat said...STUNNING! I totally LOVE the idea of having a more permanent version of Tim's tags! it turned out sooo fabulous too! TFS! I enjoyed your version as much as Tim's I think!


Friday, December 16, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas Tags #10,11 and 12

Lets get to it!

Here is Tim's #10 Tag. 

For this one I created a tag that will be pop doted to the tray. 

This is a favorite of mine. The facets are so beautiful with the metal behind them. The metal makes it look like old time vintage mercury glass ornaments. It's truly amazing. 

Moving right along this is Tag # 11 from Tim's.

The #11 Tag was my most challenging. The Santa was so large and I was limited on space. Why not use shrink plastic? The effect is the same just stamp your image first with Archival Ink, cut it out, shrink it with a heat tool and color on the back with alcohol inks. 

The last and final tag. Tag #12 from the master.

My configuration box.

Save the best for last! I just love the shabby chic look of this tag. 
It just glistens in the light from the Rock Candy Distress Stickles. 

Put them all together and you have this amazing display of Christmas goodness! 
Thank you Tim Holtz for all your amazing creativity, inspiration, dedication, and hard work. 
Thank you Mario for all the BTS (behind the scene) footage, photos you take and hard work! 
Thanks to all of you for stopping in to see what I've been up to. 

Leave a comment by midnight on Sunday PST and for the first time on my blog
I have a few special give aways, just for you!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas Tags #6,7,8 and 9

I'm back from Salem, Oregon. I had lots of fun at Stampin' Cat Studios. 
Thanks so much for having me. 

Catching up on the 12 Tags. 
I just love waking up in the middle of the night to check Tim's blog for the next master piece. 

Here's #6 by the one and only Tim Holtz.

The Configuration.

So I have to admit I wasn't super excited about this technique. But after making it I do love it. 
I really gives you a vintage look and it's so easy to do. 

Tim's Tag #7 

My rendition of the tag.

After doing several configurations I was running out of larger boxes so it got me thinking... I don't have to use the boxes I can just create a tag and pop it up in the base tray.
This gives me more flexibility and more space to create. 

Moving right along. Here is Tag # 8 from Tim.

Configuration Tag #8

I added this little holly for a more festive look. 
I love the Christmas Distress Inks!!! A great addition to already fabulous colors. 

Tim's Tag #9 

#9 configuration.

For this one I had to cut the candelabra down in order to get it to fit in the box. 

Check back tomorrow I'll be posting more Tags. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas Tags #3,4 and 5

Hey bloggers! 
Thanks for checking out my progress on the tags. 
After teaching this weekend I needed to catch up. 
This is Tim's #3 tag.

My Configuration box. 

I really love this Die Cut and don't get me started on Kraft Core. 
It's my new favorite cardstock. 

Tim's Tag #4. 

The Configuration box I came up with. 

I think this is my favorite so far. I have always loved snowman. 

Tag #5 from Tim

Tag #5 Configuration box. 

This technique always amazes me. It's one of those how'd you do that moment. 

Here is the progress all put together. 

Tomorrow I leave for Salem, Oregon to teach a couple classes at 
I'm looking forward to meeting some new friends and sharing some fun techniques.
When I return next week I will catch up the rest of the Tags/Configurations...
and finish up the Type Tray I can't wait. 
Have a great week.
Thanks for stopping by Richele

Friday, December 2, 2011

12 tags of Christmas Tag #2

This is Tim's Christmas Tag #2.  
My configuration! 
I love all the different textures.  
This little reindeer is one of my favorite dies. 

Just think in less then ten minutes another tag is being posted... 
Can't wait to make the next one. 

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 1

The 12 Tags of Christmas has finally started! 
I have been so excited I could hardly stand it. 
Here is Tim's beautiful tag #1. 
Every year I make the tags but this year I decided to incorporate 
Tim's tag techniques into a Configuration type tray. 
Here is my finished piece.

I love these little pinecones. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Configuration Class

Hi Bloggers! 
Come join me at Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley, California this Saturday.
I will be teaching a Christmas Configurations Class. 
Click here for more information.
After making the above Configuration Box for my class I had some leftover boxes 
and I couldn't let them go to waste. 
Sooo . . . . I made this mini "Wish" box. 

I hope all of you are looking in on "The 12 Tags of Christmas" with Tim Holtz
I know I can't wait to see them. The anticipation is building. 
Also check out Mario on twitter for the "BTS" behind the scenes. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Bloggers! Happy Thanksgiving.
I hope you are all taking some time with friends and family. 
Here are a few shots from my backyard I took a few days ago, fall is in full swing. 
I love this time of year. 
Enjoy your day relaxing, creating, eating, being grateful.....