Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Faux Cleaning Linda Style

I have had such fun cleaning my desk - is it clear now - definitely not but I have created these fun projects

What started off as Christmas Gift Tags soon became Christmas decorations and just as quickly became Book Gems

It all began when I started packing up the Cuttlebug and saw the Spellbinders Labels 14 just sitting there begging me to use it before packing it away ....and you know I could not resist, especially with those card stock leftovers lying there right next to it!

The :Layers of Color Belle Brocade art stencil added to the chorus calling my name - so yes - ink hit those divine stencils and things were coming together wonderfully

 - don't you love those inchies that are part of a RAK from Laura from Layers of Color - add some ribbon and a tassel - finishing with bling and that part of the desk is.....messier than it was before! LOL!

The Fleur de Lis Embossing Folder was in need of some attention and a quick massage with ink soon brought the offcuts of white card stock to life! 

 Adding an image from the Layers of Color Acanthus art stamp set that has been punched out with a circle pinch and layered onto a larger black circle

Is my desk any clearer - well, we all know the answer to that - but the right side of my brain is very happy!! LOL!  I don't know about you but I LOVE the feeling of creating something out of those leftovers!  These are perfect to pop in with your Christmas card to give that little 'something extra' and better still it is a 'work of the heart!'

These are for the following Challenges:
Artful Inkibles - Die Cuts and Punches
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
PaperTake Weekly - Cut It Out
Everybody Art Challenge - Use Shapes
My Time to Craft - Something with a Tag on it
Scrap Creations - Blue and White or Silver - Tag 2
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Christmas But no Cards
Cards for Men - Masculine and Christmas - Tag 2
Pollycraft - Blue - Tag 2
Die Cut Dreams - Anything But a Card
I Did It Creations - Wings - Tag 1
Marks Finest Papers - Add a Circle
Secret Crafter - Handmade Christmas Gifts
Mami Doodles - Fuzzy
The Stamp Man -Anything Tim Holtz and Christmas Theme - Distressing Inks
You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp Company

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Thank you for your comments and all of the encouragement you leave me here, it is appreciated!!!  I love seeing that you have visited - it makes my day!  God bless you!


  1. Oh my, these are beautiful, Linda. They have the Bohemian feel that is so trendy right now.

  2. Fabulous gifts

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  3. These are stunning Linda, I am so glad you began cleaning your table :). Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

  4. Ooo, gorgeous! Now that's the way to clean house! LOL! Everything you touch turns out creative and lovely!

  5. Beautiful Tags Thanks for sharing them with us at DCD.
    Chris x

  6. Stunning creations Linda.It is lovely to see your work at MTTCC this week and I hope you share your work with us again soon x

  7. You are so awesome!!! Love them one and all!

  8. These are gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  9. Linda - excellent tags - that black makes them just pop~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  10. Love this! How fun to use those scraps for something so beautiful.

  11. These are great tags. I love the style. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  12. Linda, that is my style of cleaning, but DH does not agree :-( Love what you have created here - just beautiful, my friend.

  13. Linda - Hi from a fellow Aussie. Pleased to have discovered your blog. These are fabulous.

  14. What gorgeous tags/ornaments/book marks!!!! Such pretty colors and I love the images you added to the centers!!! You have inspired me to make some book marks as stocking stuffers...now I have to find my labels 14...LOL!!!

  15. Lovely ideas! Love the ornamentts/bookgems/tags or whatever they end up being... Thank you for joining I did it creations challenge blog this week, glad to have you there. Hugs!

  16. These are fabulous. Love their shape and the trims. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  17. Wow what beautiful creations with so many variables, absolutely fabulous gift idea,
    thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 110 Handmade Christmas Gifts,
    Good luck,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.

  18. Fabulous, love the individual looks, great gift ideas!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  19. These are all terrific. I LOVE tags. I have not made any for so long. I think this was a great diversion. Hope you have a fabulous weekend..hugs.

  20. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

  21. Hi Linda~

    These are wonderful! I know what you mean, I have been trying to clear up my work space so I can work on a clean area...I end up working on top of other cards! LOL

    These are really beautiful! Great gifts! Sending you a message via SCS. Please check when you can.

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

    Fund Raiser for the American Cancer Society!
    Only 41 more card sets needed
    before December 2nd!
    Please go to the He IS Able Blog for Details!

  22. Wow, these are great I love them, and what beautiful embossing folders you have!!

    Thanks for sharing them.

    Wishing you a good weekend

    Regards Nina

  23. These are all really lovely, fabulous colors and variety of styles. Gorgeous!! thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week

  24. Beautiful tags!! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week :)

  25. wonderful christmas gift tags!!
    thank you for joining EAC this week.
    hugs tina46

  26. These are beautiful, thank you for sharing them with us at Cards for Men...Hope to see you next time...
    Mandy xx

  27. Cool. I love how versatile they are.
    Thanks for joining us at EAC

  28. These are beautiful! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  29. Wow, these sets are amazing! Love the tags/bookmarks. Beautiful. Thanks for playing at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

  30. These are awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again next week!
    hugs, Sharon


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