Monday, December 19, 2011

scraptastic mondays christmas anything goes

happy monday :)  are ya all done with your christmas shopping yet? me neither :)  altho i say it drives me bonkers i have to admit i love the last minute craziness.. not the koo~koo  ( or as my brother  fondly calls them, kookaloooks) people running you over with their carts to get that last popular have to have  toy on the shelf or knocking you down to get just one person in line ahead of you but..... oh i dont know... just spending time with the people like me who swear next year theyre gonna have their shopping done way early or online shop instead :) i love that bonding experience with strangers. have a great conversation with someone youll never see again :)  oh well , tis the joy of the season right ? ;)
 well i have some sad news, cindy has decided to end her scraptastic challenges so this will be my last post for scraptastic challenges. its been a lot of fun creating projects using her using her cute digi stamps . thank you so much for the fun ride cindy :)
so.. anyway what youre really here for
oh and my guest designer "bug" is back with us today too :)  yay!!! i'll show his project right after mine. that's how he wants to do it this time since his was first last time. isnt he just thoughtful. :)

this week at SM our challenge is to make anything christmasy. i need a few more altered bags and really enjoy making them so thats what i did. yeah i know i also made some last week for ya but cindys digis just dress up a bag ( or anything) so cutely. and these particular ones i used went perfectly with the gift inside..
gingerbread cookies :) yum!

                                            aren't  these just the cutest lil cookies :)

                                             this lil guy is cindys digi  gingerbread boy  
               i paper pieced his attire. i used liquid applique for the frosting look  and used foam stickies under him for dimension.

 i love this banner thats included on the digi. the sentiment is stephanies from whimsical designs  from the whimsical fun volume 1 set. i made a faux embossed look by first stamping in white then stamping again just slightly off kilter in black. its really cool looking in person :)  sorry the photo is blurred a tad i just noticed that now, you can still see how great the stamps stamp out tho :)

for his cute lil nose i added a cloud9 raindot and signo pen to highlight his eyes. i just used my circle punch and chicken scratch for the tag. 

                                    our sweet lil gingery girl is called gingerbread cutie

                                                               and isnt she ever :)
                                              i did the same with her as the boy but added distressed stickles in spun sugar to her lips and hair ties. i also added chunky glitter  on the paper and a pearl on her dress.
                                              can ya see that sparkle a little better :)
                                  the sentiment is also from the same set of stephanies. 
                 again i just  used a 1 inch circle punch  and chicken scratched saying on  the tag 
                 now the moment youve been waiting for.. my sweet guest designer, i welcome back bug :) 
sit back and be prepared to be amazed. remember he's  only 3 years old :) 
                                              bug made a paper doll with gingerbread boy. BUT not just any old gingerbread boy, this one can do tricks....

 how cool is that! he can stand on his head all by himself :) bug says hes one amazing cookie. i think bug is too :)  
 i highlighted the eyes then bug wanted to use my "special pen" (signo) too so he highlighted over mine. then he made the squiggly lines  and colored in the hair. . he too wanted frosting on his cookie :) his favorite color today is red so thats what he colored his outfit in. great job bug and thank you for being my awesome guest designer again :) 
             bug says  thank you cindy for making his day so much fun with your digi :)  and thank you for looking at his project.
thanks for stopping by today be sure to head on back to the SM blog and check out the rest of the DTS awesome projects  have a great day  :) xxxshelly 


Kate said...

So Adorable Shelly. I love them. Had fun working with you my DT Sister. Have a wonderful Holiday.


GiGi said...

WOW WOW WOW Shelly! These turned out SO COOL! I love all the glitter and pattern paper. You did an AMAZING job on these!

Cindy said...

Hi Shelly,FANTASTIC job with your sweet Christmas gift bags!They are sooo SUPER CUTE!I LOVE the great pattern paper you used and the sweet little tags,looks AWESOME!!BEAUTIFUL job as always!!I really enjoyed working with you,Merry Christmas my friend and thanks for everything!:)

Stephanie said...

Adorable!! I love altering up the gift bags too. They can be a present all in a matter a fact I think they would look amazing as home decor on a mantle of table. Great papers, details, and loving the way you are using my stamps. Tell your guest designer he rocks! Hugs:)

Anesha said...

The two images are just so adorable. Love the bags. Have a Happy Christmas.

cricutalltime said...

yummy cookies.that icing looks so the colors you picked for the cards.cute tag.your boy did a great job.i like getting my boy involved with cuts i do for cards also.tfs