Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 November

Hello, I'm back again.   It dawned on me that it is the last day of November and I hadn't played along with Tim Holtz on the 12 tags of 2013 November.  This month Tim did a chalk board tag.  Check out his version here.

Tim used a matte finish embossing powder but I didn't have any so I just pulled out the white embossing powder out of my stash.  It's a bit shiny but I'm happy with the results.

I did one tag with the gingerbread man and candy from the mini blueprints 5 stamp set (CMS170).  The other was a gift tag using the Christmas Time stamp set (CMS141).

Here are some close up details.

And, a bit of different angle where you can see the popped up shapes.

This one was fun.  Do I say that about all the tags?  Well, yes I think I do, ha ha ha.  Looking forward to seeing what Tim creates for December.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are getting some crafty time.  Happy Creating!

Hugs,  Sharon

Thankful and Carry On

Happy Saturday Friends!

hope you have spent your Thanksgiving weekend surrounded by family, friends, and some good eats!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how thankful I am for all of you!  It is an honor and a pleasure to be able to share my creative pursuits with you.  I appreciate all those who stop by, make comments, and support me.

We are having some unusually warm and dry weather in Northern California.  I got to spend a little time out in the yard trimming and picking up leaves.  Always makes me feel better to putter around in the yard.

I've got several projects in the works.  One is a card for a friend.  It is a take off on the British saying Keep Calm and Carry On.  I put my own twist on the phrase.

I stamped and inked some book paper for the front of the card and some Basic Grey ledger paper for the inside.

Big Ben was popped up and accented with some glossy accents.

To cover the inside sentiment as a surprise I made a pocket with some coredinations card stock embossed with the TH clocks texture fade and inserted a postcard in the pocket.  I wrote my personal birthday wishes on the postcard.

Inks and supplies used included:

Fun card isn't it?  I had a blast making it.  Hope you give it a try.  Well, I'm off to work on some gift card holder Christmas cards.  Check back again to see what I'm creating with some movers and shapers dies.

Hope you get some time this weekend to craft and create.  Happy crafting!

Hugs,  Sharon

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Grungy Wall Hanging Full View

Hello, me again!  If you remember from my post a couple of days ago I shared a wall hanging I created for YaYa's birthday but failed to get a full view shot.  Well thanks to Linda (aka YaYa Ladybug) who posted pics on Facebook I was able to snag a full view photo.

Enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by, again, ha ha ha.  Have a wonderful evening!

Hugs, Sharon

We have a winner!

Hello Friends,

we have a winner for my one year blog anniversary giveaway as selected by the Random Number Generator.

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Wendy, you were the 2nd to comment.  Congratulations!  Please email me at with your address and I will get that Ranger apron and Heidi Swapp Christmas album shipped to you.

Thanks to everyone for your support and comments.  That means so much to me.  I am so thankful for all the friendships I have made in the last year or so through crafting.  Some of you right here close to home and others from all around the world.  It's amazing that technology has brought us together.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Creating!

Hugs,  Sharon

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Blog Anniversary, Latest Projects, and a Giveaway!

Hello Friends!  Life is good.  Just spent yesterday at Chico Scrapbooks for a Thanksgiving crop with some of my best crafty buds.  Today I'm just hanging out at home.  Feeling very productive today.  A little cleaning, a little baking (some Tamari almonds and chocolate chip cookies, yum!), and now some crafty time.  Ahhhhh, aren't Sundays great?!

I've got  a lot to share today so this is photo heavy.  So grab a cuppa, sit back, and get caught up on SY's Studio.

I missed celebrating a milestone with my blog.  It's been a year since I jumped into the world of blogging and social media with SY's Studio.  Wow, what a fun year its been.  My first blog post was October 24, 2012.  Thank You to all of you who have followed me here and on my Facebook page and to those of you who have stopped by.  I feel very blessed to be able to share my creative pursuits and that you support me.  I can't say thank you enough!  To commemorate this blog anniversary I am doing a give away.  Yay!  Love give aways.  Don't you?

How about a Ranger apron and a Heidi Swapp Christmas memory files album?  To be entered in the giveaway please leave a comment on this blog with your favorite post or project so far and what you would like to see more of.  I will choose a winner on Wednesday,  November 20, 2013.  Good Luck!

Things have been busy here in the North State.  I've got several classes coming up at Chico Scrapbooks which include making samples and kitting.  Lots of cutting, die cutting, and prep.  On Friday I will be teaching a Thanksgiving Place Card class.  I was able to do a demo yesterday at our crop.  Nothing better than seeing the look of joy on peoples faces when they see a new technique or learn how to use a product they already have in a new and different way.  The placecards are created using Sizzix dies and embossing folders and a whole lot of Distress inks.

I recently finished a wall hanging for a dear friend who had a birthday this month.  Happy Birthday YaYa Lady Bug!  So happy that you like your present!

This wall hanging started with the cardboard from the back of a watercolor paper pad.  As I was reaching to put it in the recycle bin it turned upside down and I had the inspiration to use it for a wall hanging.  I pulled out the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap, my Tim Holtz stencils and Distress inks and paints and got busy. 

This is the watercolor pad cardboard turned upside down, wire taken out and painted with black gesso.

Tissue wrap applied.

Die cuts glued on.

Let the stenciling begin.

Another layer of distress paint.

Stenciled, inked, stamped, and ready for embellies.

Tattered florals.

Here are some shots of the finished hanging.  Sorry, I missed getting a full view shot of the whole piece,  but these details will give you the idea.

I'm also working on a mosaic box set for a class at Chico Scrapbooks in early December.  That one is not ready for a reveal just yet but I will be posting some photos soon.  It will make a great Christmas gift filled with goodies or presents.

The winner of the anniversary giveaway will be picked on Wednesday so be sure to leave a comment on what blog post or project you like the most so far and what you would like to see more of.

Thanks so much for stopping by and your continued support.  Happy Creating!

Hugs,  Sharon