Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sending Love at Christmas

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a wonderful first week of December!! We are under a winter storm warning, with it expected to hit tonight with lots of snow and ice. We are in the area with a strong possibility of losing power, so I may not be able to visit you for a few days. I'm trying to get in a quick post before I head to the store for supplies, just in case :)


I have a Christmas bag to share with you today. I started with a Copper Foil Engraving Blank from Royal Langnickel...this stuff is so awesome!! It really makes the embossing pop. I also have silver, gold and rainbow blanks, so you will be seeing lots more projects with it from me :) A Spellbinders Roman Romance M-Bossibilities embossing folder was used and then sanded to bring out the copper and awesome texture.


The ornament is a Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments 2011. The stamp is from JustRite's Deck the Halls stamp set. A Spellbinders Classic Circle Small was used for the inside sentiment, which is also from JustRite's Deck the Halls set. The stamps were stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink and then heat embossed with copper embossing powder. The sparkly copper ribbon is from my stash.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. JustRite Friday Challenge #111 - It's in the Bag
  2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
  3. DL.Art - December Linky
  4. Sunday Funday - December Linky
  5. Just B Creative Crazy - December Linky
  6. Paper Playtime #24 - Anything Goes
  7. Funday Friday #28 - Get in the Spirit
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be by to visit when I can :)

49 comments:

  1. Wow Lisa, I learn so much on your blog, not just techniques, but new to me products as well....this is beautiful, the embossing is gorgeous..a stunning bag!!!

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  2. whoops, I meant to say also, that I hope you do not lose your power, there is nothing worse in the cold...brrr...we are to get the cold, but not the snow/ice....our 14" is already melted and gone...stay warm my friend!!

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  3. This is so sweet. I love decorating these handled paper bags and what an inspiration your piece is. I love the foil idea. That is headed my way when? I hope you have the most wonderful day , my friend
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes December Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  4. Ooh this sure is pretty Lisa, love the colors and how adorable and unique the stamp image is...Lucky recipient who ever gets this gorgeous bag....

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  5. Lisa this is gorgeous!! What a beautiful bag you really are amazing :) I hope the storm passes you without any harm, it's scary to think about!

    Big hugs

    Vic x

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  6. I hope you don't lose power. Oh there is nothing worse and especially when it's so cold! We are almost 70 here today in Northern Virginia. We may be getting your storm towards the end of the weekend. This girl doesn't do cold well! :-)))

    Your card is just too darn pretty to be a bag. You are so talented Lisa! Love the colors...so regal!

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  7. Oh my...so beautiful. We're suffering through a big snow dump...high winds too yuk!

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  8. WOW for sure, Lisa!!!!! Super love.

    Always glad to see you linking up in my linky party!!!!

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Just B Creative Crazy

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  9. Absolutely beautiful as always - hope the storm passes by without much damage!!!

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  10. Super cute Lisa. Wow, that is pretty fascinating. I love how the embossing stands out. Really nice!!

    Susie

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  11. Beautiful gift bag Lisa, I like the bauble and all the sparkle, we have storm warnings too, stay safe
    Kevin xx

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  12. This is a BEAUTY!!!! Just a Gorgeous & Fabulous gift bag!
    I thought is was a canvas....Love it!!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    M'
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenge Blog ♥


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  13. My sweetest friend, first and foremost I am sending up prayers for you and everyone in the storm's path! I hope it goes through without even the tiniest problem. **extra hugs** Your bag is beyond exquisite, Lisa! All of the incredible detail is awe-inspiring. I had never heard of those engraving blanks! Amazing what you've done with them, not to mention all of the beauty atop it. The ornament is gorgeous (who knew copper could be so festively pretty?) and I love the ribbon you placed with it. Beautifully designed as always, my treasured friend. It is absolutely a gift in and of itself. :o) Stay safe and warm! I'll be checking in on you. :o)

    Extra sparkly hugs and blessings!

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  14. WOW!!! This is gorgeous Lisa!! LOVE the colors and the embossing and the whole gorgeous bag! This in itself is just as fun as the gift that would be inside. Totally blown away by this stunning project!!
    Hoping you and the family stay warm and with power...will be thinking of you!
    Take care my friend!
    Hugs!!

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  15. Wow! What a rich, elegant look you have achieved with this fabulous technique. This is really stunning - who cares what's inside...lol! Beautiful work my friend!
    I hope you stay warm and safe. We hit 80 degrees here today breaking the record high from 1978. It's been crazy hot and humid and I thought for sure we were in for bad weather. It sure felt like tornado weather. So far, so good - just unseasonably warm. Bundle up my friend!

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  16. This is fabulous Lisa, I love all the texture!

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  17. oh wow. this looks fantastic. Ohh, i hope you don't lose power and it's not as bad as they say. Me? I'm sitting here with the window open tonight. It's been 70 degrees the last two days. I was sweating putting up my xmas lights. Last week..snow, ice, record cold temps, this week...warm tropical weather. And lots of rain this week too!!

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  18. The embossing is so awesome! And I totally love the glittery browns ribbon too. I hope you and your family is able to stay safe and warm in the coming storm. Hugs!

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  19. Such a beautiful bag. Love the embossing and design. Anyone would love to receive this. I know I would. Love it. I sure hope you don;t loose power. We were at 60% today is will be snowing in the morning. Last Saturday night we lost power during night and it was off for 8 hours, coldest night so far this year it was 14%. It was not weather related it was due to a large wreck. Stay warm my friend.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  20. Lovely gift bag. Stay safe in the storm. We are also very very cold and expecting snow and ice. Mr. C fired up the generator today to have it ready. December Delights and Warm Cocoa...

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  21. Stunning bag! Love the embossing!

    Hopefully the storm passes right by without any problems!

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  22. Wow !! what a beautiful bag !! ..just love it !!

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  23. Lovely bag! I do so love Spellbinders and embossing folders! They make creations so special! I hope you keep warm and cozy! The storm is headed this way, YIKES!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  24. So gorgeous! This is so elegant, I really love it! Sorry for not commenting for a bit, I was on vacation with no service and the day I got home I got 3 of my grandsons for a week ages 5, 3 and 1 so I haven't done anything else!!

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  25. WOW - this embossing is just fabulous! And it goes so well with the heat embossed stamping and that wonderful ribbon!

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  26. Gorgeous bag and love the copper embossing. Hope you are safe my friend. Have a great weekend.
    Jayne x

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  27. Oooh man, this is so pretty Lisa! I am loving the embossing and the colors are GORGEOUS!!! You always are thinking outside the box girl:) So fun to see what you come up with! Another stunning idea!
    The person who receives this will LOVE it!

    I hope the storms aren't to bad! I will be thinking of you:) We are having a deep freeze. Highs only 4 degrees expected til next Tue and overnight down to 15 below. Cold...brrrr! I have so many things to get done this wknd, ugh! Oh well, I wlll have to bundle up and keep my car started everywhere I go! Thank goodness for car starters:)
    Big hugs!
    Have a great wknd!
    Sherrie K

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  28. Simply stunning. I've just ordered the Mboss folder you used, as I think it is just so elegant. Where do you get your copper blanks? This looks so enticing and made up into such a gorgeous card. Your S/B ornament was the frosting on the cake. Hope you are faring ok in this ice storm, and that your power stays on. We heard from a friend in NW Oklahoma about the ice & snow and minus digit temps expected ...so stay safe & warm. Hope you got your emergency cupboard stocked in time to stay off the roads. TFS & Hugs

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  29. Oh my, this is stunning. Love the copper effect - gorgoeus! TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

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  30. What a gorgeous bag Lisa! The metal embossed is beautiful, love the gorgeous ornament also! Always sooo creative, This would be a gift in itself Lisa!! Hope you were safe from the storm and staying warm!! Have a great weekend my friend :)

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  31. Lisa, thanks for the info on the copper blanks. May have to check my local Joann's tomorrow (it's a very small store...not like the one I love in Fla.!) If I have time, will go online to see about the copper blanks. I have a couple small sheets that went with the Artisan machine I bought, but not used yet. (On sale! Can't pass up a sale!) Hugs, and hope your weather is ok. Hearing from others that Ohio & Pennsylvania are now getting heavy snows.

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  32. Oh my! This looks spectacular! Looks like another supply item to add to my wishlist...lol.
    Hope you still warm and safe my friend!

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  33. This is such a beautiful bag, Lisa…I love the copper…so glamorous!! This is one bag that I wouldn't be "re-gifting" that's for sure. I am always stunned when I visit your blog, your creativity is endless! Happy Holidays sweet friend!

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  34. So gorgeous Lisa, love the metallic look. Hope you are safe and the storm is not too bad!!

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  35. This is stunning, Lisa! It will be hard to give away for sure. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  36. OMGosh....I'd be happy with the bag, don't worry about the gift! Fabulous Lisa :)

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  37. WOW! such a gorgeous bag with all the wonderful copper embossing, very pretty:) Have a great evening.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  38. Wow, but this is so vintagey-elegant! Love the copper......this bag is a treasure in itself.

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  39. Sooo STUNNING, Lisa, and a FABULOUS fit for the JR challenge as well as a perfect gift bag for Christmas giving with that fabby ornament -- LOVE it!!!

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  40. Lisa this bag is absolutely divine! I love how you embossed the foil and then burnished it to have it peek through! beautiful detail, love the tag, love it all. I am sorry I am visiting this blog post so late. I've been so busy and with the ice storm that hit, power was out for a bit. I hope you are staying warn and that the storm didn't hit too hard! Have a wonderful day my friend!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  41. BEAUTIFUL job with your bag Lisa, it just looks GORGEOUS my friend!!! :)

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  42. Gorgeous. Love the Embossing and the Gold. Hope your staying warm my friend.

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  43. What a fabulous bag! I love it! Have a wonderful day!
    Gerda

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  44. This is beautiful !! I would use it for home décor !! \

    Hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.BlogSpot.com

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  45. Well I never thought of putting one of those metal embossed sheets on a bag - It's AWESOME! This would be great for masculine gift bags too - Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

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  46. OMG! Your bag is sooooo beautiful my dear friend. I must get me some of that of the Tim Holtz distress embossing powder. Sorry I haven't been to your blog in awhile, life has had me on the run.
    Hugs,
    Cindy Lou

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