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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Made from scraps

ok, another YouTube that helped get my creative juices flowing is "The Firefly Studio67" ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OavTe35oaU&list=PLcS5_CvUn--pz0s9fuJk8SfAFGcBCnxS5&index=5 ... she has several things to make with book pages we all have leftover from projects ... and using up scraps lots of us have done the altering of paperclips before but these are the BIG ones so you can use them in journals to hold several things or just as a pretty on a page or tag

the 3 I made yesterday

one in a journal just as a pretty

this one on a tag ... IF you notice they are on opposite sides and this means you have to turn your paper clip over and attach that way or it will be decorating the backside of something on the right, or at least that is what I decided 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Another Junk Journal page

I was really liking the little envelopes made from scraps so yep I used them again ... put some tags and journal cards in them so there would be journaling space ... the background is a digital print by Artymaze from Etsy called Printable Collage Sheet .... then on the back, I did the lined paper I had from an old journal of mine and the leftover from the digital print on the front with a G45 postcard to use for more journaling put in a tuck spot made from scraps ...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Little Holder

for Ephemera ... I watched a YouTube by "Wendy's Journal Adventure" for a stamp holder but I did the pockets a little different so I could use it for taking Ephemera I wanted to have when I went to art retreats ... her YouTube tutorial is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_PufXgKZ4I&t=24s 

I used sari silk for my ribbon tie and a book page from " The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" by Edith Holden that I got from Amazon

I added a pen holder because some of my labels are blank that I might want to use

as you can see I managed to stuff quite a bit of ephemera in mine ... oh I made an actual pocket for extra space where my lace and ribbon go ... the background paper is just scrapbook paper 

this is what it looks like without the ephemera in the slots & pocket

this is the back which has one pocket and 2 slots all of these are made from vellum so you can see what is inside ... the front and back cover are from the book and the 2 middle ones have G45 card stock

this shows the pocket and slots better ...

Monday, March 16, 2020

She got a Ticket to Ride

this was for an online swap I did ... the theme is "She's got a Ticket to Ride" ... we were to do to strips of 5 tickets alter them and send to two different people ... I just did the card as an extra, using some of Tim Holtz collage paper and the little envelopes made from scrap paper and inked with Distressed Oxide inks ...

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Sweet little card

I love this embossing folder ... I borrowed it from a friend so sorry I don't know who makes it, and I had to try out some of the Art Alchemy Metallique Wax, I used Bronze Age but first I did a few hits direct to paper with black soot just on the top of the embossing and a bit on the sides, let that dry then rubbed the wax all over the card, cut out the center with an oval cutter and put the image behind the cutout space ... I was very pleased with how it turned out ...

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Lets go to the Circus

I have been doing some things just did take the time to post them so today I am trying to catch up ... this is a Junk Journal page using G45 Circus paper they did a few years ago

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine Day ....

Well as you can see I haven't been very good at keeping my blog ... I do hope to do better in the future ... key word hope ... any way Happy Valentine!

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Happy 2020 ....

yep, it's that time of year and can you believe we are now in the year 2020 ... 

Monday, December 09, 2019

Christmas Cards

some of the other ones I have made and am trying to get them all addressed and in the mail ....

The one of the Wise men has a background of gold leaf thru a stencil

The red one has glitter paper behind the cutout poinsettias and the background of the ornament is gold leafing ... my gold leafing I use the most is a mix of several colors 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 04, 2019

Art Journal

I have been doing a bit of Art Journaling ...

This is an easy one ... using Tim Holtz collage paper on the roll in a tube, washi tape, stamps, pre-packaged leaves with Tim's crackle paint over them, die-cut copper leaves that have been heated, and regular cardstock die-cut leaves with Distressed Oxide inks to give fall color on them

Friday, October 04, 2019

More Cards - 2 Christmas

The one in the middle is the same style card as the Christmas card in the other post just done in different color scheme with different trim ... makes for a really different looking card ... oh the paper is from some of my stash about 8 or so years ago ...

The 2 Christmas cards are kind of self-explanatory, I did use 2 sizes of circles die cuts to make the wreath which you might not have known how to do ...

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Doing some Christmas Cards ...

Yes, it's getting close so I need to get more made ...

You can't see the 3 Wisemen very well in the photo but they do show up in real life, the gold is a gold leaf layer on 4" double-sided tape with the stencil then you take the stencil off and add loose glitter to stick to the rest of the tape add the diecut over that ...

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Few Cards

looks like I am in my turquoise phase ... :-)

this is a G45 paper and design I just adapted it some because I was teaching 6 ladies and didn't have everything the original design called for ... also I added a bit of Fossilized Amber to the edges of the card layers to better go with the little tag on the swingarm, I felt like otherwise it just stood out too much

the off white middle lifts and that is where you would write your sentiment, oh I also added an extra 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" off white cardstock to the back layer because I thought it was too flimsy without it 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Never Forget what happened 9-11-2001

That Day!!!


for all the lives lost and all the family's devastated, we must never forget to stay vigilant in screening who comes into our country! 

Monday, July 29, 2019

# 7 of the Altered Book Round Robin

This happens to be the last in the 2019 RR ... the theme of this book was Stencile your Art Out ... so all she asked for was use a stencil with your spread and have some aqua color ...

These are her grandkids, she also wanted bright colors even Neon and I didn't really have Neon except in Gel Crayons that were for my grandkids

This is my favorite stencil and I love using modeling paste with it ... 

She is a Mermaid on land so I found these images in my stash, I used the Wink-of-Stella clear pen again on highlighted places but it just doesn't show in photo's, this is a Finnabar stencil and it's becoming one of my favs also

Saturday, July 20, 2019

A couple of more cards

These are using G45 paper Botanical Tea Collection all pattern paper and images are from that collection ... as you will see I used the same image two times because I had two sheets of images and I really liked that particular image a lot ... what doesn't show up is the Wink-a-Stella pen I used on the flowers and birds to give them a bit of sparkle ...

This is the unfolded card on the left 

This is the unfolded one on the right