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Saturday, October 18, 2014


Halloween is just around the corner so gather your bags and get your spooky costumes on and enjoy ....

Friday, September 19, 2014

Well it's FALL

so I did this tag to go on one of my decorator blocks ......

and this is for Thankgiving time ... when I put them on the blocks later I will do another photo ... yes those are keypunch cards .... how many remember them

Thursday, September 11, 2014

911 NEVER forget ....

We still mourn the loss of life that day and know that the atrocity will never be forgotten and we will guard against it ever happening again ......

Monday, August 11, 2014

Using up some SCRAPS

This scrap was the little squares that I had leftover from another project so now they are little packages on a Birthday card ...

this is all scraps ... leftover from other projects but I really like the way it turned out ... wish I had that gear folder to make some more ....

ok this one is also all scraps ... guess you can recognize the Tim Holtz paper it was a VERY easy card ... 

Thursday, August 07, 2014

More Tim Techniques

Actually these are the same technique but using different colors and then dyeing the ribbon using the same colors as the cards ....
1st I started off with Tim's manila cardstock and spritzed it with a fine mist then dabbed color stains to my carft sheet and then placed the cardstock in them and misted the cardstock again to help the colors blend ...  2nd I dried them with the heat gun, then back to the table to splatter big drops of water on the cardstock and blot off color with a paper towel .... when I was happy with the effect I dried it again and stamped images ... 3rd was to do stains on the craft sheet again and take white hem tape and mash it into the stains, then dry it some and scrunch it up and finish drying it .... 

Monday, August 04, 2014

Playing with Tim

ok not in real life but with some of his techniques .... ;-) ...

This one is using a stencil, distressed inks, spritzer with water  ... rub your ink pad on the stencil, I used 4 colors one in each corner of the stencil ... then spritz with water and lay watercolor paper on the stencil to transfer the watercolor effect of the ink ... then I used gray ink pad and stamped faint background then used black ink pad to stamp butterflies on the watercolor paper and again on scrap watercolor paper ... I cut out butterflies from scrap and using a dry water brush took and colored the butterflies from the same ink pads I had used on the stencil ... 

This one I did the same ink in 4 corners and spritzed but it was with a stamp then stamped on watercolor paper ... then I stamped Wishes in gray ink and stamped the Wizard in black and stamp him again on scrap cut him out and using dry water brush colored him ... after all of that I used the silver "Wink of Stella" pen to accent the sparkles and crystal ball of the Wizard .... think I will use this one for my granddaughters birthday

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Got to sit and make some cards ...

it been soooooooooo long since I got to spend time at the art table so I wanted to do some experimenting ... I used oil pastels and heated them for the background, then drew some flowers with the just regular then took Archival Ink and did stencil work and stamped the saying "Embrace Imperfection" I thought it was very appropriate ... click to enlarge

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Well what do you do with all of those scraps of paper that are just to good to throw away .... this is one of the things I did with mine .........

Monday, April 07, 2014

Happy Easter ... ok just a little early

Seems like all I can take time to do these days are small projects ... like cards and banners

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fun "Dutch Door" Card

This is for my online group swap .... it was fun to make I really like doing something different with a card ..... the idea came from Splitcoaststampers.com (they have all of the dimensions) ... oh this is G45 paper

Washi Tape Post Cards

yep I have joined the crowed ... Washi tape is on my list of must haves ......

Friday, February 14, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

well I did get a few Valentine things made so here you go ..... I am working on 1 more but it will have to be posted later ......

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Velvet Ribbon Tag

I used rayon velvet ribbon and heat stamped the image so it gives it an embossed effect ... this was a mingle for an art group online ... oh I forgot to say the tag ribbon color is really a deep deep violet and the hanging and accent velvet ribbon is raspberry and it's vintage from my parents fabric store back in the mid 1970's ...

Monday, January 13, 2014

Well 2014 is here ...

I have again been sick and not able to do art ... this is sooooo getting in the way of me having fun ... I am now well and hope I stay that way for the rest of 2014 .... I am going to try and make more things this year and be better at posting also ..... I am headed to a 4 day art gathering and hopefully will have more to post after I get back .... but for now I will post these

this is a steno pad that I covered and did a little embellishing on ..... 

this card using a library card/pocket on front, eventually the library card will have the name of the person it's being sent to written where the Author goes ... and I decided to get out the washi tape to work with for some things .....

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas to ALL!!!!

it's not been a very artful year but it has been a very busy one ...... I am wishing all of you a wonderful Holiday Season and a safe opening of another year .... here's hoping 2014 bring happiness, health and art to everyone .......

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Thanksgiving

my your Thanksgiving be filled with love and laughter ... I am thankful for my family, friends and health ... blessing to all .....

Friday, November 08, 2013

Tim Holtz inspired Christmas tag

again for an online swap ..... using stains on wet tag, then drying it and then splatting with water drops and letting that sit and then blotting to pick up some of the color ... then using Picket Fence stain on a stamp to stamp on tag and last but not least wink-a-stella brushes to give it some bling ... at the end I stamped in black Tim's Noel stamp and blinged it with Stickles and added Tim's Christmas charm a blinged snowflake and some jingle bells at the top ...

Christmas bags for online swap

I used the G45 paper from the "12 days of Christmas"  8x8" pad and Tim Holtz Vintage Lace and Poinsettia dies, then I blinged them up with Stickles and Wink-a -Stella brushes ... I did a 3rd but forgot to take a photo before mailing it off .....

Friday, October 25, 2013

First of the Christmas Cards

Stock image on Clorox stamped cardstock with leather string tie and Tim Holtz Christmas charm

Paper from my stash or 3 years or more ago ... mulberry paper torn under stock image, snowflake buttons and sheer ribbon

Monday, October 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Cards

I printed on canvas my stock images then tore and pinked around them to sew onto cardstock

I lined the envelope with the paper for the turkey card and used Tim Holtz little tattered leaves diecut for the leaves on the little boy card

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Happy Halloween ....

I made the card using a #12 Tim Holtz black tag, folded it in half and die cut the end with the Tim Holtz twig boarder die

front layers are stock images, 1/2 doily, cardstock and glitter pumpkin, pinned to ribbon is a tiny skull bead with Tim's tiny pin

Used the Tim Holtz tree diecut to make black tree on orange cardstock with half doily behind ... made a pocket using Tim Holtz die to cut orange and black cardstock then tape together to form pocket

used cardstock and stamps to make tags and a Halloween Bingo card

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Altered Composition Book

Using 1 12x12, 7 Gypsy paper ... stock image ... Tim Holtz Coordination cardstock

front - I cut around birds to slide in doily I had inked to black

inside front cover stock image torn layered on off white cardstock the torn Tim Holtz coordination cardstock

back I used scraps from front then accented with black masking tape that matched spine

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Please NEVER forget

to many died and left loved ones who suffer still today as individuals and as a nation we must NEVER forget