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Friday, December 19, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Tree is ready


Stocking are hung .... ALL over



Sideboard is ready for Sweets with Sweet Fairy and all



Friday, December 12, 2014

A few more Christmas Cards

still trying to make more to send out, but life keeps getting in the way so this may be it ....


I used Martha Stewart's punch for the top and bottom borders, just a regular circle punch 5 times for the ornament and the writing embossing folder


this one was very simple the only thing is Tim Holtz tree stamp the rest is just paper 


This one is Tim's Holly stencil and Speckles stencil, I used Tea Dye Tim's ink for the branches, Barn Door ink for the berries and Forest Moss for the leaves that I put on top of Peeled Paint then the Speckles were done in denominational paste and sprinkled with glitter while it was wet to look like snow falling, the next step was to cut a frame from the green cardstock and lay it over to mimic looking out a window


This is an easel card with a mixture of Tim's Snowflake border and Deer, Sizzix Snowflake #3 die and Martha Stewart's Snowflake punch, with pleated velvet ribbon and Tim's word stick painted with white craft paint and wiped down some 

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Now we are looking at Thanksgiving ...

I am very thankful for all of my family, good health and friends ... with those I can conquer the wold ...


some of the glitter letters don't show up to well but it says "Thankful"




Saturday, October 18, 2014

Spooky!!!!!

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

Patchwork

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 ...