Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

Here's my Christmas card for 2010. I went back to digi scrapping it. Last year's stamped one was too stressful. I like stamping, but not 40 cards all the same right in a row!
Thanks for looking!

Simon Says Stamp and Show ... a Lord Tim of Holtz Technique!

This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge use... a Lord Tim of Holtz Technique!

I really like Tim's Rusted Grunge Technique. I used it on the key hole I cut from some grunge paper with the Hardware Findings die.
I made this clock for Jeff for Christmas. I made it more manly by using photos of our dogs instead of flowers to embellish it. The clock hardware was gold and I recolored it with silver alcohol ink to match the other metal on it.

I also finished my trees!!! I was inspired by Lynne's tree:
I used Pine Needles Distress Ink to die the fabric. The "branches" were cut out from the Tattered Leaves die. I had a small piece of green fabric left over from my Halloween costume so some of the branches were cut from that to give a 2 toned color. I really like how they turned out!!
thanks for looking!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

12 tags of 5

12 tags of 5

I had fun making this tag! I had the metal foliage and some of the inks, otherwise I found some similar items from my stash. The Santa is from Graphics Fairy that I printed onto cardstock. I found the sheet music free online and printed it onto cardstock also.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas

This is my first time following along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas
I'm having so much fun, and learning a lot of new techniques!! Here's my Day 1 Tag:
Day 1
I had some of the stuff Tim used on his tag. I had the distress ink on the tag. I didn't have the house so I made my own and then ran it through the Squares Sizzix Impression Plate to give it texture. I had the Tim Holtz fence die, and covered the grungepaper with Picket Fence Crackle Paint.
I didn't have a wreath, so I made one with the leaves from the bird/branch punch from stamping up, added some Christmas Red Stickles and a bow. I cut the "tree" from a bush in my yard, added Star Dust Stickles and some white glitter ink to it. The ribbon is Martha Stewart.

This is my tag for day 2:

Day 2
I didn't have anything Tim used! I used Faded Jeans, Barn Door, Peeled Paint and Broken China distress inks. The ribbon is Martha Stewart. The stamp is the only one I had that had a evergreen branch on it. I like how it turned out.

Here is day 3:
Day 3
I had to improvise on this one too. The branch stamp is a Tim Holtz one, I didn't have the Tree stamp he used. The bird is a punch from Stampin Up. I used Barn Door, Pine Needles, Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. I used Tim's Tattered Florals Sizzix Die to made my flower. The brad is Stampin Up.
Day 4
Day 4 Tag:
I didn't have the stuff Tim used, but I found some similar items. I used a oval Fragments piece and tried the tutorial he had on his blog today. I used the alcohol inks first, and then stamped the snowflakes with black Stazon. I couldn't get the Stazon to blot off! Tim used Archival Ink, and I didn't have that so I thought I'd try with the Stazon. Oh well, I like how it turned out anyway. I had some Christmas print cardstock that had a Santa on it so I used that. The swirl is a Tim Holtz stamp. I used some Broken China Distress Stickles on the bottom.
Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Distress Ink Clock & Christmas Trees

This week for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge ...  Distress Inks! For my project, I made a clock example for the stamp camp I'm teaching next week.
I made some of the grunge paper roses that Lynne is famous for:
I used Tim Holtz's Distress ink Mulled Lavender, and 2 other inks by Stampin Up.  I also used Distress
Ink Old Paper and Vintage Photo on the clock face.

I also was inspired by Lynne's Christmas Tree and made 2 small ones for a couple of my friends.

Hats off to Lynne, I didn't realize how time consuming this project would be!! I still have to finish my tree! I also used the Tattered Florals die to cut the "branches". It took 42 flowers for each tree! AH! My BigShot got a work out on this project! I cheated and didn't color the fabric, I had some left over green fabric. Now I'm out and I still need to cut another 42 more, so I will be coloring those "branches" with Pine Needles Distress Ink. I'll post a photo later when I finish. I really like how they turned out so it was worth all the cutting! I gave them to my friends today and they liked them too!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Grunge Paper Bookmark

I made this bookmark for my sister in law's birthday. She also loves to read. I'm entering the bookmark in this week Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge... Whatever Makes you Happy!  Reading and making things for family and friends makes me happy, so I figure it fits!
I used grunge paper to make the bookmark. It's rather durable so it'll last a bit. I first sprayed the grunge paper with Tattered Angels Glitter Mist in Cosmos and Vintage Pink. The quote stamp is by Tim Holtz and the flower swirl is from Stampin Up. Jill's favorite color is pink so I tied it all in with the pink ribbon on top.
Thanks for looking!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Something Shabby!

This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Something Shabby!
I made a journal cover. I've been wanting to do this for sometime now and this was the motivation!
I had a fun time making this! I used so much stuff! I made the flowers from old book pages cut out by Tim Holtz's AWESOME tattered florals and tattered leaves dies. The scallop punch is from Stampin Up. The journal lock is from Zutter. The top cardstock is by Studio Gypsy over at Scrapbook -the kit is called Change of Heart. The bottom card stock is from  Die Cuts with a View Mariposa Stack.
I used Tim Holtz's Altered Metal with Paint technique on the book plate to get a shabby look.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Tag

This is my tag for Tag Tuesday over at Kard Krazy
I'm going to give it to Jeff with some candy attached on Halloween :)
I used Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold distress inks by Tim Holtz. I sprayed the whole tag with Cinder Shimmer Spray by Tattered Angels. The bat punch is from Martha Stewart. I typed the words on Photoshop and printed it on orange cardstock.
Happy Halloween! Thanks for looking

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Luminarias

A big thanks goes to The Funkie Junkie for her idea to make Halloween Luminarias!!! I had these Halloween images from Graphics Fairy for a bit now, and I didn't know what to do with them!
I made these for Drunken Stampers- 39 Halloween!
GC 75 Redhead Challenge- Arches over at Gingersnap Creations
and for Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Something Spookay!
The cardstock is by Martha Stewart, and so is the bat punch. I used 2 On The Edge Dies by Tim Holtz. Images are from Graphics Fairy 

I cut the cardstock frames into arches. I like the little fence that goes around the bottoms :)

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sookie's Apron

Friday I finished sewing my Halloween costume! I'm going to be Sookie Stackhouse- from True Blood.
The whole thing only cost $4.00! The logo I got from the web. I still need to iron it, LOL :)
Thanks for looking!


I made this tag for the Gingersnap Creations GC74 Spicy Supply Challenge- Versamark. I also needed a tag for a card order I just finished, so the challenge worked out perfectly for this!

I used the stamps Artistic Etchings and snowflakes from Stampin Up  I also used Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress Inks to color the tag. I used the Versamark on the snowflakes and around the edge of the tag with shimmer embossing powder. I also used Versamark on the Eifel Tower and then added black embossing powder. The Eiffel Tower matches the cards.
Here's the tag on the card package.

These are the cards that are in the package :)

I used my Distress It All on this pink/crumbcake card. I like making distressed/aged papers :) I also used Notably Ornate stamps from Stampin Up on this one.

I used the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder with my Big Shot machine on this card. I love the red/black color combination.
 I lifted this blue card from my friend Kim. This was one of the cards she designed for her Stamp Camp. The newspaper print is from Old NewsPapers {CU} by MissVivi from I printed out the newspapers on cardstock.
Thanks for looking!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall Candle Holder

This is my project for the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Anything But a Card!
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I found the candle holder at a thrift store for $2.99! I used the Tattered Leaves Sizzix die by Tim Holtz on old book pages to make the leaves.  I used a bunch of different Tattered Angel glitter sprays including Key Lime & Pomegranate. I also used Distress Reinkers Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Dired Marigold to make sprays. I also used a bunch of Stampin Up reinkers to make my own glitter sprays. I sprayed the ribbon with Tattered Angel's Pomegranate Glitter Spray. I think it's my new fav color!

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Decorations

Here's the bar sign I made for my Halloween Party this year! It's True Blood themed :)
I used my favorite Tim Holtz Sizzix Die TATTERED FLORALS.  I just got the Tim Holtz Sizzix Die TATTERED LEAVES a couple days ago- it was on backorder and I finally got to use it! I also used Black Soot crackle paint and Cinder& Red Velvet- Tattered Angel Glitter sprays. I put all of it on a piece of cardboard.  Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Celebrate Fall

This is my tag for the Tag Tuesday Challenge over at Kard Krazy & Gingersnap Creations GC73 Chestnut Theme Challenge-Gothic Elements

I had so much fun with this one! The image is called Harvest Moon & is from the Maine Historical Society.

I added a moon charm and pearl and I really like how it turned out!

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Here's my tag for the Tag Tuesday Challenge over at Kard Krazy The theme is calendar. I had so much fun with this one I made 4 tags!

The stamps I used are I Hear Lists, Sweet Centers & Pictograms by Stampin Up, the witch hat is from Michaels crafts. Bat punch is by Martha Stewart.

I used distress inks Wild Honey, Spice Marmalad. I also used Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in Key Lime Pie, Cinder & Red Velvet.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Here's my card for Drunken Stampers #35 Salute To Fall
I used Lexicon of Leaves stamps, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Old Olive Ink- Stampin Up. I also used Tim Holtz distress embossing powder in Peeled Paint & Old Photo. This is the first time I used the Distress It All machine on the paper edges and I loved it!! I will be using it for many more projects!!
Thanks for looking!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

More Dark & Dreary

I love this stamp set! Here's a card I made with it. I added glitter to the spider :)
Thanks for looking!

Tag Tuesday Challenge- Banners

Here's my tag for Tag Tuesday Challenge -- Banners over at Kard Krazy
I used the stamp set Dark and Dreary by Stampin Up. Spider web stamp from Michael's. The banner on the bottom saids "BOO!" It's in red glitter and hard to read on the photo :(
I'm really having fun making tags!!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Drunken Stampers #34 ~ Dry emboss and paint!

Here's my card for the Drunken Stampers #34 ~ Dry emboss and paint challenge this week.
 I was so happy that the Spider Web embossing folder from Stampin Up came in the mail today! I knew exactly what I was going to do for this challenge- and the folder arrived just in time! I painted the black cardstock with Ranger Distress Crackle Clear Rock Candy paint, embossed the web onto the purple cardstock and stamped some spiders from Dark and Dreary (Stampin Up) onto it with the VersaMark stamp pad and added the black glitter to it. I took the photo on an angle- hopefully you can see the crackle paint!
I had so much fun with the Spider Web embossing folder I embossed some black napkins for my Halloween Party.  Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

GC71: Random Redhead - Inchies

Here's my project for the challenge over at Gingersnap Creations.
I worked on this on and off all weekend!! It's a collection of the things I love and enjoy. I've used SO much stuff here. Bunch of different stamps from Stampin Up, flowers I made with my favorite die-Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz for my Bigshot by Sizzix, charms, magazine clippings I've saved and of course glitter!
Thanks for looking!