Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2011 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #6

  Here we are half way through the Christmas tags. We are playing with metal today. Go here to see Tim's tag and instructions.
Supplies- metal from the hardware store, clear and winter wonderland embossing powder, faded jeans distress ink, Ranger paint dabbers and other acrylic paints, embossing folders - Th Sizzix alterations- snowflakes and trees, Cuttlebug , TH die tag and bookplates, glossy accents. TH charm clip, charm and ribbon from my stash.

Thank you for looking! I hope you are all ready for Christmas. I sure am not.

Monday, December 5, 2011

2011 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #5

Here we are almost halfway through Tim's Tags for 2011. Tim shares some interesting techniques for this one including using his "backward " stamps. Go to his blog here for all of the details. I don't own any of his backward stamps so I have gone my own way with this one. Because my tags are to save for the techniques, I am not usually adding embellishments. It makes them much easier to mount. I hope you are having a great Monday. Thank you for looking!
Supplies I used- glossy accents, cranberry alcohol ink, black Archival ink, plastic. coated card stock, TH SA stamps, TH trimmings , netting.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

2011 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #2

  Tim's tags for day 2 are my favorite so far . Go here to view them and see how he does it. I made my own emboss resist background for this one. I haven't been able to get any of Tim's new Christmas paper yet.
Supplies- dies-tag, reindeer flight,vintage lace, Claudine Hellmuth studio sticky back canvas, Stamps-SA-TH., clearartstamps, graphic 45, distress inks,clear embossing powder, picket fence distress stain,rock candy distress stickles, archival black ink, gold pot scrubber and brown toile.

So now I am all caught up and ready for tomorrow, except for the huge mess I have made. Thank you for looking!

2011 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #3

 This is my tag for day 3. It is totally different than Tim's. Go check out his amazing tag here. I like this technique and thought I would try it with these Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamps.
Supplies- TH Alterations dies- tag, festive greenery autumn gatherings, Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamps-flourish, bird, cage,greeting, clear and gold embossing powders,glossy accents,enamel accents, distress stickles, cranberry alcohol ink, distress ink refills, distress ink pads, twill tape, ribbon and embellishment.

I like my festive bird and I hope you do too. Thanks for looking!

2011 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #4

 I had to go to town for a few days so now I am playing catch up with my Tim tags. Lucky Tim had a snowy day to inspire him for tag #4. Go here to see how he did it. I followed Tim's tag a lot for this one. He used the distress stains in a way I had never tried. A great technique that I will definitely use again.
Supplies- snowman and snowflake die cuts (from a friend), tag die,on the edge die, distress stains, glossy accents, snowflake stamp, plastic packaging, buttons, ribbon, acrylic paint, rock candy crackle paint and distress stickles.

I hope you are all having a creative Sunday. Thank you for looking!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

2011 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #1

 Here we go on another creative journey with Tim who for the last 5 years has been adding Magic to our Christmas Creating. Please go and visit Tim's blog here to see his first tag and all of the instructions. This year we get to post on his blog and will able to see lots of wonderful tags.  
  I have used some different supplies than Tim to make my tag including the Sizzix TH Alteration Dies -Carved Ornaments, Regal Crest (for the banner) and Joy. My pine cones are dried real ones. I used Deco Art Snow Writer for my snow. I mixed weathered wood and Bundled Sage Ranger Distress inks to make a new color for the ribbon and tag. My ornament was cut from Sparkle Foam that I added extra glitter to. Other supplies include Tag and book plate die,festive greenery die, Snowflake embossing folder (Sizzix TH Alterations) white embossing powder (dream impression), ribbon(TH idea-ology) Ranger TH brushed corduroy and embossing ink, Ranger glossy accents and clear rock candy stickles. The pearls and bird are from my stash.
I hope everyone comes along on this fun journey. Thank you for looking!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas cards

 Hi! It's been a while. I am still having to stay away from the computer as much as I can. Not easy. I thought I would show you a few of the Christmas cards I have been making. The idea here was to make a bunch of cards all the same. These stamps are from Graphic 45- Christmas Emporium except the "happy Christmas which is from Artistic Outpost.  I was having fun with the main image but making the cards the same didn't happen.
I hope you are all in the Christmas swing of things and having fun creating. Thank you for looking!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Craft Barn Celebrates 600 followers!

  The Craft Barn is offering a huge prize to Celebrate 600 followers. I am thinking this would make a wonderful Christmas present. Don't you agree? Go here to get all the details. Remember - you can't win if you don't enter.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


  The Challenge Linda at Studio L3 this week is to use Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas 2009, Day 7 as our inspiration. Go here to watch the video. I have made a Christmas card using Tim's techniques. Silly me chose to make my stencil with this bird and holly stamp from SU ( It took forever to cut out). The snowflake and greeting are also from SU. The music is from River City Rubber Works and the Scroll came from my winnings from Ali Manning. I have used Ranger TH distress inks - broken china, faded jeans and tumbled glass for the front piece and the background piece. I used SU punches for the snowflakes and tag. Card stock, watercolor pencils, stencil material and ribbon are from my stash. Originally I had coated the bird with Ranger Matte accents but when I was trimming the card front, part of the wing pulled off on the cutter. To save the card I stamped and colored the bird with faded jeans, cut it out and mounted on top of the injured one. I also had to make a new tag because I couldn't find the first one. Seems to be how my day is going. 

I am still avoiding the computer but will visit when I can. Have a great day!  Thank you for looking!

Monday, November 7, 2011


  Are you ready for more Christmas. My long time friend Carolyn has been playing with me for the last few days. Every year I help her out with making Christmas cards and small gifts for co-workers. This year it has gone wonderfully. It is so great to combine ideas and create something we are both pleased with.  Vintage flavored by Tim Holtz - my latest favorite style.
  I have to tell you I have been very inspired by Ali Manning(New England Stamper) this last while.  I was very lucky to win a give away celebrating her new Etsy shop - Vintage Page Designs last month.
I have always loved vintage and she has provided the push I needed to play with it again.
This is some of what Ali sent me. I also received  quite a few stamps. Thanks again Ali. Doesn't she package everything beautifully?   While I haven't used the lovely papers she sent me yet,you will see the pink buttons are now on my ornaments. I know I will be making a lot of these this year.  I will be entering this in the Just for Fun Challenge where they want to see a favorite stamp. That little old SU snowflake stamp was a definite favorite for this project.

Thank you all for your kind comments. They make me feel so good.  Sorry about the poor photography but  it is a dark, rainy day. Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 4, 2011

 It seems like a long time since I last posted, so I thought I would show you what I have been doing. I made this Christmas card this morning but mostly I have been making up Christmas card kits for some friends. I have to send them early so they have time to make them up. It isn't helping that my arm keeps going numb (from an old neck injury). It seems to only happen when I use the keyboard so I am being forced to be on the computer much less.

 By the way the Halloween wind left just in time for the firemen to put on a wonderful display. 

Thank you for looking. Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 31, 2011

GC123: Random Redhead Challenge- Ravens

Here is my creation for the Ravens challenge at Gingersnap Creations. I picked up this statue some time ago and thought he would be a good candidate to alter for this challenge. He has been painted, sanded and, glued on, glazed and painted some more. The images are from Plush Possum Studio. The red heart and glass beads are from my stash. Trying to get a decent picture was impossible so this is what you get.

  Finally we have a Halloween where no rain is forecasted. Instead it has gotten very windy, which means the Halloween Fireworks Display put on by our Volunteer Firefighters will most likely be cancelled. A Halloween trick perhaps. 
Thanks for looking and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


  This weeks challenge over at Studio L3 is called Perfect Distress. Go here to see Tim's inspiring video. I am trying to focus on Christmas cards, so that is what I made. I have used the technique on the snowflakes and on the background. Here is what I used:  weathered wood and black soot distress inks(Ranger TH); TH stamps - speckles and greeting; TH Sizzix embossing folder- snowflakes; Ranger Perfect Pearls-Perfect Pearl; TH/Ranger/ Core'dinations paper. White card stock, sander and embellishments from my stash.
  Linda has a "way cool prize" this week so make sure you get over there and check it out. Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

GC121: Chestnut Challenge- Horror Stories

  I started this a week ago but am entering at almost the last minute. The theme this month is Go Poe and the Chestnut Challenge is Horror Stories. I am not a fan of Horror unless you are creating it on paper. I have used images from Plush Possum Studio and Itkapilli. The raven stamps are from Magenta and "tapping" is from Quietfire Design. I used Tim Holtz Alteration dies Vintage Cabinet Card and mini cabinet card to create my window. I used distress inks- black soot and walnut stain.

Thank you for looking. I hope you are having a fine weekend.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Grungy Monday 23: Tim in 10

    This week at Studio L3 our challenge is to create a greeting card in 10 minutes using at least one Tim Holtz product. You can check them out and get inspired at Tim's website.  The card stock I used (black and very vanilla) is from Stampin Up. The die cuts ( Scaredy Cat and Picket Fence) are from Sizzix- Tim Holtz Alterations. The greeting is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology. I have used Ranger Tim Holtx distress inks-  stormy sky and black soot. Archival ink is from Ranger. Stamps are from Tim Holtz(Stampers Anonymous) , Scrolls Work and INKADINKADO. The google eye is from my stash.Yes it took more time to list the supplies than to make the card.
Thanks for the challenge Linda. It is good practice.  Thank you for looking!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


    Grungy Monday is back and this week Linda is challenging us with a Holtz-ian Halloween. Check out Tim's blog for inspiration. The generous people at Simon Says Stamp are sponsoring this challenge so you really want to check it out.
  My tag (TH Alterations-tag and bookplates) started out with a piece of Tim's Halloween paper and his spider web stamp from his SA mini halloween set. I just kept on stamping and embossing that spider web. I added the witch and cat and bat (TH Alterations by Sizzix -Bewitching Hour / Raven and Scaredy Cat). I stamped and embossed more spider webs on top and then added the spider using black Stazon and clear embossing powder. The beware and spider are from Basic Grey and the trick spider are from Tim's paper. Orange ribbon is from my stash. 

    Thank you for looking! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

GC120: Color Challenge- Turquoise, Blue and Purple

   The color challenge for last month at Gingersnap Creations was Turquoise, blue and purple. These are usually my favorite colors so I had to play. I have used stamps from Stampin Up and Tim Holtz. My inks are also from Tim Holtz and Stampin Up. I added an embellishment from TH Ideology and a Mica tile. I am not sure where I got the image.
  Thank you for looking!   Rain, rain go away...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Just for Fun- recycling books or magazines

   I made this tag for Just for Fun where the challenge is to use recycled books or magazines in your project. Well they might have to disqualify me because my tag and butterflies are made with newspapers and glue and paint. What can I say. My newspapers were close to the magazines and I remembered how I use to make broaches by gluing layers of newsprint shapes together and then painting it. I made the tag the same way but used newspaper images for the top. Newsprint is similar to book paper and that might work the same.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!. Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!
Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Just For Fun- Anything but a card

 Well I thought I had missed the whole month of challenges at Just For Fun but with five weeks in September there is an Anything goes challenge. I made this tag yesterday using distress inks,pencil crayons, modeling paste and embossing powders. The stamps are from Lost Coast, Stampin Up and Old Island Stamp Co.

Thanks you for looking! I hope it is sunny wherever you are.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Less is More - Week 34- Card Sketch

    Here is the card I made for this week at Less is More. We were given a simple sketch to follow.The card stock is from Stampin Up and Papertrey. The sentiment is Stampin Up and the bird in cage I don't remember. I stamped it with Stone Grey Stazon and then over stamped with Color Box pigment Sky Gray.

 Thank you for looking! Happy Sunday!

Friday, September 23, 2011

GC118: Spicy Supply Challenge- Crimpers

  This months supply challenge over at Gingersnap Creations is for us to use "crimpers". Mine has to be at least 20 years old. My flower is made with crimped dictionary pages. I crimped the paper and then ran it through my Stampin Up Daisies 2 Die. I then glued the flower layers together (4 for each size) I then ran it through the crimper again, going around in a circle. I have used Stampin Up and Stampington stamps, Ranger Distress Inks and corrugated card stock in putting my card together.  Sorry the picture is a little blurry. Silly camera needs recharging again so I scanned instead.

Thank you for looking!  We are having a bit of a windstorm here and it is bringing very warm air with it. Nice but strange.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Less is More - Anything Goes

  Over at Less is More they are going for 1000 entries. Here is mine. The stamps I used are Tim Holtz and the paper is Stampin Up.  

Thank you for looking!

GC116: Color Challenge-Primary Colors

   To wrap up the Joys of Childhood theme at Gingersnap Creations we were asked to use primary colors. Not an easy task for me until I came up with the idea to use alcohol inks and made this simple birthday card. The tag punch and stamp is from Stampin Up. The alcohol inks are from Ranger.
Although I don't often use bright colors this little bit of brightness is quite cheery today. It is pouring rain and dreary outside.

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

GC117: Chestnut Theme Challenge- Gal Pals

    I know it has been a while since my last post but Life has been getting in the way.  Over at Gingersnap Creations they are celebrating " friendship".  I love the expressions on the faces of these women. I think it really shows how much they care about one another. I can't remember where I got the image but I know I have seen it used before. 
  I hope you are all having a great September. Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

And the winner is..

 I gave you all a number and put them in my special crow hat. After stirring them up I got Rick to choose one. And he chose #6 - Netty.  I will be getting in touch with you Annette.
 You know I would love you ALL to win. Thank you for all of your encouraging words. Happy blogging.

UPDATE:  Annette has asked that I pick a new winner. We have made a different arrangement. I went back to the hat and this time Rick drew Chris from My Arty Attempts. I will be getting in touch with you soon Chris.

 Thanks again everyone..

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Just For Fun- Say it with.... Words

    Here is the tag I made for the challenge at Just For Fun which is to say it with words. We have had a heron hanging around our boathouse for the last few days. He will stand there for a VERY long time looking into the water....waiting patiently for a fish to come by.  My stamps are from Tim Holtz/ Old Island Stamp Company and elusive images. I also used Stazon black ink, clear embossing powder , versamark and TH Ranger distress inks.
Me- I am not so patient. How about you?

Thank you for looking! Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


  I was playing with die cuts from my Vintage Cabinet Cards Dies (TH Alterations) thinking they would make good arches. This is the first time I have entered a challenge at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium.  I hope it qualifies. My papers are all from Graphic 45 except the inner liner which is from DCVW. I have coated the main image with Sookwang tape (Be Creative) and Crystal Clear Glitter Ritz. You can't really see it in the picture but it goes well with the theme. The outer paper G45 core paper has been sanded and all papers have been edged with a Krylon Gold Leaf pen. I used velcro on one side of the ticket so that the arches open. 

  Thank you for looking. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Scroll down for my 100 Followers giveaway.

Tim Holtz - 12 tags of Christmas 2009 #12

  Hoorah!! This is the final tag in our journey to complete all of Tim's Christmas tags. I now have 48 of these technique filled wonders. Most have been fun to make but a few have not. I intend to display them  every Christmas.  We even have time to rest up before Tim has us making 2011 tags.
  Thank you Kathy and Alison for going on this journey with me. It has been fun seeing the different ways we have interpreted Tim's tags. Kathy explains our story well at "Inkin It Up"
 My final tag is about grunge paper roses, distress inks and perfect pearls. Everything I used (except the music paper) is Ranger and/or Tim Holtz.

Thank you for looking!! If you are a follower please sign up for my giveaway ( scroll down to find it)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


 To celebrate this event I will be giving away a $40.00 gift certificate to your favorite online store. All you need to do is leave me a comment telling me what your favorite online store is. The draw will be random and will happen on the 7th of September.
 Thank you all for following my blog especially those that always come back. I appreciate each and every comment you have left.  You have enriched my life.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stampin Dymonz Creative Space Challenge #10-Altered CD

I don't think I have ever altered a CD before so I thought it would be fun to join in the Challenge at Stampin Dymonz Creative Space. My paper is from Stampin Up and MMe. The quote stamps are from Quietfire Designs and elusive images. The wing stamp is Tim Holtz.The fiber is from my stash.

Thank you for looking!

GC114; Spicy Supply- Baby Wipes

 For the Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge 114 we are asked to use baby wipes in our creation. My background and old fashioned diaper are made with baby wipes. The scan doesn't show the quilting lines or Teddy bears. I used a Tim Holtz tag die and star stamp; Stampin Up marina ink, blue acrylic paint on the pins, SU welcome little one stamp and punch, an image from Lisa's Altered Art and ribbon from my stash.

Thank you for looking!

Tim Holtz - 12 tags of Christmas 2009 #11

 Here is my tag #11 for 2009. You can go here to see better examples. Kathy and Allison made wonderful tags. You can see Tim's tag here. You see those buttons. I spent hours attempting to make them without having the right materials. I finally decided enough was enough and put some snowflakes on my flowers. Some days are like that..

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

GC113; Chestnut Theme Challenge- Babes and Tots

Over at Gingersnaps Creations they are celebrating the joys of childhood. While I was on holidays I got to spend some time with my niece Malayna and her son Kluane. He is 2. Notice the painted toes. He insisted his mother paint his after she did hers. He made sure everyone there noticed. I took the picture of him playing in the kayak, cut it out, and placed it on a public domain photo. I added the letters from my stash and made an imagination key using TH die- hardware findings. dictionary page, grunge paper, glue and TH Ranger distress stain broken china. Play is serious business.

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

GC115: Random Redhead- Tribute to Teens

Here is my Creation for the Gingersnap Creations Random Redhead Challenge which is a tribute to teens. I love teenagers, especially the outlandish ones. I like to think it is there duty to entertain us by coming up with new ways to decorate themselves. 
My image is from my stash and the papers I used are from We R Memory Keepers. I also used distress inks (Ranger).
Thank you for looking!  Happy Sunday!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tim Holtz - 12 tags of Christmas 2009 #10

  Yahoo!!.only 2 more to go on our Tim Holtz Christmas tags from start to finish. For this one I have used a Cuttlebug embossing folder rather than Tim's way. I painted the background with alcohol inks / sanded the top of some objects and touched up others with Pigma brush pens. I then sprayed with silver Delta glitter mist. I inked December with distress inks (Ranger) and coated it with glossy accents (Ranger) and touched up with snow ( Marvy liquid Applique). Go here to see Tim's tags 2009 and here to see what Kathy and Allison have done.

Thank you for looking!

Grungy Monday # 20

I am back and ready to play.Our challenge for Grungy Monday #20 is to have a Party with Distress Stickles. Linda has added a link so we can see all of the wonderful colors this Ranger product comes in. I chose to use flutterby die cuts for my distress stickles, inspired by the technique used in A Compendium of Curiosities by Tim Holtz. My friend Chris gave me the die cuts. Thanks Chris.
List of supplies:
Adirondack paint dabbers (Ranger) - pitch black, pearl
Alcohol Inks (Ranger)-stream, bottle, sailboat blue
Distress Stickles (Ranger) - aged mahogany, faded jeans, black soot
Distress Inks-(TH Ranger) - faded jeans, black soot
Stamps- TH Stampers Anonymous- ticket flourish and words
paper- TH, recycled cardboard package
other- wire, glossy accents, Ranger black enamel accents, glue dots, TH Ideology stapler

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tim Holtz - 12 tags of Christmas 2009 #9

  Yahoo -Only 3 more to go on our Christmas tag journey. I did the techniques Tim used for this tag but didn't add so many embellishments. I have used TH Ranger distress inks- weathered wood, walnut stain and faded jeans. The christmas word and numbers are from my stash and everything else is Tim Holtz. You can check out what he did here. And now I have linked it up with Kathy at "Inkin It Up" so you can see  what others have done. Originally I posted from a campsite in the Kootenays' and I couldn't get anything to work.
Thank you for looking.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Grungy Monday # 18 meets with Tim Holtz Christmas Tags

This week at Grungy Monday Linda of Studio L3 has us being inspired by Tim's Christmas tag #8 of 2009. Our journey of Christmas tags from start to finish is also Tag 8. Simon Says Stamp and Show wants to see a tag. This is a bonus for me because I am busy getting ready to go on holidays.  I really like the tag that Tim created for day 8. Go here to have a look. This may be where his inspiration for glassine paper came from.
To create my tag I used : Ranger archival black ink, Th distress inks- antique linen, walnut stain, aged mahogany, forest moss, black soot,old paper and vintage photo
Stamps: lamp post, flourish, Merry C. are TH, music is River City Rubber, holly is Stampington.
I also used Rock Candy distress crackle paint,  aged mahogany distress stickles and glossy accents- Ranger
tag and ticket are TH Ranger, mini clips-TH. Ribbon and embellishments are from my stash.

Thank you for looking!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tim Holtz - 12 tags of Christmas 2009 #7

  Here is tag #7 of 2009 of completing all of the Tim Holtz Christmas tags. Tim has us making masks with our stamps for this one. I use this technique lots. It is a great way to highlight an image. You can see Tim's here. I used a Santa from Clear Art Stamps. Music background is from River City Rubber Works. The snowflakes and flourish are Tim Holtz. I didn't have any green stickles or glitter so I added lettuce Adirondack ink (Ranger) to some blue I had and it worked great. See more tag 7 examples at "Inkin It Up".

Thank you for looking. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Grungy Monday # 17 / Simon Says Stamp and Show

 This week for Grungy Monday#17, Linda is asking us to be inspired by "rock candy". Tim Holtz will show you how in his great video here. At Simon Says Stamp and Show it is "Anything Goes". I have used a combination of Stampin Up and Tim Holtz stamps and inks for my tag. It was inspired by the hydrangeas in my garden. They are such beautiful colors right now. Here is a list of supplies:

background - white metallic paint (Debbie Travis)  embossing powder (Dream Impression detail white)
flourish stamp, grid stamp - Tim Holtz
Hydrangea stamps- Stampin Up
Butterflies die - Tim Holtz   Butterfly stamp, love quote and heart shape for mask- Tim Holtz
inks- broken china, tumbled glass, dusty concord and forest moss - Tim Holtz (ranger)
Stampin Up inks- pool party, wisteria wonder, mellow moss and basic black. VersaMark
Archival Ink-Ranger
Core-dinations (Tim Holtz/Ranger ) paper for butterfly
Clear rock candy Distress crackle paint and stickles (Tim Holtz/ Ranger)

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gingersnap Creations -Chestnut Theme Challenge- On the Road

   This is my creation for the Gingersnap Creations "On the Road" challenge. I knew I wanted to use this photo of Rick's grandfather and grand uncle taken in 1909. I am not so sure about the final product though.  I softened the edges in I Photo. The images are from the internet and my stash. I used a metal button and brad for the wheel.   Thank you for looking!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Just For Fun- Precious Metal

  I made this for the challenge at Just for Fun where we are to use metal. I bought a piece of metal at the Reuse store for $1.00. Rick said it would be too thick for my Big Shot (I wouldn't use a die you like with that). When I cut it out I could tell it was just a bit thicker than ideal but I just passed it through 3 times and got my die cuts (See I told you it wasn't too thick). Don't you just hate it when they are even a little bit right. I don't think I damaged anything so all is well. I painted my precious metal (it is now) with some paint I also bought there -Debby Travis hammered metal metallic paint. I painted over the bird with blue acrylic painted and stamped script on it. The crown is TH grunge board painted with Ranger silver dabber. I put alcohol inks on the cage but I didn't like how it looked so I took it off. I used a bit of black paint to age it . The beads and butterfly were from my stash.

Thank you for looking!      Have Fun.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gingersnap Creations 111: Random Redhead-Planes and Trains

  When I made this tag for the Random Redhead Challenge at Gingersnap Creations I was thinking it was Plane, Trains and Automobiles so that is what I did. I seem to get confused easily these days. I made the background with versamark and then embossed parts of it. I used stamps from Scrolls Work and The Artistic Traveller. I then inked with TH distress inks- antique linen, vintage photo and walnut stain. The images and metal bits are from my stash.

 Thank you for looking!   Happy Sunday.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tim Holtz - 12 tags of Christmas 2009 #6

  For the 6th tag of 2009 Tim shows us a clever trick with dictionary paper. You can see it here. As you see I have used a small tree for mine which isn't as effective but it will fit in the Christmas tag holder I am using. My supplies (stamps, inks,25) are all from Tim's collections except the key which is Making Memories. I am linking this up with Alison's blog because she is away but has made a fantastic tag and card for this challenge which you should see. I am also linking with Kathy who has made a wonderful tag as well. 
I hope you are having a great weekend and the sun is shining wherever you are! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gingersnap Creations: GC 106: Spicy Supply -Gears, Cogs and Watch Bits

 This month Gingersnap Creations is saluting Machines and as part of that their Spicy Supply Challenge asks us to use Gears, cogs and watch bits. I have used Hampton Art stamps on glassine paper(Tim Holtz). The frame is Graphic 45 core'dinations. The watch pieces and cogs and gears are also Tim Holtz.I have also used a Cuttlebug Gears embossing folder for the background. 

We had a power blurp this morning which seems to have killed our stove. So now I get to go stove shopping instead of crafting today. Yuk.   Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Just For Fun- Groovy Corrugations

  I had to get a piece in for the Just For Fun challenge of using corrugated paper. I am not really here blogging. I am actually making dinner for a bunch of people. Don't tell. I used 2 types of corrugated paper , some brown paper, acrylic paints, walnut ink made with crystals. I don't remember who made the stamps. I also used a grunge board number and a bird nest charm which I grunged up with crackle paint.
Have a great week and Thank you for looking!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas tags Start to finish

  For the 5th tag of 2009 Tim has us making Christmas fragments. Rather than stamping I used some Graphic 45 paper for the fragment and I used Webster's Pages paper for my tag. Flourishes (TH stamp) are stamped with gold paint (Tsukineo). I also used vintage photo distress ink and fired brick distress stickles(Ranger), glitter pens, gold metal tape, gold wire, and rayon ribbon. Go over to "Inkin' It Up" to see more examples of this tag. We only have 7 more tags to make.

Thank you for looking!