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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.
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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.

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