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.  

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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