Monday, June 6, 2016

Inspired by Tim!

My crafty time is quite limited these days with work and school and life commitments, but I am THRILLED that Online Card Classes is offering a summer full of Tim Holtz inspiration and a third Creative Chemistry class!  I will do my best to share some creations this summer in the midst of everything else!  I'm off to a good start, creating a card for the first challenge from Creative Chemistry 101 - which was to use four Distress Inks on a card or tag.  I needed a graduation card, so here's my first (hopefully one of many) summer submission...

Inks - Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron) (Ranger); Jet Black Archival (Ranger); Paper - Basic White (PaperTrey Ink); Stamps - Happy Trails (PaperTrey Ink); Other - Clear Wink of Stella (Zig), foam tape.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's been a while...

Yes, it's been a long while since I've posted…even had time to craft for that matter.  But a blizzard and a new class from Online Card Classes provided the perfect opportunity!  Thanks for stopping by…and stay safe in the storm!!

Supplies:  Stamps - Hand Lettered Winter Wishes (Simon Says Stamp); Paper - Soft Stone Cardstock (PaperTrey Ink), 3" Art Square, Altitude Collection (BoBunny); Ink - Colorbox Chalk Queue, Victorian Violet Brilliance (Tsukineko), Versamark; Die - Fancy Flakes Die (PaperTrey Ink); Other - Clear Embossing Powder (Hero Arts), Silver Thread, Clear Wink of Stella.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Journal Page...

I don't do a lot of journaling, but this page has been in my head and heart for a long time.  I'm glad I had the chance to put it to paper today…

Supplies:  Dylusions Journal; Stamps - Face - Unity Stamp Co./Donna Downey Collection, Heart - Dina Wakley; Ink - Watering Can Ranger Archival (Wendy Vecchi), Dylusions Ink Sprays, Acrylic Paint by Dina Wakley, Distress Stain; Other - stencils - Dina Wakley and Dyan Reaveley, white uniball pen, black fudeball pen.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

So much inspiration!

There have been some AWESOME cards and ideas shared in the OCC Stretch Your Stamps 2 class!  There are so many cards I want to make, but there's just not enough time!!  When I saw today's videos, I had to give this one a try.  It's a bit busy for my liking…you have to know when to stop with the doodling!  But it was fun and definitely out of my comfort zone, so I'll have to give it another try on another day.  Sad that there's only two days left of class, but maybe I'll catch up on all the ideas I have!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies:  Cardstock - Lavender Moon (PaperTrey Ink) and Specialty Stamping Paper (Ranger); Stamps - Spring Blooms (WPlus9), Sentiment - Find Joy (Hero Arts); Inks - Various Distress Inks (Ranger); Other - Happy Die (Simon Says Stamp), Copic Colorless Blender Refill, Gems (Kaiser) and Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye), Black Sharpie Marker.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Paper Piecing...

I tried another great idea from OCC's Stretch Your Stamps 2.  Shari Carroll created a great card using an outline stamp and paper piecing the flowers.  I used the same stamps, but changed the colors a bit.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Stamps - Flower (Clearly Besotted), Sentiment (Simon Says Stamp); Ink - Antique Linen Distress (Ranger), Potting Soil Archival (Ranger); Paper - Kraft and Cream (PaperTrey Ink); Other - Pattern Paper (Out of Print/Basic Grey), Pearls (Kaiser)

Damask & Perfect Pearls...

I had some time to play again after being inspired by the newest Online Card Classes class - Stretch Your Stamps 2.  I love Tim Holtz's damask background stamp and the samples in the class were fabulous!  Thanks for stopping by to see my cards!  Enjoy the rest of the class!

Supplies:  Stamps - Damask Background (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous), Sentiment (Clearly Besotted); Ink - Versamark; Paper - Cream and Vellum Cardstock (PaperTrey Ink); Dies - Silhouette and Oval (Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix); Other - Perfect Gold, Mandarin and Forever Red Perfect Pearls (Ranger), Copper Embossing Powder (Ranger),  Black Glitter (Ranger), Gems (Memory Box).

Supplies:  Stamps - Thinking of You (Simon Says Stamp), Damask Background (Tim Holtz/Stamper's Anonymous); Ink - Versamark; Paper - Basic White, Hawaiian Shores and Black (PaperTrey Ink), Newsprint Paper (Authentique); Die - Butterfly (PaperTrey Ink), Thanks (Simon Says Stamp); Other - Blue Patina and Green Patina Perfect Pearls (Ranger), Clear Embossing Powder (Hero Arts).

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A new class…YAY!!

I'm so happy that the new class from Online Card Classes has started - Stretch Your Stamps 2!  A little creative time is just what I needed!!

It's only day 3, but the techniques have been so inspiring!  I made this card today for someone who needs a little encouragement…

Thank you for stopping by!  :-)

Supplies:  Cardstock - Basic White (PaperTrey Ink); Stencil - TCW356 (Dina Wakley); Ink - Tumbled Glass, Victorian Velvet, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen and Tea Dye (Tim Holtz Distress/Ranger); Stamps - Simply Fabulous Sayings (My Favorite Things), BE (Simon Says Stamp); Other - Pearls, Paper Flowers, Round Ink Tool, Foam Tape, Glossy Accents.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my loving husband, Stuart!  

Stencil by Simon Says Stamp, Sentiment by Winnie & Walter, Distress Inks

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Watercolor pencils...

A couple more backgrounds for future cards...stamps by Magenta colored with Inktense pencils.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Watercolor Baby Cards...

More watercolor fun!  I used a new Dreamweaver stencil, watercolor pencils, Distress Inks and markers, Tim's Watercolor Paper, Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink and colored card stock and sentiment from PaperTrey Ink.  Thanks for visiting!!