Friday, November 25, 2011

Studio L3 Grungy Monday Challenge #28...

I don't usually participate in challenges...just not enough time.  However, I was so inspired and awe-struck by Tim Holtz's pumpkin that he created for Ranger's Great Pumpkin Challenge, that when I saw the Grungy Monday Challenge #28 on Linda Ledbetter's blog (Studio L3), I just had to create something!  And...when I saw what the prize was, there was no question I was going to participate!  When Tim posted the projects from this year's cruise, his "artful journey journal" project really caught my eye.  I really enjoyed playing with this technique and creating my winter star...and I'm so thankful to Linda for the opportunity to enter to win Tim's autographed journal kit. 

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving...and I hope you enjoy the upcoming Holidays!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Paper - Foil Tape Sheets (Ranger); Dies - Star, 5 Point 3-D (Sizzix); Snow Flurries Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix); Ink - Bottle, Denim, Cranberry & Wild Plum Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Ranger); Dusty Concord & Seedless Preserves Distress Ink (Ranger); Other - Seam Binding Ribbon, Metal Snowflake (Making Memories), Glossy Accents.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!!  I am so thankful for my family, friends, job and my crafty time (just wish I had more of it!).  I saw this post by Tim Holtz and ran home to create my own rafter of turkeys.  They are so adorable!  I am so thankful that Tim is always willing to share his ideas.  :-)  Have a GREAT holiday weekend!!

Supplies:  Dies - Paper Rosette, Mini Paper Rosettes and Ticket Strip (Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix); Stamp - "Gobble" (Judith); Ink - Fired Brick, Walnut Stain and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks (Ranger); Paper - Kraft Cardstock (PaperTrey Ink), various patterned paper including Tim Holtz, My Minds Eye; Other - Sticky Back Canvas, Memo Pins.

Supplies:  Cardstock - Royal Velvet and Vintage Cream (PaperTrey Ink); Stamp - Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous); Ink - Gathered Twigs, Seedless Preserves, Forest Moss, Ripe Persimmon and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks (Ranger); Other - Perfect Pearls Mist, Olive Ribbon (Stampin' Up!).

Monday, November 14, 2011

Warm Winter Wishes...

A quick card for today's HCBC challenge...Enjoy!

Supplies:  Cardstock - Pinefeather (PaperTrey Ink), Lost & Found Christmas (My Mind's Eye), Ivory Parchment (Southworth); Stamps - Warm Winter Wishes (A Muse); Inks - Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain & Pine Needles Distress Inks (Ranger); Dies - Big Scalloped Circles and Circles (Spellbinders), Beautiful Blooms II #1 (PaperTrey Ink), Tattered Banners (Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix); Embellishments - Pinecone Stencil (Dreamweaver); Gold Uniball Pen; Pearls; Copic Marker YR14; Fabric Scraps (Basic Grey); Perfect Pearls Mist.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fun with Pinecones...

Here's another card I put together today for the Holiday Card Boot Camp.  I've been wanting to play with the new Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die.  It was a bit challenging, but I don't think these are too bad for my first attempts.

Supplies:  Cardstock - Basic White, Ripe Avacado & Pure Poppy (PaperTrey Ink), Gold Christmas Foil (American Crafts); Dies - Tattered Pinecone and Tag & Bookplates (Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix), Stars (Spellbinders); Inks - Tattered Twigs Distress Ink (Ranger), Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko); Embellishments - Sheet Music Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix), Rock Candy Stickles (Ranger), Music Tape (Tim Holtz), Gold Ribbon (PaperTrey Ink), Gold Twine.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holiday Greetings...

I had a chance to play some more today and created another card based on a Jennifer McGuire card from Holiday Card Boot Camp.  Using Jennifer's ideas and this technique from Tammy Tutterow, I created this fun card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Cardstock - Basic White (PaperTrey Ink), Soft Sky (Stampin' Up!), Cold Press Watercolor Paper (Strathmore); Ink - Broken China, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord Distress Inks (Ranger), Royal Purple StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps - Greetings (Wonderful Words Holiday Set, PaperTrey Ink); Dies - Holiday (PaperTrey Ink); Other/Embellishments - Snow Flurries Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix), Plum Pudding Ribbon (PaperTrey Ink), Perfect Pearls Mist, Rock Candy Crackle & Stickles (Ranger).

Fun with Holiday Card Boot Camp...

I am taking another great online class with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner called Holiday Card Boot Camp.  It's two weeks filled with great ideas to inspire holiday card making and week 1 was off to an amazing start!  It's been a busy week, so I haven't been able to create cards every day, but I finally created one last night incorporating some of this week's ideas...enjoy!

Supplies:  Paper - Kraft, Basic White and Ripe Avacado (PaperTrey Ink), Grungepaper (Tim Holtz/Advantus), Lost & Found Christmas (My Minds Eye), White Glitter Paper (Doodlebug Design,Inc.); Stamps - Sentiment (Tree Trimming Trio Set, PaperTrey Ink), Holly Wheel (Stampin' Up!); Dies - Ornament & Noel Movers & Shapers (Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix); Ink - Jet Black Archival (Ranger), Versamark Dazzle Frost (Tsukineko), Picket Fence & Barn Door Red Distress Stain (Ranger); Embellishments - Clear Button (Stampin' Up!), Christmas Doodle Twine (Doodlebug Design, Inc.), White Signo Pen (UniBall)