Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Vitamin Sea

I'm participating in Creative Chemistry 2016 and the background is one of the techniques from Chemistry 102. I am beyond giddy that I can make my on glossy paper tags with the Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplates die (and Glossy Paper).  The woman in the water (at the bottom of the tag), the sentiment on the side, and seahorses are from Crafty Secrets Mermaids stamp set. The Octopus and Jellyfish are from Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit from July 2016. The protractor stamp is from Jenni Bowlin Studios. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz' Boundless Flight and the chandelier is from a set by Inkadinkadoo.

Simon Says Nautical/By the Sea, so it is : D

Hero Arts also made a Color Layering Octopus stamp set.

I'm also addicted to making these little seahorses with crackle paint (seriously it is Crack). These are all made from Tim Holtz Movers & Shaker dies cut from the backs of thick cardboard (the back of product packaging with the shiny top layer peeled off).

Hoping you get your fix of Vitamin Sea this summer : ).

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


It's been a rapidly changing desk day. They should just call Crackle Paint Crack, because it's positively addiciting. There are about 7 pieces using it back towards the light.

And if you like to reduce your shrink plastic with a Heat-It, just take it from me that the order is everything lol. The umbrella man on the left was shrunk from the feet up. The umbrella man on the right was shrunk from the top down.

Head over to Lunch Lady Jan's for a peek at more crafty places : ).


 The leftovers from Distress Paint Marbling (Creative Chemistry 102) are wonderful for coloring ribbon.

I love my hole punch : D.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Soon the teapot will no longer be naked. The inspiration for the wool tea warmer is all Julia Dunnit and Lunch Lady Jan. The purple bit needs another part which has finally motivated me to learn the Magic Cast One (just the thing if one is knitting toe-up socks or other knit at the bottom items).

I'm also doing the Summer of Creative Chemistry with Tim Holtz. The interactive features or Creative Chemistry 101 and 102 were/are reopened. Sadly I couldn't find my binder until 101 was closed, but I'm geared up for 102. So the tags to the right are from that.

Last week I had cataract surgery. I learned I am prone to spontaneous jogging (which I only know now because I'm not allowed to do it and have to wear flip flops as a reminder not to spontaneously jog). I am way more active than I thought. I really suck at giving myself eye drops (for the last week 3 drops 4 times a day 5 minutes apart). My eyelids are very itchy. I wear sports goggles because I can't remember not to touch my itchy eyelids.

Head over to Lunch Lady Jan's blog for a gander at more crafty spaces.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Make It Monday #249: Make It with Money

This week's Make It Monday is making it with money. I made a small paper hat and put it on the large Simply Jane cameo die cut (4 stacked together) glued only at the neck down. The sentiment is from Club Scrap's Destinations kit. The frame from Simply Jane is stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used Tim Holtz' marker spritzer with some Distress Markers and then wiped them for a little background color.

The sentiment inside is from Road Trip.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Graduation Party Invitation

The card base is Papertrey Ink's Fresh Snow Linen cardtock, the diecuts are Stamper's Select White (Mat Stack 1 and For the Graduate). The stamp sets used are For the Graduate and Just the Ticket.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I Know You

Outlines Alaphabet from Papertrey Ink with the y tail cut out with a craft knife, stamped along a pencil line (gotta love a good eraser). Stampin' Up Painted Petals flowers stamped on pink patterned paper.The yellow and pink gingham comes from Brenda Walton's Dollhouse scrap pad by K&Compay.