Wednesday, August 24, 2016


The aftermath of a last-minute birthday shaker card using Lawn Fawn's Loads of Fun. It turned out nicely, and I'll probably be making it again soon (since I have the materials out). I opted out of the embellishment cups that fit into a 1.75" circle cut. The peacock feathers were going to be used in my stationery set, but I think I'm going with a navy instead ... maybe a combination. So many inks lol. The trouble with making a gift is that there are sooooo many options.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Making samples for a stationery set .Stamp, stamp, stamp,stencil, stencil, stencil. Ermergerd, I'm sampling (I very rarely sample).

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016


It's been busy 'round here. I'm frantically trying to try all the techniques in Creative Chemistry 103 before the "Ask Tim Questions" forum closes, in case I have any questions. Only I keep getting distracted by all the possibilities. I'm going to need a LOT more Distress Crayons. In the back left is a stencil I cut with some thinlets out of packaging cardboard in case I just can't wash a stencil lol.

I am starting to get the hang of Distress Micro Glaze (the image is a composite stamping from Wendy Vecchi's Steam Punk art and Tim Holtz' Crazy Things).

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Stamp-a-Faire 2016 Remix

I chose Kay Miller's Watercolor Like a Master technique using Through the Trees and a sentiment from Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley. The foliage is inked with Summer Sunset, Orange Zest and Berry Sorbet. After watering coloring the image there was a little puddle of water. On impulse, I restamped the image and got a little more definition from the 2nd stamping.


Another week of crafty mayhem, and really, isn't that the best sort of mayhem? After I took the picture though it seemed as though alllllll of the other crafty supplies were judging the re-inkers. In the back right is the vellum I cut with one of Tim Holtz' doily dies (very swoon worthy, but not a speedy process).

Meanwhile desk pelican is partying it up with copper embossing powder amongst a small treasure trove of leftover bits and pieces from the crafty frenzy that has been happening.

Some of my favorite pieces:
I just love altering reprints of old photos (please consider scanning or photographing vintage finds and then altering the reprints). As a child I was only allowed to touch photographs by the edges, this is extra fun for me : D.

The purpose of the entire tag is to suitably display the glittered arrow lol. I think I am becoming a back ground junkie.

 The stencil and matching stamps are Woodblock Prints by Papertrey Ink. I've only had them a few weeks and I've already gotten my money's worth out of them. The "Boom" is from Tim Holtz' Crazy Thoughts and I love love love love love picket fence distress ink for painting (either alone or mixed with other colors on the craft sheet)..

Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry make Sunset colors. The mini jalopy is finished with the Silver Tarnish technique from Creative Chemistry 102.

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