Saturday, November 10, 2012

teacher card

Here is a little holiday card for my daughter to give to her teacher this Christmas.

recipe: White cardstock embossed with Tim Holtz snowman texture fade. I used tumbled glass, stormy sky and salty ocean distress ink on the inside of the embossing folder to add the color to the background before embossing, snowflakes from Texture fades and the small metallic star is cut from Ranger metallic foil sheet using a cuttlebug snowflake#2 die, warmest wishes sentiment and tiny trees from Hero arts and I heart my teacher sentiment from Create Your classroom stamped with archival ink and heart filled in with dimensional pearls in cranberry, snowman glittered with Sparkles in Diamond.

Don't forget those teachers at holiday time. They do so much for our children all year long and they deserve a little spoiling at the holidays. Visit Wendy's site, the button on the right will take you there and you can find her fun stamps and get some great classroom ideas.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

School work file folder

Here is the latest project I did for my wonderful friend Wendy using her first stamp release. We were challenged to think out of the box, so here is what I came up with.

recipe:I just took a regular old file folder from Staples, painted the edges with Chili powder paint dabber from Jenni Bowlin, and Espresso paint dabber from Ranger, covered the front with paper from DCWV, Heirloom pack, stamped learning is the key from Create your Classroom and die cut a key from Cricut cartridge Sentimentals. Key painted with gold metallic Adirondack paint dabber and popped up with pop dots.

Please go on over to Wendy's website and check out her wonderful stamp set!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Turning 17

Today is the birthday of #2. My only son and second eldest child is turning 17. Since springtime , I have had several moments of freaking out. Usually when I utter words like, my oldest will be turning 20 in November.... I swear my throat tightened up as those words were coming out.... This next bit sends me into another tailspin.... My son is entering his senior year and he... is... 17! Here is the card I created for him.
Recipe:paper:DCWV, Dylusions spray ink and alpha stencil,Chicken wire stamp Christy Tomlinson, Distress ink and playing cards from Tim Holtz, Dymo label maker for lucky, homemade stencil with circular design Happy birthday, #2!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

March 12 tags of 2012

Squeezing in my tag on the last day of the month for Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2012
March's tag included a pretty cool mosaic technique. I didn't have the exact supplies Tim used, so I just used what I did have to get the same kind of feel. The background was stamped with stamps by Dyan Reaveley , Ranger's newest signature designer, and my latest obsession. The mosaic pieces were sprayed with Dylusions spray inks, glued down and remaining area embossed.
This was just a first attempt, so I think once I can play with the technique, I'll be happier with the results.

recipe: Adirondack ink pad, clover, archival ink jet black, Dylusions stamps, Tim Holtz sentiment stamp, Tim Holtz flower die, distress marker black soot around flower edge,sakura clear star pen

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

12 tags of 2012

New, fun monthly project from Tim Holtz Discontinuing the 12 tags of Christmas (insert sad face here), but here is the birth of a brand new project ( happyface). A new tag every month.... I like this.... spreading out the fun over the course of the year . Had to spend some time and add my own tag....

Tag stamped with snow cap Adirondack paint, barn door and fired brick distress ink, tim holtz tissue paper tape, pom pom made from plain tissue paper sprayed with Dylusions spray ink, safety pin with seed beads, Tim Holtz word, and Maya Road crystal. Phrase Tim Holtz seasonal paper pack.