Thursday, September 30, 2010


Not much time for me this week, we have been doing inventory where I work part time!! Wow, what a job that was!!
The challenge this week on SSSS is Show your Distressed/Sanded Projects. I made this tag first for the challenge it's OK but not real crazy about it. I sanded the edges and distressed them with black soot.
So I thought of this one about 2:00 in the morning, I wanted to get up and just make it but I was good and waited until this morning. lol I used Tim's rosette die again and made a fan, man I love that die cut!! I sanded and inked the frame I used black soot & brushed corduroy distress inks on it. I used spun sugar for the heart and applied rock candy stickles on it. I used black soot along the edge of the fan. The sanding doesn't show up real well in the pic, but it is there!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


For the CCC this week is Wrinkle Free Distress.
I just had to use the rosette die again and made this Halloween Tag!! I used Rusty Hinge & Wild Honey Distress Inks. There is black soot distress stickles on the cat & skull areas but it's not really showing up in the pic.
I was asked what alcohol inks I used on the mirror, I tell you I just kept adding and adding until I was satisfied with it, if I remember right here are the colors I used...Terra Cotta, Rust, Caramel, Latte, Espresso & Gold Mixative.

To all of you that are going on the Cruise with Tim & Mario, have the time of your life!! Looking forward to hearing all about it when you all get back!!
Thank you all again for the wonderful comments!!
Have a good one!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


The challenge this week on CCC is Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge and the challenge on SSSS is Show your Grunge, so I'm submitting the same project for both.
I made a frame for a little mirror, you really can't see that it is a mirror but the middle really is a mirror!! I waited until this morning to take the picture for better lighting, ya right FOG!!! So I had to play with the lighting a little bit so you really can't see the mirror part. I cut the frame out of GB and I did the Alcohol Ink on Grunge technique on it, that was a really a cool technique!! I will have to use that one again!! You have to get Tim's book to see how it is done! The rose is out of GP, I used Rusty Hinge distress ink first then I tryed Tim's technique of inking the inside of his embossing folder then running it through the embosser, I used mustard seed distress ink for that. Wow I liked that, it gave it a cool effect to it!! Lovin these challenges, it's fun to try things I have never tryed before!!

I'm headed to my daughters this morning to watch the boys while they go to a wedding, looking forward to spending the time with the boys!!
Thanks again everyone for all the nice comments!!
Have a good weekend!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Art Parts/Rosette Die Cut

ScrapFest was fun but the fun continued at my daughters house. We went shopping at the LSS, Hobby Lobby & Michaels, as if we hadn't done enough damage at Archiver's!! Then we went for a hay ride and the kids had so much fun!! We all did!!
We made some Halloween decorations with the boys, this is Bridger with his
haunted house he made. Never got a pic of Caidin's, next time!
And my daughter worked on some cute fall decor, I should have taken a pic it was so cute!! So that got me in the mood to make something for fall, it is defiantly fall weather here!! Plus I had scored that wonderful Rosette Die of Tim's so just had to use it. I had visited Wendy's blog and she had done these cool leaves with her new plastic, so I found some stuff I have had for awhile, don't know where I got it or what it is called but it worked great for making the leaves. I used Wendy's Art Parts and made this little wall hanging. It looks a little crooked in the pic but it really isn't must be my wonderful photography skills again!! lol Like I've said, these Art Parts are fun to work with!!

Thanks again everyone for all your nice comments!!
Have a good one!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Quick little recap of ScrapFest...
I had a fantastic weekend!! My daughter and I took off from her house EARLY Fri. morning and headed to ScrapFest at MOA. It was fun just to be able to spend the day with her without any husbands & kids around and just hang out!! We had to come back again Fri. night but that was OK, it's pretty crazy there!! Had a really great time!!

Tim is always so generous with his time and letting everyone take pics with him.

We got to watch Tim demo and that is always awesome!!

I even got Mario to pose for me!! Those guys are the best!!
We took a class with Deena Ziegler, Sizzix Bird Cage Hanger & Chipboard,
which was fun!!

And of course we did some shopping at Archiver's, actually not some A LOT!! lol
I thought they would have had more of Tim's new releases from summer CHA but not much, so a little disappointed!! But on Sat. we went to my daughters LSS and I scored Tim's Rosette die cut, so I was excited about that!! I've been playing with it and should have a project to post tomorrow using that and more of Wendy's Art Parts.
Lots of lines!!!
Oh, and on the way home we were only about 5 to 10 miles from my daughters house and we seen something in the ditch from the backside and I thought it was a deer and my daughter thought it was a horse. Then it turned it's head and OMG we both squealed, it was the biggest Moose we have ever seen, the rack on that thing was Ginormous!!! Thank god it did not come out of the ditch or we would have collided for sure!! And I think the moose would have won!!
Have a good one everyone!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Guest Artist/CCC#14

WOW!! I'm truly honored to have been a guest artist on Wendy Vecchi's blog! Over the moon excited!! I admire Wendy's work so much, love all of her stamps & books (which I need to get her new one ordered) she really is amazing!! Thank you Wendy for featuring me!! My Art Parts Halloween decor was a lot of fun to make and the Art Parts were really easy to work with. I covered mine with paper which I inked up with distress inks, the art parts themselves really don't need inking as they have kind of a burnish edge to them, really cool!!

Here is a piece I did quite a while ago for my entry for the CCC on Linda L. blog. Of course the inspiration was Wendy, she had done one and posted it on her blog and I loved it so much just had to do one similar and I have had it hanging in my craft room. The piece just jumped out and spoke to me, probably because I'm such a dreamer!! lol I used Tim's flourish mask on it. I get so much inspiration from Tim & Wendy, love, love, love their work!! Speaking of Tim, I'm hoping to see him over the weekend. I'm headed to my daughter's after work tonight and then we will head out bright and early Fri. morning to ScrapFest at the Mall of America, can't wait!! It is going to be so much fun, and being able to spend the day with my daughter will be great!! We can only go for Fri. but that just might be enough from what I have heard about it!! lol

I want to thank everyone who has visited my blog and who have left such wonderful comments!! I truly appreciate them!! Thank you!!

Have a good one!!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Art Parts/SSSS

Here is my entry for SSSS where the theme is Holiday Fun, so I went with a Halloween theme. I used Wendy Vecchi's new Art Parts/Spool for the project. I think I'm a little addicted to these spools!! Lovin these Art Parts, lots of fun. I got mine right from Stampers Anonymous and received them within 2 weeks for those who asked.
To windy outside here so couldn't get a back drop to work so the background is house siding (sorry) if I would learn how to use my photo shop program better I probably could have changed it!!
I have a whole tub of Halloween & Fall paper and ya think I could find it in my mess of a craft room, so went with the little pack of paper I did find. I really need to get that room cleaned up as I can't find anything!! Been throwing things around after I use them and you can barely walk in there, even worse now after this project!! lol
The haunted house & bats are some of Tim's GB pieces & inked with Distress Inks & stickles on the bats. The fence I made a template & cut out of GP (really could have used some of Tim's new die cuts & embossing folders on this project)!!
The tree was cut out of Coordinations cardstock. There is glossy accents in the windows & I used the chipped enamel technique for the #31.
I spent 2 hours in town yesterday trying to find some Halloween charms to hang from it, finally found these at JoAnns (which was the only ones they had) couldn't believe how hard it was to find something, I remember seeing stuff like that all over the place! Geezzz
Having fun with these Art Parts, they are Fantastic!! Love them!!
Thanks Wendy for coming up with them!!!

Have a good one!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Here is my entry for Challenge 13...Grungepaper Flowers on Linda's blog I love making grunge flowers and have done a lot of them. This time I wanted to try Tim's Tissue Tape on them. I inked them with alcohol inks, you can still see the wording through using them. I had ordered Wendy's Art Parts and just got them in the mail, so of course had to play with them. I used the Tissue Tape on the frame also, love that stuff!! Wendy's Art Parts are fantastic and easy to work with, love them!! Now on to the spool!!

Have a good one!

Friday, September 3, 2010

SSSS...Show your Layers

Here's my entry for SSSS the challenge this week is Simon Says Stamp and Show Your Layers. I had planned on doing something totally different but had just watched Suze Weinbergs video on layering bees wax over on Ranger Ink that stuck in my head! I've been wanting to try working with bees wax and have had it for awhile. I've also have had this flower that I had made with Ten Seconds Studio metal and never found the right project to use it on. I used one of Tim's Lost & Found papers which I have to admit wasn't one of my favorites and thought I would probably never use it, HA!! I toned it down a little by stamping flourishes on it. It has 3 layers of bees wax on it, the frame has 2 layers of bees wax and perfect pearls. I stamped & cut out the butterflies & leaves out of Ten Seconds Studio metal, put them through one of Tim's embossing folders and sprayed a little Maya Road Mists on them. Oh, and did I mention the nasty blister my finger got from cleaning out the melting pot, I was even being careful!!

Thanks again for all the nice comments, and taking a look at my blog!
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend and be safe!

Have a good one!