Friday, June 25, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #2 Plus One

Hey, I am back again with Studio L3's challenge by Linda using techniques found in Tim Holtz' new book: Compendium of Curiosities. Challenge number 2 is Basic Fragments. I am also entering this in Something Completely Different Blog challenge: Flora/Fauna.
**Tim Holtz' Texture Fades: Bingo Card and Patchwork (by Sizzix)
**Tim Holtz' Die: Tattered Floral (by Sizzix)
**Distress Inks by Ranger: Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Blue Saphire
**blender tool by Ranger
**Game Spinners: Tim Holtz' Idea-ology Line
**small square Fragment by Tim Holtz
**Glossy Accents by Ranger
**misc silk flowers, fibers and brad
**manilla tag from Stampers Anonymous
**Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch

Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day/Numbers Card

Got my dad's card done a little late to allow for mailing time but it is done! (and in the mail). I am entering this in a number of challenges:
Sunday Stamper: Numbers (to celebrate Hels turning 40)
Drunken Stampers: Father's Day
Cards For Men: Father's Day
Pear Tree Designs: Father's Day

So here is the short list of supplies:
**Aqua Bazzil cardstock
**black and white cardstock
**metal mesh
**Harlequin Stamp by Stampers Anonymous
**black Stazon inkpad
**Aqua metal sheet by Walnut Hallow
**Random Numbers mold & paper stump
**sanding block
**black acrylic paint
**Father's Day stamp by Studio G
**Ranger's Distress Inkpad: Tumbled Glass (to edge the sentiment piece)
Now, on to making my hubby a Father's Day card ;)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #1

Here is my entry for Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #1: WaterStamping Technique from page 35. Linda, you are right---keeping it simple is the key (as difficult as that may be for some of us) so that the technique doesn't get lost. Fun and easy technique, and very effective!
** Red Brick Distress Inkpad
**white and black cs
**Oriental Background & Symbol Stamps by Fiskars: Asian Inspired
**Mini Mister by Ranger w/water
**misc. black fiber/ribbon
**black Stazon inkpad

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I'm Being Published!

Exciting news today...................For awhile now I have toyed w/the idea of submitting some of my work for publication. On a whim, I finally did it---I submitted a scrapbook layout and a card. I recently received word that my card will be published in the Scrapbook News and Review Magazine on June 20th! My first published work. Unfortunately, I cannot post the card for you to see here. I can tell you that it is a Girly Graduation Card I made for my Niece Ashton who just graduated from High School (Woo Hoo Ashton!!). Well, so much for tooting my own horn ;)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Over-the-top Bird Cage Card

Okay, so this card is a bit different for me. I love how it turned out although I think it is a bit over the top for my style. Still can't believe I created this. It was a work in progress and each time I visited the project I added something to it. Made it for my friend Jae's birthday and am entering it in three challenges: Sunday Stamper , Gingersnaps and Alter It Monthly. All of these have the theme of wings/birds/feathers. Let me know what you think!
Here is my list of supplies/tools:
**Birdcage die from Tim Holtz' Alterations line by Sizzix
**On the Edge dual border die from Tim Holtz' Alterations line by Sizzix
**Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord
**text from an old book
**blender tool
**bronze brads
**various beads
**copper embroidery floss
**Peacock w/gold doodles overlay by K&Company
**chain from piece from Tim Holtz' Idea-ology line
**purple and aqua Bazzil cs
**D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder by Provo Craft
**Gold Origami paper (for birdcage)
**white Perfect Pearls and Mini Mister by Ranger
**Glossy Accents (to adhere overlay)