Thursday, September 30, 2010

So Thankful.............

So, the Design Divas had a a nutshell: Do something you have never done before and create something to demonstrate/illustrate how it made you feel. Also, we had to use something from our stash that we hadn't used yet. Something I had never done before was to RAK someone (merely because I never can seem to get to the post office, like it's the dentist office or something---ha!). Anyway, on the All Things Tim Yahoo group they started (or perhaps re-started) an organized RAKing system for those in our group that may need uplifting for whatever reason. So, I bit the bullet (oh, the commitment ;)) and submitted my name the first time a request went out. I really enjoyed it so did it again the next week when another request went out. Well, long story not so short---I created this tag to illustrate the emotions involved. For my never used stash I used the metal keyhole 'brad' and the copper ribbon.

I am also submitting this to these challenges:
CCC#16: Wrinkle Free Distress (my 2nd entry) on Studio L3 blog by the fab Linda
Simon Says Stamps Challenge: Autumn Photo Inspired Challenge


** Distress Inks: Forest Moss, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge

**misc. key and keyhole

**various ribbons/fibers

**Face stamp by Hampton Art

**Musical stamp by All Night Media

**Clock stamp by Rubber Stampede

**Metal Photo Corner from Tim Holtz Idea-ology line

Monday, September 27, 2010

Make mine a triple...........

Okay, so the title is purely for Drunken Stamper's benefit...........cuz I am entering this in two challenges: Drunken Stampers: Salute to Fall
CCC#16: Wrinkle Free Distress technique over on Studio L3
Stamp Something: Something in Fall Colors
So, go figure, the CCChallenge today is going on for two weeks---and I had to get it done on day one for the first time ever. Guess that gives me time to do the technique again, huh? ;)
Used lots of fun things:
**Distress Inks: Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo
**Archival Ink: Coffee (from blog candy I won from Linda E. over at A Crafting Journey) THX:)
**Flourish Leaf and Sentiment Stamps by Marcella By K
**Mini Mask: Regal by Tim Holtz
**Tim Holtz Idea-ology Snaps
**metal photo corners by Memory Boutique
**manilla tag by Stampers Anonymous
**misc fibers
Lovin' the Fall weather that is upon us. Looking forward to this change of seasons............

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Okay, so I got caught up in so many different things this week. By Friday, still hadn't done the CCC#14 challenge so resolved myself to the fact that it just wasn't happening this week. Then, on Sat. walked into my Craft room, sat down and this just 'happened'---totally had a Tim moment ;) Got to use two of my new Tim items: The Tiny Attacher and The Enamel Accents (so, so easy to use btw). So lovin' doing ATCs too! They are so quick and easy!
This week on Linda's Blog: Studio L3 the CCC#14 challenge is basic masks. Go check out all the fab projects on this one!
**Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz
**Masks by Tim Holtz: Borderline
**Black and White Enamel Accents by Ranger
**Distress inks by Ranger: Wild Honey and Black Soot
**halloween stamp by Studio G
**Grungeboard skull mini
**white paint

Friday, September 10, 2010

GrungeFlower Fa-la-la-la-la

Wow, kinda got bit by the Christmas Spirit. Had so fun with my Distress inks and collage stamps here---not to mention Grungepaper and a domino from my new set! Did this card for 3 challenges:
List of Supplies:
**Grungepaper by Tim Holtz/Ranger
**Sizzix Alterations Die by Tim Holtz: Tattered Floral
**Distress Inks: Pine Needles, Black Soot and Fire Brick Red by Ranger
**manilla tag from Stampers Anonymous
**misc fibers
**Musical note collage stamp by All Nite Media
**Santa Collage Stamp by Paper Artsy
**Perfect pearls mixed w/water and sprayed out of a mini mister by Ranger
**misc domino
**misc ornate silver brad
**mini flourish mask by Tim Holtz

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ticket to ride...................

Wow, this was a fun project. Part of my "processing" project, actually. In the past 10 months I have been on a journey of sorts. Through this journey I have become keenly aware of certain words that have repeatedly come up and have caught my focus. I have gone from truth to meaning, etc. Most recently the word dream has been in my thoughts. This project has come to represent my realization that truly, I have a ticket to ride................I have this one life, my ticket and I'm gonna ride it!!! This is an inspirational piece that I am going to frame and keep close to remind me to ride...........

As for the challenges this week that have inspired me with their themes:

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Layers (I believe I have six layers not including the base.)


**Distress Inks: Black Soot, Tea Dye and blender tool by Ranger
**Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Arglye
**Sizzix Alterations by Tim Holtz die: On the Edge Ornate
**Tim Holtz Lost and Found Paper Stacks
**Amusement Park charms by Karen Foster
**teal, brown and cream cs

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Woo Hoo, got it done before the weekend again! Continuing with the lovely Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge................#12: Chipped Enamel Technique from page 14 of T!m's book. I did a quick and simple tag this week.
I was going for a sunflower look. My kids start school the day after Labor day and I always associate this with sunflowers. My explanation: On my son's first day of kindergarten (5 years ago) I sent him off on the bus only to find myself unexpectedly burst into tears (he is obviously my first born). My first reaction was to grab my then toddler daughter and jump in the car and run down to the school to see him get off the bus. I was not alone in this sentiment, as there were moms in minivans actually following the bus;) I still remember waiting in the school parking lot where the busses drop the kids and my daughter being mesmorized by the tall sunflowers along the wall of the school. The elementary school has a tradition every year of holding 'sunflower day' where they dress in yellow, green and or brown and each class goes outside at some point during the day to plant sunflower seeds. So, enough of my sentimental blah, blah, blah..........What images does back to school conjure up for you?????
Here's what I used:
**Distress inks as well as Distress Embossing powders: Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint
**Embossing Distress inkpad and heat gun
**tag by Stampers Anonymous
**metal flower and leaf by Milestones (metal shapes)
**adage ticket by Tim Holtz
**water to splatter over final project for water color effect
**Birds and Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug/Provo Craft
**misc fibers