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Saturday, February 15, 2014


Hi All: I was on the Simon Says blog and looked at the Monday Challenge. The Challenge is we love stamps.http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/challenge-we-love-stamps/Well since over the years I have indulged in a lot of stamps; I decided this one is for me. So I moved the mess on my craft table over and looked for my (now) favorites. These of course change depending on my mood. One of my all time favorites is the Fabulous Flourishes stamp set and doodle heart stamp from Stampers Anonymous. I also adore the Felt with the heart stamp (dr1108) from Stampabilities. I used the tattered florals and mini heart from Sizzix's alterations line. From Ranger- distressed inks picked raspberry, festive berries. distress pens picked raspberries, peacock feathers, festive berries,and peeled paint. The antique crystals embossing powder and foiled tape. Also from my stash some charms and ribbons. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine with a twist

Hi everyone: I'm trying to keep to commitment to make something for more challenges. This one is for Frilly and Funkies Valentine with a twist.http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/valentines-day-with-twist.html) I love this website I visit it all the time. They do step by steps, and always have beautiful projects to view. The challenge is to do a traditional colored valentine ( pink,red, & white) but, no hearts. this took me the whole 2 weeks and I'm still not thrilled. but here it goes. opinions always welcome I went flower, lace, and birds (love birds) . The problem is I was totally too late. Oh well

Monday, February 3, 2014

Hi Everyone: Its February challenge time. Of course I'm entering one in Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2014. I'm also entering this one in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge) The rule for Simon Says this week is you have to use twine or string. So I'm entering my creation in both. For this challenge I used both green and brown twine. Stampers anonymous stamps, (Valentine blue print and a heart) pink chalk, grunge board (the glittered hearts) distress glitter-festive berries, distress stain pink raspberry; I mixed it with white gesso and applied it to my burlap canvas. distress ink worn lipstick and festive berries(both on the tag and the hearts on my burlap canvas. on the edge of the tag I used brushed corduroy distress ink. I used idea-ology ribbon on the bottom of the tag and inked it with pink raspberry distress stain. I also used idea-ology cream and red trim as a way to hang my canvas. on the tag i also used clear distress embossing ink and antiquities frosted crystals embossing powder. this was fun because I tried something a little different. hope you enjoy