Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall Butterfly Box

Hi All: I'm having so much creative fun following along with CC3C challenges over at We are now on challenge 11. This challenge is all about the effect powders. I went for the layered fall look in my creation. I love fall It is my favorite season. This challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium tell me what ya think!!

Vintage Christmas Class

Hi All: I wanted to post this before I forgot. The second class I took from Richele Christensen was called Vintage Christmas. These cards are so cute!! If you take one of Richele's classes you will totally enjoy it. I'm a little in awe; seriously she measures, cuts, packages, and gives you detailed instructions on how to make these cards. This is a ton of work!!! we arrive and we have 4 pre-packaged card sets Then in 3 hours they look like this. Thanks again Richele!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Die Cutting Magic

Hi Everyone: This weekend I get to take classes from the Amazing Richele Christensen- This class showed us ways to use the frameworks dies from Tim Holtz in different ways. If you get a chance you should totally take classes from Richele!! When you get there she has put together everything you need to make the cards. Here's what we made today. . I'm missing the finished 4th card we made today. I'll put it up later. Great class!!! Tomorrow I'm attending her Vintage Christmas class. Can't wait.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Harlequin Butterflies

Hey All: I promised myself I would get the Tim Holtz's September tag out by the 15th and here it is. It took me several tries to get this technique to look anything at all like Tim's!!! I still need to practice more; it's the swiping part thats giving me fits. I used the Harlequin stencil and Pink Sherbet alcohol ink for my background. the butterfly stamp at the bottom is from the Fairytale Frenzy collection from Stampers anonymous. The other one is also SA. I used the ranger alcohol ink card stock for this I tried just my glossy card stock it really didn't look as nice. for the flowers i used the Tattered Flower garland die strip. the alcohol ink for the flowers is as follows- butterscotch, pink sherbet, wild plum, and stream. hope you like it. I totally forgot I also used some Idea-ology remnant rubs.

Friday, September 12, 2014


Hi Everyone: I've been a tad forgetful! I was so lucky this summer to take 2 classes with amazing teachers at Stamp Asylum in Plano Texa and I forgot to post them!! In July I took a pop-up class from the Awesome Karen Burniston from Elizabeth dies (!! Learned a ton and had a blast!! I forgot my camera. :( I know right! ugh. Then in August I took a folio class from the Amazing Paula Cheney ( yep I brought my camera this time. dropped it on the floor, had to put it back together but I brought it. this is Monica Smith and Paula Cheny. This is what we made . I'd show you the inside but ya I didn't finish. see ya next time.

Travelers clock

Hi All: I've been creating for all of the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenges over at Of course it the last minute for challenge #10 so forgive me if this is a little short I need to post. I call my clock the Traveler the picture inside is my mom (Pearl) I love this picture!! My mom for as long as I could remember was a travel agent. She would go all these cool and exciting places. hope you like it. I painted the clock with barn door distress paint over gesso. used a few trinkets from my stash and so Tim Holtz paper with hotel names on it. And of course a cool picture of my mom Pearl. CC3C #10 is sponsored very generously by

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pumpkin stamp card

Hi All: Fall is almost here!! I love the colorful show the trees put on!! Plus I just love pumpkins! I use them from mid-september through Thanksgiving for decoration. The trick is to keep those bold teenage boys from bravely venturing up on the porch- They grab them and throwing them in the street. Honestly I don't see the appeal. So it's STAMPember over at Simon Says Stamp ( The challenge for this week is "Boldly go into STAMPember" I had to hunt because I really don't use large stamps, or so I thought. I found a Hero arts background stamp,and of course a couple of pumpkin stamps. The pumpkin stamps I used are Stampers Anonymous Halloween blueprint stamp and the other one is from Holly Berry House. I stamped them with Ranger Archival ink Jet Black ( the pumpkins that is) I stamped the H B H stamp 3 times and did the layering thing. I thought it looked lonely so I stamped the Tim Holtz SA Pumpkin split it in half and added it to each side. The back ground stamp is from Hero Arts I stamped with Adirondack ink - Meadow. then i inked the background up with distress ink- peacock feathers, stormy sky, salty ocean, and brushed corduroy. Then I attached my pumpkins, added a little bling. I hope you like it.