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Sunday, May 24, 2015

XYZ- Y for yellow

Afternoon All: Like a lot of the U.S. we've been getting rain, lots and lots of rain. Kinda of a bummer because outdoor activities are out. So I've been cleaning, laundry, dishes ( which are never ending) etc... I decided to straighten out my craft room a little and I ran across my art journal. Yep you guessed it the cleaning stopped. So with a bright color theme to remind me summers on its way I started spraying my distress and delusions inks. Made a few Mon Ami Gabby ribbon flowers, stamped, doodled. Over at Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge (simonsaysstamp.com/mondaychallenge/) the theme is xyz so I used a couple Tim Holtz stencils with paste and added some letters. Hope you like it!!. I have the letters xyz and the page is primarily yellow (y) I thought this worked.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Princess card

Hi Everyone: I guess it's either feast or famine with me. This weeks Simon Says Stamp blog- Monday challenge ( simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge) The challenge is to use a Simon Says Stamp brand product. I used the Princess stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. It's just adorable and perfect for layering. I hope you like it.

Friday, May 15, 2015


Hey Everyone: On and off for the last couple of weeks I've been working on a tag for the Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015. I know what else is new? I really haven't had time at my craft desk so its been just a few minutes at a time. The tag for this month was really fun to work on!! It has so many textures. I loved making the flowers and using the quilling tool. It is kinda soothing. I used the kraft core paper to make my flowers and realized you have to decide what you want to see because one flower I did backwards and the craft side was dominant. I liked so it stayed on the tag. I'm requesting that idea-ology make a larger pack of the textured surfaces because they are awesome. Seriously 12 x 12's would be great. Just sayin, Another lesson I learned is don't just empty you epherma packs into a large box, it took me forever to go through!! The question I'm asking myself now is do I want to separate it? I really love the color combo of aged mahogany, abandoned coral, antiqued linen and the burlap. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ombre Technique

Hi All: This house is busy, busy, busy. The college daughter has finals. We have a trailer we are remodeling. That was supposed to be a piece of cake and only take a couple of days. We are now going on 2 months!!Plus There are projects in the wood shop that my husband volunteered (wink wink)me to work on. I know nice right!! So today I finally got to play at my craft desk. It's # 28 in the CC3C challenge and this one is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique (www.thefunkiejunkie.com). I purchased this chipboard stencil holder so I could have some place to store my stencils and it needed to be decorated!! So one side I kinda gave a 70's feel; I used speciality stamping paper ( by ranger) with Bottle alcohol ink. On the other one I gessoed the whole thing and used Mermaid. I will tell you using the paper was simple and I loved the effect. Using it with gesso was different. Even though the gesso was dry I had to work fast because the gesso would become gooey. I hope you like them . I almost forgot. I used stamps sets from Stampers Anonymous Runway and Bird Crazy. Love both sets!!!