Sunday, June 28, 2015

Spray, mist, fun

Hi there: A lot of the time I forget I have journal that I can play in. Seriously doodling,spraying inks, stamping; there are no rules. I do at times oversaturate my pages and they leek through but thats part of it. I got out my distress inks and a couple of delusions and just went to town over a page I had doodled on. This week the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge ( is Stamp + Mist- Heres my entry- Thanks so much

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer in the city.

Evening all: The challenges over at the CC3C ( are almost over; only a few more to go. I have enjoyed these challenges!! I have learned so much from these talented ladies over at the CC3C!!! This current challenge is on page 47 of A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III and is generously sponsored by Inspiration Emporium!! I hadn't tried this technique before and it was fun and easy. Hope you like it. .

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

butterfly over plaid

Hi Everyone: Each month to make sure I get to the craft table I pick the challenges I want to enter. I have my favorites. Tim Holtz, CC3C (which is almost over :-( ), and Simon Says Monday Challenge. This tag I made is for Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015. I love these challenges because it allows me to see things from a different perspective. All of us are drawn to certain colors. Just look at your clothing. I love pinks. The first June tag I made had pinks and yellows. So my challenge this week for myself was to stay away from pink. Last week we were in Colorado and My daughter Kasey and I had lunch at this beautiful restaurant called Willow Creek restaurant,in Evergreen. The food was awesome, the scenery beautiful, and inside up on the walls were these gorgeous painting!!! One captured my eye. The artist painted a moose head in yellow, dark blue, and rust. I loved it!! So that is my inspiration behind this tag. . To recreate the colors I used chipped sapphire, fossilized amber and rusty hinge. I used the stripes stencil by stampers anonymous to make my plaid. And the layered butterfly die and matching texture fade. Hope you like it.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pasted not cut

Hi All: I of course at the very last minute decided to make a tag for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge ( ) This weeks challenge is to not cut but use paste on your project I made a tag using both ranger embossing paste and Bo Bunny Blueberry glitter paste. I used 2 of Tim Holtz stencils flourish and Lace. Also Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry distress inks. And last but not least 2 distress sprays Twisted Citron and fossilized Ambers. Hope you like it.

handmade flowers

Evening Everyone: On Facebook I belong to an awesome group of crafters called the Craft Hole. This is an active group that spans many different jondra of craft. This weekends challenge was to make homemade flowers. Lucky for me I was at the Mon Ami Gabby booth at the Arlington Scrapbook Expo. I picked up some Tips from Marina and bought some Pull ribbon. Here are my flowers. Hope you like them

Friday, June 5, 2015


Hi all : Yep last minute again. I made this box for the 29th CC3C. I used the Eroded Metal Technique. Kinda hard actually. When I finally figured it out though it's awesome!!For all of these challenges we use A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3. There are a few more left so you all should join in. This challenge is sponsored by Tim & Mario and Inspiration Emporium I have a lot of cigar boxes so I tried the technique one. Hope you like from the front