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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pumpkin Box

Hi:  As usual I waited until the last minute to finish my  Tim Holtz's September project for the 12 tags of 2015 challenge.  This challenge totally challenged me!!  I had to experiment with that Frosted ! At first I Frosted was Frosted film.  Big mistake!!  Once I played with the Frosted I found a couple things out.  First of all you can't cut Frosted with thinlets.  You can die cut it with the steel rule dies.  2nd you Archival ink must be really fresh.  At first I wasn't able to get the ink to show up.  I refreshed my ink pad. (about 2 years old).  3rd it was fun to play with.   Here's my project.  Thanks for looking

Frame and Box classes

Hi All:  So last weekend I had the  privilege of taking 2 classes with the Amazing Anita Houston!!
The first class I took we made a flip frame.   And for this class yep I  forgot my camera. Go figure.  It was totally fun though we got to play with Ken Oliver's Color Burst which was so cool.  It is unbelievable what you can do with these powders.  I painted, altered a frame, made it wick with water .
 My second class we altered a cigar box.  Loved it.!!!Here is Anita  with her sample boxes. For this class we got to play with some of Tim Holtz's halloween ideology and Distress paints.  This box was so clever.  She is one of my favorite teachers! I learned so much in these classes.  She is an Amazing teacher!!  If Anita is in your area you should take her classes!!!  Thanks for looking

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Hey:  Lately I've been in a scrapbooking mode.  I actually go through phases.  Anyone else?  The hard part is if I start looking through pictures next thing I know 2 hours have gone by and the hubby wants dinner.  Oops!!   My friend Pam Schoos is a  really talented photographer, and she would take my three children out and take their pictures so thanks to her I have some beautiful memories.  This picture she took of my daughters when they were 10 and 5 (I think).  I have a pack of Bo Bunny paper pack (juliet).  I love the Gabrielle Pollacco style of scrapbooking.  So I did this page in that style.  Hope you like it.

Entering in:
Simon Says Stamp blog/ Monday challenge:
Use a stamp challenge and blog hop.

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Hi -   I told you guys already about my classes this weekend.  I am always amazed how when you take a class along with learning new things you are reminded of old favorites as well.  I love the soft way the wrinkle free distress technique makes your background look.  I like how when you dab the colors and they form little pictures.   I also love all the soft layers, the little dots of color, and how the colors pop.  on the bottom of this tag the purple splotches look like flowers.  So i went with flowers in a meadow.   What is you favorite technique? This week for the Simon Says Stamp.com Monday challenge is -Love this technique.
I'm entering my tag.
Thanks for looking!!

Fun and Creative classes

Hey all:  I love taking classes!! My local stamp store Stamp Asylum in Plano Texas has one just about every weekend.  This weekend the Awesome Paula Cheney was teaching there.  So thanks to my hubby I got to spend my entire saturday learning from one of the best!!!  The first class was an adorable configuration
box.  Filled with awesome tips, fun ideas, a new favorite color (Evergreen Bough)

The second class was a tag book with all the cool techniques.  I learned so much in both of these classes.
Thank you Paula for a fun and creative day!!
Honestly  everyone if you get the chance take her classes!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Morro Bay

Hi: For us this year was a traveling summer. Mostly we go back and forth from Texas to Colorado. Mainly because that is where our 2 oldest children live. This summer included a California road trip/camping with my some of my husbands Awesome family. Actually we really didn't camp, we stayed in a hotel and would drive to their campsite everyday. This is the kind of trip I love!!! For me it's stopping in places I haven't been before. We drove from Oakland California down the coast to Pismo Beach. In another post I'll tell you about the places we saw on the way. I want to tell you about one of the stops on the way back to Oakland to catch our flight. We stopped in Morro Bay. This is the quintessential quaint seaside community!! The views are beautiful and it has Antique stores and restaurants lining the streets. We had to have breakfast at The Famous Frankie and Lola's which is this tiny little restaurant where we waited a half in hour in line and it was totally worth it!!! We had of course the famous Lola's French toast,brûlée, soufflé flambé and Fried green tomato benedict. We ate out on the patio with a great view of Morro Rock.
. Thanks for looking. I'm entering this scrapbook page in - Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog The Challenge is- Stamp and Punch/Die Cut