Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thank you! Anniversary Party!

OK, it has come to my attention that I have been teaching and blogging for over a year now, so I should throw a party! As many of you know, remembering to blog and posting pictures are a challenge for me...which is a problem when you are blogging about artsie things where pics are key! Well, I am always trying to improve and one of these days I will have it all figured out! In the mean time I am going to give away a little blog candy to one of my followers. Lots of you tell me you check out my blog, but you don´t actually follow it. That needs to change, so I am resorting to blog candy...LOL...hey, whatever works.

Here is a picture of what one of my followers will win....let´s make this quick...anyone who becomes a follower by next Sunday night, April 3rd, will be eligible to win. Ok, you can´t tell by the picture what you are winning??? Let me spell it out...Dusty Concord Distress Ink, Re-inker and Stain, 12 #8 tags, 6 of Tim´s new little hangers, about 10 yards of red and white bakers twine and about 20 yards of brown and white bakers twine, and a stamp. Yes, a stamp. To be more precise, a Stampers Anonymous butterfly stamp. It is a couple of years old but it does coordinate nicely with Mr. Holtz´s new butterfly stamps...I somehow ended up with two of them and I think I should share the wealth.

Tag Tuesday March 22, 2011

Thank you Louise for doing the Tag Tuesday challenge - it was the only challenge I ever participated in and although I rarely had time to do it I often checked what everyone else was doing and really enjoyed it! And thank you to Rebecca for taking it over at Blog Challenge Garden. To help make sure the new challenge gets off to a good start I decided I had better participate! So here is a spring tag...

Let´s see if I can remember what I did....since I did half yesterday and half today, I am not sure I will get it all, but I will try....and now that I look at it, I am not sure there is any stamping on it, although there is a lot of paint and ink...LOL...please forgive me....I tried!

First, I covered the tag with Spun Sugar Distress Stain and edged in copper paint. I then trimmed the flowers from a cocktail napkin and applied them to the tag with wax (which actually ended up coating the whole tag by the time I was done). I attached a butterfly I punched from a scrap with the Martha Stewart Monarch punch and a dragonfly and a copper Spring piece from the new K&Co collection. It is finished off with a snippet of silk ribbon. Thanks for visiting and I love comments if you have the time! And you might want to check out my Anniversary post, also from today. ¨I´m just sayin´¨ as Wendy would say....

Vintage Card Class - April

Here is one of the cards....2 new stamps, 1 new die and 1 old die, and a pair of fun techniques!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Art Journaling 303

This week! Tuesday midday, 11:30-1:30 and Saturday, 10:30-12:30. We will stitch our cover, make UTEE charms and embellishments and have an introduction to wax. If you missed the second session, you are certainly welcome to this session, just make sure you have done anything you need to do to your pages before binding (like die cutting or punching them!) so that you can finish the structure of the book.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Alcohol Inks with a Twist of Easter

OK, you need to use your imagination a little on this one.....imagine the pink printed piece is adhered to a square yellow card base! Paper by We ´r Memory and stamps by Stampendous.

Sorry the glare is a little bright, but it was tricky catching the shred in the basket....and guess which Tim Holtz Sizzix die this is! Punch by Martha, Stamps by Stampendous and paper by We ´r memory.

A new Sizzix embossing folder...some liquid pearls...and a lot of purple ink....

polka dots are always fun....stamps by Stampendous, paper by We ´r Memory

Tim Holtz stamps....and an unknown egg stamp...

Class on Thursday night, April 6th from 6:00-8:00 and Sunday, April 3rd from 12:30-2:30.

Friends Canvas

This 9x12 canvas was designed to feature a 4x6 or 5x7 photo of you and your best friends....or your sisters....or even your family. I will bring a stamp that says sisters and one that says family in addition to the friends stamp.

Here is a close up of the butterfly which I seem to have been using a lot lately...

And here is a close up of the dress form, mini mini mini rosette, angel wings, et. al. I must have been die happy the day I made this! I count 6 on this canvas!

Things to bring to class: Tea dye or vintage photo distress ink and a blending tool, juniper and gold paint dabbers, your photo(s) and your scissors and beacons of course!

Class will be held in both Bloomington and Rochester! At Scrapbooks Too on Thursday, April 14th from 6:00-8:30 and Sunday, April 10th from 12:30-3:00. At VIP Scrapbooks on Sunday, March 27th from 11:00-2:00.

Stains and Washes

Messy, messy class...bring gloves if you want to protect your hands when we play with the washes!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

ATC challenge

Ellen Huston has a fun ATC challenge are a few of my recent ones...with stamp and paper credits - when possible! (That means if I remember!)

Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490 Stamps and Making Memories Paper

Tim Holtz Stamps - on a tag, cut down to ATC size

Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490 Stamps

Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490 Stamps

Tim Holtz Stamps and My Mind´s Eye Paper