Monday, January 31, 2011

It's a LOVE thing!! we go for another challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show....and it's

All About Love!

I began my creation with Canvas by Canvas Corp.
I pulled out one of my vintage dictionaries and
tore out pages pertaining to LOVE and HEART.

The next step was to pull out my
Reinker Mixtures (Mini Mister, Distress Reinker, Perfect Pearls and Water)
and Color Wash.....

The color palette ~ SHADES OF RED...Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany,
Barn Door, Worn Lipstick and Red Pepper (color wash). I cut various sized heart from various fabrics.

I tore up the Dictionary pages and adhered them to the canvas with Multi Medium ~ Matte.

Just a little Infomerical here......if you haven't tried this need to!!
It's a sealer, adhesive, transfer medium......just the BEST!!

With the Multi Medium, I painted lines, and sprinkled on Vintage Glitter Glass,
unfortunately you can't see it well. 
There are a couple of "Ideaology" goodies also: the key and pin.
EVERYTHING was adhered to the canvas with that FANTABULOUS Multi Medium.

The letters were painted with Charcoal Black acrylic paint.

This is a bit different from my usual style......where's the inky edges???!??!
but it's good to do something different once in a while.....
ACTUALLY seems like I've been doing it alot lately!!



pull out your supplies and have the time of your life....
then link your goodness to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog
Who know......YOU COULD BE A WINNER!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

a FREE moment......

which lately seems to be few and far between.......far tooo much time shoveling walkways and roofs!!! and another storm is on the way.....I don't think I will be gaining my winter "5"....that's for sure!! in that free time.....I created this slightly different piece of wall decor. I had purchased the silver thingymabob in the clearance isle at Wally World. The papers are from Reminisce....the Crazy in Love collection along with stickers.

I learned how to create the crocheted hearts on LITTLE BIRDIE SECRETS....I have made sooo many of these!!

You can't see it but there is a clear tube holding this little ditty together, with a wire hanger. And those rosettes....tooo much fun!!

Here is a Valentines Card made using those LOVELY hearts and a bit of a sneak for an upcoming kit I've been working with!! You will definitely need to stop back by to see my creations for Dixie Pieces!

Till then.......have a WONDERFUL CREATIVE DAY!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011



Without going into as I've know it has taken a twist.

I signed up to be a part of

I've not been real faithful as most of my spare time is taken up with assignment....but today I knew I needed to create this page, in truth the idea surfaced last night so I began ripping up the pages.

I am not typically a "journaler" but I wanted to get out of my box and try something different!!

For this spread, I knew I wanted to start with a the heart and it morphed from there!!!
EVOLUTION as Julie calls it.
I adhered torn dictionary pieces to the page with Multi Medium. I then, created a stencil and painted with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio ~ Dash of Red acrylic paint. The heart was spritzed with a Black Soot Reinker Mixture. To accentuate the heart, edges of the page and the verbage....
I used Claudine's Charcoal Black acrylic paint. 

The flowers are from Prima and colored with watered down Dash of Red paint. The green, which to me signifies LIFE, is from a Lettuce Paint Dabber. The accents are Platinum Stickles.

I wanted to explain the symbolism of the page and this saying came to me........


Today......that is what I hold on to!! play along this week with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Teamies.......
they've created some FANTABULOUS stuff!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011


JOIN US AT SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW FOR THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE........POLKADOTS!! (what out this could be a tricky one!!)

It all began with "Once Upon a Springtime" for the polkadots!! Which then brought about visions of flowers in a field and off I went creating yet ANOTHER flower.

I used Eyelet Circles and Peony dies by Spellbinders and coffee filters. I colored the flowers using Reinker Mixtures of Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Spice Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Spun name just a few!!

And the ULTRA distress look was created using her
Distress if All

I created a tutorial on how to make a Coffee Filter flower....
if you want to check it out.

Put on those thinkin' caps.....pull out your stash...and let's see what you can create with Polka Dots!! You could just win some goodies from the Simon Says Stamp Store....who doesn't like FREE scrappy goodies??!??!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


WELCOME TO THE .............

I have been so wonderfully invited to join this bunch of talented women
for this WONDERFUL OCCASION.... part in the blog hop is a bit different!!
(if you are just stopping by....
head over to the Let's Capture Our Memories blog to begin the Blog Hop!!)

I am going to give you a tutorial on how I made this coffee filter flower for my card created from Sandi's AWESOME sketch.

To make this little ditty I used the Spellbinders ~ Eyelet Circles Die

cut a #2 circle (#1 being the largest) from a piece of patterened paper
and a #3 circle from coffee filters (I stacked about 6 layers high)

I created 3 Reinker Mixtures
(they consist of a Mini Mister with a dropper full of Reinker Ink, a pinch of Perfect Pearls and water)

I spritzed (1) Spun Sugar
(2) Victorian Velvet
(1) Weathered Wood
of each of the coffee filter Eyelet Circles

when drying the pieces MAN HANDLE (crumple) them up!!

Place a dab of white glue in the center of the Spun Sugar Eyelet Circle
Pinch at glue, from the back.

Cut a hole in the center of the (3) remaining colored Eyelet Circles.
Run the white glue around the hole.
Place point, of previous flower grouping, through hole.

Repeat process till flower is complete.
(You may use as many layers as you wish!!)
Cut petals into patterned paper Eyelet Circle at each scallop.

Ink edges of patterned paper flower.
Manhandle (crumple) it......Once again......don't be AFRAID!!

Place a dab of white glue in center of patterned paper flower
place coffee filter flower in glue. (trim point off if needed!!)

and there you have it......
CREATE THIS LITTLE DITTY and use it on a project.....and you get ANOTHER POINT!!

You have until Sunday, January 23rd at 11pm EST to complete all 8 sketches. 
You'll get a point for each sketch you complete and a point for each secret element you get correct. 
You can also get points for completing the card organizer and the flower tutorial.  You don't have to use the birthday theme if you don't want to.  Grab a blinkie when you are finished with all the sketches and tell us you are finished at the forum
Winners will be announced on January 25th...a FIRST and SECOND prize. 

SO.....BEFORE YOU LEAVE.......make sure to leave a comment for the opportunity
to win a WAY COOL RAK!! 
(not sure what that will be yet....but I promise you it will be GOOD)

I will announce the winner here on my blog on January 25th.

guaranteed to be AWESOME!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

And the WINNERS....


For  the FABULOUS ZUTTER SUPPLY KIT ~ Owires, Covers, Cover ~All and SUPRISES!!

Blogger Monique said...
What a lovely project!! TFS!

Please email your address to

For having reached 300 Followers.....
Blogger Crafters Window said...
Love it! Thanks for sharing!
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Hope you enjoyed the Hop!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

To MASK....or not to MASK!!!

And Simon Says Stamp and Show says.........SHOW US YOUR MASK!!!

SO....the inspiration for this layout was a USEABLE photo of my son....I had just spoken to him about this and by golly look what happened......there is such a thing as MIRACLES!!

I had the photo printed in wallet size and used 3 of the same. Pulled out my Prima Long Masks....Hounds Tooth...Love it!! and spritzed it with my Mini Mister Reinker Mixture....Black Soot Reinker and Perfect Pearl ~ Perfect Pearls....MY MASK!!

Then I had an INK~0~LICIOUS time!! spritzing and splattering!! (Barn Door and Pine Needles)

I used my Tiny Attacher to staple the Film Strip to the page. I also used some way cool "screw" brads which I mutilated with my Texture Hammer...both of the above gifts from two FABULOUS woman!! thanks Shelly and Linda!!

Then the SEWING began....the photos, the fibers......I went sew crazy....hehehehe. The truth being I had run out of my tape runner......hate it when that happens, I needed to hold those pictures down, some how...Tissue Tape worked well, after all it is TAPE!!

I have the hardest time titling the best I could come up with was DA BOY!! ...... D... da boy (he's probably gonna kill me!!) I LOVE THIS KID!!

So, there you have it.... my masked layout... something different is always GOOD!!

NOW....time for you to try something different.......and MASK IT!! Don't forget to link your creation up to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

On to Round Two.....

Just a quick little infomercial.......which I AM TOO EXCITED ABOUT......

I have been chosen to move onto Round Two in the quest for the...
2011 Spellbinders International Design Team....


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Zutter 11 in '11 Blog Hop.....

Welcome to the 2011 Zutter Zister Blog Hop...

Zutter 11 for '11 Blog Hop

(if you are just stopping by my blog, please head on over to the Bind it All Blog to begin the Hop)

The theme of our Hop is "All Things New"!!

My project is titled......"My New Life" for the Art Journal Every Day Project.

When I joined this project I began looking high and low for the perfect journal and
then I had an "ahhh haaa" moment....

I could....MAKE MY OWN

So, I gathered my Zutter Products...

7.5 x 5 Curved Spine Cover All
1" Owire
7.5 x 5 White Pages

Then I gathered up some other goodies....

My TRUSTY Bind-It-All
My handy dandy Cutters
Adirondack Color Wash - colors of choice
Tattered Floral & Leaves dies
Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium
Linen Fabric
Vintage lace and buttons.....


The cover loved the Adirondack Color Wash....and I had tons of fun!!
Now, I have a wonderful journal to use for my project.

this is what I would like you to do

#1 leave a comment on my blog, until January 12 at 5 pm EST, for an opportunity to win a

FABULOUS ZUTTER SUPPLY KIT ~ Owires, Covers, Cover ~All and SUPRISES!!

#2 ~ Hop on over to the FABOO  Pam Sandy's blog to see what she's whipped up for you!!

OH YEAH.....forgot one other detail.......

enter Zutter11

to receive an 11% discount on any order placed until January 31st
(not including sale items)

and enjoy your hop!!


Monday, January 3, 2011

A New Year.....A New Challenge.....

And were a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show......


I have two....FABULOUS FLORISH by Hero Arts stamp;
the Pine Bough from the Sketchbook by Tim Holtz.

I know...I know.....Christmas is over but I created this weeks ago for this assignment and

couldn't just discard it because of this!!

I even stamped the seam binding and colored with Reinker Mixtures.

Lovin' Mr. Snowman.....cut using the Winter Wonder Die Cut and embossed with
Snow Flurries Texture Fade. I had to dress him with a hat and scarf!!
Faux tooo much fun...the fabulous finishing touch to my tag.

So, what is your NEWEST STAMP....and what are you gonna make with it???
Load your creation to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog....


Saturday, January 1, 2011

What I've been doing......

and I've been having TOOO MUCH FUN!! Let's Capture Our Memories is having a challenge....

for every day there is a different requirement....

here are two of my "TWELVE DAYS"

on the Third Day..........use pearls
so pearls it is!!

I used papers from the BEAUTIFUL Lullaby Collection by Creative Imaginations/IOD

on the Seventh Day........7 Prima Flowers
this one was EASY PEASY!!

I used sketch #66 from Let's Capture These Sketches
....awesome sketch Tara!!

FYI....they are looking for Sketch and Layout Designers
it's a great bunch of people to work with!!

JANUARY 5th - JANUARY 12th Zutter Zister BLOG HOP!!!