Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!

So what are you doing for New I am hoping to get some more pages done. I don't stay up and watch the ball fall any more. My kids probably will but then again they will sleep the whole day away tomorrow.
I've actually done a few pages recently...and then gave them away to my sister. I was really upset...a page I had worked on forever...and given to my sister...which I had made a point to photograph while at her house....when I pulled it up yesterday to work on it...the flash had caused a huge white spot on the photo and it was unrepairable. Bummer!!!

The minute this paper arrived at my LSS I couldn't wait to create with it. The paper is the Love Letters line from Little Yellow Bicycle. I used Hambly rubons on the black brads and under Love, Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint on the chipboard "Love" letters and inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. I used a Corner Adorner punch on the photo mat. To top off the whole page a beautiful self portrait of my daughter...Lysie who is in one word "Love"!

This page I created yesterday after yet another Doctors appt. I had collected these items, Prima flowers and leaves, Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas, the pictures are printed on it, My Minds Eye, Bohemia paper and some misc fun paper and vintage lace and of course Distress Ink! Oops I forgot the CI die cut paper and the Basic Grey chipboard. I think that's it...This page just flowed...a great thought diverter.

I will tell you later about an amazing book my sister gave me for Christmas. Until then have a Safe and Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 26, 2008


I had lost my jump drive...hence the verbal Christmas greeting. But I found it in the back pocket of a newly laundered pair of pants....A yeah it still works!!

Now I can post my Christmas card to all!! I made this card using Tim Holtz Christmas have to love them!!

So to all a Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas to all!!!

Well, it's been quite a year!! Christmas Day is here, a time for family, food, traditions...not all about the gifts. Yes, what an awesome time listening to by kids squeal at their gifts but today is a day to remember the important things in life. To remember Christmases past, of those who are no longer with us, and to create our own memory of this Holiday time. So hug the necks of those you love, and remember they are the greatest gift!!
Had time to create some scrapbook pages today. You see my sister doesn't scrapbook or hardly get the pictures off of her camera. So last year, I gave her a scrapbook and I decided to make it her yearly scrapbook pictures of the past year events. I didn't get the task completely fact at some point in time I need to do a few pages for myself!!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tim's Tags

So.........the 12 Tags of Christmas are over....Tim is sooooooooooo amazing and just busting with creativity!!! and a good salesman!!

So here is my take off 3 of Tim's tags..........

I lifted the lamp idea from Tag #1, the blue background from Tag #2 with a twist, I used Distress Inks and the "spritz and flick" technique which by the way he used on Tag #7, the day after I did this as a Make and Take at my store. So maybe I am just...well not just, as creative as Tim!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Beeswax Ornaments

So I love to collect things...and one of them being Vintage Post Cards....they are beautiful and it's also a lot of fun to read them. Well I stole an idea from Suze W.....the use of large laminate samples. I got mine from a local building supply store. I went to Lowes and asked the Kitchen Designer if she had any samples that were outdated....she was generous. A big thank you!!! So I proceeded to have fun and this is what I came up with.....
I had sent my husband out to get copies made of the postcards for me, you don't want to use the original as it will be gone forever....he had them made on a heavier stock than I was used to..... but it was a great idea as I was able to cut out the individual images and bend them before dipping them into the Beeswax for a way cool 3-d effect. Sorry no pict of them yet! I am teaching this in a class next week, should be tons of fun!!