Friday, July 30, 2010

just couldn't wait...... it's been a whole month since the announcement of the DT at More Paper Than Shoes...a new challenge blog! Can't really tell you any of the details till the reveal on August 1st.....I can was difficult for me to get going on this one but once the wheels was design here's a little peak....more on Sunday!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another Sneak!!!

Making the Grade by an amazing...complete school line....and it is FAB!!! Wonderful papers....awesome colors and great stickers!!! (ya think I like it???)

Make sure to bop over, check it out and leave a comment to win some of this AMAZING GOODNESS!!!

Made some flowers and leaves with the papers....surprise!!! Got a bit "MISTY" on the seam head over to Reminisce, RIGHT NOW, for a opportunity to get you hands on this fab collection and others!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

AAAAAAHHHHHH!!! head is spinning with all that is going on!!! Not even sure where to I'll jump right in!!! So in order to not drive everyone crazy with a bazillion different it goes!!!

BIND IT ALL....I have a post over there!!! my GRUNGE-O-LICOIUS mini wonder I made!!! aaahhhhh I love this mini...all the new Tim Holtz Distress Grunge Paper Rose....the AMAZING "On the Edge Dies"...almost toooo much goodness in one place!!

REMINISCE....there are peeks going up daily on the blog showcasing the new releases for CHA-S....what fun I had creating...layouts, large and small, mini will want to make sure you stop by daily and leave a comment to win some FAB goodies!!!

"At the Fair" was created using the Signature Series 3-Dimensional Stickers....spray a bit of Distress Reinker Mixture on the background....some coffee filter flowers...colored with more Distress Reinker Mixtures....a bit of stitching...and there you have it!!!
OH YEAH...let's not forget my can't live without DISTRESS IT ALL!!!

NEW me!!! Golden Fiber Paste...Picked it up at a little store ooozing creative GOODNESS called Wingdoodle. I wasn't sure what the product was going to do...or how it was going to when in question....Just give it a try and soooo I did!!!

I decided to use a 4 x 4 canvas by Canvas Corp. I mixed a bit of the Fiber Paste with Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium and smeared it on the canvas....I did this right before bed so I wouldn't be tempted to play with it before it was I am not the patient type!!

Sooooo, when I got up at the crack of dawn, I couldn't wait to play...and play I did...pulled out my Distress Reinker Mixtures and sprayed away....I dipped my linen Tattered Florals in more Reinker mixtures, dried them and painted on some Claudine Hellumut's Multi Medium....and the seam binding......just a bunch of Mist-O-liciousness!!! In about 15 minutes I had created this little altered something or other!!! Soooooo, needles to say I have more canvases drying as I gave this one away to a dear friend who dropped by the store today!!

PS...I sprayed Super Seal over the top of this to protect it from life!!!

Well, enough info for one day!!! off the dream about CREATING!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What to do....?????

So, I decided to take a few days off and head to my sisters.....for some family fun and shoppin' time!!! I chose to leave all my scrappin' stuff at home 'cause I had a bit of burnout goin' on!! WELL, I now sooner walked through the door and Sarah, my niece, wanted to know where my "stuff" was.

So come the next morning, my niece and I went shoppin' some "art supplies"...and a few new, couldn't live without scrappy items, some fabric for flowers and off to the house we CREATE!

Aren't these masks just the cutest??!???! the frog was painted by my Lysie Ray....the monkey by yours truly and the princess by my UBER creative 6 year old niece...Sarah!!!

In fact, here she is modeling her AMAZING mask!! Isn't she just too cute....well all this painting got my juices going....but what to do....I DIDN'T HAVE ANY OF MY GOOODIES WITH what does one create with just a pair of scissors, a stapler and some white don't forget I did buy some...can't live without scrappy goodies....and on our shopping spree I also bought my niece some new acrylic stamps to add to her collection...and she does have a pad of Jet Black Archival ink!!! sssssssssooooooo HERE IT IS!!

I love this paper and how much fun is the fabric I used to created the flower....I wish it came in all different colors!!

Well, I need to pack up my stuff and head is calling....I really don't want to listen or answer...but I gotta support my habit some how!!

Till we meet's a great thought diverter!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010


I started a tutorial on my coffee filter flowers....but was interrupted by a FEDEX delivery....a box of goodies from Reminisce!!! and how yummy they are...but I can't show you what I've been working on...cause they are the new CHA-S releases!!! soon as I am done with my assignments I will get back to editing my next tutorial!!! so be watching!!!


As everyone knows....I AM A FLOWER FREAK!!! so for one of my Reminisce projects I created a bunch of flowers!!  actually for a lot of my projects I did...but these are all made from a sundry different fabrics, so I can show them...they are just too much fun!!! Linen is a fabulous fabric to work with....turning out to be one of my FAVS!!

WELL...its' off to the studio to finish my assignments....have a wonderful creative day!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010


the goods are up in the Zutter Zisters DT gallery!! and let me tell you Zutter isn't just for "MINIS" any more....especially since the release of the Distress it All!!!

I created this layout using AMAZING products from Creative Imaginations....Beloved Collection from IOD, which I was so blessed to win, and CI's OOOHHHH SO FABULOUS Canvas Paper.

I know...I know...I'm working "dark" again but the papers where just perfect with my daughters brown jacket!!

I also used the June Challenge Sketch over at Creative Imagination!!

The "FLOWER" is made with the Canvas Paper that has been "MISTED" with my Distress Reinker Mixtures. It is a simple spiral flower....and the manipulation process was oooooh so fun. The leaves are cut from paper and accented with Distress Stickles!

DO YOU you see those YUMMIE distressed edges...the papers....the photos....which could only be created using the one and only....AMAZING Distress It All!! and did you notice I used the Bind It All???  wrapped this brown twine from May Arts/

So like I said...Zutter isn't just for "MINIS" any more!!! And I'm lovin' it!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


As you predicted.........I had posted this photo on Facebook, of the fun we had over this past holiday weekend!! I must have taken over a hundred pictures of these girls as they played in the lake at Boulder Beach in Groton, VT. The day was hot and the water refreshing!!

As you know....I am a flower freak and am on a "MISTY" binge!! so why would I veer from my path!! I pulled out my coffee filters, the cone kind, as they are thicker and better to work with, my Reinker Mixture Misters and the most AMAZING Tattered Floral Die by Tim Holtz!!! I am having just WAY to much fun with this little ditty!!

Add some vintage buttons, Prima E-bling and a bit of "MISTED" ribbon and you have an awesome cluster!!

Now, I stumbled upon the most JAW DROPPING laser diecuts by the Dusty Attic. I was able to locate an online store here in the States that carry their products....Stay True to God! and let me tell you...they are worth every penny!!! Gorgeous...Gorgeous...Gorgeous!!

Do you see that FABULOUS keyhole....aaaahhh!! another of Tim's dies was used for the journaling!!

So, there you have it....and YOU PREDICTED IT!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

the RED...WHITE...and BLUE!!

Yesterday, in the States, was a day of parades, BBQ's and fireworks....and I admit, I participated in all of them...MUCH TO MY DELIGHT...

I think the most awe inspiring thing I saw all day....was  OUR Veterans in the parade. I stood, clapped and cheered for them, as they walked by and for ALL WHOM THEY REPRESENT!! today I say, THANK YOU, to our founding Fathers who risked soo much and to ALL of those today who put themselves in harms way to protect us and our freedom!!! my hat goes off, and my heart goes out to the families, who are missing loved ones that are serving or have given their I could celebrate yesterday!!!!


I created this card using the Reminisce Collection... Stars and Stripes!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

it's out....

Hadn't created a tag in a long was fun to create one again!! I pulled out "all things Tim" and created away....Tim's a new Texture Fade, his Sizzix die, Distress ink, some Reinker Mixtures and and let's not forget one of my GrungePaper Roses...oooh just plain pure joy!!

Be sure to stop by the MPTS forum, visit with the girls, check out the new challenges and be inspired!! Speaking of which...I created another bird house using July's Picture Challenge...

The colors, images, ooohhh I was so inspired!!! so the other night....when I couldn't sleep, the other night,  I created my take on the challenge!

I made another Birdhouse.....I focused on the beautiful Turquoise....light and dark of it...then the silver, the flowers...the pearls....let me tell you, this picture sucked me right in!! Little different than my normal style...that's why I love a great make you create "OUTSIDE YOUR BOX" to explore possiblities that are different than your join along with going to be an AMAZING creative ride!!