Monday, April 25, 2011

what do you get......

when you mix....
Accoutrements and Vintage Buttons
Distress Ink(in various forms)???

So what can you whip up for this weeks Challenge ~ BUTTONS
at Simon Says Stamp and Show???

LINK UP your creations for a chance to win....

Thursday, April 21, 2011

wanna see.....

.....what I made with the GORGEOUS InBloom collection by Reminisce!!??!??!

From the moment I laid eyes on these papers........
I JUST FELL IN LOVE....the colors and uhmmm the flowers!!!

and having the right subject matter helps too......heheheheheh

I cut flowers out of the "Power of Flowers" paper.
To add alittle character to them I embossed them with Tim Holtz ~ Collage Texture Fade.

add some yummie Petaloo flowers, a gorgeous Sizzix diecut flourish, a hand crocheted heart,
a smidge of tulle, a piece of Tim Holtz ~ Distress Cardstock and there you have it.......


Tuesday, April 19, 2011


on your creative surface??!??!

I had to come up with a challenge for this weekends crop over at Dixie Pieces
(and there is still time to play along!!)

the challenge..........use those "leftover" pieces parts that you just can't throw away...
but didn't make it onto your last creation!!

Here is what I came up with.....


Monday, April 18, 2011

Drumroll PLEASE.......

wait for it........wait for it!!

a Tim Holtz Technique...
I chose to use the Dabber Resist Technique....

I just recently acquired some new goodies and just couldn't WAIT to PLAY with them!!

Don't you just love how the Tim Holtz Dress Form just pops with the Distress Stains.

Some other items used were Perfect Pearls on the Butterflies and Tim Holtz Adage Tickets.

So......put your thinkin' caps on.....and enjoy!! Link up creations at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  You might just win....
a $50 dollar gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp Store!!

Monday, April 11, 2011


OK....this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show
it's all about DISTRESSING and we love that!!

Now, I would normally run to my Distress Inks, but this time I decided to go with another type of ink, Color Wash. I had bought a new book the other day and had been wanting to try a technique they talked about Batik.

I pulled out my Melting Pot, Beeswax and pariffin (to help with cracking).

I brushed the wax onto the Canvas Corp Tag, over a stencil created using the Sewing Room die. When cooled, I cracked the wax then I spritzed on various Color Wash colors.

Next, I melted the applied wax with my Heat Tool, to finish the wax removal I ironed my piece between pieces of newprint also heat setting the color wash.

Using the same technique, I created a strip of fabric which I stapled pleats, using my Tiny Attacher into to create her dress. With the left over fabric, I created the fringe on the bottom of the tag.

I cut a flourish out of Grungeboard as part of the spool/flower cluster in the corner. I accented my "girl" girl with a Liquid Pearl necklace and a hung a Bauble from her waist on a Jump Ring!!

SOOOOO.....there you have it....Distress. What comes to mind why you say that word? Well pull out your supplies and create a goodie and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog!!

Who know you could win this.....

Friday, April 8, 2011

been waiting...

to be able to share this layout!!!

It's my teams week over at Let's Capture These Sketches and here is Charlotte's sketch

I decided to multi task last month as everything was due about the same time with TONS of other stuff going on...

So, I chose to use Dixie Pieces April Kit
full of black and white
Jenni Bowlin papers and

And I had been reprimanded by my son that I never scrap I have to say photo selection is very limited with him....and guy layouts don't flow quite as easily as girls....especially because I'm not supposed to use flowers.......WELL I DID ANYWAYS...
Here is my take on the sketch..... son is super creative (not sure where he gets it from!!??!?) and very picky (I like to say he knows what he likes....once again......not sure where he got that from!??!?)
And I am proud to say.....he gave this layout "two thumbs up"!!!
(which can I say is quite the achievement!!)

and as I stated before.....I did get a flower in there!! I created it using the "Sewing Tape Measure" that was included in the kit. I cut 4" pieces, folded them, stapled them with my Tiny Attacher and then painted over the petals with a mixture of Claudine Hellmuth's Acrylic Paint. I then accented the center with buttons.....hehehehe snuck that flower in!!

there you have edgy Boy page....WITH A FLOWER!!!

Don't forget to hook up your creation over at
Let's Capture These Sketches!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

wanted to share......

QUICK POST........

just wanted to share with you a layout I created using LilyBee papers, Glue Arts ~ Extreme Adhesive and Donna Salazar Blank Canvas...

and handmade Crinoline flowers!!


Monday, April 4, 2011

ANYTHING but a......????

NOW.....I have faith in ya'll....and I know you can do this!!
and so do the TEAMIES over at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

soooooo.....I went with a box!!

I covered it with Gesso, then I stamped bubble wrap into it.
I then ran Wild Honey, Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Stain over the dried surface.

I then spritzed it with water. I then ran Tissue Tape around the edges. 
When dry I sealed the entire box with Multi Medium.

Using Maroon Archival Ink, I stamped "Life of the Party Dot" all over the box.

I created a template for the flower and cut the piece parts from the A~MAZING
Kraft Resist Paper. Which I then inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink. Spritzed them with water to help with the forming process. The center flower is made from Crinoline, cut from the Tattered Floral Die and spritzed with Mustard Seed. Each layer is held together with a brad then adhered with Multi Medium. As a final highlight....I dabbed on Fired Brick Distress Stickles.

The flourish was cut from Grungeboard. I painted one side with Gesso, turned it over, and when dry (hopefully you got some of the Gesso on the back side) I inked it with Peeled Paint
and formed it and tucked it under the Flower!!

And there you have it............NOT A CARD!!

so...........are you ready to take on our challenge????
Link up your creation over at Simon Says Stamp and Show

and you could win.........

Friday, April 1, 2011

and it's time for.......

the reveal of this months kit at Dixie Pieces........

Let me tell you.....
if you are a HUGE FAN of Red and Black like I am......
this kit is for you.......
chuckerblock full of Jenni Bowlin and Kaiser goodness!!

here is two of my layouts created with this FANTABULOUS kit!!!

soooooo.....head on over to Dixie Pieces to pick up a kit and to see the other Design Team creations!!!