Wednesday, July 27, 2011

some of my faves.......

I've been just slap crazy busy and haven't had the time to post about CHA!! I didn't bring my camera so I've "borrowed" photos taken by other people!! Thank you ladies!

Here are some of my favorite pictures........(sorry for the quality.....they were borrowed off of FB)

I had the opportunity to meet my Creative Hero....Linda Cain!!
Not only did I get to meet her....I got to take 2 classes with her....boy did we have fun!!
She is a true inspiration to me!! and I LOVE HER GUTS!!
she introduced me to the Vintaj girls......
ohhhhh my newest obsession!!
Wendy, Nancy and Jess!!!
Hope to get to hang with these girls more!!

Then I got to hook up with some of the Reminisce Girls.......LOVE 'EM!!

Kim Holmes, Cindy Noesen and Shelley Maxwell
We hung out one night and laughed our patooooties off!!

Then there is this one.....of me and my ROOOOMIE....

Kim Holmes
there are no words as to what she means to me!!
It was SOOOOOO awesome to meet the owners of Dixie Pieces
Brenna and Sherry
what a pleasure it was to meet them!!

Sadly, I didn't get a picture with my Jamie Dougherty.......another CREATIVE WONDER!!
LAST but not LEAST....
Debbie Emmons.....
who without her.....none of this would have happened!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Once again....

at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week and I LOVE IT!!

Having spent the past week at CHA.....oh how much fun was that??!?! TONS! Then returning to recordbreaking heat.....wasn't sure I was going to be able to pull off a project this week but I did it!! I chose to use a project I started in a Mixed Media class taught by Sally Lynn McDonald/ArtC. This is what I came up with class....couldn't wait to get her home and "Lynne her up"!!

The lower left corner was looking naked so I created a a flower out of some new material I purchased (wish I could remember what it's called!!!)'s heavier than crinoline......I AM IN LOVE. I painted on some Distress Stain and spritzed with water. And do you see the Leaves Art Parts.......LOVE them tooo!!

I added a bit of Liquid Pearls and Distress Stickles to the butterfly and created him an antenna out of wire.

Now....."the Girl" as I named here was looking
a bit lacking too so I accented her lovely 
headdress with tissue tape, another flower, 
some colored seam binding, 
a bit of twine and a little bauble
....boy I felt better after that!!

Here she is.....the finished product!! Much....Much better!

So whatcha gonna create for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge??? Be sure to load your creation over at the blog for all to see and who could be this weeks lucky winner of......

Monday, July 18, 2011

And I'm OFF........

You will need to forgive me.....time TOTALLY got away from me this week as I prepared to go to CHA....yeah, I'm just a TAD EXCITED!! So sadly, my post will be short and sweet......just like me....hehehe!!

The challenge this week at


For my card, I began with a piece of Distress Cardstock which I then embossed, sanded, applied a bit of  Tissue Tape quite randomly. I then colored it with Distress Stain, brushed on some Perfect Pearls and finished off the card face with some drybrushed paint. I then proceeded to stamp on it and embellish it with do dads I found laying around on my work surface!

Added extras.......
a Memo pin with beads on it.
A Grungeboard diecut Butterfly, painted, stamped on and inked.
Finished off with a hand crocheted flower with a Lock and Key held on with a jump ring!!
So, while I hanging out at CHA....hoping to meet some of the girlies from Simon Says put your thinking cap on......and whip up a wonderful creation. Don't forget to link it up to The could be this weeks random winner of.....

Friday, July 15, 2011

Christmas Tags.......

Another SNEAK PEAK from Reminisce is up on the blog........
and can I JUST SAY.....more amazing lines!!!


I used both lines to create these Vintage Christmas Tags......

so.......head on over to the Reminisce blog,
check out the rest of the Design Teams work and leave a comment......
you could win a Sample Pack of one of the new releases!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Zutter Zummer......

We are have a WEEK LONG EXTRAVAGANZA over on the Bind~it~All will find all kinds of deals and opportunities to win goodies!!

I created a tutorial for this Artsy Journal!! Let me tell you....I had tons of fun creating this little ditty!!

I products I used:
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic Paint
(various colors) Multi Medium ~ Matte
Hero Arts ~ Sweet Threads
Ranger ~ Archival Ink & Peeled Paint Reinker Mixture
Bella Blvd ~ Alphas

Monday, July 11, 2011

Harvest by Reminisce

When I received this line.......I ohhhhh and ahhhhh with every piece of paper I looked at!!!

I created a two page layout of my family at Thanksgiving!!

I cut the candles out of the paper and pop~dotted them dimension. I used various "Harvest" papers to diecut flowers. Don't you just love the leaf stickers?? I put powder on the back of each sticker, curled and pop~dotted them for additional dimension. will soooo need to be looking on the racks of your Local Scrapbook Store for these BEAUTIFUL PAPERS!!! " Harvest" by Reminisce!!

A Stitch..........

or two or three or four......Machine or Hand.....which ever way you choose it's all good....cause that's what we're looking for over at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!


My creation began with a piece from Arts Parts Sample painted with white acrylic paint and distressed with Sepia Archival Ink.

Then I decided to push my comfort zone and work with Pink and not part of my color pallette!!!

After I colored my piece of canvas I stamped it with one of my all time favorite background stamps!!! with one of my favorite verbage stamps and STITCHED on some vintage buttons.

To accent my wall hanging, I mixed a combo of Purple and Pink paint to match the Distress colors and I painted the Arts Parts Heart. Dabbed on a bit of Fiber Paste and when almost dry I stamped, with Sepia Archival Ink, onto the heart.

And those wings......they were cut from GrungeBoard and embossed, painted, sanded and inked using an Ink Blending Tool.

How could I create anything without have a FLOWER some where on my piece. And there you have it.......MY STITCHED creation!!!

So.....pull out your needle and thread or sewing machine and create away!!!

Link your creation up to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and you might just win....

Monday, July 4, 2011

love a good FLOURISH!!!

and so do the teamies at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge...........

The Flourish I used is a Sizzix die called Vine with Leaves. I cut flourishes using Paper Stash and Glassine paper. I brushed on Peeled Paint Distress Stain and dabbed on a little Peeled Paint Distress Stickles.

She nestled them behind her removable fabric corsage created using a 
Flower Die, various fabrics,Mustard SeedWild HoneyRusty HingeScattered Straw, and Barn Door Reinker Mixtures and accented with a Vintage Trinket

She colored a piece of seam binding with a mixture of Barn Door and Aged Mahogany for a droooopy accent. The leaves were cut from Crinoline using her Tattered Leaves die which she colored using Peeled Paint

The card base is also from the Paper Stash, punched and inked!! What a wonderful card/gift for a special friend!!

so........I know you love a good FLOURISH too!! Link it up at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog....who could be chosen a a Top Three Winner or even a.....

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Can you BELIEVE.....'s July ALREADY??? beings as it's time for Dixie Pieces to release this month kit....

and ohhhhh the goooodness it is!!

Here are a few layouts I created this this vibrant, luscious kit!!

a ZANY design for some ZANY girls!!

some CREATIVE goodness here......Pure Beauty does come from within!!

this is my FAVORITE....used the Zva Bling to create a look of water!!

sooooooo head on over to Dixies Pieces and pick up a kit......
while there check out the other Design Teams creation.....a pretty talented group!!