Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103

I know it has been awhile since I posted on my blog.  I have been busy and not taking time to create or enjoy my hobby.  This has made me really sad.  I have been taking Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry Class 103 in hopes it will jumpstart my love again for the hobby.   I will be posting a few blog posts to share my technique tags with you.

Today I am sharing a fun tag using the Distress Ombre Technique.

This was a fun technique using the products I have in my stash.  I look forward to incorporating it into my card making.

Thanks for visiting!  I have missed this!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Reclaiming My Card Making Joy Using a Crazy Bird!

This summer I have been on the go a lot and haven't had time to blog or even create many cards.  I have missed it and hope things are settling down to where I can get back into the swing of things.  Summertime is NOT my favorite season as I don't fare well in the heat, and after a long day of work and commuting I just don't feel like creating.

I thought I would share a pair of cards with you today.  The first one I made for a fellow fountain pen lover who is celebrating a birthday.  I used one of the Crazy Birds stamps by Tim Holtz as I think they are just so adorable and happy in feel.  Decided to perch him on a fountain pen, of course!

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous, Hero Arts, 100 Proof Press
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Archival Inks, Memento Black
Paper: Gina K Designs
Misc.: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool

The next card up I made for an upcoming birthday for a dear friend.  I decided to use some fountain pen ink that I received from my favorite online fountain pen shop Goulet Pens.

Ink: Various Fountain Pen Inks
Paper: Watercolor, Gina K Designs
Misc: Ribbon, Stampers Anonymous Stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Tool

Sitting down to make cards again has really lifted my spirits and reminded me of all the joy this hobby brings into my life.   Hoping you have a fun-filled day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WOYWW #306 - Saying Good-bye To A Wonderful Store

Today is Wednesday, so I am sharing what is on my work desk with you!

I am sure you are all a bit like me.  You have a local hobby shop you love to visit.  Scrapper's Playground is a scrapbook shop that is nearby and always has just what I am looking for.  Unfortunately, I found out they are closing their doors.   I spent Saturday afternoon shopping there and picked up a lot of goodies.  While shopping, I felt just a sad feeling like I am saying good-bye to a good friend.  This store is where I met a lot of lovely people, and even got to attend a class taught by Tim Holtz.

You will notice that a lot of my goodies are by Stamper's Anonymous and Tim Holtz and Ranger.  It seemed fitting for me to purchase these items from the store since they made it possible for me to attend a class with Tim.

I am looking forward to many happy hours of stamping and creating and will remember Marie and the staff of Scrapper's Playground for all the good times!

Thank you to Julia for the desk-hopping fun!  I look forward to seeing what you are all working on!

Until next time!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Birthday, Cowboy Bob!

On Saturday evening, my husband and I went to a party in the city to celebrate one of Alan's long-time friends, Cowboy Bob, who was having a birthday party.  Bob is one of the founders of the theatre company that Alan belongs to.  Bob is always wearing a cowboy hat and boots no matter where he goes.  He also has a love of horses, and always portrays the Lone Ranger when the company performs it.  So I decided to make this card for his birthday!

Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs
Paper: Core-dinations, Gina K Designs
Ink: Memento Black, Distress Ink (Walnut)
Misc.: Ribbon, Tim Holtz Alpha Tiles, Oval Scallop Die, Tim Holtz Paisley Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Sanding Block

It was a lovely evening of friends enjoying each other's company.  Alan and I are very glad to call Cowboy Bob our friend.  Wishing him many years of good times ahead!

I hope you are able to find some quality time with those friends who bless your life!

Until next time!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

You Are A True Friend

Hope you had a nice weekend!  We had snow again on Friday and it made for a bumpy commute, but I am glad that it is melting fast!  I am hoping that this was winter's last snow for the season.  It has been brutally cold and I am itching for Spring weather to arrive and match what the calendar is saying!

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for my dear friend, Mariola.  She is someone very special and she is a cat lover.  Her cat Brownie is the light of her life.  When it came time to make her a birthday card,  I knew I had to put a cat on it!

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp (Furry Cat & Box),(Hello You 3x4)
Paper: Gina K Designs
Ink: Archival Inks
Misc: Copic Markers, Corner Rounder

I find the two stamp sets I used for this card are reached for very often.  There are lots of fun sentiments and ones that are perfect for most occasions.

Wishing you a purr-fect day!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Donut Worry Be Happy

For today, I am sharing a sweet card I made for a pen pal who sent me some of her illustrations in a letter.  I am not someone who draws or sketches, so I thought it would be fun to make her a card with my letter to her enclosed.  I found this funny sentiment stamp and knew I had a donut stamp in my stash that would go with it.

Stamps: Studio G, Stampabilities 
Ink: Archival, Memento
Paper: Gina K Designs
Misc.: Copic Markers

After making this card, I really had a hankering for a donut (I have a major love for crullers.) Thankfully for my waist there weren't any in the house!

Hope you have a fun and sweet-filled day!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Letters Galore!

Many of you may recall that I participated in InCoWriMo in February.  The idea behind it is that you write a letter each day of the month of February.  By the end of the month, I had written 55 letters!  So far 30 letters have rolled into my home.

I must say, after a long day at work and a long winter commute home, finding fun letters and cards in my mailbox was especially nice.  I have 15 year-round pen pals, and wonder if any of these new writers will join them?

Do you write letters?  If not, I highly recommend you give it a try as it really makes the world seem smaller and kinder.

Until next time!