Saturday, June 29, 2013


Thanks to Linda from the The Funkie Junkie Boutique I have some #10 manila tags. She loves this size and said she would never go back. I'm not sure I love them just yet. I will tell you it took me a few days to finish this. I created the background and then I didn't know what to do so it sat on my table. Then by a happy accident I knocked over my bin of vintage photos and found the perfect picture.

I used the tattered floral die to make all the flowers and the doily I had in my scraps. My new sentiment stamp is from Red Lead Paperworks and thought it was perfect.
Here are few close ups:

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Linda gets the orders out fast and she has great prices!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

TAG YOUR IT! Weekly Tag Project


Like many of you I use my tags to pick up all the extra inks and paints on my craft sheet.  I have so many tags now with many forms of colors on them. I decided to post once a week showing you the tag I picked (with my eyes closed) and show you what I created with it.

Today is my first tag.  Sorry to say I was so excited to start this project that I forgot to take a picture of the tag before I started.  Sooooooo picture this tag with only yellow paint on it.

I used white acrylic paint to make the stars through a home made stencil. The white dots are made with a white pen.  The Zia Fly is from Stamp Zia and sadly they are going out of business on July 7th.  They are selling their stamps at 50% off. I stamped the fly on scrap paper and fussy cut it out. I stamped the small star in yellow.
I'm using this one for a bookmark.
Here is a close up:
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Stay tuned for the next TAG YOUR IT!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I know something took over my body because when I received my order I bought 24 stencils!!! 24!!!
My head is spinning with ideas or it's the aliens spinning my head around.
I should have my head checked!
I pulled from my stash an 8x10 mixed media board.
Lots of acrylic paints in bright colors and Dylusions Spray Inks.
Stencils, stencils and more stencils.
Closed my eyes pulled two stencils, white acrylic paint, spray ink colors and started.
After the first picture the aliens took me over completely.
I didn't even realize an hour went by and I didn't take any pictures. Sorry!
I love it BUT I wanted to see how far I can go with it.
I added stars just the two larger ones then felt it needed more.
So I added white stars.
By now the aliens had me exhausted.
I decided to fight the aliens from within and walk away.
I will post the final piece when I'm done.
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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Beauty Shines Bright

This so far is my favorite tag. I love all the layers. I have had the tag sitting on my table for about a month and as I work on different projects I add the leftover paints and inks on it.  I'm going to keep continuing to do that on tag. You must try it.  Just keep adding to one tag and see what happens.

Don't you just love this picture. She is so beautiful. I would have liked to see that dress in person. Very interesting. 
The little cream flowers I made from a paper punch. It was an odd shaped punch but I kept adding layers and layers and realized they looked like roses.
Here are pictures of all the layers.
The stamp I used is actually one stamp from Red Lead Paperworks. I stamped it on the scrap paper and cut.
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Friday, June 21, 2013

Graduation Time

Today my great-niece, Cassidy, is graduating from high school. We are all so excited for her.
This card was made on watercolor paper; watercolors, my free balloon stamps, and sentiment stamp from Red Lead Paperworks. The flying geese is a stencil (Crafters Workshop) and I used modeling paste to add dimension. Here is a close up of the geese.

This card is an easel card so she can display it anywhere.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

She's so cute!

Don't you love this photo?
She's so cute holding that cat.
Here are a couple of close ups.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Here is a card I made for my husband. It has many layers of stamps and inks.  The background was made with lots of spray inks, stamps, and them put in an embossing folder. I fussy cut around what was embossed and attached it to piece of corrugated paper.  The man in the top is from the stamp set Time Travelers from Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz and I added the clock and gears.  The background paper I stamped the Time Traveler on was made previously with spray inks and a stencil.

Here are some close ups.

Happy Father's Day

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wings of Hope

This is a 5x5 mixed media piece I created on watercolor paper. I've been very focused on yellow and orange lately. The background was made with white acrylic paint through stencils and used yellow and orange watercolors.  I played with the color for a while until it was nice and bright. Once dried I added the doily, butterflies, stamps and rub-ons.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Explore Life

I have had this vintage picture for so long.  I really didn't know if I would ever use it until I found some metal embellishments and this tag that had many shades of green on it. I just had a few stamps and some old paper and it was done.

I love old photographs. Their faces are so beautiful.
As you can see below there are many layers.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Untie Your Wings

This weekend I had a wonderful time in my art room. You will see many creations over the next week or two.  To start off the weekend and played on a page from an art journal; just playing with watercolors and modeling paste. 

I am linking this to Julie's Art Journal Every Day
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Have Faith

I made this easel card for my daughter. I love this stamp. It's one of my new ones I bought from Red Lead Paperworks and the background is a new stamp too. The flowers are my new memory box dies. I bought two new dies that are flowers.

i promise to love myself
sprout my wings
leap forward
feel the wind in my hair
bit by bit
i will grow strong
Here is the back of the card.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Have Zebra will travel!

I have completed another collage to put in my collage album.
I've been using zebras on many pages.
I don't know why.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Happy Birthday

I needed a tag for a birthday gift and made this with modeling paste, yellow paint, a white pen, die cut flowers and spray inks. 

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