Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Quick CAS Birthday

This was probably created in less than 5 minutes:

Supplies and notes:

  • The focal image was created using Color Bursts (Chartreuse, Fuchsia, and Orchid) through Tim Holtz's Roses stencil a few months back
  • The sentiment was typed who-knows-how-long-ago, snipped and popped up
  • Main image mounted on some Core'dinations cardstock
That's it!

I'd like to share this at AAA Cards:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

SOS: Transportation

Hello!  This week at Shopping Our Stash, we are encouraging you, dear crafter, to create a project having a form of transportation on it!

I gotta be honest:  I dug all through my stash and was dismayed at what I came up with-- I mean, I guess I had a few transportation-type things, but nothing really jumped out at me!  This image was one of the items I found, and I ended up using it. 


  • Tim Holtz paper pad used as the background panel and the focal image
  • Bingo card inked with DOx in Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain, and Vintage Photo
  • Sentiment punched with Tim's dies... thus feature is very clear IRL-- I had bad lighting for this picture and it doesn't do the diecuts justice
  • Tim's Ideaology stars colored with Mushroom alcohol ink and adhered when E-6000 
  • Corners of the card snipped with a regular hole punch
Hope you can join us!  See you over at SOS this week!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Scribbly Stained Glass Thank Yous

Here are some just lovely CAS cards...

I am IN LOVE with them... want to make about 100,000 of them. Which is your fave?

Supplies and notes:
  • Tim Holtz Scribbles stamp inked with Distress embossing ink then embossed with Recollections EP in black on Strathmore watercolor paper
  • Various Color Bursts and Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals 
  • Popped the entire panels up with 3M dimensional adhesive.  These images distorted the cards, but I assure you that the panels are well-fitted!
  • Sentiment written with a Micron Pen in 05... I tried to match the thickness of the Scribbles line
I'll share these at the following places:

Beloved Lady

Here's another piece of library card art:

Supplies and notes:
  • Library card base inked with Color Bursts through Tim Holtz Roses stencil
  • Card base over-stamped with Tim's scribbles stamp inked with Distress embossing ink and then embossed with Ranger Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil embossing powder
  • The card was then edged with Walnut Stain Distress Paint
  • The beloved lady was from one of Tim's eclectic paper pads
  • "Beloved lady" text cut from an old book; "Your favorite" text cut from a Tim Holtz stencil pack... Poinsettia, to be specific.
  • Fiskars flower punched into a century-old French dictionary
I'd like to share this one at Tag Tuesday for the current Book Print challenge. 

Library Card Art...

Had some fun with some library card backgrounds and book snippets:



Supplies and notes:

  • Library card bases
  • Tim Holtz's Blocks stencil (# 1 & #3) and Heidi Swapp stencil (#2)
  • Tim's paper dolls (#2 & #3)
  • LunaGirl image (#1) coated with glossy Mod Podge
  • Text from old books
  • Color Bursts
  • Stickles (#1)
  • Thread from stash (#1 & #3)
  • Sequins from stash (#2)
  • Mustard Seed Distress Ink (#3)
  • Distress Stain at edge (#3)
  • DecoArt paint at edge (#2)

I'd like to share these at the following challenges:

12 Tags of Xmas #6

Here's my 6th tag for the 12 Tags of Xmas challenge brought by The Funkie Junkie herself, Linda:

Here's Linda's inspiration tag:

I was inspired by the colors (red, white, and silver), the starry background, the doily-look, and the snowflakes.

Supplies and notes:
  • The library card base (notice the title...) was sprayed with Dylusions Postbox Red through a Heidi Swapp stencil
  • The silver doily is from the Michael's dollar bin years ago
  • The image was from a recent goodie-bag from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I coated it was Distress Collage Medium in Crazing then when it was dry I scribbled around the edge with Brushed Pewter Distress Crayon and blended it a bit to accentuate the crazing/crackling.  
  • The snowflake rhinestones were found at a dollar store... score!  Love these.
  • Generic baker's twine
That's it! This will be cute for one of my coworkers.

Along with The Funkie Junkie challenge, I'd like to also share this with the November HLS Xmas challenge.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

SOS#328: Autumn Color Palette

Good day to ya'll!

This week at Shopping Our Stash, our hostess Chris is encouraging us to create something based on this beautiful palette:

This is what I came up with:
Here are a few process pictures:


  • Distress Crayons in Festive Berries, Peeled Paint, Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber, and Rusty Hinge.  (I was trying to use the Hickory Smoke with the Peeled Paint to achieve the darkest value on the palette, but it didn't work out as I'd envisioned... story of my life.)
  • I drew the fall wreath on some heavy Strathmore watercolor paper then used an old paintbrush with water to blend them a bit.
  • DecoColor paint pen in white was used to try to accent the wreath, but it ended up too glossy for my liking.   To mask this, I added Stampendous Frantage in Shabby White, which actually was the best thing that could have happened since it resembles the Baby's Breath in the image.  Love it.
  • The background diecut was from a David Tutera packet, purchased on clearance years ago.  (I always think things like, "I wonder if Tim Holtz would read this and go, 'Haha, Mario... she bought Tutera's stuff on clearance!'"  LOL.  Anyway, I sprinkled it with Terre Verte Color Bursts and dried it on the wood stove.
  • The sentiment had been printed years ago.  I just cut it out and edged it with the Tarnished Brash Distress Crayon.
I could see more going into a card like this in the future, but it's kinda nice and simple right now.  

Hope to see your guys' interpretation of the beautiful color challenge at Shopping Our Stash, and please click the link to visit my stash-shopping homegirls' blogs as well!