Monday, April 30, 2012

Another submission

This is another entry that I am submitting for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge for upcycling.  This tag was made using the blended batik technique in the Tim Holtz Compendium of curiosity book.  The cross is an old necklace that I no longer used and thought it would be perfect to add to this card.  The bottom also is a vintage find that I added as well.

Upcycle at Frilly and Funkie

Today I'm entering this bracelet in the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.  Its all about upcycling.  This bracelet was made using an empty waterbottle, some left over canvas, lace trim, buttons and pearls.  To adda  bit more interest I added the metal butterfly.  This would be perfect for a gift as it has a matching card as well!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Blogger keeps messing up

My blogger layout switched over and since then every scheduled post I have doesn't seem to be getting published!  ahhhhh  Guess I will not be using that feature anymore.  Hope you enjoy this post now that it finally got published!  LOL

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thank God its Friday! 
For today's post I wanted to share with you another tag that I made from Book 1 of Tim Holtz
I love how this one is so simple but speaks volumes.  This is the weathered wood technique.  the texture of this and color reminded me of an old farm house.  I wanted to add the rusted numbers but could not find any that small except plastic.... Well after using clear embossing ink and the distress vintage photo embossing powder I took my heat gun to them.  They did puff up a bit, but I loved the result of it!  The leaf and flower I used the same technique just different distress embossing powders.  To get the "rusted" tulle I just used my mini misters to give it that color.  A bit of "grannies lace" around the bottom and top really brings it home for me.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tags and more Tags

Sorry fellow fans, I missed posting yesterday.  Some type of bug has decided to hit our home and we are battling high fevers and just that yuck feeling.  So to make up for it I am going to show you two tags that I have made from the first book of Tim Holtz.
Honestly the hardest part of this card was tying the knot! LOL  This is the technique Distress Misting.  The weathered wood spray, and compasses inspired me to turn this into a sea theme.  The rope knot reminds me of the boats, a bit of sand and shells of the beach and the "mesh ribbon" reminded me of the nets that you sometimes see.
Now that we have crossed the ocean here is my take on the technique scribble stain.  This reminded me of a package that has been well traveled.  The hardware is something I found in our local vintage shop and the stickers were on clearance at our local scrapbook store.  I used the same rope as I did on the top on just unraveled it a bit and added some trim as well to it.  Hope you enjoy this extra post, sorry for the lateness

Monday, April 23, 2012

I've been busy making mini misters using Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers and Perfect Pearls. 
Now that I'm done creating, I need a place to store them.  A box of some sort should work,
so to the basement I headed to dig through items of my husbands grandmothers that we packed away. 
I came across this old recipe box
It really was not my style so I decided to revamp it!
I painted it black, added some lace trim along with a few pearls.  For the keyhole it was originally gold but a bit of black paint, and alcohol ink in silver helped to achieve that silver patina.  I did the same with an old button and glued a stack of painted black pennies together to turn it into a knob.  The swirls were made by gluing old book pages to cardstock and using Tim Holtz swirls.  Some Braided trim I attached to the top of the box.
For one of the sides I "aged" a broken chain from a necklace, attached a charm that I found clearanced at the local Michaels, and also a bit of vintage bling that was also clearanced out.
The other side was just calling for a few keys and of course just a bit of vintage bling as well.
The good thing is, I was able to reuse something that was in our family and it holds 32 mini misters!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Dabber Resist

The weather over here is raining with major wind gusts. 
I thought this was the perfect tag for today.
A friend of mine found this roll of "bark" and asked if I could use it.....
well yeah it will work for something! 
I love how the "bark" was transformed into a log that you may find if you were to go out walking in the forest, all I had to do was add a bit of moss on it and it came to life.  If only we had a scratch and sniff button, you would really think you were in the forest!  LOL For me the swirls resemble the wind and the bit of droplets the rain.  I had to add the "rusted" wander token as you always find rusted things in the woods.      

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Extreme Masking

Life has been busy so I'm a bit behind on my posting. 
I wanted to show you another tag that I worked on for the first Tim Holtz book.
The lesson for this was doing extreme masking. 
I like the colors of the background, along with the book page for the bird. 
The masking was done on the white swirl "branch" 
A bit of leftover frayed ribbons, reminded me of a birds nest.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities Book 2, Challenge 1

Over at Studio L3 we have started to go through Tim Holtz newest book Compendium of Curiosities Book 2!  Simon Says Stamp is being gracious enough to be our sponsor for this challenge.  Our first challenge was to create foam stamps and add a bit of our own flair to our creations.  This is what I came up with....
This is actually a 5x7 card that I made to look like a journal.  I love my custom made hardware and keyhole stamps.  To give it a vintage flair, I did some embossing using the vintage photo distress embossing powder on the stamps and also on the metal corners.  The ribbon bookmark gives it a bit more dimension.  Hope you like it!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Rock Candy, Stickles, and Fragments

Thought I would share with you another tag that I made from the Tim Holtz first book.  I love the vintage papers, swirl, trimmings and of course the girl in the fragment. I created the background by using the left over scraps that I had, covering them in Rock Candy stickles to give a bit of sparkle and using a broken necklace I was able to have a chain for the fragment.
This tag is being entered in the Gingersnap Challenge
Voting begins April 16th, please take time to stop by and vote for your favorite!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I love how this card is more geared for the men in my life.  I will be doing a version of this Saturday, April 14th at Scrapbook101.  We will be using the Tim Holtz paper and creating more of vintage photo shade of brown.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Hawaiian Surprise

This card is one of my all time favorites. 
I challenged myself by using my least favorite colors orange and yellow. 
The stamps are from heartfelt creations. 
In my opinion it does have a bit of a Hawaiian feel but you ask why add the surprise on the title???  Well....
When you open it up, you see the "surprise" I love how the vine is a vibrant green and the flowers "pop".  I left the rectangles empty for now but the top one will be for a stamped sentiment and the bottom will be for the personal message.  This card will be at my next Make N' Take at Scrapbook101 on Saturday, April 14th.
I have also entered this card into the following challenges:

The Bride

I am entering this card in the Paper Crafts Gallery Challenge.  I love how the cameo has a vintage feel.  The paper used was graphic 45 baby to bride.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Cupcake Delight

This is me stepping out of my comfort zone!  This card will be one that we do at my next Make N Take on Saturday April 14th at Scrapbook101.  We are using vellum paper for the background, cheery lynn pastry doily dicut, a cute set of cupcake stamps and some wide ribbon that we will gather.  The frosting on the cupcakes was made using liquid applique, glitter, and distress inks!  Hope to see you there.  If you take a look back into March you will see two other cards that we will be creating as well.  Faux Background, and Life is good!  Stay tuned for the next two designs!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vintage Typewriter

This card came together very quickly.  I used some old pages from a book, the vintage typewriter, pages and saying is a stamp set from stampendous.  The red paper has a bit of a shimmer to it and the vintage typewriter I embossed using distress embossing powder and added a bit of color with pumice stone distress ink.  To make the pages "fly" I stamped the image onto a page, cut out and foam taped them to the cardbase. I will be entering this card into the Filly and Funky challenge, check them out to see all the amazing taleted people there!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Collage Fragments

This post is happening early due to Spring Break. 
With me going to school, I hardly have any family time so I'm planning a fun day for us! 
On to the post, if you know me, you know I LOVE anything vintage. 
I've taken a few moments out of my hectic schedule to create all the tags from Tim Holtz's first book!  This is my favorite
it uses a variety of scrap vintage paper, pictures, fragments, hardware, brads, lace and trim. 
I have found a new blog that I am in love with it is called Frilly and Funky and this beautiful tag will be in their weekly challange!