Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Fishing Trip

Hello again,

I wanted to share the birthday card I made for the man.  He loves fishing and camping in the summer. However my idea of roughing it is staying in a hotel without room service  HAHAHA!

I used the Bo Bunny papers for this 3D card.
I used the Tattered banner die and a birthday sentiment from Stampa Rosa (it's an oldie)

next I made a gift box and mini trailer to go with the card. has some awesome kits. This particular one was from "Camp Firefly"
Using paper from my Prima Art pad, I cut the pieces and began assembly.
The huge compass stamp I have fit perfectly on the top circle of the box (life's little victories)
The little jack russell file is on the Silhouette store
I made a fishing rod out of a bamboo skewer

Here it is all finished. These 3D projects are always a big hit with people I show them to. It's amazing what you can do with paper and glue!
Thanks for looking hope you'll stop in again soon.
Now go get your craft on...

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Steampunk Couture

Hello again,

I had mentioned in a recent post that January is a busy birthday month for me. Both of my daughters birthdays and the sweet man's birthday are within 2 weeks of each other.

This is a card for my first born, who turned 22. I called it "Steampunk Couture"

I love the "feather boa" and the liquid pearls faux necklace

Hope you enjoyed the card as much as my daughter did. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

A is for Album

Hello again,
Simon Says Stamp is having the "Letter A" challenge this week.

I made a baby's first year album for a friend of mine. Her best friend had an adorable baby boy in October.

The best thing about Stamping and Paper Art is that you can personalize each gift. You pour a little bit of yourself into each project.
So without further delay, here is the album I designed for Jaxson, welcome to the world little one.

My Mind's Eye background paper, Tim Holtz on the edge star cluster die-cut, stamp with perfect pearls for a subtle shine

Brenda Walton alphabet dies

Number badges are a silhouette file

Rubber duck - Silhouette cut file

Echo Park paper scraps 

There are so many things I used in a project like this, I didn't really have a plan, except for the wonderful paper from FabScraps, then I just "let it happen". I hope you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - Embrace it

Hello strangers, 
I haven't posted anything for a while but it's not to say that I haven't been busy creating in my art room.

I was sad to put away all my Christmas stuff. I vow to start the holiday creating in October this year, but January brings me a ship load of birthdays for the most important people in my life, and they are all within 2 weeks of each other.  But I am getting sidetracked. This is about the January tag. The first one of 2014.

Tim Holtz always inspires me to do something fun, and that's exactly what happened. I had so much fun creating the first one, that I made two more. I wanted to do something waaaaayyy out of my color comfort zone, so I made an orange tag. Orange is sketchy. Nothing rhymes with it. LOL!

Tag one: Embrace life

These are the supplies I used for this tag.

Subway art. Embrace life.

Tag two: Embrace time

We always seem to be running out of time. Embrace it, just let it happen. Tomorrow will come it's inevitable.
Here's the supplies I used for this one

I really like the effect of sanding the rub ons. Thanks Tim, that's cool.
I forgot to add the black soot distress paint to my pile of goodies. I used that on the watch rim. I followed Tim's step by step for the watch. I didn't have grungeboard so I used grungepaper instead.

Tag three: embrace Winter

Man I hate winter. No really. I HATE it. It's too long. The only good thing about winter is that we usually go somewhere disgustingly hot in February. 
These are the supplies I used for the tag

I used a left over piece of paper for my stencil and inked up the tag with my fav Broken China.
Oh shoot! I forgot to include the Tim Holtz grungy snowflake stamp set in my pile. Yeah, I used those too.
I've always loved how some people use the pediment die to extend the tag. I don't even remember which blog I saw it on first but I thought, " that's such a great idea." So here it is.

And here's all three tags together
I love that they're all so different, but the main elements are the same. Foil is a great medium to use.

You can check out other designers tags on Tim Holtz's blog here:
Thanks for stopping by today, until next time...