Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tranquil Moments

I love the look of monochromatic cards - I’m not sure what it is about them that draw in my eye. Today’s card is in my favorite monochromatic color - Brown and I used the Faux Dry Embossing technique.

Tranquil Moments:

Close Up:

The Canvas Background and Tranquil (birds) are new releases from Innovative Stamp Creations. This is also my first time using my new Nestabilities - Labels One.

Take time to enjoy the moments of the season!

The Stuff:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Tranquil, Canvas Background, Be Thankful
Paper - (SU) Kraft, Choc Chip
Ink - (all SU) Whisper White Craft Ink, Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip
Other - Labels One Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Buttons, Linen Thread (SU), Stamp-a-ma-jig

Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter Birds

Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas is over for 2008 - sighhhhh… I loved looking at these tags each day and thinking - WOW! I didn’t know you could do that!

Today’s card uses several of those WOW moments for me specifically:
Distressed Metallic Crackle Paint and Alcohol Inks (Tag 8)
Ink, Spray, Brayer background (Tag 11)
Frosty Edges with Acrylic Paints (Tag 9)

Winter Birds (these were stamped on plain grungeboard):

Close up of the crackle:
Run, don’t walk, and get yourself some of this Distress Metallic Crackle Paint - it’s just soooo yummy!!! It’s thinner than the other distress crackle paints and it takes longer to dry but the results are so worth it!

Detail of the Snowflake:

The images used on this card are a new stamp release from Innovative Stamp Creations on Dec 15th.

Hope you are ready for the holidays and are spending some time creating memories!

The stuff:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Tranquil, Photo Negatives
Ink - VersaMark; Weathered Wood, Broken China, Old Paper, Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Ranger)
Paper - (all SU) Very Vanilla, Choc Chip, Cool Caribbean
Other - Plain Grungeboard (Tim Holtz Idea-ology); Antique Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Tarnished Brass (Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint); Stonewashed, Raison, Lettuce (Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks - Ranger), Punches, Snow Glitter (Martha Stewart); Snowflake (cuttlebug), iridescent Ice (SU) Seafoam White EP (Ranger)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Where Have I Been and a Challenge

Where have I been? It’s that time of year ladies and I, as I am sure a lot of you, have been busy with Thanksgiving and then Christmas preparation. I do think I will bore all of you with decoration pics later in the week because… I love Christmas!!!

Today card is for Innovative Stamp Creations Challenge 21 (ISCC21) - use Tim Holtz fragments as your focal image. If you don’t have fragments substitute with acetate and remember to use ISC images. For more info on the challenge visit the ISC blog - we can’t wait to see what you create!

Here’s Mine - Tranquility:

This is a Sneak Peak of a new image sheet from ISC being released on 12/15 - don’t you just love birds and silhouettes!!!

The idea for this card is from Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas. I used the same basic technique and changed it into a card - here’s a link to Tim’s.

I hope you are taking time to enjoy the season!


The Stuff:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Tranquil, Photo Negative, Canvas Background
Paper - (all SU) White, Ruby Red, Choc Chip
Ink - (all SU) Ruby Red, Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze
Other - Fragments (Tim Holtz, idea-ology)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Enabler Alert

Two posts in one day! Please scroll down to see the ISC challenge.

I wanted to share a sale with you at Innovative Stamp Creations - use KAT (yes my initials) in the comment field when you place your order and you will receive 10% off your entire order. This discount code is good until Nov 27th.

Isn’t now the time to shop for you - oh, ummmm, really - your family and friends. There are many of my favorite stamp sheets, Grungeboard (plain, yes get the plain), Tim’s idea-ology hardware - go check out the website and be inspired!

Happy Creating!

Family Memories

It’s that time of week again - Time for another challenge from Innovative Stamp Creations. This week get make a holiday gift before the December rush - make a Micro Holiday Album and use some type of clear pockets similar to these in the inside of your album (think picture pockets cut up, clear envelopes….).

I made mine to feature family members including Grandmother, Mom, Aunt and Sister.

Family Memories - Cover:

Inside pages:
The cover is made from plain Grungeboard (okay - I could not help myself) and the inside pages are these great vinyl mini pockets that I put tags and a clear tag into (I could not get a great picture of the clear tag - my camera did not want to focus on it - sorry).

Challenge Details:
Make a Micro Album using only ISC images and some type of clear pocket as your inside pages. You will be entered to win a free ISC Christmas sheet of your choice and 2 packages of the clear sleeves. Get creative - you have until Sunday Dec 7th to complete and upload. See additional details at the ISC blog.

Happy Creating and Thanks for the Visit!

The Stuff:
Stamps (all from Innovative Stamp Creations) Christmas Trinkets, Christmas Elements, Minibook Series - Be Thankful, Flair of Summer
Paper - FaLaLa (Making Memories)
Ink - Stazon; Black, Distress and Alcohol Inks (Ranger)
Other - Philosophy Tags, Plain Grungeboard (Tim Holtz - Idea-ology)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Celebrate Thanksgiving

Here in NE Ohio all the leaves have pretty much spent their color and fallen to the ground - we look like winter. But I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the beauty of fall…

Celebrate Thanksgiving:

I created a Thanksgiving card and coordinating napkin ring for this weeks Innovative Stamp Creations Crackle Challenge. My original plan was to create the card, but as I was making the bow I thought this would be a beautiful napkin ring - so off I went.

I used Tim Holtz crackle paint on the background leaves - love the way it adds texture to the project. The background leaves were created by stamping the leave images on the back of thin chipboard (you could actually use an old cereal box). I only have two colors of crackle paint (sniff, sniff - I know it’s sad) so I made do with what I have. The leaves were painted in Antique Linen paint and after they dried I sponged on Peeled Paint, Dried Marigold and Brick Red Distress Inks.

The focal leave was created by marker water coloring and then I added three layers of UTEE. The background color was created using the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique.

More about the challenge - Get out your Crackle paint and create something using only ISC images and you will be entered to win an ISC stamp sheet of your choice and a Tim Holtz Crackle paint. Don’t have any Crackle paint - don’t worry - create a project using the crackled glass technique. You have until November 23rd to join us. For more information visit the ISC blog.

Thanks for visiting!

The Stuff:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Autumn Leaves, Collage of Leaves
Paper - (all SU) White, Choc Chip, Old Olive
Ink - More Mustard, Choc Chip (SU); Dried Marigold, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint (Distress Ink Ranger), Timber Brown Stazon
Other -Antique Linen Crackle Paint (Tim Holtz - Ranger), Thin Chipboard, button, organdy ribbon, copper brads, thread, UTEE (Ranger), SU markers, watercolor pen

Thursday, November 6, 2008

What's a Bird TO DO

Grungeboard - I LOVE IT!!! It is so versatile you can mold it, cut it, paint it, ink it, emboss it, sand it, stamp it, punch it, sew it, Cuttlebug it (both cutting and embossing) - Oh the possibilities!!!

Since I am a Grunge junkie I was ecstatic that the Innovative Stamp Creations challenge this week is to make a Grungeboard minibook! And since I am fresh from my Tim Holtz classes I wanted to put some of my new knowledge and supplies to work (maybe I overdid it but a girl has to play)!

What’s a Bird TO DO:

This is the front cover of my To Do book. I am a list person - probably from when I was a career person - with a 1,000 things happening a day you had to keep an organized To Do list. Now I can keep a pretty list!

Back of the Book:

Let’s see… what to tell you about? The book cover/back were made from plain Grungeboard - I traced around another album that I liked the shape of and just cut it out (cut it - check). The bird was stamped on the reverse side, cut and covered with Crackle paint (paint it - check). The hinge and bracket were painted with Copper dabber, sanded, then antiqued with Black Soot (sand it - check). The closure was created with another hinge (see additional photos below) with a hole punched from Crop-A-Dyl and closed over a Hitch Fastener (mold it, punch it - check). The butterfly on the back was covered with Distress Stickles - yes they really look like glass when they dry - fabulous!!!

The book closure was a neat trick that I picked up at Tim’s classes. Below are some additional photos for you. Primarily you punch a hole in the hinge with you crop-a-dyl and then cut a little slit.

So if you stuck with me this far it’s pretty obvious that Grungeboard is one of my favorite products! I started with a love of the Elements sets and ended up with my favorite being the Plain Grunge Sheets. As Tim would say - Think of the Possibilities!

Now on to the Challenge from Innovative Stamp Creations:
Create a minibook using only ISC images (you don’t need to create the entire book from Grunge like I did - you can decorate a book with your Grunge) and you will be entered to win the Photo Negative Stamp Sheet/1 Pkg Grungeboard Basic Sheets of our choice… This is an excellent prize!!! Enter by Sunday November 16th! Visit the ISC Blog for more info. We can’t wait to see what you create!!!

As always - Thanks for the Visit!

The Stuff:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Mini Book - Photo Negative, Art 4 Frames (bird)
Paper - NONE
Ink - Jet Black Archival (Ranger); Black Soot, Broken China, Tea Dye, Dried Marigold, Shabby Shutters (Tim Holtz Distress Ink Ranger)
Other - Plain Grungeboard, Harlequin Elements, Mini Elements, Game Spinners, Sprocket Gears, Hitch Fasteners, Long Fasteners (idea-ology Tim Holtz); Copper Dabber, Distress Crackle Paint (Tim Holtz Ranger); Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick Distress Stickles

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Today is the day that things go bump in the night!
For me, it’s a fun holiday that marks the beginning of my favorite holiday - Christmas. As soon as Halloween is over I think it’s fair game to make holiday gifts, shop, bake and decorate for Christmas.

I play a card game called Rage once a month with a group of women that I’ve know forever. The winner gets a prize and then has to bring the prize for the next month. I created a basket that was Frightfully sweet. The basked had a cool artificial pumpkin that lit up, fall salt and pepper shaker and some Halloween candy. I made a tag, altered a candy container and a pin.

Halloween Tag (background is Wrinkle Free Distress Technique, tree colored via watercolor markers):

Dimension of the Grungeboard bats:

Altered Candy bottle:

Pin - inspired by the Shrink Mosaics Tim Holtz class (more on this in another post):
Tag on the package:

Overall package (I love to make pretty gifts!)

I hope you have a spook-tacular day! (or at least eat some two week old Halloween peeps - they are my favorite - once they get nice and chewy)

The Stuff:
Stamps - Eclectic Collage (Tim Holtz), Tree, Bat (Stamps by Judith); Happy Halloween (Inkadinkado)
Paper - office tag, scrap of white
Ink - Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Dried Marigold (Distress Ink Ranger); Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger); Silver (Brillance), black stazon
Other - Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip Markers (SU); water brush, water mister, distressor (Heidi Swapp), plain grungeboard (Tim Holtz - idea-ology)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Winter Comfort

I originally planned to upload something Halloween related today -but - since I woke up to snow on the ground I thought I would share this card:

Winter Comfort:

I really like the blue and brown colors together - I’m not so sure about the layout. You picture something else in your mind and then what you are creating takes on a mind of it’s own. The felt snowflakes were white - I sponged on some Close to Cocoa ink and added some stickles so that my dirty snowflakes would have some sparkle.

Thanks for the visit!

The Stuff:
Stamps - Christmas Trinkets (Innovative Stamp Creations)
Paper - Fruitcake (Basic Grey), Close to Cocoa (SU)
Ink - Close to Cocoa (wow - a card with only one ink - this has to be a first for me)
Other - Build a Brad (SU), Felt Snowflake (unknown), Crystal and Cinnamon Stickles (Ranger)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Christmas Poinsettia

Yes, can you believe it, it’s less than two months until Christmas? Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love to decorate my house - I’ll share my trees as they go up. I plan on putting up my first two trees by the middle of November - yes, I know, it’s a sickness!

So I thought I would share two Christmas projects with you today - a card and an ornament.

Christmas Poinsettia:

I think the Poinsettia image is great and looks nice as both a card and an ornament. Techniques used are paper tole, embossing and wrinkle free distressing.

I have a Tim Holtz inspired technique to share with you tomorrow!

Happy Creating!

The Stuff:
Stamps - Christmas Trinkets (Innovative Stamp Creations)
Paper - FaLaLa (Making Memories); White, Kiwi, Cranberry Crisp (SU)
Ink - VersaMark; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain (Distress - Ranger); Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Mellow Moss (SU)
Other - Memory Frames (Ranger - available at ISC), Long Rectangle Megabilities (Spellbinders), Clear EP, Cinnamon Stickles (Ranger)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ode to Tim

Well I scheduled this post for Saturday at 9:00 am - I am now in my first Tim Holtz class!
When I take complicated classes I like to write notes so that I will remember what I learned. Usually I have a plain notepad, but, for Tim I needed something special! I was inspired by the ISC Tim Tag challenge and I thought I would make a tag book.

Ode to Tim:

The cover features:
Tim’s Distressed Inks
Grungeboard (the A - in drunken scotch)
Lots of heavy metal from Tim’s idea-ology line

I made a page for each of the six classes. My plan is to take notes on the back of each page and to take a picture of Tim’s sample for each class and my completed creation for the front of the page. I also created a page for Tim’s signature and I plan on getting picture of me with Tim to add to the page.

Close Ups:

I know I am having a fabulously creative weekend - how about you?


The Stuff:
Stamps - Creative Collages, Branch (Tim Holtz)
Paper - Office Tag, Wanted (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink - Rust (Adirondack Ranger); Antique Linen, Walnut Stain (Distress Ink - Ranger); Timber Brown Stazon, Sage Shadow (SU)
Other - Glossy Accents (Ranger); Fragments, Swivel Clasp, Sprocket Gears, Game Spinners, Ball Chain, Jump Rings (Tim Holtz idea-ology); White Opaque Pen (Inksentials), Stream, Ginger (Alcohol Inks - Ranger); Scotch Scrapbooker’s Glue, Bind-it-all

Friday, October 17, 2008

Leaves In Copper

Another card made with the new Autumn images from Innovative Stamp Creations - I wanted to incorporate a little copper in this card.

Leaves In Copper:

A close up:

The image was embossed with Copper EP and sponged with beautiful fall colors. The tie on the card was made using a leaf punch.

Enjoy the fall colors - it will be snowing before we know it!

I’m on my way to meet Tim Holtz!!!

The Stuff:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Collage of Leaves, Autumn Leaves
Paper - (all SU) Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, Really Rust
Ink - VersaMark, (rest SU) Really Rust, Old Olive, More Mustard, Choc Chip
Other - Copper EP (Ranger), Copper Brads, Copper Extra Large Eyelets, Waxed Linen String, Curvy Cutter (IK Success)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mona Meet Tim

Today’s tag was created for this week’s Innovative Stamp Creations challenge - create a technique tag using one of Tim Holtz’s techniques from his blog.

Mona Meet Tim:

The timing for this challenge is perfect for me… You see I will spend all day Saturday and Sunday with Tim Holtz!!!! YYYYIIIIIPPPPPEEEEE I am so excited I can hardly stand it - I have been a huge fan of his for years and he is coming to a LSS and teaching 6 classes. Rhonda, my SIL and BFF, and I are spending the weekend there and taking all six classes. Just to show you why I am so excited here are samples of the classes that we are taking - Tim’s Ohio Classes. I am hoping to find all of Tim’s new stuff - my credit card is in for a work out!

Back to the challenge. I did not use a particular technique of Tim’s I used a bunch of them and his products:

Ink on craft mat and spritz (background of the tag)
Alcohol ink on fragment
Alcohol ink on transparency (butterfly wing)
Grungeboard (ink and metallic paste)
Metal idea-ology line
Tim’ Distress Inks

I tried to get a close up of the fragment and the wing but my camera just did not want to cooperate.

ISC Challenge Details:
Tags are fun and easy to alter!
Use at least 1 tag on a card, make a box, make whatsoever you desire, but you must use at least 1 technique on your tag by Tim Holtz and use only ISC stamps. To get your inspiration visit his blog and scroll under categories column!

You will be entered to win a FREE -1 pkg of Tags/Mona Lisa Stamp Sheet!
Then post your link in the comments section of the ISC blog by Sunday 10/26.
There's more.... ISC has a package of 10, #8 manilla Tags for $1.50

Now just two more days until Tim… Yiiiipppppeeeee (oh, wait I already wrote that - snicker)…
Find something that inspires you today!

The Stuff:
Stamps - Mona Lisa Arte (Innovative Stamp Creations)
Paper - Office Tag, scrap of Glossy White (behind the fragment)
Ink - Black Stazon; Dried Marigold, Weathered Wood, Tea Dye, Broken China, Vintage Photo (Distress Ink Ranger); Butterscotch, Stream (Adirondack Alcohol Ink)
Other - Grungeboard, Fragments, Sprock Gears, Game Spinner (idea-ology), fibers, metallic paste rub (Craf-T Products), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Celebrate Fall

I’ve been having major rubber withdrawal lately - between vacation, being sick and life getting in the way I have not had a chance to be creative. Well last night I put an end to that and used the inspiration all around me - the fall leaves. You see I live in 25 acres of woods so this time of year is breathtaking!!!

Celebrate Fall:

This card is mostly mustard because most of the trees are this color right now - I think they are maples.

The strips of background is the Collage of Leaves image that I stamped in VersaMark and then More Mustard and clear embossed (this is how you can make any dye based ink emboss able). I then sponged on fall colors. The panel behind the leaf started out as Very Vanilla - I used two different distressed inks on my craft sheet, spritzed it with water and put the paper in it repeatedly - I then sponged the rust and green color on it.

I hope you have a chance today to enjoy the beauty around you!


The Stuff:
Stamps (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Collage of Leaves, Autumn Leaves
Paper - (all SU) More Mustard, Choc Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink - VeraMark; Antique Linen, Tea Dye (Distress Ink - Ranger); More Mustard, Old Olive, Really Rust, Choc Chip (SU)
Other - Clear EP (Ranger), Wax Linen string, Photo corner punch (su), tab punch (McGill)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Natures Secret

I’m back from the beach and a little under the weather… I’m just starting to feel better. It figures you go on vacation, have a great time and you get home and ugh…. Well at least I was not sick on vacation!

Today’s card is for a sketch challenge over at Innovative Stamp Creations.

Nature’s Secret:

I think sketch challenges are a great way to stretch you out of your comfort zone and get you to look at you stamps differently!
Challenge Details…
Make a card using the sketch posted on the ISC blog here . Using only ISC images and submit by 10/12/08 and you could win a $25 ISC shopping spree.

Thanks for visiting!

The Stuff:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Harlequin Flowers 2, Butterflies, wood grain, marvels of nature, textures and sentiments
Paper - Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Really Rust
Ink - Really Rust, More Mustard, Pumpkin (SU); Brushed Corduroy, tea dye, vintage photo, antique linen (Distressed ink ranger)
Other - glossy accents, button, brads, chipboard

Friday, September 26, 2008

Cherish Beauty

This is the last card that I made for Rhonda’s birthday…

Cherish Beauty:

This card is made in honor of our Tim Holtz classes… I used Grungeboard, idea-ology embellishments and it has an overall grungy look - this is my favorite card. On the back I put the information for our classes so that she will look at this tag and always remember her gift!

See the leaf vine made from plain grungeboard? It’s a new stamp from Wendy Vecchi - she’s my second favorite artist in this industry (sorry Wendy but Tim is my number one man - Oh - you could be my number one woman!!!!). She recently came out with her own stamp line - if you are looking for some inspiration visit her Studio 490 blog here.

The background colors were achieved by swiping inks on a craft sheet, misting with water and then putting the office tag in the moist inks, letting dry and repeating until I liked the color.

I better put on more sun screen and I hope my credit card is not melting from too much shopping!!! Thanks for visiting!

The Stuff:
Stamps - Ticket to Art (Wendy Vecchi), (rest ISC) Friendships, Majestic Women, Alterable Words, Maple Tree Paintings
Paper - Office Tag
Ink- Background (SU) Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Soft Sky; Timber Brown Stazon, Choc Chip, Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow (SU); Rust, Sky Blue (Brilliance)
Other- Plain Grungeboard, Philosophy tags, swivel clasp, jump

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Beauty in Black and White

I love Black and White cards… They are so elegant and really show off your image. This is another card for Rhonda’s birthday!

Beauty in Black and White:

You can’t really see it in the picture but there is sewing around a couple of the panels. The black mesh is left over screening from when my DH built a screen door for my Studio (I’d use this on cards but not in a scrapbook - I doubt it’s archival safe). See the cute cubby paper clip - that’s one of the new clips from SU.

Image the sand between my toes… Thanks for the visit!

The Stuff:
Stamps - Friendships (ISC), Batik Flower (ISC), Cute & Curly (SU)
Paper - Black, White, College Bound (the Paper Studio)
Ink - Whisper White Craft, Onyx Black Versafine
Other - Window Mesh, White EP, Square Brads, Clips (SU)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Rhonda!

Today is my BEST BEST BEST girlfriends birthday and I am lucky that she is more than a girlfriend - she is part of our family - Rhonda is my sister-in-law! We’ve been friends FOREVER and to celebrate her birthday we are on the way to spend time at the beach!

For her birthday I got her two days with Tim Holtz - yes THE Tim Holtz! We will be spending two days in classes with him on Oct 18th and 19th … (hmmm just as much a gift for me huh - I‘m a lucky girl too - Jumping for joy!!!) So that she would have something to open now I also bought her a bunch of Tim’s metal embellishment line from idea-ology.

I made her a few cards that will be posting while I’m off at the beach! I hope you enjoy them - they are all made with one of Rhonda’s favorite images - Girl with Flowing hair…

Beauty in Paradise:

This one has a beachy feel to me.

Enjoying the Sun!!! Thanks for visiting!

The Stuff:
Stamps - (Innovative Stamp Creations) Women Around the World, Friendships
Paper - White, River Rock, White Out Collection (WeR Memory Keepers)
Ink - Timber Brown Stazon
Other - Watercolor Crayons (Lyra), White thread, buttons

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Simply Irrestistible

Today’s challenge at Innovative Stamp Creations is Simply Irresistible! The challenge is to use different resist techniques and create 2 to 4 ATCs. There are so many different resist techniques to inspire you - as I thought about what to do for this challenge I was able to write down 12 different resist techniques in less than 5 minutes.

Here is the group picture of mine, front:

Back of ATC Holder:

The top of the ATC Holder:

The resist technique on the box is Magic Pattern.

Magic Pattern was also used on the Pair ATC:

Multi Resist:

Mist Resist:

Also the one that I rejected just because after they were all finished it just didn’t go with the color palette - Paint resist:

We’re hoping that you’ll play along! Create 2 to 4 ATCs using only Innovative Stamp Creations images and you will be entered to win a stamp sheet of your choice and a package of ISC ATC holder die cuts - like the one I used for this project. The details can be found here . You have until Sept 29th to participate!!!

Have a creative day and thanks for the visit!!!

The Stuff:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Mona Lisa Arte, Art 4 Frames II, Butterflies, Women Around the World, ATC Artsy Backgrounds, Framed Square, Alterable Words, Textured Backgrounds, daVinci Pears, Beautiful flowers, Flair of Summer, Arty Trinkets, Artsy, Latin Family, Marvels of Nature II, Rustic Artsy Swirl
Paper - (all SU) Very Vanilla, Choc Chip, Soft Sky, Really Rust
Ink - VersaMark, Timber Brown Stazon, Dark Brown Chalk (Color Box), Rust (Brilliance); (rest SU) Choc Chip, Choc Chip Craft
Other - ISC ATC Holder, 7 Gypsies Handle, Pearlescent Watercolor Palette (Niji), Water Color Crayons (Lyra), Clear EP (Ranger), Dark Chocolate Acrylic Paint (Delta), VersaMark marker, Brown Pigma Pen (Sakura), Mists - Java, Cornflower (Tsukinek), blue martini (Memories Mists)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Afternoon Flowers

Today’s card is for a very close friend’s Birthday (a lot of my friends have BD in September - what’s up with that???) - Happy Birthday Linda!!!

Afternoon Flowers:

I’ve been hoarding the Afternoon Tea paper forever - so yesterday I cut into it… You see Linda is a flower and blue girl - I know blue and orange daisies - not something naturally in nature but the color combo is great! Each of the flowers is three layers popped up on dimensionals.

I am surprised to see the number of tree limbs we have down today - the wind that we experienced last night from Ike was freaky - wind going round in a circles. I hope that you and your family are safe and well today!

Thanks for the visit!

The Stuff:
Stamps - Petal Prints, Best Yet (SU); Ribbons & Bows (Stamps by Judith)
Paper - (all SU) Afternoon Tea DSP, White Groovy Guava, Choc Chip, Soft Sky
Ink - Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Choc Chip, Mellow Moss
Other - Curly Label Punch (SU), Groovy Guava Ribbon (SU), Silver brads, Long Rectangle Megabilities (Spellbinders)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Edit for Nature Distressed

Betsy - the owner of Innovative Stamp Creations is feeling really generous today - maybe because today is her Birthday!!! If you submit an entry for ISCC12 Sketch challenge you will be entered to win TWO, yes - that's right, TWO free stamps sheets of you choice... So get creating!!! We need to see some inky fingers!



Nature Distressed ISCC12

Today’s Innovative Stamp Creations challenge is a Sketch found at Witty Living - you can view it here .

Nature Distressed:

Ever wonder if the trees are "distressed" in the fall - stuggling to hold on to their leaves because they are not yet ready of the long winter to begin?
As you can see I did modify the sketch to fit my idea - I believe that is what sketch challenges are intended for - keep the general concept but make it your own.

The pattern paper I made using a background stamp and the smallest tree from the Maple Tree Painting set. I added lots of sponging and distressing - even some tearing and crumbling.

ICSC12 Challenge Details:

Make a card based on the sketch using only Innovative Stamp Creations images. You have until Sept 21st to complete and you will be entered to win a stamp sheet of your choice! For all the details visit the Innovative Stamp Creations blog here .

Join us and play along!

The Stuff:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Maple Tree Paintings, Marvels Of Nature II, About Me
Paper - (all SU) Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Really Rust, Choc Chip
Ink - Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), VersaMark: (rest SU)Choc Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Really Rust
Other - buttons, thread, clear EP

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Time Triptych Revisited

When I posted the Time Triptych here I was not happy with the photos. I re-shot them today. All the product information is in the original post above - all stamps Innovative Stamp Creations, rest is Ranger.


Page 1 (this one is my favorite!):

Page 2:

Page 3:

Thanks for the visit!