Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Paper Secrets Holiday Blog Hop WINNER!

I used Random.Org to choose the winner of my blog candy
& the WINNER is..................

KARELJ!



Karelj said...

I love your blog! I got so involved in it, I almost forgot to leave a comment and finish the hop! Your work is so elegant...and then, you do something so stinkin' cute like the Santa Bucket! Thanks so much for sharing...I'm now a follower, so I can come back all the time! ksjennings at gmail dot com
Thank You to everyone for all the lovely comments you left & for
playing along in Paper Secrets First Annual Holiday Blog Hop!
Karelj please send me a pm or email through Paper Secrets with your address
so I can get your prize out to you!

I had to pick a new winner because I found out Tina lives in Australia
& I can only ship to the U.S. & Canada...so sorry!
 


Friday, December 10, 2010

Paper Secrets Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to your 16th stop on the
Paper Secrets Holiday Blog Hop.

I made these projects to share with you today.


Supplies used for this
Maya Road-Chipboard Pennant, Velvet Ribbon, & Stick Pins
Tim Holtz-Distress Ink, Distress Crackle Paint, Seasonal Paper, Rosette Die, Ticket Stamp
Prima-Flowers
Graphic 45-Paper
BoBunny-Paper

This layout I did is of 2 of my favorite ornaments.
They're both Fairies & I love getting them out every year & putting them on the tree.
They look like real fairies!

This bucket was very easy to put together & turned out really cute I think

Don't forget to leave a comment on all 25 blog posts & in our forum for your chance to win 1 of the 3 gifts Paper Secrets is giving away.


If you are or become a follower of my blog & leave a comment, you will also be entered to win this from me!
( shipping to US & Canada only)




Your next stop on the hop will be Fi's blog "All Things Creative"
.

In case you get lost, you can find a complete list of participating blogs here...







Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #19 & Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge


Here we are at week #19 in the
Compendium of Curiosities Challenge
This week you'll find the Challenge on page 61
"Extreme Masking"
I used some of Tim's masks on my tag
Be sure to hop over to Linda's blog StudioL3 for all the details
and now on to
Simon Says Stamp & Show their Challenge this week was
to show something "Spookay" 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #18 and Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge

Things are starting to get back to normal..darn!..LOL
My sister & I had a wonderful time on the cruise with Tim!!!
This was our second one with him & we're signed up for #3!
This week over at StudioL3 the challenge was Tim's Dabber Resist Technique
which can be found on pg 37 of his book
I'm also entering this tag in the "Anything But A Card" Challenge

This is a fun technique to do!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spooky Blog Haunt "WINNERS"

I want to Thank everyone so much for participating
in the Blog Haunt...oh my goodness all the lovely comments
you all left they really made my heart smile!!!
So without further ado here are the two winners that were chosen
using RANDOM.ORG-True Random Number Service
Sister of Scrap prize#1
Sister of Scrap said...

I am blown away! I have the Alice paper, and now I have an inspiration to work from. Now that I'm a follower, look forward to seeing more of your work
October 16, 2010 5:14 AM

 Barb P. prize#2
 Barb P said...

I adore your shadow box!! The Graphic45 line is fabulous and you really rocked it.
I am following your blog :) and would love to win prize #2
October 16, 2010 11:10 PM

Please pm or email me your address through Paper Secrets or here
Congratulations ladies!  Hope you enjoy your gifts!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Paper Secrets Spooky Blog Haunt

Welcome to the Paper Secrets' Spooky Blog Haunt.
I am your 6th blog to haunt.
Remember to leave a comment on all 31 blogs,
then return to Paper Secrets to post that you have finished haunting for your chance to win.
My project is an altered Cosmo Cricket shadow box using Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland paper, Tim Holtz tissue tape & memo pin.

This is a companion piece to my Wonderland box.

I am also giving away a prize!
For everyone who leaves a comment & becomes a follower of my blog you'll be entered into a drawing to win one of the following prizes..please also let me know if you'd like prize#1 or prize#2

Prize #1


Prize#2

Your next stop on the hop is here

In case you get lost, you can find a complete blog list here along with all the Haunt details...
(this is also where you will post when you are finished haunting)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gone Cruising With Tim!




I can hardly believe that today is the day!!!
My sister & I leave tonight for New York & board the ship for the cruise tomorrow
We will be gone for 10 blissfully creative days!..YAY!!!
Be sure to come back & join me for Paper Secrets Spooky Blog Haunt
October 15-18th lots of great Halloween ideas & lots of prizes being given away!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #15



It's week #15 in the
Compendium of Curiosities Challenge
& this week it was on page 53 where you'll find
 Tim's cool technique for Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge
I had no muse this week... been busy getting ready for the cruise
trying to finish up my swap stuff...
so this tag was really just thrown together at least I got it done & posted!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #14 & Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge


What Goes Up Must Come Down!

It's week #14 over at StudioL3's
Compendium of Curiosities Challenge
so turn to page 58, where you'll find Tim's Masks Basics technique!
I used Tim's gear masks & one with hot air balloon's from Prima
I'm also entering this in the
Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge "Grunge"
since I just made this yesterday(Sunday) & it fit's the topic

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Paper Secrets Spooky Blog Haunt

Be sure to come & join the fun!
Lot's of great Halloween-Fall craft ideas!
Lots of prizes being given away!
They'll be some great Tim Holtz goodies in the prize
I'm giving away plus other surprises!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Simon Says Stamp Challenge-Stamp-Tember Blog Hop




Here's my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge-Stamp-Tember Blog Hop

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #13


Wowzer! it's week #13 already
so turn your
 Compendium of Curiosities
to page 65 for the Grungepaper Flower technique
since I used a repeat vintage image I wanted to bring
in different texture & finishes so I used Rock Candy Stickles
on the small Geisha, Rock Candy Distress paint on the middle one
and I used a texture fade embossing folder on the tag itself.
I also used the RC Stickles on the flowers & I've also got some
embossed metal flowers in there too
Be sure to hop on over to Linda's blog StudioL3 if you'd
like to join the weekly challenges & to see all the great art being done 

Friday, September 3, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #12 & Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge


Can you believe we're on week 12...
my how times flies when you're having fun!
This week the technique is called Chipped Enamel
& you can find it on pg. 44 of the
Compendium of Curiosities
I used Peeled Paint DEP on the metal frame &
Weathered Wood DEP on the keyhole plate
The colored image on the face is stamped on a domino
You can get all the details of this challenge
 & see all the other wonderful art work being
done on Linda's blog StudioL3
The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp & Show
this week is "Layers" so I was able to combine both challenges
I have 4 different layers going on in my tag
Tag-Embossed core'dinations paper-Stamped dictionary paper-
Frame-Stamped domino-Tissue tape-Hinge-Keyhole plate-Ink

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #11 & Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge



"Not All Who Wander Are Lost"

It's week # 11 in the
Compendium of Curiosities Challenge so...
Please open your book to page 36, where you'll find Tim's Blended Batik technique!
You can visit Linda's blog StudioL3 to get all the details
I used Tumbled Glass-Broken China & Weathered Wood
distress ink on my tag 
&
over at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week's challenge
was all about "HIM" Tim Holtz that is!
So this was really the perfect week to be able to combine both challenges in one!
The Umbrella Man on my tag was a souvenir
 from a demo being done by none other than himself...
so he stamped & cut it out of grungeboard & gave it to me!
The set of keys I have the tag attached to for the photo were my Aunt's
from when she sailed on an Ocean Liner after WWII to France to live in Paris

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #10 & Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge



This week for CCC#10 it's "Distress Stickles"so
Check out the Compendium of Curiosities, page 46, for the low down!
Hop on over to Linda's Blog StudioL3 for all the details
&
Over at Simon Says Stamp & Show the challenge is to invoke the
Wendy Vecchi style mine comes in with the Grungepaper Rose & flowers
sitting on top of the Grungeboard flourish vine...oh & don't forget the snaps!
I learned to make those roses from Wendy herself on the cruise last year.
These are the colors of Distress Stickles I used
Black Soot
Rock Candy
Broken China
Scattered Straw
Spiced Marmalade

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #9



It's week #9 & time to turn to page 42 in your
Compendium of Curiosities for the Distress Crackle Technique!
Be sure to visit the lovely Linda Ledbetters blog StudioL3 for all
the info about these fun weekly challenges 
I could not get a photo I was really happy with so I'm just going with
what I got...The subject of this tag was my trip to Blarney Castle in Ireland
Such a beautiful place & a WONDERFUL trip!
I used Shabby Shutter & Old Paper on the background & Rock Candy on the
 horseshoe & Castle picture which gave a shiny crackle finish which was hard to
photograph...oh well............

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #8 & Things With Wings Challenge

TIME FLIES

It's week 8 already & the technique challenge is "InkedGrunge"
on pg 39 of
Tim Holtz new book
A COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES
I had so much fun doing this tag & I'm really pleased with how it turned out!
I used Tumbled Glass-Pumice Stone-Black Soot Distress Inks then
a coating of Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the Grunge Board wings
You can visit the lovely Linda Ledbetters blog StudioL3 to get all the
info about joining the challenges & to see all the great artwork being done
I'm posting both pictures I took because I can't decide which background I like better!
.....LOL
I'm also entering this piece over at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Blog
their first challenge is "Things with Wings"

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #7



This week's technique was "TINTED VISION FRAGMENTS"
on pg 55 of

Tim Holtz new book

A COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES

if you haven't gotten this book yet you definitely should!

To join in on the technique challenges just visit the lovely Linda Ledbetters blog StudioL3

The picture I used is of my Grandfather & Great Uncle in 1907 they are both on bikes

similar to the one on the tag & the H is their last name initial.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #3



This is a catch up tag for me didn't get it done for the deadline but here it is finally!

This was the Alcohol Ink Monoprint Technique on pg. 51 of

Tim Holtz new book

A COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES

We're on week #7 so if you'd like to join in head on over to StudioL3

Friday, July 23, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #6




This week it was Multi-Media Collage Technique on pg.66 of
Tim Holtz new book
A COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES
I used dictionary paper on the chipboard frame
& Prima paper on the Grungeboard Butterfly
This weekly challenge is being hosted by
the lovely Linda Ledbetter on her blog Studio L3
Be sure to visit so you can join the fun & see all the wonderful art work being done

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #5

This week's Technique was "Distress Powder" on pg.43
of Tim Holtz new book
A COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES
I used Weathered Wood, Walnut & Vintage Photo
on my tag... I love the texture of this embossing powder!
Pop on over to Linda's blog StudioL3 to join the fun!
ENJOY THE JOURNEY!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #4


This is Tim's "Shabby Chic" Technique on page 49 of his book
A COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES
You can pop on over to Studio L3 to join the fun challenges


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #2



Here is my tag for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #2

being held over at Studio L3

I used a round fragment over a photo of my Grandfather & Great Aunt & Uncle taken

in 1908



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

GLITTERFEST 2010

GLITTERFEST 2010
This was a really fun event last year!
So if you live in So. Cal & love mixed media & vintage art you really should plan on attending

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sing Your Heart Songs

These were made for the all Black & White Tag swap
over at the "All Thing's Tim" group I belong to







Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St.Patricks Day!


St. Patricks Cathederal in Ireland

One of the many beautiful stained glass windows



















Statue of St. Patrick inside the church




Outside of the Cathederal

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Vintage Flower Entry

Vintage card with flowers I made using photos of my Great Aunt Kathryn in 1908

Friday, February 26, 2010

Prima BIG Reveal & Giveaway

Visit the Prima Blog to enter & find out about the BIG Reveal!
Prima