Saturday, August 16, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 9

Welcome back! 
Here we are entering challenge 9.
This week the challenge was to use Stamps and Framelits on page 63 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Book III.  By the way, if you don't have the book you can still order a signed copy from Tim and Mario here.  I have all three and absolutely LOVE all of them.  

Here is my tag/card using Tim's Tree Blueprint Framelits set.
I decided I wanted the tree to be taller so I stamped the tree a total of six times and used the die to cut them out.  Two of each size.  I then stacked them with pop dots toward the bottom of the branch and glossy accents near the top of each piece to adhere those pieces.  

A Cabinet Card is the background with a large tag tucked inside.

I love the versatility of the stamps with Framelits.  Being able to stack them to create a taller tree made this a perfect fit for the Cabinet Card.  Of course, there had to be lots of Ideaology bits added. 

I hope you enjoyed my little bit of stamp and Framelits fun.  
I hadn't used these before and now I am on the hunt for more! 
I think my next purchase will be the French Flight Framelits set! 
What's your favorite? 

This week our sponsor is Inspiration Emporium.  They are offering a very generous gift certificate of $50.00 as one of the prizes! Tim and Mario also donated lots of goodies to giveaway during the challenge! So not only do you get to play and maybe try something you haven't before, you might just win a prize IF you follow the rules listed here

Please don't forget to visit all the other Curiosity Crew's blogs, they have done it again! The diversity is amazing and so inspiring!  I love waking up Saturday morning and scrolling through the blogs!!! So fun! 

I would also like to say THANK YOU so much for all the sweet comments!
I love reading them! I just want you to know that I love to read them even though I can not comment back I appreciate them all! 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

CC3C 8!!!

Welcome back.
  Another fun Saturday of the next Compendium of Curiosities Challenge.  
We are doing Faded Layers which can be found on page 58 of Tim's Compendium Of Curiosities III Book.  You still have time to get one here if you don't have one as we have many more challenges to go! 
I tell you the Curiosity Crew is really inspiring me.  
I love to see how each challenge brings totally different creations.  
AND then you add in all the girls playing along and sharing with us...OH MY! 
It is total inspiration overload.  
I love looking at all the creations and all the unique ways in which everyone does the same techniques. 
It almost boggles my mind!
So here is my Faded Layers piece.  
I have noticed that whatever the challenge is I seem to stay kind of monochromatic. 
Hmmm...I think that not only is this challenge stretching our creative play but it also gives us the chance to discover things we might not have even noticed about ourselves before. Just a thought. 

 I also cannot seem to stay away from the butterflies.  
They are my go to.  
Maybe next week I will have to add in the challenge to NOT use a butterfly in my creation, wink. promises...hehehe. 

I also want to send out a thank you to Tim and Mario for the prizes they donated to help make these challenges just a little more fun.  They totally rocked that! 

And a huge thank you to our generous sponsor The Funkie Junkie
They have donated a gift certificate for the winner of this weeks challenge. 
Please make sure to read the rules and follow along to be eligible for the prizes! 
You can find those here

And please make sure to visit all the crew's blogs! 
I said it before and I say it again....they continue to blow me away with their creations. 
I love Saturday mornings of the Challenge...if I am not at work, I am scrolling the Curiosity Crew's blogs! 

Thanks so much for all the lovely comments! I LOVE reading them. 
You have no idea how much they mean to me.  
Hope to see you next time! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Christmas already???

 Hello bloggers!
I love to re-purpose.  What about you?
I found this picture frame thing at a thrift shop. 
It was really beat up and needed some TLC.  
I decided to paint it GOLD when I saw Teresa's new Christmas lines and instead of making it into a mini album, I thought hmmm what about an interactive countdown.  
Her Decorative tags worked perfect.  One pack!
If you would like to see the whole project head on over the to the DT blog.  
You can see all the tags and how to put it together! 
Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CC3 Challenge #7

Hi everyone! 
I hope you are all enjoying the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge III.  
I know I am LOVING it! 
Each time I get to create something I just get giddy.
It is so fun to be given a challenge and then just create.  
Just follow my heart and see where it takes me. 
I am learning so much on this journey too.  
To try things I might not have normally tried. 
To be patient with myself.
To follow something through even though I might think it's not working.
I know, I am rambling, wink.  On to the challenge....
This week in is Painted Industrial which can be found on page 46 in Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III.
You can definitely still get it here if you don't have it yet. 
I have all three and use them all the time!
SO....I had never tried this technique before! 
Well...I have found a new love. I absolutely LOVE what you can do with this technique. 
I will be using this many many more times for sure. 

 The base is a frame I picked up at Ikea.  It is to fit a 4 x 6 picture. 
I like it because it had a deep back.  
I cut black chipboard in strips to fit inside the frame to hold the glass at the front so it would create a shadow box. After using the Painted Industrial technique I put the pieces of the shadow box together. 
First creating the inside piece with the Painted Industrial Butterfly and then attaching that to the back part of the frame, then applying all the Painted Industrial parts to all the sides of the frame.  

 Here are a couple more views.  I did manage to get my butterfly in as well as my lucky #3!
I thought this ideaology band had the perfect quote to convey what I wanted to with this piece. 
Hope you are enjoying all the pieces from the Curiosity Crew...I love waking up and seeing what everyone has done! AND then I feel totally inspired all over again!!!! 

I also would like to shout out a HUGE thank you to Tim and Mario for donating awesome prizes that are being given away and our sponsor this week Inspiration Emporium who is donating a $50 gift certificate!!! 
I would also like to thank Linda Ledbetter for putting on such a fabulous challenge!!! Please make sure to stop by the CC3C home page and read all the rules to be entered in for the prizes! Miss Linda...She rocks I tell you...Yes she does! She has put so much work into this challenge it amazes me!!!
Thank you to all of you who leave such sweet comments on my blog I love reading them all! I wish I could answer everyone, but I do read everyone and it truly means so much to me!!! 
So what are you waiting for??? Go get creating!!! Or go flip through the Curiosity Crew's blogs! That will surely inspire you! Happy Day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

On the Road classes at She...

Hello everyone,
Just wanted to share I will be teaching my On the Road classes at She Scrapbooks in The Villages Florida on August 2.  If you would like to sign up call She Scrapbooks at 352-259-6226. 
Hope to see you there! 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge 6

 Welcome back for Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 6! 
This has truly been a dream to do these challenges with the Curiosity Crew! 
I love working with these girls...they are all so talented and I absolutely love to see what each of us has done on Saturday morning along with the rest of you! It amazes me how diverse of a group we are. 
This weeks challenge is from Tim's CCIII book page 37 Altered Burlap Panel.
I actually altered one of Tim's Christmas Burlap Panels. 
I used a piece of paper from the Wallflower pad to cover the Christmas theme. 
If you would like to see Tim's recommended techniques check out page 37. 
 So as you can see I used a little of this and a little of that to alter my burlap panel. 
I am really loving the Broken China with a little bit of Salty Ocean thrown in, oh and of course Gathered Twigs.  I don't think I can ink without that color right now.  
It is my go to color! 
 I painted the "three" and the "3" with Broken China Distress Paint and sanded it lightly. 
As well as colored my Crinkle Ribbon with Broken China Distress Stain. 
Thee is my number.  I have always been drawn to it so I use it a lot in my art. 
What is your favorite number??? 

I would also like to thank Tim and Mario for being so generous with the fabulous boxes of prizes they donated.  They are the best, wink.  If you haven't gotten your book you can still get one here.  We would love for you to join in the challenges! 

I would also like to thank our generous sponsor Funkie Junkie. 

To be entered for any of the prizes please remember to leave a comment on each of the Curiosity Crew's blogs and enter your challenge piece on the CC3Challenge blog.  Make sure to follow all the rules. You can read them on the CC3Challenge blog. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I enjoy reading each and every one!!!
So what are you waiting for...go get inky or painty, wink.  
Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Posh Pineapple!!!

Hi everyone.  
I wanted to take the time to share with you one of my most favorite places to visit when I go to the east coast to visit my in-laws.  
It is nestled on Canal Street (which has some other fabulous shops).
The stores Owner Cheryl is so friendly and sweet.  She always has a hello and smile and truly loves to chat when we visit.  Her "Poshettes" are so sweet as well and always go above and beyond to make sure you find everything you need or help you if you have questions. 
It is so refreshing to find stores like this and just leaves me wanting to return every visit. 
The store is stocked with fun and unique gifty type items. 

Below is when you first walk in.  It is so warm and welcoming. 
Filled with so much goodness and tons of inspiration!!!

Loads of candles and art work. 
 Scarves, unique jewelry and fun little home decor pieces. 
 Fabulous frames and other goodies. 
 More and more eye candy!!!

 This is the checkout...and the POSH PINEAPPLE sign behind is gorgeous!

On your way out! This is so is my happy place in New Smyrna Beach! 
Thanks Cheryl and Poshettes for making your store so fun and inspirational. 
Can't wait till my next visit!!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Documented Mini

Hello everyone! 
I shared a sneak peek of this mini here last Friday for the Craftwell/Xyron Summer Blog Hop
 and promised the rest of the mini here today! 
I hope you enjoy. 
 The front cover is embossed with Teresa Collins new Word embossing folder from Craftwell.
I used a piece of Bazzill's plastic paper (which is thick).  It embossed wonderfully!
I was so excited that it would give such a clean impression even with the thick material!
The size of the book is 7 x 9. 
I used Teresa Collins Urban Market Collection.  
Oh this collection makes my heart sing..truly sing, hehehe. 
Behind the transparency is one of the large file folder from the decorative folder. 
I liked that it didn't over shine the embossing. 
 For full instructions go here
Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge 5

Hi there bloggers! So happy to be back for yet another CC3Challenge!!!
Again I have to say THANK YOU for all the kind comments and love!
Truly, this is my happy place...getting inky!
I have been completely wowed by all the art that has been being shared throughout this challenge!
So fun!
As before, if you want to join in the fun and you don't have your Compendium of Curiosities Book III can order an autographed copy here.  Tim and Mario will get it shipped right off to you! We have two weeks in between each challenge so you definitely have time to get yours.

So here is my little piece. 
This time I did a tag.  
The challenge this week is found on Page 39. Distress Watercoloring.
I chose to do butterflies! Is that a surprise???  hehehe.
Once I did the technique I "fussy" cut each butterfly.
 I used Tim's postage stamp die as part of my background. 
I blended Broken China Distress Ink on the postage stamp cut out. 
I love the look of the same color stamped on blended ink, so I used Broken China and stamped postage style stamps to create the monochramatic feel. 
I attached the butterflies using Glossy Accents.

The Sentiment stamp is one of Tim's. I stamped it and then cut it apart so it resembled wood planks.
I thought that would tie in the postage stamp part with the woodgrain tag.

The main tag was stamped with Tim's Woodgrain background stamp in Gathered Twigs. 
Then I blended Gathered Twigs Distress Ink onto the whole tag adding a bit of Broken China to help pull the two together. I also used yet again my favorite speckled stamp to add more texture.  I cut the bottom piece (imagine) off the main tag so it could be attached with jump rings.  I adhered the "Imagine" piece of tag to another tag that had been covered with Tim's Tissue Wrap and colored with Broken China Distress Stain. 
Below is a close up of the butterflies so you can see the watercolor effect better. 
I loved this technique.  Of course I had to add some stickles.  
I cannot seem to do anything without a little sparkle added! 
(and butterflies!!!)

So, I hope you will visit all the other Curiosity Crew's blogs...again they have blown me away with their creations! I love that we are such a diverse group.  SO many different styles!
I love that we get so many different takes on the same technique! 
Surely there is something for everyone!!!

This weeks generous sponsor is Inspiration Emporium
They have donated a very generous gift certificate to be given away.
Not to mention the wonderful array of donated prizes from Tim and Mario themselves!!!

So go get started and share your art! Leave a comment on all the crew's blogs to be entered in for the fabulous prizes!!! Make sure to follow the rules listed on the Compendium of Curiosities page

Friday, June 20, 2014

Craftwell Xyron Blog Hop Day 5

Hi everyone...can you believe it's already day 5?
Thanks so much to everyone who visited...Good Luck on winning the super FUN prizes!!!
I thought today I would give you a sneak peek at my project that will be on the Teresa Collins Design Team blog Monday.  
This is just the front of the mini, there are lots of inside pages.
The front cover is done with a transparency.  Not a thin one, one of Bazzill's thick plastic sheets. 
I LOVE that the TCeBosser embosses this material!
It is so deep and defined. 
You have to try it!!! 
I used the Xyron sticker maker to adhere the embellishments to the front cover. 
Love the sticker maker! It is easy to use and really strong adhesive!
 Just  another view...I am in love with being able to emboss SO many different materials! 
Absolutely fabulous.  It will emboss from Vellum to chipboard to metal.
The machine will not tear through the vellum but will emboss chipboard and tin...crazy brilliant!!!
I hope you will check back Monday to see more of the insides over on the Teresa Collins Design Team blog. Until then...and thanks for  hopping along with us this week!!! 
Don't forget to visit the other bloggers and leave comments to be entered for the BIG giveaway!!!