Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Let the Good Times Roll..........

This morning I started my craft day coloring a Squigglefly image to submit in the Tim Holtz Blog Contest ...How do you Distress. One of my Favorite ways to use these versatile inks is to use my Ranger Inkssentials pen nibs and color in digital images. I choose a New Shy bear image called Beached Bear by Lynne Stansbery. This image will be available to purchase this Saturday on the Squigglefly site. I love to incorporate my digital images into my scrapbook layouts so I was on a mission. This was no easy mission might I add. I consulted a few of my friends on the {scrap} beach for input. With their advice and my goal I was able to complete a wonderful layout about my husband and I with good friends. I used Cosmo Cricket Snorkel papers backed by Tim Holtz New paper line Lost and Found. The only change I would make is I would have chose different ink colors for the sand to match the patterned paper. I'm happy with the final result and it will forever be remembered in my album. Click on the images for a Zoomed view to adore all the great detail.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

a Post for my neglected Blog!

Let me just start by apologizing for my neglect to my blog! I've been hard at work with many projects but some are for friends that read my far and few blog posts So I have to wait. I did sit down and make a card this morning for the MMSC55. I think it kinda took the look of my mood. I've been in a Blah mood the past couple days with all the rain. I choose the detail sketch but yet I kept it simple. The image I chose was the Retro tulips from Squigglefly When I cut out my image and placed on my card to choose the colors I wanted to paint it I liked the black/white contrast so I left it mostly. I painted the stems and leaves with a subtle blue/grey spring rain glimmer mist and the tulip flower I painted with marshmallow glimmer mist. I about tossed them in the trash when my ink bled while painting but In turn I liked the distress feel it gave the flower. Luck was on my side and it gave it a shaded washed look. Like always pictures don't do justice but I liked the outcome so that's what counts. It felt great to sit down and create a Stress Release project.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

It's a Marvelous Monday!

Hello my friends it's the start of another wonderful week. Mondays are always a good day for me as it's a New Squigglefly Challenge. This weeks challenge is a Good One. This weeks challenge is to make a Criss Cross Card. You can find a tutorial at Split coast stampers by Beate Johns HERE! I had so much Fun with this One. I tried my hardest to follow the set tutorial and I did for the most part, however I made a few changes. I changed my card size to be a 6x6. The card band is secured via Velcro under my vintage truck allowing the flaps to open for addition sentiments and journaling once removed. I made these changes as I have the intention to make my husband a mini album for fathers day and this will make it easier to adhere the card to one of the pages and turn his card into part of the album. The Squigglefly image I selected is Comic Vintage Truck by new Artist Michelle Bertuzzi. I printed the image on my solid cardstock and two 7 gypsies patterned papers and pieced them together. The card background papers are from Tim Holtz Lost and Found paper collection. The removable tag/photo mat is from that same collection as well as his Shabby vintage paper collection. I still need to come up with a Sentiment for the front of the card but I want it to be witty and father's day related. The traditional Happy Father's day just ain't fancy enough for this project. OK enough babbling Here's my interpretation of this weeks Squigglefly Challenge.
Card Front:
View of Removable Tag/Photo mat:
Card Inside:
Tag Back:

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Avignon mini album

I created this mini album using the Avignon papers from 7 gypsies. I know it's been a week since I've blogged but I really don't have a great reason as to why. I've just kinda fell off my blog wagon. I hope I can get myself motivated to get back into it. Have a Great Hump day and I Hope to be back soon sharing more fun projects.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A few more NSD projects!

 I thought it would be fun to share a few more NSD projects I completed last weekend for the {scrap} beach on-line crop. I'm just going to post pictures for inspiration but if you want more information on how I made something or what products I used I'm only a message away.
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Oh my I haven't posted in over a week!

I'm back with lots of projects to share! I guess I didn't realize I went the whole week without posting anything! Darn headaches caused more trouble than I thought. I can't wait for the weather to get nice and stay that way. We had snow last week that's just crazy.
My first project I'd like to share is my Squigglefly Blog DT project! Kim's fun challenge this week was to make a bookmark! How fun!
The Squigglefly image I chose was from the Flowers Set by artist Lynne Stansbery.
My Daughter is an avid reader and reads a book a day it seems. I made her two bookmarks so she could keep her place in more than one book. How she can read two different Novels at the same time I'm not sure but she does it!  I colored the image using my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and glimmer mist. I embossed the image after it partial dried to give it a rain drop texture. The rose edges are accented with stickles. The lace and rhinestone bling give the appears of a window flower-box and ground the image. I added some beautiful fibers at the top. I also added a Tim Holtz swivel clasp with a hinge clip attached at the end so she can clip it to the back of her book and not lose her bookmark.
The image I choose for the second bookmark was another Squigglefly image Fiesta Cinqo De Mayo Bear by artist Lynne Stansbery.

My friend Crystal from the {scrap}beach seen these bookmarks and asked if I could make one for her but use her favorite color Blue. So I did! I hope she likes it!

I'll post some more pictures of some of the challenges I completed for the NSD {scrap} Beach challenges tomorrow.
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