Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tim's 'Tissue Wrap Collage' Technique ...

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Happy Stump Day, hampers ... hope you're enjoying a fabulous week!  

Today's altered tag was created for Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge number 6, using Tim's 'Tissue Wrap Collage' technique found on Page 38 of The Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 2.  This week's challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique ... which just happens to be one of my favorite places to shop!  There's still time to play along ... and there's a $25 Gift Certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique up for grabs!  

This tag qualifies for a number of fabulous challenges ... for a complete list, please see the bottom of this post.  And for the down-low on all the product I used to create this tag, check out the Tag Recipe, below.

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!

Today's Challenges:
Tag Recipe:
  • Card Stock:  Black Card Stock by PTI
  • Tag:  #8 Manila Tag by Ranger
  • Stamps:  Lost and Found Stamp Set by Tim Holtz; Urban Grunge Stamp Set by Tim Holtz
  • Ink:  Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger; Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain Distress Inks by Tim Holtz 
  • Other Color Medium:  Pitch Black and Stream Adirondack Paint Dabbers by Ranger
  • Accessories:  Grungeboard and Tissue Wrap by Tim Holtz; Vintage Bingo Card; Twill Ribbon; Walnut Ink-Stained Cotton String; Clock Faces by Teresa Collins;  Rub-On's by Making Memories; Chit Chat Stickers by Tim Holtz; Ransom Alpha Parts by Tim Holtz; Long Fastener, Brad Washer, Game Spinner, and Adornments Charm by Tim Holtz; Glue 'n Seal Adhesive by Ranger
  • Tools:  Die-Cut Machine by Sizzix; Mover and Shaper Base Tray, Mini-Bird and Cage Die by Tim Holtz for Sizzix

Friday, May 18, 2012

#4 of 12 of 2012 ...

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Happy Friday, crafty-stampers!

Today's tag was created for Tim Holtz's "12 Tags of 2012," May edition.  For Tim's stepped-out tutorial ... or a look at his amazing creation, clicky HERE.

I did things a bit differently this time around, the main difference being that I decided against the UTEE'd flowers.  They came out nice enough ... but I decided I preferred a more vibrant flower versus the gauzy, filmy embossed look.  I'll use those UTEE'd flowers and leaves in another project, she said, as she added 'em to her "use-later pile."

This tag also qualifies for a number of fabulous challenges ... for a complete list, please see the bottom of this post.  And for the down-low on all of the product I used creating this tag, check out the Tag Recipe, below.

Soooo, I was hangin' out at Sheila's yesterday when she got a frantic phone call from her crazy fun sister, Jill.

"Are you insane?!?  Do not 'try it out' or 'break it down!'  Take it to the Sheriff's Office ... immediately!" Sheila demanded before hanging up.

"What's goin' on?" I asked.

"Jill found an old shotgun up in her attic ... she says she thinks it's loaded."

"Oh, well, then you did the right thing to tell her to take it to the Sheriff's Office."  

Twenty minutes later, Sheila gasped, then got a strange look on her face.  Within seconds, she was on her feet, grabbing for her car keys.

"Let's go, Deb, quick!  I forgot to tell her to call first!"

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... have a very crafty weekend!

Today's Challenges:
Tag Recipe:
  • #8 Manila Tag:  Ranger
  •  Vintage [1977] Simplicity Dress-Makers Pattern:  Personal Collection
  • Stamps:  'Seamless Experience' Stamp Set by Tim Holtz; Wings, Unknown
  • Ink:  Pacific Point Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Distress Stain:  Broken China Distress Stain by Tim Holtz
  • Accessories:  Gold Rhinestones by Mark Richards;  Seam Binding by Hug Snug; Fabric Flowers and Leaves; Vintage Thread Spool; Cash Key, Hanger Clip, Jump Ring, and Tissue Tape by Tim Holtz
  • Tools:  1 3/8" Circle Punch by Marvy; Glue 'n' Seal Adhesive by Ranger; Non-Stick Craft Sheet and Ink Blending Tools by Tim Holtz 


Monday, May 14, 2012

Tim's 'Shattered Stains' Technique ...

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Happy Monday, crafty stampers ... hope your Mother's Day weekend was long and wonderful!  

Today's grungy card was created for Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge number 5, using Tim's 'Shattered Stains' technique found on page 48 of his amazing Compendium of Curiosities, Volume II.  

This week's challenge is once again sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store and there's a $25 gift certificate up for grabs!

This card also qualifies for a number of blog challenges ... for a complete list, please see the bottom of this post.  And for the down-low on all of the exciting product I used to create this card, check out the Card Recipe.

Sheila's cousin, Jeremy, is a newly-minted attorney and eager for some work, so he offered to update Sheila and her DH's Last Wills.  They asked me to drop by this weekend and witness the signing.

When I arrived, Jeremy ushered us all into the dining room and asked us to take a seat.

"Now," he said to them, "which one of you wants to go first?"

Give it a minute ...

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!

Today's Challenges:
Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock:  Kraft Card Stock by PTI; Manila Card Stock by Ranger
  • Designer Paper:  Lost and Found Paper Stash by Tim Holtz
  • Other Paper:  Grunge Board by Tim Holtz
  • Stamps:  'Grunge Cirque,' 'Remnants,' 'Stuff to Say,' and 'Warehouse District' Stamp Sets by Tim Holtz
  • Ink:  Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger; Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Distress Stains:  Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, and Vintage Photo Distress Stains by Tim Holtz
  • Paint:  Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint by Tim Holtz
  • Accessories:  Game Spinners, Mini Sprocket Gears, and Sprocket Gears by Tim Holtz
  • Tools:  Die-Cut Machine by Sizzix; Gadget Gears, Mini Gears, and Weathered Clock Dies by Tim Holtz; Foam Dimensionals; Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Edge Distressing Tool, and Ink Blending Tools by Tim Holtz
  • Finished Size:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Color Me Yellow, Kraft, & Ivory ...

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Happy Stump Day hampers ... thanks for swingin' by today!

Today's card was created for Our Creative Corner's current challenge, 'Color Trifecta.'  To see all of the amazing entries ... or to play along, clicky HERE.

This card also qualifies for a number of other fabulous challenges ... for the complete list, please see the bottom of this post.  And for the low-down on all of the product I used to create this card, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Soooooo, Sheila's birthday is coming up and she's still acting a little nutty about aging in general and her looks in particular.

When I stopped by last evening, I found her staring into a mirror, her poor DH standing by with that deer-in-the-headlights look.

"Have you seen this?" she asked, pointing to a gray hair in her bangs.

"What?" he asked innocently. "The wrinkles?"

Eeeeek!

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!

Today's Challenges:
Card Recipe: 
  • Card Stock:  Kraft, Ivory Card Stock by PTI; Core'dinations Card Stock, Distress Collection by Tim Holtz
  • Image:  Heartwarming Vintage by Crafty Secrets
  • Ink:  Gathered Twigs Distress Ink by Tim Holtz; Adirondack Alcohol Ink by Ranger
  • Accessories:  Deco Washers by HyGlo; Tiny Fasteners by Tim Holtz
  • Tools:  Die-Cut Machine by Sizzix; Retro Circles Texture Fade by Tim Holtz; Tattered Floral Strip Die by Tim Holtz; Vintage Lace Strip Die by Tim Holtz; Sanding Tool by Tim Holtz
  • Finished Size:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tim's 'Faded Layers' Technique ...

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Happy Monday, hoarding paper-crafters ... hope your weekend was long and wonderful!

Today's card project was created for Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, using Tim's 'Faded Layers' technique found on page 43 of his amazing "Compendium of Curiosities, Volume II." 

This card also qualifies for a number of fabulous challenges ... for the complete list, please see the bottom of this post.  And for the down-low on all the products I used to create this card, check out the Card Recipe. 

Soooooooo, this weekend Sheila dragged me off to the Mall so she could hit the sale at the Clinique counter.  She hit it hard ...

When she got home, she dragged me into a chair next to her while she applied one 'miracle' product after another.  When she was done, she turned to her DH and asked, "So, honestly ... what age would you say I am?"

Carefully, he answered, "Well, judging from your skin, twenty.  Your hair, eighteen.  Your figure, twenty-five."

"Oh, you are so sweet ... I love you!" Sheila gushed.

"Well, wait a minute," he replied, "I'm not done adding it up yet."

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!

Today's Challenges:
Card Recipe: 
  • Card Stock:  Core'dinations Kraft Core Card Stock by Tim Holtz; Vintage Cream Card Stock by PTI
  • Manila Tag:  Ranger Industries
  • Stamps:  Embroidery Background Stamp; Quirk Stamp, Unknown; J 1812 Vintage Office Supply Stamp
  • Ink:  Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger
  • Distress Inks:  Broken China, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Other Ink:  Vibrant Turquoise and Fresh Lime 'Dylusion' Inks by Ranger
  • Accessories:  Yogi Tea Bag Label; Adage Ticket by Tim Holtz; Photo Turns and Brads by CTMH; Heart Clip; Typewriter Key Charm, Jump Ring, and Charm Clip by Tim Holtz; Seam Binding Tape
  • Tools:  Die-Cut Machine by Sizzix; Mini Sewing Room Die by Tim Holtz for Sizzix; Doily Die by PTI; Mask Sheets by Tim Holtz; 'Collage' Texture Fade Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz
  • Finished Size:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Friday, May 4, 2012

Joie de Vivre ...

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TGiF, crafty stampers!

Today's card was created for the Artistic Outpost's May Referral Program.  The challenge this month is to use Artistic Outpost stamps with a "travel" theme.  For this project, I'm using stamps from AO's "Paris Exposition" stamp set.

For all of the challenging deets, clicky HERE ... and for a complete list of challenges I'm entering with this card, please refer to the bottom of this post.

Soooooooo, yesterday I agreed to tag along with Sheila while she took Reid, The Wild Child for a haircut.

While flipping through a magazine, Sheila found a hairstyle that she loved.

"May I take this next door to make a copy of this hairstyle photo?" 

"Wellllllll, okay," the stylist replied, "but leave some ID ... your driver's license or a credit card."

"Leave some ID while my son is sitting here getting his haircut?!?" Sheila asked incredulously.

"Please.  We need something you'll come back for."

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... have a very creative weekend!  

Today's Challenges:
Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock:  Vintage Cream Card Stock by PTI
  • Designer Paper:  "Destinations" Stack by Tim Holtz
  • Other Paper:  Manila Tag by Ranger
  • Stamps:  Artistic Outpost's "Paris Exposition" Stamp Set
  • Ink:  Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger
  • Distress Ink:  Gathered Twig Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
  • Distress Stains:  Broken China, Picket Fence, and Wild Honey Distress Stains by Tim Holtz
  • Other Color Medium:  Pure Sunshine Dylusions Ink Spray by Ranger
  • Accessories:  White Jute Mesh Burlap by The Funkie Junkie Boutique; Clock Face by Heidi Swapp; Charm Clip, Jump Ring, Fleur de Lis Charm, Game Spinner, and Long Fastener by Tim Holtz; Flower by Prima; Seam Binding by Hug Snug
  • Tools:  Circle Stencil by The Crafter's Workshop; Foam Dimensionals; Glue Dots; 1/16" Hole Punch
  •  Finished Size:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"