Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year

So it is New Year's Eve tonight. We are having a little get together of 16 people. It is starting to snow so hopefully it won't get cancelled. Everyone who is driving lives only a few miles away. We are cooking part of the dinner on the grill. I hope the back deck doesn't get too covered. Well anyway, Happy New Year to everyone! Thank you for making my blog such a success and giving me the drive to create new and wonderful things. I am hoping to create some new vintage stamps early this year.

Happy New Year!!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Created by Hand Pastel or Chalk Challenge

The challenge at Created by Hand this week is to use Pastels or Chalk in your work. I have to admit I do not use them very often as they leave my hands feeling dry. This is an experiment using Clay Paper. I used the chalks to color the molded clay paper. I thought they would be a better choice to color the clay.

Monday, December 29, 2008

TMTA - New Year's Countdown

Every year time seems to go quicker and quicker. The theme this week at TMTA is New Year. The stamps are Invoke and Rubber Cottage. The ink is Distress Ink.

Mixed Media - What I Loved Doing In 2008

The theme at Mixed Media Monday is What I Loved Doing in 2008. I loved making new friends who enjoy collage art as much as I. This is a mixed media piece I made using stamping, ink, grungeboard and lots of ephemera.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Some more cool projects from 2008

Here are a few more of my favorite projects from this year using some of my vintage images. The bottle cap bracelet I gave to my niece for her graduation from college. The Halloween bracelet I made using vintage postcards and findings from Sugarbeads. The other bracelet uses some papers from my stash of odds and ends. I just was experimenting using bracelet blanks and glass pebbles from Target.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Photo Collage Cards A Year in Review

Here are some of my favorite photo collage cards from this past year. I love the mixture of textures in photo collage. Some of the cards have several layers of stamps in the background. The stamps are Stamp Camp, Fancy Pants, Paula Best, Plaid, Invoke, Stampin Up and Rubber Cottage. As you can see I love to apply different object to the cards. I have boxes of items I have collected over the last few years.

A Bunch of Cards for a New Home

Here are a bunch of different cards I have made over the last year with the theme of home. The stamps are from Stampin Up, Stamper's Anonymous, Papertry and Invoke. It is amazing the different style of each card.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A year in Review - Valentines Cards

Here are some Valentine or love themed cards I made this year. The stamps are Fancy Pants, Memory Box, and Paula Best.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My Favorite Projects From This Year

Here are some of my favorite projects from this year. The box of magnets and the purse uses images from my Saturday Image Bonus. The stamps are Rubber Cottage, Stamp Camp and Oxford Impressions.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Playing with my Slice

I made this card using my Slice Machine to cut all the shapes. They are from the Falala card and th Fall/ Back to School. The snow on the snowflake is Martha Stewart. The stamps are Memory Box.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Daughter 's Artwork

So my daughter drew me a great picture this morning while I was posting on my other blog. It is she and I doing The Nutcracker Ballet. This is a picture of a dream she had last night. I have not done any ballet since I was 8 years old. I love how she drew the audience.

Wednesday Stamper Bows

I chose this image because of the big bow. The theme at Wednesday Stamper this week is Bows. The image is one of my Satuday Image Bonuses.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Yet Another Christmas Card

I used my Nesties for this card. I just love this frame. The snowflake stamps are from Walmart.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Another Nesties Card

I made this card using my Nesties for the frame. I embossed it with a Cuttlebug die. The label is also a Spellbinder's die. The stamps are Studio G.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Album

This is an album I made using my Nestabilities for the shape of the book. I used the Mega label dies in the largest size. I punches the paper, then the chipboard shape. The Nestabilities went through thin chipboard quite easily. You really on need thin chipboard for this project as you cover both sides with patterned paper making your pages quite substantial. The paper for this project is a pad from My Minds Eye for Christmas. The punches are from Punch Bunch. The stamps are Studio G. I was able to curve the clear tis the season stamp on my acrylic block to mimic the shape on the paper. I used a Bind it All to bind the book.

Star Ornament

Here is a star ornament I made using the Making Memories Slice. The directions are available on You Tube by Jennifer Mcguire. This was really simple to make with the Slice.

My New Slice

Well of course I had to jump on the bandwagon and buy a new Slice by Making Memories. I couldn't resist buying it at AC Moore. It is a great little portable die cutting machine. So far I say it is a great tool. My only issue is that some of the cuts are not as straight as I would like. I contacted MM and they said they are aware of the issues.

Here are a few cards I made using the Slice. All of the cut outs except the snowflakes were made with the Slice.

Children ATC's

The theme at Theme Thursday this week is Children ATC's. Here is my entry. The stamps were stamped on a light green cardstock I then used Distress Inks to color the background and children. The stamps are from my Clearly Vintage line of stamps. I just love these cute images of children from the past.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Metal Girl

This is for the Wednesday Stamper Challenge Metal. The stamps are OI, Studio G, Memory Box and Invoke. The metal was embossed with a Ten Second Studios embossing plate. The inks are Versafine and Distress.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gift Tag

This week at Crazy Amigos the challenge is gift tags. Here is a tag I made using stamps from Stamp Camp and Stamper's Anonymous. The inks are Distress Inks by Ranger.

Batik Christmas Card

This is a Holiday card I made using the Castaway Ink pad by Jaquard. It created this wonderful Batik look. Cardstock is DCDW. It works great for the Red and Green challenge at Created by Hand.

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Very Scottish Christmas

So here is a thistle card I made for my Scottish relatives. The background stamp is by Invoke.