Wednesday, August 17, 2016


I created this card for a family whose husband/father/grandfather recently passed away.

It took quite a bit of time to figure out the Anna's Flourishes cut on my Explore Air. Note to self: 5 x 7 cards are difficult to created a matching envelope. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 5

On day 5 we explored new and innovative ways to use alcohol ink.  This is my first of several attempts using the texture resist technique.

If you want to learn how to do this technique as well as many more, just head over to Online Card Classes and sign up for Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 103 class.  You won't regret it!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 2

Oh, my gosh! The Distress Paint Resist Technique is amazing!  Tim is right: using light colors of paint is important. I wanted to try out my new Mermaid Lagoon paint; it didn't show up nearly as well as the Picket Fence. But the rest of the technique is awe inspiring. Want to know how to do this? Sign up for the class through Online Card Classes. You will learn a LOT from Professor Holtz!

Mojo Monday!

Once again, it's time to post a Mojo Monday card.  This one was finished just a few hours after I saw the sketch, but I kept forgetting to post it.  Today is my day to play in my craft space ... next Monday is my first day back to school, so I want to enjoy the day. Take a look at this very versatile sketch:

I purchased the paper pack last summer when I was at GASC, and I've used it quite a bit.  I read a tutorial on a blog about printing your own designs, so that's what I did on the tilted panel.  Back in the day, I used to do digital scrapbooking, and I have a TON of kits.  The flowers were in one of the kits, and with just a few resizings and some flipping, I was able to print the panel.  In fact, they are some Fabulous Florals, just right for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

I don't have a lot of stamps, so again I used one of the digital stamps to print out the sentiment.  Isn't the polka-dotted ribbon adorable? I thought it added just the right touch.

I am quite enamored with this card, and I will definitely recreate it in different colors and different orientations.

I am entering this into the following challenges: