Friday, May 23, 2014

Sometimes plans change. . . CC3C

When Linda announced the 2nd challenge for CC3C, I was excited!  Who wouldn't be excited with the challenge being Distress Glitter? (Found on page 56 of the Compendium of Curiosity, Volume 3).  And to make it even better, there's a chance to win a prize from a sponsor or a prize package full of Tim goodness.  This challenge the sponsor is The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

 I had a vision in my head and got right to work on it.  The first thing I did was create a butterfly using my Fanciful Flight die. So far, so good.  And then the plan was altered, a lot. . . . all that remained of the original
idea is the butterfly.

Every other week Linda will post a new challenge on her blog.  The next challenge will be posted on May 24, so grab a copy of Tim's Compendium of Curiosity, Volume 3,  and create a project and have FUN!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

It's here, it's here!!!!

It's finally here!  What you ask?  Why Compendium  Curiosity Challenge 3 hosted by the fabulous Linda Ledbetter of course!

To join the challenge you need a copy of Tim Holtz's book Compendium of Curiosity vol 3.  Once you have a copy of the book, it's time to get busy!

Here's my creation!  Yeah, I know it is only May and Halloween is in October. There is a method to my creativeness!   My office has a craft fair in October so I'm trying to get a jump on my stock!
Even though you can't really see much the wooden base (see below, newpicture added)Linda's blog!   And if you need some inspiration, there's lots of it from the "curiosity crew" and challenge participates!
, I used the challenge technique (paint marbling, found on page 43 of the book). I also used the technique on the house and a couple of the rosettes.  It's a fun technique, you really need to try.  You have until Friday, May 9, @ 11:55 p.m. MST, all the details are on

Oh, did I mention there are prizes? Yep, you could win a $50 gift certificate from this challenge's fabulous sponsor Inspiration Emporium or a prize package from Tim and Mario!!!!!  All the details are on Linda's blog including a discount code for Inspiration Emporium!!!!

Hope you have fun!


Here's a picture of the back where you can  see my paint marbling. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

12 tags of 2013 - April Edition!

I found a bit of free time in the last few days and decided to create something just for me!  In years past I really enjoyed playing along with Tim (Holtz) when he did the 12 tags of Christmas each year even though it added to the hectic activities of the season.   I've had fun using the tags to decorate my office in December!  

 Last year (2012) he changed the format a bit to do 1 tag a month.  Sounds like it would be easy to play along, right?  It wasn't for me.  Something always seemed to get in the way.   I had a plan to make the 12 tags with a Christmas twist. Although I started a couple different ones, I don't think I ever finished one. . .so they are sitting in one of my "to be completed" piles.   

Now it's 2013.  April 2013 in fact.  This year I am DETERMINED to get the 12 Tags of 2013 made by December 15.  When I saw April's tag featured distress paints, I just HAD to play! So I made a quick trip to Stampers' Corner and picked up some paints. 

Then I played!

I ended up making backgrounds on 10 #8 tags and a few small tags!  I had lots of fun.  The 9 tags below are ones I didn't use. . . .yet. 

As happens many times when I create, the plan I start with in my head is NOT what the final product looks like.  I had plans of snowflakes and snowmen and maybe even a deer or two.  As you can see about the only things from my original plan are the snowflakes.

For the details of making the background and to see Tim's tag, please visit his blogHe will be coming out with a new tag in a couple of days.  I am looking forward to seeing it! 

Since I have a daytime job that keeps me from playing as much as I want, I probably won't have January, February and March 2013 tags completed before the May tag comes out, but I will get them all done. . . someday!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous week!


Products used:

  • Ranger's Distress Paints: Antiqued Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Broken China,  Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Tarnished Brass, Salty Ocean
  • Ranger's Distress Ink: Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Pine Needle
  • Ranger's Stickles: Red (not sure the exact name. . .this came from one of their AWESOME wearhouse sales and there is not a label on the bottle)
  • Ranger's Adrondack Paint DabbersSnowcapped
  • Idea-ology: Christmas Adornments, Alpha Parts Ransom
  • Stampers Anonymous: Mini Holiday 2
  • Sizzix: Tree Line On-the-edge die
  • Elizabeth Craft's: sentiment
  • From my stash: #8 manilla tag, 2 small snowflakes, "believe" ring and ribbon

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A job. . .

I accepted a job to make a wedding card. . . I was asked a month or two ago by a co-worker to make a card she could give to her friend. . . The only requirements were I had to have it done and delivered by Thursday (April 18) and it had to have blue as the main color as that is the bride's favorite color.  I am happy to say, the card was delivered to a very happy customer on Thursday morning!

The true test will come when the bride (and groom) receives it on Sunday!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


The products used are
  • Spellbinder Rose Creations Shapeabilities die
  • Heartfelt Creations' Delicate Asters Die
  • Distress Ink - Broken China, Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo
  • Want2Scrap pearls
  • Ideaology - Tim Holtz Ornate Plates
  • Ideaology - Tim Holtz Adage Tickets
  • Elizabeth Crafts "congratulations" die
  • Studio 490 stamps (bubbles and corrogated cardboard)
  • Hero Arts script stamps