Friday, January 19, 2018

Green ATCs

Had some fun making ATCs this morning:


  • Library catalog cards but to ATC size (2.5"x3.5")
  • Backgrounds embossed with Tim's Scribbles stamp and Recollections EP in black
  • Colored with Color Bursts in Pthalo Green and Terre Verde
  • Trees cut on first ATC from Heidi Swamp paper pad using Tim's Treeline die
  • Stickles in Mercury Glass added for snowy effect
  • Second ATC has Tim's Tattered Flowers
  • Tim's Paper Dolls
  • Sentiments are from my collection of old book snippits

I will give the first one with trees to my friend Kelly who is a forester, and I will send the best friend ATC to my BFF Sarah.  She always like the junk I send her, and she keeps it all displayed at her house :)

I'll enter the first ATC into Happy Little Stampers January ATC challenge:

Aloha with warmth...

Kind of funny, considering I'm out on the shack on a snowy day!

  • DOx in Fossilized Amber
  • DI in Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey
  • Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold in a spray bottle for the liquid element (which is really glimmery, even though the pix have a hard time showing it!)
  • Inspired By Stamping stamp set
  • Wendy Vecchi's Ranger Mixed Media Palette, Orange Blossom used
  • Liquid Pearls in White Opal

I'd like to share this at CASology:

Cling-wrap birthday cards

Tried something new today!

I wanted to play with cling-wrap (prompted by the current CAS Mix Up) since I don't think I ever have, and I thought (lightbulb) why not try with alcohol ink?!



I think these turned out cool!

Supplies and notes:
  • So, I used different plastic wraps on these, and it made a difference!  I used regular cling-wrap on the first one, and I used the package wrapping from craft supplies (which was not as crunchy as the regular cling-wrap)
  • I used old photo paper-- NOTE: the newer photo paper I used for pictures does NOT work as well as this old stuff-- it must be unstable.  
  • Technique: I dropped ink all over the photo paper and grabbed the balled-up wrap and dabbed it everywhere.  
  • Tim Holtz sentiment stamp inked with Ranger Archival ink in Jet Black.
I'd like to share this at CAS Mix Up, January:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Very Pink Feminine Birthday

This is so girly to me!

Supplies and notes:
  • Thickers from two packs: an alpha pack and a love-y set
  • Cosmo Cricket resist paper
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in the following colors: Poppin' Pink, Cotton Candy Pink, and Creme Brulee
  • Recollections paper in the background
I'll share this at the following places:

Shine Brightly

This tag was made a few days ago during craft-therapy time... it was late in the day after I had been working on memorial stuff and I just needed to do some crafting!

  • Cosmo Cricket resist paper
  • Color Bursts in Terre Verte, Sepia, and Indigo
  • I found the rusty moon at a thrift store across the county last year
  • The lad is from Tim's first paper doll set-- this kid always looks like such a brat to me!  
  • Old licky-sticky stars found at the elementary school 
  • Gold thread from my stash
  • Recollections brads at the corners of the panel
  • Ranger tag base inked with DI in Vintage Photo
  • Watered-down Liquitex gesso droplets sprinkled across the project 
I'd like to share this at:
  • Tag Tuesday: Anything Goes
  • Try It On Tuesday: My Favorite Things... using powdered pigments on resist paper!    I entered another project here, and might enter more.  Last weekend I did a bunch of these... see below

No small thing

This card will go to one of the people who helped with my MIL's memorial.  Everyone was so helpful, but when we thanked them, they were all so humble about it, but in this situation, there were no small acts of kindness!

  • Recollections resist paper sprinkled with pigment powders
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Blazing Black, Poppin Pink, Tiffanylou Blue, and Silent Night Silver
  • Color Bursts in Violet
  • The trees were cut from Tim's resist paper using his Treeline die
  • Trees inked with DI in Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire
  • Tim's Small Talk stickers
  • Background cardstock by Core'dinations
I'd like to share this at:
  • JUGs:
  • Try It On Tuesday: My favorite things... one of my all-time fave things to do is to play with powdered pigments using resist papers... I could do it for hours and hours on end.
  • HLS:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

SOS: Getting Sentimental

Welcome to another fabulous week of stash-shopping fun at Shopping Our Stash!  This week, Chris is our hostess with the mostest, and she is encouraging us to make the sentiment your focus! 

Here's my submission:


  • These letter stickers are many years old by Basic Grey (my fave)
  • The greenery is from Tim's mini greenery dies, cut from a French dictionary from the 1800s and affixed with matte Mod Podge
  • The background panel is a scrap from my MILs old stationary
This is a thank you for once of the people who helped plan my MIL's memorial, which is today.

Join us at SOS and use what you got!