Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mythical angel notebook

Isn't that what these are-- mythical mer-angels? Well, anyway, enjoy...
Click to view fine stenciling

I did none of the writing on this card... it's so special that it had many librarians marks on it.

Ooh... sparkly...

See the perforated pages?  A total pain to do, but 100% worth it.  I think this notebook has 25 sheets.


  • Cover and pages all old library catalog cards (what else?)
  • Cover stamped with this cool Invoke Arts stamp in Ranger Archival in Jet Black (what else?)
  • Crown accented with Stickles in Mercury Glass (what else?)
  • The cover panel was then sprayed with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in a peachy-gold
  • I've also added some Shabby Shutters DI and spritzed with a little water
  • My all-time favorite yarn used to bind the book together through holes punched with a Crop-o-dile Big Bite
So many of my favorite bits came together for this little notebook.  There's just something about it... I'll have to find a special home for it.

I will share this with Mini Album Makers... the DT members over there could do this project in their sleep!  HA!  But I hope everyone enjoys it nonetheless!   

I will also share this at Simon Says Stamp on Monday (who has another powerhouse DT), and they are conveniently having a Take Note (notebook) challenge this week

XO, y'all.

Cactus card for a teen

Made this a few weeks ago at my daughter's request... and I did it within like 10 minutes late at night!  Just found these pix as I was going through my phone...


  • To be fair with my "10-minute" estimate, I had painted the sentiment on an earlier occasion (Finetec Pearlcolors gold palette)
  • The diecut circle in the background is DCWV resist paper inked with Color Bursts
  • Cacti die cut with my Cricut Explore Air 2 from two-sided DCWV cardstock
  • Gold thread from my stash
That's it!  I'd like to share this with CAS on Friday for their Dies challenge.  I don't think I have ever shared there before!  I just found them recently.

We made it

Isn't this sweet?


  • Library card base made months ago with a batch of Teresa Collins modeling paste mixed with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Dark Chocolate Truffle  through Tim Holtz's Roses stencil
  • Antique Linen DI daubed over card and spritzed just the slightest bit with water
  • Old typewriter paper dipped in some watered-down Antique Linen DI
  • Andrea's/ Snapping Monsters stitch stamp off to the side of the couple inked with Ground Espresso from Tim's MM pallete
  • Couple from Tim's photobooth pix, cut out and distressed with my fave edge distresser by Making Memories (Note: the only thing I've ever been disappointed with that Tim put out was the Tonic distresser... )
  • Snippet from my book-snippets tin
I love the way this turned out, and I'll proudly share it at the following challenges:

SOS: You stamped with WHAT???

This week at Shopping Our Stash, our hostess Donna would like us to stamp with something other than a stamp!  You can use traditional stamps as well, but let's see what you can do with a non-stamp as a stamp!

Here is my little collection:

This is a picture of what I used:

I participated back in April of 2016 the last time SOS encouraged us to stamp with something other than a stamp... HERE is my post.

  • Library card bases 
  • I used a piece of foam packaging (I seem to always hoard these little bits) and dipped it into Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Paint (both bottles are over two years old).
  • The women were all cut from a crocheting magazine from 1965 and pasted on with matte Mod Podge.  A coworker's grandmother recently passed away, and my coworker brought boxes of crocheting and knitting books, magazines, and catalogs into the staff room for people to take.  Well, I was polite and stayed out of the boxes for a long time in order to make sure any legitimate crocheters could get to it... but after a couple months, many old magazines were left... and I swooped upon them!  I do want to learn how to crochet better in the future, but in the meantime, I will use some of these awesome images!
  • I used my sewing machine to stitch the edges.
  • Tim Holtz's Plus stencil used with Teresa Collins modeling paste.
  • All three cards were edged with DI in Pumice Stone.
  • Sentiments from my little box of clippings from old books
That's it!  Please join us with a project of your choice (ATCs, tags, cards, scrapbook pages, etc....) using your stashed items and stamp with a non-stamp!  See you at SOS

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Blue squishy birthday cake...

Well, if the title didn't pull you in...

My youngest LOVES squishies... she is obsessed!  This is the big one Santa brought for Christmas.  It's my personal favorite...


  • Canson Mix Media paper
  • Micron pens
  • Rexall Derwent watercolor pencils
  • The sprinkles in the background were made by cutting a hotel room key into a thin strip and dipping it into Distress Paint in Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, and Broken China
This will be cute for some of MM's buddies.

I'd like to share this at the following challenges:

Shaving Cream Experiments #1

Here is the first card I'm sharing after spending two days with my very first shaving cream experiments:


  • Shaving cream and Dylsuions sprays.  I watched a few videos and read a few tutorials.  They are kind of all the same, and so I just jumped in, and this is how I did mine:
    • Smoothed shaving cream into a plastic container
    • Dripped Dylusions ink onto the surface of the shaving cream
    • Used a crochet hook to drag the ink around
    • Pressed the paper into it.
  • Tim's sentiment dies cut from Recollections cardstock
  • Recollections cardstock and Heidi Swapp paper as mats
So much fun.  Addicted to this technique.  I'll be sharing lots in the near future from these past two days of play!

In the meantime, I'll share this one at the following challenges:

"Plus" Valentine

Here is a real stash-buster...
All pieces were basically on my desk...


  • "XOXO"was painted on a scrap of watercolor paper with excess black Liquitex gesso a week ago. It was popped up with 3M dimensional adhesive
  • The heart was cut with a Fiskars punch from some playtime with Tim's alcohol ink.  It was popped up with 3M dimensional adhesive.
  • The plus sign background was made as a monoprint of Tim's Plus stencil previously sprayed with Dylusions sprays-- for this piece the stencil was sprayed with water and pressed to the scrap of watercolor paper... no ink goes to waste on my watch!
  • The pink mounting panel is from a Heidi Swapp pad-- from a scrap.
I'd love to share this at the following challenges: