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Good morning blog friends. How are you? The weather remains bone chilling here in Minnesota. Temperatures dropped below zero Sunday and have yet to rebound. Low temperatures combined with sustained winds has created dangerous windchill’s. Today’s featured tag includes warm thoughts of Spring which I truly believe really is just around the corner. The tag’s feature dragonfly image is from Stampers Anonymous Classics #1 stamp set.
Background of manila tag was first lightly inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger.
Background of tag was then stamped with Ranger Collage Glue Stick and heat set afterwards till no longer tacky. Stamp used is Stampers Anonymous Wallpaper & Wood by Tim Holtz.
Next, I lightly applied Walnut Stain Distress Ink by Ranger to further enhance the wood grain background.
I then used Versamark Embossing ink and Ranger’s Black Superfine Detail Embossing Powder to stamp background sentiments from Stampers Anonymous Just Thoughts stamp set by Tim Holtz.
Next, I used Versamark Embossing ink and Ranger’s Black Superfine Detail Embossing Powder to stamp the dragonfly from Stampers Anonymous Classics #1 stamp set by Tim Holtz onto a scrap of Kraft card stock.
I then applied various Distress Inks by Ranger for Tim Holtz: Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain.
Next, I used a Tonic Distresser tool to distress the edges of both the tag and the dragonfly. I enhanced the distressed edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink by Ranger.
Applied dragonfly image to tag using pop dots.
Attached Ideaology findings for interest: philosophy tag, mini pin, paper clip, file tab, and plaquette. Plaquette was colored with Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Lettuce, Ginger, and Sailboat Blue.
Lastly, used a length of Stampin’ Up seam binding ribbon colored with Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress Stains by Ranger. Attached to tag along with a length of coarse jute string.
Hope you enjoyed today’s tag. Thank you for stopping by. Please stop back again as I have a special blog feature in store for February (the reason why I have been a bit quiet here in posting). Have a great day and please feel free to leave me a comment about your thoughts on today’s featured tag.
Good afternoon everyone. How is your week going? Today, I have my version of Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2012 for November to share with you.
Click here to see and read Tim Holtz’s tutorial in order to make this month’s tag.
My tag above includes a few variations from Tim’s. In lieu of the the fall foliage he used in the lower right hand corner, I included a small pumpkin instead. Pumpkin was die cut out of Kraft Core card stock using Tim’s mini pumpkin Movers & Shapers die. I distressed the pumpkin and added Orange Marmalade Distress Ink to enhance the pumpkin’s color. I tied a small piece of jute string to the pumpkin’s stem and added a Vintaj leaf cluster. I applied a small amount of Moss Vintaj Patina paint to the pumpkin’s leaves for added color.
Tim’s tag did not include any ribbon tie embellishments. I instead chose to add a Vintaj trinket leaf cluster and an Ideaology type charm to the tag’s ribbon tie. I attached the embellishments with a Ideaology trinket pin.
This tag was a lot of fun and as usual was chocked full of new ideas and techniques to try. Come join the fun. Upload your entry to his site for a chance to win some great goodies.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I will be back on Friday with another inspiring project idea. Have a great week.
Good Monday morning to everyone. How was your weekend? Our’s was a mixed bag of good things. We finalized our initial plans with our contractor so he can begin framing our unfinished basement, I finished up last minute fall chores, and stocked up on holiday colored card stock at Archiver’s buy one get one incredible sale. I must admit, I have never seen so many people crammed into a little 2 foot wide aisle before. Fellow shoppers were pleasant and we all walked away with a great deal. I also had time to catch up on my Compendium of Curiosities II challenges. This week’s challenge entry includes this week’s and last week’s techniques rolled into one fun tag. Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 is the host. This week’s sponsor is The Funkie Junkie boutique.
This tag was so much fun to make. For this tag, I followed the instructions for two techniques in Tim Holtz’s book, Compendium of Curiosities Volume II. The first technique (last week’s technique) is called Krumpled Kraft Suede. Instructions are on page 40. This was a completely new technique for me and boy what an amazing technique it is. It was so much fun. I kept doing it over and over for a total of four times, each time in a different color. Colors used for the tags were Mustard Seed/Crushed Olive, Broken China, Vintage Photo, and Picket Fence. I love the resulting feel of the tags afterwards. It is hard to believe it is paper and not suede.
Afterwards, I picked out various stamps to create a collage. Stamps are Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous and were stamped with Ranger’s Jet Black Archival Ink. I added several Idealogy embellishments: Pen Nib, Films Strip, Tissue Tape, Muse Tokens, Mini Paper Clip, and a Plaquette. The optical lens in the center is from Red Lead. The second technique (this week’s technique) is called Alcohol Ink Palette, page 52. I applied various colors of Alcohol Ink to the filmstrip, optical lens, and the plaquette. This gave each of the elements a vintage, aged feel.
I am pleased with the results and love the eclectic elements included in this tag. I hope you do too. I am glad that I could catch up on my challenges. Each technique is fun as well as a great learning experience. I encourage you to enter yourself, entry deadline is Thursday evening. Come join the fun. Have a great day everyone! Thank you for stopping by.
Good morning everyone. How was your weekend? Mine was busy. We celebrated a family birthday, harvested the last of vegetables from the garden, and I started to clean/organize our unfinished basement (fiance’ wants to start working on it this fall). However, I did manage to squeeze in some time to complete my interpretation of Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2012, September tag. Each month Tim features a new tag that is chocked full of various techniques and typically offers insight into using his various products in unlikely ways. This month’s tag highlights a great technique call Riveted Patchwork. Click here to be redirected to Tim’s website that includes a step by step written tutorial. Below is my version with a few additions.
Thank you for stopping by. I have another riveted patchwork project on my work table awaiting finishing touches and will show you that later this week. Have a great day!
Hello everyone. I had the afternoon off which provided me the opportunity to create a tag for this weeks Compendium of Curiosities II challenge hosted by Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This week’s sponsor is The Funkie Junkie. This week’s technique is whitewash stamping. Instructions are on page 47 of Tim Holtz‘s book, compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. My entry is pictured below.
This week’s technique was new to me. I practiced a few times till I was pleased at the results.
Color Palette: Background: Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.
Butterflies embossed with Versamark and Stampin Up Espresso embossing powder
Stamps: Papillon Set By Stampers Anonymous
Embellishments: Jute from stash, Ideaology plaquette and long fasteners, and Stampin Up seam binding ribbon dyed to coordinate with Vintage Photo Distress Stain.
Once I got the hang of this technique, I found it to be a fun one and can definitely see myself using this technique in future projects.
Thank you for stopping by today. I will be back on Friday with another inspiring project. Until then, have a great rest of the week.
Hello everyone. I hope your week is going well. I had time this past weekend to finally complete my August tag of Tim Holtz’s Tags of 2012. Click here to be redirected to Tim’s website for complete details. Each month since February 2012, Tim has featured a creative tag. Each tag is chocked full of techniques as well as ideas of how to use the multitude of his product lines available in the marketplace. Furthermore, Tim provides detailed step by step directions in order to create each tag on his blog. My August tag shown below closely resembles Tim’s except that I changed the color of the flowers to my preferences. Enjoy!
Thank you for stopping by. I hope that you stop back again soon for more inspiring ideas. Have a great day!
Hello blog readers. I am so happy to be back blogging. I came down with a nasty summer cold Monday and today was the first day I could actually think and see straight enough to create.
A lot of exciting things happened while was sick. First, I received a very sweet thank you card from my girlfriend’s daughter who graduated from high school this year. Her thank you card included,”your card was the coolest card I have ever received and I am going to keep it and put it in my scrapbook”. She is such a sweetheart and I am certain thatshe will do great as she heads to college in the fall.
Second, each month I have been diligent to complete Tim Holtz’s Tags of 2012. Click here to be redirected to Tim’s site for each month. Each month’s featured tag is chocked full of techniques and/or insightful ways of using a current or newly released product. Each participant can opt to upload their entry using a inlink tool on Tim’s website. Then at the close of each month, Tim selects a certain number of tags and each of these tag’s creator’s receive a package of goodies from Tim himself. Drumroll please……..I was one of the winners for June. I was so excited and have already contacted Mario, his assistant, to receive my goodies.
I copied and pasted the text from Tim’s site below:
congrats to the winners from the june 12 tags of 2012 gallery posts. if you see your name below and it links to your tag, please contact email@example.com to claim your prize!
Lastly, for great news. I have been contacted by a publisher who is interested in using one of my featured projects in their upcoming magazine. I am still awaiting to hear about the final details, but what great news to hear when you are under the weather.
So onto today’s featured tags. Today’s tags are inspired from Tim Holtz. Directions for the tags can be found on his website, click here to be redirected.
The first one is my official entry. I followed his directions rather closely and only changed up a few of the embellishments to what I had on hand.
I also did a second tag wondering what it would look like without use of compressed air and instead use my alcohol ink felt applicator tool. My results are below.
Here they are side by side.
It is hard for me to decide if I prefer one tag more than the other. I would love to hear what you think. Simply leave me a comment below, and as an added bonus and to celebrate my win. I have 2 unopened sets of Tim Holtz Distress Inks your choice of Fall 2011 or Winter 2011. I will draw 1 winner at the close of July.
Lastly, I invite you to subscribe by email if you would like to stay informed each time I post a new, inspiring project. Thank you for taking time to visit and I hope that you will come back again real soon.
How is everyone? It is a sweltering hot one here in Minnesota. I ran errands earlier today and finally had a chance to complete my June tag. Since February, Tim Holtz has featured a tag and accompanying tutorial each month. Each tag is chocked full of techniques and new ways of using his various products. This month was no exception for he demonstrated how to tint photos (which is way cool). Click here for Tim’s website. The June tag was very fun to create! Below is my tag.
A few minor differences to note. I used a snippet of paper that featured a Minnesota advertisement (Destinations Paper Stash). I used my favorite number 9 for the file tab and exchanged the star for a heart to which I applied a Vintaj patina. Lastly, I preferred to use a row of flowers rather than a single flower.
Thank you for taking time to stop by and I hope that you will return again soon.
Good Evening everyone. I had a little free time this afternoon to complete my challenge entry for week 10 of Compendium of Curiosities II. This challenge is hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This weeks technique is tissue paper flowers and the instructions for this technique can be found on page 37 in Tim’s latest book, Compendium of Curiosities II. The Funkie Junkie Boutique is sponsoring this week’s challenge and is offering a $25.oo gift certificate for their online shop for one lucky participant.
I kept this week’s tag pretty simple. It was fun and allowed me to test drive some new product. First up is the background. Earlier this week, Kaz over at the The Little Shabby Shed shared a technique that she recently discovered by accident. Click on the hyperlink to be taken to that post. I love the results and will definitely use it again on future projects. The stamps I used to create the background were from Tim’s winter CHA release, Mixed Media and Words For Thought. The colors I used are from Tim’s latest summer Distress Ink release, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean. These colors are so vibrant in person. Afterwards, the tag’s edges were distressed and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I followed Tim’s technique on page 37 to make a tissue wrap flower using Terminology Tissue Wrap from Ideaology. After the flower was assembled, I lightly sprayed Perferct Pearl Mist spray for added sparkle and added an accouterment to the flower center. I then adhered the flower using pop dots to the tag and attached a green chenille stem using my tiny attacher stapler. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using Jet Black Archival Ink and used Shabby Shutters Distress stain to color Stampin Up Seam Binding ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by. I have been busy behind the scenes making custom ink palettes for forthcoming Compendium of Curiosities II challenges. I will share those in accordance with those challenges in future posts. I am also in the process of reorganizing my studio and am taking pictures of the process. Next up is to finish my June Tags of 2012 that Tim features each month on his blog. Have a great night and hope that you will stop back again soon.
Good evening. Today, I am going to finish sharing my Toy Box Mini Album. I shared part one on Wednesday. Click here to read part one. So let’s return to our Toy Box mini album reveal.
Spread Five primarily consists of photo mats and has an interactive flap that reveals additional photo mats when opened.
Spread six features a vintage rocking horse chip board accent from the Crate Paper Toy Box collection along with a Maya Road library pocket and journaling spot. Opposite page has two bookmarks tucked into a page pocket.
This was a fun spread and I admittedly went a bit over the top.
The left hand side page of the album features a notebook embossed card that has spaces to place photos or journalling inside the card. I used Tim Holtz’s Notebook Texture Fades embossing folder to emboss the card front and attached a mini journaling card from the Toy Box collection with a mini paper clip.
The opposite page has a pocket and holds a keepsake Toy Story coloring book. I made the coloring book using my Your Story Mini machine and Toy Story coloring pages purchased from Target. The color book’s cover focal image is a Toy Story sticker that I purchased at Michael’s. Inside and alongside the color pages, I added a dimensional Crayola sticker embellishment that I also purchased at Michael’s. See Below for close ups.
This album spread features a dimensional train embellishment from Jolee’s Boutique and car embellishments from the Crate Paper Toy Box collection. I die cut the road using my Cricut machine and the My Community Cricut cartridge.
This spread features another extended flap page in order to accommodate additional photos.
The fire engine is a dimensional Jolee’s Boutique sticker. The airplane and the John Deere tractor are chipboard embellishments from the Toy Box paper collection. I used a Martha Stewart border grass punch for the grass and found the dump truck embellishment in the patches department at JoAnn’s. I cut the dirt hill by hand.
The left hand page features a centrally placed photo mat that is surrounded by various sizes of Lego’s that I hand cut from Lego decorative paper that I purchased at Archiver’s. I used pop dots behind various Lego bricks for added dimension. The right hand page features a complex pop up block element. I say complex as the block took me several hours to figure out it’s proper assembly. The block is a Karen Burniston 3D twist cube pop up die. I love how it turned out, but will admit that the process of trying to place the interior rubber band inside the cube totally frustrated me. This band allows the block to twist and pop up. Once assembled, I secured the block to the page with a brad which allows the block to spin. I embellished the sides and the top of the block. I die cut the word PLAY and the star using my Crricut machine and the Mickey Font Cricut cartridge.
Both pages feature a corner pocket page design and each pocket contains a removable, interactive A2 flap card. The cards were die cut using a Sizzix A2 Card w/Flap Die. The cards provide room for 4 photos. I used a Velcro hook and loop fastener for the flap closure and added a button for added detail. Afterwards, I tucked in a few journal cards from the Toy Box paper collection.
This spread is all about vintage toys. I had each of these toys in my own toy box as a child. The embellishments are from the paper’s collection with the exception of the moon tickets and and rocket advertisement which came from October Afternoon’s Rocket Age collection. The advertisement is mounted on a mini file that opens to reveal two additional photo mats.
This spread features popular games that children play. The checkerboard paper was purchased at Archiver’s as a single sheet and I apologize that I can not recall the manufacturer. I embellished the page with a couple of authentic Checker pieces from a well loved game that I purchased at a garage sale. The opposite page features a set of I Spy cards that are held together with a decorative brad. This page is actually a flap that opens and features two more of my favorite childhood games, Monopoly and Domino’s. The domino’s are purchased embellishments as real Domino’s would have added too much bulk to the album.
Inside Back Cover of Toy Box Mini Album.
The End. In all, the Toy Box mini album has places for over 50 photos and journaling. No doubt that this album was labor intensive and expensive to make. I am almost certain that the intended recipient will cherish this album and that the gift will become a keepsake for her son in the years to come.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for allowing me to post this jumbo mini sized album into separate blog posts as each post took me several hours to compose and post. I tried real hard to include each page’s details and source’s, but if I forgot something, please do not hesitate to email me or leave a question in the comment section. Thank you again for visiting and I hope that you come back again soon.