Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Vintage Journey!

A Vintage Journey will soon begin and I am so excited and honored to have been invited to be a part of the launch. For all the details, please pop on over there and really you will want to see who all my DT sisters are and they are fabulous!

Let me tell you a little about what to expect! A Vintage Journey is a fortnightly challenge blog, Tim Holtz inspired (now you know why I am here), so lots of vintage, shabby, mixed media and downright grungeful fun! There will be a prize from Country View Crafts chosen by the DT, along with a weekly DT focus.

So mark your calendars for March 7th at 12:00 PM (GMT/BST) and be ready to get inky with all of us at A Vintage Journey. I can't wait for the vintage journey to begin and to see what you will share with all of us!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Every Little Thing!

How are you all doing today and thank you for joining Artistic Outpost's February Blog Hop. Again it is a Designers Choice and you will want to visit the rest of the DT!
 Lisa, Suzanne, Tracy, Linda, Alison, Terry (Me), Kate
I decided to go with softer colors or at least for me and was looking for something to encourage Spring! So much of the country and world are just battling this Winter and thus an encouraging "Typography" sentiment. This was stamped in Sepia and clear embossed. The little vines are from the "Hayride" collection and also embossed. The sentiment background was Distress inked. The arch frame and back panel were embossed together and shaded. I colored a few flowers to fill in some empty space, but still keeping it fairly simple for mailing! Will link this up to "Show It With Words" at Inspiration Journal.
Enjoy the rest of the week and there is still a little time to join in the February Referral Program for a chance at a gift certificate or Top 3.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Crazy Enough!

Sorry I have not been as blogging active as usual, but am working on a few things here and there and time just seems to get away! This is one of those quick and easy cards and the sentiment from Artistic Outpost's Chalkboard Wisdom is so perfect for encouraging someone to go forth and conquer!
I inked some manila with Broken China, Barn Door and Shabby Shutters and then the sentiment was stamped in black and clear embossed and then fussy cut.
The main card is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, with each embossed section cut to 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 and highlighted with a darker shade of Distress. There you have it a quick card and inspiring sentiment. Which while on the subject of "Word," I will be linking this up to Inspiration Journal for their "Show It With Words" challenge.

Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tim's February 2014 Tag!

Happy Monday and I hope your week is starting out wonderfully! I was actually supposed to be in Portland OR, but due to very extreme weather conditions, I had to cancel my flight to visit my DD! With a forced change of plans, what else could a girl do, but get inky with Tim's February 2014 Tag?
I will not at all bore you with the details as Tim more than covers that quite well, so pop on over there. Thus far, I do not have the newer products and used what I had on hand. I chose Tarnished Brass, Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood for stains and Festive Berry, Barn Door and Aged Mahogany were my Distress stencil colors.
This chalky technique is one that beats me up pretty good and as luck would have it, I cut an extra heart from one of the failures and covered it with Tim's glitter as directed. BTW, I totally do not care for glitter due to the flying characteristics, but Tim's is just awesome! Really!!!
Since I did not have the little stickers, I cut my arrow and trim from Tim's dies, using grunge/card stock and foil only!
This tag will go to my hubby for Valentine's Day and will also be visiting the following challenge blogs.

Inspiration Journal "Show It With Words"
Simon Says Stamp Monday "We Love Stamps"

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit and share your comments!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A First!

Yes this is my first attempt at a journal page! I will admit that I am clueless as to what a journal is and that may be, because I just am not a journaling type person! The odd thing is that this page was started months back with the stenciling, glass beads and mesh! All painted white and left blank!!  Since Astrid (who is nearing 2,000 followers and has a giveaway), started her Positivity Journal, I really liked the idea and have wanted to start! So a few days ago, I decided to spray on some color!
A Little Bright From Mr. Sun!
Well once we played with our colors, toning it down with White Linen, misting with water and letting it drip and blend a bit, I let it dry and then highlighted with Treasure Gold White Fire. Then a girl has to figure out what on earth she will put down! I am very open to any suggestions - really!
The thought of Spring crossed my mind and I grabbed the "Birds of A Feather" lovely stamps.
I knew I wanted to use a POSITIVE sentiment from Artistic Outpost and so it was. The sentiment was stamped on manila card stock with clear embossing ink and clear embossing, inked, splattered with water and dressed with gold! I then ironed away the EP and further inked a little. This is being linked to Inspiration Journal's "Show It With Words" for their February challenge!

A little lace and flowers with more glass beads were added to finish. This is the start of a new month and that also means a new "Monthly Referral Program" at AO, so join in!

Many thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying the week! Oh and the winner of my stamp set giveaway is, by random folded paper in a cup drawing........

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