Friday, February 12, 2016

Wine Cork Stamp and tag

 I did a new wine cork stamp this week, a leaf.  Started playing with it a little and did a cluster, scanned it in and turned it into an element with the Silhouette Cameo.
Here is the tag,  We are definitely showing spring signs and this reminds me of the soft new fresh leaves.  They still say we are not finished with the El Nino but I don't know, sure am enjoying the break though, hope everyone have a great holiday weekend and Happy Valentine's Day. Hugs

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Soft Landings

A couple of new backgrounds this week, one I used for the tag and the other for the background, existing elements from my stash.  I am pretty sure I have spring fever, lol, they say El Nino is not over just resting so I am going to enjoy it,  Have a great rest of your week.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Celebrate the day with heart

An old favorite background, a new quirky element for my Valentines this year.  IntenseInk pencils, and micro pens and beloved Silhouette.  I wish all of you love, friendship and peace, lol, definitely a balancing act.  Hugs

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Boots and Guns

I did this card for a friend that is going through a South West phase.  Could not help myself, inside the card says, "I don't think we are in Kansas anymore, Toto".  These are all pretty much new elements for my stash, colors are Intense Inks and Micro Pens, background done with gesso and corrugated cardboard, font is traveling typewriter, Silhouette Cameo.  So much fun so little time.  Hope you are slip sliding safely into your week, we are getting ready for a rainy weekend beginning tomorrow, Hugs

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Lovin Paris - Still

oh boy, new background and photo corners, love, love this Eiffel shot.  "love" one of my words turned element via Silhouette Cameo.  Happy Saturday, hugs

Friday, January 15, 2016

Take a Paris Day

 Oh here we are at the end of the full second week in January, I have a lot to show for the two weeks but I am exhausted, lol.  So last night as I was musing through what I have done and what still needs to be done, I thought, okay, enough is enough, I need some breaks here.  This morning having partially forgotten my promises to incorporate some fun break times and going through the pictures from my friend that went to Europe last year, I came across a gorgeous Eiffel Tower shot, I wanted that tower, it took me well over three hours to finally master it into an element and then I paired it up with my new "love" word and my new hole re-inforcer, a stamp I created from a wine cork and inktense pencils.  The heart from another years labor.  I have vowed I will take a Paris Day twice a month, I will and beside that I am going to encourage some very hard working friends to do the same with this fun card.
this is the inside of the card with a little bit larger Eiffel Tower.  Have a great week end, hugs

Monday, January 11, 2016

Paris Time

A smidgen of play time this morning.  I wanted a thank you card for a friend who recently went to Europe and took some photos with me in mind.  This weekend while knee deep in a project, I notice I had a heavily distressed cutting mat and then wondered if I could do a background by applying some distress stain and then transferring it to card stock.  I used Ranger Peacock blue, Spun sugar and Vintage photo.  I am missing my gelli plate, but no where here for my paints, I really do like the way it turned out.  This morning I did a Silhouette Mint Stamp with a clock face and the rest just sort of happened.  I printed out the background twice cut 2 squares from the second one to write paris time with some splat and stamped a white cardstock circle with my clock stamp and wrote "Viva la france.  That is all the play for today, I must now get my nose to the grindstone.  Have a good one, hugs

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Some 2015 Reflections for my 2016 year

This is an Art Journal Pocket I did for a challenge over at Tangie Baxter and Co.  Had some fun with Ranger Distress Inks, IntenseInk Pencils, Micro Pens and white acrylic.  Last year around summer I came across the word Emoji, since I don't interact much on social media I did some research and found out it is a Japanese word loosely translated meaning "picture".  So I decided I wanted a 2016 Emoji to go with me on my travels through 2016.  I decided on a worker bee as 2016 will require some hard work from me.  The bee has its head down and eyes are focused on the task at hand and I will probably share him often this year,  He was drawn with a micro 1. pen and Intense Ink pencils, some white ink and a calligraphy pen, then scanned it in and turned into an element with my Silhouette Cameo..  The stamp on the first card was done using a drawing and my Silhouette Mint,  Through out I used some thoughts from my jounalling in 2015.  It now hangs on the wall behind my computer so I can reflect on what I did last year.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Gold Dust and Roses

A special birthday card.  All shimmery for a January birthday.  A new background from spray sheets and fun little wonky rose from my journal.  Getting ready to greet 2016 here with organization and clearing out of unneeded supplies to the storage area.  Great project for this cold and much prayed for wet weather we are having.  Hope your slip in 2016 is safe and smooth.  Hugs

Inside of above card.  One of the things I gave up for now due to space and time constraints were my stamps, boy it was a hard decision and they are still missed a year later.  When Silhouette came out with the Mint stamp maker my imagination went crazy, the size of the Mint and the stamps and the possibility of storing them in a small place made it impossible for me to resist, lol.  They were the bulk of my Christmas pressies to friends and I have done a few for me also.  The Jan. block is one I am having so much fun with, the rectangles are blank on the stamp which allows me to hand write the day number and year, making them ageless.  I will also use this stamp to mark the back of my art work to keep track of when I did what.  It made a special tag though for the inside of this birthday card.  Yeah, Silhouette another "Oh how did I live without this?" product.  hugs

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Ready for Christmas Dinner

I think I am done, got these projects finished up yesterday and all my pressies wrapped, whew, under the wire on this one.  The above are utensil wraps for dinner tomorrow, my roommates last name is White, ie the reference to dinner at the White House, lol.
These are the doggie (dear) bags for left overs, just a grocery bag and did a label with my Silhouette Cameo.  Wishing you and yours a very Merry one. hugs