Sunday, April 25, 2010

Card Completed for Paper Wings Color Combo Motivational

This last week Paper Wings Color Combo Motivational inspired us with the following color combo: Red, Green, Blue, Brown and White. I finally got some time to complete this card for the motivational! I am still working on one more card for a PW Motivational from this last week...maybe tomorrow ......

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - Color challenge Orange/Blue/Moss

Yet, another busy just flew by! I did get to try a new technique from Technique Junkies Newsletter. This technique is from a older issue it is called Designer Tiles. It is a very easy technique and I love the out come! I kept the card simple because I love the butterfly paper I used and I wanted them to be the focal point! I hope you enjoyed seeing this technique showcased!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Always looking for a new technique?

Earlier this month I broke down and purchased a subscription to Technique Junkie Newsletter. I am always on the look out for a new techniques to try....and I do love the newsletter that Pat Huntoon puts out! So whenever I get a few free minutes in the studio, I will be trying out a new technique from the newsletter. My earlier card called "Inspire" was a technique from one of Pat's newsletter and this is another card inspired from Pat using the technique called Scored Diamonds. I have to tell you cow on the right nose stuck to my scanner! I let my glaze dry for over 45 mins!!! I should have more patiences!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Paper Wing's April Blog Hop

I did this scrapbook page a while ago. I also made a card to go with it. I was intending to send it to The Angel Company for a contest..but I never got it into the mailbox! When I saw the April Blog Hop theme was weddings I decided I would share the layout with everyone! I will re-post the picture (hopefully it will come out better) tomorrow....I going to try to take it outside in the daytime with the nature light.

Making this page was so much fun! I enjoyed looking through my parent's wedding pictures to find the picture that I wanted to showcase. I also enjoyed seeing my parents and their wedding party. Most of my parent's wedding party were close family friends and we grew up knowing them all. The picture brings back many special memories we shared with them.

This picture also includes a picture of my Uncle Eddie (last man on the right) who passed away before any of my parent's children were born. I enjoy seeing pictures of my uncle and remembering all the wonderful stories that my grandmother shared with me about my father and his little brother.

When I scrap a page, I always enjoy the memories that are connected to the images that I am working with. It is funny, I seem to have tears in my eyes sometimes when I scrap! Even with the tears in my eyes I love scrapbooking! I always tell people in order to have those tears you have to have wonderful memories!! I hope that I have shared some of my memories with others and hopefully will open one of my scrapbooks someday and be able to share stories about my family and friends with some of our children's children!

All paper and images used were from The Angel Company. The papers were some of the free down loads from The Angel Company. The Angel company offers two different sets of free black and white paper which can be downloaded they are Black and White and More Black and White.

Hop over to my fellow Angel's blogs and see there creations for the April Blog Hop! Check them out....Rita K., Chelsea, Shirley, Teresa and Rita W.

Friday, April 16, 2010

April 16th Sketch Challenge from Blogger's Challenge

Well, here it is. I really did not get much time to put this card has been a busy week. The background panels are material and I did add a layer or two to the orginal sketch. The stamp I used is from The Angel Company (Fairtale Fun). I am looking forward to having more time to work on next week's challenge!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Running a few minutes behind but the winner is.......

Congrats to Selesie, you are the lucky winner in the raffle. Please email me at and give me your address and I will get the "Inspire" card out to you! I hope you or whoever you send it to will enjoy it!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Weekly Challenge from Bloggers Challenge

I have just joined a new group of blogger's that do some fun challenges. Today we had a blog was to alter something...I altered coasters...I gave up some Hacker-Pschorr coasters we had laying around to make this phone book. I purchased the image on the front page about 2 years ago in Wichita, KS at a TAC seminar. I wanted to make an altered phone book with it...and here it is! When the book is opened it shows the second page of the book and you will notice the picture of the person whose contact information is on the back of the page is now added to the center of the stamped image. I hope you enjoy the piece!

Artist Note Card

Here is another card from my playtime in the studio. I needed a note card to send to a friend and this is what I came up with. This is the same paper technique that I used for the Inspire card below. I just added some extra to it!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Here is my first completed project. I had so much fun doig this card. The technique I used was fun and it gave the card a wonderful artist look. I liked the main image so up that I put a magnetic backing on who ever I send the card to they can remove it and use it as a refrigerator magnetic!! As a gift to my loyal bloggers I will draw a name from all those that comment on this post and you will be placed in a drawing....and this card will be sent to the winner! Drawing will be held on April 15 at 6:00 PM!

In the studio with inky fingers

Wow, I woke up today and just had the urge to play with ink and gesso! I am having a wonderful hands are colorful covered in ink, my desk is a mess and I have tiny pieces of embossing powder all over my keyboard... I love feeling creative ....I plan on spending most of the day in the studio playing... I love to play in the studio..I feel like a kid!! May have to wear gloves when I go outside. Hey that will work the weather here in Chicago is cold and damp... Will post the finished item later today!

Update: How much fun am I having....I called work and took tomorrow off!! More time in the studio!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Doing a class with a Yahoo group is the sample card!

I will be teaching a stamping technique on masking with a newly formed Yahoo Group today! A dear friend of mine has just started a Yahoo group ( and has asked me to join and teach some classes via the Internet. I will be teaching different stamping and paper techniques with the group at least once a month....maybe more if I have the time! If you are interested in today's class it will be at 7PM tonight. This class will be done using mostly TAC stamps...I will be teaching two different masking techniques and a 3-D technique! Please feel free to join the group for the class, it you join the group let Maddie know that you are a friend of mine!