Monday, February 27, 2012

Journal for Lisa

Time for another journal.    This is one I made for my friend, Lisa.   She's a dancer and is hilarious.  Very expressive and fun.  Just a joy to be around.

The journal is a bit subdued, I suppose, but I love the quote I found to put on it.  No idea who to credit it to.  It seems a bit blurred in the picture.  It says "Beauty without expression is boring."

I really like the way this one turned out.  Simple, but elegant.
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The curio knob looks like its off center, but it isn't.   I'm anal...remember.   It just looks that way in the photo.

I painted the wood hanging plaque in Brushed Corduroy Distress Crack Paint, but did NOT like how it turned out, so after it dried, I just added some gold Alcohol Ink Mixative.  Perfect!!!

Here is a list of the products I used:
Paper:  Classic Chic paper from Basic Grey Little Black Dress Collection
Scroll Gaffer Tape: 7 Gypsies
Wooden Hanging: KaiserCraft Flourish Pack - Hanging Plaques
402 Sticker:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Crowded Attic Salvage Stickers
Knob:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Curio Knobs

See you soon!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Celebration of Mom

Today's post is near and dear to my heart.  It's all about my mom.   She's 76 and going strong.  Seems young as ever and still the party girl.

The pictures represent moments from her life from a little girl on the farm, to a teenager, marriage to my dad, the rugrats when we were little, a picture of her and my dad on their 50th wedding anniversary, and the whole family on our trip to the Outer Banks to celebrate.  Good times!   They'll be married 56 years this year!! :)

I used the Artist Printer's tray from 7 Gypsies.  Here is a picture of the whole tray.  There's a bit of a glare in places.  It was hard to get a good picture without glare.

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The papers I used were from the Bo Bunny Gabrielle Collection.  I used a lot of other products as well.  Here's a close up of each section.
The jewels are from Prima, the heart die is Tim Holt'z Alterations Mini Hearts Set, the seam binding ribbon was dyed using Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist in Blue Patina, Green Patina, and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

The charm is made up of 7 Gypsies Loop & Hook and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baubles, Muse Tokens, and Locket Keys. The mini spools and fabric flowers are Maya Road.  The dress form is Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix die Mini Sewing Room.  I also use Tim Holtz Alterations Ornate On the Edge die.  The hanger clip is Tim Holtz Idea-ology.

The butterfly is a Martha Stewart Punch.  The "angel mother" quote I typed.  It's a quote from Abraham Lincoln that I love.  The satin flower is Bo Bunny.  In the lower left, the stamp is Tim Holtz for Stamper's Anonymous, the handle is 7 Gypsies.  This  panel opens up to reveal "Keep an adventurous heart." which is from Stamper's Anonymous.  The lower right is made up of dyed ribbons, the little flowers are from Maya Road and I died them with Perfect Pearls Mist in Blue Patina and Ranger Peach Bellini Alcohol Ink.  The brown ric rac is Maya Road and the button is a vintage button I picked up along my journeys.  The vials are Tim Holtz Idea-ology.
In the upper right, the butterfly dies are from Memory Box.  Love them!  The quote say "When I want to see love defined, I look at you." It's from Tim Holtz for Stamper's Anonymous.  The ric rac die is from My Favorite Things.  The rosette and bird dies are from Memory Box.  In the last frame, the stamp saying is from Verses and the butterfly images are a Martha Stewart punch. 
Sorry for such a long post today.  But, I hope you enjoyed.  Talk to you soon.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mercer Rose Wreath - Memory box

I love the stamps and dies that go together like today's feature, the Mercer Rose Wreath.  It's so delicate and beautiful.

Of course, I had to make it grungy.  I guess that just shows how versatile Memory Box stamps and dies are!

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

MB Blog Blitz - Chloe Stem

If you follow the Memory Box Design Team blog - Outside the Box, you know that this week we are having a blog blitz.  Give aways every day this week just for leaving a comment.

Today it was my turn to post with the new collection from Memory Box.  This is one of my favorite collections yet!  Something for everyone.

When Dave Brethauer, the owner of Memory Box, sent us pictures of the new dies, I immediately knew I was going to use the Chloe Stem die (98321)'s so MOD!!   But, I also love grunge.  This card combines both of these styles.

Here are the details....
  • Stamp Vintage Dreams (G1838) with a watermark ink (like Versamark) onto a piece of Parchment paper and heat emboss with fine detail clear embossing powder.  Trim this piece down and distress with a combination of Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, and Dusty Concord Distress Inks using ink blending tool and foam.  Then adhere this piece to Licorice paper.  Adhere to a mat cut from the new Aloe paper and then adhere to a Sky Note Card (also one of the new colors).
  • Stamp Wishing You a Happy Day (B1853) onto parchment paper and adhere to Bistro Label (98210) die cut from Licorice paper.
  • Attach this piece to the front of the card with bakers twine.
  • Die cut Chloe Stem (98321) from Wildbloom 12 X 12 paper (also part of the Viola 6 X 6 paper pack)
  • Yes, I added Stickles to the blooms and once the Stickles were dry, I topped them with Glossy Accents.
  • Attach the Chloe Stem to the card front and you're set!
Check out all the details on how to win prizes over on the Outside the Box blog!

Talk to you soon!