Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Small World- Halloween Book

As I mentioned in my previous post, the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie is to make or alter something small in a Shabby Chic or Vintage way.  At first when I thought of altering this little book, I was hesitant to use a Halloween theme since it is still 2 months away; but at the same time I was excited to use my new Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2, purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

The images in this set are small (about 1 1/2 x 2") so I gathered some old Halloween stamps to incorporate into my little book.  Halloween is actually one of the few holidays I decorate for and I now have an 'art niche' which the little book will fit into nicely in the little vignette.  I picked up the little blank book about 4 years ago in a dollar bin (had to search for it since the recent move!), and I'm embarrassed to say how little I've used some of these old stamps...a couple of the packages had not even been opened after about 5 years.

So, I made up 8 little 'pages' to start with and added them to the little blank book.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Small World-Small Gift

It's a Small, Small World over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  The challenge this week is to make or alter something small in a shabby chic or vintage way...this one isn't too vintage or shabby chic, so I started another project which I'll post later; but it was small so I decided to share anyhow.  I was recently given a wine stopper and the paper insert wasn't covered with any type of sealant so I decided to alter it as a gift for my neighbor who mentioned she needed a wine stopper!


  So I searched my stash for some 'small' stamp images to fit inside the 1 1/4" circle. 

I came up with a few oldies and was going to use the little hummingbird image (my neighbor does NOT like hummingbirds...in her previous neighborhood they were rampant and she always felt like she was being 'dive bombed' when she went out on her deck...insert me being sarcastic!)  Anyhow, my hubby liked the 'Enjoy' since after all it is intended for use as a wine stopper!  So I decided to use the hummingbird, attached to a Tim Holtz Fragments Charm, as a gift tag...and I was able to use my new Tim Holtz Mini Stencil to decorate the gift box... I was so happy with it I think I'll search for more wine stopper blanks to make as gifts!

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Monday, July 25, 2016

All Lined Up - Birthday

It's been a busy year for my middle son...engagement, wedding, new baby, and his birthday in about 10 days...so I thought this piece of old scrapbook paper would fit perfectly for his birthday card this year as well as for the challenge at Frilly and Funkie - All Lined Up.

This challenge is to 'think in straight lines! Be it rows or columns, stripes or even grids'.  As always the Frilly and Funkie Team has some awesome inspiration for the challenge...pop on over for a visit.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - July

Well, I wrote a nice little post about this and must have forgotten to hit Publish! Guess I'll try to recreate it!

This tag was inspired by two challenges and a trip...

The first challenge is for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016-July. The technique challenge is to use Watercolor Resist and Layered Words.

The second challenge is for Frilly and Funkie - All In The Family.

The trip is the real inspiration behind this tag.  We are taking a Mini Family Reunion Cruise to Alaska...(thus the little charm of a steering wheel from a ship)...and the Family and Alaska words...Sorry I had all my supplies listed but then lost my post...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pastel and Pearls

This is my first attempt at Canvas Decoupage...I need more practice! But I wanted to play in the Frilly and Funkie - Pastels and Pearls Challenge because I had been holding on to this cute pearl embellishment with the letter 'C' for Cambria, my first grandchild.

So, I've never owned much in the way of pink paper, but I did pick up a couple of pink themed DSP when I found out I was having a granddaughter...I should have just started from scratch!  I didn't have the right color ink or the right color paper for the flowers...so I had to do some serious adapting.  In the end I think it is 'just okay', but you've got to start somewhere, right?  I did have fun with the pearls!  Thanks for the challenge!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - June

My tag was inspired by a long overdue visit to the optometrist this month. I must say I feel rather guilty about waiting so long to have my eyes checked and only finally went because my eyesight seemed to be getting so much worse the past few months.

Tissue Wrap Collage and Stencil Plaid

I did purchase some of the Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Plain to try stamping on and layering with collage medium, but I didn't have the Tim Holtz Stencil Stripes so I used an old striped stamp to make my plaid with Pumice Stone and Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I thought about using my burlap stencil but in the end liked the look of the striped/plaid.

...Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 - June

Stamp: Tim Holtz Visual Artistry City Central
Die: Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Steampunk
Embellishments: Typed Tokens, Mini Gears

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

In all things of nature...

The current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie is Let The Words Do The Talking.

I have always loved the font on this stamp from Sheena Easton, but I've never had occasion to use it. The limited space on this Frame makes it a little difficult to get too Frilly or Funkie and still have room for the image and the sentiment, but what can I say, I was running out of time once again.

Actually, the project I made for the previous challenge, Oh The Places You'll Go (the beach), would have worked well for this one as well, since the sentiment is one of my favorite quotes...and I missed the posting by one minute!  That's what I get for waiting till the last minute. 

I've been busy working on a fundraiser for 'Blogs 4 Boobies' to raise money for The Susan G. Komen Foundation, and have put most of my creative efforts into that...along with a baby shower gift bag and tag.

Anyhow, thanks for stopping by!