Wow, saw this gorgeous vintage Christmas Card on Richele Christensen’s blog and knew I had to try something like this for my Christmas Cards this year. There are so many possible ways to use these techniques; my mind is spinning. I love the use of the texture paste to create a watercolor surface to use with the distress markers. The Stampers Anonymous stencils and stamps are perfect for my vintage heart. And to top it off – distress glitter – I love the vintage feel of the distress glitters. I think I will have to have them all. Hope this will inspire you as much as it did me. Now it’s time to go shopping for some new supplies!
I am so thrilled to be offering my first mixed media class: Mixed Media Assemblage Clock! It’s this Saturday, July 12, from 12:30 to 2:30. It features the Tim Holtz Assemblage Clock, Distress Paint Dabbers, Jewelry Pendant, and lots of Paper Flowers and Ribbon. So cute. You have to see it to believe it. Continue reading
Remember the July 4th Décor Inspiration I posted earlier? Well, I decided to give this project a try…and here is my finished banner. It’s two-sided so I can hang it on a door frame between rooms if I want to.
I started with some leftover paper from the Tim Holtz Seasons Paper Pad and Some Cordenations Solid Cardstock. I used this 3D Star Template to cut out my star tips.
Are you ready for some relaxation and fun (also known as crafting therapy)? I know I am! Well, why not join me this Saturday for some crafty classes?!
Have you ever wanted to see what scrapbooking is all about? Well, here’s your chance. This Saturday, June 28, 2014, I will be hosting a Scrapbooking 101 Class from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. The class is free, but you will need to purchase some supplies and bring along ten to twenty photos of your choice. I will take you through the organizational processes, basic design considerations, and essential tools and how to use them properly. We will work on a basic page layout before you leave the class to get you started on the scrapbooking journey.
Then I hope you will stick around for the Distress Tags Class from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. We will explore blending and distressing techniques using the wonderful Ranger Distress Ink Pads and Stampers Anonymous clear acrylic stamps and #8 manilla tags. Take these techniques and create your own wonderful bookmarks, gift tags and journal tags for your scrapbook pages. You will be in love with ‘Distress’ by the time we are done. This will be the last time this class is offered. Continue reading
I just saw this project in the Scrapbook Expo Weekly Scrapper newsletter and can’t wait to try it out. I have some wonderful leftover Tim Holtz 4th of July papers that would work really well for this project. So dig out your distress ink pads and let’s do some distressing! I’m thinking this would be interesting to do with a Christmas theme as well. What do you think? So hop on over to Lori Williams’ blog – Pinkcloud Scrappers – for the project directions and then change it up and make it your own.