Thursday, September 1, 2016

CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge and New Papers!

No, this is not a repeat of a recent post, I just wanted to highlight  the other products I used to create this card. Everything except the stamp is from Close To My Heart!  What did you say? You haven't seen this gorgeous paper yet? That's because it just became available today in our new Holiday Expressions Idea Book!
The paper is Swan Lake and you are going to love all the beautiful Fall creations you will be able to make with this paper pack. Be sure you take a look at my CTMH website where you will also find our gorgeous new Christmas papers and the new mini City Sidewalks Digital Cricut Cartridge!!

Speaking of Cricut cartridge, I cut the flowers and wreath on this card with the amazing Flower Market Cartridge from CTMH. You will love every one of the 700 images on this cart!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Inspired Stamps Scripture Card

Time for another visit to Inspired Stamps! For today's card I used the 2x2 Joshua 1:9 stamp. These Scripture stamps are the perfect size for a card. This scripture stamp is one I use often to encourage friends and family going through a difficult time. Be sure to stop by the Inspired Stamps blog to see what the rest of the team created.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Scrapbooking With Inspired Stamps

Inspired Stamps are not just for making cards or art journaling. I love to incorporate the adorable His Little Ones stamps into my scrapbook layouts, especially those of my grand daughter!

Today I used the HLO: Summer Girl stamp to embellish this LO of "K" having fun in the water. I heat embossed the stamp with black embossing powder to create "barrier lines" for watercolors. This allows me to quickly fill in the areas with water colors without them mixing.

Be sure to check out the other creations on the IS blog

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tim Holtz Came to Texas!

I, and a friend,  had an amazing experience, last weekend, taking a class taught by Tim Holtz. He finally made it to The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, TX. Carolyn and her crew have the best creative store I have ever been to and they ran an organized and hospitable weekend of classes.

Tim was an excellent instructor who paced his class perfectly and gave personal attention to all 45 students in the class. He offered great feedback and gave out positive comments to everyone's work. Mario is so kind and the hardest worker I've seen and he was not above changing light bulbs or cleaning craft mats.

It was fascinating to see how everyone started with the same basic materials but each made far different projects. I was glad to work with many products that I had wanted to try. The Distress Crayons are one 'product I wanted to try before buying. I loved having their creator telling me how  to use them! They were an integral part of this project and I now have them in my stash.  They were easy to work with and added so much depth to the project. My new fave product for using in Mixed Media is the Collage Medium.We used the crazing style and it added beautiful texture.

This is the result of the 3 hour class. I made this with my grandchildren in mind and I chose osme elements to convey a message. I have a grand daughter and grandson who are represented by the vintage children's photo. They are the children of our eldest son who is represented by the #5, his number from football and baseball days. Of course life is "grand" with these precious babies,  who we "handle with care" and who were "special delivery" from God above.

I had a blast at this class and hope to have the opportunity to take another "Tim" class in the future.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Inspired Stamps Bible Art Journal Stamps

Today I am sharing a card using the Inspired Stamps Colorable Words Bible Journaling stamp set. This set is great for using in your Journaling artwork, especially if you don't like your handwriting. It has several words to stamp and color with your favorite medium. I used a premade watercolor pocket card that already had the gold arrows imprinted on it. I then used a MISTI to align and stamp the words. Last step was to use a waterbrush and watercolors to brush the color over the words. A very quick card to make that packs a punch!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Baby on My Mind-Inspired Stamps

It's great to be back! I have much to share about my absence but for today I am sharing a baby card using Inspired Stamps' HLO Sincerely Girl stamp. I chose to use watercolors and a water brush to color her. It is a relaxing past time and I like the soft, imperfect look.

I chose to do a baby card because it seems babies are being born all around me, including my precious new grandson!.  So, I need to have a good stack of baby cards on hand.

I hope you will stop by the IS Blog and see the other cards using their cute character stamps. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Stuff Mimi Makes

I have a companion blog that I have started for my creations I make for my grand daughter, Today's post is all about her 1st birthday party decor. Please check out HERE,