Monday, October 31, 2011

Anything goes and so it shall.

For Simon's anything goes this week I decided to add my paper pag shopping album which is a play off of Kathy Orta's build. I love all the different pockets and places to put things! It is a very fun project!

This album sold for $80 at the Dogs With Wings Silent Auction this year! I'll have to make more for next year! Check out my fundraising blog for more info about the charity!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Stripes for Simon

For Simon's this week, they wanted to see stripes. I made a couple of cards using my new spellbinders, some paper, and a few stamps. I really love this spellbinders! It cuts so clean and crisp. I bought some copic markers and have tried them out. I think I need more colors now!

Monday, September 26, 2011


Hey everyone! It has been so long since I have posted, but I have a few things I have been working on that will be coming up, including a box, totally made from scratch, to hold your reinkers, sticklers, and alcohol inks!!! Stay tuned.

For this week's Simon Says Stamp, Simon wants to see something "Manly!" So here is my card for this week. It includes Tim Holtz die cuts (gears) and his paper line, lost and found (the old photos of the men), plus a few other nice extras like the new clocks and watches from Jolee's! The golden gear is 7 gypseys. I really like how this came together! I also added some string around the buttons and some "remember" fabric to add another little touch. Let me know what you think!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Hi everyone, if you have wondered where I have been for 2 weeks, we finally received our autism service dog for our son! We had to do intense training for a week and then when we brought her home there was more work to be done! Check out Iris, isn't she beautiful! She is fitting in to the family really well! We are still fundraising so if you want to help out, please let us know! Check out my fundraising blog on the left side of the blog.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Simon Says Show White!

Hey everyone. I made this card for Simon Says Show White this week. I found it quite challenging and felt that it needed some texture to help make it stand out. I used the Martha Steward Punch for the back paper. For the front, I embossed the white paper using Tim's texture fades. I then adhered buttons, flower lace, and a die cut to the card. It is quite different for me, but that is the fun with doing these contests because you learn new things!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Grungy 18 and Simon says, Hey show a tag!

Hey everyone, what a busy week it has been! I finally had a chance to make something for this week's challenges. Of course Linda's and Simon says stamp! I love my new Tim Holtz world stamp, did I say I love it! I love it! This is dedicated to my husband, because he is my world. Have a great week everyone!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Grungy 17 & Simon says, Anything Goes...and it does.

Hey everyone. This week we are headed out on a quick vacation so I thought I would post today! Wow early hey! This will be for Linda's Grungy 17 sharing and for Simon Says Anything Goes! Check out this project! I have altered and thoroughly changed how this project template was originally designed. (By Kathy Orta) I made my shadow box shorter, on the other side, and my whole album is magnetically connected so you can take the album off! I think it is so great when you see something someone else has done and change it up to make it your own. I also used the rock hard Tim Holtz product on one of my front clocks, I like how it stands out! Check it out!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Grungy 16, Simon Says Newsprint!

Hey everyone, what a busy week. I managed to do a quick little project for this weeks Grungy 16 over at Linda's fabulous blog as well as a Simon Says Stamp. I kept on sewing this week! I had this beautiful small picture of my grandma and wanted to do something special with it, so I added the dictionary phrase "grace" as my grandma truly defines grace and put this together. I did the Tim Holtz technique also where you poke holes. I did it around the first mat, and that was kinda neat! The stars are grunge board and they have been inked. I added some greenery and some ribbon and wa-la! It isn't as fancy as other projects, but it was what I had time to do this week!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Big News!

Hey everyone a quick update on the autism service dog! We received a call this week that a dog will be placed with my son in about a month! This is very excited news! My son is very excited! Pictures will be posted once we find out which dog will be Tyler's! If you want to make something for auction to support this charity, please contact me privately. They will be having a big "Gala" event in November where there will be both silent and live auction items to bid on. We appreciate any support! Thanks so much!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Simon is talking about sewing!

I really wanted to do this challenge and get it up but yesterday my whole computer needed restoring and I had to re-install everything! Anyways, my project was done but I couldn't upload it! With everything back to normal in my "computer land" please find my entry for this week's Simon Says Sew Challenge. I really like what I have done. I don't usually do things like this (the dress form)! I rarely do fake stitching as I love sewing. Years ago I used to sew everything, but haven't done that in a bit. I love the little sweet embellishments and everything just goes together nicely! Check it out!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Grungy 14

Hey everyone! For this weeks Grungy challenge I have done this card. I love the colors and the shimmeriness! I cut out stamped butterflies to add some dimension to the card. I really liked this technique with the white paint sticking out!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Grungy 13 and Simon Says say a "word"

Hey everyone, for this weeks Grungy 13 I had some fun with alcohol inks. I loved the background. I did it on Ranger's Glossy Paper and wow, after I did the background with alcohol inks, did it ever look like glass!!! I almost didn't cover it! I also wanted to do my special "word" for Simon Says Stamp and used "love". I used a Tim Holtz Stamp as well as some brads, buttons, flowers, metal embellishments, and some blind to tie this all together. I colored in the stamp to add some color and depth to the stamped image. I really like how it turned out.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Grungy 12

Hey everyone. It has been a tough week with my hubby being in the hospital on and off. I think he is finally on the mend. I didn't have much time to do much on the grungy 12, but I did make this piece this evening.

Letter Holder

Hey, I recently made this! This is to hold letters and mail! I used an older collection of paper I have had for awhile along with the new Hero Arts/Basic Grey stamps. I love how this turned out! I used a making memories grommet for the top. I hope everyone likes it!

New Baby Boy Shopping Bag - Paper Bag Album

Hey everyone. Check out my baby boy shopping bag album. I just love the colors. This is an old K & Co paper line along with some other paper that went with it. I really love the colors. There are lots of pull out tags and openings. Let me know what you think!

KOScraps4u Baby Boy Shopping Paper Bag Album

This handmade album by KOScraps4u is a baby album that is combined in a shopping bag style with handles. The album consists of 10 pages and many tags, pull outs, and mats. Place your baby's pictures of keepsakes in this one of a kind album. Enjoy the tags, brads, clips, fabric elements, rub ons, stickers, sewing, and velum items to embellish this album.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Simon Says Stamp Torn Edges

Check out my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Torn Edges challenge! I love this look and put together some really cool Tim Holtz items and some great paper. I even made my own tattered flower which is a first for me! I used buttons, flowers, brads, die cuts, grunge board, thread, ink, bling, and wonderful pictures of my grandma as a young school girl! I also used the new Hero Arts stamp set! I love this one with the stamps and post cards! Let me know what you think!

Grungy 11

Hey check out my Grungy 11, from the challenges of Tim Holtz. I love the colors and really like this technique. I cut out butterflies and then glued them on top of the stamped image to add dimension and texture. I also added some perfect pearls to the butterflies!

I was asked what colors I used, I used many blues and browns. I used faded jeans, broken china, tumbled glass, and for the browns I used tea dye, brushed corduroy, and walnut stain. I love blue and brown together!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Grungy 10 and Simon Says "tag" challenge!

Hi everyone! I really had fun with this one! There are so many Tim Holtz Techniques. Of course the distressed inks and re-inkers were used. His stamp from his slight alterations collection, on the edge gear die which has been embossed with his black embossing powder. Also the gear from his other sizzix die which has been cracked with his crackle clear paint (and then inked over with black soot)! There is also another stamped image from Tim's mini collections used too. I inked it and then distressed the edges with my scissors! I attached this stamped image with the mini-attached and used alcohol ink to get rid of the silver staple look! I used some fibers that matched the color and wa-la!

This is my entry for this week's Grungy 10 and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is "show a tag" this week! Thanks for looking, tell me what you think!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Grungy 9 - One Stamp

This is for Linda's grungy 9 and also for Simon's Say Stamp contest! Well I have to say when I first saw this stamp I loved it because it had clocks and butterflies in it! I took the stamps and used Tim's technique with paint and clear embossing powder. It turned out great! I also put on some metal embellishments and made the little flowers. I just added some bling in the middle and it looks nice. I also used the gel roll pens to outline a few things of interest in the stamped area and to outline the flowers. The punch is a Martha Stewart punch. Anyways, this was a fun one.

I hope everyone has a good week! Look out this week as I hopefully will post my suit-case project. It is a suit case made of Tim's lost and found paper and metal accents, plus mini-album! Check back for it!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Grungy No. 8

Hey everyone! Check out my grungy 8! I loved this technique.