Tuesday, September 30, 2014


I've been experimenting a LOT with Mixed Media lately
as well as moving more into tag making.
This tag came out with a few imperfections...
but it's a step in a new direction anyway.
I had MEANT to lightly mist the tag with a bit of Tattered Leather and ended up with a GLOB of Haunted Shadow.
Don't know, Don't how but it's there now!!! LOL
Paper and Die Cut:October Afternoon
Epoxy Words:Glitz Design
Trim and Gems:Recollections
Mist:Tattered Angels
Pigment Ink:Color Box
Gold Embossing Powder:WOW
Stamp and Dye Ink:CTMH
Coarse Texture Gel:Liquitex
Tinted Powder:Lindy's Stamp Gang
Chipboard:Blue Fern Studios
This is my entry for the Blue Fern Studios
I used Bits of Honey chipboard on this tag to interperet the ring elements of the sketch. I also Gold Embossed cut-out pieces from Quaterfoil Garden Panels for the flowers.
I very proudly purchased by BFS chipboard from

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Night Light

I'm up on the SWAT blog today with a Special Ops tutorial for this classy night light.
Check it out {HERE}!

Instructions for the stars can be found {HERE}!
Paper:DCWV, Recollections, Martha Stewart
Paint:Plaid, Ink-a-Gold
Light String:Hobby Lobby
Punches:Kreaxions #303 & #909

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Make a Wish

Stars are one of my favorite shapes!
They have great symbolism for both my dreamy and creative sides.
While playing around with my Kreaxions Punches and Circle Cutter I discovered the exact measurements for making a star using Punch #303.
It's hard to see in the photo, but the stars and border are made with sparkly gold vellum and the alpha is glittery silver.
This card is sure to make someone feel special!
Paper:Recollections, The Paper Studio
Gems:Jolees, MME
Punches:Kreaxions #303 and #909
 Alpha:Making Memories
To Make the Stars:
Kreaxions Circle Cutter and Punch #303
Step 1: Cut a 3 inch circle.
Step 2: Using a protractor mark 5 sections at 72 degrees each.
Step 3: Use Punch #303 on each line.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Snow Day

SWAT:Drill #40
Early this year we had several snow days for extreme cold.
Since we were not alerted till the morning of the day off we were already up early. We used the extra time to read books together!
~ Snow Day ~
Stop by the blog and see the interpretations of the sketch by the rest of the Design Team!
Paper, Alpha, Stickers, Chip Board, Border Strip:
October Afternoon
Card Stock:Bazill
Embossing Folder:Provo Craft
Tiny Type:Authentique
Gems:My Minds Eye
Mist:Heidi Swapp
Enamel Accents:Ranger
Trim:May Arts
Border Punches:Kreaxions #907 & #312

Monday, September 15, 2014

Scarlet Gilia

Paper Girls Challenge # 64
There are SO many ways to add water colors to your paper projects.
I used a good old water color box...you know, the $1 kind.
Come see how the Paper Girls got messy!
~ scarlet gilia ~
These photos were taken in Wyoming.
I took a quick trip over there this summer and was rewarded by thousands of wildflowers in bloom!!!
Paper:Scrapberrys, MME
Alpha:American Crafts
Enamel Dots:Teresa Collins, MME
Water Colors:Rose Art
Border Punch:Kreaxions #306

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Best Wishes

 SWAT Drill #39
Primary Colors
SWAT's latest challenge is up!
Stop by the blog and see our fun projects.
~ Best Wishes ~
 These flowers are doilies made from Drafters Vellum
and Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch #905. I painted the tips with water colors then folded the circle in half and then into thirds. 
Paper:Crate Paper, MME
Drafters Vellum:Bruning
Trim:Creative Charms
Netting:Webster's Pages
Ink:Close To My Heart
Stamp:Clear Arts
Punches:Kreaxions #905, #910
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Disappearing Act

Today I'm up at Memorable Seasons with a Sunburst Tutorial. Stop by the blog and get some tips for adding this fun look to your layouts!
~ Disappearing Act ~
Trim:Memorable Seasons Kit, CTMH
Card Stock:Memorable Seasons Kit
Alpha:American Crafts
Paper, Tickets, Buttons, Chipboard:
October Afternoon

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ready for 3rd Grade

Paper Girls Challenge #63
Today we are challenging you to use school themed products on your layouts. Most of my products came from Farm House Paper Co. "302". I love how their vintage office themed supplies
are perfect for school layouts.
~ Ready for 3rd Grade ~
This photo was taken at open house night for Lori's elementary school. She loved third grade and learned SO MUCH from Mrs. Wahlstrand.
Paper:Farm House Paper, 7-Gypsies
Journal Cards:October Afternoon
Gems, Safety-Pin:Michael's
Washi:Crafty Steals, Japan, Target
Chipboard Stickers:Farm House Paper
Spray Ink:Ranger
Trim:Memorable Seasons Kit
Alpha:American Crafts
Tiny Type:Pink Paislee
Border Punch:Kreaxions #910