Friday, June 26, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 -- June

Another month, another tag. My time hasn't allowed for a lot of creating, but at least I've got the Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015 challenge  to keep me going. This is the June tag. It follows Tim's tag pretty faithfully. The plaid background is pretty cool up close. The iced latte is tempting me right now.

Monday, May 25, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 -- May

Happy Memorial Day to everyone. I finally got a chance to work in my studio, so I decided to work on the 12 Tags of 2015 challenge. I thought I'd give my tag a little Memorial Day flavor.  I thought that the image of the sailor was perfect for the day. I also love the sentiment "When nothing is sure, everything is possible."

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 April and March

Here is my version of the April tag for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015. I love this one. Tim's flowers are so pretty. I actually was able to get the background sprayed with the sprayer and the distress markers. WooHoo! There is nothing like a Tim tag to get my creative juices flowing.

As my blog shows I have been absent from my studio for quite a while. I'm fine. I just have extra "Nana duties" and no energy left over. I wasn't able to do my March tag in March, but I don't want to miss a month's tag, so I finished March too. I love the distress paint and tissue tape background.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


March is racing by and Easter is right around the corner.  This little girl (SweetStamps) in her Easter bonnet holding the adorable little bunny says it all. The image is colored using watercolor pencils. My card background and the E-A-S-T-E-R letters are kraft cardstock. The grass, egg diecuts, and ovals are all cut from Cheery Lynn Design dies.
I am entering this card in the following challenges: Cheery Lynn Designs -- Easter; Simon Says Monday Challenge -- B is for ...(bunny, bonnet); Kraft Journal -- take your pick (green, bunny, die cut, white, yellow); and SweetStamps -- anything goes.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lucky Green

March has finally arrived. Although we are still covered with snow here in Chicago, the weatherman is promising warmer temperatures in a couple of days. I sure hope he's right.
My card today, created with the Mojo Monday sketch in mind, celebrates St. Patrick's day. My card base uses kraft cardstock. The white background is dry embossed using a Tim Holtz background texture fade. The green panel and shamrocks are cut from glittery cardstock. The sentiment is one of the Tim Holtz stamps and is framed with glossy gold. The card is finished with a pearl embellishment that I have hoarded for a long, long time.
I am entering this card in these challenges: Mojo Monday -- sketch challenge; Simon Says Monday challenge -- just a hint of clover; Kraft Journal --St. Patrick's Day; Great Impressions -- go green; Art With Heart Challenge -- go green.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 -- February and January

What do I do when my muse takes a vacation? ... I decide to work on tags for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015. For me this is a great muse booster. Here is my version of Tim's February tag.

Last month got away from me and I wasn't able to work on the January tag. While I was in tag mode this week I decided to work on January's tag. I have been keeping up with the monthly tags since the beginning, so I didn't want a void in my collection.

Friday, February 13, 2015

If I Had a Star...

It was love at first sight for this die from Heartfelt Creations (Spellbinders). I cut two of the diecuts from glossy red cardstock to use as my frame for the sentiment (Quietfire). This is my Valentine for my Sweetie. Even though the frame is quite ornate, it is really a CAS card. I love the bright glossy red against the white cardbase.
I am entering my card into these challenges: Bloggers Challenge -- love is in the air; Tuesday Throwdown -- love is in the air; City Crafter --you matter; Word Art Wednesday -- anything goes; Fashionable Stamping -- black, white, hint of red; Great Impressions - love, love, love; V's Sweet Ideas -- red, white, or pink; Dies R Us -- hearts.