February 13, 2018

Heartfelt Friendship

A Valentine's Day tag? Sure! Why not? I'll be sending this to my dear friend, Thelma, who got me started in paper crafting and always makes her Valentine's Day cards special with a commemorative postmark from Loveland.

I'm linking this to a special Simon Says Stamp blog post, Send a Card to a Friend Day (for a chance to win a $100 gift card--whoo-hoo!).

Supplies used: Authentique Classique "Pretty" paper, tinted paper doilies, washi tape, Scribbles, a white Gelly Roll pen and Idea-ology design tape (Chatter).

February 07, 2018

Feeling Noteworthy

The bird's crown is a Remnant Rub. Many of the older rubs have been discontinued. I am unhappy about that because I find them so useful. So I have no other choice but to hoard them.

Anyway, today my intention was to make a valentine-themed tag but I veered off-course (a good excuse to try again later) and made this tag instead.

The botanical bits came from an older 7 Gypsies paper collection called Conservatory. A vintage Germania postage stamp, scraps from a book page and yes, more Remnant Rubs (don't get me started) were also used.

I thought I'd speak a bit about my dotted border. As I use this decorative element quite often, I have a few tips in case you want to give it a go. I prefer Scribbles which is a dimensional fabric paint but also use Liquid Pearls.

When applying, don't touch the applicator tip to the paper as you will get a splotch instead of a dot. Rather, gently squeeze some out from the tip and delicately touch only the drop/paint to the paper then pull it away. Don't worry if it peaks a little, it will settle as it dries.

If you goof-up (and you will, it's inevitable)--fear not. Just keep a toothpick handy and scrap off the mistake as best you can. Then move on. Keep dotting ahead. Afterwards, you can go back to the boo-boo and use a knife to scrape away the dried bits that might still be there. Then put your new dots back in. I had two areas on this tag that I had to re-do and no one (except you) will ever know.

February 02, 2018


Hello and welcome to this stop in the
Creativation 2018 Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away!

Here are three mini-framed panel collages made for the masculine side of the Idea-ology booth. They feature the new collage paper (Botanical), paper dolls, clippings stickers, design tape, paper stash, hinge clips, star adornments and ephemera.

The backgrounds are vintage postcards.

CHA 2018
CHA 2018

If you are interested in the construction details or want to see the other pieces I made for the show, I've posted about them here.

How grateful I am to be included in an event with so many talented and creative artists--all thanks to the wonderful world of Tim Holtz!

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*Give Away Details
There will be PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES to give away! Just leave a comment on the blog hop posts for a chance to win (the more blogs you comment on the better your chances). Comments must be posted by midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7 on Richele's blog.(californiaARTgirl.blogspot.com)