Saturday, December 11, 2010

Another TH Inspired

This card made me fall in love w/Pumice Stone distress ink.  I love how light it looks in the b/g trees!!!  This includes flowersoft & the swirly made out of grungepaper.  I don't know what that green ribbon is but it's beyond YUM!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

More TH Inspired

More from the Archiver's class.  This is NOT my favorite!  I did enjoy using the paint daubers on the numbers.  Those are on my wishlist.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Finally, some Christmas!!

Weeks ago, I took a Tim Holtz inspired class at Archivers.  I LOVED it.  I told hubby I want the Valentine's one for a Christmas gift!!  I learned things I didn't know and ALOT that I did (which was good 'cause the class was 4 hours long as it was.  If I was dumber, I would have NEVER gotten thru!!!)

Ok, so this tag introduced me to Grungepaper.  I've used (and loved) grungeboard but this was my first time HEARING of grungepaper.  It's similar in texture (and smell!) but much thinner.  We die cut the flower out of the paper, texturized it (for the record, grungeBOARD can be texturized too!) and inked it with fire brick red distressing ink.  We stamped the reindeer in fire brick & then heat embossed it (I forget that distress inks can be embossed!!).  Then we cut & added the letters, distressed & inked the paper (this is where I learned how to use the ink tool that I've had for MONTHS & never could figure out what to do with it!!)  Easy peasy!!

All paper is Bo Bunny.  All stamps & inks are Tim Holtz/Ranger etc.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

More Random ATCs

 One of these things is not like the others.  Can YOU pick out the one that doesn't belong??  LOL  Well, they are all inter-related; 3 changito's and the surfing one "goes" w/the innertube one, right?  LOL  Email me if you want to know anything about these. 

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I live in Southern IL, near StL. I've been married to Scott for 26 years and we have 2 kids: Becca 21 & Nick 19. We have a kitty named Jack. I work as a medical biller. Scott is an auditor & travels about 2 weeks of the month.