Sunday, August 30, 2009

Peeks of things to come...

Busy, busy, busy....much to come, soon I are some peeks....

I don't think my room's every been quite THIS well utilized....

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Trial and Error

Ok, so not everything turns out on paper like we see it in ours heads, does it? I had this idea to paint a high contrast (just black and white, no mid tones) portrait of myself over a background created using the serendipity technique I demo'ed in this post. It didn't turn out QUITE how I imagined it. Don't get me wrong, it's still cool in its own way. I think next time I will try watercolors in a brown tone so that the the background can still be seen through the paint. Also, I discovered I need to be a little more careful about what I put in my background. One piece of orange scrap ended up dominating my face and one corner of a dark red piece of scrap ended up hiding most of the detail in my right eye.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Wow, it's taken a long time for me to get around to documenting this, but here is what I bought at CHA (happy birthday to me!):
- Heidi Swapp rub-ons (4)
- Heidi Swapp masks (1 large alpha, 2 small)
- Heidi Swapp wing stamps
- Tim Holtz Christmas stamps
- Cornish Heritage Farms stamps (3 large)
- Unity Stamps (2)
- Glimmer Mist (12, buy 5 get one free)
- Corner Chomper
- I-top set (tool, extra large head, carry case, 3 punches, 1 of each size of brad)
- Extra I-top brads (3 small, 4 medium, 3 large)
- Extreme Glitter (free sample)
- 1 lb of mixed buttons (free for filling out a survey)

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Welcome new blog followers ...Tara... and Kim. Glad you found me! Please feel free to introduce yourselves, I'd love to get to know you.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tim Holtz's Ideaology Intrigue Class are the photos from Tim's Ideaology Intrigue class...

This one is my favorite...

Tim Holtz's Patchwork Pandemonium Class

Pictures from Tim's Patchwork Pandemonium class can be seen in this post. Here is my finished project, which I actually was able to FINISH in class!
Look! Tim autographed my project (second square from the bottom on the right hand side).

This really was a fun project, and I have the supplies to create a couple more with different "feels" to them. Keep an eye out.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Donna Downey's Fabric Scrapbooking Class

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I had a BIG 30-something birthday this year. CHA was nice enough to schedule its first ever consumer show, right here in central Florida, just for me on my birthday. And because of CHA, I got to celebrate with Tim Holtz and Donna Downey.

Here are some photos of the album I created in Donna Downey's fabric scrapbooking class. I'll be posting photos of Tim's classes over the next few days.

Cover: I guessoed the cover (including ribbon) during the class and painted it after I got back home. I added the white dots with a Sharpie paint pen. Obviously, I haven't finished it yet. Inside Cover: After I got home I covered the inside cover with a piece of fabric that makes me VERY happy.

All of the inside pages were created in class, some are more complete than others.
The class was 5 hours long and I was EXHAUSTED at the end and we still didn't get everything done! Here are a few photos from class:

Friday, August 7, 2009


Welcome new blog followers Phee and Lily's Momma! Sorry for the delayed welcome, I've been on a bit of a vacation. Please feel free to introduce yourselves, I'd love to get to know you.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Canvas Title Blocks

I made these 7x9 inch canvas title blocks for my Halloween handmade embellishment swap on 2Ps:
The first title block uses Tim Holtz's web mask, graphite Glimmer mist, and Tim Holtz's skeleton stamp and includes stitching, an embossed title, and a felt star. The title reads "U Look Fabulous".

The second title block uses Tim Holtz's fence mask, slate Glimmer mist, frosted lace Stickles, Tim Holtz's Happy Halloween stamp, a Sizzix bat die, and Making Memories bat stamps and includes stitching, a flocked paper bat, and rhinestones.
The third title block uses Tim Holtz's bird and web stamps, black Stickles, and Technique Tuesday letter stamps. The title reads "Something wicked this way comes".