Thursday, December 1, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Project #13 - Halloween Shrine

This medium size Halloween Shrine started with an eco-shrine and copper German scrap, both from Artchix Studios. The images are cutouts from vintage Halloween postcards.

The front background paper is from Graphic 45, and the back background paper is from DCWV. Both were distressed with black soot distress ink.

Halloween Project #12 - Distressed Halloween Card

The original vintage postcard was very distressed from age, so I decided to distress the whole card. The front and back of the card has a background that was digitally distressed, and the edges were inked with black soot distress ink. I continued the look around the edges of the cut out image with a Tim Holtz paper distresser and coordinating distress ink. The small pumpkins were stickers I distressed with ink to match the large pumpkin. I finished the card with a bold orange piece of retro lace and a black epoxy "Happy Halloween" sticker.

Halloween Project #11 - Halloween Clown Card

I love making cards with images that are reproductions of vintage postcards, and Halloween is my favorite holiday to do so.

I also love stacking layers, some raised and some flush, on my cards. This one has six layers.
Halloween project #10 can be found on my other blog: The Other Side of Char-

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Project #9

This small Halloween Shrine was so much fun to make using my own vintage images, copper German scrap and a small eco-shrine (both from Artchix Studios)

back of shrine

Project #8 - Vintage Witch Card

This image is a reproduction of a vintage Halloween postcard.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Projects # 5, 6, and 7

Halloween projects # 5, 6, and 7 are posted on my other blog: The Other Side of Char- .

Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Project #4

Hallween Project #4 can be found on my other blog: The Other Side of Char-.

Halloween Project #3

Another Halloween scene using more paper from the Eeeek! kit by Kristmess and characters from the move by Jolee. This one is titled, "I Am the Pumpkin King!"

Halloween Project #2

"A Nightmare Before Christmas" scene was created by using a digital paper, slightly tweaked, from Eeeek! by Kristmess and Jolee's characters from the movie.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Free Hybrid Schoolhouse Mini Album

Before we get into the Oct 31 rush, here is a hybrid project I made using the "Ready For School" kit by Connie Prince. This was such a fun kit to work with.

You can download this project free on Connie Prince's blog: Designs by Connie Prince

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Project #1

I always stamp extras when I use a stamp and color them later. I cut them out once they are completed, and these Halloween ones needed a safe home. I hunted around my house and found an old cigar box that needed a lot of repair. I practically rebuilt the box before covering it in Halloween themed goodness. I thought it was fitting to make this my first Halloween Project for 2011.

Travel Journal prototype

This is the prototype travel journal that I made before figuring out how to make the smaller hybrid one. I used papers from the Transatlantique Collection by Graphic 45.

It is a lot like the Christmas planner I made last year.

I am not sure who originated the design (sorry). I have seen lots of versions on the internet.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Be on the lookout for this year's 13 Halloween Projects!

This year's 31 Halloween Projects will start soon. They will share posts between this blog and my other blog: The Other Side of Char, and there will be links on both blogs each day.

Hybrid Travel Journal

Recently I had the pleasure of working with another fun digital kit by Connie Prince.
Here is a link to part 1 of a free Hybrid Travel Journal I made using the Globe Trotters Digital Kit .

Here is the link to part 2 which includes journal tags decoration.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Raven and Scaredy Cat BigZ Dies for Sale

I just placed (2) Raven and Scaredy Cat BigZ dies for sale in my brand new Zibbert Store:
These are brand new, never used, never opened steel dies of the raven and the cat:
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Tim Holtz Alterations BigZ "Raven and Scaredy Cat" steel die by Sizzix.
Brand new, never used, never opened! Retails @ $20.00

I am selling them for $12.99 plus shipping. Check it out, and bookmark my store. I will be adding more items soon.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pearls and Lace

Here is a tag I made for a challenge on OWSE. It will go on a much bigger piece/collection I am working on about Paris.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Simon Says Stamps Challenge

This week Simon Says ANYTHING GOES. Here is a quick card for when you forget about needing one. I almost forgot someone's birthday tomorrow. She likes simple cards thankfully. I made this for Simon Says challenge this week.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Life's a Beach

Here is my latest hybrid project using Connie Prince's "Fun In The Sun" kit. It is my version of a Matchbook Mini Album. I had a lot of fun making it and you can too. You can download the complete project for FREE on Designs by Connie Prince.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

First blog challenge/giveaway on the Paper Wishes blog

This tag was made for the first blog challenge/giveaway on the Paper Wishes blog. The following items were used in creating the tag:
stamp is from the Vintage Ladies Stamps set
Taffy and Moonlight Smooch to color the flowers
Pebbles Inc Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones for the green leaves, Shimmers for the pink blend on face
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint
ribbon is from the Sheer Ribbon Collection
brads are from the Halloween Finished in a Flash! scrapbook kit
adhesive pearls are by K and Company
Copics: BG18 Teal Blue, V09 Violet, and E74 Cocoa Brown

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dell came through!

I had a Dell notebook that overheated and burned my leg. I also had insurance on that same Dell notebook. Dell replaced my notebook with a newer/better notebook without any hesitations. Now, I know you are probably saying that Dell should have done this, but don't you just love it when a company steps up and corrects/does what it should do without a fight. Thanks Dell! You are back on my good side again.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day card

If you forgot to make your Father's Day card this year, don't worry. Here is a free download for this card made with Connie Prince' digi kit ""Do It Yourself Project" .  It is located on her blog and is easy to make. Be sure to leave a Thank-you to her.

Tags for Father's Day Photo Book

Here are the tag mats, journal blocks and embellishments to go along with Father's Day Photo book like I promised. I am not sure why they were never posted on Connie's blog. (sorry)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's Day is coming! Here is a cute project to make for Dad:

I had the pleasure of working with one of Connie Prince' new collections called "Dear Dad". Here is a cute hybrid project for Dad that I made that you can pick up for free on her blog: Designs by Connie Prince. While you are there, look around, you might find some more freebies.

Be watching for two more Father's Day items before the end of the week.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Inspiration Emporium's Monthly Challenge - Packaging

I found a fun challenge over on Inspiration Emporium this month. You were to use packaging that is normally thrown away, and make something with it. This is right up my alley as I save anything interesting that can be recycled. I thought I would take you through the transformation with photos so that you could see how easy it is too recycle your scrapbook packaging.

Here is a photo of some backing/packaging to some items I recently bought.

I used some punches, brads and jewels to transform it into these cute flowers. Then I save them in a container until I  need them for a project.

Here is the card I made for this challenge using the flowers I had just made. Pretty cool, right? Now it's your turn to recycle some of your beautiful trash.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Let's Do Lunch

Love this stamp! Here's a tag I made for a recent challenge.

Blogger is messing with my posts again.

I added a few labels to some past posts, and half of them stayed in order and the other half reposted to today's date. Sorry for the confusion.

I like the Steam Punk look.

Here is a  4" x 4" I made for a challenge last month. I really like playing with the steam punk look.

Mother's Day

In between being sick and having computer problems I managed to make a 3D hybrid card for Mother's Day. It's a gate card made with the adorable Being a Mom digital kit by Connie Prince.

You can download the card for next year here on Connie's blog. It is a great example of what you can do with digi kits.

Two challenges from April

This was for a challenge to cover a light switch plate.
I made it for my studio, so it had to say Art on it. I uses some tag art from Hot Off the Press.

This tag was created for an Earth Day challenge. I used recycled hardware (found and rusted) along with a Tim Holtz gear.
I first embossed my tag with a gear embossing folder, using my Vagabond. Notice how deep the embossing is. I don't get this results in my Cuttlebug. Then I used three shades of distress ink. I also used distress ink to dye my ribbon. Some of the art work used here is from Graphic 45 and some is from public domain.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Playing around with embossing folders.

Here are a couple of tags I made with the gear embossing folder. I just can't get over the difference in how deep the Vagabond embosses using my Cuttlebug folders.

I am having a lot of fun with Graphic 45's papers too. I used these two tags for a couple of entries into a challenge involving embossing. Three shades of distress ink were used for the background.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Computer is overheating!!!

My notebook overheated and burned my leg when I sat it in my lap the other day. Today it overheated and shut itself off right in the middle of National Scrapbooking Day. I am not a happy person right now.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's Been a While

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. I have pinched a nerve in my back and can't use my right arm, so I have been down a lot with this. I did manage to work on one project for April, plus I have two projects I never posted from March.
This is a sweet little basket I made using some paper from the Hoppy Easter kit by Connie Prince. You can download this free project from her blog: Designs by Connie Prince.
I also have two project from March that I did not get to post:
This baby word book was made with Connie's The Sweetest Thing digi kit. You can find this free project to download here. Please be sure to comment on her blog if you download anything.
Finnally, here is a door hanger I made using the In a Mood kit. You can find this free project to download here on Connie's blog. That's it for now.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Vertigo X3

I have been in the bed for three days with vertigo. This is my first day to be able to sit up without falling out of the bed. See if I post that a little earache is nothing again. It decided to prove me wrong.
I have a new digi hybrid piece finished and photographed, but have not been able to sit up at the main computer and download the photos, transfer them to my laptop and then send them to be posted. I also need to work on my 2nd project for March. Being down for a while means lots to do ahead of me with little time left to play in my art journals.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I woke up today with very little pain.
Looks like I am starting to get better.
I have a bug/flu along with an earache, but hey...that's nothing.
I even worked a little in my art journal.
Hope tomorrow is at least the same.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

What have I been up to?

First I had the virus in my laptop and had to reformat and reload everything. (I am still doing this.) Now this:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Pail made with 'Love Letters'

I was playing around with a digital kit called ‘Love Letters’ by Connie Prince and made a free download for this Valentine Pail.

The sides lace up and the lid is decorated as well.

I am using mine to store some orphaned Valentines decorations to be used in my scrapbooking or card making. You can download this project and make it yourself on Designs by Connie Prince. It comes with instructions and all of the cutouts. Have fun and Happy Hybriding.