Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tim Holtz February Twelve Tags of 2015

It's no secret that I love hearts.  That made doing the February tag very easy for me.  This year I decided to do the twelve tags very similar to the way Tim does them.  In the past I've tried to make the quite different, but I wanted to change that this year.  After all, I pretty much have everything Tim Holtz comes out with.  I'm actually way off, but sometimes it feels like I have it all.  This tag came together rather fast.

I pretty much followed Tim's directions on his blog.  The tag directions are at . I made the biggest changes to the felt heart.  I used two pink felt hearts & I sewed them together by hand with maroon thread.  i added some white glittery felt wings that I cut with the leaf mover & shaper die.


PAPERS: Tim Holtz Wall Flower, Felt


INKS & PAINTS: Acrylic paint dabber snow cap, Gathered twigs Distress marker

EMBELLISHMENTS: Tim Holtz tissue tape, Adornments arrows, heart charms, word bands,  rreinforcers, brads & Industrious stickers frames & trims, red wire, pink lace

ADHESIVES: Multi matte medium, Liquitex matte medium, hot glue

CUTTING:  Movers & Shapers Mini Heart Die, Leaf Movers & Shapers Mini Leaf

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

This was the last Valentine's day card I made.  I wasn't quite sure where I was going with it when I started, but I knew I wanted it to be a shaker card.  I also knew that I wanted to use some of the perler beads that I had melted down.  I found it easiest to melt them on a craft mat at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. I let them cool & just popped them off.  I mostly wanted the striped beads that ended up looking like candy.

I stamped the Recollections jar stamp onto a piece of transparency with black Staz-On ink & set it aside to dry.  I also stamped it onto several different pieces of decorative papers from MME & Cosmo Cricket. I cut a square with my spellbinders as well as a scalloped square the next size up.  Then I cut another square for the top layer.  I stamper the jar in the center and cut the jar portion out with an craft knife.  I used the beige ink to stamp the Corinthians script on the pink layers.  I attached a paper pieced top to the jar.  I went over all of the edges with my Rocket Red ink pad.  I used my ATG tape to add the acetate piece to the center of the jar.  I added two layers of foam tape to the back of the square piece to hold in the beads.  I glued the two back layers together & set the perler beads where I wanted them to go & put the jar piece down around them.  I was careful not to over fill the shaker area. I added a punch out of a tiny velveteen paper heart onto the jar.

I kept the card base simple.  I wrapped a piece of twine a few times around a piece of Cosmo Cricket paper & tied it off with a bow.  Then I attached that layer with foam tape.  The greeting was stamped on a scrap piece of decorative paper & added with foam tape.  I finished off the front by adding three flowers at the base of the jar & a tiny twine bow onto the jar.

I chose to decorate the inside of this card to use up more scraps.  I also bought one more stamp set on clearance at Michael's & wanted to use it.  It has no name, but it's a clear set made by Recollections and is a bunch of banner shapes. I stamped six different banner shapes with Versafine ink onto my paper scraps & cut them out.  I also punched out several small hearts with a punch.  I edged all of the banner pieces & hearts with the Memento marker.  I glues them across the inside of the card to spell love.  I added tiny twine bows at each end.  I also added in the inside part of the jar that was cut from the front square.  I edged it with the Memento marker.  I added a paper pieced top.  I stamped a greeting with the Rocket Red ink.


PAPERS: My Minds Eye(MME) Lost & Found, Heirloom 6"x6" paper, Cosmo Cricket Tea For Two 6"x6" paper, acetate, pink velveteen paper,

STAMPS: Craftsmart jar stamp,Paper inspirations  1 Cor. Background Script, Stampin' Scrapping greeting set, Recollections banner clear stamp set,  PXS Happy Valentine's Day

INKS & PAINTS: Tuxedo black Memento ink pad, Jet Black Staz On ink pad, Onyx Black Versafine Ink pad, Tuxedo Black Memento Marker, Faber Castell Pitt artist pen big brush black, Brilliance pearlescent beige ink pad,

EMBELLISHMENTS: Melted Perler beads, Spare Parts White Beaded Micro Flowers, red & white twine

ADHESIVES: ATG tape, foam tape, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive

CUTTING:  Spellbinders small squares & small scalloped squares Nestabilities, Fiskars small heart punch

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Vintage Valentine Card

Roxy has a challenge on her Facebook page that runs until tomorrow.  It is to make a vintage Valentine using a vintage postcard image and a doily.  I love challenges with very open rules.

I have my Valentine supplies in a box on my desk.  I find it helpful to have them just shoved in the box so I have to dig through them.  That way I remember what I have to use.  I usually hate clutter on my desk.  Something about it being in a box makes it feel contained so it works for me.

The card is pretty straight forward.  I stamped two of the border stamps four times onto the kraft card stock base with unicorn white pigment ink.  I cut & attached the vintage valentine paper onto the card with foam tape.  I lightly inked it & the heart doily with my distress inks. The Valentine greeting was stamped with Archival ink & cut to fit behind the metal frame.  I then attached everything with Fabri-Tac glue. 

The seam binding was from a large piece that I dyed quite some time ago.  I just sprayed it with mixes of water & Distress reinkers. I used victorian velvet, stormy sky & bundled sage. I scrunched it up with my fingers & dried it with my heat gun.

The bottle cap charm was also in my collection.  I had made a whole bunch of them at once.  I get the bottle caps from The Bottle Cap Queen in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She lists them on Etsy. She has great prices & service.  I ordered my bottle caps all ready flattened. I punched a hole in the top & bottom with the Tim Holtz jewelry punch & added some bead dangles I had in my collection. I bought a sheet of vintage images made for bottle caps from KSP (Kitties Scrap Post) which is also on Etsy.  I punched them out with my 1" circle punch & added them to the bottle cap on both sides with glossy accents.  Then I put a clear domed circle sticker over top of each image.  Mine are from Michael's but I've seen them at Hobby Lobby. I added some silver stickles around the edge and let it dry.  


PAPERS: Recollections white heart doily,  Kraft card stock, Valentine postcard decorative paper, Vintage Valentine bottle cap sheet from KSP (Kitties Scrap Post), Cosmo Cricket 6x6 Tea For Two paper pad

STAMPS: Recollections Craft It Valentine Border, Stamping & Scrapping Greeting stamp set

INKS & PAINTS: Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink, Silver Stickles,  Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink Pads, Potting Soil Archival ink pad

EMBELLISHMENTS: Seam binding, Bottle cap, Clear domed circle sticker, Metal frame, Spare Parts White, Beaded Micro Flowers

ADHESIVES: Glossy Accents, Foam Tape, Fabri-Tac

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Let's try this again...Tim Holtz Twelve Tags of 2015

I'm going to give it another try.  This blogging thing just doesn't come easy to me.  I guess I can say the same for the twelve tags.  Last year I managed to do six of the twelve tags.  Half is better than none, right?

I'm just scraping in with the January tag.  I really enjoyed making this tag.  I think it really does have to do with the fact that I have so many of the supplies Tim used on hand.  Also, I just re did my entire stamp room & it is super organized.  I know where almost everything is.  I say almost because I lost one item in the shuffle.  I have a transparency with the starter set of Peerless watercolors attached to it.  It is so small that it is just shoved between some papers.  I just have to find those papers.

I will do a video on my new room soon.  I will link it here & include some pictures.

Here is my tag.


PAPERS: Ranger #8 Tag, Tissue Wrap Melange

STAMPS: Posh Impressions Splatter It Up!

INKS & PAINTS:  Tarnished Brass, Broken China, Vintage China Distress Paint, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink Pad, Gold  Delicata Ink Pad, Faber-Castell Stampers Big Brush Black PITT pen, Ice Crystal Glamour Dust

EMBELLISHMENTS: Chit Chat Stickers, Index Labels, Ranson Alpha Parts, Kraft Resist Chipboard, Industrious Stickers Borders, Linen Ribbon Star Charm, Clear Bling, AIG Old Gold Glitter

ADHESIVES: Matte Medium, Glossy Accents

Monday, March 25, 2013

Tim Holtz Twelve Tags of 2013

Hello!  I have been wanting to participate in the Tim Holtz  Twelve Tags of 2013 for a while now.  His blog is always so inspiring.  Those of you that watch me on you tube (user name: stampyra) know that I have a rather large collection of Tim Holtz products.  So, I've decided that I have no excuse not to play along with this challenge.  I made a similar, yet different tag to the one he posted for March.  I made the flower using a cut file on my Silhouette Cameo & a small punch for the center.  I think everything else is rather straight forward, but you never know. Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks,  JIL

STAMPS: Tim Holtz Papillon Set, Happy Easter Craftsmart Stamp
INK: Coffee Archival Ink, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Shell Pink Alcohol Ink, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink & Stain, Bundled Sage Distress Ink & Stain, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink & Stain
PAPER: Craft, Yellow, Green & Dark BrownRecollections Cardstock, Tim Holtz Seasonal Paper Stash
MISC.: Flower Cut File Silhouette Cameo, Tim Holtz Reinforcers, K& Co. Flora & Fauna Egg, Recollections Pearl Brad,Seam Binding, Recollections Sticky Lace, Studio Calico Wood Butterfly, Recollections Irridescent Rhinestones, Little Yellow Bicycle Tiny Clothes Pins, Tim Holtz Dies-Easter Elements, Tag & Bookplate, Stylized Labels 


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I'm wearing green & ready for a fun day.  Our favorite pub always has something great going on to celebrate being Irish.  We plan to spend a large part of the day there enjoying the live entertainment they have.  I finally finished my House Mouse card for today.  I decided to make a pop-up card with multiple layers.  After I designed it & got all the measurements correct, I cut everything out.  Then I thought to myself that I could make a cut file for pop-up's on my Silhouette.  Next time...

This card has a double purpose.  I made it for St. Patrick's Day & the House Mouse & Friends challenge # HMFMC140.  It's ribbon & pearls this week.  All of the images are colored with my Spectrum Noir's.  It's the first time I've used my Spectrum's on my beloved mice & they are sooo vibrant.  I have mostly older House Mouse images from Stampa Rosa & very few of them are labeled with anything but a number. Sorry about that.  Here are the colors I used: Faces TN1 TN2 PP2, Maxwell TN6 TN8, Amanda TN3 TN5, Monica GG1 GG2 GG3, Clovers JG1, Flowers PL1 Pl2


PAPER:  CryogenWhite, Recollections Hunter Green & Ivory, Making Memories Fresh Anthology

INK:  Jet Black Archival, Library Green Archival, Pilot Medium Tip Gold Paint Pen, Bundled Sage Distress, Shabby Shutters Distress, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

STAMPS: Studio G St. Patrick's day set, Hero Arts Background, House Mouse Upside down, Mudpie Munch, Oh Happy Day!, 26 & 114

MISC.: Queen & Co. Peals, Flat Back Peals, Tim Holtz Ticket Strip Die, Iam Roses Hydrangea's, I-Topper Brad Maker, Green Ribbon, Decorative Scissors Postage Edge

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tiddly Inks Clean And Simple Challenge

The challenge at Tiddly Inks is to make a clean & simple card.  As you all know, my cards are not often clean or simple.  So, I gave it a try & was happy with the results.  I think the key to clean & simple is that it is some what up to the designer.  I used the Lilli Lolita digi image from Tiddly Inks.  I wanted to do an image with some braided hair.  It was way easier than I thought it would be.  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers in the following colors: Face TN2 FS4 TN3 PP2. Hair GB8 GB10 EB5, Dress & Shoes PL1 BP2 BP6.


PAPER: Cryogen White, Recollections kraft & ivory cardstock

STAMPS: Tiddly Ins kLilli Lolita Digi Image, Inkadinkado Thank You stamp

INKS:  Coffee Archival ink, Tea Dye & Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

MISC.: Cuttlebug Anna griffin & Swiss Dots Embossing Folders, Crystal Stickles, Spellbinders Labels Eleven, Martha Stewart Twine, Iam Roses S10 Flowers