Monday, February 29, 2016

Come Fly with Me

Happy Leap Year

I am going to use this extra day to create and share with you my version of February Tag.  I have had a busy month and I have been away for half of it traveling.  I have been home a week and I am just finally over the jet lag, sleeping and eating like normal again.

Check out my inspiration for February's Remix Tag.  I bought my kids some chocolate in Germany all because I wanted these Vintage Wrappers.


I cut the Mini Movers and Shapers Airplane and Mini Ticket.  I layered some Correspondence paper, inked and added the Here & Now rubs.


I used my stencils, Gothic, Traveler and Typo.  I used texture paste for the Traveler words and sprinkled the Copper Relique Powder on top.


I love these small talk phrases all grunged up.  


I did color my photo booth image with my distress markers.  It doesn't show up as well on a darker photo.  Click HERE to see the colors used.


I popped a Tiny Floral on the bow.


My tag has been inspired by my recent adventures.  I love to travel, especially to Europe.  I am in awe of the history, art and sculptures.  Check out a couple photos of our adventures in Italy.  We went to 5 countries but most of our time spent driving through Italy.

Munich, Germany


Salzburg, Austria


Venice, Italy


The Grand Canal, Venice, Italy


Sienna, Tuscany Italy


Trevi Fountain, Rome Italy


Sculptures in The Vatican


Lake Como, Italy


Pompei, Italy


Zurich, Switzerland


Thanks for checking out my Tag for February.  Also a small glimpse of the hundreds of photo's of our trip.  We decided to travel to these beautiful places learn the history, marvel at the art and enjoy the food and wine!  A great way to celebrate our 20th year of marriage.  Adventuring with my best friend.

Challenges

Tim Holtz (February Tag)
Anything But Cute (Grungy Love, love of Travel)
A Vintage Journey Industrial (Copper Relique Powder)
Frilly and Funkie (Layer it Up- Layered die cuts)


 
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Along the Garden path

It's been a full week of fun with the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team  teaming up with Stampendous for their Along the Garden Path Blog Hop.  

We were sent a stamp and die set to create with.  I used a couple of the stamps to create this Needle Book Keepsake.  




I was sent this "cute" Mushroom Home stamp and die set.  I am not into "cute" so there it is...challenge accepted.  My goal is to take a cute stamp and make it into my style.  Love it...

For this project I used the circle and wee brick stamps on the Needle Book die cut.  I stamped the images onto the mat board.  Then with distress micro glaze I created a barrier for the spray to coat over. I used my distress spray's broken china, vintage photo, black soot and brushed pewter.  Then inside is all stamped and inky too.


Once I got to the inside I had a little fun with the small chat words.  I attached the stitched cameo popped in a photo booth image and coated it with glossy accents.


I love the finished look of this Needle Book.  On the front I added some gears I layered up.


You wouldn't even know these are for a Mushroom House.


Cutting the small chat phrase up and distressing it looks great when you open it up.


I love the stitched cameo  and vintage image.  The small bubbles add to that vintage feel.


The stamped variety of circles and spray's make for a rich background.




I love how these layered gears work with the stamps.


I hope I've inspired you to look at your stash differently.  It's a great way to really get the most out of your stamps.  Be free and let your imagination soar.  By just using a couple of stamps in this way you would have no idea these are from a Mushroom House.  How fun!

Thanks for stopping by.


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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Needle Book in 10 minutes

Needle Book die in 10 minutes are less!  
Truth be told... I CHEATED!  How... I had everything sitting ready to go.  Now, I don't know about you but I always have extra die cuts, inky backgrounds and embellishments ready to just throw on a project in a hurry.    

Sometimes you need stuff in a hurry!  I had the Duo Butterflies already created from another project.  The Needle Book die was already cut then I assembled some extra idea-ology, sprays, inks and other goodies.


I have 10 minutes... and GO!  I sprayed the needle book die cut with lucky clover and twisted citron distress spray's.  I stamped with the Ledger Script stamp then inked the edges with ground espresso ink.  Then I cut some of the Photobooth images.

EEK... over half way!  I popped the "pre-made" butterfly onto the front cover.  Layered some paper and added these fun Keepsake Envelopes by Scrapbook Adhesive. 



I added this pretty Metal Butterfly Brad for the strap part of the Needle Book die.


I had the butterfly already sitting ready on my desk.


Love these teeny keepsake envelopes.


I love that you can see through them.


These are perfect for a quick addition.


I tied a small piece of lacy ribbon around the binding.


Check out Eileen's Blog for more inspiration on quicky projects!  


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Love Struck for Sizzix

Guess where I am blogging today???  I'm on the Sizzix blog and sharing some love!  


Swing by, check out all the details, photos and get inspired.  How can you not love Sizzix.


 
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