Thursday, January 31, 2013

Love Is In The Air

It is a rare day when I find nothing on my calendar so here I am in my studio wearing sweat pants and nothing done with my hair.  Hope no one comes to the door.

With Valentine's Day just a few days away I decided to make something festive.

I used Stampin' Up paper, Cherry Cobbler and Pretty In Pink, then added some white.

I was happy with the front and will display it somewhere in the house.  I'm in a silly mood today so had some fun with the back. 

As you all know I am a big Karen Burniston fan and own many of her great Pop Up Dies.  This one is lots of fun - I used a corner rounder on the inside panels to give it a different look.
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cuckoo for Steampunk

Since my return from CHA I have been thinking about the burlap panels that Tim Holtz introduced in his new line.  I had some burlap on my last project and now I am using it again.  I had to make my own so I will be glad to find them on the market soon.

This week the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is to make something you are known for and everyone of my crafty friends knows how much I love Tim Holtz and then Steampunk.

Here is my entry - CUCKOO FOR STEAMPUNK

This project was so much fun because I just started to dig around in my stash and found great stuff to use.  I have a real cuckoo clock in my house so I used it to guide me.  Hope you have fun looking at it.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

January "Tim" Tag

I try not to make New Years Resolutions but I did "sorta" promise myself that I would play along each month with the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013.  Here it is the 26th of January and I have finally finished my tag.  You can see the inspiration tag by going to Tim's blog. 

I have some sort of strange fascination with all clock related things so this month was right up my alley.  I opened my stash of clock things and got to work.  After seeing Tim's new Burlap Panels at CHA I got the fever and used burlap on my tag.  I cut the tag from chipboard and glued the burlap on it and then used some of Ranger's Glue N Seal around the edges to keep it from fraying.  This was a fun tag and I am so happy to have completed it.  Now I'm off to post it on Tim's blog

Thursday, January 17, 2013

So Much Fun!

I am so tickled that I got to go to CHA.  It was such a blast getting to see all the new stuff before it's on the market.  Here are a few photos from my adventure, thanks Susie
for sending the pics.

Here I am with Tim Holtz.  He is so gracious and nice to everyone.  I really enjoyed his demo of the new Distress Paints.  They are wonderful and I will be planning a class at Craftfusion using them.

Here is a tag that Tim made during his demo and at the end I had only two questions for him.  May I please have this tag?  Will you sign it?  Both answers were YES!!

Here I am with Wendy Vecchi - she was showing her new "Arts Parts" which are phenomenal.  So much fun and such creative ideas.

OMG!!  Sizzix has really out done themselves with their new dies,  I love all of the new Alterations (that goes without saying).  The new dies with matching embossing folders are so adorable.  I especially like the Gum Ball Machine and the Vintage Scale.  The new POP N CUTS line designed by Karen Burniston called "Journey" is fabulous.

                         Here's Karen in action while I look over her shoulder.

                       Here we are doing a Make and Take at the Sizzix Booth.

I told you this one was cute!

Here's the whole gang with Mark Montano at the E6000 Booth
Susie, Mark, Cheri, Me, & Connie

That's it for now.  Have a couple things to share later in the week.