Monday, October 20, 2008


My Goodness! I completely forgot I was tagged last week by Linda at Just My Little Bit.

Rules for this tag are:
  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • List 6 random things about yourself
  • Tag 6 new people
  • Let each tagged person know by posting a comment on their blog
  • Link to the 6 people you've tagged
  • And let the person who tagged you know that you posted

Six random things about me:

  1. If you haven't guessed already, I love cats.
  2. If someone leaves time on the microwave I have to clear it out.
  3. I'm an addict (of shopping, paper, books, magazines, cook books, stamps)
  4. I love dark chocolate. Not that mamby pamby milk chocolate stuff.
  5. I love hanging with my family and being silly.
  6. My favorite spot on earth is next to a mountain stream under the trees with the sun shining and a nice breeze.

Bloggers I'm tagging:







Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bad Blogger Girl...

I've been a bad blogger lately. Having trouble getting posts in and reading the ones I love to visit. So many things to get taken care of and the holidays aren't even here yet. Oh, my.

Well, a week or so ago I ordered a couple little mirrors from Karen Mowrey at Beelieve to support her in her endeavor to raise money for the American Cancer Society. I had to wait a couple days to unwrap it because I needed daylight to take a picture of the lovely box she sent them in. Both mirrors and the art on the top of the box are examples of some of her artwork. She has just started her Etsy shop and has some cute things. Check her out.

Yesterday the girls came over for a scrapbook day at my house. I even had two nights of sleep over guests for the full weekend party. I think we all enjoyed ourselves.

I was supposed to continue working on Christmas presents and I did work on the family ones just a bit but got to the place where I needed pictures. Just wasn't feeling it so started digging through my stamps. I have a set of four that are the exact size needed for ATC's. I've never tried an ATC but being a book addict I have one on that very subject, Artist Trading Card Workshop by Bernie Berlin. I only completed two but I enjoyed the creative process and I really like the small canvas for trying out things. As I was making them I kept thinking how easy it would be to start over if I didn't like it. I didn't do as many layers as I would eventually like to try but I like how they turned out.

This first one I stamped and embossed the image and then blended pearlized stamp inks and then embellished it.

This one I stamped then blended ink colors and then did blotches of embossing for a little different look and then embellished with an additional stamped image and metal. I really want one of those photography light boxes because the colors aren't quite right in the photos but you get the idea.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008


This week's theme at IMT is Papercut and they have a link to some amazing examples by Elsa Mora. I looked at a couple of examples and knew I couldn't do anything quite like that but thought it might be fun to play with anyway. Well I started the first one with my trusty craft knife using a Tyvek envelope since I saw that someone else used that. It is definitely a good choice because it doesn't tear like paper.
I started with the border which I don't like at all now that it's done. For the leaves I used a mask by Heidi Swapp and modified it to just use the leaves and had to figure out how to keep parts of it so it wouldn't be a big empty whole. I like the center section but midway through I thought there has got to be better cutting tools for the professionals. My forefinger was numb for days. Silly me even did a second one of a big leaf which I like better. I actually drew that one all by myself and I cut through two layers but left the second layer so it gives it a little more dimension. I think I may even use these to make my own stamps which I've never tried. I'm sure that won't be easy either but at least I have some actual carving tools with a bigger handle.
So here are my very humble entries. I do not see more papercutting like this in my future. I'm also thinking of running amok with alcohol inks with these two to see what else I can do with them.

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