Monday, June 29, 2009

I've been published!!!!

This is soooo exciting!! I've been published in the September issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine!! This is the card that was published!!! Whoo-Hoo!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I made this for a skull themed swap I'm in over at the Stamp Shack. I stamped the skull onto white cardstock with clear embossing ink then sprinkled clear embossing powder over it. Then I used a black ink pad and ran across the top and took a paper towel and wiped the ink off of the skulls.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Distress Ink Tutorial

This is such a fun technique to play with that I thought I would show how easy it is to do! You can use any color combos to make stunning effects. Have fun playing!!!

The supplies you'll need is a Ranger craft sheet, three colors of distress ink, perfect pearls, a paint brush and a spray bottle of water.

First take your inks and press them directly onto your craft sheet. You can use as many or as few colors as you like. I like to use three.

Next you will dip your dry brush into some perfect pearls.

Then you will sprinkle the perfect pearls on top of your ink colors. You can see that here.
Next is to spray the inks and perfect pearls with water.

Now take your white cardstock and run through. You will need to press it and pick it up and look at it. Just keep running it through the colors you want to get the right effect.
This is what it will look like once you lift it up. Now wait for it to dry and have some fun playing with your beautiful work!!!

Distress Inks

I was playing around with my distress inks today. I made this atc using them. I took three colors of ink and put them onto my craft mat, then I sprinkles some perfect pearls on top and sprayed with water. I ran a regular piece of cardstock through it to pick up the color. Very easy and really dramatic effects!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A butterfly must forget

I copied the layout from I used shell pink alcohol ink for the background.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Flowers in abudance

This is a tin that Traci sent me. She said she didn't know what to do with it so I took it off her hands! LOL!! Anyway, I cut a piece of paper and stamped it then glued it to the inside then glued primaflowers to the lid.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bird atc

This is another bird atc. I used purple twilight and raspberry alcohol inks for the background. I then did heat embossing on the edges and for the bird.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Birthday Wishes

After I finished my grape atc I needed to clean up my craft

sheet of the dried alcohol ink. I poured some blending solution on it then ran a clean piece of glossy cardstock through it until it was all soaked up. This is what it looked like! Just way to pretty to use but I thought it would make a great card!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Age Six

This is a scrapbook page I did a couple of years ago. I made an entire scrapbook of Nathan and I growing up. Here I have put us at six years old on the same page. Most of the ages I have two separate pages but some I have stuck us together.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Everything's Grapes!

This grape atc is for my fruit themed swap. I used alcohol inks on the background then I put clear embossing powder over the grape image to make it shine!


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