"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" by Marianne Williamson

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Spiral Journal

I've been wanting to alter a spiral bound notebook for a while. Yesterday my daughter and I were in the store and saw all the school supplies on sale so I picked up a couple to play with. I am planning to send this one to my Aunt. She likes to sew and I saw this paper in Michael's and thought it would be perfect. This is from Tim Holtz's Ideaology line. The paper is Kraft Resist. I colored the lovely lady with colored pencils and metallic crayons. Also used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Faded Jeans and the Distress Markers in Faded Jeans and Mustard Seed. The tag was punched out of Me&My Big Idea's Coastal Venice paper pack. I also glued some plastic pearls and a piece from a sewing kit. 

I hope she will like it. It was fun to make!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Thinking about the Holidays

September is upon us and even if I am not quite ready to give up on Summer, I must start thinking about the upcoming holidays. This is a card I was excited to make. I wanted to work with circles and this is the end result. Unfortunately it takes an hour to make each card! I really wanted to make more for my family and friends, but I may have to think of something less time consuming. I've only made two of these.  I do love them though!

The papers are from a coordinating pack. I don't know the name. And I used a Burgundy pigment ink from Color Box, Black pigment ink from Studio G, Ranger Stickles in Burgundy and Goldenrod and acrylic paint by Folk Art in Gold and Burgundy.  The stamp is from Inkadinkado. I used a one inch circle punch to punch the paper and punched them so they fit together snuggly. This is the time consuming part.  Everything else is kinda random.

Holiday items are all over the internet right now!  I'll get in the swing of things soon, but for now I am going to hold on to Summer as long as I can. :)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Don't be afraid to sparkle!

I saw this quote a little while back and thought it would be perfect on an ATC. This ATC is my contribution to my ARTHaven group swap. I've been in a monochrome mood lately. I printed out the words and glued them to the ATC blank, then just chose a color and just went with it. I recently received an order of  Tim Holtz Distress Ink and this one is called Faded Jeans. Then I used black paint to make the squiggly lines and stamped the little flowers. I used Ranger Stickles in Crystal and Silver to make the flowers sparkle!

I like the quote. It has helped me in my everyday life lately. At work I tend to try not to be noticed and after seeing this, I thought maybe I should not be afraid to sparkle and shine at work. Maybe it will lead to bigger and better things! Or, if not, at least I'll be myself and will be happy. :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New In my Shop!

Check out these new listings!!!  I've been making paper like crazy (when I can) over the last few months. I've finally finished all of the rainbow colors and will be working to place them in sets and get them listed and to also make journals.  Next goal is to make about 1000 white junk mail sheets! Fun! Fun! (Really, it is! I love it!)

A Sympathy Card

Had the need to make a Sympathy Card last weekend. Will be giving this to a co-worker tomorrow.  

Monday, May 14, 2012

Beginning of a Rainbow

I am working through the rainbow again. Started with Red and Pink. I have Red-Orange and Light Red-Orange drying on the racks now.  Someday I'll have more time and more room for drying the sheets but for now, I'll do what I can when I can. Hoping to have the whole rainbow done by June 1 so I can put together more rainbow packs. I also have a local shop interested in selling my papers so I need to get packs together for that as well!

I am so enjoying making paper!  It's the perfect craft for me. And I recently reorganized my ART Studio so now it is easier to work. And easier to sort the paper scraps.  

Enjoy your day everyone!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Getting Messy

We had some cooler weather this morning and I really needed to make some covers for my journals so I made paper outside today. Just a few sheets. I had water all over the place!

This is a 5 x 7 sheet made from the leftover pulp that I had after making 3 covers for my journals. This paper is nice and chunky!