"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. :)