Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tim Holtz-July 12 tags of 2014

This is another tag that makes you love summer and the desire to be in sun (an at the beach).

I have to say this is my most favorite tag to do this year in 2014. The use of distress glitter, paint, stains, inks, and embossing powder is amazing. The effect this tag achieves is AWESOME.

I have to admit I was not going to buy the bigz sizzix die sand & sea or the mini movers and shapers. But damn that Tim he got me hooked to buy it.

Here is my stash of supplies getting ready to make this great tag... (See below)

I think I may own stock in his company due to all my product purchases-hahahaha

Here is my tim holtz July tag of 2014. I enjoyed making this tag was so much fun.

I hope you try making this tag and enjoy in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by...,

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Memory Boards made in honor of my father

My father passed away on July 19th and rocked my world. He was a man that I valued, loved, cherished and looked up to.

He was defined by his dedication to the family, relentless work ethic, love of wrestling, passion for dancing, and his comedic nature, his love for life, many uses for duct tape and his addictive smile. He could be found almost every weekend at Boonedocks cutting up the floor with his favorite hat.

My Dad was born March 23rd, 1936 in Petersburg to Rudolph and Helen Miller. He graduated from Pleasant Plains High School in 1956. On Sept 27, 1958 he married the former F. Earlene Turner at Bates Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Malcolm Stewart.

My father Carl Otto Miller was in the Army and employed in many facets through his life serving as a farmer, route salesman for PepsiCo and Archway Cookies, manager of skateland north in Springfield, Illinois, laborer at Nudo Products, security guard and most recently worked for Walmart to name a few.

He was a loving father, friend and inspiration for many and he would give the shirt off his back for anyone.

I made the following memory boards for the visitation/funeral to honor my father's life and many contributions.

I hope you like what I made dad in your honor and love you forever.


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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Steampunk Tag Swap -May14

 I am in a great group called createexchange where I have shared in managing this group.  The month of May the theme was steampunk.  I admit this is not a style that comes easy to me as I explored the various styles and examples of steampunk.

 When creating my tag I wanted to incorporate the use of the embossing folders, foil tape, grunge paper, stamps and distress inks/paints.

Here is the tag I made....

TMCreative - Trent

Birthday Card - MaryLee

 I wanted to share a birthday card project I made in late June for someone on my team at work.

For this project I wanted to use one of my favorite items Tim Holtz released earlier this year.  I have grown to love his new addition of Frameworks - (Alterations-Sizzix) dies.

In this tag/birthday card I used the following products:

  • Idea-ology Findings - Corners, Baubles (discontinued item)
  • Various Tim Holtz tissue tape
  • Alterations Sizzix - framework die - Honeycomb
  • standard size tag
  • CMS155 Simple Sayings - Happy Birthday stamp and frame
  • A couple flowers
  • Basic Grey paper
  • Grunge board
  • adhesives
  • distress ink - various colors
For this project I started making a A7 card.  Then I cut a piece of basic grey paper to use as the back drop then another piece I centered and sewed into the back ground.

I then created a tag to place on the card utilizing the technique learned from Tim Holtz - 12 tags of 2014 April tag. You should be sure to go and check out this tag as the technique he teaches us is awesome.  

Once I completed the background for the tag I then layered in the framework die, simple saying stamp, flowers, ribbon and embellishments.

Thanks for checking out my blog and I hope you enjoyed this card I made.  I love the shabby chic look with a distressed vintage feel.


Father's Day Card 2014

  Happy Sunday everyone!! I am sorry it has been awhile since I have blogged.  I started a new job and I have been focused on settling in on my new role.

 I wanted to share with everyone my project I created to give my father for 2014.  I love the effect that I achieved on this card.   My friend Michael Farrell showed me a new item to use in my pieces - cardboard corrugate.

In this project I utilized the following:
  • Idea-ology Findings - mini gears, sprocket gears
  • Idea-ology Fasteners - Buckles, Long fasteners, mini fasteners
  • Idea-ology Trimmings - ruler ribbon
  • Cardboard Corrugate
  • adhesive
  • Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs and Brushed Corduroy
  • Ephemera pack tag
  • Journaling Tag
  • Found Relatives photo of Boy with Dog
  • Explore word band

To make this project I distressed the papter and then used a sewing machine to then stitch the found relatives photo into the paper.  I then layered on other items to create the card below I gave my father for father's day.
 I hope you liked my creation this year for fathers day and thanks for stopping by my blog.

TMCreative - Trent