Monday, November 24, 2014

Birthday card for Lani

I have a direct report at work and she loves my homemade cards. I decided that I would make her one and use the sewing machine.

Lani shares a common interest with me and that is the love of dogs. She has a jack russell terrier like me and I wanted to ensure the card proudly displayed a dog.

This was a fun card to make and really show cased my style as an artist.

Here is the card I made and she loved it.


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tim Holtz - November 12 tags of 2014

It is hard to believe autumn is here and the changing of the leaves into the fall pallet is occurring.

Tim Holtz November tag of 2014 is one that show cases the fall season.

I this this is a really cool tag as it showcases the autumn leaves and rustic feel of the season. When gathering my supplies I had to improvise on the die as I didn't have the layered leaf set die (but is in order and on my must have list for Christmas gifts). I chose to use the mini tattered leaves set done by sizzix (tim holtz).

Here is my stash ready to kick start the autumn season....

This tag used my favorite autumn colors from the distress paint line and the overall effect of the finished project is awesome.

Of course I will be revisiting this project in the future when I get the layered leaf die.

Here is my finished tag and I hope you enjoy and are able to make one of your very own.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving card made 2014

This years thanksgiving card for me was a challenge and driven inspiration for spirit. I lost my father in July of this year and was dreading the start of the holiday season. He was a great man and I know he loved how my creative exploration had expanded in being an artist.

When thinking about my thanksgiving card I wanted to incorporate several elements- card board, dimension, use of seeing machine and to have my favorite style of distress/vintage. So I embarked on the mental process of thinking what can I do.

In any process of trying to create something fresh, new and amazing you sometimes over think it. However, this year was a mental challenge as I wanted to do something that my father would love and appreciate if he were here (I know he was with me in spirit).

Supplies used in this project were:
- brown card stock
- card board
- a autumn background card stock (Authentique paper)
- gathered twig and walnut distress stain
- potting soil archival ink (Wendy Vecchi)
- Sizzix blueprint stamp/die acorn blue print (tim holtz)
- brown thread and sewing machine
- happy fall stamp
- adhesives, ink blending tool
- distress markers - gathered twig and brushed cordary

I then started my process of creation through playing with my materials to develop my concept and to then replicate it 18 times.

Here is the finished card I made and truly love how it turned out.

I hope you like and thanks for stopping by.


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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lana's birthday card

Here is a special card I made Tom's aunt Lana.

I am so glad she loved it.


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Lori's birthday card

I have a great crafting buddy called lori hassler that makes amazing projects.

So for her birthday I wanted to make her a card that show cased her sometimes hilarious sayings used in projects.

Here is the card I made her.

I hope you like this was so much fun to make.


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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Canvas for charity

I was asked to create an art piece that could be auctioned off at a charity event in Australia.

I decide to create a canvas that reflected me as an artist. This is the canvas I made and was a lot of fun to create.

This is the piece I made and hoping it made itself to a great new home and the charity earned a lot of money.

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