{Day 5} Dare to get Dirty

This was done for Beate's Challenge ( side view closed) 

Top view. ( that is felt cut with an spellbinders rose creations die ) 

Side view Open... its hard to see but the kraft was stamped with some antique linen distress and the Linen background stamp. 

This was done for Vicki's Challenge.

This was done for Lee Ann's challenge. 

This was done for Angela's Challenge. 

Just a closer look. 

This was done for Jimmi's challenge. 

This was done for Tiffany's challenge. 

Dare to get Dirty {day 4}

This was done for Lydia's second chalenge

This was done for Cassie's challenge

This was done for Lisa's challenge

This was done for Kelli's challenge

This was done for Edna's challenge

This was done for Sylvia's challenge. 


Dare to get dirty... {Day 3}

This one was done for Bev's challenge. 

This was done for Bev ( in Tx.'s) challenge. 

This was done for Angela's Challenge

A closer look, this butterfly was painted with distress paint and the antenna's are hemp cord. That button is vintage.

This was done for Tammy's challenge

This was done for Wanda's challenge and its only 3 1/2" square in real life. 

that flower was color dusted with distress persimmon through the hole of the biggest petals on a card from the other day... although I am cleaning up stamps and putting away tools as I quit each day. I still have a heap of paper scraps going on now. I'll have to shoot a mug shot friday.


{day 2} Dare to get Dirty

This was done for Tammie's Challenge.

This was done for Giovana's Challenge.

This was done for Jeanne's Challenge.

This was done for Karen's challenge.

This was done for Lynn's challenge.

This one was done for Kittie's second challenge. 


Dare to get Dirty... {day 1}

This one is 6" square in real life for Stacy's Challenge

This one is also 6" square for Cindy's challenge.

This one's A-6 for Lydia's first challenge. 

This is for Maki's challenge. 

now this one is a combination of Susan and Kittie's challenges from today. its 6" in real life.



I have been reading a lot lately. It surprises me how much I am enjoying this kindle. This is just something I made a week or so ago and never got around to posting. It's 5X7 in real life. the book image is from serendipity stamps and was rak'd to me a long time ago from Shannah! ( Thanks chickie!) it's colored with copic's. the sentiment is from red pearl, the library cover a card image is from Impression Obsession. the embossing is from the goochie script cuttlebug folder. 


Christmas Joy cards

This months fan club Christmas card challenge was "JOY" and so, these are some of the Joy stamps I have done so far, colored with copic's. this ones A-6 in real life. 

this one is I think 5" square Im typing this off the top of my head. 

this one is 5X7 and the button is vintage. 


A Catch-Up post

this is an old old image I received from wishrak many years ago. I'm pretty sure its Penny black but, that is all I can tell you about it. I colored it with copic's. and it's 6" square in real life. The printed papers are from the graphic45 line french country.

Hero Arts Haiku bunny colored with prisma pencils years ago and layered with scraps. the coin is an brad, the lace is vintage. this one is 6" square in real life. 

This pirate is from Viva Las Vegas stamps and the sentiment is Art Impressions. the lace is vintage, the brads are unknown. another 6" square one. 

Stuff from the table a few months ago my friend Alice (Thanks!) gave me a few sheets of printed paper bingo cards and I knew I would only use them in small pieces so I cut them up... so, best guess is the bingo card could be studio calico or MME? (not sure anymore) and playing with them. ( the stack of bingo cards) decided this would work. The doily was stamped a long time ago with some creamy brown chalk ink, the brown doily diecut was rak'd to me from Janice ( thanks Chickie!) The wood house was stained with old photo distress ink. the embossing folder is an sizzix basic grey one from Christmas a few years ago but, I have no clue what it's name is. This is 5X7 in real life. tfl.

Now, this was an oops... I had intended this one to head into the duets gallery but, it did not make my personal cut for that... right when I finished the cards some stray creamy brown ink got onto the colored panel and then.... I grabbed a diaper wipe because, one was on the table and tried to wipe it off... and the chemicals in it rubbed the paper off, and then that just lead to more distressing then when it was done I decided I did not like it so well that distressed. I may tear this one apart some time. ( haven't done so yet) but, it would mainly be to salvage the crocheted bloom. my mother in law made that and its the last one I have like that all floofy. 

its an lili of the valley stamp for the kids and an Hero Arts sentiment. 

That daisy cake is from Impression Obsession. there are liquid pearls all over this for texture. It ended up feeling a little plain after and so, it also did not make the cut in my head either. no, I know its not a bad card but, it's also not a really good one either. the mulberry flowers I think could be either a muse or ctmh. the sentiment's from Savvy Stamps. there are layers of pop dots in this. and its A-6 in real life. 

Alison sent me this stamp during one of the exchanges and this was one of the first one's I've colored that I half-way liked when it was done so... It went to the Ren Faire last month. the wooden button was a gift from June. the ribbons May Arts and the lave is vintage.

This was made for Matt and Drew's baby Cooper. ( Congratulations Guys!)  The card I have made is A-6 in real life, the base is bazzill with a layer of an old SU lace vellum over the top to soften it, this is only glued to the layers of Neenah to hide the glue. So there are some pearls on the edges of the handcut embossed panel but, the edges of the vellum are loose. the shoes are colored slightly with copic's and up on pop dots. the lace is vintage.

both tags were stained with some ranger victorian velvet and the oval dainty diecut was rak'd to me from Janice. there are some liquid pearls on that. the butterflies are from Karen Lockhart stamps, colored with copic's and gel pens. that bloom is wild orchid crafts. 

Treasures Found

at an Estate sale a few weekends ago found all of these frogs in the same garage, and yep that largest round one on the bottom in the back is still in its wrapper. ( it's HUGE) the oval one on the right is the green sides of it are metal, and the hairpin one on the left is the first one of those I have ever found in this town. 

Now these I've had for a year, bought them with white acrylic paint on them which wasn't too bad but, it had red squiggles under it where the white did not cover that... So, J sand blasted these for me and because there are still some traces of the white paint I am still debating between green stain with some white distressing or brown stain with some green distressing or ( something) I think I am going to use these during the booth to hold tags, right now they are empty while I debate how to seal them. 

the texture of the Longfellow book is amazing, the jello molds are heart shaped and that basket stamp is from Hero Arts. 

now, its not a round one. still hunting for one of those but, this is smaller than all the other cases I have picked up and it was just too cute in this red to pass up for a dollar. thinking about turning it into a sewing case.