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Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Stampsmith Challene :TSC4 with Gratitude

I've had this card made for the challenge for over a week now and couldn't post cause my camera quit on me. I've ordered a new one but it hasn't arrived yet so I took out my 1st digital camera and took this photo. Just wanted to participate in the challenge before it was too late. The stamp is one of the stampsmith stamps Serena. Made my flower from grungepaper with the TH's tattered floral die --love that die . I've decided to give gratitude for having such wonderful friends.

Thanks for looking and your kind comments

Friday, November 26, 2010

Week 4 Wish List

I haven't posted much this week ,my camera quit on me and I've had to order a new one.

How's everyone doing with their Christmas List hope it's growing . Deborah over at Fargo Cat Shops is so busy trying to make sure she has everything to fill your list.

Today I want to share with you all another of my favorites which I love and cannot do without . They are the Tim Holtz's scissors made by i-tonic. Can you fall in love with a pair of scissors well I have and I'm sure you will too once you try them.

A few features about them
1. They have large Kushgrip handles which makes them comfortable for both right and left handers.

2. Non-stick serrated blades which makes them excellent for cutting adhesive,sheet rubber, vinyl and just about any other type of material.

3. Non-stick coating minimizes adhesive build up and makes them resistant to rust and corrosion.
4. Blades have fine tips for precision cutting.

5. Comes with plastic cap to protect blade and safety . This cap snaps in place and won't fall off.

Now all you have to do is contact Deborah over at Fargo Cat Shops and have her add them to your list .

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a great weekend. And don't forget to visit Yvonne over at Ink-spirations to see what's on her list this week .

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas List week 3 --Alcohol Inks.

Good morning my how the weeks are flying by seems like I just finished posting last weeks and now it's time again. Today I'd like to share with you some information about those wonderful ALCOHOL INKS which I love to play with from time to time.

Alcohol Inks are acid free, fade resistant,fast drying and specially formulated to create a colorful polished stone effect.

Alcohol inks can be used on glossy cardstock,metal,shrink plastic,glass and other slick surfaces.
They come in many colors --48 individual colors or 16- 3 color kits.

You will need the Alcohol Blending Solution to use with your Alcohol Inks ,this is used to lighten colors and move colors around on glossy cardstock.It is also used to clean inks from non-porous surfaces.

Alcohol Inks are applied to paper and other surfaces using the Alcohol Ink Applicator which is a piece of felt and the blending tool .

There is also a Alcohol Ink Fillable Pen which is used for coloring or journaling .

Deborah over at Fargocat Shops has a wonderful supply of these inks in stock for just $3.50 each so why not stock up on them and create some beautiful projects over the holidays.

Check out Yvonneto see what she's been up to this week.
Have a great weekend and if you're out and about drop in and say hi to Deborah at the Steeltown Christmas Fair in Trenton on Saturday she'd love to see you .

Thursday, November 18, 2010

HFC window card

Good morning I made this card last evening for the recipe challenge over at Joan's Garden however I forgot that the dead line was last night . Thought I'd share it with you anyways.
I used the HFC ornament stamp set and the matching spellbinders die cuts to cut out my window ,stamped the image on the piece taht I cut out and attached it to the inside of the card . Sponged DI Dusty Concord on the front and stamped and embossed TH's flourish . Added some flower soft gold edging around the perimeter of the card. The sentiment was stamped with gold acrylic paint dabber.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CCC#22 Alchohol Ink Splatter

Boy how the weeks go by so quickly can't believe this is week 22 and what a great challenge Linda posted again. Alcohol Ink Splatter is taken from page 52 of Tim's book .I had lots of fun with this tech. even though it was a little messy . Since Christmas is just around the corner I decided to make another tag to add to my stash. I love how it turned out --Santa looks like he has a golden beard. DP is from the Graphic 45 collection Christmas Past.Made the ticket from the stamp set Odds and Ends and sponged with vintage photo DI.

Thanks for looking

Also entering this is in Simon says Stamp Show whatever makes you happy. Well using alcohol inks and distress inks makes me happy.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas List item #2

I know ,I know I'm late in getting this posted but I was at the Exhbition Park Craft show with Deborah owner of FargoCat Shops and just got home late last night .

This week I'd like to share with you another of my favorite things --Tim Holtz's stamp binder. This binder has so many uses and possibilites: store your unmounted stamps,masks,stencils,stickers,flowers or any other small item in the included pockets. The binder is made of faux leather, has an inside pouch to hold your acrylic blocks and has a zipper closure which makes sure that nothing falls out . The binder comes with 3 unmounted stamp refill pockets and additional pockets are sold separately. This binder is so easy to take with you when going to crops or workshops.
Deborah over at FargoCat Shops
has some in stock for just $22.00 and the refills for just $3.00 so just pop on over or give her a call before they are all gone.

Don't forget to check Wednesday to see what Yvonne over at Ink-spirations will be posting next on her list of favorites.

See you next Friday

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mitten ornament

I saw those cute little mittens made by Linda over at Linda's works of heart and I knew I just had to try making one . So this is my CASE . I did use the same color felt cut out with the spellbinders mitten die purchased at FargoCat Shops added some of TH's fragments and a flower that I had made some time ago with the TH tattered florals. I think these are so cute and will be making more to put on my tree.
Thanks for looking

RAK pkg from Gloria Stengel

Received my package of goodies that I won from Gloria over at Scraps of Life
The cards are gorgeous and also included is one of her Graphic45 vintage card class kits . Thanks so much . Now I'll just have to put it together and post later.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CCC#21 Perfect Distress

I took a few minutes this afternoon to complete a tag for this weeks challenge over at Studio L3. These weekly challenges are so much fun and thank you Linda for another great one this week Perfect Distress. I followed the instructions on page 38 of Tim's book--Compendium Curiosities added a few embellishments and I was done . The perfect distress is used on the snowflakes and the branches at the bottom of the tag. The flower was a last minute addition --it was laying on my desk from a tag class I had done on Sunday evening .

Thanks for looking and I love reading every ones comments .

Also entering this in Simon Says Stamp and Show your Favorite

Friday, November 5, 2010

Christmas List

Good morning bloggers has anyone started their Christmas List yet? If not you'd better get started since there's only 51 more days and you don't want to be disappointed on Christmas morning.

Deborah over at Fargo Cat Shops will be busy over the next 6 weeks setting aside those special items that you would like to open on Christmas morning.

All you have to do is let your family and friends know what those items are and then have them contact Deborah at Fargo Cat Shops by emailing her or calling her at 902 923-2835. It's as simple as that .

Now my part is on every Friday for the next 6 weeks I'll be posting some of my favorite things that I love to use and why I like them so much hoping that this will help you with your list .

Today I've chosen Acrylic Paint Dabbers by Ranger.They come in many colors but my favorite for this time of the year is :

Gold, Silver, Snow cap and Pearl.

I love that the Dabbers are so easy to use and no mess to clean up .
Easy to take with you when going to a crop or workshop.
It's best to store them in an upside down position so that the paint stays at the tip and is ready to use. Just give the bottle a shake remove the cap and press onto your craft sheet to start the flow.
These little paint dabbers are perfect for edging around a card or tag ,stamping ,painting or altering any of your projects.

Fargo Cat Shops has the Gold, Silver, Snow cap and Pearl in stock now for just $5.00 and would make a great little stocking stuffer or add to a gift bag with other crafting items.

Hope this will help you with your list .

See you next Friday and have a great weekend

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

CCC#20--Industrial Grunge

Well I didn't get to do the challenge last week but will do it later . This week I did a tag for the challenge . We were to follow the instructions on page 54 of Tim's book which I did on the wings and heart . The rest of the tag was inked with DI and gold paint dabber. The flower I altered with distress EP ,I love how they turn out with the DEP.Thanks Linda for another great challenge.

Also entering this in Simon Says Show Something Shabby

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Winter Sketch

Good morning it seems like forever since I've posted so I thought I'd share with you a simple card I did with the Tim Holtz's Winter Sketchbook set . The tree was stamped with black ink and embossed with burgundy EP --I love how this technique turns out. Sponged around the edge with Pumice stone DI. Stamped some snowflakes in Brillance ink added some flower soft and stickles to the branches and snowflakes and my card was done .
All supplies were purchased at Fargo Cat Shops

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