Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CCC Alcohol Ink Monoprint

I got out one of my FAVORITE products to play today. Alcohol Inks. So glad this one popped up in the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge over at StudioL3. I played with bottle, stream, eggplant, lettuce, sailboat blue and silver. The first card I used black glossy cs and the second white glossy cs. They both give great results. The water lily stamp is from studio g and colored with opaque stix and mounted on paper by zsiage. The seashore scene is done with clearstamps, then cut apart and rearranged to form a grid with Marcasite EP for grout lines. This one is mounted on Club Scrap's Castaway paper. And I have 5 more backgrounds to play with. Whoo hoo!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

WOW Hybrid Cards

I've been playing with Club Scrap's WOW Hybrid Project this week end. The project is intended to be an 8x8 scrapbook page, but I was so inspired by one of the CS members who made cards out of it that I had to give it a go. My card bases are metallic papers from a Luxury Stack and most of the elements are printed digi elements from the hybrid project and the accompaning digital kit Written Word Remix. I have the original Written Word kit so I used some stamps from it as well. I added jewels, glass beads, fastenator staples, fibers and brads to some of the cards as well. This was alot of fun and I will definitely be trying some more hybrid projects.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Anniversary Wishes

Today is my 27th wedding anniversary. Roger and I don't have any big plans for the week end, except enjoying being empy nesters. We're in the middle of turning our 3rd garage space into a work shop and painting the interior of our house, so plenty to do. I made this digital card to celebrate the day with Club Scrap's Into the Wild, Natural Resources and Gratitude kits with a PSL cluster frame prize. Enjoy the day everyone!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Middle Cramer Lake

One of my goals this summer is to get all my negatives (from before my digital camera) scanned into my computer. It's a daunting job, but I'm coming across some very nice family photos from when my boys were little tikes. I had to digi scrap this one from our hike in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho in 1995. The digital elements are all from Club Scrap. From Natural Resources, Memoirs, and Little Blessings kits.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Week 2: Fragment Basics

Well, it's week 2 of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge over at Studio L3. I had my pages from our PAO Sister Page swap waiting for a book to put them in so I chose to use this week's challenge to get caught up on that. I used some Basic Grey paper to cover my book board covers and then made a collage for the cover with some Tim Holtz paper and the fragments adhered to various collage papers. Also, found a CS watercolor stamped dragonfly to put on the corner. Ideology corners finish off the corners of the covers. And a bunch of fibers and a homemade bead decorate the rings.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

I did this layout of my dad a few weeks ago, but I'm posting it in honor of my dad on Father's Day. We had alot of fun this day at the beach. I can't believe he got this gigantic shark kite up and flying so high. Happy Father's Day, Dad!!!

Wonderful WOW Playday!

Yesterday, I got to go to one of my CS friend's house to crop and get a peek at her WOW (Weekend of Workshops) box. I also got to meet another CS cyber friend and got some great pictures of them working on their cool projects. This layout uses the Expressions kit from CS with quotes from Jubilee and Concrete Jungle thrown in. I had a great time!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Time, Time, Time

I finally got my Time cards done for a swap on PAO. I had this image of a big eyed bug when I saw this stamp from Stamper's Anonymous, so I made a big dragonfly. The wings are cut from the dragonfly in the Club Scrap Bugs kit. I also used the clock from CS's Time and Space the gyroscope from Weather (both embossed to a glassy finish to resemble lenses) and the quote from Fossils. The background is the numbers stamp from the sam Stamper's Anonymous set and the card base is from a Luxury Stack.

Friday, June 18, 2010

This is my entry for the June TJ Design Sketch Challenge. I used the Dragged Madras technique for the background and the Up and Over technique in the foreground. Distress Inks used for the background are Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Broken China, and Faded Jeans; Dusty Concorde ink and silver and peacock EP for the Up and Over technique. Stamps are all ClearStamps. Paper by Bazzil.
And for anyone peeking over here from PAO, this is my Stripes card for the swap.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Water Stamping Challenge

I decided to join in the challenge being offered over at Studio L3, so I played a little with the Water Stamping technique today. These are the 3 cards I came up with. I had the little face collages sitting in my (I'll use these someday drawer) and thought they went perfect with the background image I came up with. The collages were created with various torn scraps and then run through the Stampress and embossed. I used Distress Inks Broken China, Dusty Concorde and Faded Jeans. The stamp is from Club Scrap's Be Still kit and the pattern matte is from DaisyD's Recollection line. Fibers pulled from my enormous stash.


When we arrived in Oregon 4 weeks ago the Rhododendrons were in full bloom. Some of these natural beauties are 30 feet high. The blossoms only lasted about a week, but they were in perpetual bloom mode the whole time we were there. This layout uses Club Scrap's Blossom kit for the papers and saying, the cluster frame is from Ornamental and the tag from Pure & Simple.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It's My Turn to Drive

Here is our loveable Gus looking very comfortable behind the wheel of the boat. This layout uses elements from Club Scrap's Cruise, Henna and Simply Avant kits.

Harbor Seals

My first digital layout from our recent trip to Emigh Cove. This little harbor seal was really checking out the boat while we were out crabbing. The layout uses Club Scrap digital elements from their new Expressions kit with some Castaway starfish brushes and a cool mask.