Friday, January 16, 2015


I have new stamps! This is my first tag using these stamps by Julie Nutting mixed media doll stamps by Prima. 

Melange tissue wrap was applied on tag using multi medium matte adhesive followed by distress paints using Tim tutorial on January 2015 tag 

Paper dresses were made using 6 x 6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye. Flowers are by Prima and Tim Holtz. 
I used Tim's industrial stickers along the bottom of tag. 
Prima and Paper Studio bling was used on tag. 
Distress rock candy glitter by Ranger was used on little girls hair bow. Painted socks, shoes, hair and skin was painted with a water brush and Neocolor II water-soluble color crayons.
Chit-Chat stickers (sweet hearts) was used on my tag. Black soot was applied around each sticker and wiped off. Tim shared this technique on his blog. 
Multi-Medium Matte is the adhesive I used on this project. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 ~ January

I was inspired to work New Year's Day on my tag.    
Check out Tim's January tag here:

I was inspired by Tim's tutorial to create my own version of 12 tags of 2015 for January. I was happy to see I had many of the supplies Tim used for this tag. I will say, I got a little too aggressive with the sprinkles of gold distress as my final step, and the tag went a little dark. I used a little splatter tool that I bought the first year I started stamping twenty-two years ago.
Here is the start of my tag;
Postale tissue tape was applied to my #8 manila tag with glue n' seal. I used broken china, salty ocean and brushed pewter distress paint over the tag with my fingers. Brown sprays were added, wiped off extra and then heat set. 
Chitchat quotes were applied to my tag. Then followed by glue n' seal over the tag.
I followed Tim's tutorial up to adding my 2015. 
In my stash I have word play bigz XL die, this is what I used for my embellishments. 
2015 was die cut using Tim's grunge board and then painted with tarnished brass distress paint. Distress glitter was added to tag using glossy accents as an adhesive. A recent purchase of mirrored star was added to my tag with Glue n' Seal. 
Crinkle ribbon was used with gold spray ink from my stash to finish my tag. 
Tools I used: craft sheet, scissors, shears, sanding grip and heat tool. 

Finished New Year's Day
January 1, 2015
It’s January 2, 2015, I’m here making another January tag with Tim’s tutorial. I liked my first one but thought what if I add silver to all the numbers and see what it looks like.

Here are the results:

Postale tissue wrap was applied with Glue n’ seal on #8 manila tag and then using my finger I applied Chipped sapphire, Broken china and Salty ocean distress paint. A little spray of Brown spray ink was applied over tag with excess wiped off.
I added chitchat, followed by Glue n’ seal over tag and then black soot marker underscoring quotes.
Pumice stone distress glitter was applied to die cut 2015 numbers and then applied to tag.
Watered down Distress white picket paint was used with stiff brush to apply a sprinkle of paint over tag.
Salty ocean and broken china are used to color crinkle ribbon.
A mirrored star was added to tag with glue n' seal.

I posted my first photo in the evening and didn't feel like it was my best photo. Here is the first tag and second tag together.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Wishing Everyone a Happy 2015! 

My wish for the new year, I hope I'll be able to share more rubber stamped projects in 2015. 

I appreciate those that took the time to leave comments or view my projects on my blog during 2014. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Snowflake Tag by Jo Adair

This is a tag my mother sent me using one of her new large snowflake die by Tim Holtz. She also used the small snowflake die from winter wonder.  
My mother used some of her favorite distress inks on this projects; broken china and vintage photo. 
Other embellishments were from her stash. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Snowflake Tag

My dear Mother at 89 years young loves to make cards and tags as much as I do. When she was at her Hobby Lobby last week she purchased a few of Tim Holtz dies. She sent me a few embossed snowflakes. This is what I made with one of them.
Everything on tag was made with Tim Holtz products except the die cut phrase. The Season Greeting has 6 coats of distress paints before choosing chipped sapphire. Each of the six colors was heat set and then another color was added until I was pleased with the results.
Note: my camera didn't take a good photo of this tag; it's actually a blue background. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Bag Toppers

It's hard to pick a favorite!
This year I chose five digital images to make a bunch of bag toppers filled with mints.
 Many of my digital images was made with distress papers by Tim Holtz.
I used 3 D dots on Snowman and Santa.  
All toppers were made with my Silhouette Cameo and Jamie Lane Designs:

I chose the Santa to go to my mother, the rest will go to our daughter and son in law, son and dil with 5 children, grand-daughter with hubby with two children, granddaughter with hubby and two children and one sister and family. I finished these too late to send to my oldest sister, two brothers and hubby's brother. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 ~ December

I love Tim's tag this month!
Tim ask if everyone has had a chance do a tag each month, for me, I'll have to say no, I missed a month or two. In the last few weeks I've started feeling better and ready to get back into stamping. I hope Tim continues with the 12 tags of 2015 next year.

Check out Tim's 12 Tags of 2014 for December:

I used what Tim Holtz supplies I had in my stash to make my three tags for December.
I used Tim's festive greenery strip die, Stickles Distress Glitter, Distress Paints, Distress Inks and Industrial Stickers. If you have a chance to buy his Stickles Distress Glitter, do so you wouldn't be disappointed. I used Tim's distress glitter with tea infuser (from my kitchen) on the deer, phrase and snowflakes. Distress paints to color deer, foliage, bells, snowflake and phrase. Distress inks to color trims.
My Wow was watching droplets form to reveal snowflakes on my tag following Tim's technique.
I completed the first tag far right, I was disappointed using a black ink pad on background, sorry Tim I missed that step using a lighter shade. Since I had two deer left I made two more tags, each one similar but different.
Layers of chipboard were used to make deer and snowflakes with my Cameo. I completed all the tags with a die cut called small easel by Tim. I love using this die with my tags to make them stand up.

After finishing the tags, all were given away to our daughter and her two married girls.

My mother and I have enjoyed seeing what Tim does each month. She calls me or I'll call her to say Tim's new tag is up. I hope her continues next year. When we get together it always involves viewing Tim's tags or the designer team projects.

TH Festive Greenery strip die
Distress Paints: Picket Fence, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint,
Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo, Walnut stain, Brushed Pewter
Distress inks: Salty Ocean, Evergreen bough, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Stickles Distress Glitter
Heat it Tool
TH Tag die
TH Small Easel

I wanted to buy the word script and other dies, 
each shop in our area and on line said they were out of stock. 

Other supplies
Rangers Archival black ink
Heidi Swapp spray ink
Kodomo stamps
Manila card stock
Card stock by Core'dinations
Silhouette Cameo
Tea Infuser

Monday, December 1, 2014

Peace on Earth

 I were inspired to make my own tag after viewing Tammy's beautiful tag on Facebook.

Update December 8, 2014,  I found Tammy's tutorial:

I created my own version of her tag before seeing her tutorial.

Alcohol inks were used to color clay coated glossy card stock and then die cut the small poinsettia on the Bigz die three times.  Vintage photo distress ink was used around each petal using a foam applicator tool.
One self-adhesive pearl embellishment was applied to each flower.  
I used some of the same die cuts Tammy used. 
The trims were made using a variety of distress inks. One yard of trim was used to make the bow. 

Ranger's Adirondack Alcohol inks 
Clay coated cardstock
Tim Holtz Festive Greenery strip die
TH Poinsettia die
TH Texture Fades EF 
TH Distress inks
TH Tag die
TH heat tool
TH applicator tool with foam
Ranger's Archival black ink
Autumn Leaves Winter Wonders clear stamps
Manila folder 
Trim/Seam Binding by Hug Snug
Peace embellishment
Pearls by Paper Studio

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Paper Doll with Red Dress

My little paper doll is all decked out with a cute red dress and ready for the New Year! 
I'm ready for this year to be gone, I was sick for most of it. 

To make this tag I used a Julie Nutting tag, Julie Nutting paper doll, Prima flowers and embellishment. Lace and ribbon from my stash. Bling in flowers from Paper Studio. Head band and dress from designer paper. 
Trim: Archival black ink was used to ink a Tim Holtz stamp, then spray with water, then distress inks were used to color trim, wrinkle trim and then heat set to dry before applying to tag. 
Archival ink is waterproof.  
Thanks for looking! 
Have a nice day! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Gelli Printing with Julie Nutting Paper Doll

Tag is a 4 x 8"
Hope everyone is having a nice day. It's been a few months since I felt like doing anything creative, over the last week I've started sharing some of the tags and cards I made. 
Gelli Printing Plate was used with Cameo stencils and then applied to 4 x 8" tag, also on the tag I stamps images by Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley.
My Julie Nutting image was inked, cut out, dressed with designer paper and applied to doll image. Watercolor crayons were used to color hair, shoes and skin.
Prima flowers, sprig from Pincone die by Tim Holtz and bling pieces from my stash were used on this tag. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Life is Good

My cute little prima paper doll by Julie Nutting was inked, fussy cut and then painted with watercolors. I stamped her dress with designer paper, fussy cut and then added to prima doll image. A tag pad by Julie Nutting was used to add a trimmed piece of printed paper that was edged with distress ink and then stamped using a Dyan Reaveley image. Prima flowers were added to compliment the dress and shoes.   Embellishments from my stash was added to center of flowers. Distress inks was added to trim and then wrinkled and dried.  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fun and Easy Tag

I used a Julie Nutting paper doll image with a stamped images by Dyan Reaveley and flowers by Prima. Printed paper was stamped and used for dolls dress. Boots and hair was painted with distress markers. Distress inks were used on trim and applied to tag. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Song Bird

My little song bird doesn't like winter!

I made this tag using Dina Wakley bird stamp, her paints on the bird and background. Tim Holtz tattered flower garland strip die was used to make the flowers using manila folders and my Susan's Garden tool kit. 
Dots were made using a piece of plastic mesh. The strip of music was from my stash. The white circles were made with a jar lid and gesso. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Spread your Wings

As I'm typing this the wind outside is blowing really strong. News is calling for 40 mile winds and rain. Good time to play with my stamping supplies. 
 I painted my bird with heavy body paints by Dina Wakley. The background of the tag was made using Dina's paints as well. 
I used Tim Holtz stencil and Dyan Reaveley stamp and then applied to tag. Circles were made with a lid and white gesso. Trim was made with distress inks, crinkled, heat set to dry and applied to tag. 
Thanks for Looking and have a nice day!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Watercolor Bird

 I stamped this bird by Dina Wakley with 140 # watercolor paper. Watercolor crayons were used to color bird and butterfly. The tag was made using Dina Wakley paints, Tim Holtz stencil and Dyan Reaveley stencil. I used a pair of scissors to make a branch, paint it with Dina's umber paint and then applied to tag. Circles were made with gesso and a small lid. Distress ink was used to color rayon trim, crinkle while wet and then heat dry with Heat it tool, add to tag. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Blue Bird with Butterfly

I had fun making this tag using one of the bird stamps by Dina Wakley. The bird was painted with Dina's heavy body paints. I made the tag using manila folder with my Tim Holtz/Sizzix die. I used Dina Wakley's paints on the tag, Dyan Reaveley stencil, Tim Holtz stencil and finished it off; using gesso with a jar lid. The butterfly was stamped on the tag and then on a separate card stock I inked the butterfly again and then added color with Dina's paints, it was then cut out and applied to tag leaving the wings free making them look 3-D. The branch the bird is sitting was made with my scissors and then painted with Dina's umber paint. Trim added to top was inked with distress inks.