Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Time for Inspiration

To get me back into stamping, I treated myself to a few things from Michael's and Hobby Lobby recently. This past Sunday, I ordered Dina Wakley essential silhouettes stamp and stencil set, it was delivered today.
To inspire me, my daughter bought; ART at the SPEED of LIFE by Pam Carriker
I can't wait to get started working on some of projects in this book!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

I need a Challenge

I've struggled to get back into stamping since April 10, 
 This might be what I need; a Daily Marker 30 day challenge November 1 thru November 30, 2016 by Kathy Rocooin. I don't know if I can keep up each day but plan on trying.  

On April 10;
I couldn't breath, DH rushed me to ER, I had respiratory arrest and Stemi cardiac arrest, CPR, Pneumonia with 2 liter of fluid pumped from my lungs and then put on life support for 4 days. I went to rehab hospital for 15 days. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Everything I made last week from Creative Chemistry 103

I used the piece above to cover an empty roll from a commercial tissue paper. These can be saved if you know someone that does commercial cleaning. You can find my tutorial here:

This an add-on from class that didn't get added to previous post
This is an add-on from alcohol ink day 5 that didn't get added to previous post

Day 2

Day 2

Day 5

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 2

I made this tag today using the same technique from Day 2 with Distress Paint Resist Technique Tim Holtz shares on Creative Chemistry 103. I love the results of this technique. This is my twentieth tag or project posted on my blog since I started Tim's classes this month.  

Here is how I finished my tag using TH crazy cat and TH happy birthday die cuts. I think it still needs something else. Maybe crazy cat holding a balloon! 

Creative Chemistry 103 ~ Day 5 "Thanks"

 Tim Holtz shared how to do a technique using Yupo and Alcohol Inks on Day 5 Creative Chemistry 103.
 This piece of Yupo was only 2" and instead of tossing it in the trash, I decided to make it into a tag today.
 I added a piece of black card-stock under the alcohol inked piece, and then applied to a finished tag that was inked with distress inks. 
TH "thanks" die cut was added to tag and then distress inked trim was added to the tag. 

Thanks, Tim for all the nice techniques from Creative Chemistry 103. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 ~ Distress Paint Resist Technique

I choose the Distress Paint Resist Technique from Day 2 on Creative Chemistry 103 to make a holder for my Distress Crayons.

To begin, I covered the bottom of a cardboard tissue roll with canvas. It was done using a canvas circle larger than the bottom of each roll. Next, use heavy duty glue to bring up from the sides and set to cover bottom. Fit to sides and set aside to dry.

I followed Tim's technique from Day 2 to make a cover piece, and then apply the cover piece to the roll using an adhesive and matching up to fit container. 
I made this container for my 18 Distress Crayons. 

Today, was productive, I used canvas to cover the bottom of four tissue rolls.
Finished size of this tissue roll 4" tall x 3 1/2" wide. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Day 5 Alcohol Ink and Yupo Techniques

It is day five of Creative Chemistry 103. Today, Tim's lesson is all about Alcohol inks. I had a lot of fun working with my Alcohol Inks today. I made seven samples from his six videos.

The first two sample tags are from Alcohol ink Stamped Resist on Yupo Technique.

Below is my third sample tag, I used Tim's technique; Alcohol Ink Texture Resist on Yupo. This is my favorite of the three I'm sharing with you today. I'll finished all my sample pieces after class is over. 

Below is my fourth sample, I used Tim's technique Alcohol Ink Splattered Floral Technique. I made three of these and they all turned out different. 

I had a lot of fun playing with my Alcohol inks today. 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Come back tomorrow to see what I've created from viewing Tim's lessons in Creative Chemistry 103! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day! 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Distress Crayon Watercolor Technique ~ Day 4

I made two examples viewing Jennifer McGuire's video on Distress Crayon Watercolor Technique from Creative Chemistry 103.
Jennifer shares how to smudge and blend to create beautiful flowers.

Videos, inspiration, and techniques from Tim Holtz can be found online from
Creative Chemistry 103!

Day 4 ~ Creative Chemistry 103

I was thrilled when I heard Tim say he was going to shares techniques with the Distress Crayons today. I bought my three sets back in March and only had one chance to use them before I had a heart attack, CPR compressions, pneumonia, and asthma and ended up in the hospital and rehab 20 days.

Tim has lots of videos today and
Jennifer McGuire has one video on a study in color! I'll share my example of flowers in the next blog post.
By the time I get through all these techniques this week I'll have lots of backgrounds to complete.

Day 4 Smudge Technique

Day 4 Textured Resist

Day 4 Gesso Fresco

Videos, inspiration, and techniques from Tim Holtz can be found online from
Creative Chemistry 103!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Day 3 ~ Creative Chemistry 103

These techniques are some of Tim's favorite techniques. Distress Collage Medium and Textures. Here are two of my tags for Day 3 of Creative Chemistry 103! 

 The  next tag was made using Tim's technique called Coloring Texture Paste. I'll update the post when I finish this tag.

Distress Collage Medium was used to apply die-cut flowers over Paste Embossing Technique for Day 3 of Creative Chemistry 103! I plan on finishing this tag when I have more time. 

Day 3 Layered Collage Technique

Tim shared more technique tags with Day 3 lessons. A few guest artist share how they created a project using Tim's techniques. 
This is my take on Layered Collage Technique as one of my examples.
More tags will be added as I get them done.

Videos, inspiration, and techniques from Tim Holtz can be found online from
Creative Chemistry 103!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 ~ Day 2

 Class is open with a new semester of Creative Chemistry 103! This is day 2.
I had many of the supplies Tim used in today's online Creative Chemistry 103 class.

I love how this tag turned out, it's called Distress Paint Resist Technique. 

I had fun making this tag, it's called Stain Rub Resist Technique

And my last tag for Day 2 is called Distress Paint Lifting Technique. 
I finished the tag using a TH Flower die-cut and TH big chat words.

Creative Chemistry 103 ~ Day 1

I'm taking the Creative Chemistry 103 class presented by Tim Holtz.
Every morning this week, Tim delivers loads of videos with new techniques I haven't seen before. After each video Tim himself or a guest artist shares an example of each finished technique.

 I'll be sharing a few of my examples here on my blog.

This technique is called; Highlight Stamping

The next technique is called: Distress Off-Set Stamping
I finished the example into a card.

It's not too late for you to join in with the online classes.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cards Received From Stamping Friends

These are get well cards I received from my online stamping friends; "Altered Tattered and Timeworn" yahoogroups. I'll treasuring each one. 
They are from Cathy P., Martha S., Lisa B., Liz W., Margo S., Judith J., Laurel S., Karen C., M. J. S.
The third card on top was made that way on purpose. Liz W said she made is that way for me to finish when I felt like painting. 
A handmade card by Frances N. she has a yahoogroups HeartsinTouch.
I'll get it posted soon. 
I've also received get well cards from my daughter 
and my sister in Alabama. 

Also a get well card from Mercy Rehab Hospital; I was at Mercy rehab 15 days after leaving the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. I was at OHH six days for which four days I was on life support.
It's been three months and ten days since my life changed. 
Still not feeling well enough to get into my stamping room. Although I did die cut a few flowers the other day and then add color with distress crayons. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Headaches, Asthma and a Heart Attack

 For more than 97 days I was dealing with headaches and migraines. So far, I've had biopsy surgery, a CT scan, an ultrasound, an MRI, weekly steroid shots, pain pills and now I'm on blood pressure medications for the migraines. Still having round the clock migraines and headaches.
After months of test I found out from my doctor and a neurologist I have Trigeminal Neuralgia and Migrainous Cephalalgia. The medication they gave me in March; carbamazepine, propranolol and Lyrica, the neurologist told me when the weather changes or storms come in I would have bad headaches or aura migraines. Its true they have been bad. 

I had just started the new medication when I came down with asthma, the medication I usually take was not helping.
Dear hubby said I got so bad he took me to the ER April 10. I don't remember getting in the car. He said I walked into the ER and they rushed me back into a room where I stopped breathing. I went into respiratory arrest and then went into cardiac arrest. they gave me CPR compressions and then put me on a life support machine. They said I had pneumonia, and pumped one liter of fluid from my lungs. After they got me stabilized a rain storm came in and then the medical helicopter was grounded and ambulances were busy with accidents. After a few hours an ambulance came after me and started down the road to Oklahoma City. Another liter was pulled from my lungs on the ride down. When the ambulance got near the Oklahoma Heart Hospital they ran out of fuel and another ambulance came out to pick me up. My hubby, children and grandkids were driving down the same road on the way to the hospital. They said they drove through a horrible rainstorm. My son came along later, he passed the ambulance along side of the road and then saw a guy carrying a gasoline can, he picked him up, took him to a station and took him back to the ambulance. (My son was told about my health)

A few days before going to the ER April 10 and up until the evening of April 13 when they woke me up, I don't remember anything except when they woke me, I saw three angels up near the ceiling in my hospital room and then they moved to the left out of site. I've never seen them again. I guess it wasn't my time to go. 

After 6 days at Oklahoma Heart hospital, I was taken by ambulance to Mercy Rehab Hospital where I stayed 15 days. All the doctors, nurses, ST and PT were very kind at both hospitals. 

I'm back at home taking ST and PT. 

All my doctors told me not many live with all that was wrong with me. My heart doctor wants to know why I'm still alive. I had surgery May 11 and without sedation, he cut and installed a loop recorder in my chest. It has a battery life of 3 years. I'm so allergic to pain medications that he was afraid to give me any. 

And just when I started feeling better from chest pains from CPR, my headaches have returned. I guess my body could only handle one pain at a time. 

Today at PT, they saw I was in pain. I was taken back in a dark room. He massaged my head with cooling gel. It felt good but didn't take the pain away. I'm on 15 new medications since my asthma, pneumonia and heart attack. The heart doctor has taken me off my medication for headaches. The only medication he kept me for migraines; Sumatriptan. I only get 9 pills a month. 

Update; I've had an appointment scheduled to see a new neurologist 4 months ago, I saw him June 9, he gave me new headache medication. 

Thank you all for your prayers during my hospital stay and here at home! 
Thank you for visiting my blog while I'm recouping from all of this.
Just as soon as I can, I want to get back into my stamping room to play with my stamping supplies. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 March ~ Butterfly Duo

I kept the corrugated shipping box my distress crayons came in this past Monday. I followed Tim's tutorial with supplies I had in my stash and then finished it with metal word from my stash. 
I love Tim's distress crayons! 

 Click link to see Tim's March 2016 tag

Distress crayons, Butterfly duo bigz die, Distress ink and foam applicator, Thinlits alterations die, Tag and bookplate die, Vagabond, Idea-ology trimmings, Idea-ology tissue wrap, Dylusions spray inks, gesso, manila card stock, metal word, string and adhesive.