I made this Folio Journal scoreboards lx die with other thinlits from Eileen Hull Designs. I used mat board to die cut my booklet.
Friday, April 16, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021
I made this card using a portion of Eileen Hull's #664882 mandala thinlits die, and Olivia Rose geometric thinlits dies from my new stash of supplies.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Over on Eileen Hull Fan Club many of the members are making their version of a caddy Eileen shared how to do. I don't have the newest post box die or swivel but do have the shopping bag die and gift box die so this is my project using two of her dies.
This die; https://www.sizzix.com/664345/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-gift-w-scallop-edges and the discontinued die; https://www.sizzix.com/658055/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-bag-coupon-mini-shopping.
I covered both die cuts with 12 x 12" scrapbook papers from my stash and lots of glue!
Friday, January 1, 2021
I have been a member several years with Eileen Hull Fan Club on Facebook. Back in November 27 Eileen had a new challenge named Comfort & Joy.
This is my second project started using challenge; Comfort & Joy
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Day 1 of Comfort and Joy is my cover page. I used Eileen Hull scoreboards pocket notebook die. Supplies: Graphic 45 and Hobby Lobby stamp, Distress Oxide vintage photo, Dylusions paint pen.
Day 2 I used a prompt to used a recipe. Lisa Hoel shared how she used her children in her pocket. I gave her credit using her idea with a photo of my 95 year old mother with one of her recipes. My sister took this photo of our mother November 30, 2020. I used my laser printer to copy photo and then used soft pastels to highlight mothers face and hands.
I'll be adding more photos here as i get them made,
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Although I'm not going out that much I started making mask for family and friends. Many are reversible in different colors, I made the men mask with solid colors and a print. Each of the mask was washed and clean but I told everyone to wash them after they came through the mail. Women mask were two colors of polka dots.
I purchased three quilt squares in solid colors before we were told to wear mask, and the rest of the mask were made from a full grocery sack of polka dot cotton yardage in all colors. Since the 26 of March, 17 mask were sent out to family members. I made hubby and I a couple mask each. I sewed 10 days making mask and then put my sewing machine away.
Hubby and my mother wants one like I made two of our nephews, so they can put a coffee filter inside the mask. It's really for an N95 mask.
Each of the mask like the one pictured was made using wire to shape across nose and round 3mm elastic to go around ears. I made the N 95 mask holder with 1/4" elastic. It's a good thing I had these elastics on hand because they are not available anywhere.
Update: I made 12 additional mask in three days and then closed my machine away. Several of the mask were made like the yellow mask you see at doctors offices with elastic I had in my stash. Some were made with long ties made with a new XL white teeshirt cut with a rotary blade and ruler in
1 1/4" strips and pulled, they made perfect ties.
This batch of 12 bars was cut this morning. Each of these bars looks different. They will be ready to use in 6 weeks. On the 22 of March I made Calendula handmade soap and they will be ready to use the first of May. I can't wait.
Early in March I made hot process soap. Hot Process is ready to use in couple of weeks instead for 4 to 6 weeks. I made four bars, I gave my mother two white bars with no scent. I've been using these to wash my hands at bathroom sink. My hands have never been as soft as they are now.
Just wanted to share what I've been up to lately.
Friday, February 14, 2020
I used Eileen Hull #662812 journaling heart, #662813 journaling words, and #662811 journaling flower dies. The word Love was die cut using black chipboard. The journaling hearts were die cut using two colors of pink/red and then some heart opening were covered with pink, some heart openings were left out to show white background and some heart openings were covered with red hearts. Journaling flowers were using on top of rubber stamped image.
The lace die is a Crafters Companion die I purchased a few years ago. The heart collage is a rubber stamp my mother bought years ago. I covered up the word "forget me knot" using a sticker by Tim Holtz.
Monday, February 3, 2020
in the following colors:
from the tiny amount of re-inker. )
I made this project two weeks before Tim Holtz started one of his online classes. Just a odd thing that Tim shared something similar to what I was sharing on another blog; April 27, 2012.
Sunday, February 2, 2020
* 3 or 4 colors of glitter paint or acrylics
* newsprint or kraft paper to cover your work surface
* Rubber Stamp
* Digital tool
* Folded card
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
I purchased the Sizzix Display Stand die, it came yesterday 3 days before it was scheduled. I used one piece of Sizzix Mat Board with one half of 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and then finished the stand this evening.
I couldn't decide what to put on the smaller piece in the foreground. In second photo I chose a decorative embellishment "The Perfect Getaway."
Normally the stand would close to be mailed to a family member or friend but I made it closed by wrapping gold thread around the background piece.
Friday, January 3, 2020
I'm so glad she didn't have Pneumonia. Our daughter has had a lot of health issues since last August and has been struggling to get back her good health.
I used two oval and a round die cut piece. Largest oval 3"x 4"
Tiny flowers cling stamp was inked with archival black ink and then watercolored. I made a background and foreground scene using watercolors with my water brush. I had the die cut butterfly on my craft table and this was applied to the oval.
This cling stamp set is by Will 'n Way by Dianne J Hook
The tiny "get well soon" sticker by Teresa Collins
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
I was thrilled to see I was one of 12 winners on Tim's blog for June 12 tags of 2012: here is the link to Tim's blog: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-july/
And here is my June blogpost here: https://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-june/
Here is my umbrella tag using a photo of myself when I was around 8 years old.
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I loved that umbrella! This photo was taken at my grandparents home, they lived up the road from us.
I printed a copy on gloss paper. Color was added to my dress using Tim's nib with fired brick distress ink.
I used Tim's stamp in the background from the stamp sheet Photo Studio #013, Tim's tiny tabs die cut for the tab, his word bands and the pen nib on this tag. To give the look of metal, I painted the tiny tab with silver dabber paint. Life Journey number 8 was added to the tab, I'm guessing that was my age.
Update: I asked my mother if she knew my age when she took this photo, she said I was around 8 years.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Monday, December 30, 2019
to make any size book.
Making up these instructions are my own.
When she has too much of one item she brings them
to me to use in my artwork.
This is how I came about using game boards for the base of
my books and Kraft paper for the covers.
White 2" masking tape
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Top left; woman image and background images-Viva Las Vegastamps,
Bottom left; woman image-Stampsmith (no longer in business), background- Mrs. Oleary's,
Bottom right; woman image- Stampsmith (no longer in business), background stamps Above the Mark (no longer in business)
Word Stamp; Stamper Anonymous.
Inks: Distress Ink
Sewing Machine: Bernia
Fabric: White Canvas
Past blogpost from October 26, 2010.
Thank you looking and Have a nice day!
Saturday, December 28, 2019
finishing touch of Tar Gel Medium. You can make a very nice project
suitable for gift giving using this technique.
- Apply a smooth finish of light modeling paste to a piece of canvas.
of paint with a small paint brush or by dripping from the bottle.
Note: Bright color family works best for this technique.
If you have enough water on the piece the colors will spread
like magic to look like embossed tiles.
Leave some areas light in color. Let dry.
Permanent Violet, Quinacridone Burnt Orange,
Hansa Yellow Medium, Nickel Azo Yellow, Raw Sienna
and Iridescent colors; Gold and Bronze.
to the white areas. Allow this to dry.
and allow this to dry thoroughly.