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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hodge Podge Post! Hi Pam! (Virginia Retro)

Hi everyone!  I definitely have a hodge podge post today!  I love Pam's (Virginia Retro)  hodge podge posts!  It's kind of fun to see all the different things someone has been up to!  Well, here goes!
 
I'm finally posting two tags I made for Tag Tuesday.  I encourage you to check out Tag Tuesday.  The admin. ladies come up with some really fun prompts.  It's a great way to get those creative juices flowing, especially if you're going through a creative slump and you (BONUS!) can use up some of that old stash that's been sitting around un-opened and collecting nothing but space and dust!
 
The theme for the tag below was "White Space."  I immediately thought of winter.  I repainted a white tag, applied Tim Holtz Clear Crackle Paint and while the tag was still wet, I sprinkled some Tim Holtz white distress glitter all over the tag.  I also ran some white cardstock and the tag through my Big Shot using the Tim Holtz Thinlits die called Winter Greens and a snowflake embossing folder.   I crackled and glittered the greens and a white paper flower also.   I added a white paper doily and a metal owl from an old broken necklace.
 


The theme for tag below was called "Something Old, Something New."  I really had to think about this theme, but that's the idea right?  I was in downtown Chicago for a meeting last week and whenever I have to go "downtown", I always think about what Chicago must of looked like in the old days.  I found an old State Street photo online and used a photo I took of State Street from a few years ago.  I painted the tag with Distress Stain, used a whole package of some old Basic Grey rubons (it feels great to get rid of old stuff!), a brick Hambly overlay and misc. ephemera and embellishments.


Below is a card I made for Lunagirl Moonbeams, September challenge "Fairies and Mermaids."  Karen hosts some really great challenges.  Again, like I said above, another great way to get those creative juices flowing!  The fairy image is from a Lunagirl collage sheet called Fairies #1. 
 

I'm sure going to miss Kimberly's (ArtJoyStuff) monthly atc swaps.  Kimberly, who is a wonderfully talented and genrous artist is leaving blogland, at least for awhile I hope, to pursue other adventures.  We're all going to miss you sweet Kimberly!  This atc theme is called "Dress Up."  The atc's below are the ones that I created.


These adorable atc's below are the ones that I received from (left to right) Jess (Two Mad Dahlias), Kimberly (ArtJoyStuff) and Alice (Yellow House Studio).
 

I made this card for a tea cup exchange hosted by the lovely and sweet Stephanie (The Enchanting Rose).  I love the tea/coffee cup exchange.  It's a favorite of mine and so much fun!  You can read more about the tea/coffee cup exchange by clicking on Stephanie's name above.
 

Halloween card.  I FINALLY used my Tim Holtz Stamp and Framelits set.  I love the result, but in my opinion, kind of a pain and takes a lot of time to do.  The results are really cool if you're into stamping and don't mind taking the time to run all of the dies through your machine.
 

The altered Mason Jar is what I created for a Facebook swap.  The Facebook group is called Altered Egos.  Tamie, who is the hostess has some really fun swaps coming up if you're looking for a swap to participate in.  If you're on Facebook, check Altered Egos out!
 

The mixed media canvas is from a Brave Girls Club kit.  All I'm going to say is that Brave Girls Club is changing how I look at myself and the world around me.  Signing up has been one of the best things I've done in 2015.  Brave Girl Camp is on my bucket list for sure! 

So, that about wraps up this post!  Long post and lots of photos, but time is just not on my side sometimes.  I'm hoping I can start posting more then once a week.  What am I thinking, I've been only posting twice a month.    I'm hoping to manage my time better!  Have a wonderfully creative rest of the week my friends! 
 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Tag Tuesday and ICAD

 
Hi everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Just a quick post regarding Tag Tuesday and Index Card A Day.  Sorry for the bad pictures.  I took them this morning.
 
 
This week's theme for Tag Tuesday is "I Remember When."  I remember fun-filled summer's as a child riding bikes with my siblings and friends.  We went everywhere on our bicycles!  Bicycles brings back wonderful memories!
 
 
Last week's Tag Tuesday theme was "Blues and Browns."  I, of course, thought vintage.
 
 
I'm still participating in Index Card A Day (ICAD) that was hosted by Daisy Yellow.  In addition to having lots of fun creating tags, I also love creating the index cards.  I'm not stopping until the entire blank pack of index cards is gone!