Monday, April 23, 2018

Carpal Tunnel

My Wrist Braces!

Today I was fitted with these wrist braces.  I found out I have carpal tunnel and must wear these things day and night!
Bad thing is I am committed to two atc swaps and there's so much more crafting I want to do!  It will be a slow process. But I am going to craft some and will be back in the swing of it soon I hope, pain permitting... Hugs,T.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Shabby Chic Garden Tag W/Pocket Swap Received!

 I received my Shabby In The Garden Tag from my swap partner Deb-The Crafty Texas Woman @ Creating The Crafty Life! This is why I love Shabby Chic- the pretty pastels, seam binding, beautiful lace and trims, pearls, beads, stickpins, etc! Just Gorgeous! Thank You Deb for a great swap!

Three Little Butterfly Tags made for the Two Pockets. 

Close up of all the Shabby Goodness!

Finished Back of Tag W/Pocket Made of Lace To Hold Swap Info!

Happy Creating & Swapping! T.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Blossom like a Butterfly Artist Trading Cards

Blossom Like A Butterfly ATC"s Stamped with Intense Black Archival Ink and Embossed In Clear. Highlighted with white Gelly Pen. 
And Grunged up with Vermillion Ink

 Stamplorations Butterfly Stamp

Finishing Back of ATC's With Designer Paper & Turquoise Acrylic Paint
ATC Info Stamped in Black

Entering @
Stamplorations April Challenge-"Focus on the Sentiments!"

Happy Creating! T.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Shabby Chic Tag With Pocket

I'm sharing a tag today I made for a swap I'm in. The Tags theme was "shabby chic in the garden" using pastel colors, and you must incorporate a pocket on your tag with another smaller tag.

Beauty Lies Within- Shabby Chic Tag W/Pocket

Smaller Tag Fits in pocket and completes the overall look of tag

Shabby Chic Tag with pocket
#8 Kraft Tag
Small Tag
Designer Paper
Stick Pins
Mushroom Trinket (which you can't see in pic)
Red Geranium Archival Ink
Butterfly & Sentiment Stamps
Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Inks: Broken China-Picket Fence-Peeled Paint
Pink Bead Piece
Pearl Trim
Netting Material
Blue Feather Piece
Tea Dyed Seam Binding for Bow
Tacky Glue
Glue Stick

Happy Creating! T.

Entering @:
Simon Says- Floral Frenzy

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Journey - 2018

 The Journey - 2018 Mixed Media Tag

 Sharing a mixed media tag today that I made with Tim Holtz- Sizzix Framelits Dies, Textures Fades & Stamp "The Journey"

#8 Tag covered with Tim Holtz idea-ology collage paper - stamped globe in intense black ink and embossed in clear

Tim Holtz Schoolhouse Numbers Stencil in Wild Honey Distress Ink
Stamp & Die

Finished Tag
#8 Kraft Tag
Collage Paper
 Sizzix Framelits Dies, Texture Fades & Stamp-The Journey
Intense Black Archival Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Enjoy The Journey Stamp
White Gelly Pen
Distress Inks:
Shabby Shutters

Salty Ocean
Peacock Feathers
Wild Honey
Old Paper
Small Ticket Stamp (cut into pieces and added to tag)
Schoolhouse Numbers Stencil
Metal Stars
Zots-Clear Adhesive Dots
Glue Stick
Tacky Glue
Ink Blending Tool

Entering the following:

Simon Says Monday Challenge- Road Trip



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thank You ATC and Gift Card Envelopes

Sharing a set of Artist Trading Cards and Envelopes today. Perfect for little Thank You Cards and or Gift Card Holders for someone special.

Artist Trading Cards & Envies

Dragonfly ATC'S

CUTplorations Thin Metal Dies/ATC-Gift Card Envelope Die

Butterfly Artist Trading Card Envelopes


What You Do Today Is Important
 Because You Are Exchanging
 A Day Of Your Life For It.

Entering In:
March Challenge-All About Spring and Faith

Stamplorations Anything Goes-
Never Ending Challenge
(Using a Stamplorations Product)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Spring/Easter Inspiration

Supplies Used:
ATC Kraft Blanks
6 x 6 Striped Designer Paper
Starburst Sprays- Lindy's Stamp Gang
Intense Black Ink-Simon Says
Dragonfly & Butterfly Stamps
Sentiment & Swirl Stamps- (Tim Holtz Artful Things)
Small Talk Sticker
Thank You Stamps
Fern Green Archival Ink for Distressing
White Gelly Roll Pen
Watercolor Pencils
Cutplorations Thin Metal Dies/ATC Gift Card Envelope Die
Artist Trading Card Back Stamp
Tacky Glue
Glue Stick


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Chocolate Cake ATC

Weekly ATC Challenges with Prizes!

It's an ATC Birthday Party Celebration with Janis @ Her Peaceful Garden! This weeks theme is "And then Chocolate" So I thought a chocolate cake would be fitting.

Happy Creating! T.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Today is a New Day/Tea ATC

Today for Janis's ATC Birthday Party I made another atc for her collection, using the framed teacup stack by Stamplorations. I colored the cups with a waterbrush and the #5 distress crayons set which are water reactive pigments. I outlined and added some dots on the cups with a white gelly pen. Embellishing with flower, small talk sticker and a tea packet I cut.

Happy Birthday Janis!

Weekly ATC Challenges With Prizes!
This weeks theme is Adorable Teapot Collection


Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Creating! T.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Tea-Riffic ATC

you're tea-riffic ATC

 Here is another artist trading card for Janis's ATC Birthday Party!
 The framed tea cup stack and crazy bird were colored with watercolor pencils. Crazy bird, sentiment and spoon was fussy cut and added with glue stick. Distressing in red geranium archival ink to finish.

ATC theme is Adorable Teapot Collection. (tea cups are acceptable)

Weekly ATC Challenges With Prizes!


ATC Blank
Framed Tea Cup Stack Stamp by Stamplorations
Crazy Bird Stamp
Sentiment & Spoon Stamp-Fiskars
Red Geranium Archival Ink
Intense Black Archival Ink
Watercolor Pencils
Water Brush
Flower & Gem
Glue Stick



Happy Creating! T.