Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy Birthday, Wendy

Well ... Wendy's birthday was Monday, but I'm treating her to a birthday lunch on Friday. That gave me a few days to finish her card and assemble her gifts. I used two forms of inspiration in creating this card. I really liked the card sketch #39 from retrosketches, and the "Festive, Circle, Green" trigger word challenge from 365 Cards helped me put it all together.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sketch~N~Scrap #21

I love being inspired by a sketch! Here is the sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap:

And, here is my take on it:

I took a close up of the snowflakes I created from re-purposed acetate packaging. I used white acrylic paint on the edges. I can thank Tim Holtz for that idea!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


I've never done this before, but thought, "What the heck?!". I'm submitting this layout based on a sketch from  Sketch~N~Scrap. It's funny because I see some familiar faces from Personal Scrapper. It's great to see those smiles again.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Resisting Tim

I look forward to seeing what interestingly creative techniques Tim Holtz shares at the beginning of each month for his monthly tag reveal. This month was a resist technique. I have done something similar to this in the past, but never utilized an iron to remove the embossing powder. Way cool! Instead of making a tag this time, I decided on a Thanksgiving card for my parents. And, I used colored embossing powder instead of clear embossing powder. The images don't pop as much as Tim's did, but I still like how it turned out. The other technique I tried was one I see Tammy Tutterow use time and again. She embosses the rim of her tags and cards. It gives her projects the perfect finishing touch. The card is based on sketch MFTWSC62 from My Favorite Things.