Saturday, March 31, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 day 9 part 2

and here is the third tag
Perfect Distress Technique

Creative Chemistry 101 day 9

Here is my homework for day 9
we played with perfect pearls !!! love that stuff :)
the first tag was Perfect Distress Mist Technique
the second tag Perfect Splatter Distress Technique
third tag is coming up in the next post

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 day 8 pt 2

the first tag is the Crackle Paint Resist Technique
I own 3 colors of crackle paint, dusty rose, pewter and black.
The rabbit looks like he is running by a huge rock lol
The second tag is Shattered Stains Technique. This Technique was a ton of fun! loved how the hearts turned out.
and now, yup you probably guessed it. I am off to go work on day #9 homework.
Talk to you again tomorrow

Creative Chemistry 101 day 8 pt 1

Day 8 we are getting closer to the end :(
here is my homework from day 8
this first one is called Paint Dabber Resist Technique
I made 2 of the same Technique. The first tag was on paper and the second one done on sticky back canvas. I wanted to try this just to see the difference between paper and cloth. I liked both :)

Mom's 79th birthday card

It was my mothers 79th birthday today and I totally forgot to make a card! so I had to quickly make one for her  just before running out to meet up with her for supper. Whew I can't believe I forgot! I guess I really am involved in doing my homework for the chemistry 101 class. But I am so enjoying it!
Just a note to say that the butterfly is one of the blending techniques from the chemistry 101 class, so glad  that I had made extras.
Here is the birthday card
My mother gasped as she opened it :) which is a good sign! haha she loved it and so did my sister and her son who were also there to help celebrate her day :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 day 7

here we are on day 7!!
here is my homework and yes all three tags are done :)
the first tag is using the Nostalgic Batik Technique. The red heart was embossed but by the time I was finished working this tag, it no longer looked embossed!
the second tag is the Rusted Enamel Technique. I remember doing this technique on one of the Christmas tags of 2012 and I loved it then :)
the third tag is the Distress Powder Resist Technique. This is a really cool.
now I am off to start on day 8 homework

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 day 6 pt 2

This third tag was a challenge for me because I did not have the "specialty" paper. I used 182 lb coated paper that has a rough matte finish. I was looking for something in my stash that was not watercolor or cardstock.
Here is my results using the Stamping with Markers Technique

 Now I am off to do my homework for day 7 :)

Creative Chemistry 101 day 6 part 1

I am on a roll!
here is my homework for day 6
I own 6 distress markers.
The first tag is Watercolor with Markers Technique. You can see the different ways of achieving the watercolor look.
The second tag Blending with Markers Technique. Again you can see the different ways of blending.

the third technique will be in the next post 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 day 5

I have day 5 home work finished!!!
here it is

The first tag is called stained Kraft Resist Technique. Using the kraft resist paper, inks, and a stamp :)
The second tag is called Stamping with Stains Technique. Using the distress stains and picket fence.
The third and last tag is called Marbled Stains Technique. Yes we used the distress stains to achieve this cool look, at least I think it is.

These tags were alot of fun!!! Thanks Tim!

Creative Chemistry 101 day 4

4th day of homework :)
I was able to finish 2 out of 3 tags. The third one is a bit trying for me so it is taking longer. I will post it as soon as I am finished. But for now here are the 2 that I did finish
the first one is a layered misting technique. I had used a flower stencil for my misting.
The second tag was the same technique that I had used on one of the Christmas tags.  We were shown how to use the cut n' dry felt but I didn't have any so I used  baby wipes the same way as before.

I really like how these turned out.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 day 3 part 2

here are the other two tags that I made to complete my homework for day three!

The first tag is the archival resist technique. "The only colors that I own are pink and black".
I then went over the tag using blue and brown distress ink.

The second tag is the stamping with reflections technique. I don't own a reflection stamp so I just used a stamp that I own . Because I wanted to learn the technique of stamping an embossing folder I figured why not use what I had :)

Both these techniques were new to me.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 day 3

Here we are on day three and I am running behind because day four has been posted!
I have made the first tag and thought I would post it now before continuing on.
This is my take using the alcohol ink agates technique.

New swap!

 Hi everyone, a new swap is about to begin you can hop on over to Elysia's blog to read all about the swap details.
Have fun!

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 March tag

 I started to follow along with Tim Holtz 12 tags of  2012  here is my March tag

There was a cool technique that I learned from doing this tag.  How to make the mosaic butterflies. I used grungepaper covered it with wonder tape and  then made the die cut butterflies. After placing my pieces of paper I used black embossing powder to fill in the spaces. Once cooled I used glossy accents to cover each of the little pieces of paper. I loved this idea !!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 day 2

As promised here is my homework
I used the distress ink for all tags.
The first tag was blending the distress inks, the second is brushless watercolor :) and the last tag is a wrinkle free tag. I LOVE  how they turned out!
as always feel free to leave a comment, I enjoy the feedback.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101

I have decided to take another online class :)
This class is Creative Chemistry 101  taught by the professor himself Tim Holtz

I am really excited, and I will be sharing my homework products here with you.
The classes just started on Monday.
Class one we were given homework but did not make a "project"
Class two we have homework. We have three projects to make which I just finished. As soon as my batteries for the camera are charged up I will share my  projects with you.
until then take care


Here is what I made using the stamp set "mums2stamp" from The {Stamps} of life

Monday, March 19, 2012

Stampin Up March club

What a great time we had this month and as usual Charlene sent out a link to us so that we could make a card and bring it to class.
And ummm  I won again :) I get my free ink pad of my choice!!
THANK YOU CHARLENE!!! ( and Kim for picking my name  hehehe)
here is the link to the sketch
and here is my take on the card sketch
these are the beautiful cards that we had made that day.
This first card is a quilted card we had a choice to emboss or not to emboss after adhering all the little squares.  I chose to emboss. I love it!
here is card #2 this was also a fun one to make. Learned something cool.

This last card #3 was also a cool technique to learn. Using a flower punch to make the butterfly !

We were also shown the new stampin up  insert to the score board. Needless to say we were shown how to make an envelope :)

Once I get the adtional links to the "how to's" I will update the post.
Until then happy scrappin'

Friday, March 16, 2012

February Swap

Hello everyone!!
I am soo excited to share with you what I have received from my Febraury swap partner Tee from The Altered Paper
I was sooo excited when I opened up my envelope and saw this wonderful tag! sooo pretty :)

and here are the extras that Tee had sent
Thank you Tee!!!! it was fun swappin' with you.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Here is a card that I made using the monthly stamp set called "umbrella4you" I also used the 2 little birds from the stamp set called "hearts2love" and the grass came from the set called "eggs4Easter" these stamp sets are from the {Stamps} of Life by Stephanie Barnard
The inks that I used are the Tim Holtz distress ink and then I spritzed the product goosebumps to give it the wet look.
and the inside

Sunday, March 11, 2012

another CHA 2012 post

Here I am along with Leanne owner of Scrapn With Flair and Laura Denison from following the paper trail
It was great to meet this VERY talented lady :)

more CHA 2012

here is another photo of moi with the wonderful Stephanie Barnard who is the owner of The stamps of life and also the rep for sizzix :)
very sweet and super nice !

Friday, March 9, 2012

CHA 2012

I am finally able to steal a few minutes to share some photos that were taken at CHA 2012. In this first photo is  Mr Tim Holtz himself !!! I was sooo excited to have taken another workshop that was put on by Ranger which included 3 WONDERFUL desginers.

Tim Holtz was the first one to teach us

and his awesome assistant Mario was there to help throughout the morning  (not sure why I had that weird look, I really was happy)
 here is my project that Tim had taught us in the workshop. I just love how it turned out.
 We were able to play with the new distress markers and water brush!!  We learned about the new "clay like" paper, and how his new Sizzix eclips cartridges work. The butterflies had been cut out using his new line of eclips cartridges. I loved every minute of the workshop.

The next designer was Claudine Hellmuth unfortunately I was not able to have a photo taken with her this time but here is my take on the project that she had shared with us.
This bag was made from canvas and we used Claudines stamps and paints. Love it!!
Her line of paints are really nice to use. You can learn more about them here at Ranger
Her paints and brushes are awesome I have purchased mine at a local on line store here

The third and last desginer was this most amazing and talented lady Dyan Reaveley who came all the way from  England to teach and show us her new products :)

and here is my finished project that she had taught us in the workshop.
Just a little something I will not forget - Dyan says "kitchen roll" we say paper towel  :)

I love Dyan's style, she brought to us her new ink sprays, stencils, stamps and images. You can learn more about her products at the Ranger site

I do have a couple more photos to post but it is late so it will have to wait till later this weekend.
Have a great Friday everyone!