Monday, August 31, 2015

Fall Black Bird Pocket Card and A New Shop Opening

I don't know if I should admit this, but my card started out as another of my remodels... that I totally messed up. The only thing left of the original is that blue dot doily die cut and the orange leafy flourish (Die-namics.) It would have been faster to just forget the remake, and start fresh, which I eventually did after wasting a couple of hours fooling around with a project that just wasn't meant to be. Still, in the end, I'm pleased with the results.

I have lots of layers here using my pack of Tim Holtz ephemera.

I created this card last week, and had to laugh when I visited my friend, Audrey's blog and saw that she too had used some of the same ephemera pieces. And speaking of Audrey, she has a new shop opening tomorrow, that I'm assuming will be filled with her lovely handmade goodies. Can't wait to see what she has for us! See you over there... maybe we can shop together.

The title of my card is black bird, but this is actually a purple martin... they're black, though, aren't they?

I used my Die-namics Layered Labels set for this piece with the banners.

Some vintage Recollections glittered skeleton leaves, cheesecloth, natural burlap string, orange I Am Roses rosebuds and a black nylon Prima flower (it originally had a grey pearl center that I changed up with the orange rhinestone.)

Hope you all have a great week... a new time to create!

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Happy Birthday in Teal and Green

In my quest for diminishing my stash, I created another pocket card with some older papers... including Melissa Francis, Glitz and My Mind's Eye. 

The leaves were cut with my Spellbinder's Foliage die set. The flowers are Botanicas from Petaloo. The wreath shaped die cut was made using Spellbinder's Framed Flored that I recently purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I topped the cut with a couple tiny rhinestones from TPC Studios.

The doily peeking out was cut with Sizzix Vintage Doily, one of my very favorite go-to dies. For the base mat I used Alterations Postage Stamp Frame.

The fern was made with the Alterations Thinlits die set called Holiday Greens.

 My Happy Birthday stamp is a very old one, but I love the handwritten look, and use it again and again. I guess I just never grow tired of it.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

I'm Remodeling Again

Not a home remodel, but another card remodel. I have a box to keep extra cards in that have been moved out my case in the living room. Sometimes you just have to rearrange things so the new items can be put front and center. Well this card got shuffled to the bottom and forgotten. I needed something cherry to send to a dear friend who is now in a nursing home. When I rediscovered this neglected card, I thought that would be perfect, if...

I first trimmed it down a little in size, added fresh flowers,

repositioned the bling, and wha-law... a brand new card. What do you think? 


or after...?

Just to prove I been hoarding too much paper, I still had the green dot base paper and was able to use it for the inside mat. Well, I guess hoarding can be a good thing... maybe.

I hope you all have a great weekend. We are headed this afternoon to Kent, Ohio, to prepare for a screening of Minerva Monster... the last one scheduled for this year. There are still library engagements we will attend, but no more screenings. It has been a whirlwind summer. I still don't know where it went. I only know we have been super, super busy and we still have a big event next weekend that I'm really anxious to tell you about.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BOO Trifold Pocket Card and The Director on TV

How about a scary card for Fall... a trifold pocket card to be exact. I really think it may be an original, as I've never seen one like this. It wasn't planned... it just kind of happened. The trifold part was in my stash of unused Fall cards, but I wanted to update it a bit. What better way than to make it into a pocket card.

The base of the pocket part is Kaisercaft Curiousity "Uncanny", which is the beautiful borders sheet. I used the flip side.

I added cotton ecru lace, some addition paper layers, a few more I Am Roses flowers and leaves,

cheesecloth, natural burlap string from May Arts, an Alterations Distressed Doily, and a tag with a wide chrome eyelet and seam binding ribbon.

All the other supplies are listed on the post below.

Here is a link to the card in it's before state... I definitely prefer the after.

Now about last night's TV interview...

Of course, being his mother, I thought he did fantastic.

Here is my son with Brandon Dalo, who wrote all the original music for the movie. 
If you want to watch the interview, here is the link.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Playing with Foils, It's Just a Matter of Time Pocket Card and a TV Interview

In working on a masculine card, I thought I would try a Tim Holtz technique using Ranger foils and Sticky Embossing Power, which Tim says is just powdered glue. Zowee... I love this stuff!!! After sponging the paper edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink, I sprinkled on the SEP, tapped it off slightly, and melted with my heat tool. I laid down the foil immediately and tapped lightly with my finger tips until it cooled. Then I just gave it a bit of a rub and it started to detach, leaving that beautiful foil edging behind. Then I filled in some gaps with the same piece of foil by just dabbing it over the spots that needed more. So simple! Another great Ranger product I'll use again and again.

My papers are more odds and ends from my My Mind's Eye hoarded collections, which are almost to the point of nonexistent. I'm going to miss these beauties, unless they hurry and come out with something new like they use to produce.

My embellishments include an Idea-ology Time Piece, Game Spinners, Long Fastener, and a K & Company layered sticker.

I also used three pieces from Idea-ology's Expedition ephemera pack.

The layers are cut with three different Alterations dies Bigz Postage Stamp Frame, On The Edge Torn Notebook, and in the center cut out of Idea-ology Textured Surfaces cork... Movers & Shapers Baroque Mini.

There's also a Idea-ology Mini Paper Clip in the mix. My tag is stamped with Happy Birthday to You and embossed with Ranger's Gold EP. 

If your wondering about the TV interview in my title, our son will be doing an interview on Channel 3 News, WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday night  at 7:00 (8/25/2015) to talk about his movie and future projects. If you're in the area, I'd be thrilled if you'd give it a view.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

I Love Fall Pocket Card and A Special Order Custom Pen

I sat aside that box of assorted paper collections I've been using up for a day and started working on cards for the fall season. I broke down and ordered a few new sheets from A Cherry on Top that should come next week. In the mean time, I have just enough of some older patterns to get going. This is an assortment of Imaginisce and My Mind's Eye.

The ABC card is from Idea-ology's Thrift Shop ephemera pack by Tim Holtz. The die cut on top of it was made using my Die-namics Layered Labels die. The mini doily is a section of a Prima trim from a year or two back.

This is one of the Recollections flowers that I stocked up on when Michaels had a clearance a couple years ago. Besides this one, I only have three others. I sure wish they would have had more, because I love these things. They're ideal for autumn projects.

The gorgeous antique bronze metal filigree corner is from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. The ivory burlap string is by May Arts. There's a bit of cheesecloth tucked in there, too.

I cut my leaves with Alterations Movers & Shapers Mini Tattered Leaves die set using my treasured hand dyed wools I buy in Amish country.

The Penmaker had another special order for a custom pen, and this one is really custom. The order was for the pen to be in plain Gecko Green, which turned out impossible to find. So my husband had to make his own using a special custom mixed paint from a shop that will make up any car color you need... this one being a Jeep.

He is on a roll right now doing writing instruments in this stick shift style. We have a car show event coming up and I think this will be a winner. We also have something really exciting that may take place that I can't divulge just yet. Yikes, I can hardly wait to spill the beans.

An update on our sons movie: He's had numerous screenings, speaking engagements, radio interviews, etc. The movie has been a success, so he's moving ahead with two more in the works. The latest issue of Digital FilmMaker has an article on the making of Minerva Monster. You can pick up a copy at your local Barnes & Noble.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Love Always Pocket Card and A Heads Up on Some Big Sales


Some more mix and match action with my left over papers. The piece with the glittered swirls is definitely one from My Mind's Eye and I believe the Alterations Distress Doily is made from another. I don't remember the name of the gingham though.

The bronze corner came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. If you're not familiar with Linda's store, you should check it out now, because she's having a 10% off sale. Her prices are already low, so this is just an extra incentive to buy... of which I took advantage!

A layered K & Company sticker.

Prima Serenity flowers. I bought bunches of these when Joann's had them on sale.

An ivory May Arts burlap string bow tucked in among the flowers and a piece of a Prima vine I had left over from another project. There's also a base of cheesecloth.

Love was cut with Alterations Handwritten Love Thinlits die. The tiny rhinestone is by TPC Studio.

My wood butterflies are from Prima... and in case you missed it... Prima has a huge warehouse sale going on with a box of Prima goodie for only $50.00 plus shipping. Check it out here.

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