Monday, September 29, 2008

This is my ATC for Think Monday - Think ATC.
The theme this week was coffee. I did a hand cut coffee mug.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

page three of trash album

Page 3 of my trash album
Brown paper bag page painted with gesso and inked
with vintage Photo, Mustard Seed and Fired Brick Ranger Distress inks
- yellow dot pattern – (Mustard Seed ink) is done with bubble wrap
face stamp – Lost Coast Designs – Up Close and Personal
leaf stamps - Rubbernecker
foil leaves are Hershey’s chocolate wrappers. They are inked with leaf stamps
or punched with a leaf punch from Emagination
Autumn is cut out with Roxy Quickutz dies out of a pizza box
Paper behind "Autumn" is the Hershey’s candy bag
Eyes and lips of face are highlighted with Prisma colored pencils

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

halloween banner

I made a version of the Halloween banner that was in Creating Keepsakes magazine for my old antique mantle. The magazine has the crow template on their website. I found the crow on top of the mantle at a dollar store. I think I need two more of those crows and some pumpkins on the mantle and maybe some black ribbon to go with my banner. What do you think?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

This week I decided I’d join a group which is called "Think Monday – Think ATC. Their challenge for this week was homophones. Homophones are two words that sound alike, but have different meanings. I knew that I could do an ATC similar to the cabinet cards I had just done for my online art group. They have the quote, "If you want to be happy, be." By Leo Tolstoy on them. Then I stamped a Bee on the ATC.
The colors on the ATC are twinkling H2Os.
I love the comment from Faye. I will have to name this happy lady Bea so that this ATC will be a triple homonym!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

2nd page in trash album

This is the second page in my trash album. I have decided to do some kind of face on all my pages. Here is what I used on this page.
Page 2
Stamped brown paper bag page
paper towel colored with twinkling H2Os
Spotlight headliner from TV Guide
Clear plastic from envelope
Face from junk mail catalog
Yogurt topper
Cardboard box piece that looks like burlap fabric
Rings – from Mother-in-law’s jewelry box (Unknown what they are)
Stickles inside of rings, on bee’s wings and near face
SoufflĂ© pens – yellow on bee
Blue tissue paper
#2 stamp - $1.00 stamp from AC Moore,
Believe stamp – word stamps from Technique Tuesday
Bee stamp – Beeswax stamps
Just for you stamp - $1.00 stamp from AC Moore
pieces of beaded chain

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

trash altered book

Our local altered book club has challenged us to do an album made of trash. The front and back covers are cereal boxes and the pages are brown paper bags. The bindings are of braided trash bags. I cannot wait to start looking at some of the albums next month! I started page one today of mine and it is so much fun! It has made me look at trash in a whole new way.

Here is what I used in the first page:

Brown paper bag page inked with Fired Brick Ranger distress ink
Texture stamp – PSX Design clear stamp
Onion bag mesh
Waxed paper from Ritz cracker sleeve sewn on
with the string from a bale of hay
Die cut butterflies from pizza box
Buttons from my friend
Yellow page stamped with "How do I love thee…" – Stamp from Rubbernecker
Inked inside of envelope behind the butterfly
Butterfly is plastic from a milk carton, which is stamped with Staz-on and colored with Zig markers
Face stamp is from Lost Coast Designs
Plastic Milk topper with face stamped on newspaper

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

To Cheer card

This is a card that I made out of some stickers that my friend, Charlotte gave me. I cut the butterfly out of the sticker and popped it up and put it on a background which is a new stamp that I got at the local rubber stamp convention this weekend. Thank you, Charlotte for the beautiful stickers.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fall tag

I created this Fall tag for our online art group's mingle. Our inspiration was a Fall rug. My inspiration was Tim Holtz's August project on his blog and a Fall tag that I saw at our local rubber stamp convention. This is the first time that I have tried using Tim Holtz's fragments which are the little clear squares.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

another ATC

I'm still enjoying working with ATCs. Here is one that has a embossed Cuttlebug background.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Today I was experimenting with ATCs. The flip flop one was really fun because the background is paper towels with twinkling h2Os dropped onto it. The Girl's night out and the flip flops are magazine pictures that have been painted over. The Delight has a digital print out for the couple and I colored the sea with H2Os and put a similar pattern paper behind it. The buttons are old treasures.