Lucky Tag

Today I’m sharing another project featuring some great new products from Tim Holtz. I started with a plain manila tag, which I inked with watered-down Distress Ink. Once it was dry, I layered some papers from the Memoranda collection with a Thrift Shop Vellum Ephemera. Then I randomly added a gold Ranger Foil Sheet to give it a touch of glam.

I paired a Tim Holtz Paperdoll with a butterfly from the Layers Botanical set, which I glittered with Diamond Stickles. Our little fairy wears a dress that I tinted with Distress Markers and embellished with a small mirrored heart.

I blinged up with green flower with glitter and sequins, and tinted the other flowers using Distress Ink and water.

The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Quote Chip. Seam binding dyed with more Distress Ink finishes the tag.


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Dreamer of Dreams

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper. I started with a wooden Tim Holtz Vignette Tray, that I turned into a home for this little june bug. The Tim Holtz Quote Chips and Paperdolls provided great inspiration for each of the projects I’ve shared. I could feel their personalities wanting to come out, and I hope I spoke well for them.

This little guy needed a perch to rest on, so I gave him one of my vintage wooden spools. The paper is from the Memoranda collection, which is perfect for a vintage and distress lover like me! The paper is wonderfully layered with bits of ephemera and then given an aged and distressed look.

I made a little wall hanging for the abode using a metal charm blank that I filled with some of the new Rose Design Tape and a chit chat...

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Egg Hunt with Authentique

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – an Easter shadowbox I made using Authentique’s Eastertime collection.

So, apparently I have a thing for Easter shadowboxes, as this is the third I’ve created.

I used recycled chipboard to create the box and then covered it with the beautiful paper from this collection.

I fussy cut images from the paper and layered them to create the scene. Everyone looks ready for spring and for the annual Easter egg hunt.

On top, I layered paper flowers that I made using Tim Holtz’s Tiny Tattered Florals dies. The larger leaves are from a Prima die. I covered them all in Stickles and Wink of Stella for sparkle. Vintage trim and a hand-dyed seam binding bow add softness.

We still more than a week to go, plenty of time to craft ...

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Your Love

Today I’m sharing my project for The Crafty Scrapper’s Valentine’s Day challenge. I wanted to do something a little different, so I used the Maya Road Petite Pallet and turned it into a little house collage.

Turquoise, red, and pink are one of my favorite color combinations, so I wanted to use those colors for this project. I painted the pallet with a combination of Picket Fence Distress Paint, Weathered Wood Distress Paint, and Tumbled Glass Distress Stain. I made a roof out of cardboard and then covered it Maggie Holmes “Bloom” patterned paper that I cut into strips using an edge punch.

I cut a heart from cardboard and then covered it in Fired Brick Distress Paint and then heat embossed it with red glitter embossing powder.

I layered embellishments, including a Tim Holtz arrow and P...

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