Monthly Archives: October 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 – Day 3 – Brayered Stains Mona Tag


  • Stamp – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Mona Collage”
  • Ranger Distress Stains – Pumice Stone, Dried Marigold, Shabby Shutters, Brushed Pewter
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Walnut Stain, Dried Marigold

I created this tag for a lesson at the Online Card Classes Creative Chemistry 102 class using Distress Stains. Out of all the Distress products, I think I use the stains the least. They really make a nice, more sheer background to layer upon. I added some more ink around the edges with my foam applicator to finish off the piece. Thanks for visiting!

Creative Chemistry 102 – Day 5 – Tarnished Silver Fern


  • Die cut – made from Memory Box “Delicate Fern” die
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks – Wild Plum, Cool Peri, Eggplant, Silver Mixatives
  • Silver embossing powder
  • Clear UTEE
  • Ranger Distress Paint – Black Soot
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used the tarnished silver technique from Creative Chemistry 102 at Online Card Classes for this card. It features a cut made with the gorgeous fern die from Memory Box and an alcohol ink panel. I based the color scheme on my son’s request for me to make a predominately purple card for the 365cards Pick4Me color challenge. Thanks for visiting today.

Creative Chemistry 102 Day 4 – Alcohol Ink Monoprint #1


  • Stamp – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – “Papillon”
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks – Wild Plum, Lettuce, Denim, and Silver Mixative
  • Inkssentials Craft Tag

I created this tag using the Alcohol Ink Monoprint technique in the Online Card Classes Creative Chemistry 102 class, taught by Tim Holtz. The background has some nice sheen to it from the silver mixative, so when you turn it into the light you can see the colors merge and shine. Such a fun class! Thanks for stopping by.

Creative Chemistry 102 – Layering Stencil Mixed Media Tag


  • Stamps – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – “Papillon” and “Reflections” sets
  • Stencils – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – “Stripes” and “Burlap”
  • Distress Markers – Ranger – Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint
  • Distress Paints – Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn
  • Distress Inks – Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain

I’m enjoying the Creative Chemistry 102 Online Card Classes class this week. For Day Two, I creative this tag by layering many types of Distress inkiness. This stamp set is one of my favorite butterfly sets. This is a great class and there are so many techniques to try! Thanks for visiting.

Creative Chemistry Day1 – Eroded Metallic Tag


  • Background – Distress Paint in Broken China, Bundled Sage, Chipped Sapphire, Forest Moss, and Antique Bronze
  • Overstamped with Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamps – “Falling Leaves” and “Reflections”
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Alpha Tiles
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Paper String
  • Ranger “Library Green” and “Jet Black” archival ink

This was my first tag made during the Creative Chemistry 102 class at Online Card Classes.  I tried out the Eroded Metallic technique for the background. I used green archival ink, which seemed to add to the patina effect I was going for. I popped up the letter tiles with dimensional adhesive and tied it up with string! Enjoy your day!

Unscripted Sketches #225 – Snowman


  • Stamp – Darcie’s clear set “Merry and Bright”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities – Standard Circles Large and Lacey Circles
  • Eyelets – Eyelet Outlet – Snowflake Quicklets
  • Washi Tape – Craft tape – JoAnn Stores
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – source unknown

Here is a Wintery card, perfect for Operation Write Home, using the Sketch #225 at Unscripted Sketches. The strips are made from Washi tape and I added some snowflake eyelets to compliment the scene. I hadn’t set an eyelet in a really long time!  The snowman is colored with Copic markers. Thanks for stopping by today.

OWH World Cardmaking Day Bloghop 2013


Welcome to my stop on the hop! This weekend we are celebrating World Card Making Day by sharing Thank You cards created especially for Operation Write Home (OWH). We’re making cards for the troops deployed overseas to send home to their friends and families.  Handmade cards can be quite a morale booster for our deployed men and women, and Thank You cards tend to be in demand for our heroes to send home.  If you’d like to learn more about OWH, click on the banner above or go to Now, for my card!


  • Stamps – Flourishes “Botanical Bookplates, Volume 2”
  • Patterned papers – Momenta “Botanicals” 6″ X 6″ paper pad
  • Die cut made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Two”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic Markers

My card is based on OWH Sketch #115, shown below. The stamped image and sentiment are both from a set from Flourishes. I colored the Lily of the Valley with Copic markers and cut it out in an interesting shape, then popped it up with dimensional adhesive. The Thank You sentiment comes from the same Flourishes clear stamp set. The colors of this card are neutrals–not very flashy so that the eye goes straight to the floral image. Thanks for your visit and enjoy the other cards in the OWH World Cardmaking Day Bloghop!

Sketch Challenge #115

OWH Sketch #115


Black, White and Blue Challenge


  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Painted Flower”
  • Patterned papers – KaiserCraft “Black & White Timeless” 6-!/2″ pad and Echo Park – “For the Record” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Border Punch – Stampin’ Up “Scallop Edge”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Distress Ink – Ranger “Broken China”

This is a great color scheme. The challenge for Day 276 at 365Cards was to create a card using black, white and blue. I tried to stay strictly with those colors, stamping the image in black ink on white and distressing the edges with blue ink. The patterned papers are also in those colors and the base card is a light blue. This will make a nice any occasion card for Operation Write Home. Thanks for stopping by.