Thursday, January 21, 2021

Butterfly Wings...

Hello everyone!

Today I'm sharing my latest Art Journal page and I wanted to incorporate some of my 'Favorite Things' which is the current theme over at Art Journal Journey. A few of my favorite things are... butterflies, creating bright-sparkly backgrounds and coloring... I absolutely love to color especially with my alcohol markers! :) 
 These cute butterflies are from Jess Volinski's 'Color Animals' coloring book :) I really like all of the images in the coloring book but the pages are very thin so I printed them out on a thicker piece of paper/cardstock. They were colored with Copics, cut out and the sentiment/quote is computer generated. For the background I used Lindy's Magicals, American Craft stencils, Carved Pumpkin DOI, a script stamp and Viva Glitter Paste. 

 Thanks so much for stopping by and for the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Always Fun- Use your favorite Products (Copics, glitter paste & stencils)
Art-Journal-Journey- Erika's 'Favorite Things' theme
Simon Says Stamp- Make your own Background

Friday, January 15, 2021

you are timeless...

Good morning everyone!

Today is the start of a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly and the theme this time is Big Birthdays ending in a 0 or 5.
I made a card for my stepfather who turns 75 in May... my mom and stepdad married 36+ years ago and we couldn't of asked for a better dad! :)
I used a fun Bugaboo image and colored it with Copics. The background paper is from Deja Vu and I added a few clocks using a stencil from TCW. I used two different stamp sets for the sentiment and the numbers were cut with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful cards! 
Take care... Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Craft RocketFor The Boys / Men
Daisy Chain- Happy Birthday
Paperminutes- Headgear
The Paper Funday- Anything Goes/Optional Twist Blue 
WaterCooler Wednesday- (C8) All Occasions

Friday, January 8, 2021

A Bright New Day...

Good morning everyone... happy Friday! 

Today I have a couple of really bright mixed media cards to share with you :)
They feature my new stamp set from Hero Arts- New Day Butterflies. They are stamped in black archival ink, colored with distress inks and cut out with the coordinating dies. The die cut sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp, and I used Whimsy Stamp and Pink & Main dies for the stitched rectangles.
For the background I used these supplies:
Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade
and Barn Door Distress Oxide inks
modeling paste & Viva Decor glitter paste
My Favorite Things Confetti stencil and Tim Holtz Burlap stencil
Kaisercraft's Waffle embossing folder

Well, that's it for now... thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter using my New Stamp Set:
Lavinia World- Anything Goes
Make My Monday- Something New in our Stash 
Paperminutes- New Year Crafts
Shopping Our Stash- What's New With You?
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Use a New/Unused Product
Simon Says Stamp- Something New
Sweet Stampin'- Something New 
Use Your Stuff- All about the New Year

Friday, January 1, 2021

Eat-Drink BE Merry

Good morning everyone... Happy New Year!
Wishing you all the very best for a safe and healthy 2021! 

Today is the start of a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month the theme is... Christmas/Holiday Treats.
I made a little gift bag & card and they feature some very cute ephemera pieces and papers from Pebbles- the Merry Merry collection. I used Lawn Fawn dies for the bag and Zig Zag rectangle, Spellbinder and Sizzix dies for circles and the sentiment on the card is a very old stamp from Stampabilities.

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 I needed a few more bags for gift cards so here's a picture of them... they are made with the same paper collection and were so easy to make because everything coordinates so well even the tiny tags! :)  
 Well, that's it for today- thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful cards. 
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- stars with the letter A and/or B (B for Bags)
Christmas With the Cuties- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Crafty Gals CornerTis the Season
Cute Card ThursdayAnything Goes
Winter Wonderland- Christmas Sweet Treats 

Monday, December 21, 2020

It's the most wonderful time of year.

Good morning everyone! 

Today I'm sharing my latest Art Journal page with you. My goal this year was to make a least one AJP per month and I did it! Next year I hope to make more! :)
My page features a cute snowman cut with a Sizzix die and I used a Marianne Design die for the trees. The snowy background was created with Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil, a combination of Glitter Glitz Gel & modeling paste and all of edges were distressed with Antique Linen ink. The red Christmas paper and sentiments are from Tim Holtz and to dress up my snowman I added googly eyes, black gems for the buttons and a tiny black pom pom to his hat! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a
Wonderful Christmas!
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
Art-Journal-Journey- the meaning of... December: 
Christmas, family, Christmas music, falling snow & snowmen
A Vintage Journey- Merry Little Christmas
AlphabetS is for Snow Scene   
Dies R Us- Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

A white Christmas...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly and this month we want to see White on White + 1 color if using a sentiment.  

I decided to make a couple of quick tags using a Tim Holtz die. On my first tag I applied Gina K. Designs white Glitz Glitter Gel through Tim Holtz Festive stencil. And on my second tag I used Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil with the same glitter gel, Simon Says Stamp Retro Deer die and a Cuttlebug die for the snowflakes. The twine & pearls are from my stash.   
I'm not good at photographing all white and no matter what I did I couldn't get a decent picture. So here's a close up so you can see the texture and sparkle a little better. I really like how my first tag turned out and it was so easy to make! :) 
Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations! 
Take care, Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Allsortsgot to be Christmas
Crafty Calendar- Christmas
Tag Tuesday- Christmas or Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of CraftersAnything Goes Christmas 
Try It On TuesdayChristmas Sparkle

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Gifts of Love...

 Good morning everyone! 

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month the theme is...
Non-traditional Christmas Colors
I decided to make a couple of tags and I used an old stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. These cute little cats were colored with Copics, fussy cut out and then I added some detailing with a white Posca pen. I used a Tim Holtz die for the tags and the papers, ribbon and twine are all from stash.

   I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the comments you leave!
Take care, Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter CraziesAnything Goes with a Critter
Artistic Stampers- Christmas
Christmas with the Cuties- Feature a Creature
My Time to Craft- Christmas Animals
 Show Us Your Pussies- Meowy Christmas/Any furrything Goes 
Sweet StampersChristmas
Tag Tuesday- Christmas or Anything Goes
Inkspirational- Photo Inspiration

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

you can never have too much happy...

Good morning everyone! 

I wanted to pop in real quick today and share my latest Art Journal page... 
It features a couple of cute owls and a flower from Vera Lane Studio... I love these owls- they make me happy and you can never have too much happy! :) They are colored with Copics, fussy cut out and the inspirational sentiments/quotes are from Tim Holtz.

For the background I used these supplies:
Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs & Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks
Light & Fluffy modeling paste & Stickles Moon Dust Glitter Gel
Botanical stencil from American Crafts/Vicki Boutin
Darkroom Door (mesh) stamp & Waffle Flower (November) stamp
Misc. number die 

 I won't post again until next week- so if you celebrate Thanksgiving I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter CraziesAnything Goes with a Critter
Art-Journal-Journey- Wendy's Bird theme
Artsystamper- Critters
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
PapercraftCreate your own background