Tuesday, November 29, 2011


This layout was created for the Monthly Sketch Relay Challenge for Club Scrap. It depicts a recent ride my hubby and I took up the 5 to the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge in Glenn County. We visit this refuge about once a year to see the waterfowl. We were a bit too early this year (Halloween weekend) but still saw some activity. Base is the green print from the Lodge collection. The light green is from LMCTW. Cream strips from Henna. Thickers from Comfort Zone. The copper metallic is from my growing DCWV stash. All edges inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink. Using my old stuff here: pulled out the decorative edge scissors. I'm gonna use those things, dangit.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Birthday

Just a card I made for my stepson Scott who turns 48 today. All components from Club Scrap. Cardstock from the Henna kit. Digital images from Orient Express. Eyelets from my ancient stash (use your stash, use your stash). All edges inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Simple but effective.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gobble Gobble

All month, I’ve been wanting to paper-piece a turkey using a Cuttlebug die I’ve had forever and never used. What’s new?

So I gathered a bunch of Club Scrap autumnal-colored scraps and started cranking away on the Cuttlebug. Got the idea for this particular turkey from Cocoa Daisy. Used scraps from numerous Club Scrap kits, including but not limited to, Apothecary, Henna, Collections, Gramma’s Attic, Chocolate Shoppe, Sonoma, Freedom and on and on…..

The eyes are Enamel Accents. The background panel was another challenge to myself. Young Nancy introduced me to a new technique this morning, called Retiform, using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Antique Linen on a piece of Bristol Smooth. Card base is Apothecary. The amazing thing is: I learned about a technique and jumped right in to do it, without mulling it over for several years. It’s a new era. Thanks to Nancy and my sister Chrissie for inspiring me to create in this way.

So without further ado, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Enjoy your feast but not too much.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Princess Promenade


The left half of this layout fulfilled my October/November Scraplift challenge at PaperArtistsOnline. I'm using the right half as my submission for their November Bling challenge.

It's a layout about a "girls" bike ride I took with my sister Chrissie a few years ago. Mostly females, many in costume and jewelry. We only wore fun foam crowns with bling and feather boas but we were WAAAAY underdressed. This layout is about the cute kids we saw that day with their Moms.

Base is purple Bazzil, the pattern paper is called Fairy Tale by Creative Imaginations, the boa and bling were purchased at Michaels. The photo looks blitzed out. The pattern paper is actually a nice lavender color as are the squares and journaling block. Just making excuses.