Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Grungy Monday Challenge #1

I have been looking forward to this challenge, that replaces the Compendum of Curiosities challenge that I caught the tail end of. I am so glad there is another one for Monday-I really enjoyed participating in the CC challenge so much!

This week we are supposed to use Tim Holtz's Day 10 of his 12 tags of Christmas-from 2008!

Here's my take on it :)

Images used here are all from I Brake For Stamps:

Little girl from the Photobooth sheet (one of my most favorite sheets of all) "ephemera" text from the Wendy's Faves sheet

Speckle stamp from the Grunge Backgrounds #2

Torn paper from the Surprise sheet

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Belle Jardin

I have been playing around just a little bit with the new Tim Holtz Distress Stains :)

Images here are from I Brake For Stamps.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Paris Card and a Ramble

It was fun to take a little time today and stamp. I needed some creative time!

The past few weeks have NOT been pleasant. Sigh. But honestly, I am feeling betterthan I have in months now. My doctor discovered that I am in.........ugh........Menopause! At 40!!!! She was dumbfounded. I wondered why I have been feeling so strange for like a year-worse in like the last 3-4 months. I just have felt stressed out, uninspired, etc (but then again months of almost NO sleep can do that to ya too). I never realized it could be hormones! GEEZ!! Further tests have been run and it seems I have some sort of autoimmune disease. So now onto another doctor. But, I am taking one day at a time. Between the high blood pressure, life changes I have made and now this, I just want a break before moving onto another doctor and dealing with more tests, etc. I had not stopped to realize I wasn't even enjoying the simple things in life, like blue skies, snow capped mountains, etc. That made me sad. But, onto the next right? I can only look forward. Thank goodness for hormone pills!!!! I seriously thought I had lost my mind!

Anyway, had to get that out LOL

Stamps used here (All I Brake For Stamps):

Paris Collage from this sheet

Background from this sheet

Distress inks used:

Black Soot

Tea Dye

Aged Mohagany

Brushed Corduroy

Fired Brick

Embossing Folder is The Collage One found here . I know its kinda backwards, but I used a technique called "Texture Plate Smoosh" from the Jan 2011 Technique Junkies newsletter for this and I think it adds interest being that way :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

more new images

Here are some more new images from I Brake For Stamps that I got to play with :)
The new stamps can be seen here

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sneak Peek-Bird Hat Lady

This is a new stamp image coming from I Brake For Stamps that I got to play with this past week :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Compendum of Curiosities Challenge # 34-Dimensional Collage Fragments

I found this old metal frame I have had like forever, and applied alcohol inks to it. I had already stamped out the bird and background from I Brake For Stamps on a piece of Glossy Cardstock that I made a background on using Alcohol inks. I added some bits I had in my stash that also I applied Alcohol inks to. I guess I was kinda Alcohol Ink crazy today :)
I am going to make this into a magnet