Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Design team work

Some new layouts for the Creative Cookbooking team.
We are having a crop, with challenges and prizes. Come join us!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tim Holtz!!

What a week-end!! I took three classes from Tim Holtz - he is the most inspiring teacher ever! We learned so much and had fun too! One class was making jewelry, one was using alcohol inks and one was using Distress Inks.
Tim and his helpers, Mario and Darby, are so organized. All class supplies are kitted, numbered and ready to go. We had two hours per class, with an hour break in between.
Here's a picture of my sister, Tim and me.
The projects we did are embellished heavily, so I will get a photo of them up tomorrow or later tonight.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Giveaway

There is a giveaway going on at Sharing Memories Scrapbooking - check it out!! You could win some really nice calendar and journaling spots. I've used these in quite a few projects and love them!!
Here is the link:

Happy Earth Day!!

Welcome to Create it Green’s Earth Day Blog Hop!! Thanks so much for joining us!

If you just happened by this blog and didn't realize a blog hop was taking place, please go back to and start the hop. You won't want to miss all the Earth Day Inspiration or the amazing prizes from our generous sponsors! Make sure you leave a comment on each blog on the hop since winners will be drawn from the comments!!

My projects use paper from the Green Field Paper Company. It is 100% recycled paper that contains junk mail. The paper is lovely, as you can see bits of words, pictures and colors from the junk mail. When you hold it up to the light, you see a lot more junk mail embedded in the paper.

My first project is an Art Journal inspired by the Green Field Paper Company's use of junk mail. I gathered up envelopes and other bits of paper and packaging, used the recycled paper for covers and put it together with binder rings. The flowers and bird on the cover are punched from junk mail.

My second project is a layout, using the recycled paper as my background. I love the texture and weight of this paper!
Check out their papers!!

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Creative Cookbooking layouts

These are two layouts I did for challenges @ Creative Cookbooking. Click on the blinkie and join us! It's a fun group!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Some "discoveries"

Went to an antique sale on Friday. I got some really great things - the blue stuffed bear is made from an antique coverlet, the wooden bear is made by a local artist, the silver shoe is a pincushion, the hankies are made into lavender sachets and smell just wonderful and the watermelon is a pincushion made from old velvet. Lots of treasures!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter egg dye cups and Tags, too!!

Egg dye cups make great little gifts when planted with small herbs. We used water with our dye tablets (some say to use vinegar or lemon juice) and then rinsed the containers out well. The herbs will stay in these until they get bigger and are ready to plant in the herb garden. I used some letter stickers I had to mark the cups with the names of the herbs.
My sister and I dyed tags with the egg dye. We had lots of small white and manila tags just lying around. This was a technique I learned from Michelle Ward’s blog. It was fun and we ended up with some beautiful, spring-colored tags!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Crop layouts

These layouts were done for an online crop @ The Everyday Scrapper.