Friday, September 28, 2012


Good Morning and WELCOME to our BLOG HOP!!

You should have arrived here from KATHI'S BLOG.  Wasn't her project fabulous?

It is time for another exciting SCACD Stamp Release!!  SCACD is thrilled to bring you the follow up to the super sweet  EYES OF BEAUTY AND DREAMS COLLECTION with  NEWEST EYES OF ADVENTURE AND FABLES COLLECTIONThe eyes just capture your heart and each stamp comes with an accessory stamp.  I would like to introduce you to STEAMPUNK EYES.

Lately, the last couple of projects I have done have been more of a mixed media project.  The pictures of this tag do not do it justice, the image is so cool down to the gears on her boots.   The image is colored with COPICS and the gears on her boots are colored with a COPIC GLITTER PEN - CHOCOLATE.  For the background I used TH dye inks and Stazon.  The background stamps are the HAT  (accessory to STEAMPUNK EYES)  and the MAP (accessory to ADVENTURE EYES) .  I also used was a DYLUSION STENCIL - LETTER JUMBLE

Isn't this hat super cool and detailed?  I love it because you can use it with so many different images.  It is the accessory stamp that comes with STEAMPUNK EYES.  If you click on any of the images they will enlarge.  The watch has a little gloss applied and on the gears I used my COPIC GLITTER PEN - GOLD.

Here is a closeup of the MAP.    It is the accessory stamp that comes with ADVENTURE EYES. This is a great stamp for backgrounds and ADVENTURE EYES is awesome.

Now to continue on, please hop on over to  KIM'S BLOG.  She has a beautiful project for you to see.

These stamps go on sale today at SCACD and for my international friends they can be purchased at QUIXOTIC PAPERIE.

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Friday, September 14, 2012


Good Morning,

Hope all of you have had a wonderful week. The weather here in Texas has cooled down to the 90's, but at night it gets down to the high 70's and it is soooooo nice. I sit out on the patio a little last night and played with the furbabies. We have dog doors so they can go in and out as they please, but they like to be where I am. They are just a little spoiled.hehe

 Now, to my page. I took more pictures because I was trying to capture the true colors of the page, but it is difficult when you have shine.

This page I took in a different light it could tone down the shine and you could see the detail better.  The background is done with acrylics and then I used LUMINARTE ACRYLIC  SILK GLAZE  in KEY LIME  and the LUMINARTE PRIMARY ELEMENT MICA POWDER  in WISTERIA to add the shine.

The stamps I used are:  STAMPOTIQUE PROM QUEEN, STAMPOTIQUE - MR STRIPES, DYLUSIONS - FURTHER AROUND THE EDGE (leaves), DYLUSIONS - BITS AND BATS (cat).  I used a CREATIVE WORKSHOP STENCIL - RUSTIC PAINT for the black you see in the background.  The leaves were colored with DYLUSIONS INKS - CUT GRASS.

Oh, one more thing - DID YOU NOTICE the paint on the spider.  It is the new VIVA DECOR 3D STAMP PAINT - VIOLET This paint is really cool because it dries according to how you apply it.  In this case I applied with a brush, but dabbed it on and it dried raised and with texture.  There is a closeup below.  You can click on any of the pictures and they will enlarge.


 This picture kinda reflects the shine and some of the colors.  It does all blend together nicely, just hard to capture in the right light.

Do you see the texture of the VIVA 3D STAMP PAINTClick on the pic and you can see it better.

In this picture, I was trying to capture the texture.  I used a 2 ply napkin and when I applied it the second layer texture came through - this was accidental - but I thought it looked kinda cool.  I just love MR STRIPES.  I think he is so cute.

I hope you enjoyed viewing this page.  I have found it is sooooo much fun to create these pages and just be free, even though they never turn out the way I planned.  Just go with the flow. hehe

Will see you next week and let you know what products SUSANA has in and have a new project for you.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

DID YOU KNOW ???????

Good Morning,

First, I would like to take a moment to remember the lives lost on 9/11/2001.  

Man, do I have a lot of goodies to share with you today. I couldn't add all the pictures or my post would go on forever,  so please go and check out the STORE.

Below are just a few of the new times  SUSANA  has received. Isn't she a good enabler? hehe First, there are the  MELISSA FRANCES DECORATIVE CLIPS.  I am only showing one of the clips, but there are more. 


These are one of my favorite things to show you:  NEW IMPRESSION OBSESSION STAMPS.  Again, I am only showing you a few.  There are more holiday and other stamps.

Now, these are going to go fast.  SUSANA has in NEW IMPRESSION OBSESSION DIES.  There are a lot more than just this one.  There is a pine branch, ornament, Christmas tree and others.

Please come back and visit later in the week. I am planning on showing you a new project.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Good Morning, 

Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday weekend!  The weather here in Texas was hot and dry - so looking forward to fall (allergy season). lol  

As you can see, I am still practicing using mixed media.  I have found when I start a page it never ends up the way I had planned - stamps change, ink changes, etc.  .  However, it is still a lot of fun to use different stamps and products.  The best part about it is when you make  a mistake you can just cover it up. hehe

For the  main image image on my page I used a  STAMPOTIQUE ORIGINALS - GIRL WITH A HEART PURSE .  For the background I used DYLUSION INKS - BUBBLEGUM PINK  and VIBRANT TURQUOISE.   The background script with the heart is a UNITY STAMP - FOLLOW YOUR HEART (which includes the sentiment on the heart),  the heart border is a DYLUSION STAMP - INBETWEENIES, the bottom border is a DYLUSION STAMP - FURTHER AROUND THE EDGE, the heart with swirls was made using a CRAFTERS WORKSHOP STENCIL - SWIRLS AND FLOWERS.  The sentiment on the large heart comes with the UNITY STAMPS - FOLLOW YOUR HEART  and last, but not least, is the large sentiment which is from the ANDY SKINNER CLEAR ACRYLIC STAMP SET - WORD UP.  I think I gave you the recipe for everything.

SUSANA  has in more new products - COUTURE CREATIONS - EMBOSSING FOLDERS and some really cool  MEMORY BOX DIES , including dies for Halloween and Christmas.  Check them out before they sell out.  If you have time browse around the store and see all the new products.

Enjoy the rest of the week and have a wonderful weekend!!