Wednesday, October 30, 2013

halloween decoration...and thanksgiving too

using lots of ranger ink products i took an ordinary kraft pumpkin and made it extraordinary...i LOVE ranger!!!!
products used:
distress paint
distress stain
distress crackle paint
distress clear rock candy glitter
distress ink pads
tinsel twine
alcohol ink
foil cardstock

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Welcome Sis!!

i am bringing my sister into the crafty world...check out what she made all on her own!!!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

CC102: Day 4

wow...check out all the new uses for alcohol inks!!!  can't wait to use them more!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

CC102: Day 3

couldn't get all the tags done tonight but wanted to share...having so much fun with tim and all the students in CC102...i wish it wasn't almost over

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

CC102: Day 2

well Tim sure makes everything look so easy...but i stuck with it and overall i am happy with my results...i did not try mixed media yet but i know i will love it!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CC102: Day 1

it has been quite awhile since i posted...i've been creating a bunch but not posting, until now that is.  i started Tim Holtz' class and can't wait to share my technique tags and hopefully soon some of my own creations.  for today, check out these awesome techniques...not exactly as good as Tim but i'll keep practicing for sure

Saturday, April 27, 2013

April 12 tags of 2013

it has been awhile since i gets in the way. i did not get accepted to ranger u but that has not discouraged me from my journey. i will continue crafting and try to get a following in the hopes of starting up some classes here on long island. i am going to reach out to local stores to find out about teaching some classes.

while i have been very busy, i made time for the april tag. i do not own the stamp set tim used (not yet anyway) so i put together a few of the stamps i do have. i also do not have that awesome modeling film so i went without it. the result is a tim inspired tag. i hope you like it.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

march 12 tags of 2013

it's been a busy month but i got my march tag finished just in time...everyone's tags were great this tag is a close replica to tim's this month cuz i just loved it!!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

"floral still life" entry

who wouldn't want to win all the great prizes being offered by Rock The Shot.  Head on over to to find out details about this amazing contest.

This photo was taken with a Canon EF50mmf/1.8 II lens
1/640, f/5.0, ISO 200

The only editing that was done was some cropping.
Hope you enjoy and wish me luck in the contest!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

la-la land green challenge

I just loved the idea of focusing on just one color. green was a challenge for me when it came to coloring because I haven't worked with it all that much, but not with the papers and embellies...i love green!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

tattered florals challenge

thanks tim holtz for this super fun challenge using the tattered florals die from the tim holtz sizzix collection. for this challenge I decided to alter mini journal. i started with mesofauna paper from 7gypsies as the base of my cover.  next i worked on creating the florals.  to do this i used mod podge to glue another sheet of the mesofauna paper light weight grunge paper.  then i used distress inks to create the awesome colors.  i used funky brads I had in my collection of goodies.

this was an awesome challenge.  i really had fun creating these awesome florals!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

chef marci card

i entered another La La Land Crafts challenge today...create a long card.  i used Chef Marci on this green and pink beauty.  i hope you enjoy my latest sorry I forgot to write down my marker choices...i really must get in the habit of doing that now that I am blogging.  hope you can forgive me for forgetting.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

work in progress

sometimes there is just not enough time in the day. I have many projects going and lots of contests I'm trying my best enter. so here is the beginning of my tattered flowers challenge entry. when it's complete I'll post with details.

Monday, March 4, 2013


one of my crafty hobbies is photography...and these past few weeks it has been the center of my attention thanks to Big Picture Classes!!  i am focusing on composition, trying to make better use of my slr camera and photo editing.  these are my three's not always easy to get a great shot but I think these three fit the bill...

Sunday, March 3, 2013

my almost birthday

tonight we celebrated my birthday a week early so that everyone would be at dinner.  check out the cake my sister made for cream filled yellow cake with whipped cream frosting covered in m&ms and surrounded by twix delicious.  then a giant chocolate chip cookie cake from my SIL and nieces and nephew...yummy!!

it was a great birthday celebration...hope to do some crafting tonight but pretty tired so who knows what will happen...have a great night all

Thursday, February 28, 2013

a picture-less post

So here's a new one for me...a blog post without a picture.  I'm not sure why I feel like I must post a picture every time I post.  I guess maybe it's because the whole reason I started this blog was to share my creations with my friends.  And as I sit here typing I am left wondering what else to say.  I don't have a crazy creation to describe or share tonight.  I am realizing that these last few nights have really been devoted to my online classes at and I haven't done much crafting.   I LOVE all the classes at BPC!!  I am currently taking Finding Photo Freedom with Stacy Julian and The Art of Composition with Tracey Clark.  Two fabulous instructors and mentors.  I am learning so much and improving both my photography and my photo storage.  All this will lead to even better scrapbooks!  And while I am plugging online classes, I am also in the mist of working on Tim Holtz' online class, Creative Chemistry 101, at  I'm so excited about that as well and will definitely post photos of my progress throughout the class!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

art journaling

Loving all the Ranger products I have and so inspired by Dyan Reaveley that I just had to try art journaling. It's beyond relaxing and I'm loving the messy, just because look. It is a welcome diversion from my typical clean and simple style.

Monday, February 25, 2013

12 tags of 2013 - February

Here is my February submission for the Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2013...I still have to do my January tag but I didn't want to miss the cutoff date for February so I did this one first.  Love the inspiration from Tim but didn't have the stamp assured I ordered it!!  I used Distress Ink for the background, a couple of stamps (the picture doesn't really capture the wings at the bottom), and some Tim Holtz embellies!!  Can't wait to see what's coming up in March!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

my Crafty space

People who know me well, know that I have tons of crafting supplies.  It's hard not to when you enjoy so many different types of crafting.  Luck for me I have a huge room and I'm willing to sleep in a twin size bed to give me extra space for all my goodies.  Once I had the space allocated, I had to find some good organization methods.  Thanks to inspiration from fellow crafters, I have a space that is organized and I am ready to create.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Party Invitations

I don't know about you but I just can't bring myself to use a store bought, preprinted party invitation.  They just don't have the spark I love.  For my niece's 2nd birthday the chosen theme was The Very Hungry Caterpillar (thank you Eric Carle for such amazing inspiration!).  With an awesome theme in hand, I went to my new favorite place for inspiration...Pinterest!!  Luckily there was no mailing of invites involved as I stumbled across these adorable ball jar invitations.  Although honestly I loved them so much I would have found a way to mail them if necessary.
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