TTT 2015 – March

yes folks it is true!!! i am here today to post my tag for March!!!

when tim posted this months tag today i just couldn’t wait to try it..the paint parts and especially the texture paste / powder parts…it was a technique i hadn’t done / tried before and was so excited to try it

so i started out with the paint… let’s just say it is so much easier to see then to do.. for me anyway!!! definitely something i will need to practise..

so here are a ‘few’ of my attempts:

IMG_7982yes… just a few

and now my attempt at the second technique and i just wanted to show you my before and after….well in this case the after is forefront so it would be after and before!

IMG_7984and now here is my finished tag. you will see that i didn’t have all the supplies that tim used for his so i did a wee bit of substitution but that is okay!

IMG_7995i had so much fun and excitement doing this tag.. i absolutely love learning new techniques and ways to use products that i haven’t tried.

so to see what i am so excited about… the new techniques, do pop on over to tim’s 12 tags for March (http://timholtz page and take a stab at it yourself!!

yup this makes me happy happy happy


back2back retreat

so it has taken me a while to do a quick, or i hope a quick write up but lot of photo’s,  on my weekend spent with Dina and Dyan in Florida, a retreat hosted by Michelle at the filled to the brim Everything Scrapbook & Stamps (http://everythingscrapbook store.

we practically filled on of the Dylusion Journals on the weekend but here are a few of my favourite pages

IMG_7974 IMG_7975 IMG_7976 IMG_7977i also had a lot of fun shopping during the weekend at the retreat store as well as the actually store which was kept open for us to drive over to and shop

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and i have wanted some of these stamps FOREVER!!!IMG_7965but one of my favourite projects of the weekend had to be my journal cover. i have never been brave enough to do anything to the covers and now i can not wait to attack them all. it helps that i used Dyan’s new line of paints to do it!!!

IMG_7966now the lovely ladies i was able to meet and play with all weekend;

the lovely and vibrant and oh so sharing Dyan. she opened up parts of our souls that needed spoken too


the oh so funny and talented Dina who made me think about why and how and it is okay to have my page be random but not randomIMG_7847my new friend Caroline who we shared each class and table with. and last but not least, one of my bestest moments of the weekend was meeting the lovely Ms. Marjie Kemper whom i have ‘known’ and followed for a very long time and finally  met!!
IMG_7853it was a wonderful weekend of art work which we ended at one of my favourite places ever!!

IMG_7856oh my soul one of the bestest things ever also happened at the very end of the retreat!!! look what Ranger (http://rangerink gave to each of the retreat attendees!!  i actually cried i was so excited!!

IMG_7978yes!!!! the wonderful RANGER bag from CHA 2015

it was an awesome weekend… Auntie Carol, Suzanne and I shared so many laughs and giggles and we even had a ‘dress up’ time.. i have a picture but i shan’t share..what happens at the retreat stays at the retreat…but let’s just say a moustache was involved!!




DLP – week seven & week eight

hello everyone!! i am back today to just do a quick post to show you my take on this weeks challenge over at Art to the 5th (http://www NULL.arttothe5th i am loving doing the Document Life Project.

week 7 – covering up good stuff – i used a lot of my disney stuff as back ground as i was travelling there that week. i have yet to journal on the page but as always behind my date flap i fill with journalling!

IMG_7948week 8 – repeating – i had spent the weekend with Dyan and Dina at an art retreat and loved the classes so much that i chose to do one of the techniques.

IMG_7949 now i am off to create for week 9!!! see you later on in the week once i have completed it …


TTT 2015 – February

sliding in on a layer of glue n seal i am !!!

things we love is the theme of this months tag. i love lots of things including the collecting of ephemera!! but i especially love my son to pieces, he is my world and this was the month that he has moved ‘away’ for the first time.

i know it is only 2 and a bit hours away but still it is away.  so in making this months tag that is what was on my mind…he starting his journey, his new life, in a new city but knowing he will be okay.

TTT 2015 February

to see all the steps do step on over to Tim’s (http://timholtz site and watch and follow along with his challenge!!…. you have one day left to play along


Stampendous & Eileen Hull’s Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  i am here to share with you my project i created for the blog hop that is happening between Eileen Hull’s Inspiration team  and Stampendous!!Stampendous and Eileen Hull Artist Trading Block Hop |

the Inspiration Team and the Stampendous team have been  bringing you fresh ATB inspiration and more all week-long.  i sure hope  you have been following along !!!

did I mention there are also some fabulous prizes to be won? more details on that after i show you what i created….

now i received three wonderful vintage sets to play with and i swear they were chosen just for me!!! i have been away for vacation (more on that later this week!), came home with a cold and serious sleep issues BUT i was so inspired with my set that i started and worked until done

you see as much as i love being on vacation i truly do love being home and sometimes when i am away i wish i could click my heels and be there.. so i decorated my ATB with the Wizard of Oz in mind

i created an ATB using a checked blue dress to match Dorothy’s, created the ‘yellow brick road’ and of course those famous ruby red shoes!

now as an ATB i am quite liking it but LOVE what i can turn it into with just one pull

no place like home

when i pull the lid up and peak it like a roof of a house i see ‘HOME’remove the brick road

here it is as an ATByellow brick ATB

and here it is as a house!!no place like homeEDITED TO SHOW A SIDE VIEW FOR THOSE ASKING HOW THE BACK SWITCHED:  i just pull it up to make a peak!!


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now i mentioned prizes right…..

direct front the Stampendous Blog:  “We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!! We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW!

If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!”

You can find all of the Fabulous Stampendous products used in these gorgeous projects and connect with Stampendous by following the links below:

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