Sunday, June 22, 2014

Something Tattered Pan Pastel Technique with Colorbox Pigment Inks

Hi everyone, so I am working on conquering my fear of stamping- I love stamps and have quite the collection- but that's where it tends to stop. I collect and admire them but don't use them as much. I think my fear is imperfection- but I think some imperfection is what gives stamps their character- so I am getting over it! I am getting over that fear by really challenging myself by learning new techniques and them applying them to my favorite stamps. Today we are going to do a little pan pastel effect using Gelatos. Here is the finished project and at the end my technique video!

Canson Watercolor Paper
Canson Linen Paper

Saturday, June 21, 2014

June 21st 2014, Me at 45!

So I started a tradition of taking a picture of myself in my craft room on my birthday. And here is big #45. At 43 I was not playing derby yet, and 44 I was- and little did I know 4 days after taking that picture I would be in ER getting my ankle put back together. And today- I am back playing derby in a round robin scrimmage. Right now the things that consume me are derby, crafting, work, and caring for my Mom and her hubby who both are battling illnesses. My life is happy and content. My hubby and I have a pretty good thing going here...
Me at 44:

Me at 43:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

*Giveaway Alert* Come and see what I made this empty box of Brie into @ the Petaloo Bl

Stop by the Petaloo Blog to see what I created upcycling this Brie Box and enter to win a prize package from Quick Quotes and Petaloo! Today ... we continue our fun Blog Hop featuring "Calypso" and "Serendipity"paper collections from Quick Quotes along with the Burlap & Textured flower collections from Petaloo!!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Stamping and Izink -ing Today on Clearsnaps Blog!

So I am in sewing crafters mode right now so I love it when I can combine a paper technique with a sewing project- see it here at Clearsnap!