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Monday, January 31, 2011

Sneak Peek- Emboss or Die CD

Amazing, Amazing! I LOVE all the techniques from Pat Huntoon's new CD "Emboss or Die" and all the creative possibilities it promises! The TJ design team has fabulous sneak peek ideas to share with you today... so I hope you will check them all out!! Hold the drool;)

My card here uses the floating window technique. It has a lacey delicate feel to it... just right for an inspirational card. I also envision the technique with a funky/chunky look that would be fun and hip! The Emboss or Die CD has those professional instructions and step by step photos that Pat is famous for... you wont be disappointed with the multitude of ideas!

To see all the sneak peek displays simply click on a thumbnail image and it will direct you to the correct blog.
Stamp credits- smARTworks
Colors- Wild Wasabi (Stampin UP), Paris Dusk (Memento)
Happy Hopping!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Newly Organized

Hello from a chilly Memphis!
I'm certain I am not the only crafter out there who has spent some time organizing in 2011. I needed to do a little re-organizing to reflect my stamping needs. My youngest daughter has been stamping frequently and I needed to include her in the re-organizing. Now, the stamping space feels fresh and inviting... for both my daughter and I.

The floral image here is by smARTworks and colored with Copics. I sponged baja breeze around the edge of my oval to soften the focal point before it was layered on black. This image is framed with Torn Frames technique in baja breeze cardstock and layered onto razzleberry. There is a ton of texture with embossed layer, torn paper edges and crochet lace!

Stamp credits- smARTworks
Copic colors- BG11, BG72, BG75, Y23, Y26, RV32, RV34, RV69

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all my friends a warm and peaceful Christmas!
All coloring with Copic markers.
Nativity image by Stampin' UP! Greeting by I Brake for Stamps.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Technique by Design for October

Welcome to the October Technique by Design blog hop!
I've loved the projects featured with this sketch!! If you just arrived you may want to start the blog hop from Technique Junkies blog so can see all the inspiration the design team as put together for you. Thanks to Beth for sharing her great art work!
My card using the technique by design sketch was inspired by crisp green apples... the tart apples that make the best warm apple pie. Layer 'A' is a section of Antiqued Glimmers and Layer 'B' is Faded Texture from the current TJ issue. Once the section of faded texture was dry I did highlight the lettering from the embossing folder with walnut stain distress ink. I really wanted some of the fun autumn words to show! Playing with techniques is so relaxing and I hope you are inspired.
Technique by Design challenge – every TJ member who puts a Design Challenge card on the TJ yahoo group or sends it to Pat Huntoon will be entered into a drawing for awesome prizes. Friends, remember to comment on Pat's blog and create a card of your own sharing the link to your project. While you are there let Pat know you are ready to order CD 8 too.
Your next stop is at Artful Observations to see some yummy autumn artwork by Cathy.
And Happy TJ Anniversary to Pat and all the technique junkies!!
Kimm BT

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Coming Soon to Eclectica!

Are you located in Memphis, TN or the surrounding area? If so, Eclectica Scrapbooks and Stamps has a special treat for you coming Sept. 25 and 26! Mark you calendar and plan to attend!

This special weekend event will be fun with plenty to do, see and participate in! Plan on joining me!