I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I've been Blog Hopping Again!

There are so many talented people out here in the art community.  I get inspiration from all over.
I stumbled upon this one blog today... I might have been there before... because it looks familiar.  I now have it bookmarked for inspiration. 
Go take a looksee.  She is also giving away some blog candy.. but hurry because she's picking a winner real soon.

An Art Soul

I just love Tim Holtz products!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

My Blog Has Attitude

I was browsing a scrappy friends blog for information since I'm participating in a cricut image swap.  While reading up on what I've not seen before, I noticed that she had nominated me for a blog award.  Thank you so much Christel.  She does some amazing work.  So after you've finished browsing here, go spread some love on her blog at Scrappin' Sista .

The award requires me to tell three things that make me different from anyone else.

1.  I now have my mom living with me.  She will be 93 yrs old this year and I am truly blessed.

2.  I have one son who has blessed me with a grandson who was born on Valentine's Day.

3.  I have been unemployed since May 2009 and am hoping that I will soon be fully employed once again.

Now, I have to nominate five blogger for the award who have A.T.T.I.T.U.D.E. So, here are the five bloggers whom I am nominating this blog award.

1.  Dee - I've not met her personally, but we do talk on the phone every so often.  I met her on the Cricut Messageboard a while back.  She's an amazing mother, grandmother and friend who creates some spectacular works of art.  Check out her blog at Dees Special Things .

2.  Karen  - She is one hellafied math teacher, mother, friend, confident and scrapbooker.  I had the pleasure of meeting her for the first time at CKC Mesa 2009.   Check out her creations at Still Young and Croppin.

3.  Shirley  - Now, if you ever need a good laugh and someone to put a smile on your face, this is one lady that you need to meet.   She does some amazing cards and scrapbook layouts.  I've been fortunate to meet her in person and am a recipient of her talents.  Run... don't walk ... for fantastic work at Okieladybug's Scrap N' More .

4.  Qadirah  - This is one person whom I hope to meet in the coming future.  If you want to see some amazing digital scrapbooking ... she's the one.  She's now getting into traditional scrapbooking and cardmaking and doing a wonderful job.  Check out her blogspot: She's Crafty

5.  Audrey  - Now she is one creatively talented person.  I get a lot of inspiration from going to Audrey's blogspot just to see what she's come up with.  Have fun browsing her blog at Cute and Some .

Please enjoy your blog awards.
With this award, you are now entitled to enjoy a $5 gift certificate from the  Digi's With Attitude store .

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Tim Holtz Charm Swap

I decided to participate in a Tim Holtz Charm swap.  One of the criteria was that you had to use some Tim Holtz element ... and it couldn't be ink.  LOL!  That would just be too easy to do.  Not trying to go out and buy anything, but to use what I had on hand.... I found that I had a lot of the "fragments" ... so that is what I went with.   I wasn't too sure as to how this charm swap was going to work, but I gave it my all and I hope that the recipients like what I've created.  There are 21 charms for this swap.

I found some postage stamp paper and used that with the fragment charms.  Glossy accents was used to adhere the paper to the fragments.  Next, I wanted to see what other elements that I had on hand to pretty this up some.  Since I used to do the craft show circuit, I had a lot of things left over from my jewelry making days.  I pulled out some sterling silver head pins, swarvoski crystals, swarvoski pearls, bali spacers and sterling silver jump rings.  I wire wrapped those components ... and wow, it felt good doing that since I'd not done any jewelry making of any sort in a long time.  I applied some lobster clasps that I found and put everything together.

I'd treated myself to some Tim Holtz Alterations dies for Christmas, so I used the Baroque die for the tag that I'm shipping them with.  I wanted the paper to be a little bit sturdy and used Kraft Cardstock.  I embossed the tags with the Script Sizzix embossing folder and then inked the edges with Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress ink.

I hope they like my charms.

Tim Holtz Fragments
Glossy Accents
Recollections Patterned Paper - Money
Sterling Silver Head pins
Swarvoski Crystals - Rose
Swarvoski Glass Pearls
Bali Spacers
Sterling Silver Jump Rings
Lobster Clasps

Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Baroque
Sizzix Script Embossing Folder
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