Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tag

So I decided to join in on a tag swap over at Life on the scrap beach.  I've fallen in love with the Graphic 45 collections and I especially love the Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers and embellishments.  This swap was an Olde Curiosity Shoppe tag swap...use your imagination to portray what things you might find there. Sooo...I gave it a whirl and this is what I came up with. Granted..I did order the paper but after 2 weeks it still had not arrived so I was forced to come up with something on my own. lol..  I altered both sides of the tag and added a handmade charm and stick pin:

This is the front of the tag. I printed an eye chart onto canvas and frayed the edges. I painted over the dress form with crackle paint and distressed it with Tim Holtz distress inks. Flower is handmade using Tim Holtz distressed floral die.

And this is the back using another image printed on canvas as well as a tiny watch maker vial holding a lock and key. Another handmade flower along with a handmade charm to dangle from the top ribbon. Such a fun tag to make. Love all the vintagey goodness!! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Altered charm swap

Do you follow  the blog Inkstains with Roni ?  Roni is hosting an altered charm swap which I am super excited about!!  I have just recently discovered the art of charm making..don't know what took me so long because I love all things vintage, Tim Holtz..grunge, and shabby chic.  So this will be a new adventure for me..wooohooo!  Now I better get another job to support my hobbies, lol!  Head on over to Roni's blog to sign up for the altered charm swap.


Websters pages warehouse sale and layout

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer..its in full swing in the Rogers everyday with little time for anything else. I've decided to bail out of the SYAO competition.. I made it 18 weeks and I am super thrilled about that! I fiished 18 layouts and used tons of photos and stash items that otherwise would still be unused so I'm very happy with the end result.  It was starting to stress me out finding the time between family, work,  baseball, and housework to get the layout accomplished...and since I wanted it to be a stress free experience I decided to drop it.

Here is my last layout using Websters pages. And you might want to go check out today, they are having their annual warehouse sale!!  Perfect time to grab a box of goodies valued at $129 for only $25. I've been waiting an entire year for the sale so I was super excited to snatch that little box up quickly! Now if only I could fly to California for the Prima sidewalk sale...haha!  I'm pretty sure that will never happen.  So who lives in California that would be willing to shop for me during the next sidewalk sale??  LOL.yep...its an addiction! 

Have a great rest of the week!
Hugs, T

Friday, June 1, 2012

Beach boy..

This is my nephew Lane during our family beach trip last year. It was his first trip to the beach and he was such a joy to watch. Such a funny little guy he is! He keeps us laughing constantly..

I have used an older collection from Fancy Pants...Daily Grind along with the matching chipboard embellishments.
Quote: "Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."