Sunday, July 29, 2012

I'm Still Here...................

Just have been a little busy lately. Have been trying to work on my August ATC, in which the theme is "Fun in the Sun". I have most of the components now so 's just a matter of putting them all together. My daughter has been staying here on weekends as she finishes a make-up class at school and prepares to move to northern Florida. Her new love lives up there in the panhandle so she will move up there the end of next week and find a job and begin the next chapter of her life. It's about a 7 hour drive up there so that will be a nice road trip for me when I want to go visit. She wanted to make a picture frame for a picture of the two of them so I helped her make one. We just used some chipboard from my stash and cut out the center about 1/4 " smaller than the actual photo she printed. We covered it with some generic paper from my stash in blue, red and yellow. We added some Tim Holtz embellishments and it turned out pretty cute. She will give it to him when he leaves for Kentucky in a few weeks for his job! So, anyway, I will be back in a few days with a highlight from my August ATC reveal, hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, Jody

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Reveal, finally!!!

Good Morning bloggers, this morning I am going to reveal the actual ATC cards that I made for the ATC Club tomorrow  night.  I think everyone has completed theirs so.............................................. without further ado, TA DA!!!
The theme was "American Made" so Red, White and Blue was a sure bet on this one for me!  I used a couple of different stamp sets on these.  One was from Crafty Secrets and the other one was a Close to my Heart set that I have had for a while now.  I stamped the background starting with plain ol' white cardstock.  Then distressed it some with vintage photo and walnut stain.  Stamped the "Made In America" signs and attached them with foam tape for a little dimension.  They were to have a charm on them as well so I added the round metal tags that a girlfriend and I split the purchase on and the little star buttons were the perfect size to fit right in the hole in them (I removed the piece of string that it came with). I stapled the distressed ribbon on at the top and them added the "charm" with a jump ring up underneath the staple, it worked like a charm, lol!!!
Front of ATC
 For the back of the card I embossed another stamp (CTMH) with the July ticket stamp and die cut them with Tim's ticket strip die.  Added the #4 in red and a little teeny red brad where the star was.  I typed out my info. on the computer and then printed them six to a page.  Cut them down and glued them to the back of the playing card.  After they dried overnight, I distressed the edges and inked them up.
Back of ATC
I think they are the cutest darn things, sure hope the clubbers like them!!!  I'll let you know!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July 2012


Can you believe this year is half over already?  July 4th - a day to celebrate our nation's birthday.  Sometimes I wonder what our forefathers would think of what our nation has become these days.  Brings shivers to my spine!  But.....we still have one so that gives way to Celebrate Her Birthday!

This is the tag design that Tim Holtz came up with for his July tag.  He used his big Statue Of Liberty stamp that I don't have so I opted for my smaller Crafty Secrets stamp.  I also used the bigger #4.  The technique he used was a bit difficult to get just right as far as the 'fireworks' go.  I don't know how many pieces he tried before he was satisfied with his results but I was up to #3 so I quit.  I also made a little flag embelly from his mini mover-shaper flag.  I made some for earrings too that I wore to work yesterday, everyone loved them, lol!

Hope you are with loved ones and giving thanks for what you do have!
                  HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!