Wednesday, October 30, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - October

I finally took the time to participate in this month's 12 Tags of 2013!  I've only made one other tag this year.  Since I love Halloween I couldn't pass up making one for this theme.  As a matter of fact...I made three!  The first and second followed along with Tim's techniques and design.  The distress paint colors that he used were fabulous!

I also love the larger tags so I used one of those to create the third tag.  I added the apothecary bottles at the bottom which I cut from plastic packaging, colored with alcohol inks and then a layer of frosted film.  Three tags means I have some to share so I gave the first one below to a friend!


Thanks so much for stopping to take a look!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hello Again!

I hope that all is well with all of you!  It's been a long time since I've posted.  Time just seems to slip away and I haven't quite figured out where it goes yet!  I did a much needed clean-out of  my craft room.  Donated bags and bags of goods and supplies to schools/churches and I still have way too much stuff.  But, like everything else, it's a work in progress.  I'm also doing a little remodeling...not built-in (I wish!)...but my brother-in-law helped me put together a new work table and I'm adding some bookcases from Ikea for storage.  I'll share photos once it all comes together but right now things are scattered about the room and the house.

In the midst of it all I managed to create this Apothecary Tag Book which I'll be teaching this Saturday, October 12, from 10am-2pm at Whim So Doodle in St. Petersburg, FL.


We'll be using some of the new Tim Holtz Halloween stamp sets including The Chemist and the new Halloween Blueprints.  The tags will cover techniques from both of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities books.  I believe there are still a few spots left in the class so if you live in the area I'd love to meet you!

Wish me luck as this is my first foray into teaching and I'm getting a little nervous about the whole thing.  As long as everyone has fun and learns something I'll consider it a success!!