Dragonfly Card

I can't believe it's the end of June already.  I thought I was finally getting things done and on time, but it seems like every week more gets added to my list.
My sisters and I are having to share the responsibility of taking care of our parents more every week, so the free time is shrinking.  You'd never know by looking at her, our mom is 89 and our dad will be 91 on July 1st.  Unfortunately, he is really starting to look and feel his age.  It's hard to believe he was still driving at the beginning of the year!  Hope I do as well as them in my old age!
It was also my sister's birthday last week and here is a card I made for her:

I just received this new Tim Holtz Dragonfly die and embossing folder last week.  I have been anxiously waiting for this one, the butterfly and the bee, ever since I saw them at CHA.  Hope you don't get sick of looking at my projects using these ones, I'm pretty sure I'll be using them a lot!
I used Bo Bunny's new Enchanted Garden paper collection.  Love the colours in this line.

 The "happy birthday" is a new Sizzix ShadowPress Debossing folder called Sentiments.  For those of you who haven't used these, they mimic the look of letterpress designs.  The words are pressed down instead of raised up, and the negative space can be filled with inks, markers or other colour mediums.   I just lightly inked the flat surface, which highlighted the negative area.  I love how subtle the words look on the card.

Behind my dragonfly is a trellis die-cut, cut out from Sizzix's Trellis Frameworks die.  I glued patterned paper to a piece of chipboard and then cut it out.  Seems like I have been using these Sizzix frameworks dies a lot,  they are perfect for adding dimension to any project.

For my dragonfly, I again glued patterned paper to chipboard and then cut out.  After cutting out, I placed the dragonfly in the matching embossing folder, and ran it through my Big Shot.  I inked the edges with Evergreen Bough Distress ink, and Prima's Metallic Purple Chalk Ink.  With Ranger's Crackle Accents, I applied it over the entire dragonfly and let dry.  Once it was dry, I applied a very small amount of Gold Rub 'n Buff Metallic Wax finish(with my finger) to the dragonfly and wiped off any excess, leaving it just in the cracks. I think I'm obsessed with crackle, can't stop crackling everything! lol.

To finish off my card, I added a couple of flowers from Petaloo (Botanical Blooms).

I'm working on card using the bee, will show and tell soon.    
We were hoping that these new dies were going to arrive last week at the store, but the shipment has been delayed.  Hopefully this week!

Thanks for stopping by,



Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #4

It's been a hectic couple of weeks here, inventory at the store and busy on the home front, so I wasn't sure if I would be able to find the time for Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #4.
I managed to fit in a tag for the Texture Paste and Layering Stencils challenge (page 49 from Tim Holtz's book).  Here's my tag:

If you haven't played with stencils and modelling paste, you're missing out! The stencils I used were, Tim's Splattered, Measured, and Speckles.  I also used Tim's stamps from his Typography and Cracks & Speckles sets.  I used Wendy Vecchi's Crackle paste, Tim Holtz Distress stains and inks.
My gears were cut out with paper covered chipboard and Sizzix's Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Gears.

If you haven't played along yet, head on over to Linda's blog and check out what the Curiosity Crew have created for each challenge.  They are amazing artists! And if that isn't enough, there are prizes to be won for each challenge.

I've mentioned this previously, but to play along you need a copy of Tim's Compendium Of Curiosities Volume 3, which I believe there are still some left at Urban Scrapbook!

Have a great weekend everyone!



A Sizzix Treat Box

Hi Everyone!  I have a tutorial up on the Sizzix blog today featuring this "Where Women Cook"Treat

Hope you visit me there!


June's Monthly Layout Kit

Hi everyone, just sharing my June layout from Urban Scrapbook's monthly layout challenge.  This month our challenge was to scrapbook about fathers.  Here's mine:

This is my husband and younger son golfing at Jasper Park lodge golf course.  My husband loves golfing, and he is thrilled our son shares the same love for it.  When on holidays, they always tried to fit in a game or two and this course was so beautiful, even I tagged along to be their golf cart driver and photographer!

The papers in our kit are from Graphic 45's Good Ol' Sport Collection.  I started off with inking, using my Tim Holtz Speckles and Splatters stencils on my background paper.  Then, using Wendy Vecchi Transparent Embossing Paste that was tinted with Dylusions Ground Coffee and Chopped Pesto sprays, I applied that on my paper with the Tim Holtz Chevron and Arrows stencils.

The large wood ATC card in the center is from Prima.  Using my Tim Holtz Crocodile stencil, I first sprayed Dylusions Ground Coffee on it and then applied embossing ink with the Ranger Embossing Dabber, before applying embossing powders from Stampendous.  There is adhesive backed cork in the kit, and I die-cut my Sizzix Tarnished Trophy from that and the word, Golf.  The trophy was also sprayed with Dylusions Ground Coffee.  I painted my Tim Holtz framed alpha parts.  The small letters were die-cut from Sizzix's Tim Holtz Typeset die.  The pocket watch is also from Prima.
Everything is included in the kit except my stencils, dies, embossing paste, inks, paint and sprays that I used.  They are for sale in Urban Scrapbook until sold out (which is usually pretty fast!).

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great weekend!


Sizzix Card Inspiration

Today I'm sharing a Father's Day card on the Sizzix blog.  Hope you visit me there!

Happy Friday!


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