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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -- Inspired By A Song (February 2016)

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week was a challenge! The challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp . The theme this week was to be inspired by a song. My first thought was – not happening. I don’t listen to much on the radio as I prefer quiet when I work and when I craft. So I tried to think of a song that had something visual enough to inspire me. After a long week at work, I woke up on Saturday and tried to come up with something. My beloved suggested a couple of songs and we settled...

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Simon Says Stamp -- Recycle/Upcycle Challenge (February, 2016)

Earlier this week I was at home for President's Day. My last three day weekend until Memorial Day. I was a bit under the weather, battling issues with my blog (long story but I'll be transitioning off of LiveJournal next week to a new blog site), and cleaning up the mess in my craft room from the weekend. I figured since it was Monday there would be a new challenge on the Simon Says Stamp blog. The challenge for this week is Recycle/Upcycle . I had no idea where to start or what to do. Friday was...

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A Box of Chocolate Truffles for My Valentine (February, 2016)

Yesterday, while out for a walk I pondered what else could I do as a Valentine's tag? I felt like I had maximized as much as I could for Valentine's Day. But, there was one more tag I needed -- a tag for my Valentine. Something to go with the box of truffles he was going to get on Sunday. Saturday and early this morning I worked on my Box of Truffles for my beloved and my tag. A lot of spraying and spritzing went on for this tag. I am entering this tag into two challenges since both challenges figured...

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Simon Says Stamp -- Spritz and Spray Challenge #3 (February, 2016)

Well, I've had a bit of a productive weekend! I had fun working on the Spritz and Spray Challenge on the Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog. As I have a three day weekend due to President's Day I had some extra time and ink on my hands this weekend! I made one last tag tonight -- the idea came to me when my beloved and I went for a walk around the neighborhood. This time I used Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains instead of the Dylusions Spray Inks that I used on the other projects. Certainly the colors...

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Simon Says Stamp -- Spritz and Spray Challenge #2 (February 2016)

As I mentioned in my previous post, I spent most of Saturday testing out colors and background combinations for the Spritz and Spray Monday Challenge for Simon Says Stamp . Some of these backgrounds and color combinations were tested in my journal. One of them I really liked and I decided to see what I could do with it. Art journaling is something that I've only been doing since I took a class in early fall with Marjie Kemper . I made some lovely pages in her class and then my journal sat there on...

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Simon Says Stamp -- Spritz and Spray Challenge #1 (February, 2016)

So, I don't normally use my Dylusions Spray Inks because they are very bright and I wear the color for a couple of days! But seeing the Spray and Spritz challenge on Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge blog I figured it was time to break them out. I have a three day weekend due to President's Day so I have an extra day to wear off the fabulously bright colors! I spent the majority of Saturday playing around with different color combinations and ideas. I have over spray all over things in my craft...

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Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 -- The Remix -- February, 2016

Super Bowl Sunday, early February, and time to work on Tim's tag! This tag involved another Valentine's Day theme so here's hoping Cupid likes it! The Remix this month for Tim involved the Mono Print Technique and the Embossing with Texture Paste Technique . When I started, I wasn't sure what I would do or how it would turn out and I just followed my heart. As with last month, two new techniques for me to try. I had a couple of not-so-pretty backgrounds during my first couple of tries at the monoprint...

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Frilly & Funkie -- Enjoy Your Embossing #2 -- February 2016

Okay, snow day #2. It never happens that I get two days in a row. More snow. More shoveling. Ugh. I forge ahead even though the snow is blowing, my hands and back are rebelling from picking up the snow shovel again, my embossing gun is calling out to me.....it's warm. So as a second entry into the Enjoy Your Embossing with the Frilly and Funkie blog that is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique , here is some more embossing. The process for the tag is after the photo. I started with a #8 manila...

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Frilly & Funkie -- Enjoy Your Embossing #1 -- February, 2016

Snowy day. Cruddy weather. Me and the snow shovel. I love winter but I hate shoveling snow. I'm rearranging my craft room and I think to myself since I'm at home let's experiment with some alcohol inks. I knew that the Frilly and Funkie blog challenge was about enjoying embossing but until i had a snow day I wasn't sure I could. This challenge is graciously supported by The Funkie Junkie Boutique . After shoveling the driveway and realizing that there was no way I was going to go anywhere anytime...

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Simon Says Stamp -- Rays of Sunshine #2 (February 2016)

Here I am watching the Super Bowl. I'm trying really hard NOT to watch it because if I do I know the Broncos will lose. My friends will be upset if they do and since it would be bad luck for me to "watch" the game I figure if I listen to it and craft all will be well.....right? We'll see. So I wanted to try the watercoloring technique with Dina Wakley's acrylic paints. My first try at it was earlier this week during a snow day. The Monday challenge with Simon Says Stamp focuses on her products and...

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