Saturday, April 14, 2012

Smash Journal

This is my first Smash journal and I love the size, it is perfect for throwing into a purse or backpack for on the go memory keeping. I know this will be a big shock to you ;) but I made this one for our New York trip! I found The Robin’s Nest Press “City Scape“ while traveling and I don‘t remember where, but I knew I had to have it ( I kind of have a “city scape“ addiction) and it was perfect cut apart for the Smash cover. I also love Unity Stamps so their “City of Love” was the finishing touch. If you are afraid of really messing up your journal (I was) then just remember that if you hate it you can always cover it up with paper, however you just might be pleasantly surprised, I was.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Great Time

Ok, the last New York card, you know I couldn’t forget my brother-in-law. He made sure we knew where to go and how to get there and just made our time in New York wonderful. I wanted him to know what a great time we had thanks to him. I used Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fade “Pocket Watch” and Gold Stickles for the background. The sentiment I typed out on the computer and then cut it out with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Small Deckled Rectangles.” For the envelope I stamped Technique Tuesday’s “Time Flies” with studio g black ink.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Little Things

Today I have another New York inspired card for a great guy we met while there. I used Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fade “Woodgrain” and the Tim Holtz “Good Thoughts” stamp. I love this Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Nine.” I really like how I was able to use the Technique Tuesday “Home Tweet Home” stamp with the Tim Holtz product. I used studio g black ink, and of course more Stickles, Silver this time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gear Card

Our trip to New York (our first ever) gave me a lot of inspiration to create, so you will probably see a bunch of post with New York stories in them. While we were in New York we met some great new people through my brother-in-law and I wanted to send them some “great to meet you” `cards. This card goes to a sweet couple we met the first night there, it is made almost completely with Tim Holtz product. I used a white card base and cut out the top with Tim Holtz Alterations On The Edge “Steampunk.” I inked the cut out with Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Pumice Stone” and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then embossed the bottom of the card with Tim Holtz Alteration Texture Fades “Steampunk.” I cut out a small circle with a Quickutz die and stamped it with Tim Holtz “Pumice Stone” on the Tim Holtz “Nature’s Elements.” And of course I added Diamond Stickles. On the envelope I stamped Technique Tuesday’s “Get it in Gear” in black ink and clear embossed it also. I hope they like this card as much as I enjoyed making it for them.