Friday, August 30, 2013

The Time Traveler

I read recently that it's possible to travel back in time if you can find a wormhole.  The whole article was quite scientific and over my head but how interesting to think you could go back and watch events unfolding and maybe correct or amend history lessons.

At this time I'm more interested in the future than the past so my Time Traveler is looking forward to a trek across the U.S. and Canada via the rails.  It's something I've always wanted to do so I thought this idea would work perfectly for Tim Holtz' August tag of the 12 Tags of 2013.  He created 3 different travel-themed tags and asked about our dream destination.

Some of the items I used to create my #12 tag:  Idea-ology mask sheet, remnant rub, game spinner, long fastener; distress stains, markers, ink and paint; archival ink; embossing ink; clear UTEE; Glossy Accents; stamps from 'The Journey', 'Lost and Found', 'Time Travelers', 'On The Railroad', 'Roadtrip', and 'Playful Journey'; gold sharpie

We have a fabulous railway museum here in our small town.  Maybe one day you'll be able to visit!  All aboard!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy birthday to my honey!

I entered this card into the August challenge over on the EverythingWendyVecchi Yahoo need to use at least one Studio 490 stamp and a die cut. 

The card is an A2 size - easiest for special envelopes to make or track down. Some of the ingredients include Roll-A-Bind disk, Sizzix/TH mini typewriter die, distress ink, archival ink, Adirondack embossing powder, Studio 490 stamp sets (Art-Fully Said, Well Worn Art, and Manly Art), silver and gold pens.

Remember those old manual typewriters?  Typing 1 used those until you proved proficiency.  It took me a while to advance to the Selectric.  And now I have an old portable that I use periodically...but just for crafting!  Can you even find typewriter ribbons these days?  Guess I dated myself, huh?  lol

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Not your usual wedding card

You won't find a card like this at your local Hallmark store!

The source of my inspiration can be found here.  Seriously, I could live in this woman's blog.  Her work with dies is simply amazing!  Her scenes are to die for (no pun intended!).

I used Karen Burniston's open door die, TH brick wall embossing folder, Martha Stewart Branch Punch and those small flowers that can be found in the bridal department at Michael's.  I buy white and color them to suit the art.  Sometimes these fit the idea better than a realistic or more dimensional flower.  The USPS is also kinder to them, I don't care how well you package them.

The heart inside the open door is an old Sizzix die (computer generated the couples' names, the stamp is from Stampin'Up.  There are some small ivy leaves and they're from Susan's Garden (Sizzix).  The sentiment on the inside of the card was computer generated.