THREE videos…

It feels so good to be doing videos again.  :)

Here are two that I shared over on the Hero Arts blog – be sure to click HERE for more details.  I am going to share some additional examples here.

The first – distress watercolor stamping.  I love the results of this technique.  Yummmmmm…

042109 Ferns big (c) Hero Arts Blog – click HERE for more details.

Here is a quick card I did using this watercolor stamping.  Easy peasy.

042209 Watercolor Stems Supplies: Hero Arts swirly flower stamp, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Broken China Distress Ink, Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, watermist bottle, dew drops, Hero Arts flowers, watercolor paper. 

The next video is using Distress Ink for embossed resist.  This is a twist on some great techniques I learned from Tim Holtz.  SO fun.  When I do this technique, I create many tags at once. 

042009 Distress Emboss
(c) Hero Arts Blog – click HERE for more details.

Here is another card using the same technique…

042009 Class 1 Supplies: Same as the project HERE.

And, for all of my family who comes here and may want to see some of Colin in action, here is another video to check out.  Or, if you are in love with Tim Holtz, like many women out there… he is in it, too. :)

Hope everyone is having fun with the distress week over on Hero’s blog.  This is only the beginning of the techniques I have to share.  Be sure to come back.


Happy Monday…

Hope you all had a good weekend.

I have been meaning to mention that I have a class coming up at Stamp Your Art Out.  It focuses on fun things to do with inks.  We will be doing unique looks and fun techniques, and making 6-7 cards.  Call 513.793.4558 to sign up.  I am really excited about this class – it is different than what I normally do.

I thought I would link ya to some cards I did on 2peas.  They use one of my absolute favorite techniques – using colored pencils on kraft notecards.  The key is to add highlighting with a white pencil.  It really makes the card come alive.  For all the details on the cards, click HERE.

29345-1 (c) – click HERE for more info.

I am leading the Hero Arts Blog this week.  Be sure to stop by!

Have a good one…

Hello from Cornerstone…

Ah… there isn't much better than a weekend away with friends. 

Love it.

Jana posted a video of us over on her blog.  You can see it HERE.  Please forgive how bad we look and the mess we have.  :)

I have had such fun doing lots of creating for the Hero blog (my week starts Monday) and to share here.  Ranger U really helped to get my creative juices going again.

This is a card I did last week for fun.  This is totally created using stuff laying around on my desk when I was cleaning up.  Just randomly threw random stuff on there. :)

040909 Fabric Card 1 Supplies:  Hero Arts stamps and felt embellishments and pearls and flowers and on and on, fabrics, Sizzix die (to cut leave), jute, White Memories Ink

A tip for fabric: Never cut fabric.  Instead, just cut a little notch in the side and tear it.  It always tears straight and gives you a fun, frayed edge.

Off to create some more stuff.  :)   Hugs all around…

Happy Wednesday

Before I get started, I have something you gotta watch.  My dad told me about THIS video. You must go watch it.  It is a "feel good" – will make your heart smile.

Another thing for you all to watch: The video by Nancy over on Hero's blog today – HERE.  She starts off with great tips on watercoloring, but also shares many additional ideas.  Even a great tip on making your cards smell good.  Well worth watching.

This is a card I did for the Hero blog last week.  I stamped on some Memory Glass from Ranger and embossed in white.  The look in real life is so much better than the photo.  Click HERE for details and info.

040909 Stamp on Glass(c) Hero Arts Blog

I am so excited – I am heading to my favorite stamping retreat with some of my favorite people tomorrow.  Will be sharing from there!

All of you who watch Real Housewives of New York – did you hear about the Countess?  She found out her husband had a girlfriend and they are getting divorced.  She is no longer a Countess.  And he book about "manners with a Countess" is coming out tomorrow.  Interesting…


More more more…

I know I am a tease showing more photos from Ranger U.  But I can't help it.  I got so many fun photos.

But I have good news: I am going on a stamping retreat with several of my favorite people this weekend!  Woohoo.  And I will get to play there with all the new techniques – which means I will have things to share.

Until then, here are some fun photos and more.

This one was on creating a faux burned edge, but I kinda took it in a different direction.  I showed an iphone photo of this, but thought I would share a real photo.  Hero Arts stamps… yummmmm…

030509 Ranger 10

This is just a close-up of something that was on the wall – something Claudine made.  It just caught my eye because of the colors.  Claudine really nailed the most gorgeous colors in her line.  SO tasty…

030509 Ranger 3

And here are just some of the colors in her line.  Aren't they incredible?  I was so impressed with how wonderful these paints are.  More on that later…

030509 Ranger 11

I will be back with more cards tomorrow.  Have a good night…

It’s LINK time!

You know me… I love to share fun links.  Got some more for you tonight.

  • First, a blog friend of mine shared this giveaway opportunity HERE.
  • HERE is an amazing amazing amazing blog.  You must check it you.  Lucy is one of the great artists who often enters (and wins!) Hero Arts Blog Challenges.  And I didn't know she had a blog!  But now that I do, I will be visiting often.
  • I love Melanie's walks through the 2Peas warehouse.  She takes her video camera with her and shows you products up close.  What a great way to help shop.  Check one out HERE
  • I adore THIS great page by Cindy.  Adorable.
  • It is Stamp Camp '09 over on 2peas.  Check out Robyn's class HERE and Kristina's class HERE.  They are both great!
  • One of my favorite stampers, Kandis Smith, was the Guest Garden Girl this month.  THIS page caught my eye big time.
  • A fab card by Kristina Werner HERE.
  • How come every time I do a link list, Robyn Werlich always has several things that I love?  She is just too good.  Check out THIS one.
  • I am SO gonna make one of THESE for one of my friend's who just had a baby.  SOOOOOO fun.
  • I am a big Moon Ko fan.  Me lovey THIS one she did.
  • THIS one jumped out at me.  Fabulous page by Brooke Starnes.
  • That Jennifer Gallacher.  Wow.  Look at THIS.  Fab.
  • I am SO gonna have to buy THIS Papertrey Ink set.  Check out Dawn McVey's creations.  Yum.

And HERE is one of mine.  Just some stampin' and crackle paint fun.

29214-1 (c) – for more info, click HERE.

I am getting lots of questions about Ranger U.  Yes, I will totally be sharing ideas here.  I promise.  Working on it. :)   Many want to know how you can attend.  They have information on the site about applying.  It is an amazing experience.

Off to watch mindless TV. :)

Oh… and I have just three words: "Gilles – OH MY."  Wow!