I won one of the prizes for Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2016! Now just to be honest, I was one of 12 people chosen at random to win, but still it's exciting. This is the first time I've ever made a tag (and not too successfully at that, though the tags looked ok), so I am really … [Read more...] about I WON!
Though my main craft is making little cardboard houses, much of my inspiration and many of my tools come from scrapbooking websites. Probably Tim Holtz has one of the most visited craft websites that is not specifically a seller of goods. Each month he demonstrates various … [Read more...] about The Tim Tag Trials – Episode 1
I finally fixed the maple leaf top Easter house. I originally used a number of different maple leaf dies and punches but it looked chaotic. So I glued a bunch of Tim Holtz maple leaves punched out of distressed green cardstock. One color green is a little off so I am gradually … [Read more...] about Maple leaf top for Easter House
Almost ready to decorate the little Easter houses. I die cut about 50 picket fence pieces, glued them together, painted with primer. They only need a layer of white pearlescent paint before they get applied around the base. The grass is die cut and will be applied randomly around … [Read more...] about Design Elements for the Easter Houses
Just finished the leaf tops for the next set of Easter houses. I made one with maple leaf dies and punches, but I don't like it as much. Also there is a little too much variation in the coloring on the cardstock on that one. I need to tone it down some by adding some smaller … [Read more...] about Easter Houses with Leafy tops