Thursday, December 20, 2007

Blue Spot Holiday

A little digital fun...gorgeous photo by on her link on the right for more of her awesome work! Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Inkpad Storage

I've finally done the Thing I've been wanting to do forEver! I labelled all of my inkpads so that now I can see what color they are from my chair. It's my attempt at organization..and I love it. I love to just sit and look at all of the was pretty easy, I just cut up some computer labels, swiped them with ink and adhered to the pad base...

These are the dye pads, grouped by color range...the colors are lucsious...:)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Scor it Tag Bag Instructions

Step one; choose your tags and decorate. I used the gluepad, some copper leafing and memories mists in blue martini and pale ale..

Step two; score each decorated tag at the marks below...

For the decorated pieces, be sure to score on the non decorated side..

This is why I used the scored right over, or through, the grommet part of the tags..easily..

Mountains and valleys...

Step three; cut tabs out of side tags

Step four; glue side tags to front and back tags..folding the tabs in...

Repeat for both sides...

Add a handle, some tissue paper and voila! Tag Bags to go...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


So another great love of mine, and my husbands, is motorcycle racing. A different part of my brain loves to see the fine line between having a good race, and crashing. I don't like to see the crashing, though..too painful. Anyhow..I just saw this online today. It's a Fiat designed by my favorite racer, Valentino Rossi.

This is the matching MotoGp bike..

He's amazing. An awesome rider, a great competitor, a killer sense of humor..and a love for design. Did I mention he's Italian? Yeah.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Scor It

This was a project I designed for the Scor-It board
website. They sent me the full board in exchange..and I just had to make something out of tags! So I used the gluepad and the mists for these three. The Scor-it works really well for scoring glossy cardstock and thicker, more rigid cardstock. It's super easy to use and I love that the scoring tool is held onto the board with ball chain. I would have lost that part really quick without the chain. sigh. :)

I have step by step instructions..let me know if you want to see them..

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Memories Mists Mac Junior

King Mac decided to take a nap in my Mists spray box,
he fit really well..but ended up with a nose coated in
glitter. He didn't really want me to get a picture of
that, not very manly, but I caught him before he
got outside.

Cory's Idea

Thank you to Cory, my only suggestion(er) from yesterday's's a digital mock up of her idea;
hmmmm..might be time to borrow that mat cutter...:)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Painting with Inks

Well, it's a rainy day here in Sonoma County..we haven't had enough of these lately, so I'm not going to complain. It actually helped to warm things up, so I'm not typing with gloves on.. yay.

The piece above was a bit of an experiment..which I guess all of my projects really are. Just never know what you're going to get..anyhow, this one is on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. I painted the whole background with Palette Hybrid ink in New Canvas, fancy for white..and then painted and sponged over the top with other Palette ink colors..including Metallic gold. I add a piece from an old airline ad in the center and then painted around that a little more. The colors are really very rich in person..the gold really pops! I'm trying to decide now how to finish it..adhere it to the front of a canvas? do I frame it?..any suggestions?