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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tim Holtz Came to Texas!

I, and a friend,  had an amazing experience, last weekend, taking a class taught by Tim Holtz. He finally made it to The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, TX. Carolyn and her crew have the best creative store I have ever been to and they ran an organized and hospitable weekend of classes.

Tim was an excellent instructor who paced his class perfectly and gave personal attention to all 45 students in the class. He offered great feedback and gave out positive comments to everyone's work. Mario is so kind and the hardest worker I've seen and he was not above changing light bulbs or cleaning craft mats.

It was fascinating to see how everyone started with the same basic materials but each made far different projects. I was glad to work with many products that I had wanted to try. The Distress Crayons are one 'product I wanted to try before buying. I loved having their creator telling me how  to use them! They were an integral part of this project and I now have them in my stash.  They were easy to work with and added so much depth to the project. My new fave product for using in Mixed Media is the Collage Medium.We used the crazing style and it added beautiful texture.

This is the result of the 3 hour class. I made this with my grandchildren in mind and I chose osme elements to convey a message. I have a grand daughter and grandson who are represented by the vintage children's photo. They are the children of our eldest son who is represented by the #5, his number from football and baseball days. Of course life is "grand" with these precious babies,  who we "handle with care" and who were "special delivery" from God above.

I had a blast at this class and hope to have the opportunity to take another "Tim" class in the future.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Inspired Stamps Bible Art Journal Stamps

Today I am sharing a card using the Inspired Stamps Colorable Words Bible Journaling stamp set. This set is great for using in your Journaling artwork, especially if you don't like your handwriting. It has several words to stamp and color with your favorite medium. I used a premade watercolor pocket card that already had the gold arrows imprinted on it. I then used a MISTI to align and stamp the words. Last step was to use a waterbrush and watercolors to brush the color over the words. A very quick card to make that packs a punch!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Baby on My Mind-Inspired Stamps

It's great to be back! I have much to share about my absence but for today I am sharing a baby card using Inspired Stamps' HLO Sincerely Girl stamp. I chose to use watercolors and a water brush to color her. It is a relaxing past time and I like the soft, imperfect look.

I chose to do a baby card because it seems babies are being born all around me, including my precious new grandson!.  So, I need to have a good stack of baby cards on hand.

I hope you will stop by the IS Blog and see the other cards using their cute character stamps. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Stuff Mimi Makes

I have a companion blog that I have started for my creations I make for my grand daughter, Today's post is all about her 1st birthday party decor. Please check out HERE,

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

New Inspired Stamps


I'm so excited to let you know there are new stamps in the Inspired Stamps store! I am sharing the Bible Art Journaling: Word Mix 4-Christmas Stamp Set. This card shows all but 2 of the words that are available in this awesome set.  I intended to use these words as a background for a fancier card but once I adhered the water colored words to the card base, I just couldn't cover any of it up!

Sometimes simple is best.

Be sure to head to the Inspired Stamps Blog later on Thursday to see the rest of the creations using the other new stamps. I believe the stamps will be available in the Etsy store on Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Inspired Stamps Panel Card


We are bringing you Christmas Cards this week at Inspired Stamps. I decided to share a panel card using the precious Nativity Stamp Set.

I cut a 6x12 white sheet of cardstock and then scored and folded every 3 inches. I then cut and adhered the banner pieces on each panel. To continue the shiny gold look, I used gold embossing powder on each stamped image and then ran the edges of their mats through Versamark ink and embossed with the gold powder. I love it so much I may have to make more before the big day!


Thursday, October 8, 2015

My Favorite Hymn Line Stamp

Inspired Stamps' Design Team has been on extended break but we're back! This card reminds me why I love Inspired Stamps. It is wonderful to be able to utilize these awesome designs in an encouraging card for a friend.

This stamp is Hymn Girl: Armor of God and I simply stamped her on white, cut out and used a sponge dauber to add a little ink around the edges. I used the Joshua 1:9 stamp for the scripture.

Hope  you enjoy this card and are glad to see us back!