Tabs

 
 
HOME
 
CHALLENGES
 
TUTORIALS
 
SHOPPING
 
CANDY
 
AWARDS BADGES
 
EZINE PUBLISHING CALLS
 
DESIGN TEAMS
 
SAMPLES OF BEST WORK
 
SHAPE EZ
 
RESUME
 

Extra Styles

Pinterest

CHECK OUT EACH GERBER DAISY AND THANKS FOR VISITING!
My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers. Currently at about 45%)
2. Teach paper craft classes.
3. Create Dies for Spellbinders(done)
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.
made it to CHA, and work for embellishment company I love, demo classes all in 2012-13

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Shop Till You Drop!







 I did some shopping today!  Well, not really - but I did yesterday! lol  I found the cutest little easel stand and it came with canvas squares at Hobby Lobby and I thought it would be adorable on my niece Faith's dresser and she turned 7 this past Thursday so what better reason right?

For those of you that love to shop as much as I do, I've always wondered whether or not it could be considered a disorder or if it was just something to do??  I mean, really sometimes all I do is window shop and the effects never get taken out of my pocket!  Know what I mean?  Then I watched the Shopaholic movie and found that it really is filling a void!! So I for one plan to write down what I'm looking for before going to the store from now on and if the paper comes up blank, or if the want side of the list is larger than the need side, I'm staying home or going to the theater to get out of the house!  (cross you fingers it works!)

Challenges Entered:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Anything Goes

I've made the canvas project and found it very rewarding!  The Shop Till You Drop Candi Bean image was just a delight to color because of all those lovely little bags and purses along with her beautiful hair!  I do need to say, that when you color on this particular canvas, immediately after using the distress inks and water, use your fixative to make the colors stay because I didn't do that the first time and the colors ran over the lines and into each other casing me to start over.  get it colored up and Fixitive it ASAP.  Otherwise, a true pleasure!  Enjoy!
  
INGREDIENTS:
Shop Till You Drop Candi Bean image from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Canvas and stand from Hobby Lobby


MEDIUMS:
Versafine black ink
Ranger Distress Ink
skin in Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Broken China, Victorian Velvet

EMBELLISHMENTS:
Krylon fixitive
WOC flowers
Lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon


INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“I've no idea when I'm going to wear it, the girl replied calmly. I only knew that I had to have it. Once I tried it on, well... She shrugged. The dress claimed me.” 
― Isabel WolffA Vintage Affair

 If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

  Thank you for visiting,
Photobucket
 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Emo Mermaid Hanging Out!

Happy Saturday! 
I've colored up a stunning long haired Emo Mermaid with hair flowing and pearls shining today and I've used a super simple Shape EZ template "Sea Shell" to help show her off!  Like this template or maybe you're interested in designing a project that's a bit more shapely than square or round?  Stop by the Shape EZ Etsy Store and get yours today or play along in the challenge and win one!  She's just wanting to hang out on her deep ocean rock tickling her shell with her fins.  I've embellished the project with some Prima flowers and a Sea Shell die from Raindrop Echo Designs and the perfect sentiment from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps!
Challenges Entered:
Avenue Create 613 - Anything Goes
It's time for the Treasured Times Challenge again and as usual the theme is
"Anything Goes"
So get out your favorite medium, make a shaped card or not, but don't forget to play along!  It was so much fun visiting all of the previous challenge entries!  You all made stunning projects and the winner will be posted over at the Treasured Times Challenge Blog so be sure to stop over and visit!
Best of Luck to you all and I'll be in to visit soon! 

INGREDIENTS: 
Emo Mermaid at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps
Shape EZ Sea Shell template
Michele Roos Paper "Funky Flowers"
Whimsy Vine Set Shapeology Die
Sentiment is Warm and Fuzzy "Friendship" Little Darlings Rubber Stamps


 MEDIUMS: 
Hair E08,E19,E29
Skin E04,E21,E00,E000,E21,E93,E95,E13
Pink R81,R83,R85
Stone E44,42,41,W00,W3,N1,N3,N5
Shading N0,1,3
Tail YR000,YR02,YR68

 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Pop dots
Crimper
Flowers - stash
Stickles

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
"I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living." 
— Anaïs Nin

If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

  Thank you for visiting, 
  Photobucket

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Girls Only with Candi Bean


Hello from the Sunshine State!  The grueling trip 1600 miles to moms house was as pleasant as it has ever been but the stop in Atlanta Georgia at the Worlds largest Aquarium was just the break we all needed!  So much fun and the AT&T sponsored Dolphin Show was just wonderful!  Mom's always wanted to go and finally this year made the voyage, and I got to share in the fun!

I don't often get the opportunity to play with multi media but when I do, I enjoy it thoroughly!  This little girls room plaque is 'FOR GIRLS ONLY" !!  With all the wonderful butterflies, dragon flies, purples, pinks and the burgundy colored wooden heart at the end of the vine, no boys dare enter!


I started with a normal wooden plaque, covered it with mod podge filled with flakes, stenciled some great colors in the background, stamped silver flowers around the edges with Stazon silver ink, then stenciled and build up some guesso dragon flies and butterflies and the flair in burgandy.  glued some pretty little ribbon flowers, and dainty girly ribbon from my stash and hand wrote Girls Only with Copic ink!  If that's not multi media, I don't know what it! lol

INGREDIENTS: 
Candi Bean  image "Jessie & Pup"
Prima Stencil
DCWV template
Girls Rock Sentiment

Just look at all that texture!
 MEDIUMS: 
Zing Embossing powder
Imagine Crafts Irresistables Texture Spray
Distress Cllear Rock Crackle Paint
Top Boss Mod Podge
Liquitex White Opaque flakes
Copic Inks on image and Girls Only (forgot to document the colors this time :(  )



 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Bag O' buttons by The Paper Studios
Jolee's boutique pearl stickers 
Ball wooden tags
Prima - Say It In Crystals
Ribbon from stash


 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” 
― John KeatsBright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne
 
 If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!


  Thank you for visiting,
Photobucket
 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This is the Best Part of my Day!


Good Wednesday crafty gals!  It's my turn to show off another Lilly Mae today!  These stamps are so fun and simple to color!  Luv them!  I've put this blue bird and blue apron color together with one of my favorite colors "Orange"!  At first, I thought perhaps I made an error in judgement but when I added the browns into the ribbon and floor with my copics, it came together very well!

The Lovely View die I designed for The Little Darlings Stamps Store added to the butterfly and pin from Angelica's Etsy Store and some Spellbinders Dies and Paper from Michele Roos made this project come together very well!


The Prima tile, Heidi Swapp heart colored with Distress Ink and the Shapeology Die Bird Cage from Whimsy Stamps!


Here she is, the Bird keeper Lilly Mae Image from Treasured Times Rubber Stamps close up and in all her glory!  


 INGREDIENTS: 
Grand Nestabilities

 MEDIUMS: 
Copics
Ranger Ink Rusty Hinge

 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Organza
Spare Parts Ther Paper Studios clip lace

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Don't forget the Treasured Times Rubber Stamps challenge Anything Goes!
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 
Thank you for visiting,
Photobucket

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Day 2 Whimsy Stamps Mi Ran Release!



 Hello Friends and welcome to day 2 of our Art by Mi Ran Collection release!

In case you missed it, Whimsy Stamps started their debut release with a blog hop sharing DT creations using the 7 new rubber stamps, illustrated by Mi Ran, exclusively for Whimsy Stamps. Today and tomorrow we will host more blog hops full of inspiration and chances to win more prizes too!



All of the new rubber stamps will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday, July 16th.   For this release, we are excited to be joined by guest designers Alyce Keegan and Mariska van der Veer as well as myself and the Art by MiRan design team.

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.


Now, it’s time to check out what the amazing designers have created with these new stamps. Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate.


Today I've created a lovely project with Champaign Lucy available on the 16th!  She reminds me of Marilyn Monroe with her boa and campaign glass on top of a piano ready to sing us a lovabye! lol  Black and white classic papers and some terrific dies to go with!


INGREDIENTS:
Champagne Lucy by Mi Ran at Whimsy Stamps
Doily Square Shapeology Die
Pedestal Tag - Egg
Spellbinders Die
Stampabilities Asian Blossoms
Fairy Tale Sentiments from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps


MEDIUMS: 
Dusty Concord - Distress Ink
Liquid Pearls
ColorBox Pigment ink
Copic colors:  Skin E04,E21,E00,E000
Boa: V000,V01,V12
Eyes: BG70,72,75
Dress:  N0,1,3,5,7,9
Champagne: Y26,Y21
Hair: Y21,E35,E34,E37
Background: B91,93,95


EMBELLISHMENTS:
Stickles
Ribbon Stash
Prima Ameruse Duchess Mix Flower
Arnold Grammer's Hand Paper making Angel Wings
WOC 2 tone rosy and Baby Pink Cherry Blossoms
WOC brown/White cosmos daisy
Dragon Fly and Tulip leaf from the Little Scrap Shop Etsy Store


Hop thru the list and leave some luv to win!


Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for our final release day hop!

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.
   
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 
  Thank you for visiting,
  Photobucket

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hello Mate! It's time for a Treasured Times Challenge!



Hello Mate!  It's time for a Treasured Times Challenge!


and guess who's sponsoring??  Yup!  Shape EZ by Tammy Louise (that's me)  I just love it when I can sponsor a challenge like Anything Goes!  It makes everyone's job just that much easier!

Jody has restarted her bi monthly challenges for everyone to come along and play!  Share your makes with us and win some terrific prizes!  

As usual, you may enter up to three times and the winner will receive 2 free digi's from the store and 1 Shape EZ template too!  As I mentioned before, the theme is: 

ANYTHING GOES! 

That's an easy one huh?  So get inky and play along with us, the winner will be announced on the challenge blog July 25th, use any stamp of your choice and is chosen by Jody.  Good luck crafty friends!


I've colored up one of the NEW Lilly Mae images today to share with all of you!  Her name is Beach Comber!  She's got the sun in her eyes, the sea at her toes, the castle accomplished and just waiting for her Mate!  Isn't she darling?  It's a larger stamp image so I felt it was worthy of the whole card!  

I've used hot press water color paper and my water color pencils!  This is a one layer card with clipped edges and just a bit of vertical ribbon to offset that horizon!  The ingredients are below, try one of these, it's really rewarding!

INGREDIENTS: 
Beach Comber image from Treasured Times Rubber Stamps
Friendship Sentiment from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps


 MEDIUMS: 
Stampin Up pencils


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Yellow Rose ribbon from Prima
Jute and Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Sea Shells from Florida Beach
Fall Crafts Brad

Stickles on the horizon and water near this beauty!

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The Waves of the Sea help me get back to me!

   
 If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 

  Thank you for visiting,
  Photobucket

Monday, July 7, 2014

Pickin' Cherries

Happy Monday craft lovers!  I hope all of my American friends had a fabulous and safe Independence Day?  I know we did, burgers, dogs and chips!  Yummy!   The twins were over and they went swimming and waved sparklers then we roasted marshmallows for S'mores and the best show of fireworks hubby's ever done!!!  All the Grandma's, Grandpa's and local loved ones together!  Great fun!

Today I'm going to share one of my favorite NEW Lilly Mae illustrations that is now on sale in here in the store where you can save 25% until tomorrow!!  The design paper is Authentique and full of little dusty brown birds on tree limbs and a beautiful color coordinated wood grain.  

The image was colored with my copics and cut with Spellbinders dies.  I've loaded the right side with blossom die cuts from the Darling Squares set of dies and the left with bits and bobs from my stash.  There's even a little cherry charm and a beautiful red and white stick pin too that match the beautiful butterflies from Angelica's Etsy Shop!  

This project is loaded with extras that work together to create a summer scene that brings back wonderful old memories of when we were young!


INGREDIENTS: 
Cherry Picker Lilly Mae image
Design Paper is Authentique 
Spellbinders frames
Darling Square Die set
Whimsy three post fence Shapeology die
Apple A Day Shapeology Die

 Click on photo to go right to store
Click on photo to go to store

 MEDIUMS: 
Apron R20,21,22,30,24
Cherries R32,35,37
Dress & bow B41,95,97
outline girl BV0000,20,60
Hair E08,19,29
Skin E13,E000,#93,E95
Tree E30,35,37
Wheat E37,E57
Basket E51,53,55
grass & leaves G12,14,17
Bloomers C00,C2,C4


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Pins and butterflies from The Little Scrap Shop
WOC flowers
Martha Stewart clay frame
Jolee's Boutique Cherry Stickers
Recollections butterflies
Prima Lady Bird collection metal clips
The Paper Studios Spare Parts ribbon clips
Tulle ribbon
RRR Organza ribbon

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

During summer, everything seems more vibrant, hopeful, and liberating. 
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Inspiration/2010/03/Inspirational-Summer-Quotes.aspx#HyUWXVukRGPTg7qb.99

    
NOW MORE LISTING THAN EVER IN THE STORE!!! COME BY AND SEE! 






 If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 

  Thank you for visiting,
  Photobucket