Monday, July 30, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - July

Hi all!   Well, once again I'm cutting it pretty close for my entry into Tim's 12 Tags of 2012.   Tim's tag this month features our Lady of Liberty.   Since that holiday is over, and I've fully immersed myself in all things Halloween, I've made changes accordingly :)   Hope you like it!

I'd love it if you'd leave a comment :)  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 23, 2012

CC2 Challenge #14

Hello! It's week #14 over at Linda's blog.  This week's technique is called Guilded Kraft Glassine.  If you'd like to to check out the technique, you can find it on page 39 of Tim's book, Compendium of Curiosities Vol II.  This week's challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I really enjoyed making this one, but I should warn you, Halloween is full on since I've received Tim's newly released Halloween stamps.  It also helps that Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I love me some creepy ;)

I can't wait to see what Tim comes up with for his Halloween creations!  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CC2 Challenge #13

Hi all!  This week's challenge over at Linda's blog involves the technique called Spritz and Flick Distress.  It's a lot of fun to do.  If you'd like to to check out the technique, you can find it on page 42 of Tim's book, Compendium of Curiosities Vol II.

To add to the fun, Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring this week's challenge!
I was thrilled to receive some of Tim's new stamps in the mail yesterday!  It's hard to tell, but I used Ranger's metal foil as the mirror's background (and I now know why one of Tim's new products is Mirror Film!).
Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate all of your comments :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My beautiful, furry family

This one is for the cat lovers :)  Three years ago, I saw some kittens dart into the backyard of the vacant house next door.  They were as feral as could be.  After months of canned cat food, and my being up at all hours trying to trap them, they are a permanent fixture in my backyard and my heart.  I already have three indoor cats, or they'd be visiting inside, as well.

My intention was to give them names based on their purrsonalities.  Momma, of course.  LuLu, the little sister, sometimes annoying to her siblings.  Butthead, for not only does he purr loudly and bite me at the same time, he also butts his head against our kitchen window when he sees me...loudly.  Loverboy, I've never met such a snuggle-bug.  And White Dot, the other sister who likes to keep her distance, but will tolerate loving when necessary.

They are all black.  Momma has a white dot and short hair.  All of her kids are long-haired.  White Dot shares her Momma's dot.  In the winter (if you could call it that) they grow a beautiful long, grayish brown undercoat. 

Thank you for your interest in my babies :)  I love them very much!


LuLu (winter coat)~


Loverboy (and star of my June tag)~

White Dot~

and this was the best group shot I could get~

Thanks for visiting and letting me show off :)

CC2 Challenge #11 and #12

Hello and welcome!  It's Configurations Time!  This week(s) challenge was a blast to make!  I've been wanting to alter a configurations tray for over a year.  Thanks to Linda over at Studio L3, and Tim's book, Compendium of Curiosities Volume II, I finally had the motivation to do it.  If you'd like to make one yourself, you can find the instructions in Tim's book on pages 33-34. 

I've been collecting vintage odds and rusty ends for quite awhile now, shopping in flea markets, antique stores and yard sales.  I just love digging through old treasures!  This configurations tray gave me the showcase I needed to display those small items.  It gives me a lot of joy to look at them.  And speaking of joy, Mario is offering a super-fantastic prize package to one way-lucky person!  Thank you so much Mario for your generosity!

Hope you like it!  It definitely qualifies as grungy :)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!  I'd love it if you'd leave a comment!

My next post involves a family portrait.  You know how well cats gather together to have their pictures taken ;)  I will be posting my extended furry family tomorrow, if not later today.