Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Tim Holtz 2016 May Tag
 Tim's Tag is soooo BEAUTIFUL. 
Here is the link to Tim's tag and the directions on how 
to create it:
However... I didn't have this stamp or the spoon or the
 TinyTattered Florals die.  I have lots of 
stamps, but I am not into buying images of people.
So I knew I would really have to think about what I was
going to do with this month's tag. I didn't really want to
do another photo tag of my mom...I already have several 
of those....MMMMMMmmmmm what to dooo????
Going through my stamps really helped me here.
I found this one stamp that I had purchased  that
had this beautiful child's face on it.'s what I am going with.
Here is my Month of May Tag.
You are right ....this tag has NOTHING to do with
the month of May... I just went with the 
creative spirit.
See the beautiful child's face on the stamp....
When I was making this tag...I had no idea what the name 
of this stamp was.  I thought....this is so sweet and the face is so round
like the moon....I thought...."Love you to the moon and back"....
I looked at it and it made me think of another
stamp set I had which I will share with you further into this post.
I really had to stop thinking about Tim's pretty tag so I could
focus on creating something totally different.
So following Tim's directions I applied my washi tape.
Here's the To The Moon stamp set.  I purchased this awhile back
from Simon Says Stamp. I partially stamped the images onto
Now to apply the modeling paste.  
It doesn't take much.
Here is a close up of how well
the modeling paste went through 
the SPECKELS stencil.

The distress ink colors were an easy choice.
Sticking to blue, pumice stone and
some white!
Today I was being really lazy.  I just took a large bag and
set my tag in there to spray... I may do this again.  I had 
enough ink left in the bag to put my ribbon in there and get it all inky.
I do not like to waste my colors. LOL!'s looking soooo Pretty!

 Here are the colors I used.
 Let's dry this baby....
  Does this have the look of the moon surface...
I have never been there but I have heard of a 
"BLUE" moon.
 Lots of little ink drops still in this bag.
Just enough for my Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon.

Time for the final embellishments.
A little charm to dangle from the ribbon.
A label for the word moon.
Some distress ink for the edges and
a few stitches on the sewing machine to look
like shooting stars.
A tiny tab for Tim's Tiny Types "to the"
(black and white).
I cut the tab out of paper scraps.
(I was tooo lazy to even get out my mat...
I just used some old chipboard)
Time for a little more ink spray.
I just unscrewed the top and shook the straw
part of the sprayer over the tag.
I really like the way this "DROPS" onto
the tag.
I blotted the excess off of the washi tape.
Ta Da.....ALLL DONE.
Can you still read it????


I was trying to get the pretty shimmer in this photo.

Here's my "MOON" Tag for the month
of May.
Hope you liked it!
Thanks for stopping by and leave some
"LOVE" if you want!



In 2011 Fancy Pants came out with an
awesome paperline called Wavesearcher
that I fell in LOVE with.  I immediately had
to purchase everything that went with it.
 "YES" I was CRAZY..
in LoVe with this paper."
One of the reasons I had purchased this line
was Nic Howard created this AMAZING 
layout using it and I knew I just had to 
make it tooo......
Nic Howard Layout 
Finally after five years I got around to making this 
fabulous layout.
I just loved making it. So much fun. 
I was so excited to have finished this layout.
I will share with you what happened to it.
I was trying to finish it and of course it was late at
night.  (That's the only time I get to myself when I'm
not interrupted).  The last part for me is the journaling.
I should have waited until the next day, but I wanted to 
FINISH!!!! Imagine picking up something to write with
and not looking at what you picked up and HORRORS....
it was NOT the right pen....
anyway....if I had waited I wouldn't have had the 
problems that I did.  It ended up being OK...not what
I wanted ...but the important thing is ...MISTAKES 
are FIXABLE.  If I had to ....I would have trimmed 
around the layout and put it on another 12x12 paper.
 So here is my LO ...almost finished.
Here's my mistake....AHHHHH!!!!!!
 Trying to repair......

It's going to live....and so will I.
So I have two boys and now I wanted to make a 
matching LO for my youngest son.
Here is his LO:
Because these photos are horizontal I went vertical with the
chipboard layer. 
To start this layout I used Tim Holtz Rays Stencil THS003
I used Tim Holtz Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress Ink on the 
stencil fading the color as I moved toward the edge of the paper.  
I just moved the stencil around the page applying ink
get the look of the rays.  
 The sun is cut from the Sizzix Blazing Sun die. 
I cut out all the pennants and stitched them just like I did
on the first layout.  The surfboard at the top is made from 

There is a small image to the right of the Wavesearcher
Journal spot that looks like an eagle. It came from the BoBunny
Cambridge Paper line. Just a little scrap I had in my stash to add
some interest. I set it on top of some scratch paper from the collection
  In the bottom left corner I used a new die I purchased on
I just LOVE it.
I think it was the Perfect addition to the layout in 
the lower corner.
No mistakes journaling on this layout.  Now I have a
layout for each son to keep.
Thank you Nic Howard for the inspiration!!!!