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December 2009 posts

Wow. Tim's tag for day #4 is pretty awesomely cool! Take a peek: Here's my tag: A big part of tag #4's technique is to make your own ink pad with the cut and dry felt. (Watch Tim's how-to video here.) It's one thing to substitute ribbon for twine. That's about the look. But, this technique required cut and dry felt to chemically work, and I just didn't have any! But every problem has a solution, right? I experimented a bit and discovered that I could make the technique work with a piece of craft store felt on a non-stick... Read more →

Phew. Five days in a row of blogging. Sick of me, yet? ;) Here's tag #3 from Mr. Holtz: And my version: I was lucky enough to discover a pack of glossy cardstock in my stash (the background is alcohol inks on glossy cardstock to create a plaid). I was worried that I didn't have any, but lady luck stepped in! And some of the details: Hammered brads are always so cool and grungy looking. I tried to ding the washer a few times as well. As usual, I didn't have all the supplies Tim used. So, I used thin... Read more →

I saw this on the Craft blog: and then clicked through to High Snobeity: "MUJI partners with iconic building-block company LEGO on a super fun new concept. Together they’re encouraging us to think outside the blocks (horrible, I know) by punching LEGO-sized holes in paper. The rest then becomes obvious – but wow – how innovative is that? Perfect really. Available November 27th at MUJI Japan – just in time for the Holiday season. US and European MUJI locations have yet to confirm stock." What a cool idea! I love the concept of adding paper to legos and making wonderful... Read more →

Tim Holtz is doing his 12 Tags of Christmas again. Yay! The first one went live yesterday. For the past two years (link to 2008, link to 2007) I've eagerly read the instructions and salivated over the giveaways. But, I've never played along. Perhaps it's because I'm not a huge Christmas fan. Don't get me wrong. I like Christmas. But I don't decorate or spend two months shopping or anything like that. But this year, I've decided to play along! Here is his tag: Great idea to photograph it against that sheet music, right? And here is my version using... Read more →

...and it means a lot to me that you took the time to read and comment. I know it can be a pain. But, I read all the comments. And I *love* reading them. And I try hard to visit the blog of each person who comments (and leaves me a blog url, of course). Usually I spend a lazy weekend afternoon catching up on the blogs of everyone who comments. Amazing talent out there, isn't there? And I try to email people who leave questions. I do get shy, though. Silly, right? And if you ever meet me, you'll... Read more →