Monday, October 24, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

This week at Stamp Antonio we are celebrating Halloween! We are going to be your Halloween Central for decorating and paper crafts! This is the black cat tag we are making tomorrow for Tagalicious Tuesday. Harlequin paper from Canvas Corp, a Tim Holtz black cat, Basic Grey letter stickers, and a bit of lace I've dyed with Distress Ink. Very spooky! Below, here's my presentation of the Witch tag from the Tim Holtz blog. Instead of Grungepaper, I used a Memory Box Halloween word stamp heat embossed on kraft paper. The witch came out fabulously sparkly with Forever Green Perfect Pearl mist, and the little Halloween charms make the tag!

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Hero Arts at Stamp Antonio!

Plus, we got lots of notecards for holiday cardmaking, and the large flower (you know, the one we use for the vellum flower) back in. More new, including Christmas, is on the way!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hero Arts club meeting this week!

Tomorrow is our Hero Arts club meeting at Stamp Antonio Arts. Here are the cards I will be presenting. Peeled Paint is a must for this class! Several of these ideas came from the Hero Arts classes I took this past weekend in Houston at the Collins trade show. Thank you, Shari Carroll and Jennifer Maguire! I really enjoyed the classes and learned some new techniques which I hope to pass on in the Hero class tomorrow. I had a great time at the show and got some fantastic ideas for future classes. It was super of Carol and Amy to make sure that all of our employees got to go. I have tons of pictures to share. Okay, back to the Hero Arts club meeting tomorrow--I hope you don't mind--I skipped Halloween and Thanksgiving and went straight to the winter holidays. The cards are generic enough, however, that they could be adapted to other holidays/events. Please bring: detail scissors, adhesive, a foam applicator tool with foam if you have it, and Peeled Paint Distress Ink (if you have it.) I am sure you will enjoy the projects!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

This little tag card is an idea given to me by Rosemarie, who wanted to do a tag in honor of breast cancer survivors. I think it came out rather pretty. I used one of the silhouette girls from Hero Arts for the stamped image. This paper is one of my favorites, the chiffon and light aqua from a discontinued line by Luxe called "Cashmere Sweater". The paper has large circles of light aqua on an ivory background on one side, and I die cut the ovals for the silhouette from those circles. The adage ticket is of course Tim Holtz. The focus for the class will be the embossed "wallpaper" background, using Tattered Rose embossing powder by Tim Holtz for Ranger.

Childhood scenes have a way of staying in your mind, and often they are not remembered the way they actually are. This tag is reminiscent of my Great Aunt Addie's front room, which was neither decorated in shades of aqua or teal nor did it have a chandelier, yet in some way these new images from Hero Arts reminded me of that scene. I think I am remembering tone and texture, rather than actual artifacts. I remember she kept lovely romantic pictures above the piano and graceful antimacassars on the upholstered furniture. She and my other aunts would crochet these by the hour. I call this tag "Addie's parlour" in her honor. Of course, participants in the tag class will be able to add their own pictures. Who doesn't have an Aunt Addie?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

Hello, Doll! This tag card is a rough copy of a card I made several years ago. I love sewing ephemera and paper dolls and this card is a perfect blend. Yes, the participants will be doing a little sewing (at least a button--everyone can do that, right?) I think this little paper doll would like to dance right off the page!

Yes, we have been having a lot of "bright days" in South Texas this year! I wanted to some "embossing scenes" and this one feels right to me. (after more than just a few failed attempts!) I used Zing metallic embossing powders to make the grass and sky. A texture embossed Colorcore distressed card extends the sky, with Stickles in Icicle making those hot rays of the sun!