Alcohol ink and a Compressed Air Duster

So… my Jaquard Piñata Inks were delivered yesterday. I was excited to try them out. I’ve only used Tim Holtz Ranger Adirondack inks up until this point and was excited to compare them to the Piñata inks. I’ve been trying to teach myself about alcohol inks and discovered that the different brands of inks react…

My inner mermaid

Though it might be winter, I’ve got warmer weather on my mind. When my package from Ellen Hutson arrived this week… I couldn’t wait to get to work with it and the Inner Mermaid stamp set was calling my name. My first thought for coloring was to heat emboss with silver or gold embossing powder…

A snow day… I meant craft day…

Kids have snow days when in school… Why not a craft day?! It has been snowing and snowing and snowing… We measured 13″ at our house!!!     With all this snow, it seemed like a good day to work on inside projects. My first order of business was to decide what to do with…

Winter has come…

Today was another cold day in the Pacific NW… a great day to get some projects done inside. Perfect day to put one of my alcohol ink projects to work. I really loved the one labeled #3; really loving the color combination with the tiny bits of gold foil. I used one of my Altenew…

Fun and messy

My fingers are now all shades of red, blue, purple and green. The more and more I play with my alcohol inks, the messier I get… guess I really like to get into my work. I’ve been watching some YouTube videos from Creativation and was inspired to try some different techniques with my inks. In…

A Gnome for All Seasons

When Reverse Confetti released the Holiday Gnomes stamp set and Confetti Cuts last fall… it was love at first site. I just knew I had to have it! Although it was a holiday release, I knew that I could find ways to use it throughout the year. I present to you the Four Season Gnomes……

Unplanned break

These last 10 days or so have made it difficult to work on projects and post to my blog. Giving a fresh coat of paint to MANY rooms in my home has occupied much of my time; more than I expected. I also spent time this past week at the Leadership Conference for the American…

Alcohol Inks part 2

I truly am addicted to alcohol inks. Watching the ink move and morph into something absolutely beautiful is amazing. I had a few minutes today and wanted to see if I could create something amazing with my inks. My initial idea was to use only the greens inks that I had in my stash- Lettuce and Citrus….

Wryn and friends

If you are looking for an amazing selection of adorable stamps… look no further than Tiddly Inks. One of my favorite collections from Tiddly Inks is Wryn and friends. I was excited to discover that this company has opened a design team call. I chose a stamp from this adorable Wryn and friends collection to…

Alcohol Inks and Deco Foil

I’ve been pouring over blogs, You Tube videos and Pinterest posts lately with special attention to the projects using alcohol inks. There are endless and beautiful possibilities!!!  And all the cards I’ve seen that use alcohol inks… just stunning! I knew I needed to try it myself. For all of my projects, I used Tim…