Tuesday, July 31, 2012

WOYWW #165

WOYWW #164

I missed last week because of some commitments and needing to get things organized.  I really missed it too!  What is WOYWW well it is a fun thing that a bunch of us do each Wednesday thanks to Julia at Stamping Ground.   Want to come play with us?  Check out her blog.

This is my desk this week and it is a real pit to say the least.  I went in there one day last weekend to look for something and forgot what I went in there for when I started sorting through the messes of boxes and bags.  OMG! I have a lot of stuff and I need to get it all organized so I can play again.   I bought several of those cube boxes and have started putting them together to add to the 10 that I already own.  I went to Dallas a while back with Heather and Michael and bought a couple smaller Expedit shelving units.  One shelf has 4 cubes and one has 8 stacked 2x4 cubes tall and according to the info in the box you can stack them or lay them on top of each other.  I am starting to plan out the new craft room and will be posting pre-pictures soon!

You can see an image on an easel that I made for a swap on Creative-block Stampers Anonymous  a Yahoo group I belong to.  The challenge was a 6x6 page using orange and red as primary colors and using Stampers Anonymous stamps of your choice.

I used Stampin'Up! card stock and miscellaneous dies from both Stampin' Up! and Tim Holtz Alterations.  I think it turned out pretty well!

Well that's it.  Have a great week and I am hoping to make it around to every ones blog this week but  I have to go in for a scope procedure due to some tummy issues so we will see how well I feel as to how many it can get to.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


I have had several people ask me if there is a tutorial available on this or that I have made the past years.  The latest has been the matchbook box card I made for 10 Second Studio April Designer post.  I will be making the tutorial available as soon as I get it done.

Graphic 45 and Stampin'Up! Cardstock
The second is a book I made for a class called the Magic of Oz.  I have this tutorial available now and have put a link on my sidebar to the original post.  

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz
These directions can be used with any coordinating paper and I listed the papers used in the directions just substitute your own papers where you want/need them to be.  I am really flattered that people are wanting to make the projects and are asking for the tutorials and I hope they understand the time and effort it has taken me to create and bring these into being.  I am asking $15 for each color tutorial that I have created.  I don't care how many boxes or cards or books you make but please don't duplicate the instructions or mass produce the projects.  If it is for a craft sale/fair etc feel free and have fun making them.  If it is for a class email me at okienurse@gmail.com and we will discuss one time use.  

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Happy Saturday!

Thought I would share the finished Wild and Reckless journal pages for the Summer of Color Challenge last week...yes I am a week behind but I am plodding along "gittin er done!"  Usually the Blue Collar Comedy show drives me nuts but for some reason that phrase has stuck with me. 

Remember this picture from my desk on Wednesday?  It was my journal pages that I had sprayed with Dylusions spray inks.  OMG! I love the saturated color you get out of those little bottles and I love the way the color sprays out!

I love these colors!  I decided though that they were not melding together enough to suit me so I spritz with the minimister both pages and it was like magic how they ran together and blended!

Once the pages had dried a bit I pulled out the stencils, stamps, and the Archival black ink and went to town.  I also used some of the Brilliance pigment and the Stampin'Up! ink pads in colors that matched up with the Dylusions sprays and used the blending tool to stencil on the pages.  The colors being so saturated and dark needed lightening up so I used the Tim Holtz paper tapes, a little bling and Ideology to make it pop. 

What do you think?  Like the colors? 

The last weeks colors for Summer of Color are simple...Watermelon Ice.

 I am seeing summer!  Stay tuned another work in progress!