Monday, April 29, 2013


My grandson, Sean, celebrated his 2nd birthday yesterday and Bubbie made a card for him!  Bubbie also posted his card on her challenge site at 613 Avenue Create.    This week we are introducing a new sponsor at 613, Creative Bugs Designs a company owned by my friend Naomi.  Her images are delightful and we are sure you will enjoy working with them
I did not know the theme of the party when I made the card!  Hopefully, the birthday boy won't mind!

Here are some photos from Sean's Party:
I Love You This Big!!!

The Birthday Boy!  Big Sister, Danielle
Checking things out before the guests arrive!
  Big Sister Birthday Hug!
Cute Cake!
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This project is entered in the following challenges:
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge -  Birthday Fun 4 Kids Challenge
My Craft Creations - Milestone Birthday
Lexi's Creation - Happy Birthday

Paris Mist - Tim Holtz 12 Tags 2013/ April


I did not have any of the Tim Holtz Distress Paints, so I could not emulate the patina effect that he demonstrates in this month's tag.  But, since I made this little deal with myself to completing all 12 tags, I decided to see what I could do using TH Distress Stains and my artist's acrylic paints and rubs.  This tag has almost six layer of paint and stain.  I just kept blending until I got the effect I wanted, well, I guess that should be amended to the effect I liked.  I never really know what I want when I start these projects.

I keep forgetting that when I apply the sealant it will darken the colors.   It is unfortunate that my lavender is not showing up more because it is really gorgeous and gives the tag an eerie, misty feel.  A small bit is visible at the base of the Eiffel Tower.  I did order several of the distress paints because If found them on sale.  Joann's also had the TH Distress Stains for 40% off, so I added to my collection.  I keep trying to get in on the Blitsy sales, but by the time I see the e-mail, all the best TH stuff is sold out.

Tag:  TH #8 Manilla Tag
Stamps: Eiffel Tower - Unity Stamp Co. - December 2012 Kit of the Month {everyday fairytale} ; Bo Bunny Etc. Collection

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This project is entered in the following Challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - Use Brown or Tan
Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2013 - April
Make My Monday - Anything But A Card
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes