Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Flat Stanley Visits Portland

My niece is in the 2nd grade in Munich, Germany.  They are doing the "Flat Stanley Project" and she sent her Flat Stanley to me.  Here's a quick video of our exploits.

YouTube blocks this in Germany.  For a better resolution copy, view on my channel.  Uploaded at 720 dpi for viewing on multiple device platforms.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Love Roses


Stamp:  All Night Media.  Spectrum Noir markers.  Memento, Tuxedo Black  & Black Soot Distress inks.  Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers.  Bee Paper Co., & AC Cardstock.

Our suggested colors are:
Cranberry . . . Raspberry . . . Petal

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Little Piece of... Vintage!

Kraft & Kreme

We want to see you use only kraft and cream on your creations this week...
Finished card, 6 x 3 1/2".  Made from scraps!

CTMH "Crafted with Love" stamps, and Art Philosophy cart.  Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  Clear embossing powder.

Craft & Cream cardstocks from Petersen Arne. 
Vintage paper from paper pack with missives dating from 1897 - 1902. 

 Can you tell the date on this letter?  Did the author mean to write 1901, but accidentally wrote 1900, and then tried to correct it?  It is from the early part of the year and we still do make those kinds of mistakes to this day.  Its well over 110 years old no matter the exact date, but so cool that it dates to this month.  Its also from San Francisco, to the then sheriff of Multnomah County here in Portland, OR.  As I'm rooting for the 49ers this Sunday... well, just one more reason to carry out the theme.

Loved that "ink & nib" script and the flowery heading on the stationery, so I just had to use it for this challenge.  As its just a scrap of the original (photocopied to retain the colors and authentic look (The photos make the original litho look a little more reddish than the brown it truly is)) I thought the "piece" phrase was perfect!.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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Giveaway Announcement for February!

Notice the CTMH stamps and cuts used here?  If you're a fan of CTMH products, or just a fan of giveaways in general, you've gotta check out this month's giveaway at
The Damask Diva's Blog

Hop on over to their blog to check out fun projects and how to enter to win a stamp set for February that coordinates with the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge!