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     Hello everyone! I have a simple card to show you today. I used another image from Land of Nod Studio’s . I had some butterfly stickers sitting around for a while. I.used one to give him wings.
    My background was made with the wood grain Crafters Workshop stencil and Lindy’s spray. I distress inked the edges and stamped the background with Glitz stamps. I chose to leave it without embellishments because I love this image standing alone.
    I got to spend a whole day with my little men today. I usually work Saturdays so it was so nice to relax. I even have had time to craft. I have several projects in the works but I cannot share till next week sometime. Hope you are enjoying the crazy weather. It was snowing this morning. There goes my plants…
Later,
Kate

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I am so happy to have had the time to create today. Yes, I know its another tag. I just can’t stop myself. When I cut cardstock for one tag I use the remaining as well so I end up with three blank tags sitting on my desk. I can’t leave them blank can I?
   I used my new Christy Tomlinson doily stencil in the background which you can hardly see. The next layer was a Christy Tomlinson stamp. I then used more sprays, stamps and gesso. I love this image from Land of Nod . Because of the wild looking background I decided to keep the embellishments to a minimum ( I know, I usually deck it out) and focus on the photo. I used a My Minds Eye stamp set as my embellishments and distress inked in various colors. Some are on pop dots. My photo is on top of a Spellbinders lacey square die.
   I think that about sums it up. I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:
Gingersnap Creations - rust/copper color
Funky &Frilly – Your Favorite Vintage Style
Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting!
Kate

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Hello everyone,
       A special welcome to my new followers. Thank you for taking the time to come and look. Here is a page in my altered book. First time in a while I have had to work on it. I photographed the layout seperatly because the book is getting too bulky for a good shot. For this page I used G45 ‘Proper Gentleman’ papers although they are covered up a lot. Gesso, paint, sprays and acrylic gears were used along with a image of a steampunk gentleman.

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   I used a lot of steampunk stamps and clip art on this page. Trying to use up what I have in my stash. More gesso and paint to add texture.
   Well, that all for today. I have been feeling a little stressed lately so this is a short post. 
Later,
Kate

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    Today I wanted to use this adorable little vintage man from  Land of Nod Studios. I just found their blog and did you know they offer freebie images on Friday? This is one of their amazing images. I love that he is vintage but touched up with vibrant colors. Such a old looking boy qualifies for the last century over at Gingersnap Creations.
   To start, I used Prima paper as my background and added some gesso and stamping for texture. I used stamps from Seven Gypsies, Glitz designs, Crafty Secrets and Girl’s Paperie. The bird allows me to enter this in Sunday Stamper . I layered the bird with a butterfly wing, crown and some bling all on top of a ticket. I love these Seven Gypsies hot air balloons. I distressed them both in multiple colors and added pop dots to one. Since this is a tag, I would like to enter it in  Simon Says Stamp and Show…a tag.
   Thank you for looking. This style feels a bit out of my norm but I like it. I am trying to train myself to use more stamps throughout my projects. Goodness knows I have so many lonely ones. It seems like I always reach for the ones on my desk or my favorites. Try making something this week using those unused stamps. Maybe you will find some new favorites.
Kate

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     Who knew that metal tins could be so fun!! As this was my first altered tin it was a bit of trial and error. Definatly a try again project. I may be one of those crazy people that buys 100 tins off ebay.                 
                 

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      Any who, I used the DCWV ‘Once Upon A Time’ paper stack. Beautiful but no longer lonely. I think I have had that stack for two years. I gessoed and painted over the paper in areas and did some stamping. A image of two vintage girls from Marie Antoinette time period. The wheels are spools and inside the tin are some glass cloisenne beads, stretchy webbing, a grunge key, butterfly, a sprayed gardenia with a vintage button center and some stamping layered on top a spellbinders motiff. On top I added a grungeboard flourish to the back of a bottle cap, housing a butterfly.

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    Hope you like! Thank you for all of your kind comments as of late. Enjoy your weekend!
Kate

Challenges entered:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge – Bingo (flowers, Buttons, Vintage)

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     Well, I have been having a grand ole time in my lair altering a tin this afternoon. I have never attempted a tin before but I like to try new things. I made a few major boo boos but the best thing about art… almost any mistake can be covered up with a little bit of paper and paint. Hopefully, I’ll be sharing that soon.
    Onto today’s tag. I am playing along with the challenge over at Dragon’s Dream Tag It On . The theme is ‘The Thorn Bird.’  Basically, you can do anything related to the storyline such as Austraila, the Outback, adventure… So, when I think of these topics I picture a lovely lady travelling on a safari through the African desert with her gentleman companions, in an old antique jeep. Parasol in hand, she studies all the wild animals outside her window.
    I am not much of a writer but just trying to get you to see where I am coming from.
    I sprayed my backgrounds with Lindy’s, stamped the large stamp and then cut out the lady and raised her with pop dots. The lace has been sprayed as well as all the animals. The butterflies are layered with pop dots as well. Here is a side view to show off the layers.

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Take care,
Kate

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    The weather is gorgeous here in New York state. I am wearing my sun dress and flip flops all around! Hoping this stays but I am a bit afraid of how hot our summer is going to be. I am not a fan of heat and humidity. Just sunshine with cool breezes.
    Today I would like to share a accordian tag. I struggled over the weekend to create. I sat down and stared and fiddled around a bit but not much of profit came to be. Thankfully, that is over. So, I distressed my tags with three shades of DI and then stamped with various stamps creating my own background. I used several lonely stamp sets that I love but have neglected. The Girls Paperie and Glitz Designs are the majority of the stamps. I did a lot of layering, stamping, spraying and inking. I added some lace and ribbon as well.
    Thank you for looking and enjoy the sunshine if you have it!
Kate
Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp &Show – handmade backgrounds
Simon Says Stamp – Bingo (flowers, lace, ribbon)
Sunday Stamper – paper roses/flower

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