Monday, December 29, 2008
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
May the spirit of Christmas...
bring joy to your heart & happiness to your home
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Bits & Pieces
I even got up early a few mornings just so I could see his newest tag before I went to work. I've been wanting to try some of the techniques but I'm way too busy right now.
The Fragments just came in today. Tim used these on Tag 3 and 11. All 3 styles are in stock: ovals & rounds; squares & rectangles; tags with tab & hole.
Fond Memories also has a few sets of the Holiday Grungeboard. Tim used pieces from this set on Tags 5, 7, 8. He used the plain Grungeboard to stamp the deer & cut it out on Tag 10 - a technique to use with any of your favorite stamps.
Have you seen the metallic & white Crackle paints? Three of the colors are in stock now: Tarnished Brass, Antiqued Bronze, Picket Fence (white). Brushed Pewter is on back order.
Doreen & I plan to post card samples through the holidays whenever we have time. We may not write much. After all, a photo is worth a 1000 words.
Thank you from all of us at Fond Memories to all our loyal customers! We truly appreciate your business. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Papers: Making Memories Falala & Bazzill
Spellbinders Die: Curved rectangles
Inks: Versafine Olympic Green
Old Paper & Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks
Stamps: Cloud9- Christmas Joy
Artist outpost- Snowy Woods
Cloud Nine embellishments
Happy Birthday Dad!
I stamped Thomas Kinkade's Hometown Pride stamp using Versafine black ink onto white paper. Then I colored the flag using Faded Jeans and Fired Brick Distress inks. I sponged on black ink around the edges and mounted this onto a piece of black card stock. I ran a piece of red Core'dinations paper through the Cuttlebug using the Argyle embossing folder. The blue mat is also Core'dinations paper with distressed edges.
A BIG THANKS to all of you veterans out there!!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Frosty Friends, warm hearts.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Skater's Pond II
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Another beautiful stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kinkade series called the Skater's Pond.
This image is simply stamped with StazOn black ink on white glossy paper. Yes, it's simple! The antique color is achieved with Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Distress inks. I used one of the Curved Rectangles Spellbinders dies to create the curved ends on the mat. The background paper is actually from Cosmo Crickets Halloween line called Haunted: Ominous. I distressed it a bit.....of course. The ribbon was black & cream. I colored it with Fired Brick & Spiced Marmalade Distress inks to match the mat. "Season's Greetings" is from the CHF Christmas Expressions stamp set. The card is 5" x 6 1/2".
I have another card made with the same stamps that I'll post tonight.......a totally different look.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas
If you'd like to see what Tim does with them, check out his blog. He started 12 Tags of Christmas yesterday. Each day he shows a new tag with lots of techniques, great step by step photos, incredible designs.....a feast for the eyes!
Many of the products & stamps that he uses are available at Fond Memories.