Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's a Keychain

I've not had too much of an opportunity to spend in my studio lately . . . things have been busy!

But I did manage to get this done last night . . . it's a keychain for a friend of mine . . isn't that key so fancy??
What I used:

Grungeboard Basics - Harlequin
Grungeboard Alphabet - Stripes
Charcoal Black and Blank Canvas Studio Paint by Claudine Hellmuth
Studio Matte Multi-Medium by Claudine Hellmuth
Polka Dot stamp by Studio 490
Crescent Tag Combo die by Sizzix

Very easy to create . . . die-cut the Grungeboard Basic sheet, paint it black, apply multi-medium. Paint letter with white paint (I applied two coats for good coverage), apply multi-medium, stamp polka dots, apply another layer of multi-medium; adhere letter to tag with Zip Dry Glue . . .ta-da! all done!

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Maya Road Wall Hanging

My friend, Jilly, got a new studio! New flooring, new paint, new shelves, new storage, new desk . . . you get the idea. She even "named" her new creative space Studio 9-1-1.

She (and her husband) have worked so hard to make it the perfect place for her to create and I wanted to congratulate her on having a new studio. So, I made this: My inspiration came from a variety pieces created by Wendy Vecchi, artist of Studio 490 Stamps.

What I used:
Rectangle Banner Coaster Album by Maya Road
All About Art, Forever Art, and Flower Art Stamp Sets by Studio 490
Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Dusty Concord, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks
Pitch Black and Espresso Adirondack Pigment Ink
Dusty Concord Crackle Paint
Copper Adirondack Paint Dabber
Chocolate Brown Acrylic Paint
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Ink Blending Tool
Brilliant White Cardstock by Prism
Grungeboard Elements and Alphabet
Chocolate Splendid Treasures by Chatterbox (for the flower center)
Zip Dry Glue
3-D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives
Wire, Chocolate Brown Ric Rac, and Gingham Ribbon from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Shari's Shoes

Fashion Week begins here in Downtown Escondido on April 3, 2009 and in the spirit of Fashion Week, the Escondido Municipal Gallery had a workshop a few weeks ago to alter some shoes.
Check out the pair my friend Shari altered! Aren't they soooooooo cool?? She even used some of Tim Holtz' new Foliage embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

5 Year Celebration!

Whoooo-eeee! What a party! People started arriving bright and early to get their goodie bags and tickets for the Grand Prize.
My DH is usually on hand to take pictures, but he wasn't able to this year. Sooooo, I was the photographer and only got a few shots. . . but at least I got some, right?

Cupcakes by Icing and Ink! (OMG! Soooo yummy! And cute, too!)

The Grand Prizes! (Yep! There were TWO this year! Congrats to Yolanda and Julie!)

People! (I wonder what they're looking at up on that wall ?)

Make-n-Takes! (So happy the weather cooperated!)
Thanks for celebrating Cat's Craft Cupboard's fifth anniversary! I appreciate your continued patronage and friendship!
Note to self . . . be sure to take more pictures next year!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Julie's Journals

Look look look what Julie will be bringing up to the party on Saturday!
They will be available for purchase and let me tell you . . . if you like one, don't wait! Last time her journals grew wings and just flew out of the store!
Speaking of wings . . . if you want to spread your wings and learn about Mixed Media, attend her workshop!

Wait . . .Party? Did I say party? Yep . . . Cat's Craft Cupboard will be celebrating 5 years this Saturday! Here are all the details:

Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 10 am - 2 pm.
FREE Goodie Bag for the first 20 people, plus 5 tickets for Grand Prize Drawing*
FREE Make-n-Takes all day
Door Prize Drawings** every 30 minutes, beginning at 10:30
Receive one entry for the Grand Prize with every $20.00 in purchases

*Need not be present to win Grand Prize
** Must be present to win Door Prize Drawings

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Yikes! A Whole Week?!?

Sheesh . . . I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted!

But, I have been pretty busy planning a party. Yep! We'll be celebrating our 5th Anniversary on Sat., March 21 with goodie bags, door prizes, make-n-takes and cupcakes!

And . . . I also went up to Carson for the Rubber Stamp Convention this past Sunday and guess what!?!

Rather . . . guess WHO!?!

The Wendy Vecchi, artist of Studio 490 stamps was there . . .and I got to meet her! In person! She is amazing . . . and soooooo inspiring! Look look look what she gave me:
Cool, huh?

I was very much inspired and stayed up late last night playing in my studio and made this:
See . . .that's one more thing to love about her stamps . .. they come with color idea sheets, which is where some of the inspiration came from . . .but most of it came from the samples she had at Carson and the little plaque she gave me.

I gotta tell ya . . . you need these stamps. Really, truly . . . you need them. They are so versatile and perfect for just about any project! Keep your eye on the Blog here . . .I'm getting ready to alter a pair of shoes! (Fashion Week is a-comin' in just a few weeks!)

Okey dokey . . .I'm off to play in the studio . . .thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Goodies!

Daisy D's has arrived!
New Whitewash Cardstock from Core'dinations has arrived!
New Embellies from Tim Holtz have arrived!
New Mini Masks from Tim Holtz have arrived!
Click here to see all that's new!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

It All Began . . .

. . . in the Ranger Booth at CHA.

We made little house pins using Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas and Studio Paints. The house was by Maya Road.

I was hooked on her paints and all things Maya Road. And then . . .I found Studio 490. . . the samples were just delicious!

Fast forward . . . Orders have begun arriving. . . Maya Road and Studio 490 . . . lots of those goodies have made their way into my studio.

I stepped out of my comfort zone when I made that little house pin at CHA and decided to really leap out of my comfort zone and made this:

What I used:
All stamps by Studio 490 (you're not surprised are you?)
House Binder Album by Maya Road
Dash of Red Studio Paint
Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink
Espresso Adirondack Pigment ink
Ink Blending Tool
Art Flowers by Hero Arts
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Paper Distresser
Zip Dry Glue
Adage Tickets and Philosophy Tags by Tim Holtz
Grungeboard Alphabet and Elements
Patterned Paper by 7 Gypsies
Variety of ribbon

Thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Wanna Color with Prismacolor Pencils?

Of course you do! And I bet you want to learn all sorts of fabulous techniques using these pencils from Mr. Terry Medaris, huh?

Guess what?? You CAN! The details have been finalized!
Click here for all the information and to register!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Shamrock Tree

Another winner from Impression Obsession . . .I love their stamps. . . and of course, this Shamrock Tree was another opportunity for me to use Shamrock Green Flower Soft AND Jillibean Soup cardstock!
What I used:

Stamp by Impression Obsession
Onyx Black Versafine Ink
Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink
Brilliant White cardstock by Prism
Patterned cardstock by Jillibean Soup
Shamrock Green Flower Soft
Yellow Stickles (on the stars)
Curved Rectangle Nestabilities
Prismacolor pencils

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Wanna Make This?

Of course you do! And you can by attending Julie Prichard's Mixed Media Workshop!

Click here for all the info and to register!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Funky Flowers

Eeeeeeeeee! (that would be a squeal of delight)

I woke up (late) this morning . . . wwweeellllll, I was working on a project until the wee hours of the morning, so I let myself sleep in a bit . . . anywho . . . when I finally dragged myself out of bed, I checked my email and look look look what was in my inbox:
A nice note and picture of these "Funky Flowers" from the Wendy Vecchi . . . artist of Studio 490 stamps!
Aren't they just fantastic?!? And they could be attached to anything! A card, a scrapbook page, a canvas, an altered book, anything! Her stamps are sooooo versatile, I just love them!

Okay . . .I just had to share . . . thanks for stopping by today!