Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas

Every year Tim Holtz creates a new tag each day for the first 12 days of December. And each year he manages to create some of the most beautiful tags ever seen... and everyone, I mean E V E R Y O N E, tries to duplicate them. Not a bad thing, however, because Tim provides the ingredients and recipe to make your own beautiful tags! Yum.

So go take a look at the tags Tim created with real tags, stamps and ink, ephemera and such HERE. Then go HERE and see the HAND PAINTED version done by the one and only Inkwell. OMG, is there nothing this woman can't do?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

All Smashed Up!

I joined a Junk Journal swap at Your Paper Pantry with a Christmas theme, and I was STUNNED when I received the finished book! Watch the video and you'll see just how pretty this "junk" journal is!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

I hope those of you that read my blog have a wonderful and blessed Christmas. I'm signing off until 2012 but I've set up some future posts of my favorite slides and videos, (not mine!). I just enjoy them and hope that you do as well.

This first slide show is of the collages that Inkwell has been making all year for the group that follows her on Ustream. She calls it All About You, and pulls bits and pieces together based on information provided by her "subject". Each piece has special meaning to the "subject", and Dede, being the kind and generous soul that she is, then sends the finished collage to her "subject", wherever he or she may be in the world. To me, it's a wonderful gift for doing something you love doing, which is to watch Dede create art!

So Merry Christmas to all and especially to YOU!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Doodles

It's December again and my worst month for blogging. I usually end up signing off until the new year, so if I don't return until then, you've been warned.

Been having problems with the Flickr photostreams on my blog so I've removed them. Half the time they don't show up, and I've noticed this on other blogs as well. I don't know what the glitch is but I hope they work it out eventually, it's been going on for a long time. I'm also having problems with Google, Facebook, etc., all being connected so I'm going to disconnect them! I don't know where the problem lies, but I didn't have it before and I hate when simple things don't operate correctly.

And I didn't make a December calendar because I'm doing Dawn Sokol's Doodle 12-31 class. I'm using a board book as she suggested and following along with her daily prompts, videos and word for the day. She's giving good tips too. It's really a pretty basic class, but I'm learning a completely different type of journaling so I'm rather pleased with it, (especially since I don't journal!). I like Dawn's style and lettering is really fun...I just don't know anything about it! I was kind of hoping she'd teach a bit of lettering but apparently not. Really don't think I want to take a formal lettering course.

On that note...here's the beginning of my little holiday doodle book! Fast and easy, no stress!