Thursday, October 4, 2012


I came across a video by ArtofcraftNZ that showed how she designed  tickets inspired by the Tim Holtz altered ticket die and wow, was I amazed! I wanted to try it immediately but, I had one tiny little problem.

I didn't own the Tim Holtz Alterations Ticket Die nor, did I have the funds to just run out to Betty's (my local stamping and scrapbooking store) to buy it. What was I to do? I really really wanted to have some fun with theses tickets. I had to figure out a way to find a solution to my problem. And I did.

I turned to my Ecraft die cutting machine! I scanned my software and found the copy of a ticket. I took measurements of a ticket that I had when I bought a pack of them from the Dollar Store. I copied and pasted five of them and used the weld function on the Ecraft to join them all together. Loaded in my cardstock and pressed CUT. 

I used manilla cardstock and recycled file folders

On some I used Glossy Accents.

No problem finding stamps I could use.

Some tickets stamped on the back.

Took small tags and enlarged them.

My Ecraft by Craftwell
I stood frozen and watched as my Ecraft did her thing. It only took seconds for those five welded tickets to come out cut perfectly into one strip. I was a happy camper! So I cut more and here are the some of the results. Enjoy and please leave a comment and subscribe. Thanx a Bunch! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Fern leaves from one of my old foam stamps.

Design features Ms Reaveley's and Mr. Holts's stamps.

Flower created by me using Martha Stewart scoreboard and  construction  paper.

She's a cutie!

During my healing time from neck surgery, I watched a lot of very talented people on Youtube. Some my all time faves and some delightful new comers.

Some videos I have been totally inspired by have been from Dyan Reaveley, ArtofcraftNZ, Lablanche, Penny Black and of course, Tim Holtz. 

In case you all didn't know this about me, I am somewhat addicted to rubber stamps. I am always checking to see what's new and I purchase them whenever I can. (Thank you Betty and Eric of Betty's Stamping and Scrapbooking Room for feeding my addiction whenever I need a fix :)xoxo.

At the moment my drugs of choice are Dyan Reaveley and Tim Holtz stamps, products and techniques. And these people have such delightfully wonderful personalities too.

So, now I would like to take this time to show you all some of the projects that I have  been working on using some of their products and techniques. Enjoy and your comments and subscriptions are most welcome. Thanks!

Lots of Martha Stewart Glitter on this tag.

Altered ticket design inspired by ArtofcraftNZ

Backside of tag. Tag measures 5 1/8 x 10 1/2. Thanx Tim!

Beautiful fibers and butterfly charm from a RAK I received from  my  friend Velma. Thanx Vel.