Monday, May 31, 2010

Bringing old back to life ...

old stashes of product and old techniques is what I'm referring to! I've tried it with clothes, but that doesn't seem to work for me .... anyway as I was saying .... I'm blessed to have a large variety of products in my studio to play with and blessed to have experienced many classes and retreats over the years taught by some of the best artists and teachers in the industry.

I had a good friend visiting from California this weekend, and we were browsing through some old scrapbooks .... I kept thinking to myself that there were some great ideas and techniques in these books that I haven't used in a long time.

Also, I love Jennifer McGuire's articles in Creating Keepsakes using old tools to make current embellishments ... she's always got some great ideas!

There are so many new products in the scrapbooking/stamping industry being released constantly .... I always love new products ... especially tools (I am a tool junkie) .... but I've decided to challenge myself trying to mix some old product in with the new .... actually attempt to use up some of that nice stash!! And just because you don't see those old products on too many projects anymore, it doesn't mean that they're not still very cool!

Speaking of old techniques ... this is one Tim taught years ago .... but it still remains a favorite of mine. Now with all the new die cuts it just makes it more enjoyable. Out of inventory came silver tape, wood mirror, alcohol inks, used my Ten Seconds Studio tools .... new to the mix were the new Tim Holtz Sizzix dies ....

Its hard to get a photo with all the silver reflection, but you get the idea.
Hope you had a great Memorial Day, and remember to say an extra prayer for all of our soldiers fighting for our country and our liberties, all over the world.
God bless them all!
Enjoy your week.


  1. VERY cool! I dragged out the tape, too, and used it along the edge of a canvas...old is new.
    Great job!

    Playing with Alcohol inks today...making metal whatever color I want!!!!!


  2. Sharon................... I LOVE this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have yet to get all those new dies.. and I want them sooo badly! :) This is awesome.. GREAT job!