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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

eclectic Feed: Episode 14 (Using Paint Dabbers as a Resist Ink)

Learn how to use Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers as a resist ink. This technique is used with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The end result looks like a raised embossed image but the great thing about this technique is that you don't need a heat gun or messy powders.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

All You Need is Love

My family loves the Beatles and their music. We are most excited about the release of The Beatles Rock Band game on 9/9/09. Gonna surprise my kids with the new game on Wednesday so this is their card. My kids don't start school until Thursday so they can spend their last day of vacation rockin' out to Beatles Rock Band game.

MacSparky(DH) is very much an avid jazz music lover. My kids (8 & 13) love all everything from Disney Channel music to The Killers and Black Eyed Peas. I love everything 80s to Green Day. The Beatles music is timeless and can be shared from generation to generation. The Beatles and their music is a shared passion in the Sparks family. There are many Beatles songs that everyone has a favorite. Rock Band is like our karaoke fun for family time. So we can't wait until Wednesday.

Inspired by The Beatles, I dug out my inks and stamps and here is my Beatles inspired card.

Stamps: Psychedelic Grunge and Fairytale Frenzy (Tim Holtz -Stampers Anonymous)
Inks: Distressed Inks(Ranger)
Embellishments: New Distressed Stickles (Aged Mahogany), Crackle Paint (Rock Candy), Grungepaper, Trinket Pins, Manila Tag

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Graphic 45 Collections

Just wanted to let you know that the newest Graphic 45 collections have found their way into the eP product mix. Graphic 45 came out with these paper pad collections so now you can have all the papers that coordinate. The paper pad include two (2) sheets of all 10 double-sided papers and one (1) sheet of each of the two coordinating die-cuts. There are three collections to choose from:

Domestic Goddess

Renaissance Faire Collection

Christmas Past Collection

Graphic 45 also now has their own blog and Design Team. They have lots of projects and ideas posted there. Visit HERE to see some of their beautiful displays and projects from CHA Summer 2009 show.