Monday, April 9, 2012

After Spring Break Crafting

Wow, last week was Spring Break for my daughter and me and the family really had a wonderful time, we went to Ocean City, Maryland for three days. The weather was fantastic and we had so much fun, I really enjoyed this vacation. Here are a few pics...

This was the view from our hotel balcony, so pretty.

My husband and daughter

This is my daughter walking on the beach. It's harder than I thought to walk in the sand lol.

Now that I'm back home I have worked on a project for my All Things Tim yahoo group. I'm hosting a swap with rolodex cards. We were to decorate a rolodex card in Tim Holtz style. 
Here is the picture of the one that I did for this swap. I must say, this was super fun to do.

For this card, besides a few small parts, I used all Tim Holtz items. The stamps are all Tim and so are the dies. For the little compass in the corner, I used Tim's compass stamp and shrinky dinks. I first stamped the compass onto shrinky dink with the Ranger Adirondack black stamp pad. It takes a little bit to dry so I set it aside for a little bit. Then on the back side I colored them with the New Tim Holtz Distress Markers in Spiced Marmalade. Punched a hole in them and shrank them down. I drew the swirls on the car with the Tim's picket fence distress marker, it took a few layers to get it darker but it came out nice. For the stamp in the background I used distress embossing powder. Enjoy!!
I am submitting this project in the Simon Says Stamp weekly project.  


  1. Hi, I love Tim holtz too :-) love your card I'm so jealous you have distress markers xx

  2. Thanks so much, I don't have many of them yet, only about 4 haha! I really wanted to try them out though and they are fantastic!!!

  3. I love that you marked this as "important" - so true! The compass is really neat on there too : )

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  4. Hey Claudine - Your Tim style rolodex card is amazing! I love all the elements you chose to use - what a unique idea for a swap - I like it! And... you went to Ocean City, MD? I live in Baltimore! Where are you? I'm always looking for "local" artists of a similar style... can never have too many arty friends. Email me if you want. And thanks so much for sharing your awesome card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Ellen :)

  5. Love love love your rolodex card! You are too creative! Gorgeous family, and so glad you were able to get away.