“Nosy” Cat Art Journal Tag

“Nosy” Cat Art Journal Tag

Last week I ventured into the world of tags. I will admit I wasn’t sure why folks made tags, or what to do with them once done. Then I got my “Nosy Cat” stamp from Stampendous and knew it needed to go on a tag.

I started the project on a Dylusions tag I had run thru my sewing machine to test it. I then added three colors of distress oxide in “Wilted Violet”, “Broken China” and “Peeled Paint”.

Next, I spritzed some water in my hand and threw it at the tag to achieve some large and small splatter marks. I then ran a paper tower over it.

Once the background was done, I was ready to apply my characters. I had already stamped my nosy cat onto some watercolor scrap paper, along with some other cute cat theme images from a Stampin Up kit I had.

On the nosy cat I added some Dina Wakley scribble stick coloring and edged it with black archival ink.

For the smaller pieces I edged them with contrasting distress oxide colors.

To apply all the parts I used foam dots (adhesive) to make them stand off the tag and give it some fun dimension.

When all the pieces were applied, I edged the tag with my black archival ink and tied some sari fabric scraps as ribbon.

I honestly had so much fun making this I can’t wait to do another one. I am currently on the hunt for dog stamps now to make some for the dog lovers out there.

Below is the video from my YouTube channel to see the full process:

Nosy Cat Process Video

Here are some photos of the finished tag.

Thank you for stopping by, and happy crafting.

To find the stamps try these (Note the Stampin’ Up! set I only see on ebay as it is very old 2008)

Nosy Cat (Stampendous)

Meow Meow Set (Stampin’ Up!)

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This Weekend – Happy Mail and Recharging

This Weekend – Happy Mail and Recharging

Hello there!
Here we go again, another Monday morning but it’s the start of a fresh week. It’s time to leave last weeks worries behind and start anew.

My weekend was low key, just resting (darn allergies and cold season) and trying to work on a few videos for my YouTube channel. That was of course until my phone overheated and stopped filming. Sigh, the learning curves of life. Time to look for a video camera!

Now, let’s get down to the good stuff. This weekend I received several “Happy Mail” packages. I call them that because even though I ordered the items, its fun when you get them.

One package I received I’m going to share in a separate blog post because it deserves it’s own write up. It’s about ATC’s and Swap Mail!

So the second package was a new delivery of mala beads, cord, and spacers, which means, time to put some new mala necklaces in my Etsy shop!

Below is a sneak peek of two new ones I made. The blue one is using Aquamarine, and the brownish orange one is using Crazy Lace Agate.
These will make their appearance the week of 4/23 in my Etsy store.
(If you want to snag one ahead of time e-mail me)


Some of the new beads and spacers (cute buddha heads):

6mm crazy lace agate, 6mm druzy quartz, 6mm bronzite

6mm black matte agate, 6mm haitian rhodonite

6mm dalmatian jasper, mahogany obsidian, black matte agate and botanical moss agate

The other goodies I got this weekend was my order of new stencils from Mike Deakin Art. I was looking for some Summer/Spring stencils and some more background texture ones, and these were perfect. I got some spring blossoms, a new lotus stencils, a honeycomb, and arrow pattern. See below:

So, be sure to stay tuned because these new stencils mean more art journal pages are coming to my YouTube channel soon.

Have a fabulous week, find a moment each day to be thankful for something and talk to you later.

Weekend Review: Girl Time & Support Small Business

Weekend Review: Girl Time & Support Small Business

Hello There!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend.

My weekend consisted of much-needed girl time and craft shopping. Two of my favorite things.

On Saturday I got to go to Ulta (the makeup store) which can be kinda overwhelming, but being the good crafter I am, I got stuck in the applicator aisle thinking of all the crafty uses for the foundation sponges and dabbers. (I think I have a problem)

Sunday was filled with brunch and girl talk then I went on a mini art outing. There is a craft store I had been trying to go to, but they happen to be closed on Saturdays, which is when I’m typically in the area. This weekend I thought, this is it, it’s a Sunday they will be open. To my sadness when I got there, they were closed, but there was a note on the door for travelers to call a cell number.

To make a long story short to my delight, it was the owner, and she came and met me and opened up the shop for me!

This is where I say to SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS when you can. True the prices can be a bit more then we find online, but we are supporting a person’s dream, and you get great one on one service. The owner was so nice and knowledgeable; I can’t wait to go back again.

So if you’re in the Volusia County area be sure to stop by and check out
Scrapbook, Crafts and more, also known as Gingham Buttons 2 (Scrapbooks, Stamps, Supplies & Gifts).

Here are some photos of my haul and stay tuned they will be showing up in some of my upcoming videos!

I love the line of darkroom door stamps and was so excited to find them in the store! Have you checked them out? darkroom door

Super excited to find Rose Gold embossing powder and the VersaMarker for writing with embossing gel for embossing. Time to make my¬†cardboard box to use with the new Tim Holtz “Distress Resist Spray”


I couldn’t resist! Cats and then beautiful Mandala stamps!

Can’t wait to play with these as well. I think that curious cat will be showing up soon in my mini art journal!