Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tim Holtz project for Simon Says Stamp Vintage Challenge

Here is my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Vintage Challenge. I used the Lost and Found papers for this project. It was tough to decide which papers to use - they are all so so great. I ended up using the labels, rulers and tickets.  The doilies are Martha Stewart and the charms are just ones I have picked up here and there. The butterfly is Maya Road, the bird and the wings are Tattered Angels.  I really am pleased with how this turned out. I was inspired by a project I had seen on this  blog.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Grungy Peek and a Layout

Here is a 12 x12 layout on painted and glimmer misted canvas, I used Graphic 45's On the Boardwalk paper,  perfect for this picture of my grandparents and their friends on the California Beach in 1929. The journaling is from my Granmother's memoirs "I had a friend in Hollywood so in 1929 Dad bought my ticket and gave me $100. It took 3 days on the train. Lee and I walked the full length of Hollywood Blvd that afternoon. We lived in a Girl's Club, one half block off the Boulavard. I got a job with a real estate firm and then later with the Board of Education."  My grandpa was from the same hometown as my grandma - Chariton, Iowa, but his father lived in Hollywood and he was there since there was little work in Iowa at that time. While my grandparents knew each other they had not courted before my grandma's move to Hollywood. Since the families knew each other my great-grandfather invited my grandma and her friend Lee to dinner and then they all begun hanging out together. They spent alot of time at the beach and looking at star's homes. My grandma lived to be 93 and her time in California was one of her favorite subject to reminisce about. My grandparents are the couple on the left end. I alos took the heads of each person and put in the Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon.

Here is a  peek of a project I am working on that is very very Tim. I am hoping to have it finished to enter the Simon Says Stamp  Vintage Challenge. 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Showing my Cosmo Cricket Love

My all time favorite line from Cosmo Cricket is Early Bird. I made this photo tray for my sister.  I jazzed it up with all the Early Bird love I could find - and  pics of  my two favorite munchkins -  from here on out known as niece and nephew. My awesome dad actually made the photo tray out of his scrap wood - lucky me - I showed him a picture of the 7 Gypsies version - this is a tad different but better because he made it.

I am working on a grungy project right now, lots of Timmy in the house. I hope to have it done in time to enter the Simon Says Stamp Vintage Challenge.  Really enjoying playing with his Lost and Found paper pad and inks. I will try to post a sneak peak tomorrow AM and the finished in the PM.
My daughter and her friends are upstairs getting all dolled up to go clubbing - listening to them talk makes me GLAD I am no longer a teenager....:-)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tree Collage

Here is a collage I made my mom for Mothers Day this year. I really love doing this type of project. I have done another one that is smaller and has birds and leaves on it. I am planning one with a peacock theme. I used just about every Tim Holtz technique I could think of - distress inks, alcohol inks, distress embossing -I had so much fun playing around when making this.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shrimpy Sue on Etsy

Checkout Shrimpy Sue Designs on Etsy - currently I have cards and home decor for sale, I will have ALOT more inventory up by the end of the week, I also do custom papercrafts.
Tomorrow I will be posting a new project and be sure and leave a comment before the end of August to enter to win some blog candy!
Thank you so much for supporting my blog.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Channeling My Inner Wendy Vecchi

I love participating in challanges so many of my posts will be projects will be challenge entries. Here is a couple of entries for the Simon Says Stamp Vintage Challange. The theme was Wendy Vecchi, an amazing crafter who I have had the privilege of taking two classes from. She is funny, creative and her work is very inspiring.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Extending Blog Candy

I am really wanting to get the word out about my blog so I am offering up some blog candy!!!!!!  If you can do the following to show your support for the blog I would really really appreciate it!

1.  Leave a comment on any post between now and August 31.
2. Become a follower if your are not already one
3. not required but requested - either post a shout out on Facebook or Twitter about my blog.

I will use a random number generator to pick the winner around Sept 2nd.
Thanks so much for your support!

Bombshell Card

Here is a card of a slightly different type. This is made with the Lady Luck  stamp set from Bombshell Stamps. They carry the most wonderous line of  pin-up girls along with beautiful sugar skulls and cool hot rods.   The sets come as unmounted, red rubber  - my favorite way to get stamps. I also own the Love and Luck set which has some pretty birds, roses and banners. I think perhaps in a previous life I was a bombshell pinup girl.
card is stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics and Bic Mark-its

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

First Blog Post!!!!!

Hello fellow crafters, friends and relatives! Welcome to the blog for Shrimpy Sue Designs. Shrimpy Sue Designs is a one woman paper crafting company focusing on card and home decor. I will be posting at least twice a week, these posts will include photos of projects for sale, for sharing and just for fun. I plan to post tutorials, challenges and tips and tricks for papercrafting and the tools used in papercrafting. I am going to be giving away some blog candy in honor of my opening blog post - I will use a random number generator on August 22nd so leave a comment on this post!
People often want you to describe your style- - I find this very hard as my style of work varies with my mood. Sometimes I am feeling whimsical and old school, sometimes vintage and pretty and sometimes retro and I try not to ever limit my crafting to one style but a common theme is often vintage or retro. I do love old stuff - old pretty stuff and old funny stuff. One style you wont see too much form me is cute - whimsy yes, cute not so much.
I really hope you follow my blog and come back to see what Shrimpy Sue is up to.

Here is a card I made recently using Stampin Up's Pedalin Past set and papers from The Girls Paperie line.

Here is a wall hanging I have done using Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl patterned papers and Maya Road chipboard. This is one of my favorite pieces I have made.

Thank you for checking out my blog, be sure to become a follower and leave a comment to be eligible for blog candy on August 22.