Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tea Box class

Another class I'll be teaching at Main Street Stamp and Stationery in Tigard, Oregon will make this darling Tea Box.  It is designed to hold the individually wrapped tea bags and is perfect for gift giving.  Fill it with your favorite teas and the recipient will be thrilled!  The photos below do not show the DARLING charms that will hang off to the side of the top.  They are a little tea pot and a tea bag.  Don't miss this class.  Next Tuesday, July 29, from 11am - 1pm.  Cost is $15.  Call Main Street today and reserve your spot.  503) 639-3180.    The papers on each box will differ from the photos.

Bird Cage Beauty

Here are pictures for my upcoming class at Main Street Stamp and Stationery in Tigard, Oregon.  The class will include all the materials needed to make this unique votive holder pictured below.  It features Tim Holtz's Metal Box corners.  Their weight and design really class up this project!

Just bring your quick dry glue, glue dots, and latex gloves if you don't want to get painty.    Class is $25 and will take about three hours.  You can call Main Street Stamp at (503) 639-3180.  Class size limited so register now!  Class date is August 5th from 1pm to 4pm.



Monday, July 21, 2014


In April my car club celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang by holding an event to break two Guinness World Records.  One for the most Fords in a parade and the other for the Most Ford Mustangs in a parade.

Well.........Guinness has responded to our documentation and it is official........WE HAVE ESTABLISHED TWO NEW WORLD RECORDS!!!!!!   This is really BIG news!! 

We had a total of 829 Fords in our parade and a total of 766 Mustangs.

Yippee!!!!   Yippee for all the participants and Yippee for Mt Hood Mustangs and Fords Club for undertaking this HUGE project!!

Cross Stitch

Do any of you cross stitch.  I have a LOT of aida cloth and lovely patterns for flowers, Christmas and more.   My eyes just can't do this small work anymore.  If you think you might be interested, let me know and I'll send you a list of everything and make you a good deal!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Crinkled Retirement

Here is a card I made using the technique of the week from Technique Junkies.  This is such a fun and easy technique.  As a designer, I get to do the techniques about 6 weeks before you do but I hadn't tried this one yet.  If you haven't given it a try, you really must!  The image is from Art Impressions and the words are Stampin Up.  I made this for a dear friend who just retired.  The image is colored with copics.  As you can see I also used Out of the box technique too!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wanna Come?

Next Tuesday, July 8th, at Main Street Stamp and Stationery store in Tigard, Oregon, I'll be instructing to do the birthday set below.  The class will be from 6pm to 8pm.  You'll make the card, the tag and the darling little votive birthday cake.  Isn't that birthday cake darling?!    You'd need to bring your favorite adhesive, plus some glue dots, and your favorite watercolor medium.  I used Tim Holtz's Distress markers and a water brush to color the roses in the sample.   All the rest of the supplies will be provided.  Class cost is $15.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Technique of the Week

This week the Technique Junkie technique of the week is Splattered Ombre Watercolors.  I thought the orange background would be perfect for the Elizabeth Craft daisy outline.  It is color with copics.  enjoy!     This technique is from the Technique Junkie July newsletter.  You can find out more about the TJ Newsletter by clicking HERE.   If you look real close you can see all the beautiful glitter on the daisy area.  ;-)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Here is a couple of cards using the Embossed Colored pencil technique from the current issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I wish that you could see the shine because it is really pretty!.  The leaves are from Inkadinkado and the words on the first card are from Sweet N Sassy Stamps.
The image on the second card is from I brake for Stamps.  The die on the background is from Memory Box and it is a fun one to use rhinestones or in this case, little pearls.   ENJOY!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Gradient Markers

Drag out those copic markers for a quick and fun technique from this month's Technique Junkie newsletter.  The technique is called gradient markers.  The sailboat stamp and sentiment are from Mark's Finest Papers.  The stamps on the music card are from Technique Junkie stamps (formerly Stamp Camp)  So.....grab your markers and get busy with some fun cards of your own.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Artistic Effects now available!

Hi Blog Hoppers!  Thanks for hopping along with the Technique Junkie Design Team's Blog Hop celebrating the NEW TJ Newsletter technique CD called "Artistic Effects."  Each designer is showcasing the new techniques on this CD just for you!  I hope that you enjoyed's Jackie's projects.

Before we get to my projects, here is a little about the new CD.  The CD contains 24 brand new tutorials plus 16 techniques from the TJ archives.  That's 40 tutorials using Gelatos, Goosebumps, iRresistible Sprays, Distress Stains and Gesso -- perfect mediums to give your projects the artistic touch.  All 40 tutorials are in step-by-step pdf format - compatible for Macs and PCs alike.  All the tutorials are printable to 8-1/2” x 11” paper.  I had a hard time picking which projects I wanted to showcase because I really loved so many of them!!

Now here is how you get your own!!! The cost of the CD is 14.95.  Get your copy by following this link.

Now for the hop part!  You should have arrived here from Jackie Kalchert's blog.  If you have come into the middle of the blog hop....make sure you start HERE so you don't miss one single project!

I couldn't choose just one project so I did three! 
The first card features a technique called Acrylic Stains.  This is one of those fast and easy techniques that you always have to have in your arsenal.  I've had this cute stamp set from Stampendous for over a year and I thought it was about time to use it.  Summer has FINALLY arrived for most of us.  Winter hung on for sooooo long that I wanted to celebrate with this cute set. 

My next project uses the super cool technique called Goosed Gelatos.   I love how random and layered the colors are for the background.  The stamp is from a set from Mark's Finest Papers company.  The sentiment is from SU.  It is colored with Copics.   I have to tell you a little secret about my Gelatos.  FaberCastell makes Gelatos.  You can pay about $9.99 for 4 of them.  BUT, if you go into the kid's section of the art store, there are 10 of them for about $10.  That is a much nicer price.  The Frugal Crafter blog did a test to see if they performed like the more expensive ones and she couldn't see much difference! 

 My last project is probably my favorite of the three.  It features a technique called Acrylic Gesso.  This technique can use a black silhouette stamp but I just didn't want to do black so I drug out my Colorbox cubes......these haven't seen the light of day for years!  The stamp set.........I have no clue.  I store all my unmounted stamps in CD cases and this set was stored before I thought it was important to know the manufacturer!  If you happen to know, let me know!

 Thanks so much for stopping by to see me and participating in our HOP.  Don't forget to stop by and see the amazing projects that Tricia Obin has created for your enjoyment.   You'll love her creations, she is a master at Copic coloring and I'm sure you'll see some of it!

In case you get lost, here is a list of all our wonderful designers.

Judy Jackson
Jackie Kalchert
Ann Clack
THAT's me and you are HERE!
Tricia OBin
Beth Norman
Hetty Sanders
Holly Brown
Shelly Schmidt
Pat Huntoon

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Textured Monochrome

I always seem like I am a week behind do you?  Last Saturday was my day to post to the Technique Junkie blog......missed it.  Grrr.....    BUT, better late than never, right?    Here is a technique called Textured Monochromes.  I can't say that it is my favorite technique but it was kind of messy fun to do!  I used brass stencils from Dreamweaver and dies from Memory Box.  Add in a few punched designs from a MS butterfly punch and Spellbinders Fancy Label die and I was ready to go!  Hope you enjoy this piece of what my friend, Penny, calls "Messy Art"!  ;-)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

For sale items........

The for sale items from a couple of days ago will be heading to ebay this week.  Snag them soon!

Punched Border Flamingo

Today my granddaughters got to spend the evening with us while their parents went to the Blazer playoff game here in Portland.  I needed to make a card for the Technique Junkie blog today so I enlisted their help.

They chose the image, then the colors and the border punch.  I colored the image and added the stenciling.  They helped color the prima flowers with the copic air brush system and voila! and darling bird-day card!

I hope you enjoy.  My favorite part is the stenciling.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A few items for sale

Well......I guess I actually need to use some of my stockpile to remember that I have certain items.   Selling doubles and unused items.     Price INCLUDES shipping!!  Happy shopping!

The copic marker is unused.  The Spellbinders blossom four was used once and the package is opened.  The Stencils have never been opened.  The ball die was used twice and is without the package.  Elegant Labels die has never been opened.  The twist cube was used once and is without the package.  Both the twist cube and the ball die directions are included.   The retail price is noted after my sale price. 

The Spellbinder dies and the Sizzix dies are pictured front and back.  THERE IS ONLY ONE of each NOT TWO. 

You can e-mail me at acclack at msn dot com if you are interested in any.  I can do PayPal and can send you an invoice.  Items will be shipped the most economical way. 

Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Four $12.00  (Reg. $20)

New Dylusions 9 x 12 Stencil $5.00 (Reg $7)
New Dylusions 9 x 12 Stencil $5.00  (Reg $7)
Used twice - Sizzix  3-D Ball $25.00 (Reg $40)
Used once - Sizzix Twist 3-D Cube $25.00 (Reg. $40)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I'm Back and it is time for a Hop!

My huge Car event is done (see the story about it below) and I've dug into my stamp room just in time to have some fun with a Blog Hop!!  I hope that you enjoy the samples from the newest Technique Junkie CD series called Bodacious Background Stamp CD.  Our Technique Junkies Design Team has a fabulous Hop planned for you showcasing lots of great samples from this CD.   I've got a little drop down link on my sidebar that makes it easy for you to order!
This CD contains 30 ways to use your background stamps in fun and creative ways!  Learn how to color, stamp and transform your background stamped images.  Twenty brand new tutorials plus ten techniques from the TJ archives.  All 30 tutorials are in step-by-step pdf format - compatible for Macs and PCs alike.  All the tutorials are printable to 8-1/2” x 11” paper. 
It is available for order TODAY using the dropdown on the side bar.  The CD will be shipped in less than 2 weeks!
You should have arrived here from Hetty's blog.  Hetty is our designer from the Netherlands and her samples are always wonderful!   You really don't want to miss any of the designers so please start at the beginning with Judy on the Design Team website by clicking HERE.
Now for my projects!  My first card uses a technique called Irresistible Rainbow.  If you look close you can see the lighter image in the background (easy to see on the blue side).  It was a really fun technique and easy to use with so many different backgrounds!  The background stamp is from Stampin' Up and the Words are from Wordsmith.
My second card showcases a technique called Outlined Resist.  This technique gives you that Decorated Paper look.  The background stamp is from Technique Junkie Stamps (formerly Stamp Camp) and the Words are Stampin Up.
Your next stop is Tricia's blog.  Click Here
If you get lost, you can always refer to the list below.   You can click HERE to see the table of contents for the CD.  You can click HERE to read more about the CD and to order.  OR you can order from my link in my sidebar.
Thanks for hopping along with us today!! We look forward to seeing your fabulous creations!


Ann Clack            YOU ARE HERE

Tricia O’Bin

Shelly Schmidt

Now for some extra news about my big car event.  Some of you may remember that my car club was trying to break a Guinness world record for the Most Mustangs/Fords in a Parade in order to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang.  Well, our event was on April 12, 2014 and we had a fabulous turnout!!  The old record was 620 Mustangs/Fords in a Parade.  Our paperwork is going off to Guinness soon and if they accept it, our attempt broke the old record!!  We had 829 cars on our parade that started AND returned.  Of those, 766 were Mustangs!!!   It was a wonderful event and counting the Mustangs in spectator parking (we had to close registration) we had well over 1000 Mustangs at our event site.  It was a lot of eye candy for car buffs!!