Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.

The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
I believe in teaching, the sharing of ideas and playfulness of creating.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry (Day ten.....) LAST DAY

One Technique and the Last of 25 AMAZING Techniques....

A very Warm Thank You To T!M.

I really appreciate his hard work and organization. I know it is not easy to pull it off.
So Thank you Again.
Kindly inspired-

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry (Day nine.....)

Hello there....
Yes- I did get a bit behind with class.... (what is this thing called work)?

Three more techniques.....

Technique One.....

Technique Two.......

Technique Three.....

Thanks Again for stopping by.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry (Day Eight.....)

Ok.... Tim has a phrase that I am going to have to use... "Don't Freaky... Freak". What a wonderful Phrase.

HA HA... Oh yes, I can't get enough of it.

Three more.....

First Technique... (I will water down my canvas a bit more next time to get more blending)

Second Technique....


Third Technique...


I just wanted to share some Spring with you...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry (Day Seven.....)

Embossing.... Love it-!
Including Rusted Enamel One of my all time favorite techniques.

Three Techniques.....

Technique One....
(I found my travel iron by American Tourister and used it. It is great no holes and will be a great addition to my studio. Who needs a travel iron any way.)

Technique Two...

Technique Three...

Have a great Day Creating.

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 - march...

So here is my take on the March Challenge....

Thanks for stopping in...

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry (Day Six.....)

Hello Crafty ones....

As much as I would like to play in Day 6, with you.... I do not have my Distress Markers as of yet.

I will post them here once they are completed. Not to worry-! I will be playing with some of the other techniques that we learned last week.

Looking forward to seeing the fabulous creation you will make.

See you tomorrow.
Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.

Easter and FotoBella....

Easter is only two weeks away.... True signs that spring is here.

FotoBella has my Spring and Easter creations up on the blog..... Check it out.

Here is the layout I created from the collection "Cotton Tail" By We R Memory Keepers, for your viewing pleasure.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry (Day Five.....)

Tim Has done it again....
Just as I start to think class could not get any better. This section of class is honestly the most fun I have had.

Three Techniques.....

Technique One....

Technique Two....

I used These Stains:

Wild Honey
Rusty Hinge
Forest Moss
Tumbled Glass
White Picket Fence

Technique Three....

I Used These Stains:

Forest Moss
Shabby Shutters
Tea (LOVE this Color It has shifting qualities)
Bundled Sage
Tumbled Glass
Weathered Wood

Broken China Pad to add more blue accents.

Again Thank you for Checking out my work.
Wishing much love and kindness.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Hello Spring Wreath Tutorial

Hello Spring Wreath step by step instructions by Sarinda Jones

Can you believe this wreath is made from Coffee Filters.....

You could use these other lovely items. Brown paper lunch bags and old clothing patterns! (Wish I would have thought of that sooner) Just Play and Create.
What you need-
  • 1-2 boxes of Brown #4 Coffee Filters (I used 1.25 boxes)
  • Scallop circle punch (mine's 2.25 inches ek brand)
  • Foam wreath (mine’s 2”x15 3/4”x2”)
  • Unsharpened pencil or pen for the blunt edge
  • Glue Gun
  • Colored paper for Flowers. (We R Memory Keepers Cotton Tail Line)
  • (I used my Silhouette Cameo for all the flowers)
  • Bling for center of flowers.

When you punch your circles I was able to punch 3 per filter and stacked 2 at a time. This gave me 12 circles.

When you have a stack take your unsharpened pencil or pen and press it into the center of a circle so the circle folds up like a flower.

Put a dab of hot glue on the circle where the pencil makes a point and stick to your wreath form. Continue until your wreath looks like this. Keep in mind that I placed my folded flower filters really close together... You might consider placing about 1/2” apart then I know you will only need one box of filters.
Then use you flower punches or Silhouette to cut out your stackable flowers. I made a bunch and then just played with the colors and sizes. Really- Just Play-! Apply hot glue to the underside of the flower, press onto wreath in what ever random way you choose. Then Bling it up-! Start out by laying a few in your pattern, you can go back and fill in as you go. Add any other embellishments you desire. Enjoy and have fun for SPRING IS HERE-!

I will be posting Creative Chemistry 101 Techniques a bit later in the day. So please check back with me.
Thanks for stopping in.
Sarinda Jones

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Sweet Stuff... from Simon Says Stamp

HEY there I have some show and tell....

I have been wanting stencils from "The Crafter's Workshop" for some time now. SO... I splurged and bought a few in the 6"x6" size.

I got mine from Simon Says They were quick with shipment and I am so excited to use them.

More Lableing... Ink Pads

Here I just took Avery labels and swiped the pad right on the label on my craft sheet.
Cut labels in half.
Stick on all 4 sides of ink pad.

I feel like I am getting so organized.
Woo Hoo.

Take Care-

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry (Day Four.....)

Hello Crafty Folks.... Day Four-!
We did 3 more Techniques and I participated in two....
Reason is that I ordered my ReInkers a bit late and do not have them. I almost was only going to do one because of the same reason. However- This is where we truly get creative and use what you have.... so on the First one I just used my Distress Pads on a acrylic block. I will show you an image of that if you are interested take a peek.

Technique One.... (This was the Creative technique I was speaking about) See the last image.

Technique Two.... (With Sprays like Perfect Pearls and Tattered Angles) I will be redoing this one as soon as I get my Distress ReInkers-! I think the Distress is a better application for this.
But I tried.

Here is my Second attempt/RE-try with the reinker spray mists.

I used Pumice Stone, Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood.

Blending tool with Walnut Stain.

So here is the ink pads and the acrylic block that I used with the H2O Brush. Worked just fine. However- I am getting the ink pallet and the Distress reInkers this will make it so much easier.

As I water color I leave some natural white space... I had a teacher once tell me that the key to water color is to leave some "sparkle"... HuH? I said to her. Leave some sparkle? White space.

I love this comment. So easy to over do a water color.

And the Third Technique that is not shown is truly my FAV of them all. Keep a look out for that one.

Thanks again for stopping by to say hi.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry (Day Three.....)

We did another 3 techniques....

First Technique

Second Technique (Love this one)

Third Technique

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful DAY.