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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tiles! Tiles! Tiles!

Good Morning Everyone:
It's quiet around my household today. Both kids back to college and I'm, as always, sad. I hate when they go but I can't wait to get into that bathroom and clean it. :)
So, I thought I'd reflect on a good time I had with my friend Jan. I totally fell in love with Cindy Estes' (From OWSE) video on these tiles and everyone got them for Christmas. Jan and I had a craft day and made a ton of them. They are sooooo easy. This is how we roll when we get drufty. uh, crafty. :)
Jan and a fresh Pomo-tini

Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks (A ton of colors)

Look closely....These are double stacked - We made a lot!
Having a lot of different style stamps really helps.

Ranger black embossing powder before heat set

And the stash........ And a happy crafter.


Plumrose Lane said...

Oh I hear you with the kids going back to school ~ always so tough to stomach the silence afterwards.
What fun to have shared this time with Jan ~ I've never had a crafty friend to do things with and I can only imagine how wonderful that must be! Those tiles are GoRgEoUs too! Here's wishing you more creative fun filled times in the near future!

Queenie Believe said...

Beautiful Tiles!! Dang! You really did do alot -lol-
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Patti P. said...

Kim, first thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet words...LOVE your tiles and so glad you had a great time with your friend. Are these smooth tiles? And if I understand you just stamped and heat embossed the images. So creative...tfs and have a great day.

Kim said...

Patti, These are not smooth tiles. They are travertine and unfinished and pitted but you can use smooth. I prefer the rustic style myself. Exactly, stamped and embossed. BUT.... Make sure you spray an acrylic sealer when you're finished.
Thanks for stopping by.

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, Kim, these are totally gorgeous and so is Jan! How fun and the results are stellar! I made tiles for Christmas too and had a tutorial on them on my magazine blog...But, I also made bigger ones and ordered metal stands online so that they could stand up on a table. Yours are over-the top amazing!!! WOO HOO!!! I LOVE them!! I wish you'd link these up to the link party because people would love them!!!

Kim said...

I'm going to participate (of course!) I'm looking forward to it. :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Kim,
Oh gosh, I'm so happy you linked these up--Everyone will LOVE them!! I hope you're having a happy day, Cowgirl!!! (Did I tell you that I am a country-dancin' fool?) XO CIndy

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What an amazing undertaking but your tiles are fabulous! Well done! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations! I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
Hugs, Gayle.

Your Craft Book said...

Wow, I am so impressed with your tiles and the work that you put into them, thank you so much for sharing, Maureen.