Thursday, December 13, 2007

Vintage Lacing Cards

Next month, I will be teaching a class on Vintage Lacing Cards. You can see the pics here. I used a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper and scanned the images into photoshop so that they could be fitted to the chipboard size. Next I mounted these new images onto the chipboard, stamped and embossed the edges, used my crop-a-dile and grommet punch to punch holes and have your lacing card. The box is painted, papered, stamped, embossed, inked and sealed for the finished look. The kit will include six brown shoe laces, six lacing cards and one beautiful box to carry it in. Takes ya back to your childhood...don't ya think?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Book Making Workshop

Saturday (12/8) I had the pleasure of taking Dream Catcher's Journal Workshop at European Papers in Columbus. It was such a thrill to be among such talent and be instructed by the very creative Lisa Ohlmer. I am very pleased with this day planner that I will use throughout 2008. The journal is meant to be drawn in, collaged on, inked and stamped or whatever you want to show your creative side. I'm anxious for the new year to begin.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

In the Holiday Spirit

Thanks to Paper Bella Studios and Teresa's 12 Days of Christmas projects, I am now in the swing of things. I have completed projects for Day 1 and Day 2 and here they are. The Christmas journal is full of pages with library envelopes to insert lists, and receipts. Even the dog gets his own page...and of course, I left a page for me too!! The Winter Collage is a fun and easy project to play with some new techniques. Not having the 7Gypsies metal embellishments, I used some pewter I had and die cut the edge for a decorative border. Can't wait for Day 3's project so I can lock myself in my studio and whistle while I work.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Holiday Goodies

Today was a busy day. I couldn't wait to get started on my holiday cards. (Even though I am behind so many of you.) I worked with the folder template and carry out my gingerbread theme. The paper is from Heidi Grace and the cardstock is Bazzill. Lots of fun embossing in pink and adding all the ribbon and frills.

The glass block uses the same Heidi Grace paper and I stamped the center image in a retired SU gingerbread house and then couldn't wait to try the broken glass method using the ultra thick embossing powder. I still need to add the bow to the top and light it from the inside. Can't wait to plug it in.

Blog Candy

Check out the latest blog candy give away at Lynn's site.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ginger's Bird House

Okay, today's project is finally finished. Couldn't wait to get home from holiday traveling to put the finishing touches on it. I used the metal sheets from Sencie Cady to emboss the roof top and the Love Elsie paper line to paper the bird house. Really wanted a grungy look to it so I splattered it with white ink and used corrugated torn in random peices for a "bird built" look to it. This will go really well with my gingerbread collection for the holiday. Hope you like it.

***Sorry for the poor quality of the image with the picket fence. Low batteries will do that to ya.***

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Advent Clipboard

Okay, since I can't seem to move as fast as most of you in blog-land. I am posting my latest project. This Advent clipboard is a countdown to Christmas that I used library card envelopes to slip ideas into and prompt some holiday spirit. A fun project to do with the family.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Hello to all you girls out there in blogger land. Check out that FABULOUS banner that was created especially for me by NICOLE SEITLER. Nicole is so talented and produced such great work in a short amount of time. I would recommend you take a look at her site and see all the wonderful goods and services she offers. Thanks so much Nicole, I just love what you have done.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Card Challenge

Cindy from Imagine.dreame.create had a challenge posted on her site for a Monday challenge. I can not possibly work as fast as she can so I am using her sketch to put my own spin on challenge. Taylored Expressions has a beautiful card that uses metal peices on her cards and I thought I'd incorporate that idea as well. I am happy with the outcome since I am a HUGE gingerbread fan, I just keep playing with my cookie stamps.

Holiday Fun

So, here it goes, my current projects for the holidays. I am a gingerbread fanatic and you will see this theme appear on a regular basis in my holiday projects. The three trees that I completed were using some Anna Griffin paper from my stash, rubons, my Cricut and bits of lace and buttons. Lots of fun and lots of work. The gingerbread house incorporates the doodlebug house complete with stamped brown craft paper, lots of glitter and paper doily placemats cut for the awnings. You can't tell from the photo, but inside the window is a gingerbread girl, presents and a tree with rhinestone bits on it. These peices will look great with my gingerbread Christmas tree when I decorate for the season.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Official Artwork Posting

Okay, here it goes. Since I last posted over a month ago, projects have taken on a life of their own. I only managed to make a few fall projects and one or two Halloween cards. Since we are looking at a quick approach of the holidays, I have been concentrating on holiday projects to teach and give as gifts. Take a look and let me know what you think.

I used a 5 x 7 canvas and an image from My Mind's Eye holiday paper to make an altered canvas for the season. Tried my hand at stamping on warmed Utee for the snowflake stamp and really like the effect.

For my card club challenge, we had to create a winter themed card. I used the same Utee stamped image for the mitten stamp and a variety of stamping techniques to give that look of falling snow. The metallic background is a holographic peel n stic paper from JoAnns that I was using for another project. All and all, I'm pleased with the outcome.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


I am so envious of all the great works of art I have been viewing over the last few weeks. I have spent hours pouring over ideas of projects I want to tackle next and find that there are so many to choose from. Where do I begin? Halloween seems to be the logical choice for my next move, just as soon as I finish my current project of my first jar fairy. A witch captured in a jar with a haunted house in the background would be fun to create. I attempted a paper mache pumpkin and I'm not happy with the results, so I may keep playing with that theme as well. Well ladies, as my first entry, I am happy to take the leap of designing along side of such great talent. Keep up the great work and the ideas pouring forth.