Altered Art Journal Page 2

Aug 28, 2014

Oh boy did I have fun cre­at­ing this art jour­nal page. I believe I final­ly dis­cov­ered the art jour­nal­ing style for me. I even got messy hands in the process. This my friends is some­thing because I can­not stand to have messy hands. I began my page with a sim­ple image trans­fer using two pho­tos I took while in Bel­la­gio sev­er­al years ago teach­ing at Lau­ra McCul­lough’s awe­some A Kiss On The Chic Cre­ative Art Retreat. Lau­ra hosts some amaz­ing art retreats and if you can you real­ly should join her for at least one. She is an amaz­ing host. If you want to do an image trans­fer onto your art jour­nal­ing page which I high­ly rec­om­mend you do because it is so fun to see the image trans­fer like mag­ic. You will need to...

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3rd Annual Creative Retreat ~ Bellagio ~ Class 2

Nov 22, 2013

I shared a sneak peek of my “Tex­tile Col­lage Sam­pler” a few days ago and today I’m shar­ing a sneak peek of my sec­ond class “Charmed Memen­to”. In this class I’ll show you how to take a sim­ple wood­en spool and turn it into a beau­ti­ful piece of wear­able art. You’ll use pieces of linen burlap and scal­lop trim to cov­er the spool then add accents of iri­des­cent rhine­stone trim and vin­tage but­tons. You will cre­ate a unique charm hold­er from cop­per wire that will attach to the base of the spool to dis­play charms like a minia­ture hand­made cro­cheted doily lov­ing­ly cre­at­ed by my mom, a vin­tage but­ton, a glass bot­tle you fill with a bit of sand from Lake Como and a chan­de­lier bead ready for you to add words to from a...

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Sweet Darling ~ Card

Oct 16, 2013

Seam Bind­ing and Archival Ink make for a fab­u­lous com­bi­na­tion. I want­ed a lit­tle some­thing dif­fer­ent for the title of my card so I decid­ed to stamp the word­ing onto seam bind­ing. This effect reminds me of the cute satin tags I’ve seen on baby items in antique shops. And the best thing is this is a beau­ti­ful and super sim­ple way to cre­ate unique titles for cards, tags and lay­outs. I mean real­ly could it get any sim­pler? We are talk­ing, ink & stamp, that’s it! The pat­terned paper used on this card is by Pink Paislee. It’s their Cot­tage Farms Col­lec­tion. What I love so much about this line is that it can look vin­tage or mod­ern. I tell ya, that Rebec­ca is so awe­some­ly tal­ent­ed and super sweet. I’m thrilled that...

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A Kiss on the Chic’s Creative Retreat ~ Bellagio Day 4

Oct 1, 2012

Sep­tem­ber 21st, was the last day of the retreat. After I taught my Anti­quat­ed Curiosi­ties Shad­ow Box class Car­o­line and I ate lunch and head­ed out for a walk to go see the har­bor side of Bel­la­gio. Talk about worth every sin­gle gru­el­ing step up and down all the hills and many, many, many sets of steps. I told her I felt like I was at ulti­mate fat camp and the only thing instead of choco­late being dan­gled in front of me to keep me going was the gor­geous view around each and every turn along our path. Pho­to 1 is of the amaz­ing class­room. Pho­to 2 is the view from the amaz­ing class­room. Pho­to 3 was tak­en along the short walk to Babaya­ga where we had a won­der­ful Cheese Plat­ter, Cap­rese Sal­ad and Piz­za....

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A Kiss on the Chic’s Creative Retreat ~ Bellagio Day 3

Sep 30, 2012

Sep­tem­ber 20th, every­one got up bright and ear­ly to ride the fer­ry from Bel­la­gio to Como to do some site see­ing and and of course some much need­ed shop­ping.  The fer­ry ride down to Como was filled with beau­ti­ful sites all along to way. Pho­to 1 was the view of Lake Como from our front door. I loved hear­ing the church bells chime and watch­ing the sun rise and high­light­the moun­tains. Pho­tos 2, 3 and 4 were tak­en at the Fer­ry land­ing in Bel­la­gio. It is just a short walk from the hotel and real­ly pret­ty first thing in the morn­ing. Pho­tos 5, 6 and 7 were tak­en while rid­ing the fer­ry down to Como. I’m not kid­ding when I say every sin­gle sec­ond you want to take a pho­to. Pho­tos 8, 9, 10,...

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A Kiss on the Chic’s Creative Retreat ~ Bellagio Day 2

Sep 29, 2012

Sep­tem­ber 19th was day 2 of the retreat for me and Car­o­line. Class­es start­ed at 9:30 and I instant­ly start­ed pho­tograph­ing the class­room. It was absolute­ly stun­ning. The opened win­dows allowed for a gen­tle breeze to enter the room as well as the sounds of birds and church bells. The group of ladies who attend­ed this retreat were won­der­ful, fun and full of joy. It was a true plea­sure to get to know each and every one and I hope our paths cross again. Pho­tos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 show just how amaz­ing the class­room was… well as amaz­ing as I could cap­ture it in a pho­to. Hon­est­ly, these do not do this room jus­tice at all. See­ing it in per­son is awe inspir­ing. All the details from floor to ceil­ing...

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Deadline is Coming Up FAST!

Feb 9, 2012

I’m so look­ing for­ward to attend­ing this retreat with these awe­some ladies (Deb­by, Lau­ra & Stacey) in Lake Como, this Sep­tem­ber. Tam­my had to work the Sizzix booth so she missed get­ting into the pho­to. And since the dead­line for this amaz­ing retreat is quick­ly approach­ing Lau­ra asked us to pass along this info. Are you ready for an UNFORGETTABLE Expe­ri­ence? Would you like time away to RELAX & ENJOY beau­ti­ful Italy? Do you love to CREATE and be INSPIRED? How about com­bin­ing ALL THE THINGS into a WONDERFUL week of PURE ENJOYMENT! Well, “A Kiss on the Chic” is going to Bel­la­gio, Italy and we want YOU to JOIN US!!!! Yes, we are going to have a WEEK LONG event THIS Sep­tem­ber 15th~22nd, 2012 on the beau­ti­ful shores of Lake Como, Italy! This...

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Bellagio Italy Retreat December Special

Nov 29, 2011

I want­ed to let you know of a Christ­mas SPECIAL Lau­ra is hav­ing for her awe­some ITALY RETREAT. It only lasts until the end of Decem­ber, so don’t miss out! She knows some of you want to join us next Sep­tem­ber 15th- 22nd, 2012 but right now you have extra expens­es and can’t spend the $550 for the first pay­ment to secure your spot. SO… from now until Jan­u­ary 1st, you can RESERVE YOUR SPOT for $100! Yes, if you want to join us next Sep­tem­ber in Lake Como, Italy for a week long DREAM vaca­tion of relax­ing, cre­at­ing and tour­ing the lake side vil­lages of Bel­la­gio, Italy, YOU can SIGN UP NOW FOR $100 and reserve your spot!! Just go to the REGISTRATION PAGE and you will see the “RESERVE YOUR SPOT” but­ton....

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So THRILLED to be a part of this event…

Aug 23, 2011

Thrilled real­ly does not even begin to explain how excit­ed I am to be a part of this event. It has been so hard keep­ing this a secret.  “A Kiss on the Chic Bel­la­gio Retreat” is going to be awe­some and teach­ing with Lau­ra McCol­lough, Tam­my Tut­terow and Deb­by Schuh is going to be the icing on the cake. Click HERE to read about reg­is­ter­ing for the event and HERE to see the incred­i­ble accom­mo­da­tions. I can­not wait! And as you can see below, the itin­er­ary Lau­ra put togeth­er is packed with loads of fun. I hope to see you there! Itin­er­ary & Dai­ly Schedule:September 15 — 22, 2012 (sched­ule may change) Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 15: Arrive Milan through­out the day and be trans­ferred to beau­ti­ful Bel­la­gio, Italy. 3:00pm Check-in at the Grand Hotel Vil­la Serbelloni’s Apart­ments or...

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