Handmade Art Journal

Aug 21, 2014

I really love seeing all the amazing art journaling that lots of my friends do but I have issues, like serious issues when it comes to the journals. I love dimensional collage which means, I like to stick LOTS of bulky things in my art. Well, this does not work well with a lot of art journals due to the type of binding most have so the problem was solved this week by creating my own art journal. Now I can add all the bulky items I want and the art journal will still close. The thicker my art journal gets is no biggie because all I need to do is use larger binder rings. Even though I’ve used vintage items that you might not have on had to create my art journal my ideas...

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Sneaks of 2 New Classes

Feb 20, 2013

Afternoon Tea is filled with soft tones of pinks, greens, gold and beige which are the perfect color combination for any shabby chic class. In this class you will create an altered cuff and linen mini album that’s perfect to fill with words or quotes to inspire or special moments you wish to document. You will use products by Maya Road, Ranger and The Crafter’s Workshop as well as vintage treasures I’ve included. You will decoupage, paint, ink and stamp and I’ll show you how easy it is using metal stamps to accent the butterfly embellishment for your altered cuff. These projects can be kept for you or are perfect to be given to a special friend as a gift for any occasion or special celebration. Here is a mini video I posted on Vine Afternoon Tea...

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It’s Christmas In July…

Jul 8, 2009

Starting today through the end of July my ever so popular “12 Days of Christmas Workshop“ will be $14.95. That is a $5. discount. So… if you were thinking about getting a jump start on some holiday gift making now is the time to start. There are a total of 15 tutorials. Some projects come with a template to make the creative process a bit easier. Since this workshop is all about the holiday season I have included downloadable images from my stash of favorite vintage postcards and also share with you some of my favorite family recipes, holiday quotes and photos of some of my family’s favorite holiday decorations through the years. Upon purchase this workshop will be available for 45 days in the private member...

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Online Holiday Workshop Enrollment Begins Tomorrow…

Oct 28, 2008

The 12 Days of Christmas is a month long online workshop of holiday creating. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the month of November I will post new projects that will include a supply list, tools needed and step by step instructions to complete each project. There will be a total of at least 15 tutorials. Some projects will come with a template to make the creative process a bit easier and each featured project has close up color photos. All the projects are designed so you can use items you already have on hand or create them exactly like the sample. The cost for this online workshop is $19.95 and will be available from November 1st – December 15th. Once payment is received you will be sent a password to enter this private...

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“Home Sweet Home”

Oct 1, 2008

Class Length: 4 Hours Skill: All Levels The sentiment “Home Sweet Home” can make you think of many things… special items in your home a spring garden and most importantly those special people and pets. This project documents all of the special things that help make my home a “Home Sweet Home”. My album includes photos of my brother’s trumpet, family members, flowers from our garden, Sonny and Buster our special canine companions and a few family quotes which I have included in each kit. In this class you will alter a Maya Road Townhouse and Mini Album using a faux mosaic created from 4 beautiful Webster’s Pages patterned papers. Then accent the house and album with lots of Maya Road products such as their Vintage Sequins Edging, Pom Pom Trim, Double Stitched Velvet,...

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Holiday Recipe Box

Nov 13, 2006

Supplies needed: a wooden box (found mine at Michael’s), sanding block (Michael’s), Glue, pattern paper (two different patterns), red paint, silver bookplate, brads (red), mini clip (white), ribbon (green and white), cardstock (red, green and white), quotes (I used Flair Designs Christmas Quotes), Fluid Chalk Ink (Chestnut Roan) by ClearSnap, Dymo label maker and some index cards.

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