NEW Handmade Penny Candy Dolls

Jan 29, 2015

I’ve added two new doll designs to my Etsy Shop. These Hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Dolls are cre­at­ed by me from vin­tage dolls in my col­lec­tion. They are per­fect to alter for art projects or jew­el­ry designs. Each set includes 3 dolls per pack and mea­sure approx­i­mate­ly 2.25″ tall. Since these are all hand­made each doll will be unique and have its own vin­tage charm. I ship Flat Rate so please email me if you wish to pur­chase more than one item as I can get sev­er­al pur­chas­es in the same box. My email address is...

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Scrap & Stamp Arts

Jan 27, 2015

I’m real­ly hap­py to tell you that I am fea­tured in the upcom­ing Feb/Mar issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts mag­a­zine. On pages 36–39 I share lots of cre­ative ideas for stor­ing art sup­plies, tools and more in my home stu­dio. The best part is these items can be found inex­pen­sive­ly in thrift shops and antique stores and will give your home stu­dio a warm wel­com­ing feel­ing to you and your guests. I hope you take a look and find some cre­ative stor­age ideas that work per­fect­ly for you in your...

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Ranger Designer Challenge 2015

Jan 16, 2015

It’s always so excit­ing to be invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the Ranger Design­er Chal­lenge. Basi­cal­ly how it works is Ranger picks a prod­uct line to fea­ture, sends the design­ers a box of the prod­ucts and you cre­ate a project using these prod­ucts. This year the chal­lenge was a can­vas using Dina Wak­ley’s Media paints, sten­cils and stamps. Talk about a fun chal­lenge. I also used some Tim Holtz Dis­tress Stick­les Dry Glit­ter Rocky Can­dy and of course Dia­mond Stick­les. I have fall­en in love with Dina’s Media paints. They come in a tube with a flip top and are heavy body acrylics that spread like but­ter! I already have her new col­ors Glitz, Ster­ling and Pen­ny on my list of “Must Have Now” as well as Dina’s super cool new Media Fine Tip Appli­ca­tor. These...

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New Year and New Goals

Jan 6, 2015

I’ve had some ideas for can­vas art swirling around my head for quite some time and this year my goal is to act on these ideas. So I’m start­ing out the year paint­ing this can­vas, “She is the keep­er of their dreams”. As you can see this is still a work in progress. Paint­ing is teach­ing me some patience as every lit­tle detail takes time. I plan to even­tu­al­ly have prints avail­able of the com­plet­ed piece as well as note cards. But I’m not sure when they will be avail­able as I first need to fin­ish the paint­ing. One thing I did fig­ure out is I can­not paint in vin­tage tones I have to paint in bright col­ors which I find rather odd. I’m also still de-stash­ing my stu­dio. If you would like some...

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