Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Of course I had to get some Tim Holtz onto the tags...the red glitter paper reindeer is from his die cuts...
All the tags are made using distress ink.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
This sewing patterned tissue paper ruffle was on the bottom strip of the paper...the bar code was on the reverse side. The "ruffle" made the perfect embellishment.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
These covered honey comb shapes were an easy addition to the page.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The "bee" was part of the album too. It is covered with the patterned paper that looked like an embroidered running stitch. For the bee's wings, I cut a heart shape out of the patterned paper.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The button, lace, stitching, ticket, embroidery and all the layered bits and pieces are the patterned paper.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
The opposite page is covered with patterned paper from the same line...it has the look of white lace over a rich honey yellow background.
The honey comb shapes were part of the Maya Roads chipboard album...I covered these with some of the patterned paper that looked like straight stitch embroidery and sewing pattern tissue paper.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The front page of the Maya Road Bee Hive book was covered with the Sassafras Lass patterned paper...and I distressed the edges with "Wild Honey" Distress Ink.I cut out the arched opening to show the inside of the hive. The hexagon shaped honey comb shapes were part of the book...these were covered with some of the patterned paper, distressed and blinged with Kaiser craft rhinestones.
Monday, October 18, 2010
This is a GREAT paper...worthy of a FUN album!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
In the class you will learn how to use distress ink, stamps, glitter glue, die cuts and vintage images.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
In case you haven't heard Scrapbook Barn now has a Boutique. Just as you walk in the door there is a display of wonderful one of a kind projects designed by local crafters and artist. I brought in some of my cards and a couple of mini album to sell.
Which brings me back to...I'VE BEEN CREATING! I locked myself in my wizards room and pulled out a few of my "someday" projects to add to the boutique.
Monday, September 20, 2010
How about photos? Earlier this month DH and I made a very fast trip to
Apache Creek, New Mexico...it is a tiny dot on a map. One of the few things in Apache Creek is an old country cemetery. According to Wikipedia the cemetery dates from the 1900s through 1960's...which is incorrect information. There are graves from the 1800s...and the purpose of the trip was to bury DH's uncle. The cemetery is still in use...it is one of those old country cemeteries where the family digs the grave...and buries the family member.
And that story gets us to this post...while the men folk were taking care of the grave, I walked around the cemetery taking pictures...remember, I do genealogy and family history and find old cemeteries fascinating. While taking photos of the family headstones, I also took some "texture" photos...just some pics that have interesting texture...you know "artsy" stuff.
You might be able to make out the old fence amongst the tree trunks...the fences
Monday, September 13, 2010
We have come to the back page of the Kaisercraft "Tab" album...yes it got all jazzed up too.
The tab circle and the image come for the 7 Gypsies ephemera packet.
Monday, September 6, 2010
I'm just guessing...but I think the 7 Gypsies ephemera might be a "tarot" card. I bling-ed it up and layered it over another piece of ephemera from the same package.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The pages are covered with patterned paper from the Kaisercraft "Lush" line with a border and a line of black rhinestones layered vertically along the edge of one side.
My DH asked me if there was a meaning behind the map, key and musical notes on the pages..."No, it's just cool stuff." I guess you have to love playing with paper to "get it".
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Sorry for the long "station break"...DH and I went up to Las Vegas for a few days. Definitely NOT a vacation...it was for business. Came back to work, class and more work.
The first pages of the WILD book are covered with the Kaisercraft LUSH patterned paper. I left one side of the book for photos or journaling...the other side I embellished the heck out of it.
7 Gypsies ephemera, corrugated chipboard, ribbon with a crystal headed pin, a bit of bling and a turquoise flower from Webster's Pages "Bloomers" collection