Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Xmas card making is fun!

i had fun doing this card from the recent card making mag!! I used my little mouse stamp and glossy accents. On the front in the corner i have a push button to play "twinkle little star". LOVED making these - but they took VERY VERY long! lol.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Gift Card and Bon Bon Displays!

It was so much fun making these stands to hold "gift tags", Brooches, or any little sales items!!! I love them!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Leather Flower Pins

Using scrap pieces of leather and running them through my cuttlebug i fashioned these pins! Coloring on them with promarkers. Great fun and good use of scraps!

Recycled Coffee Cup Holders!

Using old sweaters, vintage lace, and a stamped image on recycled canvas i sewed up these coffee cup sleeves! My girls said they could also be a cool wrist cuff!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wedding card

Saki and Linds were so sweet to send me pics of the card i made for their wedding

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

busy summer!

Well i completed an album for my friends wedding this past weekend, and of course, finished it at the very last minute and failed to get photos of it!! So i've instead posted a photo that Angie took of one of my felted pieces! She's such a good photographer!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Society Cupcakes

I am a fan of society cupcakes in Wimbledon!!!!!!!
The BEST cupcakes in the world!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fairy Chimneys

The "fairy chimneys" of Capadoccia Turkey were so amazing, apparently left years and years ago from volcano's they have been "scratched out" inside and used now for dwellings and hotels and whatever. What an enchanting place it was to visit! WE went to an underground city that went 8 levels underground!! Kinda spooky!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

What happened to time?

Was it really March when i was last on here?! How did that happen!
our family trip to Greece and Turkey was amazing and included visiting all around the UK to loved ones as well!! Since then i've taken a felting upholstery course in New Hampshire and just now have returned from the Philippines where it was super humid and 35 degrees+ but had a lovely time at my friends wedding and (of course) went on the honeymoon! I was so intrigued by everything i saw in my travels, especially in Turkey, as you can see the carpets, textiles were amazing! Currently we are developing property and building a store!! It's been an exciting 2010 so far! I feel very blessed.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Celebrating Spring

Spring is here so early this year and i'm in the mood!! I purchased gorgeous glass flowers at the Tucson Bead show and i've been making a "Spring 2010" flower collection! These are the brooches.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Bangles

In the evenings i'm now painting bangles! I have a lot of wood bangles that i plan to paint - it's so relaxing and it feels just like i'm coloring! This isnt yet fully complete as i have to add some more dots and then some sparkle and spray finish.

Sink from Mexico

Check out this handpainted sink i purchased in Mexico!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Viva La Mexico!!

We walked to Mexico!!! And i actually purchased the hand painted sink that i've wanted for years!!! LOL Francis had to carry it over the border - it was wrapped and taped up in a dog food packaging!!! The border patrol called the agriculture inspector!! OMG so funny. Cant wait to redo the bathroom now!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hotel Room View

As i sit posting, i look out our hotel room window and watch the fireworks from Disneyland!

Gorgeous paper craftings!

I apologize for the poor quality of the photo - the paper crafting is so lovely. I am placing an order at Ranger and have 2 days left of the show. There's new colors of distressed ink pads, new sizzix dies - i could add on to my order and bring in any items to the UK that i can get before i come in April if you let me know!! Maureen - what was the wendy stamp Wendy Vecchi? i'm still looking. remind me - what stamps you already have (i got your atc card covers)

surprise gift!!

i was able to secure a surprise gift for my cuz for when i come to the UK in April!! (actually i have to be honest, i blackmailed her - but REALLY it was a trade..........)

New stuffs!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Steam Punk Birdie

LOVED doing this!!!

Wedding Card for Kris and Roger

This is the card i made for Roger"s sisters wedding

Tim Holtz at CHA!!

LOVED the Tim Holtz class!!! LOVE the new Distressed Ink colors too!!! And love my signed copy of his newest book!!!! I'm in heaven...............so inspired.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Compassion Broach

I'm hooked on doing these now! I've seend some pics where she is wearing blue, sometimes blue inside red and sometimes blue outside, so i'm going to try that next.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


When i was in Russia there were Mary Icons everywhere. Then when my cousins took us to a wonderful village called Lincoln we went into the cathedral and i saw the icon again. I have attached the photo of the icon from the cathedral that has inspired me to create this pin. The face is polymer clay that is dusted with perfect pearls. I've machine felted the body and embellished with sequins and beads. I'm in love.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Photo Album Gift for Orang & Tanya

Clay faces and pendants

I'm working with polymer clay to come up with some faces for the women pins and then i started to make just pendants! I'm using the pearls pigments to color them, they look like porcelin afterwards!