Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Julianna Collection is slowly but surely coming together. So far I have 5 pieces completed and will be adding an additional frame and altered canvas to the finished bunch.

This is the first project I have been able to use these Martha Stewart butterfly punches on and they are now my new favorite punch! The butterflies turn out so intricate and delicate yet they are sturdy enough (using a good quality cardstock) to handle the wear and tear of a finished project. I highly recommend you check out the entire line of butterfly punches that she has created. They come in a variety of sizes, borders, corners and the like.

Check them out at your favorite craft store or I was able to find them at Michaels as well.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tapestry Collection Finally Finished!

FINALLY finished this collection! It has taken me forever to complete because I have so many projects going all at once. This consists of an altered notepad, an altered wood frame from Michaels, an altered paper mache box an altered pair of salt and pepper shakers and a glass tile necklace featuring vintage brass and all made from a single piece of paper that reminded me of the beautiful tapestry baggage carried by Victorian women on long sea voyages.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Adorable Teapot Box and Matching Cup.

I absolutely LOVE this project from Julianna of ILuvVintagescrap She did an amazing job using paper from the new DCWV paper pad named "Tradewinds". I was able to snag the last pad of this paper at my local Joann's as my fellow scrappers from all over have been eagerly snapping up all the new pads from DCWV such as the Tradewinds, Tattered Time, Royal Garden, and The Lemon Flower stacks.

DCWV really scored when they created these winning paper stacks and I am now starting to see all the gorgeous projects being made with them. Very inspiring indeed. Check out Julianna's project and be sure to take note of the links she provides if you are interested in purchasing the template used to create this gorgeous project.

*Please remember to pause the music at the bottom of the page before enjoying the video.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Vintage Inspired Chain Bookmark.

I just love chain style bookmarks and this one is my new favorite. I am reading several books at once and needed several bookmarks that would not slip out like the receipts and scraps of paper lying around that I have been using.

This was so simple to make. I used a locket style pendant from Michaels, glass pearls and brass bead caps and findings along with 2 leaf charms and Voila! I love it because all you have to do when you finish reading is lay it down the crease of the page and close the book. Then you have a beautiful dangle at both ends of the book.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Altered Journal For Box.

It seems like I've been working on this project forever but it is getting close to being finished now. I am adding the finishing touches to the journal that will go inside the box now. I found myself searching all over town last weekend in search of the perfect ribbon to attach the coordinating bookmark with and I finally found it.

The journal will go inside the box with a few other journaling goodies like a matching pen and sweets. I received the beautiful Victorian box feet in the mail the other day and am super excited to get those on and see how it looks. Thanks for following the progress of this very special project for my mother.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I've been a box making fool these last few weeks. Here are a few others that are currently in progress. The first one is for my mom who loved the prize one I did for the Superbowl. I plan to create a matching gratitude journal to keep inside the box. The second box will hold a set of matching greeting cards and envelopes and it will go to my lovely mother-in-law.

The first one showcases one of the Flowersoft display globes that are used to display just about anything you like on cards and other projects. The second one has a built in frame so a photo can be slipped in from the top.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Victorian Box.

Finally a new project! I've been so busy lately and have neglected my poor little blog for so long. I have never stopped creating but just have not had the time to drag out the camera and film a video. Anyhow I hope you enjoy this little project and sorry the video is so short but my camera battery was not cooperating with me in the

*Please remember to pause the music at the very bottom of the screen before watching the video.