Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Upcycled Tape Reels and A Free Vintage Image.

We all get a kick out making something from nothing don't we? I know I do! Especially when it means I can keep it from ending up in a landfill somewhere. Take a peek at my video below to see how you might do the same with that next empty roll of tape you have laying around.

*Please remember to pause the music below before starting the video.

And another free vintage image for you. Isn't this gorgeous! I plan to use this for as a journal page on the vintage mini I am currently working on. Enjoy.

Click the image to enlarge and save to your computer. For use in your art only please. No collage sheets or image CD's....tsk,tsk...LOL :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My Vintage Image Resources.

Doverpublications.com -Browse around the site to check all categories.

Flikr.com - You'll need to sign up for account access in order to join the group. I belong to the one that says "Collage Images (not for posting art)".

Lunagirl.com- Image CD's for sale.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Oriental Trading Company Haul!

My goodies from Oriental Trading Company finally arrived! I was so impressed with the quality of everything in my order. It just boggles my mind as to how they can sell this stuff at such ridiculously low prices. You can check them out at the link above or request to order a catalog as well. Also here is the link for the Cropadile kit that I received from HSN as well. Happy watching.

*Please pause the music below before watching the video.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I Can't Wait!

Have you heard the news! I am so excited about the new Tattered Angels product coming on the market soon. If you are a fan of Glimmer Mist then you will be an even bigger fan of the new Glimmer Glaze! This newer version of glimmer mist is going to work for so many projects where the original version had problems sticking. Take a peak at the video below to learn more about what it does and how it works. It will be making its debut at CHA this month and there is already a lot of buzz about it so be sure to check it out once it hits the stores!

*Remember to pause the music below first.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mini Meads.

You know how it goes. You head out to Wal-Mart for a pack of toilet tissue and some bread and the next thing you know you are browsing the ENTIRE store going from aisle to aisle in search of something yummy or fun that you never intended to buy.

I was doing just that the other day at "Ye Old Wally" when I ran across the most adorable and tiniest (a little over 3x4 inches) of Mead Composition Notebooks! I have made covered notebooks in the past but never had I seen this cute little purse size book!

The ideas began to fly through this crafter's head like a slide show! Of course there were only three left on the shelf so I began hastily digging through the top shelf and found several more. Notebooks in hand I went home and set to making this little cutie with ideas for the rest of them dancing through my head for the rest of the night.

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Most Wonderful Gift.

Yesterday I said that I would share a most wonderful gift from a very special friend on the other side of the world. Natalie is an artist who makes the most beautiful bookcards, cards, minis and many other creations from her home in Belgium. Below is the bookcard that she created especially for me.

It is a beautiful vintage cream color with ornate gold accents. It also displays one of my most favorite scriptures Mathew 28:19,20. She made it with a little door that swings open complete with hinges and all to display the second half of the verse. She even made a beautiful gold stand for me to display it with. I was so touched to receive such a beautiful piece of artwork from someone so special that I just had to share it with all of you.

If you would like to see more of her gorgeous bookcards, please visit her Youtube Channel where she demonstrates how to make these and many other wonderful pieces. You can also visit Her Blog as well for more inspiring projects.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Isn't it wonderful to meet new friends? You know that special friend that you just seem to connect with even though you have just met? I have recently had the privilege of meeting a very special gal who lives all the way on the other side of the world in Belgium but it seems like we have known each other forever after only a few weeks.
Please stop by tomorrow as I share with you a very special gift that she was so kind enough to make for me and in the meantime go hug your cherished friends. :)