Sunday, December 29, 2013

Heading into the New Year

With this fun head band I created for
 for my first project of the month.
The tutorial is available to members of the Stash Society.

On another note Christmas Flew by in a flash!!!
My son made it home but a little late so he didn't have as much leave as we hoped for.
Lots going on but it was wonderful to see him again. 
The kids right before they headed back to Oklahoma.
I'm sure going to miss them... sniff sniff.

I fell so far behind. Didn't get all my Christmas cards done. 
So sorry for those that haven't received them.
It just couldn't be helped. 

Hoping the New Year brings many Blessings your way and just a bit less work for me.
Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Creations

Has it really been two weeks since I posted? Oh my gosh, 
Time does fly this time of year.
Unfortunately in my line of work its the busy season..

I did do a bit of creating the past few weeks.
My second project for A Gilded Life
was this precious Christmas ornament. 

I also managed to make a couple of fabric collages.
 Images snowflakes, text all courtesy of 
One more.

I have some UBER exciting news to share but not quite yet!
Also part of the reason I haven't been around much.
It's so hard to keep it a secret!!!!

Wishing you all the Happiest of Holidays!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

A little bit Shabby- But a whole lot of Chic

My November kit came from A Gilded Life
and Oh My Gosh. It was packed with such Gorgeous things.
I knew I had to make something for Christmas.
A little nest from lace and a vintage paper tree complete
 with rhinestone  Ornaments and I had a lovely holiday display

Popped it in a Cloche and its ready for my Holiday table.

Busy time of year for me,
 Hope everyone in the states has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Blog Candy Winners

Thank you to all my followers who signed up to win my blog candy
and for your sweet comments.
Wish I could give everyone something!!!

I used the # generator  to pick the winners.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
49 33 35 46 73
Timestamp: 2013-11-19 05:58:09 UTC

1st choice goes to Tabitha
2nd choice goes to Katalina  Jewelry (Kathy)
3rd choice to Sarah Hemphill
4th choice is Christi Conley
5th place is Debbie Emmons.

Congrats to the winners!!! 
If for some reason I'm unable to reach the winners I will redraw after 72 hours.
If your one of the winners please email me your address .

A BONUS Thank you to the following for posting my giveaway.
I''ll be sending a little something your way so please send me your address also.
Michele - Art from the well
Marie- Lost Bird Studio
Suzy- Thread Works
Helene - 2am Scrapper
Lynne- Bows&Bells
Terry Horrall
Laura- Sunday View.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christmas Angels

 is having a Christmas Angel ornament swap.
Here's a few I made for the swap
 Snow Angel
Glittery Reindeer
Peace Dove
Click on the link to find all the information about joining in!

Oh and I finally have my other two photos posted for my giveaway. 
check out what else I've put in the mix!
A couple more days to enter!!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Winter Whites

Paris Tart Tin
Sold Thank You Kitty
Its that time of year again! Yes Christmas is around the corner.
Here's a sweet vintage tin filled with everything Paris.

Thank you Evelyn and Mary
and of course we can't forget those little stocking.
hang on your tree of fill with gifts.
These are sure to please
I still have some left in my Etsy shop if you'd like to take a peek.
Linking to Blissful White Wednesday at 
Where its all about the whites!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blogaversary Giveaway

Sorry I'm a bit late to my own Party.
I just don't know where the time has gone. 
Well that being said here's a few things to get the party started.

A collection of vintage laces, doilies, vintage Appliques of old wedding dresses,
A little bible from 1957, A pink heart Rosary, some distressed hinges,
 Vintage crystals (cut and natural) Keys and so much more!
A lovely altered book cover collage with the theme Venice. 
I altered a mask for the top
The stamps come from Oxford Impressions
VENEZIA collection.

A spoon pendant with Marie. 
Image and findings from Alpha Stamps.

Wait there's more

I'm also doing a Fun & Games theme pack with all vintage 
game pieces and cards. 

A vintage Christmas pack full of things you can use this holiday season.

So you know the routine. You must be a follower. Only one entry per person.
I must be able to contact you so make sure you leave that information.
The drawing will be done on Nov.18th 
6 pm,  MST
Drawing will be done using the Random # Generator.
First # drawn gets first choice, second # second choice and so on.
Good Luck!!
If you'd like to post this on your sidebar it would
 be much appreciated but not 
a necessity!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Christmas is Coming!

Sold- Thank you Mary

I've been working like one of Santa's little helpers
 filling my Etsy shop with 
handmade goodies for Christmas!
Like this vintage cookie cutter transformed into an ornament.

A bottle brush wreath.

Sold-Thank you Carolynn
and plenty of  Shabby Chic Tussie Mussies in different sizes!
clink on my link to see lots more!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Hey Blogger's ,its finally here!!!
Wishing you all a Happy Halloween
Here's a few pieces I didn't get a chance to post.
A Happy Haunting shrine made with goodies from

Another card using stamps from Oxford Impressions

and a Masonite ATC again using goodies from Retro Cafe Art

Hope you all have a howling good time!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Unruly Paper Arts- Haunting Ways

I was honored to be asked to be the Spotlight artist for Unruly Paper Arts
Haunting Ways
during the month of October. 
The above link will take you to the spotlight artist information.

One of the requests was to do a special Halloween project and tutorial just for you readers.
Pop on over to Unruly Paper Arts to find out more
This link will take you to the tutorial.
Happy Haunting!!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Heartfelt Thanks

I am so Thankful for the kindness and generosity 
of some very dear blog friends. 
Sweet Marie from   Lost Bird Studio   sent me the most Beautiful Birthday gifts.
Gorgeous lace, vintage rhinestone jewelry, mop buttons and more!

She knows how much I LOVE Halloween,
I was squealing with delight when I opened her handmade
 soldered pendant and earrings! A collection of vintage doll arms and legs
and the cute tea towel. Thank you so much Marie! 

Then I was the lucky to win Dorthe's  sweet blog giveaway at 
She makes the most beautiful handmade dolls and fabric collages.
and she made the prettiest tag wrapped around a fabric bundle.

Inside the bundle was one of her Stunning fabric collages. 
layer upon layer of lace ,fabric pieces and buttons 
showcasing a lovely fabric transfer.
Thank you so much  Dorthe!!!!
Shes already hanging in my studio.

If you have a moment please stop on by their blogs and see 
the talent for yourself!!!  You won't be disappointed!
and speaking of blog giveaways......
 I see I have a blogaversary coming up 
very soon myself so  I guess I had better get busy! 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Altered Journal

Fall is here and the air is crisp and cool.
 Colors have turned to rich golds and browns.
Nights are spent indoors sitting next to a crackling fire
 sipping tea and writing in your journal.
That was all the inspiration I needed when
 I received the October kit from A Gilded Life

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Falling Behind

So its already mid October and I haven't
 posted half of the Halloween things I've made yet.
How did that happen?
Life has gotten in the way a bit  again. 
So some catching up is in order.

For the MAMA group I made my first ever altered Charlotte doll
Well the head anyway. LOL
She's made from pine cones in various sizes.
The bodice is a basket I wove.
Frolicking in the forest with her Owl Friends

True Love Lasts Forever

Next up a Halloween card featuring Oxford Impressions
New Halloween Images.

I made these awhile ago for a
Halloween ATC swap.
Halloween Marie.
Images ,cat and Eiffel tower from 

Thank you for sticking with me! 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Miss Venom

Keeper of the Arachnida.
A little Halloween shrine I made with goodies from
Hope your all getting into the Spirit of the Season!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Pretty Clutch

My second project this month for 
Is this sweet clutch.
Rich with floral petal fabric and vintage trims 
All found in the September kit.
I just Love all the texture in this piece and its so soft to the touch..

Monday, September 23, 2013

Haunt Couture

I knew when I first saw these new stamps from 
that they were SCREAMING (teeheehee) to hit the runway
Let me introduce  Haunt Couture 
Semi decked out in the Skeletons hottest fashions of the season.
With just a touch of Blood red
 Your sure to
Knock um Dead this Season !!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ready for a little lace and Bling?

Each month when I receive the kit from A Gilded Life
Its like Christmas. 
Full of gorgeous vintage lace, appliques, 
buttons, charms and all those things I hold dear.
One of the added benefits if your a Stash Society member is you 
get to see 6 tutorials each month from the design team.
Just in case your not sure what you want to do with all these goodies.
This month I decided on a French cuff bracelet, but I couldn't stop there
now could I? I also did a sweet two strand button and pearl bracelet.
So are you drooling yet? 
If your thinking about joining just clink on the link to take you there.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Danse Macabre

Ever wonder what all those skeletons do for fun on Halloween night?
Well you can find them all here dancing the night away. 

I had a Blast playing with the brand new stamp set from
Check it out !!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Good Witch/ Bad Witch????

Blissful Art Swaps was having an Altered Tin swap using a 
Good Witch or Bad Witch theme. 
Problem was I couldn't decide. So I did BOTH !!!!
 One on one side  and the other on the other side of the tin.
All propped up on a wooden  candle stick I rusted. 
All the collage images, Cut out bats,signs, Skelly hand  come from
I really hope my swap partner likes her altered tin.
Lots more Halloween to come!!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Arsenic & Old Lace

An Altered Altoid tin I made for the MAMA swap.
Marie's been brewing up some spooky concoctions. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Little Witches Shoe

Black Hat Society
                                       I created this little Altered Witch shoe for a swap I'm in. 
The kitty cut outs, mask cut outs, frame and hat cut outs all come from
Hope your all getting into the SPIRIT of things! teeheehee
I'm behind on blog hopping hope to visit soon.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Ready For Some Halloween?

Where Spirits Chill
A Halloween Haunted House

Its one of my very Favorite times of the year to create. 
Here's my Halloween house from Retro Cafe Art
from skellie's in  the windows  to bats flying about 
and things that go bump in the night its officially spooky time!!
Lots more to come.

Friday, August 30, 2013

A Gilded Life Contest

My second project for A Gilded life this month is this nosegay , 
Fill it with flowers, potpourri or a special gift.

Want a chance to WIN a Full  August kit  from A Gilded life
Valved at $100.00????
Just visit their blog  here  What Happens Next
and leave a comment on which project you like best from the design team.
for an additional chance to win.

Best of luck to my Followers!!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Published in Somerset Studios!

I am Tickled pink to be published in the new Somerset Studios!!!
I sent in a few Halloween treats. 
This one made with goodies from

Need a bit more Halloween inspiration?

I made these two Tombstone ATC's for the up-coming swap at 
Want to get in on the FUN? click on the link to take you 
there for all the spooktacular details!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fancy Cocktail Apron

I couldn't wait to see what was in this months goodie box from 

Now what to create with all that gorgeous fabric and lace?
I know how about a 
Fancy Cocktail Apron 
just in time for those upcoming Holidays.

So much better than Grannies hand me downs, don't you think?
Champagne anyone?

Hoping to catch up on my blogging by this weekend.
See you soon!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Final Voyage- A Siren's Song

Honestly I don't know where the summer has gone. I'm calling this my Bummer Summer as all I've really done is work. I guess that's much better than not having work, but not much time to play makes me cranky.
O.K. enough about that. Here's a little something I had a BLAST creating..

I call this a Story box. It opens in the front to reveal a fabric story board.
You turn the sea urchin knobs on top to move the fabric to tell the story.
Stamped images by Oxford Impressions and collage images by Alpha Stamps

Its about a sailor leaving his family behind on his ocean journey 

Only to be lured into the sea by the Sirens Song 

The End  shows his little girl mourning her father passing.

There are many more panels but only posted a few so you get the idea.
Hope your summer is going well.

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