Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Bit Of This and A Snip of That

My finished Snippet Roll in three parts
as its to long for one photo.

Paris inspired, Lots of lace, fabric, appliques.
I made mine to hold some of my vintage pins

Made from goodies my swap partner Terri sent me
from MAMA group.

Entering this in the
Blissful White Wednesday

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Published Stampers Sampler

Always a Thrill to get a copy in the mail!!!
I had three pieces published in the newest issue of Stampers Sampler.

My favorite an ATC. Queen Bee
 The background stamp that looks a bit like honeycomb
The bee image came from Art Chix Studio  
Now if anyone knows how to copy and link mini photos from Photobucket
Please let me know.
 They changed it again and I'm about ready to pull my hair out!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Time For Steampunk

I finished this tag forTim Holtz
April tag challenge at the beginning of the month
 and I'm just now getting around to posting it.
Even though I have the Dragon fly stamp he used.
I opted for something a bit different with the Steam punk bird.
By the way be sure and check out Oxfords new website.
Just link the above link.
I don't have Tim's new metallic paint so I used metallic paint
that I use in my Faux & mural painting business.
Let's just say  you'd be better off to purchase his
as mine run me about $40. a quart.

Thanks for stopping by :0)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Fly Away Little Bird

I'm coming in just under the wire for my entry this week at
Simon Says Stamp and Show Fly challenge.
No its not done by Jen Crossley.
I've never had the pleasure of taking any of her classes
 but I sure would LOVE to!!
But it is modeled after her birdhouse pendants.
Of course putting my own spin on things.
This was for a dear friend who recently underwent surgery.
I just got word she received it so now I can show you all.

While it would make perfect sense to use a piece of
brass or copper pipe for the birdhouse.
I didn't have any on hand. My DH let me cut up one of his brass shell casings.
I used a stamp from I Brake for Stamps to do the metal etching.
I have a tutorial on how to do that you can find it HERE.
I would usually use my jewelers torch to weld everything in place.
But some of the materials I used were aluminum
so went with the cold connection process instead.

Its supposed to rain all weekend so I'll be catching up
with my favorite blogs then!

UPDATE... Just heard I made the Top 3 at Simon Says!
Yea!!!! Thank you for that and for having a venue to share
our love of art.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Vintage Lace Hanging

I recently made this lace hanging with a sewing theme for a swap in the
Kindred Souls Art Group.
The stamps come from Oxford Impression Sewing Notions plate.
The little sewing machine image come from Retro Cafe Art

But these little vintage wood lace making spools...Well my
Heart skipped a beat when I stumbled across a small box of them recently.
Years ago they were used to create handmade lace.
Can you imagine the hours it took?

I'm going to part with just a few of these lovelies.
Each wrapped with one yard of lace .
now in my Etsy shop.

Sharing this post with Blissful White Wednesday

Monday, April 8, 2013

How's This for An Easter Bonnet?

Every year I attend an Easter Bonnet Luncheon
with a few of my girlfriends.
While I used to create some crazy bonnets none can compare
to the one my GF Debbie made.
This year Peeps celebrated its 60th year and Debbie
took that as her cue for Fabulous Over the top bonnet!!!!!
Yes that's her tiny little face hidden under that hat.
Of Course she took 1st place for Most Creative.
let's all give her a BIG round of Applause!
Clap Clap Clap!!!!

Sold- Thank you Danielle
A couple of new pieces in my Etsy Shop

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Spring!!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mini Shrines

Hello Dolly
My very first DT projects for
was to play along in the new swap using the most darling
New Mini Shrines.

For this cutie I used the collage sheet Simple Antique Mix.
The Coffee Break Designs taller Masonite shrine and Mini heart
Frozen Charlotte doll and Antique Brass Fleur-de-lis crown.

Spring Bunny
This little one uses the smaller Coffee Break Design shrine.
Simple Antique Mix Collage sheet.
German Dresden Mini Scalloped Gold Border.
Antique Brass Fleur-de-lis crown.

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You can find all the information on how to join at.

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