Monday, December 22, 2014

Tim's new Sleigh die

Another piece created with Tim Holtz new sleigh die.
 A dimensional ornament with lots of goodies tucked inside.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Woolen Mittens

 What a wonderful surprise I received in the mail.
A New stamp set from Oxford Impressions
Woolen Mittens
I also used Tim Holtz new Sleigh die in the card at the top.
A delightful set of Christmas and winter time images.
 Click on the link to take you there

Hope your all about ready for the Holidays! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Spellbinders/ AGL Mixed Media Monday

Little White Chapel
I'm guest hosting on Spellbinders today for Mixed Media Monday
with the sweetest little Chapel Die you have ever seen from A Gilded Life.
Just in time for Christmas.
Stop by for a full tutorial on how to make it yourself.
Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hidden Art Walls and Embossed Ceiling

Hi blog friends. Some of you were asking to see some of my latest work.
So I thought I'd share last weeks work with you. 
I have to say this was the hardest week long job I've had in 15 years of faux painting.
 This is a guest bathroom where I did hidden art on the walls.
 the pictures don't  do it justice.
click on the picture to see it bigger and find the hidden art
 The powder room
 Over the tub
 A little closer look
 The killer ceiling. Stenciled leafs ,
then applied three different metallic colors on top. 
My entire body hurt , So glad this is behind me.
Now just have to finish the rest of the faux / mural jobs before Christmas......

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Collage Ornaments

I just finished up these Collage Ornaments 
I made them on Vintage Christmas light Reflectors
Each are one of a kind.
Lots of hidden goodies around the beautiful collage images from
Sold Thanks Sandra
Also Sold

Sold- Thanks Mary
Available in my Etsy shop.

Sorry I haven't been around to visit your lovely blogs lately
This is my busiest time of year. 
Everyone wants their painting done before the holidays.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Spellbinders/ AGL Mixed Media Monday

Its Mixed Media Monday and I'm guest hosting for 
Christmas is right around the corner so I created 
A Blessed Christmas  Ornament
that you can make for your own tree or as a lovely gift for that someone special.
Pop over to the Spellbinders
 blog for a full tutorial on how to make it yourself.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Bride of Frankenstein

A couple of weeks ago. My GF Debbie had us playing at our Diva club
 in the Finnabair style doing a collage. 
I went  for A Halloween Bride of Frankenstein look.
 So much Fun. Finished it up on Saturday. 
Its pretty heavy but I love all the spooky things embedded into the canvas.

On another note.....
A little late in posting the following but a special thanks to Marie at
 for this Gorgeous book necklace she made me for my Birthday.
She even put my name on the back.
Cool huh!! Love it. Thank you sweet Marie!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween swaps

I did a couple of Halloween swaps this year.
One was with my dear blog friend Meri from
If you don't know Meri you really need to stop by her blog for a real treat!
 She made me this AMAZING!!! Halloween Poe book.
Inside pages fold out for some really fun pages!!
She also made me this ADORABLE  Witch necklace
made with a vintage China doll head.
complete with her own hat. 
I couldn't wait to wear it!!!

Just some of the goodies to play with!!
Thank you so much Meri. I know I'll have a blast with all these goodies!

 I played in the Halloween matchbox swap at Vintage Dragonfly.
 My partner was Tabitha, She made this incredible coffin box.
It opens to a wicked black skeleton.
Forgot to take a photo of the rest of the goodies 
I had already put them way. Oops!!
Happy Halloween my blog Friends!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Vintage Journey- TO DIE FOR

Halloween 13 to 31
Countdown Calender

Thrilled to be a Guest this Halloween Season for 
Where the theme is TO DIE FOR 
Inspired by who else but Tim Holtz

Products Used Tim Holtz:
Dies Big Dies: Rickety House, Gothic Boo,
Decorative Strip: Halloween shadows
On The Edge Dies: Graveyard, On the Fence
Distress ink : Vintage photo.
Idea-ology: Plaquetts
Grunge paper

Other Products used:
Christmas tree shaped boxes 
Circle punch,
Misc papers, Glue,
Brads for drawer pulls, Misc #'s for drawers.
Green flower soft,
Black and grey paint
Mini Pumpkins
Black Glitter

Well this isn't exactly the boxes I started with, but close enough. 
They didn't have the back on it.
Found at my local craft store just waiting to be altered.
I took the boxes apart. Counted out enough for 13 to 31 days.
Then figured out how I wanted to arrange them.
I knew I wanted to use several of Tim's dies as my focal point.
So I left the center open to set my scene.
I cut a variety of papers to fit the fronts of the boxes and 
used a punch for the circular area.
Painted all of the boxes black, glued on the papers. 
Then started  die cutting the images.
I punched a small hole in each drawer and used a brad for the pulls. 
Edged each drawer with Vintage Photo distress ink 
Close up of the center scene. 
I used grunge board for the boo, painted black and added black glitter
Punched out the tombstones 
painted grey and added green flower soft for moss.
Glued on the # for each drawer added a skull and some pumpkins.
Could you image receiving a countdown calender like this for Halloween?
Especially if each drawer was filled with 
TIM HOLTZ goodies!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mixed Media Monday

Time again for my Guest spot on Spellbinders Mixed Media Monday
with A Gilded Life /Spellbinders products
The theme this month is Autumn.
I created an Altered Altoid tin with embossed metals
in beautiful Autumnal colors.
For a full tutorial visit 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Cabinet Card

I just Love Halloween and Altering Old Cabinet cards .
 I made this one for a swap with a special blog friend.
Now that shes received it I can show it to you.
The text ,broom and large #'s come from 

I have lots more to post just running behind again!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Blog Candy Winners

I used the Random # Generator to pick the numbers.
I put together some FUN goodie bags for the winners.
Drum Roll............................

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
13 18 1 31 
Timestamp: 2014-10-05 04:17:13 UTC

# 13 Hettienne Grobler
#18 Laura Strack
#1 Sherry from Creatology
#31 Sarah Hemphill
Congrats ladies.
Please send me your contact info so I can mail them out
Thanks for playing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Bit more Halloween- Altered Matchbox

I do Adore Halloween and decided to join in the swap at 
Here's the Altered Matchbox I created for my swap partner.
I used a faux claw for the closure. So FUN!!!

 Its filled with all these treats
I included a Halloween Cabinet card just for fun.
Hope she likes them.

If you haven't signed up for my giveaway yet. There's still time!

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Its my Blogaversary!!
It just about slipped by me. We can't have that Now can we?
I had made up these little treats for Halloween for Retro Cafe Art. 
They can be worn as jewelry or used in Halloween art.
If you'd like one of these little treats. 
I'm giving away 4 to 4 lucky winners. 
You never know what else I'll toss in the pot!
 Just leave a comment by next Saturday at 6 :00 p.m MST for your chance to enter.
Make sure I have a way to contact you!!
Only one entry per person. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mixed Media Monday

Altered Cabinet Card

I just adore Halloween and when I was asked if
 I could do a tutorial for Spellbinders/A Gilded Life
of course the answer is yes!
Check out my full tutorial at 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ouija Witch

Had some fun playing with this little witch.
The base,Ouija board, and trim all come from Retro Cafe Art
What's your future hold???

Friday, September 5, 2014

Halloween Scary-Go-Round

I had such fun creating this Halloween Scary-Go-Round for 
giving it a Halloween makeover.
I hand painted a horse skeleton on a piece of black paper 
to fit her carousel horse ,
then just photo copied a few more for the rest of the horses.
and used a Bat cut out for the top.

For the center I painted some velum with Tim Holtz alcohol inks, 
die cut his little Trick or Treats kids circling the velum tube 
then just popped in a electric tea light.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Halloween Tombstones

Say it ain't so. Summer is winding down and you know what that means! 
Cooler weather, leaves falling and Halloween is right at our backdoor.
To kick off this year I'm starting with some Tombstones I created for the 
Retro Cafe Art
Gothic Tombstone ATC swap

Products used: Tombstone ATC base,CV46 collage sheet,
Halloween Words scroll cut-outs,
Cat Cut-outs, Mini Baroque Frame Cut-outs,
Braass Owl Charm, Skull Cameo Dimensional Resin dome

Tombstone ATC base,
 CV127 collage sheet ,CV128 collage sheet,
Mini Stencil words Halloween Witches, 
Witch Wand, Bat Cut-outs
Tombstone ATC base, 
Antique Skeleton Illustrations collage sheet 1
Zombie arm cutouts, Mini Baroque frame cut-outs,Brass Fancy Owl
Tombstone ATC base,
Antique Skeleton Illustrations collage sheet 2
Candelabra cuts,Halloween Collage word Paper cuts.

Still plenty of time to join in.
The cut off date is Oct. 6th.
Check out
 Retro Cafe Art

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Had an amazing time on our vacation. Our first stop Vegas.
Met up with some friends for a Fabulous dinner at Mirage. 
Mindi, her hub-bum Mike and Deb.
The Mirage hotel. Great place to stay!
Our next stop the Grand Canyon. Vic originally didn't want to see it
said it was just a big hole in the ground.

His First reaction. That's one AWESOME hole in the ground. LOL
Next was on to Texas to see the kids. 
Spent a day at the Zoo with our Grand son Emmett.

So much fun and miss him already. sniff sniff.

They had an area there where water shoots out of the ground.
 We must have watched him for an hour playing .Pure bliss

At the kids. Vic and our son were working on the sprinkler system. Emmett
decided to par take in the local cuisine. Mud. hahahaha

Emmett with the new swing set we got him! One happy little boy!

Next was on to Colorado to see my sister, her hubby ,
My Niece and her boys.
A couple of days on the lake fishing.
Here's my little sis.

Tiffany and her boyfriend.

and her three little fishermen ! 

Vic and Alan on the lake fishing.

Sad to have to leave. Hoping we can do it all again next spring.

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