Saturday, December 19, 2015

Holiday Treats

Just a last minute share.
I made these Holiday treat containers for a party I am attending.
Made with Tim Holtz's Poinsettia die.
They hold lots of goodies for some very special ladies.
Just hoping they don't see them before the party.

Wishing you all a
Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you in 2016

Monday, December 7, 2015

A Bit More Christmas

 I had so much fun playing with the new RetroCafeArt
Christmas collect. like this Shabby Chic Santa.
Sorry already spoken for
 A simple heart shaped frame transforms into a lovely Ornament
with the addition of some paint, snowflakes,collage image
,rhinestones and a bit of tinsel.
For the life of me I can't get this Angel to get off her side. 
Must be tired from all that flying...
 Well here she is anyway
Another one of Retro Cafe Arts beauties.
Sold Thank You Mary
 and this sweet skating wreath with vintage bulbs,tinsel 
and a set of ice skates bring back sweet memories of childhood.
A darling set of snowflake ornaments also from Reto Cafe Art
a perfect addition for your tree.

You may find some of these available in my Etsy shop

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Winter Whites

Christmas season is right around the corner.
When I'm not working I can be found creating in my studio.
I always try and get a few ornaments done for the season.
Here's my starting point
 Vintage sled ornament
 Another one in golds
Sold Thank you Alma
 A vintage bird cage with winter scene and deer
Sold Thank you Mary
 wooden angel wings and crown
 silver and gold version
vintage baby shoe

Happy creating!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Halloween Charms

 The double sided Halloween charms I made for a swap at 
I love the images from
Skeleton sheet. There's still time to join in the swap. 
The deadline is Oct.6th.
Make 10 charms, get 10 different ones back. 
I added vintage crystals and spiders along the top. 

I do so LOVE this time of year!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Not so Scary Halloween Altered Book Tutorial

I wanted to make a Altered Halloween book for my 3 year old Grandson,
Nothing to scary, more about Trick or Treating.
I started with a hard cover book I found at the $ store.
I covered it with Gesso. 
I loved that it had windows I could use in the planning of the book.
Added white tissue and gel medium to give it lots of texture.
I knew just what stamps I was going to use. 
Had just released a new Stamp plate Jack-O Lantern
Cute kids and candy ready for Halloween
I stamped up the images on white tissue.
I added some crinkle shred for lots of extra texture.
When it was dry I used Distress inks to add lots of fun colors.
Stamped up the Pumpkins and Boo words and added to the front.
On the second page I added more texture and the stamped images 
making sure the little girl showed through the window.
Some fun Halloween candy ,colorful papers and Dresden trim.
I had some cool spider web paper from my stash I used as the background.
The Haunted Mansion Chandelier came from Retro Cafe Art
Added the stamped images.
The next page brings a colorful scene for a Harvest Ball.
Also used images from the Stamp plate
 Danse Macabre-Skeleton Ball

The final page done in dark of night. Perfect for Trick or Treating.
I stamped several of the images in white to show up
against the dark background.
The cat cut out is also from Reto Cafe Art..
I plan on illustrating a story to go along with the pages.
A Special treat for Halloween.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Halloween Tombstone Swap

Its time again for the annual Tombstone ATC swap at
My Favorite swap of the season!!!
There's still time to join in.
Just click on the link for all the details.
Here's my swap pieces.
Just about everything you see comes 
from Retro Cafe Art. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Vintage Baby Shower

Last weekend  I had a Baby shower for my DIL. The theme was vintage of course.
I wanted to share some  photos of the event.
 The food table ,unfortunately I didn't get photos with everything on the table. To come was, individual quiches, chocolate covered strawberries, Choc dipped marshmallows, fresh berries,  (blueberries,raspberries,strawberries,blackberries) Chocolate dipped rice crispy treats. Chocolate dipped pretzels. 

 Thank you gifts for all the guests.
 Little Lavender sachets stamped with Oxford Impressions stamps and 
Thank you stamped  on the other side.

Mommy to Be place setting. 
 Table center pieces. All vintage goodies and some roses from the garden.
 Another table center piece. I used mis- matched china plates 
and vintage cloth napkins for each place setting.
One more
 These were chocolate covered pretzels
 the drink table 
 for the younger ladies
 Gift table before it was filled up.
 A vintage buggy with dolls for a couple of the games.

 Gift opening time. Myself and Kristi.
 My Dear friend Debbie (who helped pull this off) and Kristi
My mom (also a huge help) and Kristi.
We had around 30 guests.
I have lots more photos of the other guests. But this is getting a bit long.
It was  a huge success and we all had a wonderful time! 
Baby is due in Nov. Can't wait to see HER!!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Its been so long

Its been forever since I've posted last. 
So much has been going on in my personal life. 
Was out of state working a few times this summer. So time just flying by.

Not all good things happened though. We had to put our little doggy down.
Its been a difficult time adjusting to her being gone. 

I do want to take this time to share a little bit of Summer time art work before its over.
So here goes...
Recently came out with the coolest stamp set Mystical Mermaids.
 Full of  summer time fun.
I made this underwater theme altered cigar box.

and a cute set of tags that fit inside a holder

Keeping with the summer theme is a Shire from 
Don't you just Love that pirate chest?? 

Oh just one more thing. I've been planning a Baby shower for my DIL.
YEP that's right .There will be a new little one in the family.
So excited to be a Grandmommy once more!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Another little Shrine

I was planning on getting this posted for Memorial Day. well.... you see how that went. LOL 
Sharing the little shrine today from Retro Cafe Art
I painted the shine itself to look like aged marble.Then added green flower soft 
to look like its been there for ages.  The statue head is from Sandra Evertson -Archival Cast Visage
and the Statue collage sheet also from Retro Cafe Art
the dove is vintage from my own collection.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sacred Heart Shrine

I had some play time in the studio today.
Created this Shrine for Retro Cafe Art
Using some of the new products .
The Large Exquisite Antiquity Shrine and the Heart
 from Sandra Evertson Rising Spirit 11 
Also used.:
Textured Floral collage sheet DP304
Large Regal Stencil Border Strips style 2
Chipboard scroll leaves.  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Oxford Impressions- Bee Happy

Just Released the cutest set of Spring Time stamps called Bee Happy
and with the long winter I think just about everyone is ready for some sunshine!!

Theses are a couple of projects I played with for the New Release.
Don't they just make you smile!

I haven't had much play time lately as my son, daughter in Law and Grandbaby
came for a visit. It was wonderful to say the least. Now its time to return to work
and focus once again on my art. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Shaking it Up

I had posted these on Facebook but forgot to show them to my Blog Pals. 
Made from tiny little Saltshakers ,
I cut a window and added goodies inside.

 This one is done with Vintage Rosaries and Crosses
This one with a Frozen Charlotte doll head I made from a cast.

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