Saturday, October 31, 2015


Happy Halloween


  It has been soooo long since posting to the blog -  it feels like the first time. Good thing I wrote a few things down way back when.
   This is a doll I made from an Edna Bridges (Plum Thicket) pattern. The pattern is Ice Anna. I enlarged the head and changed the shape of the hat. Thanks for stopping by....

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Came across a book called A Charming Exchange by Ruth Rae, and loved the ideas and collaboration between the many artists. It was a special find that sparked some creative projects. The best part of it, it gave me an avenue to use the many soldered charms I had sitting around.

This book also led to me to find Lynne Merchant. A wonderful wire artists who has taught and inspired so many wire artists. The first thing she taught was the spiral. Spirals are versatile and can be the start of clasps, beads, and more. Used some of the practice spirals here as a filler.

This simpler charm braclet is pink quarts linked to soldered charms.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Soldering Boxes 101

I took an online soldering class from Sally Jean Alexander months ago and learned to create 3 dimensional boxes. The soldering is easy compared to finding things to put  in the boxes. 
Soldering allows you to collage, incorporate fabric, found objects and add lots of bling. When finished you have art that you can wear. Doesn't get much better than that.

I do recomment Sally as a teacher and she has some great online classes. I do caution you that if you have a problem she will not attempt to resolve it - so beware!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy Belated Halloween!

 Well it has been a few months since I have posted and it took awhile to figure it out again. But back in business.

I posted these pumpkins once before but I love them. Brought them out to make the house festive.
Basically they are scalloped circles cut with Nestabilities and embossed. Fold in half and glue the 8 circles together at the center. The stem is a stick  from the backyard hot glued on. The rest is silk flowers and a paper vine.
This started as a paper mache box from Michael's papered with Halloween paper from We R Memory Keepers. The lid was papered with orange paper and orange glitter. The top is 2 crepe paper rosettes. The black fringe circles the bottom and center of rosettes. The star is suspended with wire and black paper.

The witches hat is a papier mache cone wrapped in paper from We R Memory Keepers. So easy and  fun! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Greeting Farm

Greeting Farm stamps are fun to color and use on cards or any paper project. Here I used a block of wood that is about 4" square. I painted it white with acrylic paint. The wood is rough so much of the paint soaked in leaving a nice texture. I covered the painted wood with  paper from Lasting Impressions.
It is hard to see but there is a Maya Road frame covered with glitter behind the stamped image (named Snuggle) and behind that is lace. The blue flower is painted metal and the lavender rose buds are fabric.
Add a sentiment to give it function.

Two different uses of wood and stamps.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Paper Flowers

Love, love, love to make flowers. These are made using Donna Salazar's new flower dies (Rose and Carnation). A while back I purchased a ream of paper at Kelly's Paper off their clearance table (I'm a paper junkie) that is heavy but not quite card stock,  cream in color with a shinny surface. One day I was playing around with the flower dies and soon realized that the white on white looked cool. Only used the paper originally because I had sooo much on hand.
The background is a tag made from cardboard from an old box painted with white paint. The vine is  Sizzix Vine with Leaves die (leaves cut off), And there you have it.

To see more flowers made with colored/printed cardstock see post below Festive Friday post.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Festive Friday

Welcome to another Festive Friday Blog Hop. This is number 10. If you came from Carol's blog you are in the right place. Thank you for continuing on.

This week I made an easel card. (See Splitcoast Stamper's web site for directions and measurements.) The image is colored with colored pencils, cut out and layered with Graphic 45 Christmas paper.

Hero Arts Stamp Collage Merry Christmas
Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection
Black card stock
Martha Stewart holly punch
Martha Stewart edge punch

The flowers are from Michael's. I bought a stem of silk flowers that were the size and color I needed (the cost was $1.09). I took the flowers apart, glued them together, and added a gold pearl to the middle. Viola!

Thank you again for stopping by. This is the last stop - so if you did not start with Terri's blog you may want to continue on and see what Terri and other's have posted.