Saturday, December 11, 2010

Altered Art~ Christmas Puzzle Collage

Hello Everyone!!

Last night I got together with my three Dear Friends (Michele, Shirley, & Iris). We created this awesome altered art Christmas puzzle collage. We first started with a blank chipboard puzzle and then embellished with various collage sheets designed by Michele from Swing Shift Designs. She creates beautiful vintage collage design sheets. You can find them HERE. We decorated our own puzzles and then at the end we exchanged 3 pieces each from our own puzzle. This is the finish product of our altered art project. I hope you enjoy me sharing this with you. We had a wonderful time sharing with each other and crafting the night away. :)

I adhere the puzzle pieces to medium weight chipboard and then embellished it with some vintage lace I had in my stash. As well as adding one of my handmade organza flowers & some stick pins (2 of them are from a swap & 1 is handmade by me).

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Cards & Tags

Hello Everyone!!!

The Christmas Season is upon us and I started working on my Christmas greetings this year. I have until Friday, December 10th to get some of my cards out for a few of my oversea friends and the others will be mailed shortly after.

I used various embellishments, handmade organza flowers, gift tags I purchased at Michaels, Christmas buttons, etc.

These are the tags I created so far:

I also made a few stamped image cards and colored the images with Copic Sketch Markers. I'm still learning how to use these markers to their full capability. I used clear stamps from Stampavie. I really love them as they are so whimsical. I hope you enjoy them too.

Last but not least a layout page I created for my Mom. I used the Heartwarming Vintage Creative Scraps by Crafty Secrets. My Mom loves Angels so I thought this would be perfect instead of a greeting card. I can't wait to give it to her.

Wanna see more? Please visit me at my YouTube channel HERE. Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Aside from crafting one of my guilty pleasures is receiving and sending mail. I call it "cute mail," as I usually decorate my letters & packages before sending them out. I have always loved getting mail and started penpalling at the age of 11 yrs. old. Now 20+ years later I am still enjoying the art of letter writing. I'm currently on a waiting list for a PO Box so I can easily exchange letters & packages (aside from my home addy).

I feel that the art of letter writing is slowly being extinct due to the internet. However, I seriously hope that people will continue to appreciate a simple card or letter rather than a digital card sent by email. I must have a TON of packages/letters that I've kept over the years that unfortunately I had to purge those from my childhood. *SIGH* I seriously wish I never got rid of them now. They all held sentimental value to me. Although I may not be able to hold a letter from a past friend I still have very fond thoughts of each and every one of them.

Anyway here is my latest outgoing mail & packages I'm currently working on:

My handmade postcards using Kawaii sticker flakes & flash cards
(MLP & The CareBears). :)

I LOVE decorating my envies. This is done in "Kawaii" style. =)

I still have a few more that I need to finish so I hope to get these out in the mail tomorrow. I'm trying my best to get these done. I've had them on hand for a week or so now. LOL!

Make someone smile today by sending a simple card or handwritten letter their way.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Hello Everyone!!!

I know it's been awhile since I posted to my craft blog. I've been super busy with work & just stuff in general. However, I totally miss crafting and thought I make a little something to share. Here are some pics of my handmade flowers I created over the weekend. They are quite easy and a lot of fun to make. I like to add flowers to my various paper projects. I hope you enjoy them too.

Lace trim, Prima paper flowers, & Recollection mini rosettes.

Organza fabric & Favorite Findings A Step Back In Time buttons.

Pink organza ruffle trim & mini ribbon rosettes.

Scrap pink satin ribbon, lace trim & Favorite Findings A Step Back In Time buttons.

Come over to my YOUTUBE for more. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010


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Come over to TIDDLYINKS for more details.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Autumn Altered Composition Notebook~

This is a composition notebook that I altered. I was inspired to create this by my YouTube friend Scrappinology. It was a lot of fun coming up with a theme for this. I wanted to do an Autumn theme as I'm totally in love with this time of the year. The cool crisp days of Autumn... while the leaves are turning these vibrant colors of gold, browns, orange & yellow. Although it's still very warm here in my part of the country. I'm still enjoying the last bit of Indian Summer weather we are having.

I will be using this as an example for the Scrapbook & Craft Retreat this upcoming weekend October 15th-17th. I'm super excited to join in on the fun hanging out with the Ladies from A Crafter's Retreat. Please let me know what you think of my journal notebook. I'd love to hear from you!! Thank you!!!

My latest greeting cards~

Here are some cards I made for 2 custom orders. I love the way they turned out. I hope you do too.

I used digital stamps from AllthatScraps & The Greeting Farm.

I am enjoying creating cards using my Copic Sketch markers & various embellishments to decorate them.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Creating with Digi Stamps & Copic Markers

My Journaling pages~

These are some of my favorite pages from my art journaling. I haven't done any art journaling in awhile so I hope to get back into it soon.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


This is by far one of my favorite magazines I reach for when I need to get some inspiration for creating. Amongst Somerset Memories magazine my other favorite publications are Art Journaling, Somerset Studio & recently Artful Blogging. They are both filled to the gills with lots of eye candy and wonderful stuff.

I highly recommend you pick up your copy today. You can pick these issues up at Borders, Barnes & Noble, & Joanns.

Happy Crafting!!!


Just wanted to share some pics of my recent Halloween cards I created using the Digi stamp Hallo Witch from The Greeting Farm.

I am new to using Digi stamps & Copic sketch markers. This is the first time I created cards like these. I hope you enjoy my little creations.