It is my pleasure to bring to you a blog site full of ideas, projects and techniques. Please take your time to go through it. You are more than welcome to use my ideas for your own personal use. I do ask that you do not use my ideas for submissions to contests, publications or to sell. I would love to see any ideas of mine created by you. I will be more than pleased to display them here on my blog. Please be aware that some of my acrylic books have been copyrighted and cannot be copied.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I Survived Christmas ...
now onto New Years.
Like many of you Christmas was very hectic.  Making goodies, wrapping many, many presents, cleaning the house, running last minute errands and greeting overnight guests.  Whew, can I interest anyone in the Bahamas right now?  Of course thrown into all this mess  was the weather.  Nashville got its first white Christmas in 17 years.  It really was beautiful, and very treacherous at the same time.  Too cold to go out and make a snowman.  Can you believe that?
We really enjoyed our time with family and friends and now reality is back on track.  
Diet (eating the right foods) is my main priority.  After loosing 55 lbs.  I am NOT gaining any of it back!  Actually I feel great when I eat right so I am looking forward to being on my plan.
I just thought I would share with you a few things from my heart and let you know that 2011 will be a great Crafty Year.  I can just feel it!  So rest up, and get ready cause when I return in the new year we are going to be going on a fabulous journey together.
Love to you all and have a safe and most happy New Year.
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Hello fellow crafters and blog hoppers.  I want to take a moment to thank you for your participation in our very first blog hop.  I am sure we will be doing this again with lots more fun and prizes.  
After the holidays I will be posting projects on a regular basis.  If you have a particular project and/or technique I can do a video on, just email me and let me know.  I am upgrading my video camera and I will be very anxious to use it.
Thank you all again, and have a very happy and most of all safe time with family and friends. 

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

                      Hello Everyone!
This is just a quick note to let you know we are still hopping!!!!  The response was so profound that we thought we would extend the hop to involve more hoppers.  We are extending our time until Sunday evening.  So post on your blogs, facebook pages and twitter to let others know about the hop.
Thank you so much and I look forward to getting to know you'al better in 2011.  

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Welcome Blog Hoppers ...
I would like to take a moment to welcome you to my blog.  The place where I display my projects and share techniques with you.
    Please be sure to become a follower and leave a comment in order to be eligible for prizes and lots of them.

  Below is my latest project made from a vintage book.  I was antiquing at a local store and she had this book for almost nothing.  The insides were in bad shape and it was the perfect title for what I wanted to make.  
For a while I have been in the mood to make a mini baby album to be given as a gift to new parents.  I wanted it to hold those first and most precious pictures of the baby.  
How I made the album was to take out the pages of the book, they were falling out anyway.  I then put pink netting on the bottom.  My next move was to line the interior and add accordion-like sides so the book could be opened for the album to be inserted.  I then made the mini album and it fit perfectly inside.
Here are the photos of the project:

Cover of book.  Helen's Babies by John Habberton
The colors on the cover are carried out throughout the mini album.
The handles I made with beads and stiff wire.

Inside of book/purse.  The mini fits so snugly.
The sides are accordion so it will be easy to insert the album or anything you choose.

The mini.  Live your dreams!

Inside page 1

Inside page 2

Inside page 3

Inside page 4

Thank you everyone for stopping by for our blog hop.  The Lime Light Design Team is such a fabulous organization and we love using our skills and passions for helping others in need.  

Your next  blog belongs to Samantha.

Please be sure to become a follower and leave a comment in order to be eligible for prizes.  


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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hi All My Scrappy Friends

Tomorrow - FRIDAY - is the blog hop for the Lime Light Design Team. It is going to be very exciting and there will be LOTS of prizes. It will start on Friday at 8pm eastern time.
Stay tuned for more information.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lime Light Design Team Blog Hop

As you can see by the title, the Lime Light Charitable Design Team (of which I am a card-carrying member) is having a blog hop this Friday at 8PM.  We want you to get to know us and what we do as a team, so we are having a blog hop so that you can visit the various team members' sites.  We also have a couple of the top Cricut bloggers on the net -- Everyday Cricut and Pink Cricut, that will be stops along the way.  The team came together a few years ago because of our love of Cricut, and we wanted to give you a couple of bonus's as these sites are top notch when it comes to Cricut creative inspiration. 
At 8 PM CST on Friday, we'll  be posting the instructions on how you get from blog to blog and what you need to do when you get to each blog (COME TO THE LIME LIGHT BLOG FIRST FOR INSTRUCTIONS).  All simple stuff.  Now, here's the fun part. We'll be giving away some very nifty prizes, including a grand prize stash worth over $150. And because I can't wait, I'm giving you a peek at the prizes. So sit down, take a look at the goodies, and then join us Friday at 8 CST for a fun time!

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Steampunk Classic Form/Corset

Steampunk Classic Form/Corset
This past November I attended the retreat at the Barron River Resort in Glasgow, KY.  I was a staff member teaching classes and helping with all the events.  What fun it was, I must say.  We had 125 ladies and 1 man in attendance.  You ask, what man would come to a retreat.  Well, it was Ken of Unibind products.  Fun, fun, and more fun.  He fit right in and added a certain degree of hysterical-arity.  Interesting word just like Ken.  A hoot and so much fun.  If anyone has a crop and wants info about the Unibind products, you have to invite Ken.  He is interesting and he gives away great gifts and teaches the use of the product.  We were so glad he was able to stay for 3 days.  We will be having another retreat in March and I hope he attends then also.
Now to the photographs above.  During the retreat I started a project I had been dreaming of for months and finally put it together.  I went to lots of tag and yard sales all summer long collecting the old jewelery and other embellishments used.  Quite eclectic.  It took me about 12 hours total to make the form/corset and I just love how it turned out.  I used Graphic45 papers, PK Glitz double sided adhesive sheets, G&G metal form and lots of ingenuity.  The dark looking lace at the waist is made of metal.  There are trims, gears, wings, clock fixtures, keys and hand designed flowers and paper curly-q's. 
I hope you enjoy looking at the photos.  Thanks for checking in and have wonderful holidays.

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