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.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

As 2011 is swiftly coming to a close and we begin anew at midnight may we each take the time to reflect on what was most meaningful to us this past year.  New friends, old friends, new family, just family and those special people who are now resting in God's arms.  I pray for each and everyone of them and am looking forward to a busy, fun and learning 2012. 
Keep your eye on the prize and your face to the wind.
God Bless Everyone,

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Basically Bare

Hello friends,
today I want to share with you the beginning of a Christmas Time multi-media album.  I am so excited about finishing the rest of the pages/album that I just had to share with you the cover and page 1.

Cover (above)
The primitive Christmas Tree is made using a ruffle effect and Graphic45 papers.  The title is yet to be decided.

Inside page 1
Santa has arrived. Inside the transparancy frame is an old postcard of Santa arriving and being greeted by the family animals.  How cute!  I will add a few more embellies on the white frame to complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by and I will be adding more pics as I finish the book.  Have fun and remember to try someting new today.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hello, dear friends.  

It is with much delight that I would like to announce that I am now part of the Basically Bare Design Team.  I am very proud to be a part of this organization and look forward to sharing my ideas and projects with you.  

I am so glad to be back on my blog as well.  I have really missed it and communication with everyone.  I will be posting projects soon, so check in from time to time.

Thanks everyone,

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Christmas Cookies
Fa la la


Inside - Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

Back Cover

This last Christmas season 2010 my cousin posted pictures on Facebook of her grandchildren making Christmas cookies.  At the same time I had made a new hardback Christmas book using the Unibind system.  So I offered to make her a book using her Christmas cookies pictures.  Well, here it is, and what fun I had making it using very precious photos that will bring memories for years to come.

Thanks for the opportunity and enjoy.  Remember to try something new today.  Happy scrappin'.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011


My second attempt at the wire bust form is below.  The papers and colors are so beautiful and dynamic, I just loved them.  Actually the paper collection is from Bo Bunny and it is their Christmas Collection.   I just fell in love with the vibrant colors and coordination of this line.  

Purples and aquas.  Gorgeous!

Metal medallions, beads, a little 'Steampunk' iness, handmade flowers, paper curlies, chains and bling.   

A white butterfly at the top of the bust hovering over the flower.

The back of the form is highlighted with crystal lavender flower buttons.  They are a bit hard to see.

I have to tell you that I absolutely love making these forms.  I am going to be trying my hand at a 5 foot form.  I am designing the gown now and I want it to be different than others I have seen.  
Thank you for checking in today and remember to try something new today.  I love sharing with you, so if you ever have questions just ask, I am here and more than happy to share.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Proper Gentlemen

Not too long ago, my friend gave me pictures of her grandparents and wanted me to use them in unique layouts.  I thought about how I could make the layouts different from all others I had seen.  I formulated my idea and headed out to Big Lots to see what they had I could use.  
Below is the result.  Enjoy! 

I used a woven place mat that measures 14x14.  It is a rich brown, almost leathery, tightly woven place mat with a decorative edge.

I then chose my paper from the "Proper Gentlemen", Graphic 45 Collection.  I now had my inspiration and proceeded to choose and cut out the embellies I would use, add vintage buttons, belt buckle and distress a few of the paper edges.

Above are a few of the hand cut embellies from the G45 papers I used.  

Above are the flowers I made with my Cricut, added vintage buttons and tied with floss.  The airplane is from G45 Transatlantique Collection.  

Above is my finished product.   It is loaded with goodies.  From left to right is a vintage gold belt buckle, pocket watch, vintage buttons, handmade flowers, butterflies, airplane, hat, tie, shirt, and of course a real picture of a dashing and debonair gentleman (my friend's granddad).  
I just love this layout and had such a good time putting it together.  Have a great day today and try something new today.

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Monday, February 7, 2011


In my last post I shared with you the cover of my new acrylic book I designed.  It is so cute and turned out very sweet.  I used the new Graphic 45 "Once Upon A Springtime" papers and added a few interesting items for creativity.  The book is actually 10 pages including both the front cover and back cover.  I will be offering and teaching a class featuring this book next month.  Watch for updates on dates and times.  Should be a lot of fun and there will be a 'one of a kind' product when finished.
I will be posting more photos soon and also I post quite a few photos in the online galleries for everyone to see.  The copyright for the above book should be coming soon and then I will be able to do a public post.
Thank you for checking in and I will talk to you soon.  Have a very scrappy day and try something new.
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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Spring is Coming!

Hello, my fellow scrappers.  I just thought I would take a moment to say hi and let you in on my latest project.  As many of you know in the month of March I teach scrapbooking classes at a retreat in KY at the Barren River Resort.  It is located in an absolutely beautiful spot on the lake and the scenery is breathtaking.  The air is so crisp and clean that you just naturally inhale all the oxygen you can get.  This helps to clear the mind and open the lungs to clean out all the stuffiness of the past winter months.  Exhilarating!!
The scrapbook store that hosts this 4-day crop has the retreat 2 times a year, March and November.    Last year in November, at the last retreat, some of the ladies asked me to please do an acrylic class this spring.  A spring theme, of course.  So I set my mind to what would bring the beginning of a new spring and new beginnings of life outside.  I came up with doing a book in the shape of a watering can.  I had some acrylic left over from another project and made my pattern.  The can is about and 8x8 shape and the inside pages are 6x5 straight.  Here are a few photos of the cover and inside page.

In the meantime, much to my delight, Graphic 45 came out with their new line called "Once Upon A Springtime".  Gorgeous papers and the colors are so beautiful.  I used this line of papers for the book and it definitely captured the subject of the book.  Flowers, fairies, butterflies are amongst the papers and they are accented with wonderful embellishments.  The flowers are made using a water scrunching, cutting technique that I developed.  I just love the effect and how it gives life and dimension to the flowers.
Take time to look at the photos and let me know what you think.  I would love to hear from you.  Remember to try something new today and happy scrappin'.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Favorite Projects

I think you know that this was my absolute favorite.  I am going to make more in different colors.

A beautiful jewelry or "what not" box.  This is made with a repurposed wooden cigar box.

Reproduction of my grandmother's 1950's stove.  Lots of goooood food came from this stove and her kitchen.  Thanks Nana, I'll love you always!

There are so many projects that I really loved making that it is very hard to pick.  More than 95% of them are patterns I made myself and will offer for sale at a later date.  I am considering a store this year in 2011 and I will keep you abreast of that decision.  
Thank you 'blogganeers' for your feedback and faithfulness.  I love to hear from you and your ideas.
Remember, try something new today and happy scrappin'.
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Monday, January 3, 2011

During Christmas season my cousin had her grandchildren over to her house for cookie baking and decorating.  I noticed she posted some great pictures on Facebook.  So, I wrote to her and said I would make her a special book to put her pictures in.  Above is my book, already made and ready for the pictures to add.  I am showing the cover and a close up of santa holding cookies, candy sticks and gingerbread.  So cute!  I can't wait for the pics to come so I can crop them and add them to each page.
The book is from Unibond and I just love how it turned out. Happy scrapping and try something new today.

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