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, 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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