Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Good afternoon everyone!  I can't believe that Halloween is just around the corner.  The older I get the faster time seems to fly by.  Today I've got a really cute rubberstamping project to share.  This stamp is so cute!  I'm still trying to find the stamp so I can share the manufacture with all of you.   I put it away somewhere where I could find it, and of course I can't find it!  When and if I do find it, I'll try and update my blog with the name of the manufacture.  If anyone knows who makes this stamp, please feel free to share, so it will save what little bit of sanity that I have left.  I truly need to have a yard/crafting sale to weed out a lot of my things. 

I rubberstamped this design with memento black ink, onto white cardstock.  Then I cut it out.  I left a little bit of a white border around the edges, I think this helps it to pop out a little.  It doesn't matter if it's even, no one will notice if it's not.  Then I used my colored pencils to fill it in.  When I was done, I went back over the design with my black Sharpie ink pen.  I don't worry about it being perfectly outlined, I like the look of handmade.  I glued on a cute heart trim I got at Hancock Fabrics, then embellished the lace with some crystal bling by Recollections.  I glued on some cute bling trim that I also got at Hancock's, to accentuate the waist area.  I put some silver round dots on the bottom of the corset, and then glued on various types of ribbon.  I also used some ribbon to glue on the top in order to hang this up.  I hope you all enjoyed this project as much as I loved making it.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Wow, it's been awhile, and I'm sorry about that, my computer has been down, and it's been a challenge to get it up and running.  I finally got it all figured out, so now I'm ready to start sharing.  Today I've got a recycling project for you all.

This project is from an altoid tin.  I had more of these tins than I care to admit.  These would be great to use as a small sewing kit.  I've also seen in a book called Upcycling, Celebrations by Danny Seo, that he's used them as a hangover kit.  He put small pouches of asprin, alka seltzer, eye drops, and other great items in them.  I think the possibilities are endless.  Let me know what you all can come up with. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Well, so much for good intentions.  I had hoped to post sooner than this, but life seems to keep getting in the way.  Today I'll share my latest steampunk creation.  I used Graphic 45 paper, which I love, love, love!  I just got their newest steampunk paper line and I can't wait to see what I come up with.  I found this cute house at the thrift store, and it was only 99 cents!  Wait a deal!  I used some of Tim Holtz's products to embellish with.  The cute little car was found in the jewelry section of Michaels.  I hope this gives you all inspiration to go out to your local thrift stores, and look for the things you can form trash to treasure!  By the way, I hope you like the new design of my website.  It took forever, and I haven't quite worked out all the kinks, but I can't believe I did it myself!  Let me know if you like the new design.  I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

It's been a little while since I posted new creations, and I'll try and get a couple posted this week.  Hope your all having a great day!  Today I wanted to post a cute collage I did awhile ago, that I won first prize in an art show.  This was the very first collage that I ever created.  The purse opens up and is a little memo book.  I can't tell you all much more about the papers and products, it's just been too long since I did this.  I did copy the basic design of the lady out of a children's coloring book.  I hope that you all look in different areas for ideas and supplies.  Sometimes you end up finding the coolest things by surprise.