Sunday, July 31, 2011


Here is a page I just finished displaying a picture of one of my sisters, Laurie, I am very fortunate to have many sisters (from birth and marriage) So I hope to show an inspiration with each one of them eventually.  For now we'll start with Laurie.  I used a lot of different techniques in this layout and I show you 2 flowers that I designed for this page and will attempt to get the tutorials out there soon.  The first flower i made was the scrunchy silk flower  you see displayed below

I think my favorite part of the flower was the vintage Schwarofski Crystal charm that I made for the middle.  I aslo made a pinched rosebud for the LO

This little gal was pretty simple to make out of a 3 inch square of leftover fabric,  All I did fold each corner toward the middle of the square, (which should now be a triangle) and then ran a running stitch along the entire bottom of triangle and cinched it together and added a touch of green ribbon and wrapped it in floral tape and viola a little bud. 

I also had a little fun with some grunge board flourishes that I inked with some Adirondack ink and brushed on a little stickles for bling.

I found this beautiful feather butterfly at Michael's in a dollar bin.

Thank you all for visiting my blog and checking out my new layout

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cute little purse photo books

Since i am new at this blogging thing I want to attempt to put a link to my sister blog to show these cute little photo books that she made.  Enjoy

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My first project

I am very excited to actually be putting something out on my blog to show my creativity.  I locked myself away in my studio this weekend to replenish my card stockpile.  I used one of my favorite cricut cartridges, Damask Decor, to make the base.  But I used a medium that I have wanted to for a long time but never got it right, feathers! I of course added some bling to finish it off.

Here is a sampling of 3 of them

I love this one showing the matching envelope

You can't really see it well but on this envelope I used a piece of clear acitate that had a design printed on it.

Well thank you for visiting my page.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


They say that every great journal begins with one step.  Here I am stepping into the world of blogging.  I was inspired to get myself out there by my big sister, Laurie, who is a very talented paper artist such as myself.  We have been getting together every Friday night for as long as I can remember so I thought hey, why not start a blog.  Along the way I hope to post alot of inspiring creations and maybe a thing or two about myself.  So sit down, grab yourself a cup of coffee and come along for a ride with me on my new adventure .  And feel free to leave a comment so that I know how I am doing.