Friday, August 19, 2016

More PaperTraders

The newest 'traders' August Rolodex trade
 One for the partner

 One to keep

Friday, August 12, 2016

Summer Ghoulishness

It is never too early for haunted houses! I dug deep into the stash for bits and pieces to create these 'flat' vignette's.
It started with a template from Paper Traders, a group of like minded traders. We work off of prompts and this was to build mini haunted houses. They will be sent to a creative hostess who will then swap and bind in a mix-n-match style and send them back as a completed foldout booklet.
This one is still in need of a few more details
I usually make one to keep and one to swap. This is the swapper, outside complete with graveyard, of course!
Inside of the swapper. I think I need to add a library to the center sample. Not done yet, but very close to being ready to mail out. The turn around will be just in time for Halloween decorating.

Friday, July 29, 2016

25 Years

 My best friend recently celebrated 25 years of marriage. Being the type of person I am, I wrote a mini speech for the occasion.
 Some silver paper, a doily, double sided tape and a touch of glitter.
 Instead of a card, I have assembled the words I wanted to say into a sort of mini book.
Some personal notes, string bind the back
 I found this on the net and thought it would be fun to include the 25 year statistics.
You can find them for just about any year mile marker
or make your own.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Beautiful Jazzy

To make the rail across the bottom I cut a piece of chip board. Then cut a paper 'board' to fit the strip. Glued it on, trimmed it, sanded the edges. Then used the Distress stain to blend and make a faux wood strip. I used distress ink and stain for the pegs as well.

Friday, July 8, 2016


 Mixed media Sunflower. Created a background layering different bits of tissue paper. Drew some loose sunflower shapes. Cut burlap {very messy} soaked the pieces in clear gesso and arranged them. Colored with different inks and glitter paints from the stash {sigh missing the tattered angel days} Took a couple of days to dry, but, in this heat it was not a problem.
I always dream
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in the mean time to make me feel better...

Friday, June 24, 2016

Fun Fast Tutorial

I am involved in a group that swaps paper, we are the 'Paper Traders'. This is  a sample Rolodex card I made for my swap partner. The theme is June / Weddings / Start of summer. I needed something to add a bit of bling.

From out of the scrap box I pulled this border I had cut as a sample and never used. It was white, so perfect. Now for the bling.
1.} Lay your cut border out on a craft mat
2.} Take the lid off your Goosebumps and spread a thick layer over everything.       Fill in the gaps as well. This might take several passes.
3.}  While it is still wet, sprinkle generously with a glitter of your choice.Check occasionally while it is drying to make sure the edges of your border stay flat  on the mat.
4.} Allow it  to dry thoroughly.  I was worried it would take an overnight dry. But amazingly the 'goosebumps' dried very quickly.{I did use a heat gun on low to make sure it was dry}

I carefully peeled it off the mat, trimmed the edges up and glued it to my Rolodex creation.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Jewel Box with Prima- finished

I lined the top sectioned case with paper, The bits are samples from the Ephemera pack and wooden laser cuts that matches this paper. Just full of good things
as well as the drawer {this will house a mini beach book} 
Added some cord and baubles to the case. There is plenty of room for all the little bits I tend to gather here and there.
See previous beginnings for this box HERE
Thanks Pinterest, fun beach contortionist photo idea.
..note you will need two children or adults to pull this one off!!
-No children were actually bent like pretzels to take this photo!