Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I love making these initials for friends and family as gifts! They are chipboard and the first thing I do is prime them with white gesso. Then I take scrapbook paper and adhere pieces of it using gel medium. After that dries I use acrylic paint to make all the different textures and patterns and then after that dries, add embellishments!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas banner

Xmas cone

This was a plain cardboard cone and I adhered scrapbook paper and then embellished it and filled it with Christmas flowers. These look so pretty hanging on a doorknob!

Xmas trees

These were plain cardboard cones and I decoupaged paper on to them and added all the embellishments!

Altered dress form

I used all kinds of fun stuff to make this piece!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fall Cone

I've always loved flower arranging. These cones are a great way to combine arranging flowers with altered art techniques. The cone is a cardboard one I bought at Michael's; I put decoupage glue all over it and adhered scrapbook paper to it then covered the paper with decoupage glue. Then I added all the flowers, trim and jewels. For the hanger (which is a satin ribbon) I punched two holes on each side with my Cropodile and put the ribbon through and tied a hole on each end (make sure when you keep the ribbon long enough to accomodate your flowers). Then add your flowers. This makes such a pretty seasonal decoration to hang on doorknobs!

I'm still here!

Sorry for being gone so long! My husband got a new job in PA and we are going to be moving there at the end of this school year. I'm playing single parent right now and it's a BIG job! Haven't had much time for scrapping/stamping plus I've kind of gotten interested in altered art and mixed media art and am learning those techniques when I have time. I started with altered scrapbook pages and it has progressed from there!

So I'll post some pictures of my recent projects a few at a time as I can!

The picture above is a Halloween banner that I started with used some paint and other media. I love to use other media (flowers, moss, etc) on my scrapbook pages. I clipped these pieces to a curtain rod and put a fall flower garland above it and it looks beautiful!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Valentine's cards

I just love Valentine's Day cards so I thought I would post a few samples to inspire you! The two on top are from Jeanette Lynton's blog (she is the founder and CEO of CTMH). The two in the bottom picture are ones I made. Jeanette uses paper from the "Veranda" paper pack. My card on the left uses paper from "That's Amore" and the one on the right uses paper from "Veranda." I based my card off Jeanette's idea. All of the cards use hearts from our new dimensional elements set. Aren't they cute!