Saturday, January 12, 2013

Paper Bead Tutorial

Greetings friends!

It's been a long time since I have posted ... maybe new habits in the New Year will bring me back to this ole blog more often!

To start, my computer needs a good cleraning - so many projects & photos!  So as I weed through, I will post things of interest here, sounds like a plan!

Here is a tutorial I wrote a few years ago on how to make paper beads.  Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Well, it sure has been a long time since I posted on my blog!
I admit, I have neglected it way too long!

So how about some Alice?????

Blissfull ATC Swap for February 2012 theme was Mad, Mad Alice in Wonderland!

Y'all know how I love me some Alice, so I had to join back up and my partner was Victoria.  Well she loves her some Alice too because the cards she sent are just divinely mad!!

I adore the Vintage illustrations she used and the sewing machine stitching is such a nice touch! 
Makes me wanna follow that rabbit to wherever he is going and stop off for a spot of tea with the Mad hatter!!

Here is the card I sent to Victoria -

Thanks Wendy, for the swap and to Victoria for the wonderful cards!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Steampunk & Fairy Wands!

April has been jam packed with lots of goings-on for me!  First off, I participated in Blissfull ATC swap with Debbie R - a delightful gal that makes me so happy to have met her!  She is a lovely soul - please do visit her blog - full of encouraging words and prayerful meditation!

She created this lovely ATC for me in the theme of Steampunk.  We share a love of Victorian things - Don't you just adore the image she used?  And look at all those charming watch parts!

This is the lovely card holder she made ....

And the cutest ever note card she made me - so talented!

Thank you Debbie, It was great fun to be your swap partner!


Next, I participated in Wendy's Bliss Angel Spring Fairy Magic Wand Swap!

Oh What fun that was!  My partner was Jennifer, otherwise known in the Fairy world as Bindweed Elfspider!  My fairy name, by the way is Meadow Willowglow! 

Jennifer has so much talent, I was amazed at viewing her blog - Just Jingle.  Please take a look, you will be amazed too!

Her charming card is embellished fabric - How cool!

The text says, "The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize."
How true!! here's a close-up of the wand she made - I adore those fairies!

The wand handle is wrapped in fabric and pretty bows at the top.

Thank you, Jennifer, that was a great swap and I will treasure my Wand from Spring to Spring!  And a big thanks to Wendy for hosting both of these swaps!


You can see the Steampunk card I made for Debbie and the Spring Fairy Wand I made for Jennifer on my ATC - Collages - Swaps set here.  I sent off the goodies I made for my partners a little early, because Hubby and I went to Washington DC for Spring Break / Vacation / Furlough.
You can see some of the photos I took on my Flickr Washington set here.  I will no doubt be blogging about the trip soon.


Sunday, April 10, 2011


This week my ATC serves double duty for Take a Word and Three Muses -
Umbrella ansd Victorian Elegance

Have a great week!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Blooms and Steampunkerie

A touch of Spring is in the air around here - I just hope it lasts.  The forecast next week is for torrential down-pours.  This weekend, however, is gloriously beautiful!  And so I have spent time today putting final touches on ATC creations inspired by two blogs I follow -  Take A Word and 3 Muses.

The challenge is to get it done within the week they are posted, but par usual, my time clock does not tick with that tock, so I will probably always be late!

However, I managed to be on-time with the current themes and loaded my Flickr account with some of the others I have made.  Dear ladies and gentlemen who follow those blogs, please forgive me in my tardiness, but please take a look :)!

Take A Word - Blooms - Bloomin Roses

Materials Used:

Background papers - Tim Holtz Lost and Found Paper Stash
Paper Reflections Vellum Die Cuts Roses
Avery Aigner Strip Tabbing (1989!) - Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Personal Stash - Pressed Queen Anne's Lace Leaves
Colored staples

Three Muses - Steampunkerie - Passage

Materials Used:

Dover prints: Background paper - Steamship - Couple
Ranger Stickles - Gold
Personal Stash - Pressed Flower, Watch Parts, paper scrap for left sidebar, AC Moore Alpha Stamps, black ink, eyelets
Please be sure to take a look at the other 3 Muse Challenge and Take A Word ATCs on my Flickr!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Raw Silk - March

At Blissfull ATC Swaps, March's theme was a graphic of a Japanese silk label.  Even though it was chosen well before the disasters there, I think it gave us some valuable time to pray and send positive thoughts to all affected while we created. 

Becky was my partner and I absolutely love the package she sent me!

The envelope was actually sewn shut and the back had these gorgeous butterflies!

The ATC is sewn from fabric with the image transferred on!  How cool is that!  Like a little quilt square!

To see the ATCs I made, please check out my Flickr account!


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