Friday, February 18, 2011


Hello crafters! Here is my latest layout titled “US”. It’s a picture from a few years back taken at Sunset Beach.  I followed a sketch from Prima’s blog. I used a zipper purchased at Hancock Fabrics for the heart. I sewed it on with my sewing machine. I used a Prima package to mat the picture, and paintable canvas words from Donna Downey for the title.

Hope you enjoy!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day. Even if you can't spend it with the one you love, be kind to yourself. Treat yourself to something special.

Here is blog I just love. She always has such great crafts and inspirational words. Go visit her and enjoy!

Stephanie Ackerman's Blog

Thursday, February 10, 2011

steampunk tags

My first class has been posted on Donna Downey Studio's website. Please check it out and sign up! You can sign up for the class by calling 704-948-4627. The class is already half full so call soon!

If you have never heard the term "steampunk", here is what says about it: a genre of science fiction set in Victorian times when steam was the main source of machine power. That's a pretty innocent description of it. There is a whole way of dressing, artwork and books considered "steampunk". Picture delicate Victorian meets mechanical (yet steam-powered) workings. Graphic 45 has collected beautiful images in their "Steampunk Debutante" line of paper and embellishments. That's what we will use in this tag class, along with some Tim Holtz metal embellishments and beautiful Prima flowers and bling.

I hope you will join me! This should be a fun class!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I {heart} this face!

I really do! This is a layout featuring my youngest when he was 3. He would make the funniest faces and keep us laughing all the time!

I had hoped this would be a class but this paper is no longer available to order. I had a lot of fun doing this layout. The swirl borders on the right side were cut out of one of the sheets of Mamarazzi paper. The rosette flower was also made from Mamarazzi paper. The heart is canvas sprayed with Denim Glimmer Mist.

Here are a few close-up shots.

Hope you do something crafty today!

Friday, February 4, 2011

I can't wait!

Tonight I get to go to Open Studio Night at Donna Downey Studios in Huntersville, NC with some friends. I haven't been to a crop in a while because my lss closed so I'm really looking forward to this. But first I must run errands, pick up children and pack up some supplies!