Sunday, February 28, 2010

Altered children's book and more cards!

This is a hardcover baby book  from Target's dollar bin. It was perfect to alter it and make it into this mini book. Its size is 6 x 6. I made the embellishments in the front with chipboard, metal wire, rhinestones and my sewn brown  ribbon flower. I used the same color scheme for the inside and secured the centers using Martha Stewart punches.


I also made a bunch of cards.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Beautiful Swaps and ribbon flowers

I received this beautiful set of cards and bird house (Milk Carton project) from my friend Jenny from South Carolina. Her blog is: This is the second month we swap projects. It is exciting for me  to see what other paper crafters are doing, to know other styles and techniques. I love what Jenn did, very creative. I also love her choice of colors and papers. Thank you Jenny!

Today I also received this beautiful mini book from my friend Cassia from Ft. Lauderdale. Her web site is: Our swap this month was a mini book and she sent me this gorgeous one. I loved all the layers, her choice of colors and papers. Cassia teaches mini books at a Stamp Store in SF. She is very talented. Thank you Cassia, love my book!

These are some RIBBON FLOWERS I sewed this afternoon. I can't wait to use them on my projects! They will look adorable with embellishments in the center. Have a restful, blessed and happy Friday!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Scrap-beading in Dothan!

Oh my..... Paper Moon Scrapbook Store here in Dothan shares its sister-Beading store in the same space. Every time I go in I have to wear my blinders (yes, just like the horses do!!!!). Today I left them at home  and I finally crossed to the other side and  discovered wire and beads for my pages! I started putting wire in my buttons... in the center of my flowers....and I ended up making stems and leaves! Then Ms. Kelley came in and introduced me to small beads (they have a name but I forgot it) and I filled my leaves with Glossy Accents and the small beads. They  turned out so cute! Of course, I could not stop so I made a card too. The stem and leaves in this card are made with green raffia and metal wire (another technique Ms. Kelly taught me).

This is LT (stands for Lieutenant-"boss of the pack") the owner's youngest son. He stole my heart! I am teaching him Scrapbooking, Beading, Spanish and how to say Aunt Bea, all at the same time. 

This is a canvas box  I made with this beautiful line of paper. It will be  a class here in Dothan in the near future. 

I made this layout tonight, trying to catch up with Danny & Lexie's wedding pictures. This was the day Lexie found her wedding gown and bought it.

These are "Signing Sheets" for a Sweet 16 birthday party this coming weekend. Her theme is Masquerade and her colors are purple, silver, black and white. It's been a very busy and fun Thursday! Hasta manana amigas!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rehearsal time

Today I played with paper..... actually I used so many different lines of paper together that I made a "soup" of papers! Anyhow,  in  my eyes they all blend together. I stamped, sewed, distressed, cut, pasted, embellished, etc, etc, etc. These pictures were taken during the rehearsal at the church. I love the expressions of each one of our faces... Valerie is alert and happy (as always), Daniel is "lost somewhere in space" (probably dreaming of baseball), Steve is thinking "I wanna go home" and me "is she 'really' going to take my baby?" (ha, ha, ha).
Don't worry.... my family do not read my blog......

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Totally 70's and Cards

These pictures were taken at our 70's Crop Night last Summer at Paper Niche in South Florida. It was a lot of fun! Tammy wore an actual dress from those years! She looked amazing....and even our dinner was inspired by what  was popular during that era. I found the perfect  paper and pieces for my page!!!! The VW is from "Everyday Paper Dolls". The mushrooms are from "Paisley Cachemire" and the number 70 is from "Designer's Calendar". I have been making cards too. Here are some of them:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Timeless Smile......

This is Liz Qualman's beautiful sketch for this weekend. If you have not seen her site yet check it out at: I used Cosmo Cricket and My Mind's Eye papers. I found some chipboard in my Technique Tuesday "treasure box" that were perfect for the sketch so I painted it and match them to my papers. I also embellished it with feathers! I found a photograph of myself when I was 6 years old and even though I had lost my front tooth I was still smiling! So... I could not help comparing this photo to a more recent one. Some things never change..... (ha, ha, ha).