Monday, February 21, 2011

Steampunk Chunky ATC

My version of the Chunky ATC. I used Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Paper to cover front, sides, and back of wood block.  All of the embellishments used are Tim Holtz. I used the clock face and game spinner as well as several of the gears and foliage metal flowers and the top is a Tim Holtz Curio Knob. The bead tassel is made using a Vintaj metal bead cap, eye pin and copper chain.  The wood feet are finial caps from Hobby Lobby. I cut the wood block myself. All other products were purchased from StampsAlive. (link at right)

Charms for Cindy's Cropping Corner Charm Swap

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Charm Swap at Cindy's Cropping Corner for December

This is my charm for Cindy's December charm swap at Cindys Cropping Corner. I used a large silver swivel clasp for the hook, I attached five separate charms with chains to a large jump ring. I attached a chain tassel hanging down from the center bead.  The tag was cut from the Tim Holtz tag die. Behind the charm is a dress form picture .

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pictures of my Sister, The Shih Tzu, Abbie

Doesn't Abbie look cute in her Christmas atire. She is a sweet little dog. She is the center of my mother's world. (Can't you tell by her outfits?) Abbie is a very loved little dog. 

Greetings From Swap at Your Paper Pantry

These are the three greeting cards I made for the Greetings Swap at Your Paper Pantry. I love vintage images, so I took some of my favorite and turned them into some beautiful Christmas Cards.

Embellish It Swap at Your Paper Pantry

This is my glass bottle I decorated for the Embellish It swap. My bottle is covered with ceramic roses and I handmade a beaded tassel to hand from the back handle. It was a lot of fun to do this swap. Thank you Marlene for a wonderful idea and a fun swap.

BFF Swap at the JuleBox

This is the front and back of my wallhanging project for the Friends and Family BFF project that janna did on her blog and youtube channel. The white accordian book is attached by magnets and comes off easily and the copper envelope has plenty of places inside for photos. I hope my group likes their BFF wall hanging. I made this using the Tim Holtz Baroque die.

Gift Tag Swap at Your Paper Pantry

These are my three gift tags for the gift tag swap for November at Your Paper Pantry.

Ink It Stamp It Swap at Your Paper Pantry

We were supposed to use distress ink and water and stamp and image on it. I used fired brick and pine needles Tim Holtz diress ink and a Tim Holtz Holiday Stamp. I also sprayed Pearl glimmer mist over the image after it dryed.

November Pin Swap Stick to It Pin Swap at Your Paper Pantry

These are my fall themed pins for the November Stick to It Pin Swap at Your Paper Pantry.

November Flower Swap at Your Paper Pantry

Here are my November Flowers for Your Paper Pantry's flower swap. I added in one of my flower stick pins for an extra bonus for my group. I used the sizzix 3d flower die to make it and the small rose on the top right.

New Paint Stick Swap Mini Album Swap coming to Your Paper Pantry

Starting in January, Your Paper Pantry will host a monthly paint stick mini album altering swap. It will be a lot of fun. I hope you can all come and join us . Above is a couple of samples and also what they look like before and after. They will be attached at the end with a binder ring. It is just one of the very many fun swaps we have going on at YPP. I have an ATC swap that has been running for a year and it is very successful with participants from all over the world. Come see what we are all about at YourPaperPantry.Ning.Com.

Charm Swap at Cindy's Cropping Corner for November

This is my charm for Cindy's charm swap for November. I made it longer than usual and added several beads down the chain and used a fishing swivel hook for the clasp. They work really good for charm hooks and swivel clasps.

November Image Swap

For November at Your Paper Pantry for the Image Tag Swap we were to stamp a christmas image on a tag for the swap. Here are my two images. I used the Tim Holtz Holidays Collection.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Altered Board Book Challenge at Your Paper Pantry

This is the children's board book I altered for the Trash to Treasure challenge at Your Paper Pantry.

I choose a Halloween theme.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

October Flower Swap Your Paper Pantry

These are the flowers for the October Flower Swap at Your Paper Pantry. The Theme was pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. 
I used a boa to make the feathery looking one.
I used tulle and the sizzix 3d die for the fluffy one.
The two pink felt ones were cut out with a sixxiz dies.

Saturday, October 30, 2010



October Tag Bags Swap at Your Paper Pantry                 
Fall Banner

This is the banner I made for the October Tags Bags Swap at Your Paper Pantry.  We were to each make a letter in the word fall and then it would make a banner. When I receive the rest of my word back, I will post a picture of my completed FALL banner. I cannot wait to see the rest of it.  The tag is made out of the Tim Holtz baroque die with iamroses white roses I glimmer misted. I glimmer misted white prima leaves. The F is cut out of my StoryBook cricut cartridge and glittered with the Martha Stewart Vintage Halloween glitter colors.  The black on the background is just for shipping purposes.

October Pin Swap

Flower Pin and Hat Pin

These are two extra pins I made for the people in my swap group for the October Pin Swap YourPaperPantry.Ning.Com

October Pin Swap Your Paper Pantry

These are the pins I made for the October Pin Swap at Your Paper Pantry. The theme was Breast Cancer Awareness and we were to use pink beads.

I used the Sizzix 3D flower die to make the flowers on the display card which was cut out of a Tim Holtz die. I used pink felt to make the flowers out of.I colored the pin tops with Tim Holtz Alchol ink in Pink Sherbert. The center pin is a 3" hat pin that I ordered from Fire Mountain Gems. The pin on the left is a Maya Road pin and the pin on the right is a corsage pin from the floral department at Michaels.