Tuesday, July 27, 2010



We made our class with plenty of time to spare...and we loved it! My Little Shoe Box class was one of the best I have taken since the one by Debbie Schuh that I took in St. Pete , Fl. earlier this year. The project is darling, the directions so clear and the instructors wonderful and friendly. Thanks MLSB

Inspired by MLSB, we all went back to or rooms to create. We made Cherry tees and altered martini glasses. We finally turned in after midnight. Pictures to follow of today'. fun

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Look out CHA...here we come!

I am off today to fly to Wisconsin to first visit with my friend from A Cherry on Top, Pam B, and then on to CHA. Chicago may never be the same. I love to look at the new products but more so the not so scrappy stuff in other sections of the convention center. Last year, Roz and Kelcey discovered the button ladies and we made darling pins and Pam and I met the jewelry people who helped us create pretty necklaces out of swirls of color. I am entranced by the beads and the fibers and fabrics too so plan to spend a bit of time there as well as the inks, stamps and papers vendors.

So, watch this spot for products that are more of the altered arts than scrap booking and you can get my updates on new scrappy products off my other blog, Posting from Paradise.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Owl and Pussycat Stamp Art Store demo day

Barbara was the guest designer for demo day yesterday at Owl and Pussycat Stamp Art store in Ft. Myers, Fl. She gave each of us one of these enchanting paper hearts and then took us through the process step by step. Sonia and I immediately started brain storming variations and add ons (tiny heart charms dangling from the ties? teeny flowers? painted on Stickles? bling?). Barbara gave us the measurements to make these in three different sizes and how cute would this be with a tiny tulle bag inside filled with candies.

Will be making several of these myself!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Playing Paper Dolls UPDATED

I will be teaching this as a class at Posh Scraps in Palm Harbor Florida on Aug. 28th. 2010. You can contact the store or me for more details. The class will be called "All Dressed Up".

One of my favorite activity as a child was playing with my paper dolls. I loved to carefully cut out their clothes and dress them for all occasions. My Aunt Francis would come to visit every summer and she would draw and color new clothes for my paper families. She should have been a clothing designer, she was/is so talented.

This morning I took a combination of papers, sticker, ribbons and trim and combined them to make this hanging summer dresses banner...well, my version of a banner. I have no idea where I found the child sized vintage wooden hanger but the tiny hangers came from a craft store. I free handed the dress template and the pinafore. Thanks for looking.

I am thinking of doing a dolly dress swap where everyone interested would make dresses on hangers and work their names into them somehow. How much fun would that be? If interested, please email me at eeickmeier@hotmail.com

Thursday, July 1, 2010

ACOT Altered Challenge for July

This month, my altered object challenge to the members at A Cherry on Top was to use the packaging from either a scrapbook product (the cellophane wrapping, the backing, the box) or from a product they find in their pantry to create a card or an element for a layout or and embellishment for a project. The entries are due by July 31st. in the ACOT challenge gallery.

I used the wrapping from a set of flowers to create a floating see through window for my card. I can't wait to see what everyone does for this challenge! There are tons more in the challenge section at ACOT for this month as well...check it out!