Thursday, November 27, 2008

Counting my Blessings

This is still a work in progress. This is Tim Holtz new index mini album out of his wonderful Grungeboard. I used paints, inks, Glimmer Mist and Stickles in this album along with the new Nature shapes also by Tim. I am planning on turning this into more of a journal than a scrapbook album but will add pictures as well.

Happy Thanksgiving to those of us celebrating today and thanks to all who read my blog!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pearlescent watercolors

I've had a couple of inquiries about where to get the watercolors I used on the Vintage SAnta in the floating frame (scroll down). You can order these through Linda at

Thay are amazing!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Making Cards and checking 'em twice

and sending them out to the Naughty and the Nice! I have been playing with some of the things I demo'ed at the crop two weekends ago for Gerri-anne Duke, owner of I am so in love with Glimmer Mist and what it can do on Timmy's Grunge board...oh me oh my! I'll up load my mini album tomorrow for your viewing pleasure.

Those of you who know me, know I love to use great products but in a slighly off center way! I like to know that what I am buying has many uses. I used the Glimmer Screens to create the Cranberry Zing Glimmer Misted birdie on the one card. The screen was a swirl. I'll have to post the birdie I did with the butterfly wing soon...he is amazing. On the Cranberry Zing birdie, I highlighted him/her with Timmy's new Distress the deep and rich!. I brushed Stickles onto the dragon fly and added some Heidi Swapp pink gems for the tail.

The papers, Glim Mist, Glimmer Screens, Grunge board Nature shapes, came from KnKclub store. The paper and card stock were part of the Dec. kit.

For more information, email G-a at

Back to play for me!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Deep regrets

With a sad heart, I am taking down my Gypsy Rose Paperie CT logo. The site exists no more. I am hoping that Nikki finds peace with whatever happened so tragically to the GRP family. Peace to all. If I had the wherewithal, this is the site I would have wanted to create. My hat is off to you Nikki and all the rest of the gang...and to my fellow CT members, it was brief but a hell of a ride. You are some of the most creative women...thanks for the honor of working with you! and goodbye Gypsy Rose Paperie!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Victorian Santa in floating frame...take two

these are marginally least you can see the glimmer and gold leafing on Santa now! Thanks for looking.

Floating framed Victorian Santa

I spent quite a bit of time on-line hunting for just the perfect (and free) vintage image of St. Nick and finally came upon this one. I used the pearescent watercolor paints from Yasutomo (you can get these at Linda Jules sent you), Krylon ink in gold and a dab of Ice Stickles painted on Santa's beard. The paper is from a specialty store in old town St. Charles called Rock Paper Scissors.

I am sorry about the quality of the photo and will try to take a better one when it is daylight. Thanks for looking! I may make a few more of these for gifts or maybe even a RAK?

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

So, we must move on

I am so sad about the GRP tragedy but have no details to share. My prayers are going out to the family but none of us on the DT have heard a word.

I am working on a holiday collage in a 'floating frame' and hope to have it up in a day or two so thanks for your patience in my non-posting lately.

I did do some ornaments so will put them up.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gypsey Rose Paperie Update

this is a copy paste from the site. And ny prayers are going out to Nikki and the crew!

November 11th, 2008

The Gypsy Rose family has experienced extreme personal tragedy in the last month and will not be releasing another kit.

While we are not prepared to offer a detailed explanation at this time, we recognize that outstanding orders need to be acknowledged.

All outstanding orders have been processed, packaged and are ready for shipment as of today, Tuesday, November 11th, 2008. While we are unable to refund shipping costs, we have included additional items in each package to help compensate for delayed shipping times.

Today is a postal holiday in the United States, so these packages will be processed by USPS tomorrow. All customers will receive an email at that time with delivery confirmation numbers and tracking information.

If you have not received tracking information by Thursday, November 13th, you are welcome to send an email to . THIS EMAIL ADDRESS WILL NOT BE ACTIVE OR AVAILABLE UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING, so any emails sent prior to that day will not be received and will not be acknowledged.

The only emails we are responding to at this time are emails concerning orders already placed and not yet received, or orders received incomplete.

Finally, a simple note - please keep in mind that GRP design team members are not considered a part of our administration. They are in no way responsible for orders, maintaining this site, or providing information to GRP customers.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Gypsey Rose Paperie

All of the CT have been very concerned as we have not heard from the owner or her assistant since about Oct. 20. I am hoping that nothing has happened and that there is an explanation for the absence. I am hoping we will hear from Nikki or Missy some time very soon.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Free download from Gypsy Rose Paperie

This is one of the latest of the free downloads we were given from Gypsy Rose Paperie. I printed mine out on a transparency, added Krylon ink around the oval and put it over some wonderful paper I got in Old Town St. Charles, Mo. from Rock Paper Scissors. I had this wonderful frame and it is now a treasured addition to my work room! Thanks for looking.