Thursday, September 24, 2009

More details on Witchy Woman

I got notice this morning that my Witchy Woman had been accepted for publication and that more detail photos could be found here. To save viewers the chore of looking back through posts to find the rest of the photos, I've posted them here. As soon as Halloween, one of my favorite holidays is over, WW (as I now call her) will join her other sister altered torsos and dress forms on the recess over my work room closet. Thanks to all for looking.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Board book for Oct. kit

In the October kit, in addition to the wonderful papers and embellishments, we got the 7 Gypsy board book blank pages. I used my Zutter to create a mini book from these about updates to our garden. The purples and greens of the kit were perfect for this mini album and I love the weight of the board book pages...the possibilities are endless with these! I used chipboard pieces to create an assortment of tags for the pages.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Interrupting this program to...

let you know of still another great site I've found. Che Bella Carta has such lovely papers, I wanted to share these with everyone as I do whenever I find a place that offers something I know I can't live without.

Check out these papers and thanks to where I found the link!

I'm going to have to wait until company leaves tomorrow to order so don't buy them some for me!

A Cherry on the Top (more Sept. Reveal)

E uses more recipe cards than he does recipe books and he is always misplacing them during his cooking frenzies so, using the papers and the darling little paper clips from the store at ACOT and a vintage hanger from Crafty Secrets, I created a hanging recipe card holder. It can hang from a cabinet pull as I've shown here or can hang from a magnet from the stove hood for easy viewing. The cards slip right into the cute paper clips which are glued to each of the two panels. It works great. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

September Reveal for A Cherry on the Top

I selected Shabby Green Door as my reveal product for this month at A Cherry on the Top and added a few more wine and food related products as well. I did three altered projects for this reveal and one layout and all are about cooking or wine. The wine journal is my favorite but the Guest recipe box is E's (I think because it serves such a useful function: the box is divided alphabetically and each person who has stayed with us, will have his or her own card detailing the dates of the visit and what meal E prepared for them)

To read more about how I created these projects and where you can get the 'ingredients' to create your own, you can check out this article, at ACOT and thanks for looking.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Nikki Sivils is coming to town

Isn't this just the cutest little altered book you've ever seen? If you are a Florida gal, you take this class in Sarasota on Oct 3 by contacting KnK club at 239-4649337. I am putting this info on both my blogs as I know some people only come to this one and others only visit the other and I don't want anyone to miss the opportunity!

Have a great day...oh, and I've been playing with more coffee filter roses...I now have dew drops on some of them...hold the Crystal Accents above the rose and let a drop fall here and there...Thanks Becky S for that tip! Will post another tomorrow.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Genuinely Jane Studios reveal for September

My second project for this month was this little pear mini album. I love working with the grain of the wood so stained this with inks and dyes to get the rich fall colors. I have created this as a birthday card for my honey and on the last panel will write..."all over again". I adore the peek a boo pear cut out which lends itself to all sorts of possibilities. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Road Signs Mini Album by Genuinely Jane Studios

The road signs mini album was perfect for a Road Trip memory album. Coming home from a weekend crop, my friend, G-a,( experienced a blow out on the trailer she was towing for all of our crop gear. The trailer had experienced a fault in the construction and the metal rubbed the tire, causing it to blow. G-a proved to us all what an expert driver she is as she pulled into the side of the road smoothly preventing a possible accident. Our friends, Linda and Elle (www.hilltopmemories)were behind us on the road, saw what had happened and waited while help came. One of our gals had a plane to catch and Elle and Linda, once again came to the rescue by taking Jill with them so she would not miss her flight. Sonia, Barb, G-a and I went to the nearest Wally World, got a new tire and Elle and her wonderful hubby drove a ways to help us fix the metal so it would not cause a second blow out. What more could anyone ask for but such wonderful friends. And what better way to remember the event than with the road sign mini album from Genuinely Jane Studios ( Be sure to visit to see all the wonderfully shaped albums available.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Coffee Filter Roses Part I

One of the assignments we are given at A Cherry on the Top is to post a challenge to the members. I am doing an Altered Objects challenge each month and this month's challenge is to use a coffee filter and to create an embellishment or two and use these on a layout, card or project. To illustrate this challenge, I created roses by folding the filter, pinching and rolling it, tearing here and there and then using Pearlescent Paints to highlight the petals and stems. My finished products are posted in Part II of this post. Please scroll down and remember that you can enlarge any photo by simply clicking on it.

For more challenges by rest of the CT, talented women one and all, please check out this link: And many thanks for looking!

Coffee Filter Roses Part II

What I love about making these is that no two turn out the same, just like in nature! I spray them with an acrylic sealer to keep them from getting too squished.