Sunday, June 29, 2008

Altered Book Round Robin

Here is a spread from the altered book I am currently working on. This one is called a pilgrimage of color and is all about color. This is my submission for yellow.

Altered Art Dress

Here is another dress for this altered art mingle that I am in with AAWA. I sent the dress to the wrong person so I had to make another one.... not a problem I love making these dresses

My life as a fairy

Just look at these pictures.......... THEY ARE ME

My life as a fairy with my wings, crown, and magic wand.
Thank you so much Patty Now everyone go to
and buy her great stuff and remember she does custom orders. Take that photo of your little one or even you and have it turned into a fairy. NO little ones??? not a problem she has hundreds of fun collage elements for you to pick.

So, first things first. Major Kudos go to this amazing woman named Patty at

She can make any picture into a fairy and the cost well, let's just say A CUP of COFEE from STARBUCKS now who can't afford that?????

She took two baby pictures the only pictures I have of me as a child and made them into fairys. I totally love these.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

No idea

But wait until you see the ATC I am making with this one.
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getty images

I just love these things
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At home at last

Between working eight days in a row and traveling three more I have been gone. But now I am back. Getting ready to celebrate my anniversary on Saturday with Big Daddy. Today is clean your studio day and I am off to do that right now.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Top five food items

Okay I want to hear what everyone's top five food items are.
Here are mine

Sprinkles cupcake. either chocolate with chocolate frosting or carrot cake with cream cheese frosting or the pumpkin with cream cheese frosting

Zagnut candy bar

Pizza King royal feast pizza only available at Pizza Kings in Indiana.... the best pizza ever

Ruth Chris fried potatoes she calls them something fancy like lyonaise potatoes

and last but not least...... peanut butter fudge any kind just NO NUTS in my

okay so now it is your turn. post away

Ped Egg is it worth the money

I would have to say yes and no. If you can find it on ebay for 2.99 with free shipping then yes. However, if you pay more than that then no. I found it on ebay for $7.15 and it included shipping. Got it today and while yes it does take the callouses off your heels the blades are now dull and won't do anymore. So for a use one time throw away mini pedi then go for it. But if you are looking for something that will work several times then SAVE your money.
That is my public service announcement for the day.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

All three dresses for AAWA mingle

This dress was made with basic grey stamps and wings from and beaded trim as well as I used some bella baubles from on the top of her dress. And this one was made with petaloo floral embellish and some jewelry findings. I used stamps from basic gray as well as from purple onion designs for the art definition stamp. I also used the same wings as above. She has some awesome wings check it out and they are free!
Here is a picture of all three. The one on the right I used polymer clay and made the wings. Cassie came up with a great idea to wrap the hanger and I am going to do just that. Thanks cassie. I used Bella baubles and beaded trim on that one. The same stamp that I used above from purple onion

Hope you all like them

all you need for the this cuttlebug tutorial

here are the cast of characters

part one of the cuttlebug ink it up video

Part two

hahahaha okay so here is part two I am wearing my altered art shirt so don't look at the hem coming out of the sleeve. This shirt I can get paint and anything else on without

A new technique for cuttlebug embossing templates

So, there will be three videos of a new embossing technique using the cuttlebug templates enjoy

With or without the hanger

This is for my dress mingle at AAWA I am torn should I add the dress hanger or not???? votes please.......

Thursday, June 12, 2008

April in Paris or Honeymoon in Paris you pick

This is Ulysses and Elizabeth. They were married in Paris on April 24th, 1882. Elizabeth had loved the older Ulysses from the time she was a young girl. Ulysses was the attorney for her father the shipping magnet Sir Allister Hammond. Elizabeth is also my great great make believe Grandmother and Ulysses my great great make believe Grandfather. I can only imagine the life they must have led in the city of love and lights. I would love to follow their footsteps with my wonderful husband. To visit the church they were married in to walk through the home they made.
The bottom you will see Elizabeth this picture was taken after the death of Ulysses.
And now the photo of Ulysses. It is a tag that hangs down and turns around. I will be posting pictures of my father's family you see they were from Italy. I hope to have that one done soon. Before long I hope to have the real photos of my true grandparents printed so I can do a canvas in homage to them. But for now we shall pretend and enjoy Elizabeth and Ulysses.

collage sheets are from here

Sunday, June 8, 2008