Sunday, June 1, 2008


This is my creation for my partner in a Punctuation Swap on the AmuseMe Yahoo Group. For Mother's Day, I received a Pazzle Inspiration cutting machine. And I have been having a blast learning how to use it!
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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Important Information: Revising Copyright Laws

This was recently posted on Claudine Hellmuth's blog. This copyright revision effects all of us! It is "The Orphan Works Act of 2008".

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Paris Box

Here is the look that was achieved with the crackle paint distressed look. I rather like the look!
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Can You Believe It?

I have never collaged onto a box! The local tobacco store had these awesome wooden cigar boxes that were screaming "alter me!", so I picked up 5 of them for $3.00.
Being that this is my first experience with this format, I have learned quickly the do's and don'ts of collage. While I sanded the boxes to get the sealer off, evidently it wasn't enough. I had painted the box with Ranger Crackle Paint. The look was awesome. BUT when I picked up the box (after it dried for 48 hours) some of the paint crackled off onto my fingers. At first I was disappointed, but then looked at it in a different light. It brought a more distressed look than anything I could have planned! I applied a sealer over it, and now the sides have the appearance of chipped cracked paint.
Another lesson I learned was what glue to use to apply the images. I used Art Glitter Institute clear glue. Well, when you apply the sealer over the top, the glue can release. Back to the Golden Gel Adhesive. Since this is one of my favorite adhesives, I should have known better. But live and learn, LOL.
The Eiffel Tower is dimensional. I layered 3 images together to give it some "oomph".
Well, four more boxes to go! And each its own adventure! I think a Fairy Box will be next!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The image is stamped on acetate with Black Stazon. Then double sided tape applied to the reverse side. Prism glitter was applied to the tape. Have you ever tried to adhere anything with glitter on it? I couldn't find any adhesive that would work that didn't show through on the reverse side. Hence, the brads.
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I really like the color combination on this ATC.
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I needed a quick friendly birthday card for a friend. Pardon the glitter on the scanner bed! LOL
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The Apple of My Eye

I can't believe that my grand-daughter is 3 1/2 years old already. She is such a cutie, even if I do say so myself.
She will be a princess one day, Batgirl the next, and then a Mommy tending to her baby. Her imagination never stops!
There have been many times where I sit in amazement with her. Yes, she has the temper of a 3 year old, but then again, there are times when she acts so much more grown up.
I just wanted to share my little bit of heaven.
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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Shoe ATC

This is a quick ATC I did for a small swap. The background is stamped in bleach and red glitter on the shoes.
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Saturday, April 5, 2008

This is from an on-line class from a small group that I belong to. It is called the Dahlia fold. Using 8 circles, double sided background paper, and some folding, it creates the flower. I just wish I had a larger rinestone for the center.
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Playing around with my embossing folders again. I inked the folder, ran the paper through the Zip-e-mate, and was disappointed with the results. BUT then it hit me! What an awesome look for an ATC! So I added it to the simple birthday card I had made for a dear friend. (The background is embossed with the same folder, it just doesn't show up well in the scan.)
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Monday, March 31, 2008

Where has the time gone???

Weren't we just celebrating Christmas a few weeks ago???? Man, it is hard to believe it is March already!

I played around today with my Cuttlebug Embossing folders and created an ATC for a friend. I embossed the scrapbook paper, then sanded it to reveal the white core of the paper. I am rather pleased with how it turned out!

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