Friday, December 25, 2009

Blissful Dreams Box

This is a top note box that I made for the Blissful Papercrafting Kit from Serendipity. The link has a video with detailed instructions, and I love Angie's many video tutorials. I used the Labels 8 nesties on PTI vintage cream cardstock, chocolate and the Bird Flourish paper.
The main image is Flourishes Waterlily, watercolored with an aquapen, with Memento bamboo leaves, pear tart, and Palette's ocean tides.

This next card is 5x7, with a mat of shimmery cream paper. It is just the right touch.
The patterned paper is the flipside of the Key Stripe. I used the MFT Herbal Peppermint stamp, and paper pieced the flower pot. It is colored with Koh-i-noor pencils. Also used the circle nesties, and Dotted Wave punch. I love the way the ribbon feels, it is super smooth.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

January Cracked Glass Car Class

This is my first class for 2010. I am doing a little smaller class this time, just 2 projects, and a little less cost too. We will be making some masculine things for our guys. The main image on the notebook is a stamp from Stampington called "The Car"(original name, don't ya think?). Kim also found some sprockets and gears from Tim Holtz that I just love with this project.
We will be trying out the cracked glass technique on the car image.
Three different colors of gears and sprockets come in a package.

The car below is in a stamp set from TweetyJill called Retro Oceanside.

Friday, December 4, 2009

My First Scrapbooking Page

This is another blog hop for Kim's Blissful papercrafting kit. You should have come here thru Serendipity's blog and Michelle's.
This is my first scrapbooking page. I used the BellaBella "French Flea Market" Simply Plaid sheet from the kit. I punched circles from the TPC Studio Ancestral Key Stripe and placed them half under the matted picture so it looks like a big scalloped edge. I used the flipside of the Key Stripe for the mat around the pic, there is a faint print as the pattern.
I stamped the seashells from the TweetyJill's stamps sets: By the Sea, and Retro Oceanside. It is stamped in Memento rich cocoa, desert sand, and sponged with Palette ocean tides. Then I distressed the edges with a bone folder and attached it to the Vanilla soaked tag. I put a strip of ribbon thru the hole, and wrapped the pre-tied string around the ribbon.

You can see in this pic that the cream paper has a sheen. I used my aquapen to color the sky and water of this ship image, which is also from the By the Sea set. Also seen here, is dew drops and leaf ribbon that is included in the kit.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


These 2 purses are my latest sewing projects. I thought Sabrina needed a purse that she could take to Africa, one that could hold her valuables like passport and lipstick.;) and it would have one long strap so she could cross it on one shoulder, and keep it close.
But I had never used this pattern, so i made a test purse with this Moda fabric.
It has also been about 15 years since i had put a zipper in, and this purse has TWO. The inside pocket fabric matches the strap.

This is the fabric Sabrina picked out. It is Amy Butler fabric, and I ordered it online from, their shipping was superfast, i also ordered some fabric to do lisa a diaper bag, can't wait to see it finished.
One of the differences that this purse has that the Moda purse doesn't have is that the outside pocket has a magnet closure. The inside pocket is just a little deeper.