Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eclectica Store Sample

I was so flattered when Rhonda and Ellen asked me if I'd like to create a sample for Eclectica. They gave me a choice of using the Maya Road Chipboard mini or using the new Canvas in the same shape. Since I had already completed a mini out of the chipboard dressform I decided to choose the canvas. I have been working from time to time with stickyback canvas and LOVE that, I even have a stash of regular canvas that I've been using to stamp on for my cards, etc... I LOVE how it turned out. It's filled with paper from Basic Grey's Hello Lucious and then some of those awesome Donna Downey Resin flowers by Prima. The backgrounds of all the "pages" were inked with distress inks in Victorian Velvet, Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Sapphire and Frayed Burlap. The tags (two in each form were cut from an old manilla envelope (I save the ones from work no longer fit to be used as file folders). There are also stamped images by Hero Arts, Flowersoft, One Say it in Swirls (with crystals, pearls and those resin flowers( that I cut apart and used all over the book, laces from my stash and ribbons currently available from Eclectica. I also used some gold Glimmer Mist. I'll be happy to answer any questions, but really if you like the photos (sorry they aren't great, I almost forgot to take any...)

Here are the photos, but really you should see it in person!

yes I made that rosette by's tiny!

oh yeah, that is some filmstrip by Tim Holtz peeking out of one of the two uber minis I included in this mini

LOVE the trinket pins. Those butterflies are a MS punch, I only  have two "shape" punches in my stash. I got tis one a long time ago so if you like it you may have to search.

I did make a short video on my background technique for the canvas...

Monday, March 21, 2011

New SHORT Videos!

So I haven't been able to post much lately just because work is CRAZY!! But I have been crafting away! Here are a couple of vids to show you what I've been up to. I am going to a crop on Friday and I can't wait!!! Hugs!

If you like these projects, please pop over to youtube to comment, rate and subscribe.

Hugs again!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My first blog award...I'm so honored!!!

I am so excited and honored to be awarded by the Mad Scrapper herself! Thanks so much Christine for giving me this:

The Liebster Award is designed to bring new blogs to light. This is designed for blogs that have less than 300 followers. It is a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen, or blogs that you may want to share with others. I am here to honor these blogs and to bring awareness to other wonderful blogs.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:
1-Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3 blog picks
2-Let them know you chose them
3-Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4-Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded
5-Have fun!

Now to pass on this lovely award to some very talented and deserving ladies:

I would love for you to show some love to the following:

1. That's Nancy with a Jones super, super talented and such a sweet lady to boot (oh and a fellow Auburn fan)!
2. CraftyMommy um, just check out her "first" ATC if you don't believe me, it looks AMAZING!! This lady has some mojo!
3.Karla001 I want to be able to time manage well enough to do as many projects as Karla!! She makes LOVELY LOVELY things that I want to emulate! 

Please go let these ladies know how talented they are and consider following them as well. They ROCK!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Winner Chosen from 2/28 post!

I chose the winner using and here is the result:

So congrats to kbgirlygirl! Please email your mailing info to : and your prize pack which is the Cosmo Cricket Everlasting Mini kit that I put together... I can't wait to see what you do with it. Thanks so much for commenting. Hugs to you all. I got my ATC's finished for the swap this morning, just waiting on some stuff to dry as I'd like to get them along with my steampunk charms mailed out tomorrow (the charms are almost finished but I think I can finish them and get them mailed off by tomorrow. I hope you all have some creative and fun things to do this weekend. I want to get my swaps all finished up because I NEED to be creative right now...