Thursday, February 26, 2009


If you click on the image above it will take to a view of all the pages.

My friend Joanne Wardel sent me a blank matchbook book she had made to decorate. If you click on her name it will take you to her blog where she has a great tutorial on how to make them …she ingeniously hides the staples so be sure to check it out.

Anyway it is quite a bit bigger than a real matchbook. The pages were just the right height for the ATC size frames on my new collage sheet but it was too wide…. being the butcher that I am, I got out my xacto knife and cut it a little narrower. Thank goodness she had left the staples in from the edge just enough. I am still getting this ageing thing down so I tried a bit of everything …lol.

I started by stippling the entire thing, then I drizzled ink on it. It still did not look to old so I took the sandpaper to it and roughed it up with the edge of a serrated knife. Better but not quite so next I used some gray, brown and black chalk. Once I had that done I cut the little frames out and placed an acetate window in each. Then came the fun stuff, I added cut out collage images, stamped and embellished to my hearts content :))

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Theme Thursday ...Labels :)

When I saw the theme over at Theme Thursday this week, I was itching to play. Here is my entry.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

ATC’s 4 Trade :)

I was looking at my ATC book the other day with a friend and I realized that it has been way to long since I have made any ATC’s to trade. So tonight I was playing around ..inspired by another friends art and did these two little ATC’s. If you have an ATC you would like to trade for them…or any of the others on my “trading page" , just drop me an email :)

Eat Crow

Braunlick Bear

Monday, February 16, 2009

Timeless Words

I have been waiting to post this because it was a little thank you gift for a friend. There have been too many times, I have let a friends words of encouragement slip by without acknowledging the effect they had on my art and me. I wanted to make her a piece that represented her words of encouragement. Although I loved salvaged art, I was so intimidated by it. I doubt I would have started this new avenue in my art with out her. Anyway …the necklace has now arrived so I can share :)) I call it “Timeless Words” because the focal point of the necklace is the crinkled text that is sandwiched between two watch crystals and also the little bottle holds watch parts.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

PARTAY ...or er Party... Perfume Labe Bottle Light

Valentines Blog Party
...and have I got a romantic giveaway!

This is one of my perfume bottle night lights. There is even a switch on the cord that turns It off and on. …oh you say there are so many entries that you don’t think you have a chance to win it …. Well scroll down a bit and there is a free download of the perfume label I used and you can make your own! … Really … it is simple! I have the instructions in my online workshop so you will know just how to do it. There is also another free label to download there! Now if you want to be in on the drawing for this one…Just leave a comment and I will use the random number generator to choose the winning post :) Be sure to leave a contact email or you will be disqualified to win.
...and the winner is....Altered Route

 Feel free to pin the thumb above but please do not pin the actual download. I would like everyone to stop by here to download it so they don't miss all my other fun free downloads

 Now once I had my label printed I spruced it up a bit by daubing on some yellow ink and gold stamping. Then I edged it with a gold paint pen.

Be sure to click on the badge below to visit all the other participants of the Valentine Blog Party! There are lots of giveaways, free downloads and soooo much eye candy you will be just stuffed full!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

OWOH ... who won!!!!! Score Card Free Printable


The winner is
.··-.¸.-··. (`'·.¸(`'·.¸Her Art Nest¸.·'´)¸.·'´) .··-.¸.-··.
Now I did use the random number generator but the winning number is different from the post number because of some double posts. So rather than confuse people I am just posting the winners name :)
But today everyone is a winner!
In celebration of my sweet son Jeffrey’s birthday we always spend the day eating his favorite foods, playing his favorite games, going his favorite places, giving each other gifts and of course eating birthday cake :)

So as my gift to you all I am offering a free download. This is a scan of a vintage scorecard. It would be fun for your art but it would be fun to use too! Click of the picture for the full size, print two and sandwich a number wheel in between to keep score of how many hands you have won. Make one for each player and at the end of the night you will know who took the most hands :)

Feel free to pin the thumb above but please do not pin the actual download. I would like everyone to stop by here to download it so they don't miss all my other fun free downloads

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Fairies Travel Kit

I call this "A Fairies Travel Kit" because this little tin holds all her necessities. Her magical fairy dust and her magic wand. If she has those two items she can use them for anything else her little fair heart might need :)
Click on the picture for a better view

And the winner is Kimberly Johnson
Please use the email link below my picture to send me your shipping address.
Please use the email link to send me your shipping information

Tiny Crowns Tip :0

Did you notice how tiny the crown was on the little fairy sitting on top of that tin .... wonder where I got that tiny crown. Well pull down your Christmas decorations and check out the tops of them… yep tiny crowns. The itsy tiny bulbs have itsy tiny crowns but if you need some bigger ones check out the giant bulbs. This is wayyyy cheaper than buying those brass charm crowns and you can find a better variety too!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Let them eat cake :D

I could not sleep so what's a girl to do? ... MAKE CAKE :)) Not being a stingy type girl, I thought I would share :)) I admit it is not fancy … very quick and very easy but oh so yummy! It is called “Top of the morning” cake and is a recipe I found in one of my vintage cookbooks.

1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
2 eggs in a one cup measuring cup then fill to the one cup mark with milk

¼ cup butter
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Grease and flour a 8 x 8 glass pan. Mix the dry ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. Then put the two eggs into the measuring cup and fill to the one cup mark with milk. Combine with dry ingredients and poor into pre prepared glass pan. Put it into a 350 degree oven.
Then melt the butter. In a separate container mix the topping sugar and cinnamon. Once the cake starts to rise a little on the sides. Open the oven door and quickly drizzle the butter over the top and sprinkle with the sugar mixture. Continue baking until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean…. About 20 minutes. .

Sunday, February 1, 2009

One World ~ One Heart Giveaway!


The idea behind this event is for bloggers all over the world to connect with artists, share stories, creations and giveaways. Well you know how I love a giveaway :)) Just leave me a comment and you could be the winner of my tiny captured fairy in a bottle necklace. Be sure to leave your contact information for this one.

Then once you leave me a comment then click on the world badge above and go down the list of all the other participants

I will announce the winner of the little bottle fairy on Feb 12th a very special day for me as it is the birthday of my second born son who past away several years ago and I think this is a great way to honor his giving heart too!

I am trying to work my way down the caravan list. If you are also playing along leave your caravan post number so I can find your post
There is a free online workshop available for this project. Just click on the link on the right sidebar