Monday, May 27, 2013


Here is another layout that I did a while ago. I used a couple of the Tim Holtz dies and one of his small embossing folder with the gears. I used his "moments" word die in the picture, and I really liked how it turned out. I distressed the gears, added a couple of tags and made a ticket strip across the bottom. I also used some distressed tinted tape by Vintage Street Market.  Below is a close up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

London pages

Today I'm posting a 2 page layout that I made a while ago. It was inspired by many of the Tim Holtz Sizzix dies. You can see that I used the gears, the weathered clock, and the old jalopy. I also used his word die, "dream", cut into the photo.

This shot of the tag shows the use of one of the small embossing folder, very cool look! I also love the distressed tinted tape by Vintage Street Market. Shout out to my friends, Allison and Michelle, owners and creators of Vintage Street Market!

I'm winding down the last two weeks of school, crazy busy right now! Graduation this weekend, finals next week, then summer!! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Class time!

We had a great bunch of girls today in my Olde Curiosity Shoppe album class. We worked for 4 hours last night, and all day today! I think everyone had a great time and left with a fabulous mini album. It's always a long exhausting day, but I always enjoy it so much. The ladies are great and so appreciative of everything, even when we have to work at a fast pace so we can finish the book!
Here's Linda, Bobbi, and MaryAnn. 

Here's Deb, Sharon, Ranae, and Stacy. 

There's Ranae, the fabulous owner of Scrap 2 It! 

Here's Diane and Rebecca having fun doing some fussy cutting! 

And Deb is all smiles! Thanks to all these wonderful ladies for a fantastic class!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Roses dress form

Hi bloggers! Here is a dress form that I altered. I had so much fun with this! I have been wanting to alter one for a long time now, so I picked up one of the paper mache dress forms from Michaels. First I painted it with black gesso. After it dried, I put on a layer of crackle medium and let it dry. I then painted it with acrylic paint, this was vintage white. It's amazing how quickly the crackle begins to appear. From there, it was fun deciding what to embellish her with. I fussy cut some roses out of some Colorbok paper and placed them on with multi matte adhesive. I wanted a vintage theme with this dress form, so I found some laces and roses that I thought looked good. I also found a vintage looking wooden clock. I used canvas for her wings and cut them out of the Tim Holtz wing die. I layered them together and attached them to her back. I found a locket in my stack and wanted to include that too, so I used some chain and decided I liked the extra chain wrapped around her for added interest. I had a drawer knob that I found in the Michaels bins and placed that at the top. I used a candle stick holder ($1.00 from the dollar store) as the base and dressed that up a bit with lace and flowers. I was really pleased with the end result! Here are a few close up photos.

In this photo you can also see that I used a Tim Holtz trinket pin with a couple of his tassels and a bead jewel. I love the motion it provides. Hope you like it! And thanks for stopping by! As always, I enjoy your comments!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Olde Curiosity Shoppe mini album

Here's my mini album made with Graphic 45 papers, Olde Curiosity Shoppe. I made this mini with black paper bags from Michael's, the Celebrate It bags. I had a lot of fun with this album, the papers are fabulous with lots of opportunities to cut out great things to add dimension to the album. For the cover, I used the apothecary cabinet and fussy cut out several of the bottles. I covered them with glossy accents, then popped them up for dimension. I used this same technique throughout the book, using a lot of glossy accents.

This is a close up, hopefully you can see some of the details. The book is filled with tags and lots of pockets. There are a many places for photos and journaling.

I teach this mini album at Scrap 2 It on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sweet sisters

Today we got a snow day. Yep, May 1st, and we have 12 inches of snow on the ground. So I spent time on this layout. I used some beautiful vintage floral papers by Colorbok, and chose this sweet picture of my Mom and her sister. I'm not sure of the year, but I think it was around 1941. I wanted to keep the layout rather simple because I thought the paper and the picture went so well together. I distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap. I fussy cut several flower clusters and tucked them throughout. The Sweet banner was part of the collection. I used Tim Holtz alpha letters to spell sisters. I colored the letters with Walnut Stain and Antiqued Bronze distress paints. I also cut out the weathered clock from chipboard and distressed with ink. I used the doily to add to the vintage look of the layout. Added a couple of roses and beads sprays and a fabric flower from my stash, and finished it off with some seam binding and a ribbon label.

I like the simplicity of this layout, using a picture I have loved for so many years! Thanks for stopping by!