Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I've got a few more flowers to add and this album is ready. I worked on it this weekend. I've been sick and it's been rainy so it was the perfect time to work at my art table and get this class sample done. I love doing books with Grace as my subject, she's just so fun to scrap! I can't believe this is Christmas week, wow it got here quickly! Have a great holiday and a happy New Year!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
We're getting ready for Christmas around the Super house. I've gotten as far as the dining room. Like my lil trees from Michaels? Got them on Black Friday. I bought "Wish" from Tinsel Trading in NY.
We're waiting on some butter to soften and then we're making Cherries Jubilee cookies. The picture looks great but they call for Chinese 5 spice seasoning...weird but ok. I stopped by the Asian market on my way home to pick some up. If they're wonderful I'll post the recipe in the next few days.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
This was my first ever acrylic book. I used the Prima Build A Book. It was so fun to make, tricky because you have to be mindful of what is seen on the back of each "page" but I love the look of all the different shapes together. There is a pic of the cover and one of the interior.
Have a great weekend, if you're local and free tomorrow come by and see me at My Daughters Wish for the Spooktacular Scraptacular.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
This is a picture of the travel album class I'll be teaching soon. "NY" won't be on the cover if you're taking the class, that will be blank for whatever you want to put there. The hub and I are going to NY in December sans kids and I'm SO looking forward to it!!! How cool am I? I have the album done before the trip?? All I need now are the pics.
I have to give a shout out to the ladies that took my class at Scrapbook Island last Saturday. What a great bunch of girls! It was alot of fun and it was my largest class to date. We actually only ran over by 15 minutes so you know they rocked it!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Here are a few sneak peeks of the class I'll be teaching at Scrapbook Island on September 13th. It's going to have a funky vintage vibe and the theme is "10 Things I Love Most About Me". I'm using vintage celluloid roses from 1940 and I tea stained some new lace to give it an aged look and feel. Come check it out if you're in the area!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
I had some time to think about what I wanted to put inside the old pocket watch I picked up at the Alameda Flea Market. I had to tamp down the urge to fill it full of stuff as is my way most of the time. I'm new to beading and it's fun and frustrating at the same time. I think the key is finding jump rings that you can open and close easily. Making the loops with the head pins is something you get the hang of at the tail end of the project! I was worried that the necklace would be too heavy to hang around your neck but it's not thankfully.
I ordered some Shiva paintstiks and they came yesterday. I'm so excited to begin working with them. They look like frosty ice cream to me.
I took my birthday, Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday off. It's been SO nice. My husband took the days off too and every morning we've shipped the kids off to their day cares/camps and done some things we don't normally get to do and caught up on some things we've been needing to do. Tonight we're taking the kids to the circus and today I'm off to have lunch at Left Bank with my friend Valerie at Santana Row. I'm looking forward to both!!
If you're local and free on Saturday come see me at MDW for the Little Black Dress Altered Book class.
Have a great weekend!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I went to the Alameda Pointe Flea Market today with my friend Valerie with the task of finding an antique dress form for my art area. I've been wanting one as an inspiration piece. To drape and pin ideas and unfinished projects to. I really wanted one with the caged bottom but didn't expect to find one in my price range. I was thrilled when two rows into the flea I found it!! I was so excited. I also found the old fittings chest of drawers. It was funny because I'd already bought something for odds and ends when I saw this one. I was so disappointed because I LOVED this one. Valerie talked me into going back to the people I bought it from to ask if they'd take it back. She said the worst they could do was say no. As it turns out they were very nice and gave me the money back so I bought the one I really wanted. It was thrilling to pick up both things in one day. I also got an old pocket watch that I'm going to make into a shadowbox necklace. If all goes well I might do a class in the upcoming months. The last photo is of an old Neiman Marcus trunk I got last month. I wanted a huge 5 on it and my name so my Dad added them for me. I slapped on some vintage stickers here and there and it's my new trunk show suitcase. I'm so happy with it. Last night I added about 6 classes to the MDW class calender. Check out my future hoopla!!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I'm so excited about the Fairy Charm class I'm going to be teaching next quarter. I finished the sample this week. My little model wouldn't cooperate so I didn't get a sweet smile like I'd hoped but I'm still really happy with the way it turned out.
I'm working on four different classes right now. They're all in different stages of completion. I get an idea for one and I switch gears. I'm having such a great time developing classes I think people will really enjoy and everyone that's been coming to my recent (and sold out!) classes has been so wonderful to work with.
P.S. That's not my hairy hand in the pictures in case you were wondering!!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I bought a bunch of the Melissa Frances resin appliques for a class I'll be teaching next month. I had some oil pastels out at a crop I was at on Saturday night and thought it might be fun to color them instead of using them in the white color they came in. Um, yeah? I like them plain but scribbling some color on and then blending them with a little water on a paint brush changed them from like to love!!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Sunday Valerie picked me up at 6am and we were off for our monthly field trip to Alameda Pointe Flea Market. I got a bunch of things, some personal and some for future classes. One of my personal splurges was a big linen down filled bolster pillow for my bed. Old linen, it's my new love.
I've got great things cookin for upcoming classes. I need to get to work on putting them together.
Cross your fingers for me, I finally took the plunge and sent a piece of my work to Somerset. I hope they like it!!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I can't wait to get started on a new class I'm developing called "Story of A Girl". These vintage inspired products are gorgeous! I'm going to see about having it added to the July calender at My Daughter's Wish. I recently scanned in pictures of myself as a baby and little girl and decided to create my own baby album as a keepsake for myself. Kind of like my life in reverse. If you're free Saturday I have some open seats for the vintage dress form class. It's going to be a fun one, sign up if you're free!!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Tonight I decided on the ATC I'll be doing at MDW on National Scrapbook weekend. I wanted to use a china doll somehow and this is what I came up with. Really simple. I couldn't find a china doll image I liked so I took a picture of one of my actual Charlottes, reduced it and cut it out. I'm thinking of taking this image and going further with it for one of the canvases for my canvas collage class.
If you're attending NSD at MDW stop by my table and make a card and say hi!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I'm so excited! I have a bunch of classes coming up at My Daughter's Wish in Pleasant Hill. Among them is the vintage dress form class that I've been wanting to teach for some time. As you can see from the picture I've barely gotten started on it. Also coming up this quarter is a canvas collage class where we'll work on three 4x4 collages (one of which will be mermaid inspired), an album titled "Those That I Love" and an ATC class that I will be teaching with the talented Valerie Myers. I will also be teaching the abbreviated version of my canvas collage class during National Scrapbook Day on Saturday night where we'll be collaging one canvas.
I've been in the process of finding and gathering enough of an illustrated childrens poetry book to teach another altered book class in the fall. The book was published in 1963 and it's pretty and inspiring. Keep an eye out for this one later in the year, it's going to be a great keepsake for the special child or children in your life. Best of all - it's purple!
Thanks for reading, have a great week!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
I had to blog this pic I took of Grace tonight. She never misses an opportunity to rip off one of my lipsticks when she has the chance. She will NOT hand it over no matter how many times I ask her to, and in the end she ends up throwing it instead as if to say "if I can't have it neither can you". It's hard to look at that face and not laugh. Have a great week!!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Here is a sneak peek at the Beach Memories book I'll be teaching at My Daughter's Wish on March 22nd. The front has a gigantic authentic starfish that's been given a HEAVY dose of glitter. It was fun to make and I can't wait for this rain to stop so we can head to the beach for some fun and photos to go in it.
I'm working on my projects for next quarter that will hopefully include a mermaid collage, a dressform with a collage inside of the hollowed out torso and possibly a mixed media found objects shrine. I went to a flea market with the fam this past Saturday and we found LOTS of great finds that could inspire future classes so check back. Have a great week!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Here is a sneak peek of the class I'll be teaching at My Daughter's Wish on March 1st. You can't see it from the picture but the back cover is the male sign upside down. The book is half "she said" then you flip it over to view it as "he said". I chose lots of yummy paper and goodies for the inside and lots of journalling spots. I'm going to finish it up and have it at the store this Thursday. If you're in the area and you're free Thursday don't miss the ATC and grand opening night at MDW. It's going to be alot of fun! Hope to see you there!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Emraldia Wishwater is off to bed, have a great weekend!!