Sunday, July 27, 2008

Yeah! I'm a Primadonna!

SO...I made the book below to send to Prima in hopes of being selected to be one of their Primadonnas. I have heard back from them and they have welcomed me to the team!! Anyone who knows me knows that I love their paper, flowers, bling...I'm really excited to schedule my first "official" class. I've been teaching classes for awhile now with their products, it seems like everything I do has some of their Iron Orchid Design papers in it or on it!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Prima Album

Here are pictures of an album I made with mainly Prima products. I went crazy with the flowers and I love it!

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Pocket Watch Collaged Necklace Class

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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

Isn't She Beautiful?!

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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!!