Thursday, February 26, 2009

Collage of Pretties

Over the months I have acquired quite a bit of tiny ephemera so I thought it was time to collage some of it together. I recently purchased some 1x1 inch wooden squares. I covered them with Claudine Helmuths Studio Sticky Back Canvas to make inchie canvases. I bought this inexpensive frame at Target because I loved the color. It's a fun little mish mash of stuff, everything from tags, an old celluloid rose to an old mens hair pommade tube.

If you're in the San Jose area come see me at Scrapbook Island for my mini travel album, it's very compact but there's room for tons of pics!

Friday, February 20, 2009

A New Project & A Dodge Ball Game

I spent a lot of time on this small personal project this week. It started out as an old doll dresser that was missing the drawers. I bought it at the Goodwill bins in Portland, a place they send any junk that isn't suitable for resale at the store. I turned it on it's side and sanded it down and created this little keepsake for myself using pictures of my grandma and grandpa. There are a few things tucked into the compartments that symbolize our family and what they meant to me. It's actually quite small, only about 4x8 inches long.

So on to Dodge Ball...tonight I went to my nephew Richard's Dodge Ball tournament at his high school, formerly my high school 20 years ago when I was is age. It was so exciting! The spirit and the youth surrounding me was a sight to behold. I sat there enjoying the game, cheering when he pegged somebody's feet and they were throw out - and then it hit Dodge Ball game days are over. I mean, I never played the game after elementary school but as a tear snuck out the corner of my right eye I realized that I spent way too much of my high school years NOT enjoying high school. I worked at a Doctors office all through school, I had a boyfriend that had already graduated, basically I rushed myself into adulthood without realizing it. I was sad that I never took the time to be silly. To wear cute little shorts and indulge in a quirky and fun "sport" like the kids tonight. You can only look forward in life and you should regret little. If you're biggest regret is that you weren't the Dodge Ball hottie of your high school I guess you're doing ok :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines Day Blog Party - Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day to you all! I'm so happy to be a part of the Flatwoods Folk Art blog party. Please scroll down and take a look at two Valentines Day projects I created as well as a bunch of other pretty stuff. Have a wonderful day with your loved ones!!


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Que Sera Sera

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I couldn't wait to get my hands on some of this new paper goodness from K & Company. I love everything about it. This is the first of many projects I'll probably end up making with this line. The mini book is really fun and I made a tiny book for class attendees to give to a friend too. I've been so busy with projects for upcoming classes I'm sad to say I had to tank my idea of 52 weeks of art. I'm not one to regret much so I'm over it. It was a nice idea but sometimes you have to simplify you know? It's been a while since my last post and I have to say, I tend to drag my feet when I don't have a picture to post. I'll be posting more work soon along with some details on A Tarte Affaire that's happening in July. We're going to be finalizing the instructors this month so check back for info on how to reserve your spot. Have a great week!

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