Wednesday, December 09, 2009
This store rocks. They really know how to pick products and are the best merchandisers I've ever seen. You can spend hours in their store and not see everything. If you've never been there, I encourage you to visit. There are things in every price range and I'm sure there is something you just have to have! I am very fortunate to have my jewelry in this store and my trunkshow last Saturday went well. I'm hoping they want me to do another one in the spring. (PS: they don't just carry handbags...they have things for everyone in the family and some of the coolest little stocking stuffer ideas I've ever seen)
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I was inspired to make this necklace after seeing a DIY necklace with ribbon and washers on Urban Outfitter's web-site. I glued the paper to ordinary washers from the hardware store and a wooden domino. I used instructions I found on-line to learn how to thread the ribbon correctly. The pendant is made from the wooden domino, I threw that in to be different. I coated all pieces with clear embossing powder.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
You know how it is when you get hooked on a company? Well, I am totally hooked on Graphic 45 paper. Most of the time, I buy it for the reverse side that is just a repeated pattern, but sometimes the large collage imagery catches my attention. I just loved this Fashionista paper and think it will be good for easy, quick gifts. This is a frame I bought at Michael's for $1. The button is vintage.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
My photo taking skills aren't up to par yet, but here is my attempt at altering a composition book. The black binding actually has texture from the Cuttlebug textile folder. The clips were fun to make. I punched 6 circles out of paper I stamped. Aged the edges with sepia ink, then embossed them. I sandwiched the clips between 2 circles (used hot glue to attach), then added the black rhinestone.
Monday, August 10, 2009
I made this last week. I was in the mood for old/vintage/etc. Most of the images are Oxford Impressions. (One Tim Holtz thrown in for good measure.) To make the silver button, I put a piece of plumbers tape (looks like silver metal) on top of a piece of c/s. Then I used a Sizzix button die cut with my Cuttlebug. I hammered it with Tim's distressing hammer and rubbed a little brown Staz On on the high spots...it ended up looking just like hammered metal!