Sunday, October 21, 2012


Hi scrappers. I am the guest designer at ScrapbooksPlus for the month of October. Here is the project I did.

My second favorite holiday is Halloween & every year I dress up for the big night. This was a photo taken about 6 Halloween's ago- Time flies! I covered a 12x12 paper (great way to get rid of old paper you don't like) with pieces of various papers. I gave it a wash of gesso to help all the papers blend & tone it down a bit. I stamped randomly and with great enthusiasm. Next the photo was double matted & the edges distressed.  A few stickers here & there & voila done!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


You know when you have a project that nags at you & stares at you & taunts you but you just can't seem to get it done? I have been working on thinking about procrastinating on making a cover for one of my finished art journals. I like to do the cover last for a number of reasons- mainly practical as it is hard to work on a book with a tarted up cover. Also it is kind of an exciting reward and a great way to finish the book. I speak like I know what I am talking about but in truth I think this is the first book that is entirely finished that has a cover which can be altered. One day a few weeks ago I just grabbed it & knocked it out. I am so excited by this cover I can hardly stand it. For one thing I made it all from my stash. 

Those special valuables that I can't seem to put on a project because the project isn't special enough. You probably don't have that problem but I hoard these items for the Apocalypse and lets face it I will be too busy surviving to scrap...hello. Never the less these special items get pulled out & put back because the project is not worthy. Not today! I used some. It really is the simple things in life because I get so happy every time I look at the cover- mainly because it is a finished project done entirely for me. Not a class or the family or designing just mine-yay! Love it love it! I hope you do too!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fund Raising Fun

Last Saturday I participated in a great event for a fantastic cause. My friend Suzie Bentz over at My Time To Play had a crop-fundraiser to benefit juvenile diabetes. Her son has the disease and it is a daily struggle for the family so of course I wanted to participate. First of all it was the best crop EVER! We had a ton of fun-everyone played nice and we all cropped away. There were hourly door prizes ( I won a Cricut cartridge!) and of course the grand price of a Spellbinders Grand Calibur package worth over $300. There were also make'n takes from various teacher/friends and this is the one I did- a mini canvas. I helped some non-inky folks get very inky & they had fun in the process- that is my role in life to bring people to the ink!!! It was a fun fun day & almost $1500 was raised to help find a cure.


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