Hope you had a very Blessed Holiday Season & wishing you
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Hope you had a very Blessed Holiday Season & wishing you
Friday, December 19, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
their books too.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I had the opportunity to go see an OSU game last year, but my husband has not. It is quite exciting to see & I know he will really enjoy it.
Early Game Day we will try to get into the skull session to hear the OSU band. After that we will go to the stadium and check out everything, get pictures with Brutus and checkout the tailgating parties!
When it is close to game time my sister & I will head back to her house with the kids to watch the game by the nice warm fire & no lines for the bathroom!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
He built a special board so they are off the ground and quick to dry. I get my hubby to seal them because he is much better with the can of spray sealer than I am and he understands what I want!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
challenge and ever clover patch I came upon I would scan in detail for four leaf clovers. Soon I was finding them left & right! Everywhere I looked seemed to be a 4 leaf clover and sometimes
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
- push pins (great for poking a hole to put in brads)
- sandpaper ( great for smoothing some rough edges off the paper & distressing
- hot pad from my kitchen (it's made of cork so great when I need to push an awl through things and not poke me by mistake!)
- make up sponges (even my books get a beauty treatment when I use these to paint!)
- q tips (sometimes I need a little paint touch up or when I distress papers)
- baby wipes ( my books get cleaned up after the sandpaper or inking! me too sometimes!!
- my sewing machine ( I like sewing papers together to make pockets or sometimes instead of glue to hold things together)
- toothbrush (my tools are sounding more like my things primp in the mirror alot!! The toothbrush I use to make splatter spots to distress or age the paper or book)
- A piece of crepe rubber (like on the bottom of shoes, this is my magic eraser for glue smudges, rub it on the spot and it erases the glue off without messing up my paper!)
So there are my 'tools' of the trade, I like being able to find different uses for everyday things!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
she had of the couple and I inserted that in the inside front cover with two horseshoes intertwined. I made it so the couple could change the picture out later with one from their wedding day if they wanted. On the first page of the book I took the announcement part of their invitation and accented it with a little twine bow with beige card stock underneath.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I am busy finishing the recipe journals today. My desk top almost looks like a battlefield with the victims scattered about! The tabs for the journals are lined up like little
soldiers waiting their turn to be added. There is a little more to creating the tabs than punching
them out, well for me, that is the beginning. I cut the tabs then fold them into shape. Next I use ink to outline the edges to give it an aged look. I love inking the edges of my paper, it gives it a more finished look & takes away the white edge you get when you cut paper. Sometimes I stipple the paper to age it a bit more, you take a brush (I like to use fat paint brushes with stiff bristles) and tap the end in ink. Then pounce the paint brush randomly around on your paper. Brown and black inks give it an aged look, white ink softens the look. I like using white on dark blue paper to give the look of aged denim. It is a few extra steps, but it adds a little something to your project!
Monday, July 14, 2008
The past few weeks I have been busy creating guest books! This one is for Michele from Calicodaisy. She has an Open House coming up this week in Lexington, SC and I am sure
she would love for you to come and see all the beautiful items she makes. Michele was wonderful to work with on this custom order! She knew exactly what she wanted & I had lots of
After creating Michele's book, I knew I wanted something special to lay on the table at
the craft fairs for my visitors to sign. I ran across some cute ladybug paper while at the
paper store the other day & knew exactly what to do with it! I love it when inspiration
hits, it seems to make the project go so fast & everything falls into place! On the inside
cover I wanted a spot to put business cards, so I sewed a little pocket with paper. I just love pockets!! A ladybug paper cutout adorns the pocket.
On the front I used my logo printed on a matching yellow card stock and accented
the side with a silver buckle on black velvet ribbon. I am a fan of charms and tucked
a little heart that reads, 'made with love' on the buckle. The edges of my book are
painted red and I stippled them just a bit with black ink! I can't wait to use my new book!
If you are in the Burnsville, NC area August 1-2, I would love for you to stop by & sign my
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I have of course been planning what are we going to do for 4 hours til the Dr's appointment.
I have decided we will go on a very early morning walk all over the neighborhood, exploring every street, maybe I will have him count steps! Now my youngest wants me to wake him up also so he can go too! He is not a morning person, so I think he will change his mind once 4 am comes! We'll see... After our long walk, we will fix breakfast of eggs, sausage & toast. He can't have anything sugary so that rules out pancakes with syrup, toaster strudels and most of the cereals. He of course is excited about the breakfast, all his favorites & my hubby (for the first time in our 17 year marriage) me fixing him breakfast before work, a luxury he only gets on weekends! After breakfast, I figure some time in the shower will hopefully continue to keep him awake before we head off to the Dr.
After the tests are over, we both are planning nap time!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
broke out with chicken pox!! Yep he has been vaccinated, but didn't stop those pox! We were still able to spend time at the beach, kayak in the marsh behind the the house & fish.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I have an upcoming craft fair in August (the Mt Mitchell Craft Fair) in Burnsville, NC so will have time to make plenty of goodies for that show and also work on building up more books for an October show I am hoping to hear from!
I have just joined up with other Etsy artists from South Carolina and we are getting a street team together so this time will be great to meet up with new friends to promote our work.
Look for more info about our SC team at: http://scstreetteam.blogspot.com/ or see our work at our flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/769694@N21/.
Have a great summer!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
After a nice break over the holidays I am ready to get back to making new items! I am doing a new supply shopping trip in the next two weeks, my youngest son will be joining me for this trip so he can fly on a plane for the first time, well first time that he remembers!