Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas cards are in the mail!!  I'm so happy!!  For the first time in a long time, I got my holiday cards done and in the mail early.  Yay!!  Here is just a quick peek at how they turned out.  I have to admit, I had so much fun!!  I'm not usually a card maker, but these cards were so quick and easy to do.   I think I'm  definitely going to make homemade cards again next year.  Now I'm off to bake cookies!!  YUM...Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Getting ready for my first craft fair...

I know it's been forever since my last blog entry.  Unfortunately life with 3 very busy kids,hubby and now 2 cats just kind of put my blog on the back burner for awhile.  But I'm back in the swing of all things crafty and hoping to keep posting more often.
Big News!!!!!
I've decided to do a craft fair.  Scary!!!  Thanks to a lot of support (and I mean A LOT of support and encouragement) from my family and friends, I've sent in the application and I'm getting ready for my first show.  It's a month away from tomorrow and I've been crazy busy working on all sorts of projects.  Lots of altered fun!!  Tags, books, journals and my new favorite project...altered boxes.  Love it!!  So much fun.  I'm gonna try and post some pictures of my projects over the next few days.  Here are a few photos of two of my altered boxes using the Graphic 45 paper "Ladies Diary" and "Cirque".  I really loved playing with both of these paper collections.   To go along with the "Ladies Diary" altered box, I also made a sweet little mini book.  Just something simple to tuck into the box.   Enjoy!!:)


Monday, June 27, 2011

Fire/Water concert..

I am having a wonderful time time enjoying Holly's adventure in the Columbus Children's Choir.  We just returned from a performance along the river bank in downtown Columbus.  She sang with her choir at the Columbus Fire/Water exhibition.  Totally cool!!  I had never been to the Fire/Water exhibition before and it was really a great time!! As usual, the choir was amazing!!  Now, we get a small break before the new choir season begins in August!!  Yay!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

junque journals..part 2

Today I'm excited to finally get to show you the incredible junque journal that was made for me by my friend Diana over at  This is an amazing, amazing book.  If you don't believe me, just take a look at the cover!!  Love it!!  So much detail!!  Each page is SO COOL!!   I really can't say enough about this journal, except for a big big "Thank You"!!  I love the book and I'm really looking forward to all the fun I will have playing with each page!  YAY!!  Below are my photos of the book.  What you don't know though, is that along with the journal, Diana also sent me a RAK of totally cool charms, ribbons, and a ton of tags that she made with some really fantastic stamps!!  Love them all!!
Thank you again Diana!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Junque journals!!

In my last post, I mentioned that I had exchanged a junque journal with my friend Diana over at  The book I got back from Diana was amazing!!  More on that later, however, because today I'm gonna show you the book I made for her.  This was my first ever junque journal.  The idea was to create a book that she could just play along with and enjoy.  No rules.  She can alter, rip, paint, take apart, whatever.  I used a lot of scraps and stamps in this book,  and I tried some new techniques as well.  Photo transfering was so cool!!   It worked!!  I am definately going to play with that idea again.  I also used my stencils and paints and inks and oh whatever I could find.  I added vintage pieces, old book pages, handmade paper, metal, postcards, etc.. I love the book.  I think it turned out more "art journal" than "junque journal", but thats where the process took me with this project.  Tomorrow I will have pictures of the incredible junque journal that was made for me.  Awesome!! I can not say enough about how amazing was the journal that I received.  Enjoy..