Sunday, November 4, 2012

Handmade Steampunk Hat

My handmade Steampunk hat made with Paper, Fusible webbing, lace, trim, flowers, feathers,  self adhesive cover wraps and black gesso. Goggles were made using lids to my tiny storage containers and trim.

We R Memory Keepers Black Widow!

Fotobella design team projects. I love Halloween, and was excited to play with all the wonderful papers and goodies in this collection. 

My daughter in Steampunk.

My son as Dracula.

Myself in Steampunk :)

My nephew as a Monkey.

Halloween Tag/Invitation

Party Invitation to find instructions on how I put this together follow the link
A centerpiece filled with goodies .
Halloween Invitation.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Comic Book Flats

On a recent trip to my local Thrift Store, (GONE PICKIN!) I found these awesome comic books, and had to put them to good use. I took these plain flats, and covered them in Mod Podge; images from the comics and sealer. Make sure to also cover them with a couple of coats of water based sealant, and about a week to dry. My daughter loves them!!!

Hello Sunshine - I Want It All! Full Collection Bundle DT Projects!

 12x12 Layout using a picture of my daughter.

A tag that will be added to a mini album.

Another tag :)

12x12 Layout using a picture of my son. This was his first Halloween, and I had so much fun making his costume that year. My baby looked incredibly cute! 

Bracelet using paper, rhinestones, and jewels from the collection!

I decided to alter this wooden dress form. Hope the person, I am gifting it to loves it as well!

Three altered canvas using everything from this awesome collection. I used pictures of my beautiful daughter Emily!

Hello Sunshine Card!
 To find instructions on how I put this card together visit 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Red White and Blue We R Memory Keepers DT Project

 Altered cigar box for a friend, who is in the Marines. This is a great way to display and treasure his pictures and medals.

This is a fun tag/ invitation, for a Fourth of July Barbecue.

What a perfect way to say Thank you,  for attending  your awesome Celebration! 

12x12 layout of my nephew.  

I love this layout very much! It represents the feelings of a woman, when she misses her military man! 

My friend Juan, I have to admit he is a very handsome Marine!!!
 Welcome home card, to view instructions how I put this card together visit: 
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Fourth of July is my daughters favorite holiday, so we  filled them with goodies, for all her friends. These treat boxes make awesome gifts, and can also be used as party favors.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Design Team Projects using Plumeria I want it all! Collection bundle Basic Grey

I enjoyed this collection, it's loaded with lots of goodies! To pick up this collection you can head over to Fotobella
12x12 Layout

Altered wood box. Inked sides of  box using Sweetheart Inker-Brown by, We R Memory Keepers

12x12 Layout

5x7 Card
Field of Flowers
Supplies needed: Plumeria – I want it All! Full Collection Bundle
1.     Start by taking two sheets “Floweret” and “Budding Lavendar. Use “Floweret” as the base.
2.     Take “Budding Lavendar side B” and fussy cut some of the beautiful flower patterns, now place on base at the bottom to form a field of flowers.
3.     Take one of the layered trims (one with orange buttons) and place across the top of base.
4.     Take one of the transparencies (Wonderful Day) and place on upper right hand corner right under the layered trim.
5.     Using a flower punch, punch out three flowers using “Budding Lavendar side A” on one flower place an accordion sticker on top the other two place stickers and brads.
6.     Add a sticker for a stem and a chipboard sticker leaf to the large Accordion Sticker to form a flower.
7.     Place all four flowers at the bottom add picture to sit above the large flower.
8.     Decorate with butterfly stickers, brads, and sticker leafs randomly around the page.   
Tip: To make butterfly stickers look more dimensional only add glue right in the middle and lift wings.  

It's a Secret (6x6 layout using Prima Fairy Belle Collection)

I used a transfer technique on this tile using a picture of my daughter. I used molding paste, homemade spray ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen Stencils (Garden),  Prima flowers, vintage trim, pearl trim, Rhinestones, and paint. You can view her Goth picture on my makeup blog

Altered Shelf using Prima Fairy Belle Collection

 Altered wood shelf, and shot glasses using paint, flowers, trim, and the Fairy Belle Collection by, Prima
This will be placed in my bathroom and will hold my makeup, perfume, and makeup brushes.

Faith (12x12 layout using Prima Fairy Belle Collection)

Sadness creeps up, and starts through a peep hole. Crawls its way down and makes you collapse. Then one day faith opens your eyes and you finally see a beautiful world above. Nina C.

I used Prima Fairy Belle Papers and flowers. I covered the vase with resin and sprinkled diamond dust and glitter. I love this layout and am totally in love with this collection. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It felt like my arm had been torn off....12x12 Layout using The Prima Meadow Lark Collection

 I am a Mixed Media Artist, and consider my style Avant Garde, moving, expressive and evocative. I always create based on how I felt at some point in my life. This is why I started crafting, I found a way to express myself through my art.

It felt like,my arm had been torn off. It felt like, I suddenly had no legs to walk.  I felt awkward. This is how I felt after, 13 years of marriage fell apart, and he left me.  I am not ashamed to admit how I felt. It was a hard thing to accept, and I still struggle accepting that my family fell apart, and that my kids, don’t have both of us under the same roof. It took me a long time to accept things, but I never lost hope. I finally met unconditional love. This is when I realized life is not perfect it was never meant to be. I learned to love and appreciate the world around me. I felt a sense of relief and freedom.

This picture is of my beautiful daughter when I did her makeup as the Black Swan. I love this picture, because I wanted her to give me sadness, and she did a great job! This picture was taken last year in February and still remains one of my favorites. It makes me feel darkness when I look at it. I used the beautiful papers from The Meadow Lark Collection by prima which I absolutely love! I also added my  handmade spray and Prima flowers. I used some prima stamps to add the journaling part.