Friday, December 3, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

thanksgiving extravaganza

monmouth antiuqe shoppes will be having a thanksgiving extravaganza starting friday 11/26 through sunday 11/28.  discounts will be up to 40% - in my shoppe it will be 25%. see anything you like?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

fi fo faux

i was at an estate sale on saturday and found some highly patterned paper, and i had this box, and copper paint, and an old (1890s) encyclopedia with very thin paper not usually good for most things and thought this would be a cool faux antique box.  i love the way it turned out.   i started out with the top.  fabulous.  then i distressed the hell out of the box - screwdriver, white paint, texture crackle, sandpaper (lots), distress ink in burlap and old paper.  then i glued paper on the inside and added somemore burlap distress ink on the edges.  i also did a faux mercury glass on some glass knobs and added them as well.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

monmouth antique shoppes

If you're ever in or around Red Bank NJ, please stop by a wonderful group of shoppes inside an antique building... even the floors creak!  I've been collecting for the last few years and was offered an opportunity to open a shoppe of my own.  I really thought I had lots of stuff, but now I'm really questioning why I bought some of the things I did!  I think it will be an excellent opportunity to learn about antiques and vintage (which I love), so it is deffinately a win - win.  I just opened last week and I have made some sales.  Now to replenish!  I will also need to work 1 day a week (Sunday will be the day) so it should be fun!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

life is but a dream

un-fashion post card swap at swap-bot.  all from anthropologie catalog.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

it's been exactly one year since my boy jake died. 
i miss him so very much.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

handmade stamp postcard swap

this is for a swap for handmade stamp(s) on a postcard.  all are made from sheet foam.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

on a roll

i bought a pad of 6x6 bristol card stock,
and i've been doing little collages.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

new postcards

this is one of 8 postcards that are ready to mail. 
to see the rest, click on the photo and it will take you to
my flickr.  the background is the original of 
one of my freebie backgrounds and you are more
than welcome to download/use them!


Monday, September 20, 2010

paper wreath ala susi

seems as though everyone has been making these paper i figure, why not... i got a lot of books that i bought when i first started buying old books.  not good for much but great for a wreath!  a lot of the wreaths i saw had used a straw wreath for a base.  i didn't have one of them but i have a lot of cardboard, so i used two plates (outer circle/inner circle) cut them out, started rolling my paper (used a glue dot on each one to hold the roll), then stapled each one to the ring.  being this was my first, it's a little uneven on thickness.  if i were to make another, i would definately space them out but put more layers.  for the inside of the circle, i stapled on the back, and used another glue dot to attach it to the one it's in front of.  i cut another small rectangle and stapled to the back top, folded a piece over and used my crop-a-dile to put a hanging hole.  put that on the screw on the door and voila! a paper wreath.  easy peasy.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What an honor and a pleasure

My friend Marsha from Tumblefish Studios is celebrating her 2 year blogaversary and is having a week full of giveaways!  As a matter of fact - one of her giveaways is from me!  If you leave her a comment, she will be picking names on Saturday September 18 - so don't dilly - dally... run over to get your name in - she's got lots of cool things to give away!

(a freebie from her blog)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

new chunky journal pages

for my art group we are working on chunky journal pages
made from envelopes (cut in half) and in the open
end tags will go.  We do 6 - get 6 back, 
Sun Fun's back is not done yet. 
It has been fun so far... the tags are next!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Something I made...

I was checking out my blog read, and on
GMS Lisa mentioned this site,
web site.  So I played and played and this is what I came up with. 
Got some time?  Play!
fun - huh?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


kim klassen freebie background and my heart.

vintage postcard

this was for a swap at swap-bot.

Monday, August 16, 2010

works in progress

signed up for a dina wakley class - grafitti of my life - and love it!  These are the covers.  This first one is called A to Z and if you would like to see more click here for my flickr

This one is called square peg in a round hole.  And if you click here you can see more.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Etsy shop full of goodies!

Just listed - lots of new cosmetic bags
(or whatever you want to use them for) -
professionally printed and sewed
- from my original collages and photographs
- so cool - large size 5"x8" - free ship!

Monday, August 9, 2010

busy weekend

i was on a journal roll.  these have been listed on my etsy.

this one has collage/handpainted papers.  want to take a look?  click here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

new online class

I came accross this online class from
Patty Van Dorin - Tuscan Rose
Its called Wall Calendar Journal and its fabulous! 
Highly recommend it.
The first one I had bought a calendar at a garage sale but it was really thick. 
I love the way it turned out, but I made sure I picked something a little more flexible for my next one. 
I'm working on my third.  To see all the pages, please check out my flickr.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I saw on 2 dresses where she had gotten a milk image  from a kit called "stark" from hollywood studios.  It took me a while to find it but I did here.  The first one is as they were.  The second one is tweaked.  
What do you think? 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

new pages

Here are my latest 5'x7' pages.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


sometimes I wish I could...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

new journal

these are all from a new board book I made.  first I primed and painted all the pages, then worked on each spread.  very happy with how it turned out.  I may list on etsy once I figure out what to do with the cover.  The size is 5"x11.5" and is 5/8" thick.  I didn't scan the last spread or cover, but will will I am done. 
What do you think?