Wednesday, July 29, 2009

CHA Orlando

Hi Bloggers:

Just a quick note from steamy Orlando, the site of this summer's Craft and Hobby Association trade show. I've taken some great classes from Tim Holtz, Mayrah Johnson and others and have loads of ideas for GREAT technique workshops bubbling in my head. The exhibitors have really done amazing jobs displaying sample projects and new ideas. The Tattered angels booth is gorgeous, and everything has a lovely glimmery sheen!

Ranger Ink has some really fun new products and I've already placed that HUMONGOUS order so be looking for fun new metal embellishment in fall classes. I've found a great new company, Buzz and Bloom, from Australia ( and will be ordering their fab laser cut chipboard today.

Here's a photo of one of Tim's sample projects will replicate in a class the suitcase handle atop the canvas, too cute! You'll be using words that mean something to you so put those thinking caps on!

I had dinner the other night with a friend from HIGH SCHOOL...can you believe that was 30 years ago. Thought you might like to see the snap of the two of us reminiscing and remembering pour horrid fashion faux pas thanks to Stan remembering to bring our Senior year word....YIKES!

Monday, July 20, 2009

10" x 10" Photo Album

This was a commission to welcome baby Mackenzie. I used Ten Seconds Studios "Kiss Me Pink" metal on the from and back covers. The ribbon is from May Arts. A bit of alcohol ink to color the letters and little daises and voila!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thank you for your support!

The weather was stunning, there were dogs all around and best of all you came out to visit, view the art and support the Cocheco Valley Humane Society! Tom took some photos while we were setting up, you can click on this link to see the display and get a look at the photo albums and bracelets that have been consuming my waking hours!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Just a reminder

Tomorrow is the "BIG DAY". My first art showing and sale......Loads of lovely stuff and a brand new line of bracelets never before shown...not even on the blog!

The pewter covered photo albums are to die for if I say so myself. And if you are a card sender you can certainly fulfill ALL your card needs for the next several decades. Stop by and say "hi"

WHAT: 4th Annual Summer Sun & Fun Craft Festival
WHEN: July 11,2009 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Calef's Field in Barrington, NH

To view a listing of the crafters that will be in attendance and to see what else is going on, click the link: It's for a great cause!
See you there!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Glimmer Mists : Tattered Angels

Extreme makeovers being all the rage.... Glimmer Mist has gotten a new look.
It is the same great product with a Fabulous NEW Look!
When you are at your local independent store, look for these new bottles...
There is almost nothing that can't be made better with a bit of glimmer!
For your chance to win a set of three colors, not yet released to the public, visit They will be giving away three sets of the BRAND NEW 2009 winter colors, yum!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Photo Albums

I've been busy creating photo albums for the July 11th event. This example is covered in copper (front and back) and then aged with patina. The inside covers have decorative paper so all edges are covered. The book rings make it easy to add pages if the 20 included aren't enough. This album has 5" x 7" pages. There is a larger size with 8 1/2" x 11" pages also.
Some have been covered with copper, some with aluminum and one magnificent example has pewter covers. All sorts of themes and price points. You'll be able to custom order an album in the size, theme and metal you desire.
I think these will make a swell gift or perfect coffee table conversation piece for your treasured photos.