• Decor,  Wall Art

    It’s clearly a cover-up …

    I’ve spent the better part of the day playing with rubber stamps, inks, paints and Globecraft Memories to create this cute little piece of wall art. Globecraft Memories makes these great bubbles and frames that protect dimensional memorabilia but I created dimensional art to display in mine. Here’s how: Supplies: Globecraft Memories globeframe, Ranger Paint Dabbers in Aqua, Butterscotch, Espresso, Willow and Gold; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso, Inkessentials Glue N’…

  • Fabric Crafts,  Mini Books

    Stitching a Sentimental Journey …

    For some time I’ve wanted to try my hand at a fabric book. Wasn’t sure how I would go about it so I visited Monarch Quilts in Genoa and Jane gave me some pointers on how I could age fabric and print photos for the book as well. I bought my supplies and took it all home to play. Well, long story short – nearly three months later the book…

  • Mini Books,  Ramblings

    Art Glitter Design Team 2012 Audition …

    My goal this year is to work at my business. I call myself a mixed-media instructor because I find myself working with such a variety of materials anymore that I cannot, in all honesty, call myself a scrapbook instructor anymore, especially since I tend to teach mostly mini book projects. In order to work at my business my projects really need to get noticed and applying for positions on a…

  • Mini Books,  Ramblings

    Delving into submissions …

    It’s something I thought I would never get around to doing but I went and did it recently – I submitted for design teams. Oh, not a lot; just a few. I checked out http://designteamcalls.com and a couple of companies caught my eye, one of them being Heartfelt Creations. They were looking for designers who dabble in vintage, shabby chic, clean and simple, elegant, and mixed styles, to create cards,…

  • Paper Crafts,  Scrapbook Crafts

    Makings of a one-pic-wonder …

    Yes, I REALLY do like scrapbook pages with one photo. I’m not against lots of photos on a page, but I find I can capture a memory with one favorite photo that talks to ME and that’s what scrapbooking is all about for me. My pages talk to me, they’re my memories. I can’t speak for anyone else, only me and so I scrap for myself. Yes, I’m working on…

  • Paper Crafts,  Tags

    Playing by design …

    So my kits are packed and ready to go! I’m excited for Ranger Ramblings: Part II. The teaching format for this workshop is a little different from Ramblings: Part I. The inspiration for change came from Wendy Vecchi, artist extraordinaire, instructor and all-around nice person. While sitting in her classes at Scrap Tales a few years back I paid attention to the fact she allowed students plenty of time for…

  • Paper Crafts,  Tags

    Are you ready to Ramble?

    Ranger Ramblings: Part II is finally ready for teaching! I had a really great time experimenting with techniques I hadn’t tried before. I also used the Ranger Distress Stains for the first time and absolutely love them! The colors are so much more intense than Distress inks. I practiced some different techniques with embossing powders I hadn’t done before and am really pleased with the results. It’s just so much…

  • Paper Crafts,  Tags

    Breaking into YouTube

    So, today started off a little shaky. I accidentally set off the fire alarm at work this morning. It was so very loud, and of course it was the first day of the boss’ vacation. The firemen were very understanding … But, even that little embarrassing incident couldn’t cloud my enthusiasm to get home and get through dinner so I could post my very first video! I filmed it one…