• Decor,  Mini Books,  Paper Crafts,  Wall Art

    Fall workshops

    Even though temps are still pretty high around here my attention is focused on Fall – Fall workshops that is. I’ve been working on several projects this summer that will be offered this Fall as workshops and I wanted to share some sneak peeks with you all. My calendar is being updated as workshops get confirmed so check back often. The first is this Christmas-themed configurations tray using Graphic 45…

  • Decor,  Wall Art

    A sparkly state of mind … and then some!

    Some days are just better than others and the day I received the email confirming I was a member of Art Institute Glitter’s Design Team was one of those really good days. Then Saturday I was notified I made Globecraft Memories‘ Design Team. Today is an even better day because I get to share my good news with you – I am an official Design Team member for Art Institute…

  • 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’…

  • Decor,  Wall Art

    Displaying fragments of a creative soul wannabe …

    Remember the vintage letterpress trays I picked up at the Allegan Antique Market a while back? Yep, those trays. I think it was nearly two years ago that I came upon them thinking I’d create a shabby-chic style wall decor class. I started collecting bits and pieces of sewing items – old patterns, threads, buttons, thimbles, intending to work into a sewing theme, but I struggled with where and how…

  • Decor,  Wall Art

    Weather, birthdays and classes …

    This beautiful weather we’ve been experiencing for a week now is making it very difficult for me to stay indoors and do what needs to be done – like posting to this blog! Today my husband and I started by clearing out a lot of junk out of the garage but as the day wore on we both found ourselves sitting under the tree and watching the wildlife scurry around…

  • Decor,  Wall Art

    Beyond a good read …

    My interest in books goes well beyond a good read. I’m often measuring the cover for its dimensions, scanning the pages for interesting words or phrases and checking for aging and yellowing pages. I see a different kind of story. Not one told with words but a story told through art. I love to cut the book apart and repurpose the covers by altering with art materials or covering them…