Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

Working on Craft Fair Display

Testing out how to display the new items I am creating. A 6 foot table is definitely not enough space. I only have a fraction of the items out. 

This Rip VanWinkle book is going to become a clock and 
I have several other books slated to become clocks as well.

The book journals and wall art are both in the suitcase. 
Once all of the book journals are done they will take up the whole case. 
Will have to find another place for the wall art.

I like having the cards on display in the card catalog drawers.

More flower arrangements in vintage  containers are under construction.

Need to make more vertical banners and find a way to display the pennant banners. Have just a few in a basket on the table.

Any thoughts on how to tweak the display?

Thanks for stoping by
See ya soon

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Map Art

The last time I was at Secondhand Chic Marketplace I picked up these lovely old Atlas's.

Now I am getting ready to make some travel quote wall art.

Sorry about the poor pictures. I am back to using the old camera as I can't find the charger for the new one.

My poor house looks like a craft store exploded in it.

Hope you enjoyed these. 
Have to find some cute frames now.

Thanks for stopping by
See ya soon

Monday, December 28, 2015

Book Cover Journals

I am in the process of making some journals. Since I have been using so many books for other items I end up with lots of covers so figured I should put them to use. I am always getting a variety of books the newer books give me nice crisp white pages. Some times though I want to have that aged vintage look, who am I kidding if I had my way everything would have that aged vintage look. LOL! But since I don't craft just for myself I try to expand my boundaries. My Going Green program where I have to come up with a way for 20 different ladies to create the same thing but with their own twist has helped me do this.

This journal is almost finished. I still want to add some, lined and graft paper, scrapbook paper and coordinating cardstock. Since this book had a dust jacket with a lovely image I wanted to add that to the journal. I attached it to the inside of the front cover. I then finished the journal off with lots of wonderful ribbons, love the texture.

Below are some of the modern looking journals.

And more lovely vintage covers.

The spines will be made into book marks.

I started showing the process, but then my camera died. : (

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

A combination of kraft cardstock, sheet music, black velvet paper and glimmer paper give these cards a classic elegance. I used the stamping up sleigh ride edgelits for these two.

I stamped the cat from the festive fireplace set on the back of the velvet paper and cut out with scissors.

The wise men and Bethlehem are gold embossed. I added the black velvet base for extra drama. The star was stamped on the back of gold glimmer paper and cut cut.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

See ya soon.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Twas the Night Before Christmas

When all through the house
Not a Creature was stiring........Not even Charlie

The presents were wrapped and under the tree. 

A close up of the Christmas banner that I made from old book pages



A vintage tool crate dressed for the season.

A forest of paper trees

A pinecone ornament created by Tiff looks so elegant displayed in a crystal dish. 

Silver bells and Christmas Cards

Well it is late and the morning comes early, so Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Holidays

Hello All,

Hope the season is finding you all well. I am busy wrapping presents this evening.

Just wanted to share some decorations.
See ya soon


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sweet Words

Hello all,

I had picked up this trays earlier in the fall thinking I would use them for fall craft fair items. I am just now getting around to it. 

I cut a piece of card board the size of the back and covered that in book pages and added the sweet glimmer works to get these fun bits of art.

I love the tone on tone of the Dream, it is so warm and vintage. But I know my daughter would love the clean modern look of the Love.

The tray actually has enough depth that you can place 3D items on it. So I tested with the penguins. So cute!

Thanks for stopping by
See ya soon,


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Traditions St Charles MO


Here are some random shots of my visit to Christmas Traditions at St Charles MO.

I love old doors.

Real shake shingles

Flash mob in front of Literary Harry's for his birthday.

Harry watching the show.

Inside the shop. And no the picture is not upside down, the art work is on the ceiling. It is called the Ghost of Hemingway.

Life size Nimbus 2000.