Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fun Cards



Hello,

Just wanted to show some of the things I have been working on. I have a craft fair coming up May 5th and 6th. The Florissant Valley of Flowers Craft Fair is at the James Egan Center on Friday from noon to nine and on Saturday from nine to six. Hope to see you there.




Sorry about the poor quality of the picts. 
The stamping is not blurry, 
just me not being able to keep the phone steady. : (





Thanks for stopping by

~Huggs~
     Iantha



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Steampunk Inspired Frame


I found a plain frame at the goodwill and decided to give it an upgrade. I added a vintage drawer pull, a lamp key, some gears and book page and button flowers. 





 The cute picture is one from one of the old time photo places at Silver Dollar City.


Thanks for stopping by!

~Huggs~
     Iantha 
 

Monday, March 13, 2017

An Ideal Wife


This is a vintage Shadow box with clock parts and gears added in to give it a bit of a steampunk edge. 



The background paper is the Letters from Home paper pad by DCWV. The gears are from Bead landing's found objects, the larger gears are actual clock works and you will also fine a brass handle and small light bulbs. 



The flowers are all created from old book pages. The centers are either vintage buttons or beads.



The focal image is a retro note card promotional item from Virginia Slims. 



I used a bit of paper to block off part of the saying and highlighted the phrase "An Ideal Wife" with a crystal drop. 



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Valentine Hot Air Balloon Card



This Card was created using the Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up Bundle which includes the hot air ballon stamps and the thinlets. The Tickets are from a retired stamp set. The cloud embossing folder is also retired. 


I love this hot air balloon set so you will be seeing more items made that include this.

I used the small balloon stamp on the inside as well as some cloud stamps that come with the set and the Hope your day is on cloud nine. I used my marker to ink up only the words that I wanted. The stamp has Happy Birthday below the cloud nine saying. 







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~Huggs~
     Iantha

Friday, March 10, 2017

Steampunk Soar


I have a couple of new creations to share. The background for the Soar is made from vintage book pages. The wings are a can that has been embossed and embellished with a glimmer heart and gears. The Soar is also cut from glimmer paper and embellished with gears.  


I love the steampunk feel of the flying heart.


I also have a button bouquet created from a vintage dictionary and lovely old buttons. A retro 50's salt shaker acts as the vase.


Thanks for stopping by

~Huggs~
     Iantha

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Steampunk Hair Clips


My favorite accessory right now are the Steampunk inspired Hair clips that I made. I have made quite a few of them and when not wearing them in my hair I will clip them to a pocket or lapel to add a bit of geary goodness.




 




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~Huggs~
     Iantha

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What I'm Reading

Hello All!

I just want to share this phenomenal series that I am reading. The books are by Emma Jane Holloway and include A Study in Silks, A Study in Darkness and A Study in Ashes. I love the combination of magic and machinery in this Steampunk version of Victorian London. The fact that she incorporates the amazing Sherlock Holmes as one to the supporting characters tickles my fancy to no end.

There is great character development, you feel for all of them. Even the bad guys have their moments of warmth and weakness that helps you feel their motivation and then the twist is thrown in that sets you back to disliking them once again. The main character Evelina Cooper, niece of Sherlock  Holmes is lovely in all her imperfections. 

The machines are described with such detail that you can envision them. I so want to build a mouse and bird just like Evelina's, even though I don't have the power to bring them to life.

Good Reads Everyone.

Thanks for stopping by

~Huggs~
     Iantha

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy Valentines Day!



I know it is not Valentines Day today. But I wanted to make sure these were delivered before posting. Sorry about the poor picture quality. I snapped the photos in a rush as I forgot to take pics before I started to put in envelopes and pulled them out real quick for a few photos.




Thanks for stopping by

~Huggs~
     Iantha


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mini Resolutions

     So I took me all of January to just realize that January was almost over and I hadn't event put down on paper what I might be considering for my mini resolutions. And now February is here so I need to get a move on if I am to salvage most of the year. 

In Flax and Twine's resolutions she has this for February.

"FEBRUARYConsistent Work Plan.  As a work-from-home entrepreneur, I experience time-management challenges. Especially as one with tons and tons of ideas and plans. This month, I plan on breaking my day into two parts, and sticking to it: 8-12 work on my book, 12-5 work on my blog and everything else."

     Her plan is great for her but as I have a full time job outside of my craft business I tend to come home and veg out after work instead of crafting. I then try and get things done on weekends but family usually wants to do stuff then. So I need to dedicate a set time to craft on a regular basis.

       What I tend to do is if I have a couple of couple of craft fairs coming up I will take vacation time from work and binge craft to get product for the fairs ready. Often I will be up all night the night before the fair finishing up items. So my February mini resolution will be to set a time that I will craft. I don't go into the library until 12:45 on Tuesday and Wednesday so plan on having those days be my craft days. from 9 to 11 will be my crafting time. Hopefully by committing this to writing it will get me to actually fulfill the goal.

Thanks for stopping by

~Huggs~
     Iantha

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy New Year! "A Wee Bit Late"

Hello All!

The beginning of 2017 has been non eventful but still I haven't gotten around to doing any of the things that I would like. No resolutions made and no new projects started. The weather has been a roller coaster of cold, colder, warm, rainy and now icy. Most of my town has cancelled activities due to the ice storm this weekend. I had no work today so have a 4 day weekend. Knock on wood that the ice isn't too bad and the power stays on. 

Hopefully I can get started on some things that really make it feel like a new year/new start is here. With that in mind I need to decide what it is that I want to work on. 

I usually visit Ali Edwards site about this time of year and see what she is doing. I love her one little word project that she does every year but haven't joined in yet. I am such a lurker.

And I discovered another blog, thanks to pinterest, Flax and Twine.  Anne is doing mini challenges this year which sound more manageable than full scale resolutions. I am thinking that this may be the way I go this year. So now I need to start my list of mini challenges. She has them laid out by month. So there is something new to begin each month and if the one you just finished worked well you can choose to keep up with it and add in the new challenge. Hers don't interfere with each other they are just new activities that she would like to incorporate into her daily routine. You can learn more about her challenges on this post.



Thanks for stopping by

~Huggs~
     Iantha