Wednesday, September 21, 2016

When my Mother passed away in 2010 I wasn't able
to get any of her costume jewelry so this project
is special to me.  I took a wooden frame and
painted it white and added some gold paint over
the white.  I used E6000 glue to attach the items.  I
added GA320 Vintage Style Rhinestone Embellishment
to the top.  I put some faux pearls in various areas.
On each side I added GA100 23mm Pearl and Rhinestone
Cabochons to each corner.
I added the GA223 Pearl and Rhinestone Round Wheel
inspired metal embellishment to the bottom.  I used
some Rhinestone cup chain in silver but Deb has a
Faux Pearl and Rhinestone chain GA287 in gold.  
I think this is a great way to honor my Mother and Father
and it looks so pretty in my craft room.  Please go and
check out all the goodies that are in Deb's store at

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Shabby Chic Hot Air Balloon

It's that time of year when you see
Hot Air Balloons in the sky and friends
are riding them to celebrate birthdays and
other special events.  No thank you!
I like my feet firm on the ground! LOL!
Well I can still make one though!
I started with 2 doilies and then made
them stiff using a product called Stiffy.
You can watch my video here to learn
how to make this. 
 I used the many beautiful laces that you
can find at Deb's shop.  
 I used a lace butterfly from the shop too
and added the pearl and rhinestone chain
to the center of it. 
I hope that you will go and check out the
YouTube video for the details.  You can
shop at the store here!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Salty Destinations!

I up-cycled an old picture frame.  The glass had broken
and I had it laying around just waiting to be used.
I first painted the backing using some Prima chalkpaint 
in a beautiful blue color.  I dipped my cheesecloth in some
Prima heavy gesso and then applied that.  I added the
GA942 Prima Mini Art Stones and the GA941 Art Stones
while it was all still wet.   
The labels, Salty and Destination are stickers from
the French Riviera 12x12 Paper pad.  I popped them
up on some thick chipboard to give them dimension
and some sturdiness.  The metal anchor, starfish and 
bottle are from the Ephemera kit.  
The Shell is from the GA960 Relics and Artifacts kit.
I gessoed it and then added some Rose Iridescent Texture
Paste GA534 in the center.  The statue is part of the kit and
I lightly painted it gold and along the edge of the shell.
I added more of the mini stones that I had painted gold
and pink around the statue.  A few mica flakes in 3 colors
were also added.  I had to add the tricolored 
embellishment GA122 at her feet and it still needed 
more pearls so I added GA294 the faux pearl garland. 
I filled the bottle with the mini stones and some
GA630 Gold Fusion glass to mimic sand.  I rolled
up a tiny piece of the French Riviera paper and tied
it for a message in a bottle.  I am planning on putting
this in our RV.  We love Salty Destinations! 
Just thought I would share a picture of all the products
that went into this project!  I loved getting my hands
dirty to make this!  I hope that I have inspired you to
play!  You can find many of these items in Deb's store,
Gone Artsy and use the code LOVEGA for
a 15% discount!  Thanks for looking in!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

More Soldered Jewelry

I made this necklace for my Design Team
project for this month.
Oh how I love to make jewelry!!!  I started
 with the DoCrafts metal frame GA6.  I drilled
holes into it.  I attached a beautiful Lampwork
Glass bead GA69 to the Glass Chandelier
Crystal GA28.  I used a total of 3 of the beads.
They come in a set of 5!!!
I stamped the word Paris and soldered it
onto the frame.  I also decorated the back.
 I antiqued the designs to help them stand out
and to give it an old treasure feel.
I used a resin glue to attach a picture to the
back of the Crystal before soldering the back.
Thanks for looking in and check out Deb's
store for these items.  You can use the new
code LOVEGA for your 15% discount!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June Is The Month For Weddings!

I cut out this church with my Spellbinders
die.  I added the gorgeous the wonderful Silver
Fusion Chard Glitter GA654 to the steeple.
The Vintage Rose Blend GA652 looks so
pretty on the roof.  The glitters are a mixture
of glass glitters, micro beads and chards.  
On the inside I added a 1 yard Prima Lumies
to light it up!
I used the Foiled Light Pink Cardstock
GA610 to cut out the windows and then
covered the doors with it also.  I love
this paper!!!
I added the Light Pink Rhinestone GA833 
above the door.  The church sits on a disk that 
I glued onto a tiny wooden candlestick.   I 
think this little church screams wedding!
Visit Deb's shop at
to find these items.  Use my code
DTSPL15 to receive 15% off your purchase.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Cards with Matching Envelopes

I made this set using Prima's Tales of You and Me
paper line.  I used the 6x6 size to make the card and 
used the A4 size to make the envelope.
I did add a brad from the line to the heart.  The
sentiment says, this girls runs on Jesus' love and 
lots of coffee.  
This one comes with a matching envelope too!  It
says, Take life one cup at a time.
I love this paper line and it is still in the shop so
head on over to to get yours now!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Shabby Altered Shutters

I took this picture in my kitchen but I altered them for
my craft room.  I had these laying around for a few
years so this was long overdue.
First I painted them with some Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Next I made the 4 panels with some muslin fabric I had.
I decided to make double ruffles for each.  I also added
2 pictures of Marie Antoinette that I had printed onto
I made the mould using the IOD Mould 
Baroque #3 GA glued it down with wood
glue while it was still wet.  After it dried I
painted it pink and then white again,  
I framed the picture with the Loopy Faux
Pearl trim GA695 and put it on top of a doily.
I added the Long Floral applique GA318
on each side panel.  
I stitched the Garden Arbor Lace GA135 onto the 
top ruffle and the Floral Cathedral GA323 to the
bottom ruffle.  Here it is in my craft room!
Please go to Deb's shop to find your laces and
the moulds.  You can shop here!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Create a Unique Necklace with me!

I created this necklace on a YouTube video that
you can see here!  I used Seam Binding, 
cheese cloth,  coffee dyed lace and some of 
the beautiful trims from the Gone Artsy Zibbet 
store.  I added the Faux Pearl and Rhinestone Cup 
Chain GA287 and some white pearls that I had.  
I used the Pearl and Rhinestone Oval 
Cabochon GA109 ontop of the Eight Point 
Star Applique GA170 and some dyed
 seam binding on one side. 
I added a metal bird from my stash.
I also used our favorite Seed Bead Trim GA57 and 
the Glass Hollow Domed 2pc. Cabochon GA42 that 
I made into a bird cage. I wrapped wire around it 
and added the beautiful Pink and Green Faceted 
Glass Bead GA69 to it. The word bead says sweet 
and laugh.  The flower is one I made with pink chiffon.
I made the chiffon rose.  It is like the ones that
I used on the hat I made for the tea.
Thanks for stopping by.