Tuesday, February 13, 2018

You're In My Heart Forever

Hello friends!  It's been a whole year since I posted but I am so glad to back with new projects for Sherri Baldy - My Besties Shabby Chic Design Team.  Sherri has created beautiful Steam Punk images and here is one that I used.  I love her!  You can find her in the shop by clicking here!   I used E50, E51, E53, E35 and RV10 for the skin.  For the hair I used Y23, E21, E35, E57 and E47.  The clothes and head band were colored with RV00, RV11, RV34, C00, C1 and C3.
It was fun to color this adorable girl with my Copic Markers.  I also used some beautiful flowers in some gorgeous colors to accent the card which I added diamond dust to in different areas.  I popped the image up on foam squares and also popped up the polka dot paper and Tilda background paper.  I added a sentiment and finished it off with the matching button.  Hope you will stay tuned for more Shabby Chic creations!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 16, 2016

It's A Blue Christmas Snowman

I made this Snowman for my daughter.  She will find out 
when she sees this post.  I hope she likes it.  She requested
this color.  This is my final project for Deb as she is 
closing her Gone Artsy Zibbet store.  She still has some
styrofoam balls and other shapes as well.
I used my favorite laces and jewels.  I popped
the snowman up on a left over spool and then 
covered it in the faux pearl ruffled lace.  I added
the polka dot paper and then used her black lace
to accent the spool.  I added the word bead on
top of a snow flake.
I used the Prima pearls as snow along the feet 
and on the hat.  I also used a delicate blue ribbon
from her shop on the hat.  
Deb was so generous to all on her Design Team
and I will miss working with her and all the very 
sweet and talented designers.  Thank you Deb for
the opportunity to play with your products.
Check out her store before it closed on the 21st
of this month.  I hope that you have a very
blessed Christmas!  See you next year!

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!