Monday, June 28, 2010

CTMH Card Workshop @ Wisteria Lane

My first card workshop at Wisteria Lane (1525 State Highway 29, Galway, NY) will be on Saturday July 31 from 1-3 p.m. Cost per person is $18 for all the materials to make 6 cards with envelopes and a surprise goody bag. I'm psyched. Space is limited to 10 people so I might have a follow up workshop the Friday after if I get enough response! Participants also will get 10% of any Wisteria Lane purchases on the day of the workshop. Call Wisteria Lane at (518) 495-5931 to sign up.

Goddess Zentangle ATCs

These are Goddess ATCs that I created for my In My Vintage Room Yahoo Group Gods & Goddesses ATC swap. I used the Zentangle technique for the the first time and enjoyed trying something different and outside of my vintage-feel comfort zone.

LFB Inspired by The Beatles

Miriam, from In My Vintage Room Yahoo Group hosted a Beatles LFB swap this month. Her hope was that the titles of the songs and the lyrics would create some great art...and it was a neat idea for sure! I created these LFBs with a 12x12 collage technique at our Captured Moments LFB club...then it worked out that the Blackbird lyrics fit perfectly with them.

Fun at Captured Moments LFB Club

This is the LFB page that I created during this month's meeting of of Little Fat Book Club. Peggy brought in these clear little chalk boxes which we filled with beads and doo-dads and inchies we created from Melanie's collage sheets. It was a ton of fun, and I'm so pleased with how mine turned out! I layered papers, images, and patterned napkins with gel medium for the lfb base.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Another Collage Sheet!

These images and ads are from The Housewife September 1913.

Monday, June 14, 2010

More June Birthdays

This is for my boyfriend's sister's boyfriend Matt. I used my Cricut to cut out the Happy Birthday sentiment, but I hand cut and inked the bowling pins and turned a large black brad into a bowling ball to dot the "i" in birthday.
This card is working double-duty as my dad's birthday card and Father's day card because I'm sending him an I.O.U for when I get to visit him and my mom and Elise in July. I used a page out of a book about game trivia as background paper and brayered on inks that coordinated with the word fetti and metal stickers.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I made my own Collage Sheets!!!

Earlier this week, I went with my sister to an antique store in Ballston Spa, NY and we happened across a drawer full of century old women's magazines. Immediately I thought of cutting them up for collage ephemera, but as I flipped through them I found the ads and articles too fascinating, and such a glimpse of women's lives of the time, that I won't be able to bear cutting them up. I purchased them anyway five for $10, figuring I'd bring them home and scan in the pictures I'd like to make my own collage sheets. Above are some of my results so far. Both collage sheets were created from images that I found in the October 1903 Woman's Home Companion. I still have four more magazines to go through, and now that I've gotten the hang of my scanner, I believe I will have a ball creating more to share in the future. Stay tuned!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cricut Critter Creations

"Bee Yourself" LFB Page Front & Back

"Smile Squirrel" Card for Aly
Well, I have a very generous friend who came to acquire a Cricut machine that she did not need and passed on to me. I won three cartridges on Ebay, and we decided we would share our collection between the two of us...and two of the cartridges that I ordered came in the mail today so I pulled it out to play. I figured it out pretty quickly and made a pile of cut-outs for future use, and put a few to work on the card and little fat book page above. The trees, branch, and clouds are from the "Serenade" cartridge, and the Smile sentiment and animals are from the "Create A Critter" cartridge. The Bee Yourself stamp and bee and hive are a CTMH Petite Perks incentive stamp set.
I NEVER thought I'd own a Cricut because I never wanted (or really could afford) to foot the expense. I'm so lucky to have someone to share my passion with, and someone who knows I will put to good use and appreciate "hand-me-down" items. I feel very blessed. I've enjoyed exploring some of the creative options of the machine today.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cards for Co-workers

Birthday card for Josh Duell, former Siena Saints Basketball player, and current CVS co-worker. It's amazing the pictures you can find of someone when you google their name on the internet!
Graduation card for Michelle Anderson, CVS co-worker. Instead of her school's colors, I used the colors and style that matched her prom dress. The background was embossed with my new Cuttlebug "Textile" embossing folder that I ordered from