Sunday, August 26, 2007


Here is a FANTASTIC project created by the VERY TALENTED Kris Dickinson.
She used a Resin Flower Center by Petaloo for the cover--it is quite a unique piece. These are available in the Online
These are FABULOUS for your Paper Arts creations!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

~~WaNNa sEE MoRe ViNTaGe???~~

Yes....another Vintage Paper Bag Album..can you tell I like Paper Bag Albums??? This one was created with ACTUAL Vintage photos and modern day repros here! This one is very simple & basic. LeT me know what you think of it. EnJoY!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

yEs!!...ANoTHer PaPeR BaG aLBuM

Here is another Paper Bag Album--I have had requests for Paper Bag Albums to be offered as a "Class in a Bag" in Le Boutique....soon! This one is called "Provincial Dreams" in the meantime. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

ViNTaGe RoaD TRiP...

Here is my current project I created to teach a class with: (I might be offering it as a "Class in a Bag" in Le Boutique too).

7gypsies paper, Crafty Secrets Vintage images, and Corina Fold-out 8 double-sided panel book by Bare Elements.

Monday, August 13, 2007

aRt UNRaVeLeD...

If you aren't familiar with ART UNRAVELED-it is a week long Mixed Media Art retreat in its 7th Phoenix, AZ. During the week--there are 1/2 day workshops taught by Famous Mixed Media Artists--then there is the "Venue" on Saturday for SHOPPING!!!

I went for the 1st time this past Saturday and I want to share some photos with you. I wasn't able to take many of the booths, since many of the Artists were selling their creations.

What type of Vendors were there? Well, Hannah Grey, The Queen's Dresser Drawers, Cat's Life Press, Tim Holtz and so many others!!!

I bought a handmade purse from the CRAFTY Chica--she is local and just so adorable! The Crafty Chica has a weekly column in the Newspaper and is on TV here. I have a link to her site--check it out!

So, as I am standing at one of the booths--I notice this gal with Red Hair...and I'm thinking "I KNOW her!!! Just HOW do I know her?" In my mind, I keep seeing her teaching a class??? I I go up and ask her:

"Excuse me, it is DRIVING me crazy, but where do I know you from?"

She replies with a smile, "Do you watch DIY, Craft Lab?"

"DUH!! Of course!! The tattoos!!"

Here is a photo of me (having a BAD BANGS day, the Crafty Chica, and Jennifer Perkins from DIY Craft Lab).

What do they have at the VENUE??? ONLY the COOLEST ARTSY Rubber Stamps, ephemera, Vintage photos, findings, charms, game pieces, Mixed Media Art, Crafty Junk,...all in ONE PLACE!!! It was like paradise!

In this next that who I think it is?? Of course! Mr. Distress Inks himself--Tim Holtz! And WHO are the two ladies in the photo with him?

Let me tell you--the lovely lady with the blonde hair is JUDY ROSS--she taught Tim about STAMPING years ago and to this day, he still credits her for that! Even when I was standing there he THANKED her! In ANY article you read about TIM--you will see Judy's name...and now you can put a FACE with the name.

Judy is co-owner of a Local Paper Arts store (my 2nd home!! Home away from Home!)--she's been on TV and published books..she is AMAZING!!! I LOVE learning from JUDY! She is the CUTEST person you'll ever meet! I didn't even know she was ON TV--until I saw her one day on DIY Scrapbooking with Sandy Genivese!!

The other lovely lady is Melanie and she worked with Tim...back when they worked at Ben Franklin's years ago. I met Melanie when she was teaching at Recollection's! She is such an AMAZING teacher, that I would ONLY take classes if she was teaching them! Now she works for Judy at the Paper Arts store.

Here are some photos of items I was able to snap photos of (with the owner's permission, of course) Cool stuff!


Sunday, August 12, 2007

CHeCK oUT tHiS NeW BLoG!!!

If you LOVE Vintage Collage--you MUST see Kris' NeW BLOG!! She is so talented and her creations are quite UNIQUE!!!

Kris LOVES to add images of OLD Hollywood Beauties into her CREATIONS!!! They are amazing!! YOU will LOVE what you see at Nostalgic Collage Blog!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

BoNuS PiX--aT CHA...WiTH LiSA Z!!!

ok...ok!!! I've been get several emails asking "WHY don't you have any photos of yourself on your BLOG" (put a face to the BLOG??? I dunno?)...yes, photos of Chimps, Oompa Loompas, & Gomez Addams, but none of me to be found!

Alrighty, here is a photo from CHA at the Crafty Secrets booth of me with Lisa Z. (BTW--she was the sweetest person you could ever meet!!!). I'm the one wearing the HOT DOG shirt.

.."a WoMaN's WiSh" SoLdiNG PRoJeCT

Tried soldering for the 1st time--it freaks me out, cuz if it's HOT enough to MELT metal, the imagine what it could do to your skin if it accidentally comes in contact with it! OUCH!

Luckily, I didn't get burned.

OK--this is a three-dimensional Vintage inspired case. It is "paper piecing/collage" inside, then covered with glass, held together with copper tape, then soldered together---finished off with pewter staining. Very fun, very artsy!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

SiMPLY ViNTaGe....

I LOVE PaperBag ALBUMS--here is another one that I like to call "Simply Vintage" is 12 pages front to cover. All of the photos are ACTUAL Vintage photos (of people I don't know). Here are a few pages for you to see....


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