Archive for May, 2012

Reading is FUNdamental

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

In many of the vintage books I find there is usually a sweet picture on the title page of a child or animal reading a book, these make some of my favorite pendants! I love to read and despite the fact that I cut up books for my art I do dearly love books. I always try to find books that are falling apart, unwanted and unloved so I can give them a new life.

Here’s a few new “reading” pendants, both are currently available in my Etsy shop. And be on the look out for lots more new pendants in the coming weeks, I’ve gotten several great books recently with some wonderful illustrations.

Child Reading Pendant

I adore this one, a boy reading to his dog…
Boy and Dog Reading Pendant

Just Some Cards

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Just wanted to share a couple of cards I made recently.

This one uses a stamp from the Character Construction’s Bird and Bee Paperie line. I adore how the bunny’s tale is poking out in the back! The paper I used is My Mind’s Eye.

Bunny in Apron Card

The next card uses stamps from Stampin’ Up’s set Just Buzzin’ By. I used a glitter pen on the bee’s wings and liquid dimensional adhesive (aka, liquid glass, crystal lacquer, etc) on the honey to give it some shine. I used Echo Park paper on this one.

Both cards were colored with Prisma Color Pencils and odorless mineral spirits (aka Gamsol)

Buzzin' By Card


Show Info

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

The wonderful folks at FOLK will have some of my hand made items for sale in their booth at the Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market on May 18th - 20th in Springfield, Ohio next weekend. If you plan on attending here’s coupon for you.


Charmed, I’m Sure

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

I wanted to share another mixed media charm necklace. It is on a ball chain and has a soldered stamped domino and a soldered round wooden game piece that I added vintage text too as well as a silver charm.  I love how these clink around and move as you wear them!

A pretty bird escaping his cage:

Bird and Cage Charm Necklace

available in my Etsy Shop. (sold)

Keep it Clean and Wipe Your Paws

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Lawnscaping CAS

The theme this go ’round over at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog is Clean and Simple. It’s truely a challenge for me since I love to layer, distress, etc. :) But I came up with this card using the dog from Critters in the ‘Burbs, adding some words from CTMH and a paw print punch. I colored the dog with Prisma pencils and added the lines with a thin marker. It’s going to be our Mother’s Day card for my mother in law (who loves dogs and is paws down the best mom in law around!)

Paws Down Card

Let Them Eat Cake

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

I found a lovely princess image in one of my vintage children’s books recently and thought she looked like Marie Antoinette so I made a mixed media charm necklace with it around that theme. I soldered the illustration in glass and added two other soldered game pieces, a domino I colored blue and stamped a crown on and a round wooden game piece that I added vintage “eat cake” text too, there is also a silver charm of a hand holding a heart.

Marie Antoinette mixed media charm necklace

This necklace is currently available in my Etsy shop, click here.