Archive for July, 2012

I’d Like to be Under the Sea…..

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

I love anything to do with the sea, under water animals totally fascinate me.

Octopus Dictionary Illustration Pendant

Manatee Dictionary Illustration Pendant

Whale Dictionary Illustration Pendant



The Birds and the Bees

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

I got out my bees wax last week and made some encaustic collages.

The firstĀ is on a small 3×3 canvas with a blue bird and cage on vintage music sheet paper and a quote from William Blake. I coated the entire front with melted wax and then wrapped the edges with ribbon and added a vintage wooden game piece.

Blue Bird Bees Wax Collage

This next one I wanted to look like a page from a naturalists notebook. It’s a small canvas board on top of a larger canvas board, both covered in wax. The quote is on fabric and I added some faux grass for the nest, some scrabble tiles, part of a wooden measuring stick and ink pen nib.

Naturalist Nook Book Collage

It’s a SALE!

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

I’m having a summer sale!! Visit my Etsy shop and use Coupon Code: 15PERCENTOFF at check out and receive 15% off your entire purchase until the end of July!! Good on ALL items in my shop, even newly listed. (please note: code does not take percentage off shipping or sales tax. Sorry, no discounts on custom orders.)

I am so A Mused!

Friday, July 13th, 2012

A Muse Boat Card

I recently reviewed a wonderful group of products from A Muse Studio for my blog over at Craft Gossip. They generously sent me several stamp sets, a bunch of ink pads and pattern paper. I honestly loved everything and had a great time creating my cards. If you’d like to check out my review and see several more card ideas you can find it by clicking here and visiting Craft Gossip. We’re also sponsoring an amazing giveaway from A Muse starting on Monday the 16th, so you might want to check it out and enter to win a great prize package.


The definition of…….

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Here are some new soldered glass dictionary pendants made with some wonderful vintage dictionary illustrations. These are all currently available in my Etsy Shop.

Flamingo Dictionary Pendant

Panda Dictionary Pendant

Wolverine Dictionary Pendant

Whale Dictionary Pendant

Puff the Magic Dragon

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

This big guy better be careful or he’s going to set his pinwheel on fire!

Dragon Blowing Pinwheel Card

This weeks Lawnscaping Challenge is to use dimension. I just got the Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After set and I ADORE it! I decide to give my card a lot of dimension by making a 3-D pinwheel and adding thick foam dots behind my dragon. All stamps are from Lawn Fawn and the pattern paper is from Cosmo Cricket.

LF dimension tag