Sunday, June 26, 2011


Look what the mailman brought yesterday!And inside was this!And inside that was this great altered mini comp book! The mini book is a gift from Tee at The Altered Paper . She sent these out as a thank you for doing the swap. Thanks so much Tee I love it.
Inside of the front cover sweet dove.Inside of back cover.The back of the book.I am so happy with my mini books that came with this swap! I am sending out my altered spoon in the morning and going to the store to day and get my match box for that swap. I have been wanting to do a match box ever since I seen one last year. Just wish I had all my stash with me, so I could load up with a bunch of vintage. Maybe there will be another one I can join this coming winter. I was wondering what you all use your altered books for. Please leave a comment and tell us.
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Saturday, June 25, 2011


This is a book I had that is about this same size as the mini comp books. I made this one for my DIL for her birthday on Friday. I seen other's using corrugated card board in their art work. So I thought that I would give it a try. Sun flower is the card board, on a back ground of ink distressed crackled scrapbook paper. Inked the flower and put on a little yellow paint. Vintage button, fake rhinestone, and embossed wall paper strips, with a few wipes of yellow paint. The leaves are cut out from another paper with flowers. Distressed all around and fashion yarn added.The back is green stripped scrapbook paper distressed with ink. Butterfly cut from note card, bird cut from old bird book, and he is chirping fake rhinestones music notes on a piece of vintage sheet music. The front and back of book. A little tea stained lace on the bottom.The inside pages of the mini book are brown craft type paper. Cover of mini book is brown chip board. I seem to be making a lot of small piece's of art. I have about a dozen larger canvases ready to work on and cant seem to figure out what to do with them. Maybe small is my thing. I will ask Pearl to help me get started on canvas when I get back to Florida.Went to a few yard sales this morning and got a few things, I will post about them next time.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011


FRONT OF MINI BOOKFRONT AND BACKINSIDE BACKINSIDE FRONT Now that Jeanie at got here mini book I made for her, I can post it here on my blog. I didn't want her to see it before hand. I had so much fun making this book that I want to make more. But have to find the mini comp book first. This one I happened to bring with me from Florida, glad I did!
Glad you like it Jeanie.
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On my birthday yesterday,went to my son and dil house for dinner. And dil went to joanns and hit the jackpot sale day. She found all this for me! Love it.
Thanks so much for everything.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


This is what my swap partner Jeanie at Thanks so much I love it. It is so pretty I hate to use it and mess it up.Front and back. Look close at the peacock feather.... it is a pic of a woman. So cool!

Got this in the mail today, just in time for my birthday that happens to be today! Love it when you get unexpected things in the mail on special days. Not doing much today, going to son's for dinner. For some reason my puter started ringing a bell when I type, whats with that I cant figure out how to stop it, very annoying.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Found this potpourri pot at a yard sale last weekend. I have been looking for one so I could start to use some beeswax in my art. And I only paid $1 for it.Then a few yard sales later I found some beeswax, in the form of honey comb sheets, used in making those wrap candles. About 2 lbs again only $1. Could not believe my luck, just a couple a weeks ago I was looking at the price for beeswax, but held off buying it. Glad I did. I melted some of it down and now need to look for some info on how to use it in altered paper art.KITTY & MOUSE PAGE.....Here is a page from my junk journal. I used a greeting card and cut out this kitty, and used the paw print envelope that came with it. I added the extra glit & glitter.Mouse was there and I added to it. The flowers are tiny stickers and I painted the leaves. Put some rhinestones on the cute little kitty paws. I put the good luck on there for the mouse! That's it for now thanks for looking and come back soon.

Monday, June 20, 2011


LOVED THESES SHOES...... I have been working on some hand painted paper in my learning journal. These were white then on the right side I used a stencil I got at a thrift store, it has the hearts on it. Then I used a stencil with small sq's and sprayed over the top. On the left same white back ground found this heart doily, 10 cents at a yard sale, and sprayed the red paint again. The red was to stark so I lightly sprayed white over the pages. IN A RED MOOD......I loved these red polka-dot shoes the second I saw them in a magazine add. Even tho you could see the % off tag on them I cut them out and will work around them. When I found the heart stencil I knew they were ment to be together.LEAVES.....This again is on a white back ground. I used some leaves from my locust three in the front yard. I am always on the look out for something to use as a stencil. I like the way the way these turned out, not sure what I will put with them yet or what else I might layer on the page.

CLOSE UP I sent my mini comp book swap to Jeanie at All My Art blogspot today. I loved doing the book and plan on making more to sell at a craft show I plan on doing with Pearl next year. Hope you like it Jeanie, as soon as she gets it I will post pic's. I love doing these swaps and glad I can do a few here in PA.

OLD PAPER DOILY......Used a red back ground sprayed some blue over vintage paper doily. Put some white dots and ran over them with an old gift card.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011




I got my RAK swap package today, my swap partner was Jenny from Jenny's Heart blog. Love all the goodies she sent. Way to much to list, so click on the pic to enlarge and see details. I will be using these and what fun I will be having.
Tee at The Altered Paper was the host for this swap. I also sent in my Bird Song Swap tags, I am having them sent to Fl since it will be later that they will be due and sent out.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Been working on more of the paper towel pockets. Like doing these as much as the tags! Love that little bird punch I got. I used an old broken necklace as the chain holding the bird cage.

I wanted to use these on my bird song tags but my jewelry stash is in FL.

Loved the way this one turned out, used some pre-stitched paper, and the little girl sticker, wheel from a vintage paper doily.

Used fashion yard for the hangers. I got a lot of this when I worked at a craft store a few years ago.

I used watch face and a new moon stamp here on the left. On the right stamped butterfly colored with chalk pencils, and cut out. With a diamond shaped rhinestone. Messy work space in PA. I turned a shelf stand on its side and put on the dinning room table and that is where I work my art while in PA.

I guess if you don't have a messy space, your not making art. lol

Trying to work out getting everything done on house I need to and still have time to do some art work. Planning a trip on Friday to have an art day with my DIL. Will remember to take camaera this time.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Close up of a few tags I made yesterday.003More of the same tags. I can’t seem to get out of the tag mode. I love doing these little things. I am trying this live writer again, not sure where things will end up. 002

Now after I did my bird song swap tags, I found an old bird boo. It as what I wanted to use all along but could not find it. I tried doing some inking with the ink blending tool but not sure I did it right. I spritzed with some water and that helped but thinking I need more instruction. Then I did some stamping, cut out some birds added them and a few ribbons. Put on a little bling , some detail with my pitt pens and was finished!001

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Went to my son's home and DIl (daughter in law) and I went to a few a yard sales and had an art day. I forgot camera, so did not get any pic's. She is interested in learning about and doing some altered art. So I took some things for her to get started. We worked on a paper towel pocket and did some cutting up of magazines. I took her a cigar box and she had a great idea for making a summer memory box with it. Can't wait to see what it will look like.
I took these pic's when I got home. This is the one i did with dil.

I finished up the sheet music and butterfly one later.

I also did this flash card hanger. Has a humming bird on it. Seen a hummer this morning trying to get nectar from my Korean Dogwood tree. So I think I will get a humming bird feeder for the front porch.

WEATHER IN GREENVILLE PA: Thunder storms this morning so far. The temps have been much better in the high 70's and 80's.

I sent out my RAK Swap to Jenny at Jenny's Heart blog. I forgot to take pic's so I hope she post some. The swap was sponsored by Tee at The Altered Paper.

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