Sunday, October 28, 2012

Shabby Chic Frame (DT project for TPBP)

I had so much fun turning a plain black frame that I purchased from our Dollar Store into a delicious Shabby Chic masterpiece!   I created this frame for one of my 3 projects for a swap I am currently participating in.  I was sooooo lucky to have some beautiful laces and trims from Beverly's store: The Piece by Piece!  I also used a couple of resin pieces from her shop as well: an oval frame (my fav! I have to get more of these!) and a bird. Her store link is located on the right side of my blog. I whitewashed most everything with white acrylic gesso.  I textured the frame with the gesso as well.  I even used the Prima brick mask to add some more dimension on the frame.  I added a beautiful piece of poetry (the poem is not in its entirety) on the left frame written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  I think it just lends itself well to the romantic feel of the project.  And you all know how I like to add a touch of romance to my projects!! I loved dangling the chain on both pieces and in between to tie the two frames together! I gotta do that again on my next frame!  I will be making a few more of these-different designs, of course!! I hope you find yourself trying this type of creation!  It would make a great gift for that special someone! And that special someone could be yourself! :) Anyhoo! Here's some close up pictures!   Thanx for stopping by!! Hugzzzzzzz!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cute Snowman topper for your Christmas/Winter projects!

I know, it's not Christmas yet, but us crafters who are gearing up for the Christmas Craft Bazaars have to start a little early!  These are soooo cute to add as a special touch to any Christmas gift!  It just adds a little somethin' somethin'! These can be added to things like: a mini stocking decorated and filled with candy, a mug with all the fixin's of hot chocolate, a candy bar wrapped in Christmas paper with ribbons, bells, etc. or maybe just on top of a specially wrapped present amidst the bow and curly ribbon.  Anyhoo! I've had a few requests on how to make these! Here's a couple of photos:

 Stinkin' Cuuuuuuutte!

Here's the YT tutorial:

Hope you make some of these!  Totally fun!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

DT project for The Piece By Piece!

Here it is!  My first DT project! (The laces and cameo and frame are from Beverly's store!  Her link is to the right on my sidebar.) This project is Grungy!  It's Spooky!  It's for Halloween!  ...but it does have a story to it. As usual I tried to add a touch of romance!  I didnt want to disappoint you all! Mr. Skeleton Man and his wife have now fallen to the afterlife and he's taking her with him, so he is carrying her picture and digging up her bones! I know right???  Sweet lil ole me, created this!  I had fun with it, but some of the times I was crafting late at night, more like early morning hours...2 AM-ish...and it kinda creeped me out! LOL!
 The first picture is the project as a whole:
Here's the left side:

Here's the middle portion:

And here's the right side:

The quote on the project:
If you are reading this...
then you are blissfully unaware of what...
is creeping up behind you!

Thanx for sharing a SPOOKY amount of time with me! 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Design Team Entry for Discount Paper Crafts!

Ok...I've got some confidence built up since I am now a part of another design team, so I'm gonna try for this design team too!  Cathie from Discount Paper Crafts is looking for someone to alter projects!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to alter projects!  it's my favorite crafting pastime! So, here's my YT video:

Here's some close up pics:

Whatcha think?  Truly? nice to me!

1st ever DT package from The Piece By Piece! Woo-Woo!!

Here's my video from my yt channel for a glimpse at my dt package!  I'm working on the project now!  I'm thinking I will be able to get out TWO projects done before the month of October is up!  One of them projects is small so it shouldnt take too long! We'll see what happens!

Thanks for watching!  Stay tuned for my projects!!

Friday, October 5, 2012


Hey Everyone!  I made the team!!  I made the design team of The Piece By Piece!  Woo!! Woo!! Here's the link to the blog post so that you can read all about it and see who else gets to join the team with me and who WE get to join that is already there and FABULOUS!!

I'm sure that I don't have to tell you how excited I am to be joining this group of totally talented crafters!  I hope I can measure up to the the FUN begins.  If you are interested in some cool, very cool, (did I mention the word "cool"?) products, check out Beverly's store on etsy.  You will see the link to the right on my sidebar!  She just got in some awesome new products!  Here's the YT video that shows what is new out this month:

Thanks everyone for all your support and I hope you will continue to watch my journey with The Piece By Piece!  Stay tuned for some cool design team projects!  And maybe, just maybe, if I'm good enough, my DT term will get extended...I'll resort to begging if I have too! LOL! Big Hugs!!