Saturday, August 28, 2010


Happy Saturday!

Wanted to share what I made for the latest altered art creative team challenge on More Paper Than Shoes (MPTS). Each team member had to create a piece that best represents our style and personality. Well, if you've been following my blog for any amount of time you know that I have quite the eclectic tastes; a little bit shabby, a little bit chic, vintage mixed with the new, so it was really challenging for me to pick a style. I decided to make something for ME, which is long overdue...something I could hang in my craft room. And to let people see aspects of my personality that they don't normally see...

Bet you didn't know that I love to travel and Asia is one my absolute favorite places!! Believe it or not, my degree is actually in East Asian Languages and Cultures! So, I included lots of memorabilia that I picked up from my travels. I love all things cute and sweet, so I made the Japanese paperdoll from a framed art piece.

A page from a Japanese travel guide is tucked inside a sheer envelope from my Japanese stationary collection, and it is layered over a Chinese postcard and a Korean bill. I layered these over a vintage-feel sheet music because I grew up playing classical music. I included this postcard because babies are my favorite subjects to scrapbook. The board is topped off by a set of pretty red chopsticks. The board is protected by an acrylic seal. This was so much fun you just might be seeing more Asian-inspired crafts from me!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Heaven Sent!

Isn't she lovely? This little cutie is the subject of the custom order I'm finishing.
She's my son Baby Hulk's bestie, GRACE,
and I have the pleasure of doing her 1st year scrapbook album.

Being a die hard mini album lover, a 20-page 12 x 12 album
is challenging and at times nerve-wracking.

But oh, the Pure Joy when a layout comes together is like no other!

I've been experimenting with making my own flowers, these are just the paper version of the rolled fabric flowers accented with pearls. I'm tickled with how the Maya Road scalloped edge envelope turned out. Let me know what you think of my sneak peek!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Back to School with a Giveaway

Hey there! My mini lunchbox notes/mini notecards were so well received I decided to give away a set on my Facebook page.

A couple of years ago I started leaving notes in my kids' lunch
and they loved it!

I think it helped them
feel like I was thinking of them even though we're apart.

Of course these mini notecards can be used for just about anything, gift tags, thank you notes, gift for the teacher and on!

It's really easy to win; all you have to do is visit my page here and leave me a comment telling me which of these notecards you like best and what you would use them for.

That's it! Not asking anyone to jump through any hoops or put out a fire with their bare! Have fun and happy crafting!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to Basics for Back to School

Is it that time already?
I don't know about you but I will miss the lazy summer days spent with
all 3 of my kiddos
as they return to the classroom.

Let yours return in style with these one-of-a-kind finds!
And the best part is these goodies are all handmade by EtsyMoms.

Your little one will be stylin' in this sweet little circle skirt from TwirlAway.

I love the details on this pair of handcut and hand-stitched apple hair accessories which are available as clips, brooch pins or magnets from Pammy Dawn.

For a personalized touch, try lillifeeboutique's
monogrammed apple swing top.

And I thought this handcrafted charm bracelet from Butterfly Gem
was just too clever and cute!