Thursday, August 18, 2011

Edgar Allan Poe Receipt Holder

     The 7 Gypsies Receipt Holder is such a cool piece.  While antiquing last year, I came across an old vintage receipt holder...a real one!  It actually had a bunch of receipts still in it.  It was the first time I ever saw a real one and I just had to get it. My idea was to scrapbook each tray for a different holiday as home decor. We detached each tray...they needed a lot of cleaning.  I finished creating the first one which is for Halloween. 

Friday, August 12, 2011


     Bliss...time to create in my scrap room...sometimes the creative process just flows and I  produce something I really this card...I created it in only 20 minutes...that's soooo not my norm...usually I struggle to create a card from start to finish within an evening...I love to create things that make me say wow...don't you just love experiencing the feeling of creating and knowing/feeling the creativity is coming from somewhere and it's flowing through you...inspiring you...that's bliss...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wearable Art

     This necklace was so easy to create using SU! Simply Adorned Charm and chain. The charm measures 1 1/2 x 2 inches. I simply created several inserts (handstamped paper images/designs measuring the same size as the locket charm)...I simply switch out my stamped inserts according to holiday, mood, or attire. Such a quick, easy way to design some creative wearable art. How cool is that!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bling! Bling! and more Bling!

     I so enjoy Somerset Life magazine inspiration!! Because of that magazine, I now have a new addiction!! Bling!! I wanted to create some inspirational pieces showcasing bling such as found in Somerset Life. As we have been antiquing the past few months, I've been on the lookout for inexpensive, beautiful bling. While antiquing in Maine on vacation this summer, I hit the Bling Motherload! I think I bought a piece of bling in just about every antique shop we found. What a fun time I had collecting all this glitz!!  I have several ideas for creative pieces and will post them as I complete them. In the meantime, I am still hunting for bling, bling, and more bling!  

Somerset Life magazine inspiration

     A few months ago I discovered Somerset Life magazine. I have been enjoying their sister magazine Where Women Create since its inception. I now have a complete collection of both magazines thanks to Ebay and Etsy. I have been creating various small inspiration pieces based on SL magazine's of which is this antique book I found while on vacation in Maine this past summer...I simply wrapped some wide vintage lace around the book and added a little chocolate tulle along with a vintage-like Prima flower...I just love the look of the's a beautiful shade of blue with a vintage lady image. The remote controls are now kept hidden away in the end table drawer while this inspiration graces the table top.

Printer's Tray

I designed the following printer's tray to hang on the bulletin board next to my computer at showcases several vacation photos of my husband and I...seeing it makes me smile.