Wedding Day

Did you watch the wedding Friday? It was beautiful, of course.  Today, I thought I'd share a wedding album cover that I made for Viva Decor using their products.  

A plain white album was transformed into a beautiful book fit for a Princess.  I fashioned a flower from watercolor paper and used their Mother of Pearl paint on the petals.  Their pearl pens and stencils gave a wonderful texture to the cover.  For a bit of shine, I added glass crystals.   

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Coming Soon

Mark your calendar! 

May 1 - Mother's Day Card - Colorful card celebrating Mom and Spring

May 2 - Mother's Day Bracelet - Great mixed-media bracelet perfect for spring and summer

Signs of Spring

The joys I once shared while coloring Easter eggs with my sister, brothers, and cousin are now wonderful memories.   Like the time one of my brothers took so long to decorate his egg with wax. My brother tenderly placed the highly-decorated egg gently into the food coloring.  He sat patiently watching the egg as it became a beautiful shade of blue.  When it was time, he gently picked up the egg and cradled it in a napkin to dry.  Laughter erupted as we heard a crushing sound fill the room.  He applied a bit too much pressure, crushing the egg in his hands.  We, of course, remind him of the accident every Easter. 

I now celebrate the season by coloring eggs with my nieces.  I watch their young faces as I mix food dyes to create custom colors for the egg dyes. Their eyes light up when they see the colors change as they are mixed.  Ever the artist, I use this time to teach them about color.  It’s how my mom taught me. 

Another sign of spring is the white canvas sneakers that are now appearing in department stores.   These shoes just beg to be embellished and you can have your little artist help you with this design. 

The sneakers are super easy to embellish with Tulip® Fabric Markers™ by ILoveToCreate™.   Add a decorative bow, and you have a great Easter Treat for your little girl.  Make sure to place Aleene’s® Stop Fraying™ on the ends of the ribbon.  


FaveCrafts Circut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition Machine Giveaway is having an exciting giveaway.  
You can win A Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition machine! 
Visit the site for
 more information and enter to win the giveaway. 
You just might be the lucky person who wins.

Spring Greetings

Spring!  Wonderful, Spring!!!  My flowers are in bloom.  The beautiful light-green leaves on my trees are making their debut.  This is the most wonderful time of the year!

Easter Greeting Card

Easter is coming soon and here’s a fun Easter card for you to make.  You will find the instructions on my Designer Craft Connections Blog Hop Page.

New Projects Coming Up
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I have an exciting wearable project that will be posted soon, so you will want to see it as soon as it’s posted.  


New Giveaway

Blog hop member, Julie McGuffe is hosting another great giveaway. She is giving a way to one lucky winner set of DVDs of the final series of Scrapbook Memories.  To enter to win, you must leave a comment on the blog where you find the Scrapbook Memories Logo.   In the comment area of the blog where you find the logo, you are to post  your favorite craft show's name and the reason why you liked that show. 

Then visit Julie's blog and  then leave a comment on Julie’s blog telling her what you'd like to see on her new show.  She would like to hear about your favorite scrapbooking product, craft, or technique.  Visit Julie McGuffee’s blog to see the graphic of the logo you for which you will search in this blog hop. 

Once you see the logo on Julie’s blog, then click forward on the blog hop  button on each of our blogs to find the logo.  Wishing you good luck!

New Article in Scrap and Stamp Arts

Coming soon to a magazine rack near you! 

Make sure to pick up the June, 2011, issue of Scrap and Stamp Arts Magazine to Something Old, Something New article.

This is an important article for all crafters to purchase because it will show you an easy way to bind pages together to create miniature books and cards.  If you can’t find it in a store near you, you can always find them on the internet.

While I show you how to use this binding on ATC’s, you can use this binding with any size book or card.