Monday, November 18, 2013

Exploding Christmas House

When I go to Circle Mania in Atlanta hosted by Paulette, I always try and make her something special. She works so hard to make everything perfect for us, I think she deserves something special, so here is what I made her this year.

Cigar Box Tag Albums

Here are 2 cigar box tag albums I made for a couple of my friend that attended Circle Mania 3. I have decided to teach this class at the next Mania, it will probably be a different design but the same concept.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Ladies Dairy

Here is another creation I made for a dear friend of mine(keeping that a surprise until she gets it). This album is a dairy of sorts. You could put pictures in it or you could write in it. It took me about a month to finish the album, with all the fussy cutting of the images and sewing all the pages in by hand. I really like how it turned out. I got my inspiration from C.Jones a friend of mine from England. Hope you enjoy looking.
                                                                   Font cover
                                                       Inside cover and page 1
                                                                Pages 2 and 3
                                                                Pages 4 and 5
                                                                Pages 5 and 6
                                                                 Pages 7 and 8
                                                                  Pages 9 and 10
                                                                Pages 11 and 12
                                                               Pages 14 and 15
                                                              Pages 16 and 17
                                                               Pages 18 and 19

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

For several months I have been talking to Barbara Stewart about doing a canvas, but have been putting it off for a long time only because I really didn't know where to start. Well I saw Barbara at Mania in ATL and she gave me some pointers and a whole lot of encouargement. So low and behold I jumped right in and finally did my first canvas. Its not perfect but its a to Barbara a big thank you for having faith in me and all your encouragement.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Another Altered Cigar Box that I made for a certian Someone

This box was inspired by the Graphic 45 paper collection A Bird Song, I love all the beautiful colors in this line. My husband smokes ALOT of cigars so that means ALOT of cigar boxes in ALOT of different shapes and sizes. I'm always thinking...what can I do with that one. I try and make something special for Paulette everytime I attend Mania. I know that its alot of hard work to put one of these events on. I think she deserves something special. And kudos to her whole family that pitches in.
                                                    This is the front of the box
                                                             This is opening the box
                                                        The album in the box
                                     This is the inside of the box after you take the album out. 
                                                                        Page one
                                                                Pages 2 and 3
                                                                      Pages 4 and 5
                                                          Page 6 and The End.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Here is a the Valentine card Gina P sent me. I will cherish it forever. What a work of art, I feel so special. Thank you my dear friend, you are one of the very GOOD ones in this world.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Graphic 45 mini album

Front of the box
Little bottles hanging from the  box

Back of the box

A surprize inside the box
The mini album from inside the box
The curio rack from inside the box
Page 1 and 2

page 3 and 4

page 5 and 6

page 5 and 6 again

page 7 and 8

page 9 and 10

page 11 and 12

page 13 and 14

Well its been a long time since I have posted anything new, but with my daughter's wedding right around the corner I've been very busy. It's been nice to be able to sit down and create something. I made this for a good friend of mine...Hope she likes it. I got my inspiration from my British friend  Charlie....a big thanks to her.