Cutting Above is a new show that will air on HSN Sept 24th. They also have a cool blog now at www.cuttingabove.blogspot.com You've got to check it out! They are giving away some pretty cool stuff over there!
This is a gift set I made using BoBunny products. The girl silhouette is my own design, hand drawn and cut out with my trusty Xacto knife. I took a pen apart and put the BoBunny paper inside. the notebook was a standard notebook with a BoBunny Sticker and some ribbon added. For a finishing touch I added real Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones all over the ribbons and on the front of the purse. Too Cute and way better in person.
I adore this witchy Halloween bag. It was a labor of love for me. I love vintage things that are tattered, well used and loved, and have an untold story. So when I found this antique doctor bag at a thrift store I was elated. It had definitely seen its better days, it has some rust, holes in the leather and was quite frumpy looking. I walked past it and when I came back to it someone else had it in their hands! Yikes! I waited patiently pretending to look at other things hoping they would put it down. Finaly they shrugged and put it down and as soon as they turned their back I pounced on it. I endured months of evil looks from my husband that said without words "Are you crazy woman? Why on Earth would you buy such a thing?" Well finally I decided what I wanted to do with it after going to CKC Tulsa and visiting the Tattered Angels booth. They have recently come out with some really cool vintage style Hallween products. As soon as I saw their stamps I knew immediately that my bag would become a Halloween themed masterpiece. (ok maybe masterpiece is stretching it a bit, you can't tell how much I love this can you?) I posted pics of it on my facebook and within 1 minute had two offers to buy it. Eat your heart out guys, this ones mine!
You know how they say "Take a picture, it'll last longer."? Well that's what this is, LOL.
Finally, after being buried for months and months with no time to do anything about it and having no room to create, I got my craft area organized. You couldn't even see the table top when I started. And I built the organizer to left out of an old cube shelving system with zip ties. I put badge I.D. clips in the top one to hold my stamps etc and the bottom cube is for paper storage. I can actually find things now that I want to create with! Now to get caught up on some swaps with bonuses for my partners for their most excellent patience.
I Just LOVE how well this layout turned out. This is a picture of my kids sitting on a 700 year old Oak tree (living) at the Audobon Zoo in New Orleans. The background paper was plain till I used Tattered Angels Peach and Kiwi Glimmer mist along with a glimmer screen in a swirl pattern. I used their Framed Font Alphabet chips sprayed with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist and a little UTEE on that. The little butterflys were some metal charms that I laid down before spraying the peach Glimmer Mist and picked up after I was done, creating a mask.
Had a lot of fun adding all the layers, although I'm not a hundred percent sure I'm finished with this one. So..."if you are unsure about a page, add something!" that's my motto!
To celebrate the announcement of the new Tattered Angels design team tomorrow (God be with those sorting through entries) I would like to share one of my favorite Tattered Angels products. I have long been a lover of all things Turquoise and paired with the color brown it can't be beat so it's no wonder I have latched onto this shade of Glimmer Mist. I am in Heaven (with angels!) when I use this product. If you haven't tried glimmer mist yet I encourage you to do so. There are some really great video tutorials on their web site that you've just got to check out!
So I'm working on this altered book for the March/April 2010 Issue of Somerset Studios magazine, which will be themed Alice in Wonderland coinciding with the Tim Burton movie release (can't wait to see the movie, I love Tim Burton, oh and Johnny Depp!). I thought I would post a few pics of the beginning process...OK YES I am a little addicted to Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Screens. At this time I am still collecting ephemera to use in this book but so far so good.
Here are a few more pics from CKC Tulsa 2009. Me and Liz Hicks from Tattered Angels, I loved the Friends Album class, learned some great new techniques and had a great time get my hands dirty. Some pics from the Friday night crop, Lydia, myself, and Barbara. We had a great time.