Welcome to my blog. My blog is mainly for the sharing of the many projects I make either for swaps, for gifts or just because I was inspired by something I saw on the internet and wanted to give it a try as well. I hope you enjoy what you see and if you have any questions be sure to send me a comment.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Altered Cigar Box Project

Another project for my Art For the Creative Mind yahoo group. Inside I attached some
black beads around the inner edge.  I also made a set of note cards to match.

Friday, April 20, 2012

More Mint Tin creations.

The fish one I made for my oldest son's birthday this month. He
loves to fish and can use the tin for odds & ends.  It was gifted
with a gift card for his favorite store and a matching hand made card.

The woman with wings is for an art exchange on a Yahoo
group, "Spread Your Wings".  

And the Vintage era actress is one I made using an image and
embellishment given to me by my friend Renee whom I gave the tin too. 


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Recipe Book

This past Christmas I made my daughters, daughter-in-laws and like-a-daughter family cookbooks. I had them all give me favorite family recipes that they make.  I created 4x6 pages in a scrapbook program.  Once I created a background design I then typed in the recipes. I e-mailed and had them printed as photographs at Costco then inserted the recipes into a pre-made mini photo-album I purchased at JoAnn's.  I left the plastic covering the book comes with to keep the cover picture clean.  There is a section for each person's recipes starting with mine. The beginning of each section has a photo of them. I left blank pages between the sections to add more recipes. If the recipes took up more than one page I created 2 pages and put them in facing pages. Everyone including spouses love them. As a gift.. in the last pocket of the book I put a note "In case you don't feel like cooking..." And attached a gift card to their favorite restaurant.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mini Books made from dominos.

On my Mini-Books yahoo group we're doing a partner swap making a mini book using dominos for the covers. I whipped up these little gems using standard sized dominoes as possible ones for the exchange.  I will be sending to two people.  Now that I know how quick they are to put together I'll probably make a few more. The "fairy" art is part of a digital download sheet of 1"x3" fairies for all occasions from http://www.lisasalteredart.com/   Each image has a front and a back saying.  Click on link, then find your way to "charms & such", then 1"x3". You will see them on that page.  The French themed art is a similar digital art download from Umzansi Creations. I purchased them through Etsy but the link doesn't work anymore.

I also have some 2 inch square dominoes that I
thought would be cute for using up some of my
favorite Graphic 45 paper scraps.  I love how it
turned out.  Holding it in my hand has that feeling
of substance due to the weight of the dominoes.
It feels good in my hands.