Friday, July 27, 2012


Hey there bloggers,
As you may have read in a previous post, I am participating in a charm swap over on Ink Stains with Roni. Our choices were: general charms or Halloween themed charms. Having never made a charm before in my life, I jumped in whole hog and signed up for both!

 Well, let me tell you...I so enjoyed making the Halloween charms (see this post) and yet I struggled with these general charms. I guess I needed a theme. lol So, I decided to focus on using G45's Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Boy do I 'love', how these charms turned out. I used pre-cut grunge board squares from, of course, T.H., stained them, attached images from the G45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe, sealed with glossy accents, added faux soldering, a chain, a feather charm and done! What 'cha think? Turned out pretty neat, huh?


paper: G45 olde curiosity shoppe
other: ranger distress ink, distress stain, glossy accents; misc chain; metal feather charm; jump rings; faux silver leaf.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Charm Swap

Hi everyone,
I am participating in a charm swap over at Ink Stains. We had a choice of making 5 general charms or 5 Halloween themed charms or both. Since I have never made a charm before I signed up for both of them! Yep 10 charms!

 Now where to begin......YouTube. Looked up what is considered a charm, general construction and most important "how to open a jump ring"! I had no idea...

 I am now informed and I think my Halloween group of charms turned out pretty cute. I used the new 8 x 8  G45 Happy Haunting paper pack. The images turned out to be the perfect size for a one inch punch, which fit nicely inside my bottle caps. After trying unsuccessfully to bend actual bottle caps (what a video that would have made :D) I scored some online!  Much easier to have them already partially flattened!! LOL
 Enough of my are my Halloween themed bottle cap charms.


and the backs

Yep, still need 5 charms. Stay tuned.

paper: Graphic 45 Happy Haunting
ink: distress ink
other: bottle caps, glossy accents, stickles, t.h. idea-ology tassels and jump rings, studio matte medium, ranger alcohol ink

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WOYWW #163

OMG! Almost missed posting today for WOYWW #163! This is becoming addicting! Thought I would give you a glimpse of the other side of my desk. A couple of oak bookcases stuffed full. :D My desk is covered with supplies getting ready for tomorrow's class. 
Gonna grab a diet pepsi and go do a little woyww peeking. :)

(Edited: oops! forgot to put the link to Julia's blog. check it out HERE )

Have a great week everyone!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WOYWW #161

Hey there! Happy Fourth of July to those in the USA!

I actually have a pic for this week's WOYWW! I am just finishing up sample cards for this month's Christmas in July card classes! With all the heat most of the US is experiencing something that brings cool thoughts might be welcome.

Have a safe holiday.


You see a little bling, several spellbinder and SU! dies, paper galore, picket fence paint dabber and of course, distress inks.