Friday, February 26, 2010

More Snow on the East Coast

We are getting snow through the weekend.  I am having internet connections problems and they say I have a short on the outside line and they won’t be able to come until Tuesday the 2nd!  Hope it holds out while I’m posting.  lol

With so much snow I thought I would share another clear mini album I did 2 years ago while I was on a cruise.  Ahh, to be back in Bermuda……

Here I took the packaging from Heidi Swap’s ghost.  I love to recycle items.  The clay mermaid bear I purchased from ebay and added some seashells I collected off the beach.



Here on the back of the packaging I added the quilling fish and bubbles.  Inked the edges in blue and stamped the waves. 




See how the flowers from the back page add to the front pages.  Love that!



Now the left page has only the flowers, the circles are on the backside so, when you use double sided paper you can see it through the acrylic!  My friend June and her daughter.


Here you can see the flowers from the previous pages which add to this page.  I took the packaging from my Bo bunny brads (can’t let that cute heart go to waste!)  ;o)  I filled it with the pink sand and added the small sand dollar and seahorse.  Have a great weekend!  Hugz, Z

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lucky to be You

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching I thought I would share with you an album I gave to Gabby. I love to work with acrylic.



Sorry, these pictures are so dark but we’re getting another storm and had to take these pictures at night. The beauty of acrylic is that you can see threw the other pages which gives each page such dimension.


Do you see how you can still see the bear and prima crystals threw this left side page? Love that!




See how the flower and penny are peeking threw. I used white staz-on to ink the edges and stamping. Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping bye. Hugz, Z

Monday, February 22, 2010

A little alter art~and Honorable Mention

I want to share with you something I made over the weekend. My first alter piece.


I made the skirt using prima ribbon and tulle.


I made the flower from plain newspaper print and stamped it with prima stamp, sprayed it with glimmer mist and added stickles. I crackled the top with Tim Holtz distress crackle paint and added the prima say it in pearls.


Here is the back with the added wings.


Love these new prima say it in pearls with the little roses!

I also, made Honorable Mention again at Let’s Get Shabby! Be sure to check out the winner Deb and all the others honorable mentions here. Have a great week and thanks for stopping bye.

Hugz, Z

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Blog Candy~


This is some great Blog candy from Mag at Mag’s Little Things, you have until the 28th to enter.

Good Luck. Hugz, Z

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A May Day Tussie Mussie Swap


Linda from A Swap For All Seasons is hosting a swap. Sign ups are from now until Sunday the 28th. Be sure to check it out. I’m so ready for spring with another snow storm coming this week! lol

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Hope your Valentine’s Day is filled with love and CHOCOLATE, of course! ;o)

My hubby gave me a big heart shaped box of chocolates! First time, in the 20+ years we’ve been married! LOL Hugz, Z

Thursday, February 11, 2010

~Valentine’s Fat Book Arrived! Yippee!

My Valentine Fat Book has arrived!


Sarah from Gypsy Mermaid Life hosted this swap and just want to send her a BIG “Thank You” for including me in such a wonderful swap.  It is sooooo GORGEOUS and everyone’s work truly left me speechless!  I just love it!



Isn’t it just gorgeous and look how fat!



Here Sarah included all the participants.  Just love the postcard.


This is Nerina from Nicnacmaniac this is the front of her page IMG_4585

the left side is the back of her page.  The next page is by Sharon from A Fanciful Life just love the roses.


left side of her page.  This next one almost didn’t make it in the book.  Pam from Frippery had mailed her package out and the post office lost it!  Can you imagine all the work and then for it to be lost in the mail!  Thanks goodness it did finally, show up and we are bless to have it in our book!


Pam’s back page hard to see the postage love stamp in the corner.

Next page is by Sandy from Sew Revived, love all the hearts~my favorite shape!'


Back of Sandy’s and next is Karen from Some Days Are Diamonds.


Karen’s back page and next is Jodie from Everything Vintage who was my muse threw this process. ;o)  IMG_4598

Back of Jodie’s page and now is my page!  I have to give a BIG “Thank You” to Jodie who sent me the image and included me in such a wonderful swap with such talented women!  Just LOVE everyone’s work!  I chained stitch an oval, used french knots inside and made bullion initial’s for everyone added the vintage birds and glass heart.


My back page using Webster’s ribbon, just love their ribbons!

Then is Kelley from Teacups and Ponies.


Then the back of Kelley’s and last but certainly, not least is Sarah our hostess!IMG_4594

Thanks so much to Sarah and all the ladies who put so much time into such works of art!  It is truly something I will treasure for years to come.  Happy Valentine’s Day hope it’s great!  Mine already is thanks to these ladies! ;o)

Have a great week!  Hugz, Z

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Let’s Get Shabby Challenge #8

First, sooo glad it snowed! It gave me a chance to create an album for Gabby which I’m using for the Let’s Get Shabby Challenge #8.


More snow to come on Wednesday! Maybe another 8 inches!

This month’s challenge was an eye opener for me! This challenge was all about those heart-string tugging letters, child notes, vintage war loves lost and won etc…just examples. Whatever we chose, our creation must contain a letter/s or note/s that you’ve written or been written by you or others living or passed.

I search my photos, my mother’s photos….and could not find one letter, sentence or note from my mother, grandmother that says anything to me? How sad I was not to know what small things I had done or what they were feeling. Now I realize HOW important journaling is! So, I created this mini album using Nikki Sivils 6 x6 mini paddie titled “U R My Favorite”. Here I show you some of the hand written notes I am giving her. I don’t have all the pictures in it yet as I wanted to take the pictures before the sun went down as I am putting it in the mail to her tomorrow.


This is my 10 page mini album for Gabby. When she was little I always put notes in her lunch bag and drew my face. How I wish I kept some of those notes. :o( It should bring a smile to her face.

I hand cut the pages, added a lot of hidden places to write notes to her (which is the first of many to come I hope). I used Basic Grey bling, prima, stickles, felt pieces, ribbons, distress the edges and used charcoal cat's eye to ink.


Here is a closer look with the tag tucked inside.



Here I used the new prima’s at Michael’s and used crepe paper to make the ruffle around the heart. June, recognize the butterfly???


I’d like to take credit for the quilled flowers, but I’ll have to thank EK Success for saving me hours! ;o) As it was this took both days from morning till night. June, recognize the green leaf rub-ons??? LOL


More prima flowers and Making Memories chipboard.IMG_4567

Another tucked in message for her. Don’t know how shabby chic it is but I really love it! What’s not to love my favorite colors black/pink!

Have a great week. Thanks for visiting me! Hugz, Z

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Don’t Be Late For A Very Important Date! Maggi over at Just Add Glitter and Stir who is hosting a swap for the new Disney Movie Alice in Wonderland.  You only have until tomorrow night so don’t be late or it’s off with your head!

Hugz, Z

Friday, February 5, 2010

Life is so “Berry Tweet”!

We’re suppose to get 2+ feet of snow starting tonight! Yikes!

So, I thought I would share with you a class I did last week inspired by Heather Bailey, hoping Spring will arrive soon. lol






Love Martha’s punches and these feathers from Michael’s in their Christmas section.


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Oh, I didn’t win the Tim Holtz die. :o(

But, my girlfriend did Angela, from Pages by the Sea be sure to check out her gorgeous creation! (hate her) lol Just kidding! Angela

Check her out she had to move to England for her husband’s job and is missing her friends! We miss you, too.

Have a great weekend. We’ll be snowed in this weekend!

Hugz, Z