Sunday, March 28, 2010

Welcome to the Pennywise Blog Hop!

“Thanks for hopping along on our Pennywise Arts community blog hop! If you happened to stumble upon us the hop begins at  Pennywise Arts and the next stop is Impressions Delight the full list of participants are below. There will be a fabulous prize drawing from blog hoppers that leave a comment on every blog entry of the hop, so make sure to let us know you were here!

My creation is a 6"x6" card featuring clear translucent microbeads from Pennywise Arts. The stamped image is from Sweet Pea Stamps. The paper is DCWV. The frame is a Spellbinders die cut, as are the flourishes.

To get this look cut a frame, spray with color, such as Glimmer Mist, and attach the beads all over with Diamond Glaze. After it has all dried, use your finger to knock off beads in small areas to give it a distressed look and more texture. Stamp, color and trim out your image and then mat on a 4" x 4" piece of paper. Overlay the frame and attach with foam tape. Attach your framed image onto a 6" x 6" card stock base. Embellish with gimp, ribbons, flowers and flourishes. (The umbrella embellishment was from a cocktail - painted with a 18K gold paint pen). The flourishes have a few of microbeads painted gold.

I hope you have enjoyed your stop along the way - happy hopping! Below are all of the hop participants in case you get lost!

Pennywise Arts

Stampers Quest

My Crafts in the Attic

Jens Brainthings


Diary of a Scrapbooker

Insane Daze

Impressions Delight

Crafty Chick From Maine

Stampers Quest


Michele A-Z

Beki Ward

Bridget Larsen

Shop to U Drop Crafter

Beyond Just Black and White

Pennywise Arts

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More Cards and a Blog Hop!

This weekend is the Pennywise Arts first blog hop - there are a lot of participants to visit and some great ideas so mark your calendars!

Isn't Kewpie just precious!?? He is one of the fantastic images produced at Auntie Amy's Rubber Stamps. At first I had no idea what to do with him, I mean how can you do justice with an icon? But I think these cards really came out cute.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Auntie Amy Samples

If anyone has ever wondered where the name "Outside My Window" came from you can blame the birds - the ones I watch everyday outside my window. There is a beautiful nuthatch, bright yellow finches, downey woodpeckers and the very rare hummingbird (plus many more). This sweet bird image reminded me of the finches I watch and I just loved working with it. It can be found at Auntie Amy's.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Free Download of Altered Arts Magazine

ok, so I have a sneaky way of sharing - I have an altered tin published on Page 50. You can order the download at the Mailbox Muse. Oh and there are some really neat projects (other than mine) in the magazine ;-).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thoughts of Spring

These are some samples I made for Auntie Amy's stamps. She is in Portland Or. this weekend for a stamping convention, if you happen to be in the area stop by and say Hi! for me.

Isn't this one just perfect for Easter and Spring?!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Altered Buttons

Well I haven't gotten into the inchie craze but these little babies probably qualify when it comes to size.



These are buttons I have altered using images from Twisted Vintage Images. Instructions will be posted to my gallery on Twisted Papers soon. Basically, working on a flat top button around 1-2" in diameter, tack a piece of background/text paper, add images and seal with a generous layer of Diamond Glaze, oh and of course a little touch of bling from my favorite tool, the glitter pen - how fun is that? And these have lots of uses, including embellishments, pins and magnets.