Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

Hi everyone and welcome back.

 I know it has been a while since I have posted but wow this time of year always seems to be a crazy time. Not to mention what crazy people decide to do some home remodeling in DECEMBER!!!! Yes, you got it Me Wonderful and I have been remodeling and I tell ya, I wasn't sure we were going to survive it but so far so good!!!! We are now enjoying our time in front of our beautiful new rock wall and pellet stove!!!

Isn't it beautiful!!

We still have lots to do as we are remodeling the whole house but first things first!!
We have now put a hold on our work to get through the holidays so I had a little time to do some shopping  and better yet creating!! This months challenge over at is called "The colors of the season" they have left it up to the creator to use their own imagination and interpretation of  all the amazing colors you see during the Christmas holidays to create their very own amazing piece. With that said, most of you know I LOVE vintage as well as shabby chic. Now my home is more primitive but I LOVE LOVE PINK! So I when AP came out with the "Think Pink collage sheet

 I could not wait to use it to create this sweet shabby chic pink tag to represent a Pink Christmas.

I used some cardstock and paper from G45 Christmas Emporium and another paper pack I had in my stash and inked the edges. I am a junq'ateer so I am always on the hunt for vintage lace and wedding dress scraps so I added some of that to the piece. I also embossed the edges with some gold tinsel added some yummy pearls and silk ribbon a little Wink of Stella and there you have it!
  I will be entering this shabby goodness in this months challenge over at You should as well!! It is open to everyone and Ms Jean has some Awesome goodies to give away to the winner. There will be two winners one from our design team and one of you. So click on the link below and head over!1 Your piece doesn't have to be all AP but you must use at least some of their products. I have no doubt my sweet art sisters will come up with some AMAZING art work!!  Well that's it for today friends. I will be back in January with more creations, but keep stopping by as I will be going on a Wonderful Christmas journey in the mountains and there will be lots to show over the next couple of weeks!!
Thanks for popping in and from my little atelier here in the Ozarks to yours


Monday, December 2, 2013

Altered Angels Among US

HI Everyone, Hope you had a Marvelous Thanksgiving and are not to stuffed from all the yumminess and of course the left overs!! Speaking of leftovers, have I told you all how much I love LEFTOVERS? 

 Well Most of you who know me, know I am in love with repurposing junk (Leftovers) or at least what most folks call junk! For me one mans junk is truly my treasure. So today I bring you some of my repurposing once again.

 I am in love with angels, love the thought that I have angels watching over my family, my friends and myself as well. Because of my fondness and in honor of my mom (my personal guardian angel now in heaven) I decided to create an angel. But how was I going to create her and what kind of junk was I going to use? Well, the wheels got to spinning one evening as I was pouring the grand kids a soda. BAZINGA!! I knew what I was going to do and got busy. With a few sheets of paper, some images from, a little bit of stuffing and matte gel, OH and don't forget the coke can,  I want you to meet,


"Paix" (which is French for Peace)  was made from repurposed scraps and collage images from Sprayed with a little ink spray created from Gelato's, hand stamped and ladened with scrap pieces of Graphic 45 paper and some floral collage images which I also found over at Altered Pages. I used a wooden ice cream spoon and another AP collage sheet for her head and face along with a little bling for her halo. I then added some tattered vintage lace and some vintage applique from an old wedding dress I found while at one of my favorite flea markets.
Now I bet your wondering what I needed the coke cans for? Well look closely and you will see the tin coke cans have now become Angel Wings!!
 I cut them out, altered them with a little matte gel, pieces of paper and then embossed them with gold embossing powder. I left the back side unfinished so you could see.
I had such fun creating her that plans are in the making for her and her future sisters "ESPOIR" (Hope), "JOIE" (Joy), and "AMOUR" ( Love) to be offered as online classes!! Classes are be planned to start sometime in February with "Amour" as our featured angel. So please be watching  the blog for more info and how you can be apart of this fun time!!
Well I hope so much you have enjoyed today's post. I know I truly enjoyed creating her and feel blessed to be able to show her off  here and over on . Even more so, to be able to find just the right images and products to make my vision happen, Thank you AP for having just what I needed!!  And Thanks to you my artsy angels for dropping by and I hope you will join me again next time.