Beautiful Glass Pendants

Beautiful Glass Pendants
Lovely Pink, Green, or Amber Glass

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wizard of Oz ATC Swap

It doesn't take a genus to know I love the Wizard of Oz!  My local friends have seen my vast collection of items including a fist edition L. Frank Baum book signed by one of the last living munchkins!  One of my yahoo groups ATC's For Everyone recently had a swap meant just for me.  Here are the beautiful cards I received.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Homemade Envelope Adhesive

I found a really cool recipe and it does work quite well. Cardmakers will love this one. It's a recipe for envelope glue. It dries on the envelope just like commercial glue. The recipe is as follows:

6 Tablespoons of White Vinegar
4-0.1 ounce packets unflavored gelatin
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
Bring vinegar to a boil, add gelatin and stir until it is dissolved. Add the vanilla extract and stir until well mixed. While still warm brush a thin layer onto the back of an envelope flap. Set it aside and allow to dry.

Store unused mix in a airtight container and to reapply the glue rewarm mixture and apply to envelope.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another Crazy Week

Hi All,

Well, it's been another crazy week.  On Wednesday I found out one of my babies (Isabelle) my Pomeranian had a dislocated hip.  We now have her in a little sling and in all liklihood it won't stay in place.  I guess time will tell.

Then my husband gave me a scare and had an cardiac related episode that wound him up in intensive care at our local hospital.  All went well and his condition resolved and he's home safe and sound.

I've got a break in teaching for the next week and half so I plan on doing some new videos for you on YouTube.  I'll be sure and post a link here as well.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Groovin 60's ATC Swap

Here are the coolest cards I received from the Groovin' 60's Swap.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree ATC Swap

Here are the beautiful ATC's I received from ATC World swap.

My New Projects

I've been in bed the last couple of days with a terrible cold, then a migraine...wasn't my week last week. This morning I couldn't wait to get back into my studio and work. This is one of the projects I completed.

I got the idea from Monica at This little album was made from toilet tissue rolls. It's a lot of fun and a good way to use up scraps.

I still don't have much of a voice but may try to do some YouTube videos this afternoon.

Beautiful Card

I received a beautiful card this morning from one of my swap groups. Card Swaping Friends. This lovely card was made by Carol Westphal of Anticoch, California. The theme was Leaves.

If you are interested in joining this group go to Subscribe:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Under the Weather

Hi All,

I won't be posting any videos on YouTube for the next few days. I've lost my voice and am a bit under the weather with a cold. I certainly hope this is the first and last one of the winter...Haha wishful thinking!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Envelope Pocket Mini Album

I hope you enjoy making this cute little mini album. The instructions are as follows:
4 Envelopes 5.73 x 8.75"
3 Paper Rings
Patterned Paper to cover both sides of each envelope
1 Piece of ChipBoard 6" x 9.75" inches Scored at 4.5" and 4.75"
1 Piece of patterned paper to cover chipboard

Seal all envelopes and cover each envelope front and back with patterned paper.
Cut off each (short end) of each envelope to make the pocket
Fold each envelope in half
Punch holes in each folded envelope
Score and cover chipboard with patterned paper.
Line up each folded envelope along the crease of the cover and mark holes to be punched.
Bind all signatures together side by side.
Use 1/2 " circle punch to punch out 1/2 of a circle for area to pull out journal card or photo
Line up all signatures inside cover and bind with paper rings or ribbon.
Fashion closure of your choice and embellish as desired.

Anyone who subscribes to my YouTube video can enter a drawing for this mini album by emailing me with their name and mailing address.


It's Election Day!

I don't know about all of you...but I'm certainly glad it's just about over! Two years of political commercials and signs and I am BURNED OUT!

But on a positive note...whatever your choice, whatever your party...get out there and vote! It's an honor and duty to do so.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Beautiful Gold ATC's Received

Here are the photos of the beautiful ATC's I received in a swap entitled "All About Gold" from the ATC Connection Yahoo Group. If you are interested in participating in this group you may apply for membership at

My ATC Collection is certainly growing!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hi There from Omaha, Nebraska

Tonight I'm spending some time with my daughter and best friend Beth. Just a girls night, watching movies, surfin' and making homemade spaghetti.

I wanted to do a little bragging and show you my new husband calls her "Daisy". We've been Volkswagon lovers for so many years and actually have a 72 Super Beetle we intend on restoring, unless a really good offer comes up.

But here's a little pic of our fun little car...and she'll certainly beat 17 mpg from my Explorer!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

All Hallows Eve ATC Swap

Here are the ATC's I received from the All Hallows Eve Swap. What wonderful creations! I received these from the following artists:

The Skull entitled "Eek! A Spider!" by Lila
The Trick or Treaters Collage by Sabrina Evan
The Ghost by Connie Melton
The Trick or Treat card by Jennifer Ramey

Thanks to all of you! They are beautiful!!