Beautiful Glass Pendants

Beautiful Glass Pendants
Lovely Pink, Green, or Amber Glass

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Helping With a School Project

It's been a long time since I was asked to help with a school project, but this one was a pleasure! My niece (nephew's wife) has a niece that is doing a school project where they need to get valentines from every state. I asked her if it was OK if I made one and was thrilled when she said yes! I also haven't been able to make a card with pink and glitter for a long time either! Here is the finished product which I think turned out cute!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse...and for heaven's sake....make it CUTE!

One of my goals for this craft room project is to recycle, repurpose and reuse...and of course redecorate...and make cute, as many things as I can for this room. Most of the crafters I know are very thrifty buyers and have that eye for a bargain as well as making something work for a new purpose.

Let's have those ideas artists everywhere!! I may not use them, but I'll post them for others to see and put to use in their own worlds.

Remember.....I LOVE the Wizard of Oz so I'm going to try to stay with my theme without going too far off the deep end!

Craft Room Transformation Step 1--Embellishment Organization

This is my first video in a series during the transformation of my craft room to fabulous....and on a budget!

All your ideas and comments welcome! I hope I can share them all with you!

Craft Room Organization and Improvements

Tonight I posted a video I vowed never to do....give the world a look into my craft room. Now even the most organized person in the world can get messy when they are crafting. Ideas and inspiration appear...and our little hands go to work.

I've decided to do a series of videos just on the transformation of my craft room. We purchase a new home (new to us) just one year ago. I have, by choice, migrated my craft room to the basement which is partially finished (just the ceiling is open on part of the area). I am going to transform my craft room from it's purest form...which is spacious and organized, coordinated and by all means cute!

Here are some of the pictures before I moved my things down there. The photo of my husband is where my space actually is now. We moved his office, or most of it upstairs. The other photos are of the rest of the basement which you can clearly see are very spacious.

I am vowing to do this project on a budget. We've discussed in the last months that we need to evaluate want versus need like most Americans.

I'm going to do my very best and take all my crafter friends along for the ride. I would be very appreciative if any of you have ideas or tips to help along the way!

Please be patient as this is not going to happen like it does on TV! It will be over a span of time like most of us have to work into our lives and check books!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New ATC Rolodex Group

As everyone can see I love to make ATC's. If you haven't already tried this fun project, give it a try! I like the jams better than just theme trades. If you don't know what the heck I'm talking about, here's a condensed version:

ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) Rule 1: Cards are 2.5" x 3.5"(baseball card/playing card size) unless otherwise specified, Rule 2: ATC's are traded, never sold.

ATC Jams: Cards are created in multiples of 3. The first person creates 3 base cards with a backgrounds and anything else they choose, they then send it onto someone else in the group and they put their artwork on the card, as well as a label with their information on the back, then they send it onto a 3rd person who adds their artwork and label, then keeps one card and sends the other 2 to the first person, the first person keeps one and sends the last one onto the second person. That's a Jam! Most of the people I jam with also add 3 or more new backgrounds along with the Jam they are in onto another person.

I've decided to put a twist on ATC's. I've created a Yahoo Group for Rolodex Jams. All rules of an ATC Jam still apply, except that we are putting them on Rolodex cards. There are several sizes of Rolodex cards, but we will be using; the small ones are 2.25" x 4", the larger ones (usually on the rotary files) are 3" x 5". If you'd like a better view, check out and you can see all the items.

Rolodexes can be purchased very inexpensively on eBay or at WalMart.