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I have started this blog to help me get my craft projects out for everyone to see. My crafts are my therapy. I find peace in creating special ideas for friends and family. This is a new adventure for me and I plan on enjoying the ride

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Wow!!  What a project.  This took me five hours to complete but I did have alot of fun. Again...obessed with my metal.  I saw birdhouse at a giftshop yesterday and I thought..I bet I can make that.  Tammy and I went to Hobby Lobby and she got me a bird house.  I'm really excited about how it came out.  Its amazing what you can do with metal...my ideas are endless.  Tammy bought me another project so stay tuned...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Metal Cross

Working with more metal from Ten Seconds..I can't seem to get enough of this stuff.  I havw been wanting to try this for awhile.  I took different color metals, embossed and distressed each piece.  I'm not one to keep scraps but for this particular project I have been keeping my metal scraps..and boy am I happy I did..I really, really like the way it came out.  This is a perfect gift for any occasion. Let's see what else I can do with this metal...I still have scraps...LOL!   

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fun with Grunge Board

I saw this idea several months ago using grunge board to make a braclet.  Thought I would give it a try.  I realize today I need to get several more colors of paint.  I was limited on the colors.  I do think this is a great idea and the grunge board really does feel like a piece of leather.  I can't wait to make some in additional colors and variations.  Of course I had to add some bling...thats for you Prissy..LOL!  It was alot of fun to make and may make a great craft class. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Storage Box

I dreamed about this box...I had to make it real.  I had this box laying around in my workshop.  Just waiting to be used.  One of my new obsessions is Ten Seconds metal.  I embossed and distress the metal and used it to cover this box.  Colors used were slate and red.  I cut the embellishments in black vinyl.  I added some red, and clear bling to add the treasure chest effect.  I filled it with some embelllishment and set it beside me in my workshop.  I have so many other ideas for this metal...can't wait to try them all out.  Let me know what you think? 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Artistic Journey Tag

I'm so excited.  Prissy and I are taking some classes in Dallas the first of October.  It's called the Artistic Journey.  Hoping to learn all kinds of new stuff and bring back some new ideas for everyone.  They asked everyone taking the class to make a tag which represents yourself.  Within the past year I've been trying to find where I belong. I'm working on it and know following my heart will bring me full circle.  I love my crafts...I can't get enough.  I want to learn more everyday. I have all these ideas in my head...I see these finished projects in my head.  Working on trying to make them real.  I've prayed and asked where God wants me to go..I always end up at my craft table.  What stops me is I get scared..its new.  I guess fear of the unknown.  Can I do this? Will people really like my stuff?  Do I have what it takes?  These are just some of the questions that stop me from completing my circle.  I hope you stick with me and see where this journey goes...til next time!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Request for frames

Well here we have it..a request for frames.  My sister was going to a baby shower and we found out the parents were decorating the nursery in UT Longhorn decor.  They are a very special couple and will make great parents.  According to my sister they thought she bought it and wanted to know where she got it..made me feel good.  It is made up of Longhorn paper and a piece of embossed metal.  I found the longhorn symbols at at UT store in Dallas.  I thought they added a great touch.  The second frame was ordered by my cousin.  She has a new office and wanted to add some special touches.  I laughed..she is going to add a picture of me and her boyfriend in it.  Her frame is made with some Ten Second Studio influence.  I really liked the final outcome.  My cousin is keeping me pretty busy.  She like this frame so much she has asked me to make a door hanging for her office door so that project is to come very soon.  Alot of things in the works and you will be getting a lot of information from me soon.  Stay tuned!