Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Been busy!

Hi crafting friends! I've been busy making coasters & necklaces as a fund raiser for our Women's Retreat at church. I've made over 50 sets of coasters & about 50 cross necklaces. I'll post a picture of the necklaces later today!
Happy crafting!

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Altered Curio Case

OH MY GOSH!  This was the most amazing class I've ever taken!  I just can't say enough about Tim Holtz and his partner Mario! 
We sat down to a plain pine curio case.  Like the ones you'd find at Hobby Lobby.  You know, that ugly pine look.
We started altering the outside of the Curio Case.  We used paper, sewing patterns, a new product called tissue tape, ink, and paint.
After we all had our cases altered he pulled the cloths off of 6 tables that lined the center of the room.  It was like Christmas!!  Vintage trinkets of all kinds....and tons of them!!  He said he gets a lot of these treasures on ebay in bulk.  He had vintage kids cars, dice, film strip, light bulbs, computer parts, doll heads, game pieces and the list goes on and on!
I made each box a theme.  I made a box/square for Eric and used scrabble pieces to spell his name.  I used a Pepsi cap (since he's a Pepsi guy), some computer parts, film strip and a vintage camera trinket.
In my box I spelled my name out of very old typeset stamps.  I used a Coke bottle cap (since I'm a Coke girl), a game piece with 41 (my age), a scrabble piece with my initial on it and a key that has the word Journey on it.
In Tommy's box I spelled his name out with vintage game pieces and type letters, a domino piece, a dice, a vintage car that I altered with alcohol ink and a piece of projector film.
The other boxes are various themes.  One is a time theme.  Another a bird cage with a bird and grass, a butterfly, and a few other themes or hodge podge.
Here are a few pictures!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Super Fun Day with Tim!

I spent Saturday with Tim Holtz making beautiful altered art!  He is such an amazing guy and he's so kind too!

The first class was called Ultimate Alterations.  We made a layred and dimentional grunge book.  It's a bird care album/book.  Not sure what pictures I'll put in it, but it sure was super fun to make!

Next was Creative Blocks.  We layred mini canvas and used inks, paints and for the first time I used beeswax.  I love how this turned out!  It was so fun to learn all these new techniques!  I can't wait to get in my craft room and create more!  I'm heading back for an all day class here in a bit!  Can't wait to see what we create!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pictures from the Coaster Class

We had a great two Coaster Classes!  Here are a few pictures:

Here is a picture of some of their coasters:

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Some of the creations from the Coaster Class

Just got this new stamp and boy do I really like it!  These ladies added such an amazing touch to it.  Love these! 
The classes turned out great!  I had 6 ladies the first night and 2 the second night.  I'll be adding more classes soon!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

2 Coaster Classes

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 7:00 PM  OR
Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 7:00

Come learn how to make these hand stamped coasters.  The class fee of $20.00 will provide you with everything you need to make a set of four hand stamped tumbled tile coasters.  You will leave with a detailed direction sheet and the set of coasters you've made.

I have tons of stamps to choose from, but feel free to bring your own stamp.  The ideal size is about 3x3.  As long as the stamp is smaller then 4x4 it will work.

Email me to sign up!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Teacher appreciation card.  This stamp set is by Judith Light.  I love the tree and all the different accessory stamps you can get to go with it.  She has Christmas, Halloween and almost every holiday accessories.  Thanks to Kathy King for the tip on using the Diamond Glaze on the small stamps to make them pop!
One of my favorite pictures of Tommy.  His eyes really pop in this photo. 
Circus Layout 

Tommy went to the circus with Daddy and the Vesper's.  They got to meet some of the clowns!

Cute Sign

My Craft Room

Part of the craft obsession is the need to buy and organize!

I'm blessed to have an entire room devoted to my craft habit!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Layout Class at Slop Crop

We have a super exciting layout class at our next Slop Crop on April 10th! Lanette and Cathi will be teaching a two page layout class. It's called Just Hangin' Out. To sign up visit

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wow it's been a long time!

I can't believe I haven't spent more time on this blog. It's been since last July! I'm still doing lots of crafting and enjoying it greatly! I've gotten into a card group again. I'm doing a monthly stamp-a-stack with Sharon Armstrong. She makes the neatest cards! I love her classes!

I'm still making my coasters and selling them. I had a good Christmas sales season and I still enjoy making them. I've been in talks with a local gift shop to have my coasters in. I'm just a bit hesitant because I don't want it to become a "job."

My meetup group is really taking off. I changed the name to OhCrop! We're doing more activities and having a lot of fun! We're going to have some fun nights out as well as out regular one Saturday and Friday a month of scrapbooking. One night I'm planning is an evening of painting at It's where you get to take a bottle of wine into an art studio and learn to paint a portrait. I bet the paintings can get interesting with the more wine that is consumed. :)

We'd love to have you join our meetup. Come check us out at