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Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Gag Gift

My family has decided to have a $5.00 brown bag exchange, as well as, drawing names.  Everyone gets a gift for $5.00, wraps it, before it is put under the tree, my aunt will put all the gifts in a big brown grocery bag, so nobody knows whose is whose.  We draw numbers, 1st person picks gift and opens it, 2nd person can take 1st gift or choose another one and so on and so forth.  This year I've decided to add a little extra something to the $5.00 gift I purchased.  HO HO HO Merry Christmas everyone!


Friday, December 16, 2011

Steampunk Charms

One of the ladies in my groups had joined a Steampunk Charm swap, when se received her envelope of returns, the envie was open and empty (horrible).  Our wonderful hostess, Claudine Criner, asked for volunteers to get some charms out to her for a replacement.  Here are 5 that I whipped up and am mailing out to her today.  I am hoping this brings a smile to her face and doesn't discourage her from future swaps as the charms I received from her were lovely.

Monday, December 12, 2011


I have been making jewelry for awhile now, so I decided to make some bracelets for everyone in a Santa Swap that I hosted.  I added them to a little stocking before mailing.   Sorry for the bad pics as I had to take them with my phone.

Christmas Tags & TP Album

This time of year is so busy for everyone it seems.  I have been lacking in my posts, so here are several creations that I have done since last post.

Christmas Tags for a swap

Christmas album I made from Toilet paper rolls with tags.  This is going to a secret partner for Secret Santa swap that I hosted, hope she likes it.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Ornaments

Couple of Christmas ornaments that I did.  First attempt at making ornaments and I'm really excited with how they turned out.  Both were painted with acrylics then embossed with UTEE and some glitter was added to make it a little more festive.  The trunk on the Xmas tree is Flower Soft (I think there might be another name for it).  Hope my partner likes them as much as I do.
Snowflake Ornament

Xmas Tree Ornament

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mystery Card - Altered

On ATC_Fun a Mystery Item was sent out with a card.  I altered the card a bit for the 2nd part of the challenge.
Mystery Card before

Mystery Card altered

Merry Moos

Here are some Merry Moos I created for a swap I'm in.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

TP Rolls

I made these for a swap I was in, the theme was red, black, cream and tan.  I'm extremely happy with the way they turned out.  Especially considering I had never done them before.


Journal Pages

Some of my favorite journal pages.


Some more charms that I have made for previous swaps.

Christmas Dangle for ATC_Fun swap

Christmas Hearts for ATC_Fun swap

Halloween Domino Charm

Memory Glass Charms

My son the artist

This is a picture that my fabulous son drew and colored when he was 8 years old.  What an artist he is.

Steampunk charms 2

This is the second set of charms I made.  I embossed some Vintaj pieces with a Tim Holtz folder, alcohol inked them, the sanded them down for depth.
Front side

Back side

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Steampunk Charms

Here's some pics of some Steampunk Charms that I needed to make for a swap I'm in on a yahoo group.  This is the first set of 8 that I needed to make.  They are washers that I picked up from a hardware store.  On the front I used alcohol inks to give it some spunk, then I put some tiny clock pieces on with glossy accents.   On the backside I glued paper then used glossy accents to seal it in.  I needed some way to add a clasp so I decided to run some wire in and around, I think it gives it the final touch.  Hope the players are as happy with them as I am.
Close up of the front
Closeup of the back

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Winter Mermaid

This is the Winter Mermaid that I made for ATC_Fun swap.  This was such a great swap, I had so much fun making her.  Can't wait for the next one.  Bring it on!