Monday, April 30, 2007


My rock, my world, my everything.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Itchy feet...

If I don't go on a trip every few months I start to go a little crazy. Right now is one of those times. My last trip was to see Megan last November. I'm absolutely dying to go back to Britain. I love it there. I would move in a heartbeat. Frankly, almost anywhere in Europe would suit me. As it is, I'm stuck stateside until late summer, so I'll just have to post about my longing and hope it curbs the bug a little bit.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

some traditional layouts...

These are some LOs I did from using Elsie Flannigan's challenge book. :)

One of my favorite pics from Scotland.

Megan and Bob's engagement party.

My favorite Scottish pub.

A random pic of me.

Me, Meg and Sarah just before Megan left for England last summer.

Friday, April 20, 2007

A quick How-to

One day I was playing around with some ranger glass slides and had the idea to give them some dimension. Since a few people have asked me how I made them here's a quick tutorial. If something isn't clear feel free to ask questions! :)

To make them I pretty much just stamped and alcohol inked 6 slides and used a thin line of diamond glaze /crystal lacquer to hold them
together. While the adhesive was drying I propped each side up with some random item to hold it in place. Once the four sides were set in place I edged the top with diamond glaze, put my last slide on top and let that set. I have ideas for 3 dimensional objects which I would either put in at that time and/or hinges to add so they can open up but I ran out of slides. Roll Eyes Once all of the diamond glaze was set I used some embossing ink and some antique gold embossing powder along the edges to make them look kind of soldered on.

Some day I'll post a step by step with pics, but for now, that's all I've got.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Some canvases..

One of my favorite things to give as gifts are altered canvases. :) These are a couple of my my more simple ones.

One for my grandma.

One for my Brian.

One for my Dad.

One for my friend Karri.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

It's been too long.

I REALLY hate not having a camera to post pics of my stuff. It's frustrating and kind of makes me work a little less hard on things. I like to be able to show it off right away and get some feedback. :) On an upnote I got my printer working so once I DO finally get a camera I'll be able to print stuff at home again.

In the meantime, here's a prezzie I made for Tigger. It's a Tim Holtz inspired glass box.

Enjoy the Journey.