Showing posts from October, 2012

Forget the Bakin' with Makin's Clay!

I am totally in love with Makin's Air Dry Clay. It's just like playing with clay when I was a little girl, but this one sets up and hardens without any baking or long wait periods. You can cut it, sand it or texturize it, and it always comes out looking fabulous! Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see how you can win some cool tools and supplies from Makin's Clay, and be sure to click on the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop button at left to hop to other blogs and see some more wonderful creations.

This cool box began as a Goodwill find. I think my friend Nancy Kennedy actually found it and handed it to me. (Thanks, Nancy!) I knew it was going to be something special.

The finished box is designed to holds precious memories: a child's small toy, pretty rocks from special places, travel souvenirs or just about anything you can think of.

Here's how I made it:

Makin's Clay, Black, white and yellow (I knew I was going to paint it so wasn't too worried…

Shameless Self-promotion

I am honored to let you know that there is a review of my new book, Scrapbooking for Home Decor, on the Favecrafts blog. See it here. Kathryn Wright wrote such nice things about it and I am truly humbled.  

You can get your own copy and have it signed at one of the following:

Sunday, October 7, 2-4 p.m.
Trinity Baptist Church
5970 Brighton-Clopton Rd.
Brighton, TN
(901) 476-8889
Proceeds from the sales on October 4 will benefit Trinity Baptist Church's new Awana program for children.

Thursday, October 11, 5-7 p.m.
Electica Scrapbooks and Stamps 2965 N. Germantown Rd. (next door to Eat Well Japanese Restaurant)
Memphis, TN (901) 377-0730

If you can't make it to one of these events and would like a copy, it is available from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Thanks for looking. Now go hug your sweetie!


With today being October 1, our Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop is once again in full swing and this time, we're featuring seasonal home decor. Be sure to use the forward/back buttons on the Designer Crafts Connection logo at left to move through the hop.

Today is also what would have been my Granny's 105th birthday, the woman who had a great role in making me the artist I am today. Happy birthday, Granny. I know you're having a fine time in Heaven!

I attended a wonderful gilding workshop this weekend sponsored by the Memphis Calligraphy Guild with instructor Roann Mathias, the über talented calligrapher, painter and all-around good girl/great artist and teacher, as well as one of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine's Artisans for 2012. If you ever have the opportunity to take one of her workshops, don't hesitate. She is patient, organized and a wealth of information.

We were up to our necks in gold leaf. If you've ever used this stuff, you know how it loves to …