Showing posts from September, 2012

Skeletons in My Closet

Welcome to the All Things Altered Blog Hop!

It's getting close to the bewitching time of year, and while I'm not a big Halloween fan, I am a fan of wonderful quotations. When I saw this quote by George Bernard Shaw: "If you can't get rid of the skeletons in your closet, you'd better make sure they can dance," I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

I had been hoarding these little 6" skeletons for a couple of years and I think I bought them as a garland at Dollar Tree. They've been sitting in my Favorite Stash Drawer (yes, it's all caps because everything in there is just that important), waiting for me to take them out to dance (no pun intended).

Larry and I are junk store junkies and a few weeks ago we went to a row of them in Memphis, just spending the day browsing. I went in one and immediately turned around and came back out. The proprietor laughed at me because he knew I was afraid of the 16' stack of junk on either side of each aisl…

Mark your calendars!

I will be having two book signings for my new book, Scrapbooking for Home Decor, in October. It contains 12 projects with complete details on how to recreate them for yourself. I will have several of the projects from the book on display at each signing so you can get an up-close and personal look.

Sunday, October 7Trinity Baptist Church, 2-4 p.m.5970 Brighton-Clopton Rd in Brighton, TN (Proceeds from the Trinity sale will benefit Trinity's new AWANA program.)

Thursday, October 11 Eclectica Scrapbooks and Stamps, 5-7 p.m.,  2965 North Germantown Parkway Suite #104

Books will be available for purchase at each location. If you just want to stop by and say, "Hi" that will be fine too!
Hope to see you soon!


This is it, technically a three-post week. Ok, enough of that.

CraftyKT is sponsoring a Kool Tak Manufacturer Challenge, the Fabulously Fall Blog Hop. Kool Tak has some wonderful products (I especially love the Super Tacky Tape!). I also received the Layer Perfect tool, Kool Tak Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets, Clear Foam Tape and Clear Adhesive Foam pads.

We have a blog hop going. Yep, that's right. Just click on the Designer Craft Connection button at left to hop forward or backward and see some other projects made with these great tools by eleven more CHA designers.

I had lots of ideas for my first post on this subject, but decided to start with a nice simple scrapbook page about Jim and Mildred Wilson, my maternal grandparents. I took a little artistic license with the Fall theme, but after all, brown, orange, peach and black are fall colors.

What's that? What do you mean there's no journaling? Of course there is. I tucked it into a pocket on the back because I just had to…

Drum roll, please.....

This is a first, at least for 2012. As of Saturday morning, I will have two - count 'em - two posts in one week. Be sure to come back Saturday for a new blog hop with some of my favorite products and a scrapbook page about my maternal grandparents!

Everything Old is New Again...

...sounds like a good line for a song. Oops! It's already a line in a song, but it explains the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop for September. The theme is "vintage" and you can apply that any way you like. My take on it was to use items I had collected in my stash that I'd had for more than five years. The only exception was the DCWV Timeless Stack paper slab that I picked up on sale last week.

My project began with an upcycled panel, a $2 yard sale find, which had already been upcycled from being a cabinet door to a welcome sign. I cut out the center, added mulberry paper, Sophisticated Finishes copper paint, Krylon-painted chicken wire, foam board and beautiful paper for a jewelry hanger that is not only practical, but adds a nice vintage look to my bedroom and keeps some of the jewelry handy that I wear most often.

Here's how I did it:

• Cabinet door or picture frame
• Mulberry paper
• Sophisticated Finishes paint, copper
• Chicken wire
• Krylon…