Wednesday, December 30, 2009

It's a Bead Soup Party!

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things is having a Bead Soup Party.... follow the link on my side bar to sign up. How it will work is....

First, you must have a blog!

Next, email her letting her know you want to go to the Bead Soup Party.

On January 11th, She'll contact everyone with your Party Partner and list all the Party Blogs.

You'll then send your Party Partner a Party Pack:
~ A focal
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)

When you get your package of beads, you make something with it, take a picture, and post it on your blog on February 1st. Then hop around to all the Party Blogs to see what everybody made!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Let Us All Eat Cake!

Here is what my pages look like for the
Marie Antoinette Mail Art group
6 x 6 Lacey Cake pages swap.
Cake Page Front
Background paper was clear embossed and
rubbed pink ink on and then wiped off.
Then stamped other images on in a Chocolate brown.
Laces, ribbons, rhinestones, flowers and pearls
were used for the cake layers.
Sample of the cake page backs
Embellished slightly different.
Personalized with each ladies first name initial.

Opens to reveal a yummy cake recipe I can't even begin to tell you the many hours I have spent making these.
And I could have spent even more adding more things
and more touches.
I had to stop myself and say okay your done.
It was a pleasure to make the 10 pages for the ladies.
Unfortunately one of the ladies wasn't able to continue.
So I have an extra page. Oh well.
Perhaps I'll use it for the cover of the book.
If I decide to make it into a book.
I could also hang them all together.
I have had some peaks of a few of the cakes that are already done.
But you have to wait until next year when I get all of them
to see what the rest of the ladies came up with.
No biggy it's just a few weeks away.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Gothic Arch Challenge ~ Domestic Goddess

Update: 12 - 4 - 2010
Made it into a refigerator magnet
for Gwendolyn and she bought it.
Wow! You are so sweet.
Thank You Oh so Much!
12 -14 -2009 I fell in love with this image of Lucy in her TV kitchen. It looks as if she is saying,
"Who me, a domestic goddess?"
See what the other artist came up with by clicking on this link for

PIF Teacup from Keke

Today is the 17th, three days after receiving Keke's tea cup she made for me I found out she made all of these embellishments...the cookies, loaf of bread, knife, place mat, mini teapot, tea cup,...etc. How cool is that.
Wrapped up in this pretty paper with a pink bow
Was this pretty altered Alice in Wonderland teacup
And a bonus bag of images, tea and chocolate Hershey kisses.
Thank You so Much Keke it is adorable!
I ate the chocolate immediately
And I will be making a cup of tea next!
It's that time of the month. So the timing was just perfect.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gothic Arch Challenge ~ Regal Lady

This is as far as I got tonight...I think she need something else...We'll see.
Here is a link to the other artist that participated in the Gothic Arch Challenge.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two for Tea?

I made this Alice in Wonderland themed altered tea cup for the PIF swap with Mad Tea Party Mail Art Group. This altered tea cup was forward to Stephanie Watt. Hope she'll like it and that it made it to her all in one piece.
UPDATE: She recieved her Alice Tea Cup. And she liked it. But unfortunately the saucer broke in half so she had to glue it back together. So much for careful packing.
The one Stephanie did for her pay it forward partner...(not me) is really adorable. She made it into a pin cushion. I have seen it in the Mail Art group where she posted a picture of it. I don't see it posted on her blog. So I guess you'll have to take my word for it. I personally think it is way cuter than mine.