Friday, October 31, 2008

Blog Candy Winners!

Drum roll please.....

and the winner of the lovely eyelet set is number 18 scarycheri!!!!

and because it's Halloween I wanted to give out a few more treats so I let the random number generator pick 2 more winners to receive a digital collage sheet.
Those winners are number 6 crooked heart art~ tabby and number 98 altered rounte.

Thanks for playing! I just might have another eyelet set to give away next month so check back!

On another note, today at work we had a pumpkin decorating contest. Each department had one to decorate, and my department - Therapy won first place! Below is our spider pumpkin. Yes, her body is the pumpkin, which was painted black and covered with glitter spray. It was my first time altering a pumpkin!
But what I'm really in love with are the babies. I saved one to keep at my desk :). Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Frozen In Time

I finally had a chance to play with the XXX Small Frozen Charlottes, and this necklace is what I came up with. It's called "Frozen In Time" (the "Bezel" is a watch case) and it's listed HERE on my site. The tiny doll is set in glass-like resin :).

I also listed a few pair of arms and legs and an Xlarge doll head here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


My friend Bianca showed me a few tricks with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) on Friday, and this is what I made! I loved using it with the Memory Frames! You simply tape the frame on top of a rubber stamp, pour in the melted UTEE, and rub with perfect pearls after it is cool enough to remove from the stamp! The small cab was done in a similar way, but with a cookie cutter. I just LOVE the texture and it's SO easy. Thanks Bianca!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

German Inspiration :)

The above art is by mixed media artist Beth Quinn! For your inspiration, I've added a whole gallery of her lovely work to the site! See it HERE!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

German Dolls and Parts!

I've just added LOTS of GORGEOUS antique German Dolls and parts to the site. Frozen Charlottes in SEVEN sizes, Frozen Charlies, Hand-painted German Doll heads and MORE! I'm completely enamored with these and didn't want to let them go, but I'm certain you'll give them good homes!
All excavated from the grounds of old German doll factories.
These beauties date back from 1880-1900!
Please note: some of them are in limited supply so get them now :).
You can find them all HERE!

The story of frozen Charlotte and frozen Charlie: It is said that these dolls were named after an old poem, which the author based on a story read in the newspaper. In the poem, dear Charlotte and Charles set off in a carriage to attend a New Year’s Eve ball. The night was frigid, and Charlotte’s mother begged her to put on a coat. The vain Charlotte refused as she didn’t want to wrinkle her dress. When they arrived to the ball, Charles extended his hand, only to find that she had frozen to death. The mourning Charles soon died of a broken heart.
In Germany, these small porcelain dolls were also baked into Christmas cakes and puddings. The lucky child who found the doll was entitled to a prize!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Blog Candy Giveaway - "Eye"let Candy!

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Okay, this is one giveaway you will DEFINITELY want to enter - Courtesy of Coffee Break Design.
I have for you an INCREDIBLE eyelet setting kit full of scrumptious eyelets that have been discontinued! If you win, you will get:
An eyelet setter, THREE leather punches, and 1200 unique eyelets (these are EZ set aluminum eyelets that set beautifully and don't split on the backs)
the types and shapes of eyelets include heart mixture, angel mixture, triangle mixture, teddy bear mixture, halloween mixture, pastel yellow, star mixture, diamond mixture, lavender mixture, square mixture, butterfly mixture, and holiday mix.

To Enter the drawing: Post about this giveaway on your blog and link back to my blog (a giveaway like this should be shared), and then leave me a comment.
I will draw one lucky winner (using a number randomizer) on Oct. 31st, Halloween! Trick or Treat?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tim Holtz Idea-ology

I just finished listing some yummy products from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology line on my site. Below are just a few of the goodies. See them all HERE!

I've also listed several of the Memory Frames and glass HERE. Supplies are limited right now, but I'll be stocking up again soon.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Altered Tin Swap

I made this little piece for an altered tin swap I have this weekend for Indiana Altered Arts. I used an Altoids tin and some things I had laying around my studio.

The outside of the tin in textured and aged like so. Doesn't it look like burnt marshmallows? Makes me want some s'mores!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Shop For the Cure

I wanted to share this gorgeous tag made by the talented and strong Sherry Smyth using the Lucy collage sheet. Sherry has a blog called Shop for the Cure and all proceeds from sales will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Be sure to stop by Sherry's blog, say hi, and maybe purchase some lovely art for a noble cause.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Weekend of Vending and Crafting

What a weekend! Here's my set-up at the Indieana Handicraft Exchange and the Harrison Center for the Arts. I had a blast selling my jewelry, and met SEVERAL fantastic artists and crafters. We were also graced with live music throughout the event. I can't wait for next year!

Friday night was VERY busy!

Moi. Now you see why I've been quiet lately. I didn't even have enough room on my table for all my stuff!