February 16, 2010


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Postcards from Molokai

Here's a LO I did a couple of weeks back, also for the Webster Pages February Challenge to "Print on your Backsides". Once again I used a front side...thank goodness for creative license, and printed this wonderful wistful photo of Mia in Molokai last May. While we were there I happened upon some vintage Hawaiian stickers from Rubber Stamp Plantation, they are the Aloha From Hawaii line. I used their packaging (front and back) for the Vintage postcards on the LO. I am so in love with the way this LO came out that I am planning an entire mini-album, Postcards from Molokai, based around all the great vintage postcards from Hawaii I've been collecting. Just waiting for the new WP Seaside Retreat papers and embellies to arrive this week so I can get started on it. Have a great day!

February 15, 2010

Project 52 at Bad Girls

Hi all- Well I've just submitted my piece for my first Project 52 challenge over at Bad Girls. I just stumbled across their site last week while checking out one of my favorite designers over at Webster's Pages...Jaz (see her work here)!!! Anyway, I was instanly drawn to the work on the P52 site and new I was going to try to get something done by the deadline even though it was close and started thinking about the challenge. Wood Wire Botanical. This is what I came up with...Hope Springs Eternal.

I wanted to create a piece that relected my curent state of mind. I've been thinking about moving past my grief over mom's death. It's been a long 9 months but things are getting better all the time. I just find the human spirit so amazing. Even from the deepest pit of despair I find there is always hope. Thanks for looking!

February 8, 2010

CANDY from Websters Pages!!!!

Websters Pages is hosting a wonderful giveaway and I encourage you to check out the link! All you need to do is leave 5 comments on 5 different Webster's Pages/Tattered Angels posts in this special forum. The WP Design Team is awesoome so go check ot their work!

Then post about the giveaway on your blog or a forum you frequent. Include the link to the WP info!!!

Last, reply to this post on WP. If you aren't a memeber of their community sign up today! I promise you that you'll be inspired beyond belief :)

Then wait and see if you are the lucky winner. The new WP papers are gorgeous! I just ordered a bunch yesterday and can't wait until they arrive!

February 4, 2010

Live Chat

Just finished the live chat with Marion from A Piece Of Craft. She is working with Prima and will be hosting a live show for them every Thursday night at 6:30pm Pacific Time. She demoed a great box tonight and some really fabulous tags using all the new Prima lines and loads of Glimmer Mist. It was really fun.

Webster's Pages Obsession

I am so enamored with Websters Pages and if you haven't checked them out you should. I had purchased a bunch of their yummy papers last spring and promptly packed all my scrap stuff away after mom died. So imagine my delight 2 weeks ago when I rediscovered these beautiful fanciful papers. I have always been drawn to very bright bold graphics but for some reason all I want to use are these feminine fl orals right now.

They are having a monthly challenge asking to use a picture printed directly on the backside of their paper as a focal point. I was really intrigued by this technique and let me tell you that I played around for a long time before I felt like I could try it out. In the end I printed on a front side but this is definitely something I will play with some more.

I had one of my favorite pictures from our Molokai trip last year in mind to use and the light background made it a good candidate for this technique. I wanted to mimic the circular feeling of the water around Mia's feet in the pool and thought that layering some Prima flower petals would give a cool look. I Sprayed several white flowers with Tattered Angle's Glimmer Mist in Azure Blue, used the paper I sprayed them on as the background paper. I also Glimmered some Melissa Frances Crepe Paper that I had stuck WP Storyteller Alphas on. I have not played much with masking and I can see it becoming another obsession :)

The more I worked on this LO the more it seemed to be lending itself to a mermaid feel. It is by fay one of my most favorite pieces that I have done.

February 2, 2010

I'm Baaaacccckkkk

Well, if anyone checks up on me here is my official return to life post. Wow! I can't believe I've been off the grid for 8 months. My mom passed away suddenly on June 20th 2009 and it seems like my life screeched to a halt that day.

I don't want to dwell on the details of what life has been like grieving the loss of my mom but let's just say it's been rough. But, I've learned a lot about myself along the way. Most of all I KNOW I need time to create in order to feel like a human being.

Thanks to my friends Kris and Debbie for kidnapping me for a girl's night out 2 weeks ago. A scrap day followed and I am suddenly feeling so much better.

So, it is with a still heavy but beating heart that I will be posting here again.

My first LO in 8 months was of Mia, of course. She is always my inspiration. And this LO captures her essence, Naturally Beautiful.