Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I Love Somerset!

I finally got my issue of Somerset Memories...hurray! I have three projects in this month's issue, on pages 62 and 63. They are all "hangers," in different sizes. All the Somerset Magazines/Books are my favorite and to be in one of them is such an honor for me!! The project on the yellow page has a photo of my Nana when she was young. One of the projects on the other page has a photo of me on a horse. The other one has vintage little boys. They reminded me of my guys when they were small.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

In the Cowgirl Mood

My latest purchase from one of my new fav shops really got me in the mood to do some cowgirl work. Check out Junk Gypsy for more funky cowgirl clothes and other goodies! I think I'll do something really cool with that fun bumper sticker... I made this "cowgirl" themed book to celebrate the women in my family who have inspired me. Inside I have scrapbooked images of my mother, mom-in-law, my grandmothers, aunts, sisters-in-law, and my two nieces. I put tabs on each page with an adjective describing them. I covered the book with heavy fabric and pom pom trim. The flower was a white paper flower that was rubbed and glittered.And that's all, y'all!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fun Weekend Away!

I had a great weekend working on tons of fun projects at The Premier Estates Scrapbook
Retreat....in a tiny town called Wallis, TX!
http://www.premierestates.com/ I went with an old friend and her art group. In between working on projects, we did some antique shopping. I found my heaven in an old five and dime! The sweet lady who owned the store must have been in her 90's. She had an old cash register with the big crank that said, "chichingggg." She gave me some old patterns and must have thought I was a nut buying this stuff. I think I made her day!

Here are a few altered books that I finished. These 1960 hair nets were a steal at .50 each! I tossed the nets of course...although they WERE made from "real hair!"

I got my books from for pennies, and the pattern girl and papers were the freebies!
Something fun I made on the last day of the retreat! My "PLAY" banner!

(Pam Garrison inspired)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Altering My "Old" Suitcase

Here is the vintage suitcase I bought while on my Arizona shopping spree...full of lots of goodies I also HAD to purchase....hehe!
In AZ, Lilia had a gorgeous suitcase that held all of her class kits and supplies. She inspired me to alter one of my own!

Here is a front and back view of my finished project! I used a little girl photo of myself "holding" two of my digi kits. I used pink spray paint and then layered deeper pink and white acrylic paints. The bird is from another digi kit, and the words are from an old school reader. I applied Mod Podge after painting. For a finishing touch, I added some of the trim that I found at the incredible AZ store called SAS.