Monday, January 26, 2009

More Alice in Wonderland

Here's another bookmark in my Alice in Wonderland series. The vintage page quote and illustration is mounted on two layers of textured cardstock. The flying pig is rubber stamped and cut out, and the clock is computer generated. I've attached fiber and two beads to complete the piece. This is a favorite of mine - I just love the Walrus's philosophy - click on the photo to get a better read.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Alice Through the Looking Glass

These are the first two tags in my series of Alice in Wonderland bookmarks. Well, I originally made them as bookmarks, but I think they would also make wonderful tags for scrapbooking. I found a vintage book that was a MacMillan classic, in poor condition for almost nothing, and I'm using it to make these tags. The addition of some printed quotes and chalk ink complete the look. These are quick and fun and there will be lots more on the way.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Flickr Photostream

I've just joined FLICKR and would love to have you come and see my photostream. As I develop new cards I'll be adding them to my album, so please stop by often!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Organize Your Junk!

I am definately a saver. I hate to throw away anything that I might be able to use at a later time. This is especially true with all those great patterned papers I've accumulated. So I pulled out my punches and started using all those bits and pieces. It's so much easier to be inspired and create a project when you have your supplies all ready to go! So far I'm into squares, but I will progress on to circles and other shapes. You can pay a ridiculous amount of cash for pre-cut paper and cardstock, but with a few punches and all your scraps they won't cost you a thing. You just need to set aside some time and focus on making your own.

Hand made Vs. Store bought.

Which would you prefer?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Back to Business

It's been quite some time since I've made any new cards, and I think it's time to get back to business! Here's a new set of cards I just finished. They're all assembled on gold pearlescent cardstock and the greeting is stamped on vellum, then layered over the patterned retro scrapbook paper. While working on these cards, I decided I need some new retro punches or dies, so it looks like I'll be doing more shopping in the near future!