Friday, August 28, 2009

Newsflash and a reminder...

Tomorrow,(Saturday, the 29th)from 1:00 to 5:00 I will be at Ever After Scrapbooks in Vista for the Altered Box class. We will be taking a blank box with all these wonderful trays with compartments in it for storing all of your goodies and creating beatiful pieces of art with them. I'll be bringing my glimmer mists and a ton of embellishments for your creating pleasure. You will customize the box the way you would like it in the colors you choose. Did I mention that these boxes are the perfect carrying case for your Glimmer Mist? Yep, you can get 24 bottles in one box. Hope you can come out to play, this is going to be one fun class! The pictures above are of some past glimmer boxes I have created.

I would also like to remind you that there is only 4 days left to enter the Divine Desert Diva's monthly challenge! Head on over to the Divas blog here for all of the details and how to enter. There will be a glimmery prize for the winner of the challenge!
Also, I have posted some new samples on the Tattered Angels blogfor inspiration. Check it out, and have a fantastic weekend all.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I Love this Place!

Flip Flop Album Class at Collective Journey

Yesterday I taught my Flip Flop glimmer mist album at Collective Journey in Redlands. These girls were on their game, and were loving the Glimmer Mist! Their projects came out beatiful, and we had a great time glimmering the day away. Let me just say, if you haven't been to Collective Journey before you must go. It is just a gorgeous store. Not only do they have tons of fantastic paper crafting supplies, but they have really cool gifty items too. And then there is the little Candy Shoppe in the store. I usually bring one of my girls to help me with things during class, and they all fight over who gets to go to Collective Journey with me. Maybe I will have to start drawing names, haha. Everyone who works there is just so friendly and helpful, you are sure to have a wonderful shopping experience there. I will be back at Collective Journey Sunday October 4th to teach the Spooky, Sparkly Halloween album. If the mojo fairy is with me today I should have a sample of the book to share with you tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Check it Out!

Head on over to the Divine Desert Divas blog at to enter our Challenge of the Month. There will be a yummy prize! While your there, don't forget to sign up for our next monthly crop on Sept. 11th, and Scrap Pink. You won't want to miss it. We have great special guests coming, prizes, raffles, and activities for you.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Magenta Site is Up!

Magenta has re-vamped it's website, take a look at
They have a fantastic selection of stamps from cutesy to vintage styles to choose from. Their stamps are high quality red rubber, and available wood mounted or cling style. They also have clear stamps, beautiful scrapbook papers, laser cut chipboard, die cut felt, and one of my favorite things - paper cuts, which are vintage image prints and scenery. While your there be sure to check out the gallery and the designers blogs for tons of inspiration. These are the new fall papers, just gorgeous!

These are some projects I made using Magenta products.
I used a canvas picture that I got at the dollar store for the base. I tore the paper off the back of the canvas to create a shallow shadow box. I painted the edge of the frame, and inside with antique white acrylic paint. The image in the top left corner is a Crafty Secrets image from the Birds and Botanicals booklet. I wrapped a wire around the frame and secured it in back to hang the bird post image from. The flowers are prima, and the buttons and lace are from my stash. I also added dingle-ball trim, and fringe to the bottom.

I used the bird post stamp, and the vintage letter stamp #95.214M for the images in the frame. I sprayed the paper for the letter with sand, and vintage pink glimmer mist. I sprayed the bird post image with old lace glimmer mist. The background paper is old sheet music, the image at the bottom right of the frame I cut from a book.

I used the weathered wood stamp #95.213M for the edge of the frame, with Tattered Rose distress ink from Ranger.

I made this little card using the Passions Printemps paper and the birds chipboard

You can easily spice up a recycled bottle by adding some bath salts, or whatever you want to fill the bottle, and then decorate with a stamped image and some ribbon, and other goodies.

I made this family mini album with the Passion Printemps line of scrapbooking papers, and the birds, butterflies and flower chipboard. Let me just tell you about this chipboard! It is laser cut, and the shapes are fantastic. You can ink,paint,sand,cover with patterned paper, glimmer mist them, the possibilities are endless. I also used the swirl stamp.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I've been a Croppin' Fool!

I've been enjoying a little cropping time with friends lately, and actually have gotten some layouts done(shocking, I know)!

The Terrific Tuesday Croppers

Divine Desert Divas Crop Friday August 14
Crowning a new Diva of the Month: Last months Diva of the Month crowns this months Diva, Joy Pierce.

Birthday Girls Pat Chastain(left), Joy Pierce(right)

Girls gone Wild!

If you haven't been to a Divine Desert Divas crop, you simply must sign up for next months crop on Friday September 11th. There is always lots of fun, laughs, food, prizes, and of course cropping! The fee is only $10.00 and you'll want to sign up early, they fill up fast!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Classes for the High Desert

Family Tree Layout Class: Tuesday, September 15th
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Aprile Peel's home
Class Fee $12.00
contact April

You will create a layout using Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Screens, Glimmer Chips,and Tattered Angels stamps. I will provide all of the above listed items. You will need to bring your basic class tool kit. (see sidebar at left for list)

Create your own photo frame
Wednesday, Sept. 30th
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $15.00
Aprile Peels home
contact Aprile at

For this class you will create a photo frame using an empty glimmer chips box, patterned paper, glimmer mist, glimmer chips, and misc. embellishments of your choice. I will provide these items for you. You will need to bring your basic class kit (list on sidebar at left)

These are new classes I will be teaching only here in the High Desert.
Please contact Aprile Peel at to sign up. I will close enrollment three days before the class, so please be sure to sign up before then.

Monday, August 3, 2009

CHA Projects

Hi all, sorry about the sporadic blogging lately. July turned out to be busier than I had anticipated. Now that CHA is over, I have posted the pictures of the projects I did for Tattered Angels for the show(above). These were created using the new goodies from Tattered Angels. Enjoy!