Thursday, December 29, 2011

AlphaStamps Giveaway Time!

The folks over at AlphaStamps are having some awesome giveaways this week! Check them out.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Christmas Tin

I joined a Vintage Christmas Altoid Tin swap over on
I was partnered with the brilliant Killam_Creative and this is what I came up with for her.

The husband cut a hole in the lid with the Dremel and I used strips of balsa to build the little window.

The lights, tin, garland around the outside, the tree behind Santa and the toys in front of him and the star on the top of the tree all came from Everything else I found in my stash.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

'Tis the Season...already!?

The leftovers have all been put away, which means my denial of the fact that Christmas is creeping up on us has done no good yet again. There is even some snow showers in our forecast for later this week. It was almost 70 degrees yesterday! I'm so not ready for this.

But, because I can't fight the inevitable, these are some little ornaments I made for a swap on the AlphaStamps Yahoo Group. I love the little Brownie stamps. Their chicken legs and big bellies crack me up.

(AlphaStamps has a great sale going on right now with some awesome giveaways!)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Another Give Away!

Time for another awesome AlphaStamps giveaway! These goodies should not be missed!

Friday, September 30, 2011


These are some things I whipped up for AlphaStamps. I'm not sure which is my favorite, but I'm leaning towards the hat.

Sacred Heart Shrine

AlphaStamps sells these wonderful little scared heart shrines. They've got several styles and at the moment, this is my favorite. I took some cheapy craft paint and a stylus and went to town making dots. Its kind of reminds me of oaxacan wood carvings.

Maybe I'll try adding some metal to the one with the wings next!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New AlphaStamps Challenge!

Check out the new challenge at AlphaStamps. You could win 10 of their fabulous collage sheets!

"Use any of the adorable kitties from the Catnip Kittys Collage Sheet and a Ginormous Manila Tag to create a Halloween-themed piece of artwork! We’re looking for creative fabulousness (and some spooky cats)!

Submissions are due by NOON (PST) Sunday, September 25th (2011). Voting will be open from September 28th - midnight October 5th, with the challenge winners posted on Saturday, October 8th. (2 winners! Popular vote and Editor’s Pick.)"

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Don't forget!

Make some cool art - win some awesome stuff!
See the attached blog post for all the halloween goodies.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Another Great AlphaStamps Giveaway

Check out the awesome giveaway from AlphaStamps! That prize pack is full of spooky goodness!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


The advent calendar I made for AlphaStamps is in a contest. Please go vote if you've got the Twitter thing. (I have to admit I don't know how Twitter works with the @ and # things. Yes, its kind of embarrassing)


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Circus Swaps on Alpha Stamps

The gang at Alpha Stamps is hosting a couple of circus themed swaps. (the link ) Here are some pieces I put together for them.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Garden Fairy Swap on

These were created for the Garden Fairy swap on Pretty much everything I used can be found there.

Tiny Little Tin

My pal Kristin & I like to do little weekend swaps every now and then. We come up with an idea on Friday and have to have the finished item in the mail on Monday. This is our most recent one. It started as a mint tin, not unlike an altoid tin, but smaller. Much smaller. The overall size is 2 3/8 by about 1 5/8.

All of the paper I used came from the Graphic45 "Le Cirque" line.

VIP Swap

As usual, I made these items for a swap on Craftster. Most of my work is created either for swaps or for Alpha Stamps design team. I tend to have trouble with creating without a specific reason why.

Anyway...the point of this swap was to create items for the recipient to know how oh, so very important they are.

A VIP bunting to so everyone can see how important she is.

A close up of one of the pennants

An important party hat.

A little bird to do her bidding.

The papers used are all by Graphic45 and the glitter is Distress Stickles. Pretty much everything I used can be found on

Sunday, December 26, 2010

AlphaStamps Giveaway

Check out the great giveaway at AlphaStamps.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Steampunk Advent Calendar

This is the steampunk advent calendar I came up with for the AlphaStamps Design Team, using Graphic45 "Steampunk Debutante" paper and a billion bits and pieces from Alpha (including a bunch of Tim Holtz products). I have to say this was the most labor intensive thing I've done to day and I think its my favorite as well.

In the second picture you can see the side of the box. I used a dimensional paint to create the soldered seams and rivets to beef up the steampunkiness of it. The overall size is about 12 inches by 12 inches and each little drawer is right around 2x2.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Steampunk Debutante

I made some items for the AlphaStamps Design Team using Graphic45's Steampunk Debutante paper and a ton of metal bit and pieces from AlphaStamps.

The roses on the first piece were made with the G45 paper. They were a blast make and I really love out they turned out.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Angel Slide Mailer

This is a slide mailer I made for the Alpha Stamps Design team. I love how the gold leaf covered the mailer. It gave it a great antique look.

Products used:
Angel Collage Sheets
Gold Leaf (scroll to the bottom of the page)
Slide Mailer

Monday, October 11, 2010

Altered Canvas

This is an altered canvas I made as a birthday gift. Its 6x6 and about 1.5 inches deep so it will stand upright by itself.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Alpha Stamps Warm, Spicy “Autumn Colors” Giveaway

I love fall! (even though its supposed to get close to 90 degrees here today. Blech)

Check out this great giveaway from Alpha Stamps.