Friday, December 28, 2007

Altered Tin Swap

I'm finally getting around to posting the pictures of the Altered Tin I created for a swap this past summer. I had to create two Altered Tins. It took forever for me to come up with a design that I was pleased with. I knew that I didn't just want to alter the tin, but that I wanted to also include a little sussie inside. For those of you who don't know, a sussie is another name for Lagniappe or a little something extra. So I racked my brains in the sweltering humid heat of late June and early July and finally hit upon the idea of a small specialized recipe book inside the tin. So I created 5 small cards to fit inside the tin with recipes of summertime drinks printed on them. I embellished each recipe with drink stickers. The cover of the drink tin needed to represent some far off place and as you can see, I thought of a tropical paradise setting. The palm tree was handmade. The inside cover is a replica of a postcard from paradise. Hope you enjoy looking.

All drinks are non-alcoholic.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Back in the Saddle Again

Well its been a while since I posted. I have been soooo busy with work and other committments that Scrapbooking has been placed on the back burner, not completely forgotten but just sitting back and simmering.

I have worked on several recipe cards lately and am in the process of creating a book of baby's first. I also want to work on a small book for my dad for his birthday that just passed. I turned 72 last week. I can't believe that my wonderful father is 72 or even more shocking is that I will soon be 50, well okay in a few years, but still its there just looming in the not too distant future. But then you know the alternative to getting older is not anything I want to think about.
Will post some pictures soon.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Lafayette Swarm

Today for the first time in about three weeks, it has not rained. I am soooo tired of the rain. The only good thing about the rain is I have been able to scrap. This weekend I even decided to hold a cricut swarm. I had 4 scrapbuddies come to the house on Friday and again on Saturday. We had a wonderful time. I cooked supper for everyone of Friday and then on Saturday night we ran into town to pick up Indian food. I didn't get as many pages as I would have liked done but playing hostess was fun also. Here is a picture of us at the swarm.

I now need to go to the cricuit site and enter our swarm into the monthly drawing for free cricut merchandise.

Below is one of the projects that I as able to complete during the swarm.

I will post more later.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

National Scrapbooking Day.

Spent National Scrapbooking day at a Mega Crop. We have so much fun. I learned a few new tricks and completed my pregnancy journal. Several of the ladies asked the owner of the shop if she would allow me to teach a class on mini albums. I love making mini albums. Here are a few shots of the pregnancy journal I just completed.

Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


Welcome to my studio. I am an avid crafter and gardener. I love to create scrapbook pages, mini albums, handmade cards and soap and toiletry items. I recently bought a cricut personal cutter and have been enjoying it. If you are interested in seeing my garden shots just use the link posted here and you will be transported "Through the Garden Arbor".