Joy Mail!

Look what I got in the mail today! Twelve Days of Christmas paper pack, created by Graphic 45. This is my favorite Christmas collection, bar none! I cannot WAIT to get started on my holiday album! If you love these papers, place your order now for a holiday album or journal to give as a gift, so I have plenty of time to create and ship.

Provence Lavender Folio

Here is what I created last evening. This might be fun to use for your passport, ticket, and ID when you travel! The folio measures 12″ x 6″; $35.00

Fancy Little Pockets for Gifts!

Aren’t these little pockets/pouches adorable? They are made from recycled book pages sewn together and are quite sturdy. Some have pockets within pockets that hold cards and blank paper to write or draw on; great for adding to an album or for writing, drawing or pasting in photos. A great way to present a large cookie or a chocolate bar to a loved one, as well! Each one measures approximately 5.75″ x 6.25″ and sells for twenty-six USD plus shipping. (There may be small variations in size for each unique pocket.) Enjoy!

 

Bloom Album

Here is my latest album, made with the Bloom collection from Graphic 45. This video will show you the inside of the journal. I also made a tag with the Bloom paper as background, and scraps from other paper collections adding embellishments. This was made for a challenge to use many different G45 papers in one project. EnJoy!

 

 

My Latest Invention!

I had the brilliant idea to make a travel altar in a box! Here is the one I created for myself; I can customize for your preferences. Mine holds the elements of fire (candle), water, earth (stone) and air (feather), along with some dried flowers and images of my Sufi teachers and our Sufi master. EnJoy! Send me a message if you’d like to custom order an altar.

Birthdays and Valentines, Oh My!

This past Sunday, February 10th, I celebrated a major birthday, yay! One of my guests was born on the 11th, so she came to my party and we had a good time. Of course yesterday was Valentine’s Day, and although I don’t have a love in my life at present, I gave myself the gift of a raspberry shortbread bar for dessert (oops, I forgot to take a photo!).

Here I am in my new birthday outfit!

Birthday Party Outfit

Over the past few days I’ve been creating more delicious art pieces, which you might love to purchase:

I now have 5 journals in a local shop, Serendipity in Grass Valley! If you’re in the area, please go in the shop to have a look and perhaps buy one or more of my journals! The address is 131 Mill St., at the corner of Bank. It’s in the old bank building, down the hall from the front entrance.

Finally, I’ll be teaching 4 more art classes at my local Ben Franklin shop in March, every Monday from 12:30-4:30 pm. I hope some of you will join me! Here are the dates and classes:

March 4:  Paper Purses
March 11: TP Tube Mini Album
March 18: Savvy Salvage Journal
March 25: Tiny Notepads and Trinket Boxes
Go to the calendar page for details; you can register via phone or in person at Ben Franklin. Be sure to read the supplies lists and make your purchases before each class! https://emailcontact.com/calendar/view/4299

 

 

 

Fresh Today!

Here is a new little folio, made from a recycled folder that held auto information from triple A. Love all the purples!