Sunday, May 30, 2010


This sweet little chipboard birdie is a page from a Stampin' Up chipboard album and features Prima and paper flowers, a grungeboard flourish, and freshwater pearls. The buttons are strung on beading wire for a 3-D effect.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I guess I'm in a wall decor mood this week! I just finished this wall hanging using a vintage print and lots of paper flowers. I love this vintage music paper from 7 Gypsies!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Time to Spread Your Wings

I just bought Delight in the Details by Lisa Pace, and it is jam-packed with inspiration! She loves to create little vintage goodies to hang all over her house, and she was the inspiration for this project.

Easy Digital Silhouettes

I love having pictures of my daughters absolutely everywhere, and I've been dying to incorporate silhouettes into my home decor. Silhouette pictures are so vintage and classic, and these are very easy and inexpensive to make!

Here are the steps:
1. Take a profile picture of your subject. Bear in mind that the profile picture has to be exactly from the side. If one part of the head or body sits at the wrong angle, your silhouette will look odd.
2. Size your photo on the computer so that the size of the subject fits into the area you wish to frame. Print the photo. (Quality/color doesn't matter.)
3. Outline the silhouette in pencil and cut out.
4. Trace the silhouette on the back of black paper. (Keep in mind which direction you want the final image to face.) Cut out.
5. Layer the silhouette onto background paper. Matting with several layers of contrasting paper gives a nice effect.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Home is Where the Heart is ...

This afternoon I finished what I hope will be a really fun end-of-the-school-year thank you gift for my daughters' amazing teacher, Mrs. Persons. With the exception of the sky, which is painted, and the clouds which I made out of gesso, the entire picture is made of ... you guessed it! Paper!

I drew the picture on the canvas first, and then created tracing paper templates for each layer, distressed each piece with ink and applied the pieces in layers from the background toward the foreground. The butterfly, flowers, and grass are 3-D elements. What a fun project!