Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Wishing everyone HAPPY HOLIDAYS and hope everyone has great things happen in the New Year.

Cards that I made.




Thursday, December 04, 2014

Starting the Madness

Over the last two weeks weather permitting the outdoor Christmas lights went up and the day after Thanksgiving so did the Christmas tree. Then it was time to tackle the indoor decorations. I do these all by myself with only occasional help from hubby, when needed. It is taking me longer this year because I purchased a number of new decorations (that I am altering one way or another) including a new wreath for the front door and one in the kitchen.

Not quite all of the decorating is done, but I had to stop so that I can get started on making Christmas cards. I made cards once before at Christmas 2 or 3 years ago and I want to do it again. It took me several hours to get the first one made, but that was partly because of my not quite knowing what I wanted to do. And then when I figured that out, I had embellishment malfunctions. Thank goodness I don’t have very many to make.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tis the Season

We woke up to snow on the ground this morning. It started here sometime around 2 A.M. and quit before 9 A.M. We usually don’t have snow this early in the season. Average temps are between 50 and 60 degrees, not the mid 20’s we have today.

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away and Christmas just a little more than 5 weeks? Where has this year gone!

I have been working whenever I can on a few small projects. But the past month?!? I have spent more time than I care to admit online searching out new ideas for Holiday decorations and recipes.

Before this time I have to say that I didn’t have much use for Pinterest. I have spent a lot of hours surfing the boards and have not only gotten some good ideas, but I started a few boards of my own (just to pin items that I thought might be useful). And because of all this I have made a number of purchases both online and in the brick and mortar stores!!

‘Tis the Season!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Fall Photo Album

October 7, 2014

It only took me three years, but I finally finished this photo album. The photos were taken in October of 2011. Sometime in 2012 I started making the photo album. As in most cases, I worked on it for a little while and then set it aside to work on something else. Any way, it is completed except for a little bit of journaling.

I left the cover pretty much as is as I didn’t want to get too dimensional with the embellishments. It just makes it easier to store.

These are all scans and not photos and it doesn’t do justice to the papers I used as they are really very pretty.
Without the tag to show the paper underneath.

This is the inside of the little booklet in the above photo.

Fall tag.



Tuesday, September 02, 2014

More Journal Pages

Here are more pages from my last completed journal. I like this style. It gives lots of room to do whatever you like whether it be journaling, creating art pages, drawing, or even watercolor paintings. But I also like the style in which my ROD journals are made too.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

New Journal

I finished up a couple of UFO’s over the past few days. One is a journal and the other is a photo album. I don’t have pictures of the photo album as yet but I did scan some of the journal.

I made this sometime last year. It was all finished except for sewing the signatures into the cover. Here are some pictures.

The cover all wrapped up.

Inside front cover and first page.
Some of the other pages.
I will share more in the next post.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Updated Steampunk Album

I finished up the work I was doing on my Steampunk Album. I added ribbons and some embellishments to the spine of the book.

These photos are not the best but I now have pictures of what the new spine and binding looks like.

front cover

spine with ribbons and embellishments
first pages with new binding
middle pages where I inserted the ribbons


Monday, August 11, 2014

Working on Past Projects

Today I worked on resizing some more photos to try and finish up filling in this handmade book I made last year in the Ticket to Venice class.

I have also been working on re-doing the binding on this Steampunk album. I somehow never took a photo of the front cover or the spine but as you can see in the photos below the book was bound together with a piece of ribbon through grommets.

first page
back cover

I have since re-worked it using brown gaffers tape. I am also planning on adding some ribbons with some embellishments to the spine.