Monday, February 21, 2011

Cabbage flowers and Current projects

hey guys! well this is a sneak peak at my current project, im hosting a mini page swap on its a twilight themed mini page swap. using characters - an individual and then a couple. i'm doing alice and edward/bella. i can't wait to see everyone's work.. anyways i'm also show casing my take on Marion's mixed media notebook at a pieceofcraftdotcom.. she's a great artist and has some awesome ideas.. check her out at i turned a 2.00 notebook into a altered address book for all my addresses and emails and websites. hand-painted with acrylic paints with some handmade grunge roses.  i'm also working on learning how to make these great cabbage flowers.  by using tim holtz tattered floral die by sizzix.. layering them to create a unique look.. look for the tutorial by check her out she has some great ideas for making Prima like flowers...................thanks for watching..

altered match box and More Stick pins

these are just videos of my altered match for swap and my chocolate cover cherries themed stick pin swap for thescrapbeach.

"Once Upon a Spingtime"

Graphic 45 has a great spring time collection called "once upon a springtime". I did a swap at the host by elisa. a 4x4 mini page swap using this paper collection. i also started a 6x6 mini page for a mini album i'm going to make... check them out... i think they turned out pretty great!. thanks for watching.

                                                               4x4 mini page "fairy folk"

                                                           6x6 mini page "Woodland fantasy"

Monday, February 14, 2011

Charms and Stick Pins

Charms and Stick pins are great ideas to add a little bit extra to any project.. you can make them match any of your flowers. you can get some great deals online at ebay or any bead store. Sticks pins also come in packs. i love Maya Road crystal stick pins they come in a pack of 30 pins with a crystal at the top of the pin. they are great with clear or crystal bead and can match almost anything.  Charms are great they can be hook on anything from scrapbook minis, purses, backpacks, or even just as a keychain. great gifts that people love to receive just because its handmade.

altered projects

hey guys.. well i just finished a couple swaps. and both are some altered projects.,. "altered" means taking everyday items and turning them into great works of art.. lol well first one was a box that i got from michaels arts and craft store and the second was a matchbox of normal kicthen matchs.. you can do a lot of things with just a little bit of glue, paper, and some distressing ink.. i love making new things out of old things..

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Vintage Heaven!

I absolutely love vintage themed anything! especially when I scrapbook. this is a vintage tag I made a friend on the scrapbeach. Also I just started doing a lot of swaps. which I will show my projects on my blog. this was a Graphic 45 mini page swap hosted by Elisa on the scrapbeach. this is the first page of that mini page. which was a 4x4 using the fairy folk paper by Graphic  45 "once upon a springtime" collection.

The new love in my life.............Paper Flowers!

Hello everyone! well i have just discovered how to make some great paper flowers. I used the tattered floral die from Tim Holtz Alternations collection and the #6 sizzix flower die. they are great in all different paper crafting. i recently used them to decorate a great altered journal I did, using Apieceofcraftdotcom - Marion's technique she used with arcylic paint and lace. altering everyday items has been the new hot technique. Also i have joined 5 swaps on its a great site to meet new people and get some great ideas and learn techniques. the ladies are really great! You can also find me on youtube at if you are a member of the {scrap} please check me out! thanks for visiting

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Brand New Day

Hello everyone! Well my name is Ellen and I started this blog to show some of my crafts. There has been such an increase in the use of Internet blogging and social networks. I just recently became a member of some scrapbooking sites, and I love them. Everyone seems to have a blog now a days.. but just to share some of my ideas and techniques that i have used in the past and present. i love scrapbooking and art in general. I've always been fascinated with arts and crafts since I was a little girl. I love to being creative and these will be just a few pieces of my heart. So stay tuned...