April 30, 2011

Dress Form Anyone?...

This is my dress form design for a swap at Life on the {Scrap}Beach. I used chipboard as the base which was cut out with the Tim Holtz Sewing Room die. I painted that with silver acrylic paint. I then made another dress form cut out of self-adhesive metal, this time cutting off the foot and head of the dress form and embossing it with a Sizzix embossing folder and then painting it with blue acrylic paint. The bottom of the dress is made out of metal that was cut using an on-the-edge die. I embellished the dress form with chains, a metal snowflake and a metal bottle cap filled with glitter and metal beads which was topped off with glossy accents. I also added some tulle for a little "femininity." I hope my swap partners enjoy this as much as I enjoyed making it.

April 22, 2011

Once Upon a Springtime...

Hi everyone! With the onset of Spring, my "stay-at-home mom" duties multiply ten-fold. My chauffeuring schedule ramps up to an all-time frenzy shuffling my four kids to and from each class, party and/or sporting event. Unlike the airlines, when I'm overbooked, I can't just offer a free ticket or hotel room to get out of my obligation. I must figure out a way to get multiple kids to multiple activities all at the same time. I have yet to master the "carpooling" thing. I usually end up driving more than the other guy...so...I tend to not sign up for that and try to muddle through on my own. In between my crazy driving schedule and my "house-ly duties" of cleaning, washing clothes and cooking meals, I must find a little time for myself to get out and exercise and to play in my studio.

I have two pending swaps for Life on the {Scrap}beach. The one pictured here is almost ready to ship. It is hosted by Krystal and is 6x6 album page swap using the Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime collection. The other swap is a Tim Holtz Dress Form swap which, I confess, I have yet to begin. There may be a late night in my future in order to get these swaps done and out on time...(sigh)

April 5, 2011

Glitz and Glamour Jazz...

This is my creation for the Glitz and Glamour Jazz mini page swap for the Scrap{beach}. The swap is hosted by Elisa. The parameters for the swap were to use Tim Holtz's Baroque die as the base of the page, Graphic 45 Curtain Call papers, lace, pearls and bling and whatever else can be used to "junkque it up".

I really had fun with this one! I can't wait to see what others have done. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.