Monday, November 29, 2010

"Upcycled" mini album

Ever hear a new term and realize you have been doing it all along? That has happened to me recently. The new buzz word in crafting is "upcycle." From what I can tell it means taking something that you would normally put in the recycle bin and using it to make something more valuable. That's my specialty!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Christmas card model baby Eli
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Mini Album

Occasionally, I get the opportunity to complete projects for hire. My latest is a Christmas Chipboard Album. I thoroughly enjoyed this project thanks to the beautiful Bo Bunny Noel paper collection. It was just the right look for my client, an "antiquey" Christmas. On the cover I did a poinsettia paper piecing that I am super proud of. Even though I now have a Cricut machine, there is still nothing more satisfying than my own free hand creations.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Relay for life crop update: save the date March 11-12, 2011

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of being apart of an awesome event that raised money and awareness for Cancer research.  It was also a lot of fun! The First Annual Relay for Life Crop was organized by a group called the Little Rock Scrappers.  The purpose of the event was to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, an international event that raises money for  Cancer research, honors Cancer survivors, and pays tribute to those who are no longer in the fight. The Little Rock Scrappers are at it again, already planning for next year's event. Sign up to follow my blog and check back for updates. Registration will open soon. Mark your calendars now for March 11 - 12, 2011. More information to come on location and entry fee. For more information about Relay for Life, visit