My latest fascination has been with ribbon folding – inspired by kanzashi methods. This weekend is my first studio tour for ARTrails in two years — so I am busy finishing up details on these flower bases I’ve created with different ribbons.

My gallery piece this year is a bridal headpiece called “Blossom”. With my background in ballet costuming, bead weaving and mixed media – I have elements of lace, ribbon, crystals, beads and tulle to create this unique headpiece. It’s base color is white with accents of gold and pink.



New quilt

I’ve been working on new ways to create “fabric” and this quilt is a result. I layered different scraps of fabrics atop a base of batik and wallpaper shapes and rainbow organdy. That was all quilted together and then zapped with my heat gun. The resulting fabric is very interesting!

Tim Holtz introduces Distress Stickles!

Check out Tim’s blog …. he has just announced a new line of Stickles – Distress Stickles!!! Woo Hoo!! A girl just has to have her bling! I have his link on my sidebar …..

Metal Beaded Pendant

One of my most recent projects involves chipboard, scrapbook metal paper and beads! I layered my chipboard shapes and covered them with glue and metal scrapbooking paper. I used a stylus to mold the metal around the shapes and folded the edges to the back. From that point, I glued a faux leather on the back to cover the metal edges. At this point I am working on the edging with beads. I think this piece is going to become a necklace with some fringe hanging down. I have two other pieces to play with once it is complete. 

Flower Card 3

Happy Mother’s Day!!!! I am hanging out at home – we have a backyard to finish! So a quick post of another card I created for my club. 


Garden Angel ATD

Everywhere I look I see the lovely signs of Spring! So with that inspiration – I created my Garden Angel ATD (Artist Trading Doll). She is so fun! At first I wanted feet but as she evolved – she didn’t look right! So after I created leaf wings for her – I thought it would look nice to have garden sandal charms hanging from the center. She is now ready to watch over the new growth of Spring! Enjoy! – Melinda





A Fun Hostess Gift


Ok, so I got home at 11:30pm last night …. so didn’t get a card ready to post! 😉 However, I did get some shots of my hostess gift for the workshop! This is a fun and easy gift to make someone special! I used SU! products to create this little gem. My center on the candle comes together quickly with an On Board Blossoms & Basics Chipboard Flower with retired SU! DS Paper adhered to it – sand the edges and sponge with Chocolate Chip Ink. The center is more retired DS paper punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. I then set a jumbo eyelet in the center using my Crop-A-Dile and adhered it directly to the candle by pushing a Rhinestone Ice Brad into the candle through the center of the Jumbo Eyelet. Retired SU! ribbon from Christmas is wrapped around and holds the flower in place. My Sticky Strip keeps everything secure but for an added measure of security, I pushed in three copper brads in through the ribbon and candle. The coaster is covered with the same DS papers, sanded and edged with Chocolate Chip Ink. Fun and easy … something special for my hostess!


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