Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

May you be surrounded by all that you are Thankful for.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Third Times a Charm

Class with Julie at Frenzy Stamper. Pewter wrapped base with loads of embellishments added. I ended up stringing all three of my charms on one chain. I like the impact of all three together with just one chain.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I Carry Your Heart

I carry your heart i carry it in my heart. I have always loved this poem by e.e.cummings. I was making this for my daughter. But during the process I kept thinking of my mom. How the roles have reversed and I'm now her parent. Taking care of her needs. Trying to understand what is going on in her mind, even thought she has no clue. During my last visit she kept telling me "you look just like my daughter" It was a heart breaker. It is very difficult at times to morn someone while they are still living. That is what I feel like I'm doing. Not only does she not remember people and places, but she has lost expression in her face. She just seemed so flat. Most of time there was just a blank stare. For the most part she is healthy. She is not in pain. But, is it painful for her not to remember? No one knows that answer. I will always carry her heart and deep down I know she is carrying mine.
I did give this to my daughter and she was very touched by it. My hope is I will always remember who she is. I will always carry her heart in mine.
Trying to use what I have on hand. The image is from a kit I purchased from Carol. The background and butterfly are waxed. Mica is used over the top.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Last Saturday I took this class from the oh so talented Julie, at Frenzy Stamper. The base of the heart is out of foam core. A rust treatment has been added. 5 different flowers,each with it own technique. If you ever have a chance to take a class with Julie, don't pass it up she is a wonderful.
I was not going to bore you with anymore pics of my daughter from Scottsdale Fashion Week. But I couldn't resist this one. She has been photographed more than I care to think and I have seen darn near all of them. This one, I have to say is one of my favorite. It is shots like this that I say Wow, maybe there is a future for you in modeling.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Scottsdale Fashion Week

If you are local or going to be in the area this weekend, take in Scottsdale Fashion week. There are several shows going on at the same time. So you are sure to find something that is your style.
These photos were taking by the AZ Republic and yes that is my daughter. Maybe I'll see your there.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Just for Fun

My daughter (left) and her BFF waiting for their dates to homecoming. These two are tons of fun.
Cross your Heart Bracelet from Julie's class here. The charm is mica with a metal heart.

Necklace I made using Julie's techniques. The charm is mica with copper sandwiched between.
My version of Tammy's cone people.