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Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Bit Of A Break as We Prepare To Move

Hello friends :)  Just wanted to let you all know that our house has been listed and we are busy preparing for a move.  We'd like to go back to my hometown and be nearer to Mom.  YIPEE!  We are about an hour and a half from her now and it will be nice to be closer so we can lend a helping hand when she needs on...and I'll even be able to stop at her house and have a cup of coffee.  I've always been so close to mom and can't tell you how excited I am.
I did resign from the Angela Holt Design Team and have stayed with Kuretake/Zig.  I'm hoping I can keep up :)  It's tough when your mind is busy with sorting what goes to auction, goodwill, friends, etc!  We just listed the house and we have people coming on Friday and Saturday to have a look.
I'd sure appreciate your prayers and we start a new journey :)  Love to you all!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Angela Holt Challenge Blog: Faux Modeling Paste

Hello friends!  Angela Holt Designs and her Creative Design Team have announced the first challenge.  Virginia is the hostess and she shows us how to make our own Modeling Paste.  She's offering a generous prize to one participant!  I’ve always purchased Golden Molding Paste and I love it but it can be a bit pricy!  I really like this idea!
For my project, I decided to make a Wine Case and decorate a Wine Bottle.  Getting my chipboard to curl and take form was the biggest challenge, but, misting it with water seemed to break down  the fibers and it started to take shape.
wine case
The door knob on top, the metal butterflies. key hole and keys, Metal pulls are all Graphic 45.  “A Proper Gentleman” papers are also Graphic 45.  The window die is Sizzix.
top of wine case
wine bottle top
wine case windows
wine case wine bottle
Molding Paste close up
molding paste

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Angela Holt Designs Creative Team with Graphic 45

Hello friends!  You're in for another treat today as Angela Holt Designs Creative Team is ready to show you some more Graphic 45 projects.  I know the team would love you to visit their blogs :)  My wardrobe, dress form and canvas all all made using the "Ladies' Diary".  Such a soft and beautiful color palette to work with.
I added a mirror and a tiny clock on the inner shelf.  Also a bit of lace, clothes and a clothes rack.
The side
The Wardrobe is Retro Cafe Art.
Be sure to hop on over and visit the gals :)
Jan (you're here)
and our generous sponsor Graphic 45
Sure hope you've been inspired and have enjoyed my "Ladies' Diary" projects!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Angela Holt Designs Creative Design Team Hop: Glass Door Cabinet and Mini

Hello friends!  I'm so excited to be part of the Angela Holt Creative Design Team.  I get to share a post using my all time favorite company, Graphic 45!  YIPEE!  The Graphic 45 Collections we'll be working with through December are "A Proper Gentleman" and "A Ladies' Diary".
Se sure to hop on over and visit Angela Holt Designs and just click on the names below to see what the Creative Design Team has for you :)
 Be sure to visit each blog in the blog hop to get your secret word. You will then email the complete phrase to Angela Holt by sending it to and put blog hop contest in the subject line!!  My word is "Graphic".
Virginia Dare Burnett
Jan Holland Hennings (you are here)
Jennifer Stahr
Shanna Shands
Scrappin Madge

I wanted to make an extra special project for all of you today so I designed my own Glass Door Cabinet.

I used "A Proper Gentleman" line, medium weight chipboard, Clear Polyester Super Sheets, Shadowbox die, Gold Spines by 7 Gypsies (Discontinued), Victorian Shrine pieces, Metal Brads and Hinges.  Label die and punch, Corked Vials, Antique door plate and knob, wooden beads, Black acrylic paint.
A closer look.
Album opened
Top of album
Bottom of album
Close ups of the cabinet
One Life Shelf
Right side of cabinet with an album
I've used a couple adhesives to hold it all together.  Helmar 450 Quick Dry works well for the chipboard and paper.  Beacon holds all the metal and polyester sheets in place.
I hope you're enjoying the hop and be sure to stop next week to see my "Ladies' Diary" Wardrobe!

Friday, January 4, 2013

A Player Piano With A Mini Album

Hello friends!  Hope you’ve all started the New Year off with a bang!  In just a few days, January 7th, Angela Holt Designs and her Creative Design Team will be sharing some Graphic 45 projects.  It’s no secret that Graphic 45 is my favorite company so I can’t wait to share my new design with all of you.
whole piano
Inside the top piece
inside top
keys on the piano
Piano keys and bottom piece that holds the mini.
bottom cubby front close up
Music bow hardware, gears and keyhole in the top piece.
music box and gears
The back
back music box attached
Mini Album
A closer peek
close up of mini
The Player Piano is also one of my designs and it’s made with medium weight chipboard, Curtain Call by Graphic 45, Metal Clothespins, Metal Flowers.  Also used is a HEART KEY, ALTERED tag and gears and label by Tim Holtz.  I removed a music box player from a jewelry box and attached it to the inside of the top piece…gives it a bit of a Steampunk feel.  The legs. flowers and portions of the piano have been enhanced with Gold Embossing powder.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! Celebrating With A Ladies' Diary

Hello friends and Happy New Year!  Angela Holt Designs and her Creative Design Team will be bringing you some awesome Graphic 45 projects all month long!  I had the pleasure of working with "A Ladies' Diary" and decided to make a home fit for a lady.  It has working lights and it filled with many fine details from beautiful ladies', little curtains, a nice porch with pillars, and a walk way into the back so the women can sit under a shade tree.
The house without lights.
The house with lights on.
Some close up's.
Ladies' on the porch.
Lady waving from the side of the house.
Lady in the upper left window.
Little curtain and lady in the upper right window.
Trees and cloud 
Roof close up.
Pillar on porch close up.
So there it is!  A house fit for a lady.  What a beautiful paper line this is and it was a pleasure to work with it.  On the 7th of January, I'll be sharing my new design of a glass door cabinet using "A Proper Gentleman".
Be sure to stop by the Creative Design Team's blogs to see even more inspiration!
and our Sponsor Graphic 45!