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Last Minute Sizzix Valentine Card Stash Buster Challenge

Two days ago, when the Sizzix social media marketing guru asked me if I wanted to make three last minute Valentine’s Day cards using my Mini Photo Embellishing dies, of course I said “yes!” because I always love a good creative challenge. Here’s the video and I included a mini-tutorial and more inspiration behind these cards below. Since […]

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Valentine Art Heart Tartlets

I love hunting at estate sales and garage sales. Several years ago, I found these heart-shaped Swedish Tartlet pans. They are small and perfect for assemblage projects. My first project was created using Cranberry Alcohol Ink in the center since this particular tin had some scratches in the finish. I placed three drops of the […]

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My Sewing Notions Wreath as Published in Homespun Magazine

So excited to share that my sewing notions wreath has been published in the December 2016 issue of Homespun magazine. This was such a fun project created completely out of thrifted, vintage sewing notions. I originally made this wreath in honor of my mother who taught me to sew. On this wreath are vintage button cards, spools, […]

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Vintage Altered Art Paint Tin – Flashback

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop for August. This month’s theme is Crafting with School Supplies. Since I am a gatherer of vintage treasures, it only seems appropriate that I use thrifted, vintage school supplies. I started with a used, vintage watercolor tin. I used to love these tins especially when they were […]

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4th of July Decorations Using Vintage Finds – Flashback

Happy Independence Day and welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop for July! I wanted to create a fun, patriotic display using thrifted and vintage finds. I started with various sizes of vintage wooden spools that reminded me of fire crackers. I first wrapped the centers with white felt. For additional texture, I added some layers of […]

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Vintage Monopoly Wooden House Coaster

I love treasure hunting at estate and garage sales. You can find amazing vintage treasures but the best part is making something unexpected out of these treasures. Using vintage, wooden Monopoly house pieces, I made a drink coaster. I liked the geometric shape of these houses and as I was moving around the pieces on my […]

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Upcycled Vinyl Record Tiered Display – Flashback

I love thrifting at estate and garage sales because I am fascinated with finding ways of repurposing vintage treasures. I discovered that vintage records came in an interesting variety of sizes. I have one that is 16 inches across and several that are from the days when you could record your own sounds onto vinyl at home. When I found a small […]

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Pasadena and Santa Barbara Vintage Shopping

We haven’t been to an estate sale in several months. Yesterday we decided to do a day trip to Santa Barbara starting with an early morning estate sale in Pasadena. I love hunting for unusual things that can be upcycled into art. At the Pasadena estate sale we found as old kitchen scale and some unique glass […]