Dracula Forever Journal

I have decided that I will feature Halloween projects and finds from now till Halloween.  This is a journal I made using a large composition notebook and covering it with vampire cardstock from Martha Stewart.  I love Martha Stewart’s Halloween style and I look forward to buying her new stuff every fall.  I wish I could be on her show making these journals using her cardstock!  🙂  If anybody out there knows her and loves my stuff, give her a call and set me up!!  🙂 

On to how I made the journal… As I was saying, I used a large composition notebook and covered it in cardstock.  I used Zip Dry Paper Glue to adhere the cardstock.  It is fast drying and doesn’t wrinkle your paper.  I then stamped the word forever  and tied a black ribbon onto the front cover near the spine.  The inside covers are also covered in black cardstock.  And lastly, I used walnut ink to stain all three edges of both covers to give it a finished, polished look.  It is a simple project, but it does take time and steps to complete.  If you don’t have the time but would still like the journal you can purchase this one from my Etsy shop.  This last photo is the back of the journal…

Fall Has Arrived!

Fall has officially arrived!  One of my favorite times of the year. 🙂  I always get so energized this time of year.  I always have a long list of things to create, projects to get completed around the house and recipes to bake.  I guess it is the old instinct to forage, harvest and store before winter sets in. 

Halloween is just around the corner.  I just LOVE Halloween!  This is traditionally the weekend that I decorate for Halloween.  I can’t wait to get out all those pumpkin and witch decorations.  In preparation for my decorating frenzy this weekend I am posting a card that was made by the artists at A Muse Studio.  I love this stamp set Toil and Trouble.  It is cute and no too creepy.  My Halloween style. 🙂  This set and many more are in the new Holiday Catalog from A Muse Studio.  If you don’t have your copy yet just let me know – it’s FREE (only $3 for shipping if I have to mail it to you).

Mason’s Ironstone China Vista England Pitcher

Brown Transferware Pitcher

Here is one of my latest vintage listings in my Etsy store.  It is a gorgeous, brown transferware pitcher from the 1940’s.  I love the country, english scene.  Doesn’t it look so peaceful?  Just look at that castle! 🙂  It is made by Mason’s Ironstone China.  Click HERE to be directed to my Etsy store for more details and information.

Rescued Treasure!

Look at my latest find!!  Aren’t they beautiful!?  This vintage china set is from Contour China of Japan.  The pattern name is Picardy.  I love these gorgeous pink roses.  I wish I could have found more pieces.  I wish I new when this pattern was produced.  By the shape and style I am assuming in the 1960’s.  Does anyone know?  Or could you direct me where I could find out more information?

Spooky Bat Card

This awesome card was made by the artists at A Muse Studio.  The orange card front was stamped with the back ground stamp ScreenPrint in Nutmeg Ink.  Then the edges were dragged in the Nutmeg Ink.  Then Onyx Chevron Ribbon was wrapped near the bottom edge. The word “spooky” from the Candy Corn Kisses stamp set was embossed in white above the ribbon.  It is finished off by adding the largest die cut bat from Big Bats Trio Die Set to the card using 3D Foam Adhesives.  All these items are in the new Holiday Catalog from A Muse Studio.  If you don’t have your copy yet just let me know – it’s FREE (only $3 for shipping if I have to mail it to you).

Join my A Muse Studio Team!

Start your business with A Muse Studio for just $99 during Holiday Hoopla! As if $99 to start just isn’t enough, A Muse Studio is going to throw in four free holiday catalogs PLUS a stamp set of your choice. Come join our team – it’s currently one of the fastest growing, highest earning teams in A Muse Studio. I would be honored to have you on this adventure with us! Call or email me – I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.