French Ephemera Journals

I'm so far behind on showing you
all the fun things I've been doing.

I participated in a French Ephemera Journal
swap in the Marie Antoinette Mail Art group.

We created these fun journals for our partners
and filled them with vintage French ephemera.

This is the journal I created for my partner Kris.

And this is the journal Kris created for me.

I am in total awe of this journal, there are
so many beautiful layers.

Thank you Kris!


My Studio

Well, here it is.....my 'new' studio.

I still have some organizing left to do,
but I've been creating away this last week
and loving it.

My room is on the front of the house now,
and I have two windows which lets in more light.

I love these windows because they're low
enough that I can see out of them while I'm playing.

My walls are painted Heirloom Lace, the
furniture is white and the carpet is soft beige.

I love how much lighter and brighter the room is.

I swiped my corner cabinet from the livingroom
so I would have more space to hold my pretties.

I also booted out my little computer desk
and traded it for a 6 foot table because
I make just as much clutter at my computer
as I do on my work table.

I placed a vintage door between my computer table
and my cabinets which is really fun
because it makes it feel like two separate spaces.

I didn't have enough room for my ironing board,
so I created my own on top of my fabric dresser,
and it's working out great.

I took a piece of wood the size of the dresser top,
covered it with a thick terry cloth
and a piece of muslin to match my room.

Back to playing!

Have a beautifully creative day!


We Remember

. . . .the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can't take that away.

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men (and women) who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,

God bless the USA.


In The Studio....Finally!

I made this Marie Halloween ATC today,
and it felt so good to finally be creating again!

I found these fun chipboard window frames here.

I put a coat of grey acrylic paint on, added
a coat of crackle medium, and then black acrylic paint.

I just love watching that stuff work!

After  popping out the centers,

I glued the frame onto my picture that
was already attached to a piece of matte board.

I finished it off with some stickles and a feather on her mask,
and some flowers and a bead.

Wishing you a wonderfully creative weekend!