Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My First Journaling Page

Here is my first journaling page that I made with Dyan Reavely's stamps and her Dylusion Inks, the colors are so vibrant.  I love how you use the mask to cover each dress so that they overlap, and then color them in with her inks.  I then added some words that show how much I love fashion and shoes, and more shoes and more shoes!!!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Design team tryout

I decided to try out for a design team.  I always wanted to be on one so I submitted some projects that I worked on and am hoping for the best.  The worst part is waiting for the deadline to arrive to see if I made it.  Fingers crossed

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Creative Souls

I just joined a new website called Creative Souls.  It is for artists that want to promote their work and possibly sell it.  I uploaded three pictures of jewelry that I already made and actually sold two of the pieces.  I really enjoy making Steampunk jewelry with a touch of Victoriana added to it.  Stop by on Facebook and check out Creative Souls and see some fantastic artwork by some wonderful artists.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Adirondack Inks Class

I had the pleasure of taking a class at Scrapper's Playground last night and learned how to make this with Tim Holtz's Adirondack Inks.  We had so much fun.  We used straws,  sticks, nibs, paintbrushes and even blowing on the inks gives this a dramatic look.  Can't wait to do the second part in August.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Best Bloody Mary

If you ever want the BEST Bloody Mary around, you have to go to the Plaza in New York City.  They make the best there is.  They infuse their vodka with horseradish so it makes it extra spicy and the best part is that they put a huge shrimp on the top of the glass!  Olives, celery, cucumber and lemon, it is like having a meal in a drink!!!


It has been a little while since I blogged, things have been so busy around here!  I think it is time to put a hold on the scrapbooking and start the jewelry again.  I will be vending in October at Art-Is-You in Stamford, CT. and I need to start making jewelry for the trunk show.  I am thinking of decorating some bottles to sell and trying some encaustics with them for a different spin on things.  I will be selling the jewelry that I design, including some Steampunk pieces which is usually my specialty.  I am thinking about a few more things that I may get into, for example, some mixed media that I will sell as well.
I hope if you are in the area of Stamford, Ct., you will visit the Art-Is-You trunk show at the Stamford Hotel.  Now it is back to work and I will be blogging again in a few days.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Winner Of The Blog Giveaway Necklace

We have a winner!! It is Karen Howcroft! Congratulations!


Hi folks, I thought I would write a little about my Honeymoon here because it is just something I want to always remember.  Paris was lovely.  We stayed at the same hotel that they filmed the last episode of Sex And The City, in fact, we stayed on the same floor!  I took pictures of the rug where she dropped her necklace and the steps that Big ran up on.  Our room had the full view of the Eiffel Tower from the balcony, it was awesome as you can see by the picture here on the blog.  I will upload some pictures at a later time.  We ate at the cafes and bistros where the food was excellent and took a Handsome Cab ride through the city.  What fun.  Then we traveled to New York City, where we stayed at the Waldorf Astoria Towers.   While we were following the Concierge to our room, we saw there was a Lyndon B. Johnson Suite and thought "wow that must be something", well much to our awe and surprise, she opened that door and there we were, in his suite which was SIX rooms, every window had a different view of the city.
We ate at a fine restaurant called Daniel owned by the Chef Daniel Boulard and the food was fantastic, then we saw Phantom Of The Opera.  What a great play!  We had tea at the Plaza and the best bloody mary you could ever have.  We went to the MOMA and we had a grand time. 
I wish it didn't have to end, but alas, it did, so we decided to go back to Paris next year!!!
Hope you enjoyed reading about our little adventure and BIG Honeymoon!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Blog Giveaway

Hi everyone:  Since I just started a new blog and am learning how to do it, I would also love to get some followers onto it.  So, I decided to have a "New Blog Giveaway".  The winner will win a necklace designed and made by me.  I will pick the winner randomly next week.  All you have to do is leave a comment!  It's that simple!!!

Happy Blogging!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Back In The Saddle

I have decided to start a new blog.  I am back from my honeymoon in Paris and New York which was fantastic.  My goal here is to apply my mixed media skills to this new blog, keep in touch with fellow bloggers and hopefully advertise my Etsy shop:   vintagewears4U