Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Here are two wall hangings I made, the top one is on a clipboard that I painted beige
and added material, batting and muslin for the build up of other layers of fabric and different types of lace.  I then added a picture of a woman, some pearls and the word dream stamped on muslin and glued on

This one is hung on a Melissa Frances hanger with batting and felt as a background, muslin and lace, a picture of a woman, lace and beaded appliques and lace cording for a binder

Monday, July 24, 2017

I just finished making a rusty steampunk sewing machine out of a plain mini white one. I glued on many sewing related items such as bobbins, thread, spools of ribbon,
Pins, a thimble, buttons,mini scissors, and much more.
I then painted everything with finnabairs rust paints for this effect I finished it off  by adhearing a piece of measuring tape that I dyed in the front. On bobbin actually has thread going through the threader. Any comments would be appreciated

Saturday, July 8, 2017

I have finished my project for Day Dreamer Challenges.  I picked a
Christmas them for Christmas In July!!!   I made a scrapbook page for this

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Wonderful news!  I have been asked by Nicola Simmonds from Day Dreamer Challenges to be Co-Owner and Administrator of the team.  It was with great honor that I accepted.  I hope I can do a
good job.  I will be assisting her in working on the Design Team, setting up the images to send to the DT members and the challenges.  This is another wonderful think that has come into my life!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My first entry challenge for Making Memories Crafting
This is a stamp from Bugaboo and I made a card

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


I have just submitted my Guest Design Project to Alpha Stamps.  Fingers crossed.  The pictures are hard to do as I take them with my phone camera.  Here are some of the pictures I submitted.  The theme is Steampunk Mermaids Under The Sea/

Hopefully they will like them and I will be accepted to their site and will be asked to do work for them again.  I really enjoyed making this, even though it was difficult and it was a challenge, it was loads of fun.  I put all my work on my blog, and facebook but mostly I try to submit as much as I can to get published into several different magazines

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wow, I just found out that I will be published again in Bella Crafts Magazine.  It is a free online
magazine so everyone can see it.  One of my collages Time 4 Tea will be in the reader's spotlight
this coming Fall.  I am so excited.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

I am over the moon excited.   My turn has come up to be the guest designer on the Alpha Stamps site
I am going to do a Steampunk Mermaid shadowbox.  I hope I can keep my end up on this challenge.  Then even more exciting is that a woman name Sonia saw my work and messaged me and said she thought my work was awesome and would love to have me on her Design Team Making Memories Crafting, I was so excited I accepted the offer.  To be even more excited, a friend of hers, Nicola, is starting her own Design Team and Sonia told her about my work, she saw it and was very pleased so she asked if I would join hers as well.  It is entitled Day Dream Challenges.   I can't believe I will be a guest designer for Alpha Stamps, one of my favorite sites and on two Design Teams.  Everyone is lovely and very helpful.  The best thing is that I don't have to do any videos, which I am not experienced at doing.  So this should be a fun journey for me.

I hope I can stand up to these challenges, It will keep me very busy and I am looking forward to it.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Starting July, 2017 will be my first Design Team Project for Making Memories Crafting
I am very excited to start this new adventure.  I am deciding what to make as the rules
are that I can make anything I want or I can pick one of their digital stamps and use
that.  We will see!!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

I submitted the following project to Through The Door Magazine which is an online magazine
They loved it and I won!!   I won a gift certificate to Amazon and got published in their magazine.
This is so exciting, as I love making collages, This was one of my favorites.  My little essay
said I loved this picture because it reminded me of how beautiful my mom was.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Good Morning!   I was just asked to be a part of a Design Team, Making Memories Crafting by Sonia Talbot.  I was nervous to dive into this but I accepted!!  I can make anything I want and it is on a monthly basis.  I am really looking forward to working with Sonia and making some great items!!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sunday, was a great day.  I had my art sisters over and we all made a Tim Holtz inspired collage.
Mine was a Steampunk theme
Our four year anniversary is coming up. I made my hubby a wooden wine box.  I painted it with
Liquitex Brown Sable paint and went over it with Prima's Art Alchemy powder.  Then I went over
the edges with a black Caran D'Ache marker.
I put our wedding picture in the middle and put stickers on it that say PERRI. FOUR YEARS
On the inside I painted it and put the powder then put F&J. TRUE LOVE.
I will put a bottle of champagne in it.  I also ordered a NY Times Newspaper from that day and had all
our Wedding Day information put on it.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

For the second time I have won from Alpha Stamps   I am so thrilled with this company
I have won a circus themed product package.  I can't wait to make something with it

I also have won stamps from Visually Speaking which I am waiting to receive and I am
sure I will make something with those as well.

Thank you to these two companies and especially Alpha Stamps I just love all your

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

 Some journal pages I have been working on

Monday, February 20, 2017

I am so excited!!! I just signed up for a class with Finnabair
She is one of my very favorite artists and she is now doing online classes due to so many requests
I signed up right away and it starts March 1st.  Can't wait

In the meantime, Izzy, Theresa and I made collages, each of us did a little different one but we pooled our supplies together and here is how mine came out.  I am very happy with it and it is now hung up on my wall.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Vintage Circus Train

Well I didn't win the Crafty's award but I was a nominee.  The ceremony was held at
Baruch College in Manhattan and they even had Lisa Loeb there as a guest.  My train
was shown on the big screen and we got a shot of it from home.  It was exciting to watch
the winners from home since I couldn't be there in person.

Well here it is 2017 and I have been pretty busy making a journal and altering books.  None are finished as yet but as soon as they are, they will be on my blog.

I have been taking drawing classes but they have been very difficult as the teacher had us drawing upside down!!  I plan on taking more pastel classes in the near future.  Landscapes are my favorite

Next week some friends and I will be making an altered canvas of a lady and I am looking forward to that as the final product looks awesome.  That will be another addition to the blog when it is finished

Some GREAT news, I was asked by ALPHA STAMPS to be in a pool of guest designers
as they had seen my blog and liked my work.  This is very exciting for me and I can't
wait to get started.

So things are progressing and as they do, I will keep adding to my blog