{Faith Altered Cabinet Card Canvas}

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These pieces were inspired by the fabric flowers I created last spring…you may remember the fabric and lace wedding bouquet I made here

The tag is quite simplistic – but that is what I love most about. Just some old sheet music lyrics at the bottom of the tag and lace remnants.

The canvas was made using one of the recent cabinet photos given to me by dearest daughter…I covered a flat 8 x 10 canvas with an old tissue dress pattern. Added some vintage Polish sheet music as a layer on top. Next, I glued silver photo corners (E6000 glue) on the cabinet photo and mother of pearl buttons. Add a bit of E6000 to the back of the cabinet card and place on top of covered canvas. I added an antique crocheted doily at an angle in the upper corner (E6000 glue) and attached vintage seam binding ribbon (Oatmeal) and the handmade fabric flower. Super easy and simplistic – but my daughter and I are pleased with the results!

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Had to also share this photo from my archives…my Dad (front row left) and his older brother Jack (looking up behind him) when they were choir boys at the Presbyterian church they attended in Detroit growing up. Tugs at my heartstrings!

Happy Saturday! :)

{4th of July Altered Tag}

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My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue.

~Author Unknown

Happy 4th of July!

{Altered Angel Shrine}

Just a little simple altered box filled with vintage images of angels. I painted the cigar box a shabby cream and added text paper. A few angel images, ephemera, bottle brush trees, stickles, and silver snowflakes. Then a dusting of mica chips. Something fun to display for the Christmas season.

I also received some beautiful Christmas cheer in the mail from Marie of Lost Bird Studio. A gorgeous charm and angel tag that I displayed on our tree. Thank you Marie!

I also received this beautiful card from Marilyn Rock of Art Rocks. I love her lovely stamps and attention to detail.

{Kaleidoscopic Tag Book}

On this cold, windy, and gloomy autumn day I needed a pick me up. For the past several weeks, I have been painting and reorganizing my bedroom and studio space. A large task that is done a little at a time. I figure by next October it will be complete!

This tag book has a kaleidoscope of colors which made my soul happy today. We are awaiting “Frankenstorm” from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. I hope our east coasters stay safe and warm.

{Vintage Sister Tags}


I just realized it has been a week since my last post. Eeekkk! I made these this morning and thought I would share. The background are tags from Paper Whimsy and the faces/old photos are from Digital Collage Sheets. A little lace, sewing and seam binding.

Happy Tuesday!

{Shining Sea Tag Book}


I haven’t had much time for creating, blogging, or socializing this past week. Seems that computer time was done in moments or a quick break from tending the patient. This past week has also been a blur between hubby’s knee surgery and the intense heat. Thank you for all the well wishes sent our way. Hubby is surviving PT now a few times a week. His meniscus is wearing out in the knees, so they repaired what they could. My brother is doing really well with his new diet and is up to a mile of walking a day (major feat for him)…we just need to wait through the month of July for other medical tests to be done and have left it in the Lord’s hands to guide us.

This little tag book was creating using Avery shipping tags as the base, and covering them with pattern papers, collage images (Paper Whimsy), silver German scrap and other tidbits of ephemera. I hope this week to create more (and hide inside with the air conditioning)….I need to live in the British isles…my kind of weather! :)

Stay cool and have fun creating!