Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Alphabet Discovery Workshop - Letter Z

This one was easy....Z is for ZIG ZAG!

The little red frame on the page outlines the definition of "zig zag". The large Z card and the i, g, a, g letters as well as the Zz beneath the frame are sewn on the page using the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Next Page is "O"

All I could think of for "O" was "OPEN" so I used some images of doorways, played with color and texture a bit, and added the heart when I was all finished.

Alphabet Discovery; Letter "S"

S is for SORRY! The little girl in the picture is me.....many years ago! I've written my "sorry" phrases all over the page and the picture...and there are plenty of them I'm afraid (long story!). This page was a bit of an emotional purge for me.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Weekend "We're Saturated" Ribbon Sale!!

Way too much rain here; we're saturated!! Way too much RIBBON here too, so we're having a weekend sale. Prices effective through Sunday evening at 6:00 PM Eastern time.

ALL full-priced ric rac, MOST gingham (excludes ruffled gingham), and ALL regularly priced twill...25% OFF!

ric rac here:

gingham here:

twill here:

We also marked down about 60 ribbons this week, so check out the sale section:

Please note the site will not figure the discount automatically, so we'll do it for you BEFORE we run your charge. You must put the word "SATURATED" in the code field during checkout so we know you want the reduced prices.

Monday, June 15, 2009

My "F" Page

I've finished the second page in my journal for the Alphabet Discovery Workshop. I used pictures of things that start with the letter f and then incorporated them into a grid that I stamped onto the page.
I found that the big stencils I thought I would use are just going to be too large, but I did find a smaller set so I incorporated one into this page as well.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Alphabet Discovery Workshop Creations

Here's the first in a series of Alphabet pages for my Alphabet Discovery journal. I've decided to do individual pages since I'm not a very good "fly by the seat of your pants" creator and I feel safer doing it page by page rather than in a book.

For the "N" page my theme was "Nature". I started with a very large stencil I had (I think I'm going to try to use the corresponding stencil on every page for continuity), and went from there. I used flowers and leaves I had on hand, having previously dried them using my Microfleur (TM). To keep the page a little more "natural" I used the juice from a few blueberries to tint my white paint. I did some stamping, added some painted highlights and also added some printed definitions of nature, natural and natureprinting.

The page is actually a bit bigger but I couldn't fit the whole thing on my scanner! Great fun; this is stepping out of my confort zone....a very good thing!