Thursday, September 30, 2010

Double Rainbows

This was the view on my drive home tonight!  I’ve never seen a double rainbow.  It stretched across the entire freeway.  We had a hot muggy day (not the norm for So Cal).  It was about 6:30 and I was headed east on the 91 at the 71.  It looked so weird; I took my sunglasses off and it was really bright, almost glowing, but the sky was covered in clouds and then it rained for a few minutes.



Disclaimer:  For those of you who don’t know the 91, it is ALWAYS bumper-to-bumper, so taking these pics while at a dead stop was not a problem!  LOL

Monday, September 27, 2010

Vintage Masquerade Class at Mystic Paper

I'll be headed to Arizona at the end of October to teach La Maison Rocco
Masquerade.  This project is perfect for display and will definitely be
an inspiration for the season’s upcoming masquerade events.  Vintage European masquerade balls are the theme for this mixed media project.

We will create a 6x6 mini book housed in its own box with a coordinating hand mask.

Vintage Masquerade Project

Opulent fabrics & trims, vintage beads and extravagant feathers all in rich
colors are just some of the elements used to create this project. You’ll learn
lots of techniques using some of my favorite products including Glimmer Mist,
Distress Ink, embossing powder, vintage glass glitter and even some jewelry
making. Each kit will also include an exclusive, hand-made mini masquerade

This will be an all day class held at Mystic Paper in Mesa, AZ on Saturday,
October 30. You can sign up by calling the store at 480-834-0286 to reserve your
spot.  Hope you to see you there.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Charming Heart Swap – Spoiler Alert!

The FabUlous Gypsy Mermaid, Sarah, is hosting a swap where we are to make a customized hanging heart and 15 charms.  The heart is for an unnamed partner; we were only given their answers to a short questionnaire.    So, here’s what’s on it’s way to Louisiana tomorrow.  I’m pretty sure I got all of this girl’s likes incorporated onto this little pillow.  The body of the doll is a chandelier crystal, although its a little hard to see.

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Since the front of the heart was seriously overloaded with goodies, I thought the back should be simple.  I decided to make the charms neutral and ya just gotta have some bling go’in on!

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Can’t wait to see if my mystery partner likes her heart and what Ms. Sarah has done to combine the charms and hearts.  Thanks, girl, for a FabUlous swap!