Thursday, October 1, 2015

My Basically Bare Journey

Good Morning!!!

Today is the first of my Monthly post over at the

And as promised I will be adding another page to the 
Basically Bare Artful Binder

Page #3

Page #2

The first insert page has a added paper for notes and a calendar of scheduled post day for the blog.

To catch supply list and more details come visit us over at Basically Bare!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What does your Future Hold?

Well....Come on in and get your questions answered!

Today I am featuring once again 
Fortune Tellers Jewel It Sheets

This sign measures 13"x7" and has added bling to make our lady all sparkly!

A bit of a twist, I have included a repositionable open and close sign at the bottom because even the brightest future seekers have their off days...
(Otherwise I would have big "Prize Patrol" signs on here ") 
Sorry about my picture camera is pulling a fit AGAIN!

Monday, September 28, 2015

My Makins Share for the month...

Good Morning

Today I have my Makins Clay Monthly Share 

Now things wouldn't be right if I forget to  give a little shout out to part of my inspiration to

this lovely lady got me die cut crazy after seeing her amazing leaves!!!

Today's card is using the

Makins Clay: Clay in Glow in the dark, Terra Cotta, Olive,Grape Leaf,Brown and Black

All rolled out to #3 Setting on my Makins Clay Machine and dried thoroughly.
Using my Tim Holtz diecutters in the large pumpkin with faces I cut out this cutie!

I truly hope you venture over to the Makins blog to get some fun details and instructions!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Gecko Galz Freebie Time

Freebie Time 

Today the lovely folks over at Gecko Galz has given me a freebie just for you! 

My example is just one idea and I hope it inspires you to do more.

                                  So much fun this creepy little frame brings to my creation!
Help yourself and have a happy creepy day!

Friday, September 25, 2015


Good Morning!

over at 

I am featuring more of the 

IT'S 2.0!!!

Ooohhhh and ahhas to commence

So using the refills in my original made me happy but adding those refill pages in a unique and fun way is what made this fun! 

I used 3 yards of my favorite seam binding in {peacock} color.

Punched equal holes on each front and back piece. Strung the peace leaving it very loose, then glued the strung pages to front and back and then tightened up my laces . 

I hope you try this as it is really a great way to pop that album right into the unique style that is specifically you") 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Revving up for Halloween !!!


Today I have another fun and easy project for you using 

Every time I experiment with this clay I find new and really unique ways of using it. 
The best part ( It doesn't break easily after drying).

Now that ROCKS!

For better instruction on how to make these go 
 I hope you have a fun and glowing 

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Today I am posting for
Jump on over there for more detailed pictures.

Featuring my newest album creation
made for your 

Inchies & Twinchies
Now as you know I try to give little tid bits everywhere and today is no exception.

using glassy accents I lifted the images provided by 
Another fun item is the acetate sheet has (door stoppers in the form of large bling rhinestones. I love when something I have bought over the years has finally found it's home. 

 There ya go folks..Oh and by the way...I have found when making butterfly antennae..using Makins Clay for them keeps them flexible and unbreakable!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mirror, Mirror In The Book

I have a message if you look!!!

Today I have a fun little 2-1/4" x 1-1/4" mini book created from the 

Gecko Galz Fortune Teller Jewel It Sheet

Within you can use the mirror to see the secret messages written inside.

Top your little creation off with some fun beads

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Steampunk Bicycle!!!

YES Please!

Who doesn't love some steampunk fun!!!

Again I have used more of the 

To construct this simple yet punkie card.

The papers and stamp set within the kit are fabulous and only need your imagination to make them grow into your unique style!

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

ATC "Flittering Charlotte"

Today I want to show you an example made from our very own 


My Flittering ATC Charlotte

Layers made this lovely lady stand out.
Come have fun with us over at the 

Monday, August 17, 2015


Good Morning!
Today I am sharing some of my breakfast with you ")

We were asked over at 

To do a series of bookmarks

So when I found an article about the strange things folks use as bookmarks

"that was sent to the makins clay blog" I was inspired to make these ")
Instructions at the above link
I hope your day turns out sunny side up! 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Aquatic Pools

Don't you just love when something totally unexpected happens and it turns out to be a 


So when I received my 

extruder I was kinda was so light and compact and even though I have long since had experience with the Factory, ala Play Doh....all my snakes came out barbed "( I thought ut oh! This could be bad.

(sorry I shout a lot)

So easy and So Perfect, in fact all of my necklace here is made from scraps from 2 other projects...HOW exciting is that?

Aquatic Pools
This lovely pendent was made by taking extruded/stacked canes and putting them together, rolling them through the Ultimate Clay Machine stage #1 and wrapped with extruded linguini :) Then fill the disc with Glossy accents. Adhere these together with a good jewelry glue, I use super glue gel. The lovely flat black chain is courtesy of Blue Moon Beads. 


Monday, July 27, 2015

It's a Gecko Galz Freebie!!!

Hey Folks!

Once again it is time for our 

Gecko Galz Freebie

Because Gecko Galz is such a awesome ephemera destination they have decided to share the vast  happiness that our Collage, Digital Stamps,Jewelry Art,ATC, and Inchie Sheets provide.

My example is one of our little fairies and to find more amazing digital sets please go here

and for more of my fellow design team and their freebies go here

Isn't she sweet!


Sunday, July 26, 2015

It is a Makins kinda day!!!

Today I want to throw out this cute little ditty")

Now I am just giving you the peek a boo part and you will need to follow the link below to see how it's done. This fun little project is just right for the 
Going Back to School theme

I hope you have a Makins Clay Fun Kinda Day!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Gecko Galz at the Beach!!!

Hello and Happy Independence Day!

Nothing says 4th of July like the Beach!! Over at 

Our challenge is all about it!

Here to show off a bit of our wares is a small collage piece I have put together featuring our seaside kit

Now so many crazy and fun ideas came to mind when I seen these beautiful sheets of ephemera..and many were tried, however I seen that my fellow design team members had hit upon all that I had thought of and decided that I could better add to the fun with a small giveaway.
What you see in this pic I will send to you...leave me a comment and for russian crew feel free to hit me up by email at Everyones name goes in the hat and the one that my grandbaby picks out gets a fun freebie!
Please email me at the above email with your address.
You will be sent what is in this picture only!
Thank you for joining in and have a great holiday!
winner will be notified 7/6/15

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Makins Clay Matte Black Bracelet


Today I have a really fun and simple 
Matte Black Bracelet 
to show you !!

My supplies are at 

120g Of Makins Black Clay rolled to 1/8 "
Makins rectangle cutters using smallest and largest of this 3 piece set.
Makins Clay roller set
Makins Cutting Mat
21 jump rings and 
1 crab clasp
1/8" hole punch

This bracelet takes on a classy look when worn.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gecko Galz Freebie!!!

Good Saturday Morning!!!

Today with a big Thanks to 
 generosity we have a freebie!!!

I was so excited when the lady in charge decided to promote our products in such a neato way!!

Thank you Lee Anne!
I created this card just to give you one of the many ideas that this free image conjures.

Please feel free to take this free image and don't forget to leave some love") Also for more fun ideas and images be sure to stop back over at our Gecko Galz blog and visit all my fellow design team members who have some great inspiration as well!

Saturday, June 20, 2015


Make  it EASY!!!

Good Morning ! 
Come see my fun project today over at

with all the colorful details and possibilities you will want one of these for yourself!

Have a great weekend!

Sorry folks I thought I had added this pic and I hadn't!!! Fuzzy Granny brain here !

Monday, June 15, 2015

My MA - Kandinsky- in Clay

Hello and Welcome!!

I am so pleased to share with you today. 
and using wonderful products from 

With its dimensions and great Kandinsky-esk shapes this 11 x 14 canvas work of art was fun and easy.
Mixed with your color choices this can be a special one of a kind piece for your home.

For instructions and product purchasing information please go to above link?

Have fun!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Gecko Galz Is having a Tea Party!!!

Running terribly late this month but all in all...Isn't that fashionable for a tea party ? 

Today I will show you my example of some of the papers and embellishments used from the 

Gecko Galz 

I loved working with this kit! So elegant and fun!

Tea Towels Hello Card!

Have a great week!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

I love some mixed media!!!

Good Morning,Afternoon or Evening!!!

We are at the half way point of the year and the summer flowers are blooming, you can get a decent watermelon at the grocer and guess what?, I am close to the invasion of two of the neatest little girls a Grandma can bribe ") WOW! what a summer! It will be Awesome! I hope yours is full of amazing plans too!!!

Now to share some fun, I am using some of my favorite products from 

Details as always,to be seen at the above link.

Isn't this just fun! 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Happy Summer!!!

Good Morning 

Soon I will have a couple of grandgirls to play with and when I plan what all we will do this fun little project came to mind.

Neon Flower Ring
Its so cute!
Easy to do and perfect for the 8 year old to squeal with excited glee. Or at least mine will she loved bobbles ")
Full instructions supplies are over at 

I really do hope you try was amazing fun and safe!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I MUS-TA-CHE You A Question???

It is almost Father's Day!!! 
Where did the year go already?

Today over on the 

I have the answer to all your 
(What do I get dad this year questions). 

To see more of the details of this amazing easel album you
"Must-dash over to the Basically Bare Blog!"
link above

Sunday, May 24, 2015

My Journey w/ Basically Bare!!!

WOW !!!
What a week!

Today I am featuring my first ever design team project with you for


I decided for this team I would try to do an on going theme and what better way than to start an album and add to it for the first of my 3 monthly post. So I started with the largest binder and ran from there, More supply detail will be listed on the Basically Bare link above.
Now in the future i will try ever so hard to get better step out photos but in the mean time read the detail on the blog so you don't miss out!

Have A Great Day! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Inspired by MADMEN

Today's show piece is inspired by AMC's Madmen and the season final. 
Did you love it,Did you hate it? 
I still haven't decided and I power watched all the seasons until the crazy ending.
But I can say what my favorite things about it if all that misogyny wasn't enough to make a gal swoon "puke"! 
I loved the fashion! Not the tweed and double knits that would make you sweat like a pig but the bold patterns and the eyelet matched with plaids...and those fancy heeled loafers and the bouffant flipped hair. Fabulous !
So for Makins Clay today 
I created a Necklaces and earrings set. For further details and supplies please visit 
The pendant is large and tye dye...Nothing says groovy crossed with hippie like that!

Can ya dig it!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mothers Day Challenge!!!

Has given me this neat little sheet with lots of babies stuff...but this little gal was my favorite!!!

It goes with the month long 
Mothers Day Challenge!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mother Nature in Clay

Today is all about the Clay

Mother Nature 

This piece was done with the bird enthusiast in mind") 

I have to say this was so much fun and easy to make!

The key to this piece is using a set of rulers on each side of your slab of clay while rolling it out. This insures even consistency. Also be sure to leave all the little knick and gouges from rolling and such, as later when distressing it gives a further vintage feel. 
When stamping your clay...Using a clear stamp block will allow you to arrange your stamps to your piece of clay so you get a better turn out of your vision. 
You will need a hard canvas 5x7 
acrylic paint/sandpaper
distress ink pad (vintage photo ranger) was used here.
Makins clay white 120g pkg
stamps of choice
sticks and bobbles for decoration and of course staz on or archival stamping ink.

I would like to remind customers, Makins clay should be purchased from the venders specified on the Makins site as other stuff on the web may be out of date stock and you run the risk of not getting the wonderful results you deserve. 
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you feel inspired!

Friday, April 17, 2015



Today is all about the Clay...

I truly love this product. It is easy to work with, dries on its own with no mess! 

Today I get to share one of my first pieces with Makins Clay
(instructions at the above link)

Come join us! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gecko Galz

Awe the middle of the month......I love spring!!!

I am sharing my peacock brooch made from some more of my fun 

1x2 sheets

Again I hope you feel inspired!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

My Artistic Adventures

Good  Morning!!!

I am so excited to share my creation with you today!

It is a 
Happy Easter Train
Made and constructed with 
ephemeral sheets

I used the 

I wanted to give you a general pattern for your cart")

I would love to see what you were inspired to do !