Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Aquatic Pools

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

ME TOO!

So when I received my 

extruder I was kinda intimidated..it 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.

BUT NO! 
(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. 

ENJOY!

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!

ENJOY!

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 Thewitsend@yahoo.com. Everyones name goes in the hat and the one that my grandbaby picks out gets a fun freebie!
WINNER,WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!!!
Electra
Please email me at the above email with your address.
Congratulations!
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

Welcome!

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.

Enjoy!

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!
Enjoy!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

ART JOURNAL 101

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!

Wednesday, June 10, 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


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, 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 
and
HAPPY SUMMER!!!

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 this..it 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

BASICALLY BARE

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

Hello,
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 were...as 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

POPPIES

Welcome!!!

Today is all about the Clay...


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

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

POPPIES
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 !


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gecko Galz

Happy April Fools Day!!!

How did we get to April already? 
Seems like just yesterday I had a house full of christmas guest ")

Today I am featuring more great products from 

I hope you feel inspired!

Monday, March 16, 2015

ANYTHING GOES!!!


Is having an 
Anything goes kinda day!!!

Using our 

St Patty's day paper lines 
&

I created this banner O LUCK!

Layers upon Layers and netting ") Created this fun Banner that will be hung at my door ")

Come play with us!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mid month Craziness!!!

I have another 



Mid month craft kit example for you ")

I used the papers and icons in this kit to make the Simply elegant card ")

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

DCWV Goes MINI!!!!

Happy Hump Day!!!

Today I have some fun stuff to share brought to you by none other than my friends over at



Now if you trot on over to Joanns you will find these amazing and fun little 4x4 mini albums!!!

Today I used two of them to get prepared for the newest additions to our family.

These 2 ring binders are great for putting anywhere from 10-30 pages and the little packets of inserts come pre-sectioned for easier scrapping.
Below you will find a list of page titles and a extra how-to for special pages for you to use and share.





Now for the TITLES

Baby Name
And then there we're 3  (first child)
1 more makes 4  (2 child)
The baking Process (Belly Pics)
Baby's first pictures ( Ultrasound)
This is what Handsome/Beautiful looks like
10 Fingers 10 Toes
Birth/Weight/Height/LBS./ OZ.
The Help!!!  ( Grandparents or Pets)
Sloppy Kisser
Baby Crossing
The special envelope titled on each side 
What my Mom/Dad wants me to know when I grow up!
This is for the parents to write a special note to the baby on the first day of their life.
I cut a 12x12 sheet into a 5x10...I scored down the middle making a 5" folder .  Scoring again across the bottom of the 10" side 1/2" 
I folded all fold and tapes into an envelope punched holes and BAM! Extra envelope carrier. 

Sorry about those instructions folks..I was never good at that part. Arty minds just do it.. they never really understand the mechanics") 
I truly hope you have enjoyed and have a really great day!

Friday, March 6, 2015

I Have HUGE News!!!

I Am So Excited!!!

A lot of you know that I started out my career as a sculptor. 
So as I was poking around here and there I saw a company that y'all may recognize, and they have decided to have their very first design team,
AND CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!! THEY PICKED ME TO JOIN TOO!!!


With this much talent you will see amazing creations, tutorials and above all ...fresh ideas!  
I am so incredibly honored and blessed to be among these talented ladies and can not wait to see the amazing creation this year brings!!!
Come sculpt with us ")

Monday, March 2, 2015

DO you feel Green???

Over at 


Our challenge has a 
"Just a touch of Green"
theme.
For my example today titled
"Tea for one"
I have used the 
The Pink&Green St Patty's Day Irish Blend Sheet
which you can find HERE

Making this tag with tea bag was so much fun!!!

I have become a super fan of netting and pairing  that with glitter. All the layers that come with this sheet and wired butterflies makes this a fun with a "are you feeling irish vibe?!?! 
COME JOIN US!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

" IN THE GARDEN CHALLENGE"

Today over at 


We are having our monthly challenge and the theme is 
In the garden 

My example is made from one of our classic ladies where I have sculpted flowers out of clay to accent her over -all composition. 



Come play with us!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Coquette Kit

Hello Folks!

Today over at Gecko Galz 
we have another one of our amazing kits.

It is titled

This set comes with papers,stamps,ephemera and more...

 Have fun!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Gecko Galz

Do You Feel Springy ???

I Love Spring! The mind boggles at the seed catalogs and the new birds in the yard returning from wherever they have been..Our little southern blue birds are bright and pudgy with little egg filled tummies")

So in the spirit of that I have created a card for you using my Gecko Galz Ephemera
Garden Birds
and some DCWV paper and twine !

Have a really great day! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lovin some clay time!!!

Boredom in my casa is unacceptable!!!

What's a girl to do??? 
Hit pinterest/You Tube...something,  anything to inspire and get the funk washed outta my brain!

Soooo imagine my pure glee when I found this amazing lil gal and what she inspired me to do.


Love her")

In the "naked closet" I found an old still packaged Ek success tin from a bagazillion years ago. 

Adding paper and knobs/bling we have a 4" dish ! A compote really ")

Within the dish I added made with my own two little hands some polymer clay fishes...I have to admit that some fish did not survive the transport to their new diggs "( They are only about 3/4" big !

These little fellers were snuggled in amongst the dirt ,rocks and general junk. 
Resin, when the right kind is bought is safe and "unsmelly" Vital to my survival!
I used Castin Craft from Michael's Worked great!
This picture doesn't do justice to how sweet this little guy is") Turns out that filming water is tough !
I have said this before and I will repeat forever, When you get an inspiration...share from whom! We are all in this crafty world together.
Have Fun and Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

It is all about the heart this week over at 

ARTISTIC ADVENTURES
Challenges!
I have also entered these fine challenges,

Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog

The Shabby Tea Room


And to help celebrate that I have made a fun and fancy valentine sucker holder out of our fabulous tassies and hearts


Tassies  can be round, triangular, square, hearty ")  the only sure thing in shape is that all that gets to  become a cone of some sort!! FUN! I attached two of our tassie's  cut outs,  cutting just 1 section of a heart off to make the back of my basket wider than the front. I punched my support holes and placed eyelets, strung with seambinding in "red". Next was my lovely little hearts on a string (twine). These little hearts were so much fun to fussie cut and I loved being able to use some of my DCWV stash in hearty bling.

Come be hearty with us ")  

Monday, February 2, 2015

Birds Eye Blue

Click To Enlarge
 Birds EYE Blue Welcomes You!


Over at Gecko Galz along with 
this week we are featuring our Steampunk Stamp set
My example, which is 14" tall and too big for the light box ") is made from many little treasures that I have shopped out of my naked closet") Yes... all items to be altered and or used to be altered live in a "naked closet" because they simply aren't decent enough to be seen "P
Too Hoakie ??? LOL
I took 2 of the stamps out of the set and highlighted them with my copics . Fussy cutting is tough but therapeutic for me , quick tip: Use your 1/16" and 1/8" hole punch on those little curves before you cut..it will take a lot of the frustration away. This set includes 25 stamps for 6.00! Wow!
Thanks to Tim I have tons of leftover insert configurations boxes that roll perfect with a dowel and mini bodice as the body. The hand are artparts found here . Gotta love a good collection of stuff. The radio tubes are recovered from the ebay locker as my originals ended up in the hands of pillaging greeds "( .
All that said I think she is wispy with her feathers and industrial with her gears ")
 Have A Great Steam Punk Day!

Now make sure to leave a comment so that I can enter you in my 50.00
STEAMPUNK JUNK
giveaway!
Just a little taste of what can be arriving in your home,more pictures to come ")
sorry for the bad pic, I couldn't get it all in!!!

Everyone eligible no matter where you reside.
Winner to be announced February 15th !
Donna Mundinger...You are the WINNER!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!