Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mail Call & Vintage Image Freebies

My mail art for a swap
hosted by

Fun creating
and even more fun receiving!
Vintage sheet music covers
are so creative and artistic.
I love to use them in collage and as
atc backgrounds.
Here's a few for you
to take and enjoy...


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ANOTHER Halloween Swap & FREE Halloween Collage Sheet!

Yes, another Halloween swap...
and a vintage Halloween
image freebies
collage sheet
(courtesy Plush Possum Studios)


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Celebrating the Return of Haunted Hump Day with a Swap!

Hard to believe
but it is that magical, wonderful
time of year again
when our thoughts turn to
& Halloween swaps!

These are pictures of a swap I took part in
a few years ago.
 I love each artists
depiction of Halloween
 and the different mediums used
 and all the fabulous embellishments.
 In each pocket we placed
handmade tags and cards.
 Not only do these turn out great
but they're inexpensive and easy.
 Your "page" is simply a brown paper lunch bag
folded in half.
After decorating the front, back and inside
the pages are layered together.
holes punched,
and bound.
This swap is open for signups in
And one of my blog friends
who keeps me inspired
all season long
is Marfi,
 the hostess of Haunted Hump Day.
Get inspired yourself with weekly visits to

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Playing With Dolls

Wow, it's been awhile!
The weather here has turned cool and rainy
and brought me back indoors
away from my yard and fairy gardens.
So I started playing with
and sizzix dies...
 and digital images...
 and bits and baubles...
For my swap partner in

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer's Enchanted Garden

....was the theme
for a domino book swap
in my flickr group.
As my garden has been the source
of my inspiration
for several weeks now,
this project was a joy to create.
 front cover

 interior views
 back cover
The finished book is now with my
friend and swap partner Michele
in Nevada.
Wishing all my US friends
a happy and safe
4th of July!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Little Something for My Garden

I so enjoy taking soldering and stained glass classes
at my local studio.
Very happy with my garden dragonfly!
What is making your heart happy this summer?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My Muse is Keeping Me Outdoors

I've always been enamored
with all things miniature
so fairy gardening is a natural fit.

 I've had great luck finding
unique containers at estate sales...
once you have a home,
the fairies will find their way!
I hope you're all playing with
whatever makes your heart sing!

Monday, June 9, 2014

A New Love....Fairy Gardening

The weather has finally turned nice here in the northeast U.S.
and taken me out of the house...
and away from the computer.
I've also stumbled upon a new creative outlet...
fairy gardening!
 It's been fun scouring garage and estate sales
in search of the perfect miniatures...
 then the trips to the nurseries
for fairy garden plants.
 Of course arranging and making
the gardens is the most fun of all...
This particular garden is in an
old birdbath I found at an estate sale.
I found some other unique and interesting containers
and will show you what I did with them very soon.
When there's rain in the forecast again....

Thursday, May 8, 2014

New Swap! Summer's Enchanted Garden Domino Book

Imagine the possibilities!
For details, to sign-up or
to join the group
Vintage Dragonfly's Swap Group

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pretty as A Swan....

My friend Mercedes,
hosted a vintage pincushion and stickpin swap
and I was fortunate to have her as my partner.
So I had to first find a container
pretty enough
(Mercedes truly is the Queen of Pretty!)
and then transform it into something even prettier.
As luck would have it
I stumbled upon a swan at
one of my junkin' expeditions.
I made her a fleur de lis crown
embellished with tiny white pearls
to wear atop her headpiece/veil of light pink tulle
and white feathers.
She has little pink pearl eyes
and wears a soft, tattered ribbon around her neck.
 A heart shaped rhinestone slider
and teeny pink rose embellish her ribbon scarf.
And that vintage "M" medallion?
Acquired at an estate sale last week...serendipity.
I used pretty pink material for the cushion
and edged it in white lace and pearls.
Three coordinating stickpins
and this swan
is sailing off to Mercedes.
Enjoy your weekend!
I'm off in search of more swans...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wishing you all
joyous and blessed Easter!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Welcome Spring & Vintage Easter Image Freebies!

Welcome Spring
was the theme for our recent altered matchbox swap.
 Here's what I made for my partner.
 The challenge was to create a
mini side by side
 matchbox chest,
filling the drawers
 with spring and Easter goodies and..
 3 miniature artist trading cards.
 This swap was sent to
my lovely partner
And for you dear friends,
some Easter images
to enjoy!