Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Beautiful Altered Bottle By Tiffany

It's been such a busy week and a half and it's only the beginning of summer.  My husband and I just got back from Seattle, Washington.  I got to meet Miss Juliana ( Her Channel is iluvvintagescrap on Youtube).  She is warm and kind.  She spent most the day with me on Saturday.  Then Monday, my baby boy had his tonsils and adenoids removed.  It was a successful surgery and I am so grateful that all that's left is the healing.
Enough about that.  I will elaborate on how great my vacation was on a later date.  I want to get into Tiffany's Altered Bottle.  She decorated this bottle with trims from TPBP along with some beautiful pearls and paper embellishments.  She is giving this to a friend as a keepsake.  I'm sure wherever this is displayed it won't go unnoticed.  
To check out her video on this project, click here.
Trims used:

Guipure Fleurs French Venice Lace in Ivory

Old Rose Trim (Sold Out)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Design Team Member Announcements

I am a big fan of these 2 wonderful women!  They have said "Yes" to joining my Design Team.  I am so grateful and  blessed to have them designing for TPBP.  I know with their exceptional creativity and wonderful works of Art, only good things can happen!  
I can't hold it any much longer!  Please welcome Janet Coulter and Roxy Furlong!  
Here is a little about the newest members to my Design Team.  Again, thank you so much ladies for this opportunity to have you design and represent for The Piece By Piece!  Congratulations!  

Janet Coulter
I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for almost 32 years, I have two wonderful daughters who both married men I absolutely adore, and I now have a beautiful granddaughter. I have loved creating and crafting since I was a little girl. Somehow, my grandmother saw something in the things I did and always had little projects for me to make and presents to wrap. I have never had any formal art or graphic training but I love to put color combinations and textures together. I enjoy scrapbooking, altered art, wrapping beautiful presents, setting elegant tables, planning creative parties, decorating our home, and especially bringing beauty into the lives of others. It is amazing to me how creative talents can be used in so many different areas of our lives and just make life more beautiful and enjoyable for everyone. My husband and I built and I manage two assisted living facilities for the elderly. It is a rewarding business but can be difficult at times, so my crafting has been very therapeutic for me as well.

Roxanne Furlong

I am a freelance writer and book editor from St. Paul, Minnesota who fell in love with crafting after I made my first self-portrait pencil sketch when I was 3-years old: a stick figure with messy hair and fuzzy slippers. 
In grade school I became the hallway muralist, using kraft paper and tempera paint to make life-sized pilgrims, elves, Jesus, Mary & Joseph, cherubs and Uncle Sam. In junior high I took summer classes to learn basket- and loom-weaving, pottery and fiber dying and in high school, I became a hippie and learned to make jewelry using the lost-casting method.
In the 1980s I had a wedding flower side business and in 1984 bought my first rubber stamp of three cats sitting on a pillow; I called it the Cat-Hair Pillow stamp and still have it on display in my Art Lair. Until 2005, I made cards and scoffed at scrapbookers, marveling at how they could spend $18 just to decorate one page! Now I’m one of them … and I still have messy hair and wear fuzzy slippers.

Let the Creating Rock and Roll!  

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shadow Box Frame Project for Father's Day

Hi there you guys!  Just wanted to show you a Father's Day Shadow Box Frame I created using the G45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Paper Collection.  The Die I used is the Landscape Shadow Box by Accucut.  I used random Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches for some of the Butterflies you see in the photo.  Enjoy!
For details check out the video ; )
Happy Father's Day to all the Great and Awesome Dad's out there!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Scrap Journal Project by Muah ; )

Hi everyone, it's been a crazy weekend!!!  Parties galore!  come to think of it, every weekend for the month of June is just about  booked with parties and vacation plans.  It's a good thing ; ).
This current project was all about girl power (Call me a Spice Girl)!  The inspiration is the wonderful stamp set put together by Unity Stamp and Melody Ross.  I made the journal for my niece who just graduated 8th Grade.  I'm sure all of us who are older will forever remember our High School Years.  Looking back, I really do wish I had a journal just like this.
My niece loved the book as well as her girlfriends.  It was so popular that teens and moms alike, wanted me to plan a get together, so they can make one.
Here is the video, so that you can view the pages ; )

Friday, June 1, 2012

1920's Goes Shabby Chic

Super hot today!  I'm in my studio/warehouse (Garage) which always is either colder or hotter than the rest of the house.  Thank goodness I've got my sweet friend Tammy's old Fan keeping me cool in here.
So  I've been spoiled rotten by another great friend of mine all the way from Washington.  Juliana made me not 1 but 3 amazingly technique packed Shabby Chic keepsakes.  She used trims from the best Trim Store in town..... ahem... that would be "The Piece By Piece."  As well as Prima papers, masking techniques, glimmer misting, making fabulous fabric flowers, and incorporating her vintage laces and doilies.  I can not wait to receive and stare at them in person.  I am so honored and flattered that she would take the time to make little old me something so amazing.  What a fantastic Friend!
The photo's were from a 1920's themed event at The Niles Canyon in Fremont.  My family and I got dressed up for the event and we had tons of fun.  This photo is of my and my Husband.  Yes... he tied his own bow tie.  This layout consists of so many different techniques as well as the tags that Juliana made below.  Click here to go to her video for more details.