Friday, September 30, 2011


As the beloved Gothic Arches challenge has been on hiatus since last April, and I have really missed creating in this genre, I was delighted to discover that Kris of Nostalgic Collage has generously offered to host a temporary gothic arch challenge each Sunday! You can see her beautiful arches on Sundays and join in on the challenges here.

My arch for this week was created using watercolor paper for the arch, colored with Distress Ink Pads, and stamped with a music background stamp by Recollections from Michaels. The beautiful image that I printed on my computer was provided by the Graphics Fairy . The flower and butterflies are from K & Company, as is the rhinestone brad in the center of the larger butterfly. I used Stickles, Colorbox Chalk Inks, (both of which you can find at almost any scrapbook or stamping store), a snippet from some vintage sheet music, and words cut out from an old children's book, to finish my arch.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Finished Frame

I used K & Company's "Madeline" papers, K & Company's adhesive chipboard embellishments, and a Prima paper rose, along with Glimmer Mist and Stickles, chalk ink pads, and a Swarovsky crystal to finish this frame. The glitter doesn't show well in the photo, but it's sparkly on the image in person--I just love this beautiful woman, don't you? Someone generously shared this image on their blog, and I can't, for the life of me, remember who it was . . . maybe someone can help me so I can give credit where credit is due!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


9/11--We will never forget--America, the land I love, the land of the free, and the home of the brave . . .

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fun with Frames

I really had fun making this--the photo isn't very good, but the finished frame is sparkly and pretty in person! It looks better if you click your mouse once on the picture . . .