Monday, July 12, 2010

Here is my newest bottle. I am now beginning to sell them, so look for my Etsy site soon, otherwise feel free to contact me at

Friday, June 25, 2010

Dates to celebrate

Here is an altered rolodex I did for my aunt who is so wonderful about sending cards for her friends' and family's important dates. I had so much fun making it for her and I actually got to give it to her in person on our recent cruise. She really loved it and that warmed my heart. Most of my crafting is done for gifts as I feel that a homemade gift is a little more special.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

For my sister and brother-in-law

This is a project I've been working on for what seems like forever! It is a shadow box frame of a vintage recreation of my sister's marriage license. I got it out of my Memories of a Lifetime Family History Book. I Put their information in and then embellished and framed it. It's a gift for their anniversary which was in April, but I'm going to see them soon and will be able to give it to them in person!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

For my Uncle

Here is a shadow box frame that I'm giving my uncle for his belated birthday. He just got to golf at Pebble Beach for his 65th, so there's a spot to put a pic of him on the course.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mother's Day Gift

Here is the tray table we made for my mother-in-law for Mother's day. It was my first true attempt at decopauge.The sentitment is one I made up. "Moms, like birds, sing sweet songs of love" She loved it, but I hope I can get better with practice.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Here are a few more that I've done. The blue one I made for my friend's graduation and features sea life. The white one is for a wedding and features the doves like the one on the tag.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Newest Bottle

Here's my newest creation. I used a slightly different technique by frosting the bottle instead of etching. This one isn't quite finished being embellished, but you get the idea.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wine label ATCs

I'm trying to do some recycled crafts, and since I'm using the wine bottles for lamps, and many of them have such pretty labels, I figured I'd use them too. I came up with this idea after I met Tweety Jill and she taught me how to do artist trading cards. I'm going to use some as gift tags for my wine lamps, and others just as a decoration for my kitchen.

Wine bottle project!

I FINALLY finished my first wine bottle etching project! I've been collecting wine bottles from my friends and colleagues to use for recycled crafts. I used my Cricut to cut out crab stencils on vinyl contact paper from the Life is a beach cartridge. Then I used Armour Etch on the bottles. This is a gift for my friends whose last name is Crabtree and are wine lovers. I think it will go perfectly in their "Crabtree Shack".

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Vintage Citrus Labels

I stumbled across these as I was searching for vintage post cards. So much of Florida's history is in the citrus industry. I'm finding it fascinating, all the work that the growers put in to them! If you know where I can find any please send me the link or post your suggestions. Thanks!!


Well, the FCAT is almost over for this year. I can't freakin' wait!! But now is the major drag until spring break in April!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Hi this is an example of the vintage Florida postcards I am on the hunt for!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Figuring this out

Hi! I'm on my way to figuring this whole blog thing out!! I hope that I can add some pictures and more goodies by the end of the week.

Saturday, January 16, 2010