Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Altered cheese box.

This cheese box was given to me by my friend Janet. I wanted to make it special, so I took out and played with my vintage laces, earrings and all sorts of goodies. Can you believe that this gorgeous cameo I found junking around in central Florida. I'm keeping  my vintage paper doll collection in my cheese box, the perfect home. If you would like to see the video I did on it click HERE.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Two more fun cards.

I'm loving this paper collection by October Afternoon, can you tell?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A new home for my perpetual calendar.

This little cramped wire basket was the home of my perpetual calendar that I started this year. It's been so much fun keeping up with it, a little bit of a challenge to keep my entries sweet and short. 

I've been so wanting one of these 7 Gypsy  mini library drawers for a while now. I finally got one and of course I had to work on it.  I do have to admit that I was a bit scare to start on the project, because it also looks so pretty just how it comes, in the natural wood. I did a crackle finish to it and change the knob to vintage one that I found in a flea market in central Florida. Now I have plenty of room to move the daily cards around, loving my new little calendar.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Have I mentioned that I'm super in love with this paper collection

Here are some of my latest layouts, again using the 9 to 5 paper collection from October afternoon. What a  fun collection this one is, very retro and the color are so pretty. I could not help myself and got the entire collection with all the embellies, OMG! These layouts are very 3D, with tons of layering and I also did a bit of sewing here and there, just for fun. I have one more little project to finish and I can't wait to share it with you.  

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A very special 4th of July for my family.

What a day... Yesterday we learned that my aunt got her flight to come and visit us from Cuba. My mom's family has been trying for many years and they kept refusing her. All she wanted to do is visit her family, long sad Cuban story.
I last saw her when I was nine and now I'm almost 52. I remember how kind and sweet she was with us kids. She was so pretty, I remember a picture of her in a gorgeous long gown in some kind of a beauty contest.
Her spirit is still young and youthful, after a long stressful day she wanted to still go see how we celebrate the 4th. She went to see fire works, did I mention it was her birthday too, how special is that.
My mom is in heaven with her little sister here.
I wrapped and gave her a little gift you see below.I remember playing with her ONE lipstick and my mom would tell me not to waste it. Her last word to me when I got in the car to go to the air port was.... she told me not to be sad and that were I was going I could have all the lipsticks I wanted in all the colors I wanted. Those were her last words to me and sometimes I did remember her when I shopped for lipstick. Hoping to spend a lot of time with her, I have a little pampering planed for her.