Welcome to Inspired Autumn Color

I have a color memory in my head.  A moment of pure inspiration that always comes to mind.  It was the front porch of a house, in Autumn and the steps were covered with wet, colorful leaves.  The leaves were at the peak of their color.  The water made the colors even more vibrant and reflective.  I could work my whole life trying to recreate that scene, and never … [Read more...]

A Royal Cover Up for the Beach

Here's a quick couple of techniques that you can use to make the portions of the Heidi Swapp folder album cover work for ANY theme. You can place a base coat of Glimmer Mist onto the surface and quickly buff it off the surface to reveal the designs.  But what if the designs don't suit your theme?  Do a royal cover up! After the first coat is dry, add a second coat, a bit … [Read more...]

Inked & Encausticated Workshop – coming to Kansas!

July is nearing its end and so is my teaching hiatus.   I'm hitting the road again.  First stop: Kansas.  I'm going back to Stamper's Ink for another fun-filled day of workshops. The newest addition to my curriculum is Inked & Encausticated.  NO SURFACE IS SAFE in this mixed media tour de force of Ranger Distress Inks, Copic Markers, … [Read more...]

Did Somebody Say Beach?

Just got back from Texas where they do EVERYTHING big, including big temperatures.  As I told Cat Beaty, of Cat's Creations; I can still see an impression of the zipper from my luggage on one finger, where I was unfortunate to try and open it while it had been sitting in the car all morning.  Morning, people!!!  It was HAWT!  My clothing proved that it wouldn't … [Read more...]

GLAMorous Clothing Alteration

I can't sew.  If you know me at all - you know this to be true!  But I truly admire those who can.  My dear friend Laura can sew.  And there is no way she is going to teach me how.  She values our friendship too much.  LOL! So I create with cloth vicariously through shows like Project Runway.  The things those designers can do with recycled materials … [Read more...]