More About the Girls

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SPoOkEy, CReEpY, FaLl PrOjeCt InSpiRaTioN HOP!

Join us for a day filled with inspiration to fill your home & life with Halloween & Autumn fun!
The Altered Pages Design Team has been busy since August creating fun things to help inspire you for the upcoming FABULOUS fall season!
We hope that you will hop along on
to see what's in store for you & to put your name in the "witches" hat for some prizes too!

I've been creating-up such a storm that I MIGHT be posting things on BOTH of my blogs!!
So, I sure hope you will come check it out! 
I may even have a giveaway...hint..hint...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Steampunkie Kinda Day!

Earlier this month, I mentioned that I was having a girls weekend at our family cabin...well I am FINALLY posting the pix of the project we created together!
(SO sorry for delay, I'm sure you've been on the edge of you seats! LOL!)
all lined up
We started with paper mache dress forms from Michael's (these did not have an attached stand like the ones available at JoAnne's!) & covered them in foil tape from the hardware store. Then we embellished with found hardware items & some fun purchased pieces.
Stacey's Butterfly Girl
Kim's Angel
Nancy's Butterfly Girl
My crazy girl
I had been holding onto that "Good for one screw" token (it's really a car wash token on the back!) & thermometer for the longest time! Glad I finally found a use for them! I love her crazy wings - made from copper strapping!

That's it!
Be sure to check out my latest Steam Punk creation during
Leslie Rayhe's Very Fall Steam Punk Blog Hop
this Saturday, 9/22  
where I will also be giving away some BLOG CANDY on the My Laughing Magpie Blog!!!
check it out HERE on 9/22
PS: I might be offline for the next several days recovering from surgery, so please accept my apologies in advance for not responding to your comments right away!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Alter Your Creativity - An Altered Pages Challenge

Welcome to the Altered Pages,
"Alter Your Creativity Challenge!"

images sent by Jean for inspiration
So, for those of you who don't know & just stumbled onto our blog today, I participated in a Headdress Challenge with the other design team members of Altered Pages. Jean challenged us to create a beautiful decoration to adorn our heads (or that of a mannequin, as many the case may be!) Those from the team that decided this wasn't an impossible mission are up for some sort of goodie from Jean via your votes for the best headdress! You don't want to miss any of the fun, so be sure to start at the beginning, HERE! I hope you like what I've come up with!

First, here are a couple of Headdress definitions I found online...

From the American Heritage Dictionary:
head·dress  (hddrs)
1. A covering or ornament for the head.
2. A hairdo; a coiffure.
From the Collins English Dictionary:
headdress [ˈhɛdˌdrɛs]
(Clothing & Fashion) any head covering, esp an ornate one or one denoting a rank or occupation

In addition to using the above images for inspiration, I found this one on a wedding website:
I liked the idea of the middle image from Jean, combined with something more like the headband that ties above. So, this is what I came up with...

I used a piece of vintage brown velvet for the base with some metallic pink mesh wired ribbon on top of that. Those two pieces meet together in the back & secure with a hair tie! Then I got busy with the embellishments...
I used some vintage chain necklaces across the top - they lay over the crown of the head & would drop up & over an up-do on my head. I wired together some vintage fabric flowers & glittered leaves, then attached a feather clip to that. This is all attached to another vintage chain piece that is full of roman coins that was my grandmothers. On top of the headband are of few of Jean's FABULOUS transit tokens to tie in the coin parts to the top of the headdress!
That's it! I am thinking of wearing it for Halloween this year if I can pull a matching gypsy costume together! If I do, I promise to post pix!!
I hope you enjoyed looking at my creation & will cast a vote for me! :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

An Etsy Shop Update...SALE!!!

Just a quick little note to tell you about a SALE going on
in our Etsy shop until OCT. 31st!
ALL Halloween items in our shop will have FREE SHIPPING through 10/31/12!
**That's a pretty awesome deal for these larger scrapbooks!!!**

You'll find these fabulous items HERE, along with some cards just for Halloween!

Also, just had to share that my little French-themed Domino book sold yesterday! 
I hope the new owner love is as much as I do!!
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's all about the dress-form!

We just can't seem to stop playing with these things!
The paper mache dress form is so FABULOUS!!!
If you didn't see my post a couple of weeks ago when mom, Kim & I (oh, and the Magpie!) got together to create Halloween-themed dress forms, you can see my spin on it HERE.

Mom finished hers up last week & I just got around to taking pix of hers & the Magpie's.
Still waiting for Kim to release hers to me!! Such a perfectionist, that one!
Without further ado...

 Mom's lovely Halloween Girl:
And here's the Magpies version...
We glued them onto various candlesticks before we realized that if we had purchased them at JoAnn's instead of Michaels, they are already attached to a paper mache stand! 
JoAnn's dress form
UGH! Live & learn, right?!
Come back soon...we have even MORE dress forms to share...
this time we got a little "Steampunkie!"

Happy Wednesday!