I am, and always have been FOREVER a BELIEVER of do-it-yourself (when possible) and even a believer of the IMPOSSIBLERead more
If you follow Instagram, you'll know there are quite a few challenges ongoing at any given month. My daughter asked if I would do a MerMay challenge with her this May. "Bring it on", I said and I have been art journaling the month long.Read more
I hope you're having fun as the Collaboration between the Relics and Artifacts Ambassadors and the Design Team from RubberMoon combine their artistc flair to bring you unique takes on both companies.Read more
We celebrated Valentine's in true Relics & Artifacts® fashion with our #RAShadesofRed challenge. We had some many wonderful entries. Choosing our winners was a monumental task and after much deliberation, here are the results!
Congratulations to Iva Wilcox, our **FIRST PLACE** winner with her "Momento Mori". The color pop of red mixed with the luscious antiquing and exquisite design are simply marvelous. The tributary nature of this piece melted our hearts.
Our **SECOND PLACE** winner is Linda Carter! Her framed cherubs were simply beautiful and they just look so delicate and precious.
Congratulations to both of our winners. All of our Tribe members had superb entries and we truly loved looking at each and every one of them. Interested in joining the fun and having a chance to win major prizes? Join us on Facebook in our Relics & Artifacts® Tribe. Our next challenge will be announced soon and it's sure to be a (hint, hint) blast from the past!
2016 was a year of many adventures! One of them was the development of a stencil line based on my art journal entries with The Crafter's Workshop. At the recent Creativation show in Phoenix, they were finally revealed and of course I needed to see how well they paired with Relics & Artifacts®!
I thought Flora was the perfect pairing and after adding it in her hair, I decided to add some strands of Bohemian Jewels. They added the perfect flow to her hair! When you see her up close she glows with the foil! To be able to show part of her shine, I had to put her on an angle as foil tends to catch the light. I prepared for you a Snapguide tutorial so you can see the process of altering the Relics and the use of the brand new Transfer Gel by Deco Foil.
Since our challenge for you this month is #RA50ShadesofRed, I paired her with reds and pinks and I can't wait for you to see the paint I used on the Flora!
This is my favorite time of year! The smells, the chill in the air, sweets, friends, family, and love are the things that bring a smile to my face and warm my heart.Read more
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Heather Thompson will be joining our in-house team of RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Ambassadors. We have been watching, or more like enamored with, Heather's works for some time now.Read more
I'm listening to Tchaikovsky as I write. The Nutcraker Suite at full blast and my Christmas in full mode. Christmas is my favorite time of the year! I started collecting nutcrackers some 20 years ago when my son was born.Read more
" I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too.Read more
I have always considered myself to be a relatively simple crafter, a maker of eye catching things using the simplest of techniques and supplies. While I certainly have a great appreciation for pieces that involve a high level of skillRead more
Pegasus rose up to the seats of the immortals, and afterwards lived in the palace of Zeus, for whom he carried thunder and lightning. To this day you can see his constellation in the sky!Read more
The Table of Life
Our place at the table, our moments together,
Even our time on this plot,
Can be fleeting,my friends,
So it's worth celebrating
Every second we've got.
For some time now, I have been wanting to try my hand at crafting some jewelry. And I'm not talking the half-hearted attempt at a piece which will inevitably be handed down to my daughters because I just won't wear it. I'm talking about a full blown, "big girl", all adult-like piece that I would definitely wear.Read more
I remember the first time I heard the song that inspired me to make this piece, "How Big Is Your Brave?" by Sara Bareilles. The words just spoke to me and got under my skin and all I could think was, "YES! This is so uplifting and amazing."Read more
Many times in life, there are important milestones that change the path that we are traveling.Read more
You know what I am a super fan of? High impact with simplistic construction. I am always drawn to things that appear to be overly complicated to assemble but in reality, there really isn't much to them, especially if I'm feeling a need to jumpstart my creative magic.Read more
This was a frame that I created as a product showcase for CHA 2016. I have it hung on my kitchen wall without glass so that I can frame favourite photos which I change out when the mood takes me.Read more
When we put aside our own insecurities and self-criticisms, it's truly amazing what we are able to accomplish whether that be with writing, creating, or just simply "being".Read more
With everything having sprouted and gone into full on color and bloom, how could I NOT be inspired?Read more