Monday, December 28, 2009


Would you like to see something so beautiful.........that you can't take your eyes off of it?'s a "MASTERPIECE", it's truly a work of "ART". And I have a ton of happy tears, because it was created just for me. What have I done to deserve such a wonderful piece of Art? Head on over to Marie's blog..........THE PRETTY PAPER to see what all the tears are about! Thank you a million times Marie! I am in love, in love with what I call a true 'MASTERPIECE'! And coming from means the world to me. Marie, you have truly touched my heart. Love, Ate Velma

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas

This is for you Rosemary! I'm posting even though I can't get to my pics from your computer. Thank you for my wonderful Christmas gift and goodies and homemade "flan cake". Yummy.....we all need insulin shots for all the yummy stuff we ate this evening! (just kidding)

Rosie: we will find that paper line, even if I need to make an E-bay purchase! Thanks for searching Gelica! We love you.

Ok, so here's to staying healthy so we can make our Berkeley Birthday Road Trip on the 9th in "2010", Omgosh! Save your money baby!

After the Holidays, we all need to get busy and fill our Christmas minis with our beautiful family pictures.

Stephi, you are in my prayers to get better! I'm thinking of you........Warm Hugs to you.

Merry Christmas to all my friends. Stay Healthy and be Safe. Hugs to all of you ~ may God Bless you today and always.

Love, Velma

Monday, November 16, 2009


Our beautiful, ever so loving, Stephi is doing a BLACK FRIDAY GIVEAWAY!!!! yEah, and it's going to be a kit! I cannot wait to see who wins! Ok ladies and gents, go over to:

Good luck Everyone!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Just want everyone to know, or maybe you already know..............PLEASE DO NOT PUT ALCOHOL INKS INTO SPRAY BOTTLES. It must become "toxic" when it hits the air. The spores get into your lungs and can cause you to become very ill. I heard about it, or read it, possibly on Tim Holtz' blog a while back (I read it somewhere~can't remember) This gal was mixing and making homemade ~ this and that, used her alcohol inks in a spray bottle and started misting. She became very very ill. PLEASE PASS THIS I don't want to see anyone become sick because of this. Alot of these products are NOT MEANT TO BE MIXED TOGETHER....................please, just be careful when making your homemade things to add to your scrapbooking minis/layouts, cards~ and whatever else you create. Thanks for listening!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

DSC Gypsy Market Kit

For my September DSC kit, I used my photos from the August Expo. Here, Rosemary and I met Marie, Arlene and Bona. Rosemary saw them first~ she recognized them from their blogs! Alot of smiles and laughter!

On the front cover, I used Marie's technique~ tearing the cardboard to show the coragated areas. I love this idea! Thanks Marie! (A Pretty Paper Boutique). The thick lace piece from the kit I sprayed with Tattered Angels Mist in Olive with a little touch of Copper mist and used it to hold journaling spots and photos.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lollipop Flowers

Hi Everyone! gosh, it's been a while huh? I've been busy with this and that, and moving my scrappy space downstairs. Not thinking it was going to be such a large project, I soon discovered I had misplaced alot of things during this process but did carry around my kit from DSC, September Gyspy Market. Also, I was in the middle of trying to perfect my lollipop flowers. I cut the circles out, burned the edges (I learned from RoxyCar1) ~ put in the flower centers...........but still wasn't happy with them, something was missing!

I finally perfected them ~to my liking~ by watching Hope, from ~ she did a tutorial on her lollipop flowers and added "stickles"! I am on a stickles kick now, and that was it! I used my stickles and I love how my flowers turned out! Thank you Hope for your inspiration! Your technique is exactly what I needed! My favorite stickles are the cinnamon and the new Coffee! I also love the copper! Take a look! (ok, my "image" thingy is doing it we wait, I'm so impatient!) Help! what am I doing wrong, as this isn't the first time this has happened)Mmm, still waiting..............

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Harley License Plate Metal Album

This is an album I made when my husband when to Sturgis,South Dakota. A motorcycle event where thousands and thousands of people get together on their bikes. I hope you enjoy this album, I loved creating it. I love looking through it so I thought I would share it with all of you! I went to a Harley Davidson Dealer and bought two metal license plates, one for the cover and one for the back.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Malta Envelope Album

Opps, sorry, didn't mean a paperbag album (that's another one of my husband), it's an envelope mini that I cut from and Accu-Cut machine. It measures 4-1/2 X 6-1/2. I kept it pretty simple, not alot of embellishments. I guess I was too excited to get the pictures in the album.