Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Collage

Hello Everyone

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  Mine was pretty low key.  The lake was full of people so we usually stay close to home until after the weekend.  Fun was had by all.  It gave me time to finish a collage.  I call it Tough as Nails.  These two look a little rough and tumble.

I used an old photograph holder for the picture and stitched old rusty nails on one side and put a leather twist on the other side.  Used just a bit of lace to give it a feminine touch.  I'm working on a canvas book, should have some photos to share in a couple of days.

We have Cicadas here in Missouri right now.  They only come out every 13 years.  Sometimes the noise they make is quite annoying, so loud.  Only 2 or 3 more weeks and they will be gone thank goodness.  Have a great week.

Hugs, Jackie


Friday, May 27, 2011

Travel Journal

Holiday weekend is here, always a very busy time here at the lake.  Everyone will have their garage sales out, so plan on starting early tomorrow morning.  I hope the weather cooperates, weather man is calling for rain in the morning. 

My sister made us travel journals for our trip.  I wanted to share mine with you.  She made it from a file folder.  I love it, so many things to look at, tags, cards bits of lace and so many other goodies in it.   All the things I love.

Everyone have and great and safe Holiday.


Sunday, May 22, 2011


I have never participated in an art challenge before.  This one from looked like fun so decided to give it a try.  Here it is.

Have a beautiful Sunday.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bird Nests

Hi Everyone,

Wanted to share a little from my trip.  One of the best things I found were these bird nests.   My Sis and I stopped in a shop called Old Geezers Mantiques.   Bought a couple of old books and saw these bird nests sitting a box.  I ask the Old Geezer how much they were and he said I could have them, but he had to tell me a story about them.  Won't bore you with the story but they were worth it.   Aren't they great?

We also went to tne River Market Antique Mall.  So much fun, four floors of antiques.  We spent several hours here.  Sis found some old photo albums for a class we want to take from Dispatch From LA.  I found a lot of old sewing items to use in my collages.

While I was taking pictures of the bird nests our little dog thought she had to get into the picture as well.  So here she is.  She is a Mugin.  Half Min Pin and half Pug.  Her name is Cricket and she lives up to her name.  Jumps all the time and runs never walks where ever she is going.  Soooo spoiled.

Have a great day. 

Hugs, Jackie

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Got back from Kansas City yesterday.  We had a great time and found lots of goodies.  I was going to share photos of the trip and stuff we found but.........I forgot my camera at my sister's house, Ugh!   Debbie made both of us a great travel journal.  When I get my camera back I will show you that as well. 

The week before we left I worked on a gift for sis.  The day we left was her birthday.  This is what I came up with.  Found the picture and thought she looked so elegant, I tried to keep with that  thought.

I altered this little bottle.  Used a piece of  the Graphics 45 Steampunk paper for the picture and added some pretty blue ribbon and a tiny bit of bling. 

Everyone have a wonderful Mother's Day.


Monday, May 2, 2011


I am off to Kansas City early in the morning but wanted to share a piece I did for my daughter a while back.

Her name is Terri, she has one daughter.   In the two windows are my mother and my grandmother.  Happy Monday.