Saturday, February 16, 2013

I am transitioning to my new blog:  Flo Hollingsworth - Let Me Tell Ya Something
Please use the link below to visit my new blog!

Friday, January 25, 2013

I Need to Break Out my Tri-pod

I have been working on finding a job that will "pay the bills", but crafting is never far from my mind. In my breaks from the grinding effort of searching online for accounting/billing openings, I've been trolling through my supplies and half-finished projects.  Even started a few.  Obviously, I need to break out my tri-pod for photographing my current projects, but I just have to share these!

I love taking an everyday item and transforming it into something beautiful and useful.  These Journals started out as those black-and-white "Composition Books" that can be found at any discount store.  They're so plain and boring, and are just begging for a make-over.  Here's the finished project:
Sand the original covers of the books, removing most of the shiny coating, so your glue will adhere.  I use Gel Medium as a glue because it holds up to lots of handling.  I even repaired the laminate in my kitchen with the stuff!!  For these journals, a mid- to heavy-weight scrapbooking paper will offer additial sturdiness.  Stamp sources are available on request.  

Here are a bunch of Twinchies (tiny works of art, measuring 1x2 inches each) - Whoops!!  They're "Three-inchies"!!  I measured wrongly -  that I found in my stash.  I played around with these a couple of years ago, stashed them away, not knowing what to do with them.  I think I'll give them to my daughter, who teaches 3rd grade, to share with her students.  They would make fine mini bookmarks.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Oh my goodness!  Has it really been three years since I posted on my blog?  Yes, and it's been nearly that long since I've completed anything crafty.  Well, I'm back, and (I hope) better than ever.  Here's my latest creation:  A simple composition book that I picked up at the dollar store - and just in case there is any doubt, it boldly says "Journal".

Inside, I'll tell the tale of my journey into the business of art.  I'll also share the details of my journey here, so stay tuned.  Off to research business plans!