Altered Curio Box

Altered Curio Box

This is one of my favorite pieces. I initially made it a few years ago. I recently decided to update it and add more embellishments. While traveling I found a second hand curio box and knew it would be a fun piece.

The first step was to clean and paint the box. I then used Prima Marketing Inc. papers, flowers, embellishments. I also used a little K&Company papers and embellishments. The lace and beads are from Michael’s. The LOVE and BICYCLES are painted with Finnabair Alchemy Acrylic Paint.

Have you used any Prima Marketing Inc. products or Finnabair? Which are your favorites?

Puppy Mini Album


The May album for the Frank Garcia Mini Album Parcel Club was a true mini. It is adorable and is the perfect size for a baby/puppy/kitten book. So, I had to make one for Grace. She is two now. I absolutely love and appreciate her enthusiasm and happiness.

Frank sent Prima Marketing flowers. The paper and embellishments were from Crate Paper designed by Maggie Holmes. I want to give a big shout out to Frank because he has inspired me and his parcels are filled with love. He sends a beautiful note each month and it really gives me encouragement and inspiration.

What brings you joy?

Altered Jars

Altered Jars

During my time in Virginia, I really focused on collecting jars and altering them. I gave most of them away in monthly drawings. It was a lot of fun. I hand stitched the burlap and flowers so they would last. I find that glue does not hold up and I have tried various types of adhesive. If you know of one that you like and prefer, please let me know. The stitching is very time consuming, but I want my items to last.

I finally cleaned out my jar collection and only saved a few of my favorites. When I say a few, I’m still close to 30 plus jars. I heard the term organized hoarding the other day and I like that description.

Do you collect jars? How many do you have?