Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Out with the old...

After I dropped some items off at Berry Good Buys, went shopping at Goodwill. Out with the old junk, in with the new junk! I found three cute glasses for $1 each! Great for candles!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Junkin' Journey

Our junkin' journey would not be complete without staying at the Heritage Haus in Carmine! Visit Deb at:

Above is Matt & Deb in the kitchen making one of their wonderful breakfast they serve to their guests. Don't you just love a man in the kitchen! Deb does!

Ummm...good fresh fruit! Along with the fruit, they serve muffins, bacon, cheese grits, hash browns, eggs cooked some fancy way, juice, and coffee.

Meet my Sista! Deb made her and I was lucky enough to win her! She has the words Imagine, Create, and Inspire on her little pocket! I so hope she helps to inspire me! I just love her...thank you Deb!
A junkin' journey would not be complete without a cart, hat, boots, and a raincoat! The hat was made by my granddaughter Rianah for Grandparents Day! I call it my Princess Granny Hat because it has little crowns on it! Casey gave me a gift card to Lowes...a perfect gift!
Thanks Deb and Matt for a wonderful stay at Heritage Haus! We miss you already!

Junkin' in Warrenton!

Amy and I went junkin' in Warrenton last weekend! I think I enjoyed meeting the bloggers more than junkin'! Theresa at Garden Antiques Vintage had a great blogging party!

Stan Williams author of THE FIND was there. Check out Theresa's blog for info about the book:

Above is David & Mindy. Aren't they adorable! David has some great pics on his blog: Mindy's blog is

Above is the famous Cat Daddy!

Above is Polly from Counting Your Blessings. She is just adorable! She and her husband had just flown in from Chicago! Visit her at:

Of course I'm a big fan of Talking Trash and Trailer Trash! You can visit them at: and Trailer Trash is my daughter Amy and partner in crime!

Above is pic from Theresa's blog party.

Meet Stan Williams, author of "the find." Super nice guy! His book is great!

Above is Theresa who put on this great party!

Above is Amy...I think she's talking to Stan William's about his book.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Trust In Your Dreams

Sweet Jessica just doesn't know how much we bonded this weekend! She had me all in a tizzy trying to figure out how to get this stuff connected! I thought it turned out pretty good for someone who doesn't know what she's doing!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mixed Media Collage Workshop

I love the Altered Muse's workshops! Carrie Gunning was the instructor for this one. She is so talented! Here's my creation! This one is a mixed media collage using acrylic paint, matt mod podge, wall paper, paper images, and finished it off with a gold wash.

Carrie helped with arranging and used cream acrylic paint around the edges of images and filled in other areas. Every workshop I think is the best ever! This is another best ever workshop!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wire Wrap Workshop

Shirley was the instructor for the Wire Wrap workshop at The Altered Muse. Above is my creation of wire wrap! The stone was fused in a previous class by Shirley. I love it!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bees Wax Collage Workshop

The Altered Muse held a Bees Wax Collage workshop given by Renea Hipp. Here's the canvas I created with Renea's help! In case you are wondering, TG stands for Traveling Gypsy!

It has a black background with collage images mod podged and brushed with a coat of bees wax on the top surface. The sides are painted black with red stripes. After you apply the bees wax, take a hot gun and melt the wax until smooth. Use a latex glove to buff the wax to make it shiny.

Visit the Altered Muse's website! Pam has the cutest store and has great workshops!!! They are so much fun!