Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


Claudine Hellmuth’s Beeswax Collage DVD review was just published at ScrapFriends and I was lucky enough to be on the review. I met Claudine for the first time at CHA in February this year and just knew we needed to review one of her DVD’s. Pure fun is all I have to say about Claudine and her teaching style – LOVE it! She has this knack of taking an intimidating medium like beeswax and explains it in simple terms without making you feel like an idiot! I am adding beeswax to my favorites for mediums to work with in papercrafting thanks to Claudine!

Here is a birthday card that I made using the techniques from the DVD. It’s a “Poppet” card, using a copy of my head on a made up body. The tropical fabric is a bit “me”, but the style of attire is really not – I’m a t-shirts, jeans and sneakers kinda gal. The ENTIRE thing is held together by Ranger’s beeswax, using the natural color kind, with no additional adhesive required. What I like is that it doesn’t have a strong odor like some beeswax does. It’s really quite fun to look at in person, but here’s a pic for you anyway. 🙂

beeswax poppet card


Making cards is really a fun and relaxing time for me, especially when I’m using great stamp images! These are from Faerie Song Artstamps‘ Pixie Magic sheet. Bring a bit of magic and faerie dust to your projects by using glitter, Stickles or even Glaze pens. Shimmer and sparkle is in!

Can you say busy? Scrapbook Central was certainly busy, busy, busy on Saturday, May 4th for National Scrapbook Day. There was a 3-day crop there with a guest scrapbook author, Kitty Foster, in town from Georgia. I met Kitty at the ScrapJam scrapbook getaways, gosh, at least 5 years ago now maybe more. She became a writer and worked at Inque Boutique for a time too! Such a small world for sure…

Here’s Kitty with La Verne eating Belgian Waffles for breakfast on Saturday – you had just one each right girls??

I did actually get some Cards for Soldiers done! It was a good sense of accomplishment for the 82 cards ALL using scraps! Ok, the card base was cardstock that wasn’t really a “scrap”, but the embellishments and patterned paper or stickers were all hanging around for quite some time. I also made 2 Mother’s Day cards.

We sold 2 large Alterable Magnetic Easels too! Wait until I make some samples to put in the store – should be good for sales!



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