My daughter and I are headed out of town this weekend on a girls’ getaway (well, I’ll be doing some work, too, but it’s mainly a weekend to play!) and part of our emergency plan is talking this week about what she should do if we get separated. It’s also part of our plan for […]
You guys all know that I *love* hammering on metal. I am a huge fan of metal stamping, but there are some really pretty techniques you can use that don’t require many specialty tools – like hammering metals like brass to add texture. It’s quick, it’s satisfying, and it’s probably a lot less intimidating than […]
Recently, my cousin talked to me about a hand-stamped washer necklace she wanted (you know, one of those not-so-subtle hints for her family?) and together, we designed a piece that was really special to her using a quote from the book she read to her son ever since he was small. It’s probably one that you […]
Hello, friends! I’ve gone mixed media crazy this week, layers and chains and metal and beads… I guess it’s just what’s on my mind right now. I’ve been doing a bit of stamping lately (in case you somehow haven’t noticed?) and I’m really excited about how this piece came out. I was thinking on the […]
Every so often, I get an idea in my head that I have no idea if it will work, but I can’t stop thinking about it until I try it. This was one of those: the faux locket. And I’m so happy to share that it worked wonderfully! I bound two pewter blanks together, book-style, […]
Today’s post celebrates #SundaeSundays, and is sponsored by Hershey’s Syrup. I think I speak for everyone when I say, I LOVE WEEKENDS. Even though I work from home now, weekdays are work days. It’s errands, writing, cleaning – you know the drill! But on weekends, we all come together and finally get a chance to […]
Good morning, friends! Well, I’m trying something new today, and I’ve got a free e-Book available as an instant download for everyone subscribed to the Happy Hour Projects mailing list. This is the first time I’ve tried something like this, and putting it together was a lot of fun! I’m glad to have a way […]
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