Thursday, February 28, 2013


Paris Flea Market has grown and now has new warehouse space!  This means they now have space to hold classes!

I'm excited to be teaching this Romance Novel Mini Album at Paris Flea Market on Saturday, March 23rd from 10am to 4pm.  If you'd like more details on this class, head over to my class blog HERE.

Friday, February 8, 2013


First, my apologies for the delay in announcing my winner. Even though I wasn’t a part of the official Creative Jumpstart giveaways, I wanted to wait until Nathalie posted all of the other Creative Jumpstart winners –which she did today.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that left a comment on my giveaway post. I loved reading them all—they inspired me to create! I wish I could give each and every one of you a prize! Instead, maybe you’d like a tutorial? Read on…

And now….the winner of MY Creative Jumpstart 2013 giveaway will receive these items:

The little fabric "booklet"

and the tag booklet

And the WINNER is.....

Congratulations Darlene! Darlene, please send me an email with your mailing address to: ivannascrap(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject line: CJS Winner! You have until February 17, 2013 – midnight Pacific Standard Time. If I haven’t heard back from Darlene by then, a new winner will be drawn.

This week, I’ve been getting ready for my booth at Paris Flea Market.  Here are a couple of things I made for my craft booth--altered book photo holders and fabric heart pockets.  Check back on Sunday, as I will be posting a tutorial on how I made the fabric hearts.

And here are the altered book photo holders -- inspired by a class I took with Karen France, the one I saw in Somerset Studio, and especially the one I got to see in person at the Sizzix booth when I went to CHA!  Of course, I had to put my own spin on this project and added two Accucut drawers to the album!  Love it!  

Here's a beach one----check out the mermaid I made from a mold I cast myself!

Added lots of beach stuff to the top of the drawers and especially love the little flag I added...

Last year,I made a glass bottle adding a starfish to the top of the bottle using Viva Decor products.  My bottle was displayed in the Creative Imagination booth for Summer CHA but I never got it back, so I'll have to make a new one.  In the meantime, I made a small one that goes perfectly with this beach photo album!

Congratulations again to Darlene!  And thank you again for leaving all those great comments!
Fabric heart tutorial coming on Sunday -- so check back soon!