Thursday, March 3, 2011

Beadalicious Grungeboard Embellishments

I was just messing around one day……


and decided to paint a piece of Grungeboard with blue Lumier paint.  When it was dry I covered it with Diamond Glaze.  Then I sprinkled it with my sea inspired bead soup.  (A mixture of seed beads, bugle beads and micro beads mostly in blue and purple hues with a splash of green and gold.  I was so pleased with myself that I went on to do the ENTIRE package of Grungeboard in this manner!  So if you see these elements on everything I do for awhile, that’s why!  Ü

Here is a neat accordion book that Miss Yvonne taught me how to make using 6” square canvases as the covers. 


I think my beadalicious Grungeboard was the perfect cover accent, don’t you?

I haven’t finished the inside yet but have big plans for the fun niches hidden inside! 


I definitely need to bead more Grungeboard!  Hmmmm,… what color combo to do next?  Why don’t you try it and share yours with me!?

Hugs, Suzanne

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


While going through some things in my craft room I came across this card by Evelyn Spikes. IMG_0906A version of it was featured in a long ago black and white issue of Vamp Stamp News

I really appreciate Evelyn’s ability to make elegant art without a lot of “hoo-ha”.  I tend to get caught up in all my stuff, Evelyn just gets in there and uses hers.

This card’s micro beaded element of the woman’s eye and fingers has been covered with O’So Sticky Tape and coated with ultra fine micro beads.  The gems on the fingers are what really make this design HOT!

I’ve been following Evelyn’s photography blog and learning a lot about photography just by watching what she does.  I think she will be pleased with this photo of her art, I know I was!

Hugs, Suzanne

Sunday, February 27, 2011

PWA Annual Retreat

Howdy Lassies!

It's time to get on your horses and pony express those registration forms and payments in for the PWA Roundup Retreat!!  We still have room for about 10 more gals in the guest house – actually a really cool humungous lodge!  Every bedroom has a bathroom!!  Ü

Registration forms and all the info can be found on our website here

If you're registered and not a member of our retreat yahoo group, please let me know!  Everyone that is coming to the retreat needs to be there so that important information can get to you quickly!

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Cost is $240 per person A deposit of $50 will hold your place.

Multiple payments can be made as long as the balance is paid in FULL by April 1, 2011.

Craft all weekend, stay up as late as you want, eat when you want, sleep when you want and NO CHORES to talk to you!!  Serious HEAVEN!!

Please spread the word and help us fill the house!!  It’s not cheap, so the more people we have the less likely I’ll go bankrupt.  Ü  30 gals is my goal!

Hugs, Suzanne