Monday, September 26, 2011

Rosanne Carrillo our October Couture Artist ( Guest Designer)

Hello Beauties!

Rosanne Carrillo

I am so excited and proud to introduce our October Couture Artist to you all! She is an amazing crafter and as sweet as pie! I asked Rosanne to write a few paragraphs about herself so we can all get to know her. I have to tell you that when I read what she wrote it totally took me back to my childhood and how I got started in the craft world. I was deeply touched by what she wrote! Here is what Rosanne wrote about herself.....

I'm a Mother, Grandmother, Wife, and Loyal Friend.....
My Favorite colors are Red, Black, Royal Purple, and Gold/Beige

I first started crafting at the age of 7 when I first noticed and paid attention to my Mom sitting at this funny looking Black and Gold thing with a weird looking petal underneath it that made this funny tap, tapping sound?  I later learned it was her pride and joy Singer Sewing Machine.  Little did I know i would learn to love all the wonders it could create!  My mom gave me my first taste at crafting by showing me how to sew....I learned quickly and soon began to make all my own cloths.  My mom was very please with me as I was not one of those girls who had to run out to the malls to buy the latest Designer styles on the market.  Instead I was running to the material store to buy the first new "Simplicity" and "Butterick" patterns off the rack, so that I could design my own style of clothing.

Soon I was making cool matching smock's for all my girlfriends.  We were very poor when I was a little girl...but I didn't know it cuz, I was always wearing the new cloths that I had made for my self.  In those days Material was very inexpensive.

As I got older I began to draw, write poetry, and I loved to jot down the lyrics to songs I loved on the radio.  But I needed to keep them safe somewhere........behold a scrap booker was born. 

Because we didn't have much money I would go all around the house and look for what ever I could find to use to decorate my scrapbook.  We didn't have a camera so I started by saving pretty pictures of ladies out of magazines.  occasionally we would go to a yard sale and I would find some broken jewelry, some yarn, some wrapping paper and napkins.  It wasn't long before I had a wonderful collection of eclectic findings to scrapbook with.

So I guess you could say that my Scrap booking style is Extremely Eclectic.  I love everything!  And I always somehow find a way to add it to my projects!  LOL  Sometimes I think my creations are a bit to busy...But Naah....I like it.  So I really don't have favorite style...I feel even thou I'm 53 years old, I'm still learning everyday what I like.... and it changes often.

But if I have to pick my all time favorite thing to do, it would have to be Altered Art, oh yeah!  I love bling too!  Or anything that shines in the night. LOL

I'm a horrible speller and I have many dyslectic and senior moments......I'm also a bit of a night owl.  It's not surprising to find me up with my hubby at 4:30 in the morning making him breakfast to send him off to work and then, in my craft room till the wee hours of the night, I love my creative time!  My two daughters are all grown up, with children of there own now - which leaves me with lots of time during each day to spend on crafting.  I may not be rich still...but I'm rich with time to practice and unleash my creativity! LOL

I have a loving healthy marriage going on 31 years!  And a wonderful husband who supports my love for crafting. I am truly blessed.
Much love to all my scrap sistas!
Rosanne  - blog - You Tube
Please make sure you go and visit Rosanne's Blog and YT and leave her lots of love!

You can see Rosanne's project after Oct 1st on this blog! Just click on the "Couture Artist" tab at the top.
Thank you Rosanne for being or guest designer ( Couture Artist) we can't wait to see  your amazing project!
Have a Happy Crafty Day Everyone!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Altered Template - Mini Book Box Template

I created this cute little box from one of the templates from Ooh La La Vintage Treasures store. I used the mini book box template and created this one from the medium size template :)

This beautiful stick pin was made by Doreen and she some times has them listed in the store.

I used several embellishments from their store. At the top of this box I used the flat back pearl trim along with two beautiful lace trims from their store as well!

I hope every one is having a fun and creative week so far, only one more day until the weekend! YAY!!

-Anna Fearer-

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Items at Ooh-la-la!

Hello Beauties!
Did you see the new items we have listed in the store??? Doreen and I have been busy shopping to find some new fun and vintage items for the store. I will give you a sneak peak.......

Rusty Metal Items



Vintage Tea Dyed Library Cards

                                                            Vintage Millinery Velvet Leaves

                                                              Plush Velvet Ribbon

                                                                    Satin Ribbons

Oh, but wait there is more!
                                                      Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue 6x6 Paper Collection

There is a lot more new items available too! If you go to the vintage finds category you will find some vintage cards that you can reuse on your collage projects and more.
Also if there is something you are looking for and you can't find, just let us know and we will find it for you! Doreen and I are always looking for vintage items for the store and have lots of resources to do so and we don't mind tracking down an item you are looking for. Remember, that all the listings in the store that has the word "Vintage" in the title are truly vintage and once the item is gone we may not find more. So if you like it you should buy it before the item is gone.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Updated!!!! Lace & Linen Tussie Mussie Kits at Ooh-La-La on Artfire! More Embellishments Added

Hi Ladies I put together an example of how you can decorate one of these adorable cones and hang it in your home. This would also be a great gift for a friend whom maybe is just starting out making altered art or collage projects. 

My Tussie Mussie Kits are packed with beautiful Tea-Dyed Authentic Vintage Laces, Pink Ballet Slipper Bouquet, Tattered in Time Tea Dyed Bouquet, Assorted Vintage Crystals and Pearls, Silver Bead Caps, 3 Pearl Stick Pins for you to create your own, Weathered Heart Locket, Cream Crystal Opaque Charm, 2 Rhinestone, 2 Cream Acrylic Stones, 6 pieces of assorted beautiful papers by "DCWV" from the Lace and Linen Collection.

Here is an example that I made using bits and baubles that I include in the kit for you and there were alot of extra goodies left over after I made the Pink Lace & Linen Tussie Mussie.  Also, I will be including extra goodies that were not photographed for more inspiration.  

These kits are limited.

I hope that you like my newest kits, I had so much fun creating them.  If you would like to have a custom kit that is not listed send me an email and I will be glad to create your own inspired Tussie Mussie.

Have a wonderful Day!

Hugs Doreen

Pink Lace & Linen Tussie Mussie Kit

Black Lace & Linen Tussie Mussie Kit

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September Challenge/Swap Announcement

Hello Beauties!
Are you ready for a new challenge with a twist???? Well here is what we are going to do! We are going to decorate the Jean Pocket Template and then swap them!

You will get the template for free if you participate and sign -ups are open until September 14th. All the pockets should be mailed out to your swap partner no later then September 30th. To sign up you can either leave a comment or email me at . Please make sure I have your email address when you sign up so I can email you the jean pocket template. I will be announcing swap partners on Sept 17th.
You have to decorate the outside of the pocket and the insert card. You are going to decorate the insert card like you would for an ATC and on the back put your information so your swap partner knows who it came from and can follow your blog or YT Channel. If you have any questions please email me! Also, please sign up only if you know you can participate without backing out. It is not fair to your swap partner if you back out in the last minute.
Have A Great Day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Template Challenge Winner

Hello Beauties!
Are you ready to hear who our template challenge winner is???? Well it was to hard to pick between Violet and Kimie soooo....... They both are winners and they both will be receiving our prize! Congratulations Ladies!!! If you haven't seen their projects you can see them under the tab " Ooh-la-la Template Runway". Go check out their amazing challenge projects! Thank you ladies for participating in our challenge. I will be posting a new challenge for September this week, so make sure you check back.
Have a Great week!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Labor Day Sale 10% off each item in the store

Hello Beauties,
We are having a Labor Day sale in the store! 10% off each item in the store. The prices are already in effect and all you have to do is add to your cart. The sale ends Tuesday 12:00 am. So go and check out the store here .
Have a Great Holiday Weekend!

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Template available at Ooh-la-la

Hello Beauties,

I am so excited to show you the new Mini Book Box template that is available at Ooh-la-la Vintage Treasures! My inspiration for this template was from Anna Fearer's Ustream. Doreen sent her a large book box that you can find at your local craft store and Anna altered it. Everyone wanted her to send it to them ( it was beautiful) and she said it was to big to ship. So I had decided that we need some mini book boxes! Now you can make your own way cheaper then buying them. 
I used the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden paper to cover my book boxes. I have decided to use my mini book boxes for storage in my craft room. They are the perfect size for storing those small items that you always loss in your big storage containers ( happens to me all the time). Also you can use these little beauties for mini albums! How cute would it be to have a mini album inside these cute little boxes! The small book would make an adorable ornament for your Christmas Tree! Oh, and you can cut out the center part of the lid and turn them into shadow boxes! Okay, okay I will stop, LOL! Now I have to tell you the dimensions: Large is 4 1/2 in. wide x 5 in. long x almost 1 in. deep, Medium is 3 1/2 in. wide x 4 in. long x 1 in. deep, and the Small is 2 1/2 in. wide x 3 in. long x almost 1 in. deep. 

The Spine
 I used some of the Butterfly Garden paper to decorate the spine of the books. You could make cute labels to decorate your spine to look more like a book.
Inside of the large book
 I did a simple inside with images from the paper collection. I didn't want the inside to be bulked up because I am using my book boxes for storage.
Inside of the medium book

Inside of the small book
These little books are so fun to make and decorate and there are so many different ways you can use them and decorate them!
Have a Happy Crafty Day!