Wow what a whirlwind the month of October was here at Walkin’ on the BAD Side!  There were birthday celebrations, family reunions, Broadway shows, and Art at the Edge!

Let’s talk about Ken Oliver’s Art at the Edge for a bit!  It was fabulous and good for my creative soul!  I not only got to spend some quality time with some old friends, but got to make some new friends as well.  I went for the purpose of giving the creative mojo a jump start and even though I’ve been home a week with no creative time at all . . . the mojo has been jumpstarted!  

Ken was an excellent host and we had so much fun exploring his hometown.  My gosh there’s so much to share about the weekend, but I think today I’ll start with the projects that we worked on over the weekend.

Friday night was Ice at the Edge!  A few months ago Ken posted a necklace he had made using dragonfly wings.  I LOVED it!  I told my nephew about it, showed him pictures and asked him if he found a dragonfly at work to save it for me.  He did!  So off I went to Ice at the Edge with my dragonfly tucked safely away in a plastic bag . . .




Saturday was Art at the Edge and we began early working with Prima products and lots of fun flowers and mist sprays.  

The first project of the day was this metal stand . . .


I love the texture on the stand itself, but we also used different sprays to add some more texture and patinas!




We finished up the day working on this fabulous book . . .


adding embellishments and having a creative field day!



Now I’ve always been one to make my flowers from paper, but there is something to be said about working with the pre-made Prima flowers!  As a matter of fact, I just placed my first order for them and will be using them on a few upcoming projects!

There are lots of changes happening here on the BAD Side, one of them you already are aware of, the closing of eclectic Paperie (don’t forget to take advantage of the sales going on right now), and the biggest of all . . . after a year of heart-to-heart talks with me, myself and I, hours upon hours of soul searching, and a number of discussions with my family  . . . I have decided to step down from the Spellbinders Blog Team.  I’m looking forward to refocusing on my art and new creative journeys!

With all of this said, I hope you’ll come back and visit again!



Good morning!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I went with my mom and sister to a local art show on Sunday, where everyone found something special to purchase!  There were some fabulous new pottery booths (left my name in one to take a class or two) and found a (new to me) mixed media artist who used to work for Plaid.  Needless to say, that I was so taken by her work that I did purchase a couple of prints!  Then we hit one of the local junk stores where I found this . . .

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all for $10.  My new Pinterest board, Wooden Spool Inspiration, is already filling up!

Now for today!  I have an altered frame posted over on the eclectic Paperie Blog today.  You really do need to hop over and take a look at the different photos and get all the details.  Used a new product from Art Anthology that I don’t know how I created without!


Oh and I have to give a shout out to my friend, Heidi Blankenship, who sent me all the fabulous ButterBeeScraps embellishments that I used for the middle!  I knew they were going to be fun the minute I opened the package!

Thanks for stopping in and visiting with me today!




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Good morning!  I hope everyone is doing well and you’ve been able to stay out of trouble . . . It’s hard I know, but for some of us it’s pretty damn easy to stay in trouble all the time!

More and more these days, when I find that I have a deadline looming, it’s harder and harder for me to get into the studio to work.  Yesterday was one of those days . . . no ideas, no incentive, no plan, no mojo!   Sometimes I find that when the creativity bug fails to bite, I like to go back and pick up and recreate an older project.  The one I have for today, is exactly that . . . and this might be the third or fourth time that it’s been recreated.

I remember the first time I posted this design, you can see it here, I remember someone commenting that it made them sad.  My response was that it shouldn’t, because in my mind, she was a daredevil, a rebel so to speak, and flew and had fun when no one was watching her!  I still think the same today.




I did this project for the eclectic Paperie June ePlay Challenge, which was to use fabric.  Of course, I missed the deadline . . . go figure!  You can get all the details and more photos over on the eP Blog today!  I do hope you’ll visit me over there too!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy seeing this favorite project of mine reworked in another way!





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Good morning!  WOW what a busy, busy week.  I’m still not fully settled into the studio . . . and it’s definitely not set up the correct way yet!  When I was trying to work last night I couldn’t remember where I had put anything . . . I walked in circles trying to find different things I KNEW that I had carried downstairs and put away!  More time . . . that’s all it will take . . . more time for me to work and get the kinks ironed out and things put where I’ll remember where they are!

Today is my day to post on the eclectic Paperie Blog!  I’ve stepped back to my stamping roots and made a tag with lots of techniques.   I’m needing to find some mojo (which I think is on an island somewhere, with cabana boys and little umbrellas in its drink).


I hope you’ll join me on the eP Blog for more details and photo!

Thanks for stopping by here today!





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