Monday, December 5, 2016

Altered Shadow Box Stand-Christmas Decoration!

When I bought this metal sign stand this summer I knew I wanted to 
create a shadow box home decor piece for the Christmas Season.
The 7Gypsies new paper collection Seamstress was perfect with
a vintage feel and beautiful.

I started with a metal sign stand painted it 
with chalk white paint...sanded it down to remove
areas of paint to give a shabby look.
Built a shadow box with chipboard pieces glued them
together painted with gesso and chalk paint.

Using the 7Gypsies Seamstress paper collection cut paper in 
sections to cover the box, gave them white wash 
and distressed the edges.

For the backing piece I ran through a Teresa Collins
embossing folder to give the quilt pattern paper texture.

After all the hard work was done came the best part
Embellishing!!! I didn't gather anything I used what was  
laying around on my desk...bits and pieces in my junk jars.

I had a few flowers laying about changed the color tones of this 
Petaloo flower with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist

Love the Snow-Tex on the edges of the flowers and pine cones!

Tiny bottle brush tree with glitter, snow-tex and pearls...nestled 
in with the 7Gypsies logo car making cute.

And my projects wouldn't be complete without my vintage mother
of pearl buttons...tucked in throughout.
Another vintage find was the tiny Bell in the upper right corner...I found
those vintage bells last years (so reminds me of my childhood decorations).

Hope you enjoyed gazing upon my altered stand...It's given
me a spark in the Holiday crafting! Love the products you see
be sure to jump over to the Canvas Corp Brands website and
 get a start on your holiday shopping!

Peggy Lee


Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist
7Gypsies-Seamstress paper
Metal Sign Stand
Making Memories-frame
Diamond Dust Glitter
Chalk Paint
Chip Board
Cheese Clothe
Vintage Bell
Vintage Mother of Pearl Buttons

Friday, November 4, 2016

Shabby Chic Altered Mask

There is still time to get your projects in for the Canvas Corp Brands 
October have til Nov. 5th.
To see all the details and prize jump over to the 
Canvas Corp Brands Blog, HERE.

Here is what I came up with...this challenge sure did challenge me!

Shabby Chic 
Altered Mask

I started with a plain white mask from the craft store,
then I glued beads, buttons and pearls to the mask.
Painted it completely white...
Next was to add color....I pulled out my Tattered Angels
Glimmer mists, and started to spray and much fun.

I also used crackle paste to add beautiful texture...where the glimmer mist
sipped into the cracks...just love this effect.

Grabbed some of the Canvas Corp Brands burlap and muslin, 
7Gypsies lace, book and music paper, Petaloo butterfly, Tim Holtz 
Tattered Floral Die, created my own flowers.
And of course used Tattered Angels glimmer mist to add amazing
colors to the flowers and mask.

This challenge differently pushed me out side 
my creative box, but it was totally fun and worth it..
it's great to try new things and try new products.

Love the rustic texture with the shabby lace mixture!

Thanks for stopping by,
hope I inspired you to grab your crafty supplies
and create something beautiful.
Be sure to jump over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog and 
be inspired and join in..there is still time.

Create away,
Peggy Lee

Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist in: Curious, Iridescent Silver,
Dazzling Diamonds, Partridge in a Pear Tree, Crushed Shells,
Red Tipped Rose, Wedding Pink, Pink Coral and Sheer Baby Blue.
Craft Mask
Buttons, Beads, Pearls
Prima Crackles Paste

Saturday, October 29, 2016

October Fall Family Day!!!

Oh how I love October!
Fall is in the Air....Leaves are changing
Mountains are snow capped...Apple picking time!

My hubby took us the back way to the Apple Orchard...
oh the beautiful colors of the trees with the winding road...
laughter in the backseat...FAMILY that is what counts!

Lee and Emilee sharing their fall spirit!
Kettle Corn
Windy Ridge Apple Orchard
Smell of Fall....Yum!

Olivia was behind the camera for this trip...there
is so much to see at the little shop.

Great shot Livy....Nothing screams Fall like

Hey there is our Olivia....she is so adorable!

Family making memories...make everyday count!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Canvas Corp Brands & Dare 2B Artzy Blog Hop

Thank God it's Friday, so why not end  your week with a blog hop!
Welcome crafty peeps I am so excited to be hopping along with Dare 2B Artzy Canvas Corp Brands! It was fun to dive into box of goodies (that was picked for me) and be free to create whatever I wanted! Totally a challenge and fun one to boot! So let's get CREATIVE...

Blog Hop Details
Today we are sharing projects from the CCB Crew Members: Erin Reed, Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez, Me and Nadine Carlier on the CCB blog.  You will find all the details to win a great prize of stamps and inks from Dare 2B Artzy and a $25 gift card to the Canvas Corp Brands Shop over on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog.

I created an Altered Shadow Box called "Perspective" 
cause an art piece will bring different perspectives
 forever changing from eye to eye. 
Just like butterflies and flowers change so does our perspective.

Altered Shadow Box

I was so excited to work with the stamps, dies, papers and color mediums with this project.
That when I saw this amazing TA Mixed Media Origins paper with the butterflies on it. I knew I wanted to create a shadow box with butterflies, flowers images. I first stamped, colored and cut out all the images and then the embellishing began (my favorite part)! 
I love all the details in my little shadow box, hope you enjoy it as much as I do...

I was thrilled to see that the Dare 2B Artzy Clear Stamps had 
matching dies to go with their amazing stamps.
 I first started with stamping and coloring the images with
 (I used the back of Canvas Corp's thick pattern card stock)
which stamps and takes inks/water colors amazing!
Step 1. Stamp images with archival black ink.

Step 2. Let the fun begin....color your stamp images
(blot ink pads on a craft mat, add water
 to your paint brush pick up ink and color images).

Step 3. With your paint brush dip in the Tattered Angels Shimmer Water Colors
It's a great way to color stamp images with
 different mediums great mixing for shadowing.
Back Drop
In my box I also received the new TA Mixed Media Origins papers..."wings"!
I knew right away I wanted to water color it and
 use it as the back drop in the shadow well as fussy cut out 
the images to give a 3D look! Love this paper!

Altered Shadow Box: Canvas Corp Brands

While all the stamp images dried from the coloring...
I started on the 7Gypsies Shadow Box,
 I took vaseline and wiped it here and there over the shadow box 
and pop out frame.
Then covered it in Gesso white paint when paint was dried
 I wiped off the vaseline
it creates a distress look...FABULOUS!

In my goodies box I got the tiny canvas's 2x2 stretched natural canvas's
 I painted with them the vaseline and Gesso
technique also...adhered to the shadow box pop in frame.
Even adhering one tiny canvas's backwards with
 distressing the fibers of the canvas and
 tucking in a TA Shimmer water color flower. LOVE!

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to hop along with us!
Now jump over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog!!!

Peggy Lee 


Monday, August 15, 2016

You will be INSPIRED!!!!

Start your Monday off right by jumping over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog and check out the start of the Dare2bArtzy & CCB blog hop Product Match Up!

Details, here...


Here is a sneak peak
 at my blog post that will be live on Friday, August 19th.

Be sure to hop along with us this week....see you on Friday!

Happy Hopping,

Peggy Lee 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hello May-CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2

Hello May-Close To My Heart New Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog!

Interested in or all in this awesome catalog visit my website


Peggy Lee

CTMH Independent Consultant

Hello May!

Hello May!
Starting today Close To My Heart 
introduces our new
Seasonal Expressions 2
May-August 2016
You can see and order your copy today over

Also May is 
National Scrapbooking Month
And we have a deal for you!!!

When you spend $60 in CTMH products you can
receive the "Happy Times" paper pack for FREE!

There is adorable stamp set that goes with the "Happy Times"
paper too!  You can see more details here on my site.

May Stamp of The Month: Celebrate with Cake

When you spend $50 in CTMH products you
 can purchase this stamp set for only $5.00!

Have any questions please send me an email or comment and 
I would be happy to get back to you.

Happy Times
Peggy Lee

Monday, February 8, 2016

Altered Mini Canvas Heart Necklace

With Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, I've been
busy making Valentine decorations, handmade cards, etc....
So this got me thinking why not a piece of jewelry!

Here is my altered
"Mini Canvas Heart Necklace"

I gathered up some items new and old...vintage finds!

It all started with a Canvas Corp Mini Canvas Banner Shape.
I colored my raw canvas piece with Tattered Angels glimmer mist.
Folded the mini canvas shape in half, cut out a heart shape.

Here is some yummie color mists and glaze!!
Lobster, Red Chillies, Wedding Pink, Woven Burlap
and Plumeria Glimmer Glaze.

Time to embellish!!
I first covered my heart with a stencil
and modeling paste let it dry.
Punched my holes added eyelets 
to create my chain through.

The open space was great to tuck in
7Gypsies lace just having it peeking out.
Gathered some vintage lace, trims and buttons 
to embellish!

Enjoy the close up photos...

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hope this inspires you to gather a few supplies
and create your own altered jewelry.

Need a few of the items I used, jump over to the 
Canvas Corp Brands site and shop away! HERE

Peggy Lee


Canvas Corp-Mini Canvas Shape
Tattered Angels-GM Lobster, Red Chillies,Wedding Pink
Woven Burlap
Tattered Angels-Glimmer Glaze Plumeria
Tim Holtz-Chain, jump rings
Prima-Crackle Stencil
The Crafters Workshop-Reserve Chicken Wire Stencil