Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.

The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
I believe in teaching, the sharing of ideas and playfulness of creating.

Sunday, September 30, 2012 Dream Big Mini Album & Tutorial

Hope you have had a great weekend-!!!
I have been getting caught up on my crafty life.
I wanted to share a mini album that I created for and the 
Teresa Collins bundle "Tell Your Story".

I love this collection. Really wonderful colors and a lot of embellishments and washi tape...

You can find the bundle here at
I shop with all the time. If you have not been there yet- it is a must see.
Plus you have a chance to win $200.00 by taking their survey.
Just saying, it only took me about 3 min to finish.

Here is the tutorial for the Dream BIG Min Album....
Hope you enjoy it.

Teresa Collins “Tell Your Story”

Mini Dream Big Album
Created By: Sarinda Jones

What you will need:
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Bundle
Paper Trimmer
Wood dowels or toothpicks
Tape and or glue
Distressing tool

Step 1
Find Large Journaling cards paper and cut out 4. Then arrange into the order that you would like your mini album.

Step 2
Punch two holes along left side about half inch from side

Step 3
Find flashcard pack pull out Dream Big and Journal distress edges.

Step 4
Locate Emerson quote on chipboard elements.

Step 5
Stage the elements on the cover of your album. Find Chipboard button add ribbon to the button then cut lace to the length of the album page.

Step 6
Make Flags with Decorative Tape.
Wrap the tape onto the wooden dowel or toothpick then cut in flag shape.

Step 7
Stage the album page again. With all the elements as shown below.  Once you have everything where you would like it start to glue down the pieces. Starting with the lace. Locate two small butterflies from layered stickers add to right edge of quote.

Congrats-! Your cover page is done. Flip cover over to do the second page.

Step 8
Find flashcards that say this moment, Believe, Unlimited, and Possibilities.
Distress the edges.

Step 9
Find the clock in the chipboard elements as well the circle that says “this matters it’s important” Find the flashcard that says “this moment” add glue or tape to the two outside edges. You are creating a pocket for the other flashcards to go into. Add the clock to the left.

Add 2” of lace to the left edge of the page. Punch holes in the Remaining flashcard then add ribbon then a dot of glue to the inside of the ribbon, press close. Cut the desired length then place into the pocket. Locate the “This matters” chipboard piece place next to the pocket. Add two butterflies to the right of the lace.

Congrats-! Your second page is complete.

Step 10
Find your second journaling card or third page. Take a wooden dowel or toothpick and add the banner from the chipboard elements “ Life is about discovering yourself”. Look for flashcards “top ten “and “reasons why”. Distress edges.
Find Journaling tag with the grid pattern cut to 2.5” x 3.5” Save the discarded piece for later. Distress edges and write 1-10 along the left side. This is to be used for the top 10 reasons why you should do what you love to do.
Glue the elements to the page as shown below.

Congrats-!! You have completed your 2nd &  3rd pages-!!

Step 11
Add 5 strips of the decorative tape to the left side of page in a layered fashion, horizontally. Locate the journaling card that you discarded in step 10, distress edges and glue on top of the layered tape. This is a great spot for a 3”x 3” photo or journaling.

Step 12
Locate journaling card with gray and white dot pattern. Add decoritive tape to the top of the page on the left to middle in vertical orientation. Find Flashcards: “Because, You are Special and Playful. Distress the edges.
Find chipboard element that is an ornamental frame that matches image on page. Place chipboard over image. Add flashcards layered on top of each other. Find layered butterfly sticker place on top of chipboard element.

Congrats-!! Pages 3 & 4 are complete-!!!

Step 13
Flip over page. Place 2 stripes of orange dot decorative tape to the left of page about 1” from left edge. Find chipboard element scalloped green dot, place to left of tape and cut off excess, save for excess for next page. Locate the chipboard element quote “These are the moments I want to Remember….” Place on top of tape. Locate “Tell your story” chipboard element place on top of page just over edge. Locate flashcard “ Always” Distress edges and glue under the chipboard element “tell your story”. Find Layered Butterfly stickers and take large one place on lower half of page the 2 others just above like image below.

Step 14
Find floral journaling card. Use discarded scalloped green dot chipboard element place on the left bottom side of page. Locate the “Love this Moment” chipboard element circle place 1” from right side of page. Then place 3 layered butterfly stickers to page as shown below. Another great page for an inspiring image.

Congrats-!!! You have completed all your pages-! Now we need to put it all together.

Step 15
Stack all the pages on top of each other make sure the holes are lined up. Take ribbon and thread through the top hole in all the pages.

Do the same with the bottom hole. Tie the ribbons into bows…

 You have completed you Dream Big Journal.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Stampotique Design Challenge SDC67: Squares

So way back when I was younger (lol) I loved to make cards for my friends.
Nothing unusual about that, right? We all most likely have that story.

Well- Funny looking back on it. 
I would spend a lot of time thinking about compartments to my creations. (Still do) 
Such as windows, interactive components, pockets and what not. 
This would and does make my heart sing out loud.
I still think that many of us enjoyed these things as a child 
and that is why we still do these things today.
You get the point....

Later- I was told from my peers that it was too much time spent on silly things
and that it was taking time away from my time with my art. A distraction so to speak.
  (NOT My Mom and Dad they always encouraged me)
 I do have a resolve to my rant.... Just a second-!

So-  now that I have a glass studio, a painting studio and a crafting studio in my adult life.
(So lucky)
I strongly suggest that you create whatever makes your heart sings.
what you think your peers will say or not say.

That kind of heart singing does not come from many things in this lifetime.
SO if you can give your heart some delight, then why not?

I give you permission to PLAY-!!!

Hope you can play along with us at the Stampotique Challenge this week.
Thanks for listening to my rant.

SDC67: Squares, Squares, Squares

Use at least 3 squares in you creations.
Hosted by Valerie Wilson.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Have A Wicked Halloween....

Ohhh.... It is almost time to decorate the house and garden for Halloween.

Do I dare say that I love this holiday.

Here is a creation that I made for some girlfriends for card night a few weeks back.
I used a Tim Holtz Stamp for the skull and the Wallpaper stamp for the background.
And the sediment was from Close to My Heart.

SO what I did for the background....

What you will need:

Black card stock
Manila card stock
Distress stain in Fired Brick, Barn Door and Aged Mahogany
Water in spray bottle
Heat gun
Tim Holtz Stamps Skull and Wallpaper
Close to my Heart stamp "Have a Wicked Halloween"
Distressing tool Prima
Blending tool Tim Holtz
Distress inks in Black Soot, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain
Distress Stickles in Clear Rock Candy ((LOVE THIS STUFF))
Crackle Accents 
Glossy Accents
Ranger Perfect Medium
Black Embossing powder
Liquid Pearls in Onyx Pearl
Googlie Eyes
Silhouette Cameo
Creative Impressions Web Ribbon in black
Dimensional tape
Black or Brown Flower
Skeleton Hand or Part
Black Bling

Step 1:
I used Ranger Manila 12"x12" card stock, wet down the card stock with water
and used distress stains in Fired Brick, Barn Door and Aged Mahogany. Then let drip and spread out. Heat gun.

Step 2:
Used Tim's Wallpaper stamp as a background with distress ink in Black Soot and Walnut Stain. Over the whole sheet. Heat gun and cut up into 3 7/8"x 4 7/8". Distressed the edges of the paper with Prima's Distressing tool then took the blending tool and Walnut Stain to the edges. Heat Gun.

Step 3:
A liberal amount of Distress Stickles in Clear Rock Candy of surface of the card stock and rubbed in with my finger to get a look of streaked wall paper. Let dry naturally.

Step 4:
Ranger Crackle Accents on the top two corners and about an inch wide width along bottom edge. Let dry naturally. This is important to do this step your crackle will look better.

Step 5: 
Stamp skull image onto white card stock. Using Blending tool and Distress ink in Antique Linen around the edge of circle cut out. About 2" circle. Glue GOOGLIE eyes to the eye sockets with Glossy Accents.

Step 6:
Cut out on Silhouette frame in black card stock, inside circle is 2" Then using Liquid Pearls by Ranger in onyx Pearl dot the edge of cut out. Glue frame to skull. Also cut out on Silhouette cut out the easel back to the card in black card stock as well.

Step 7: 
Using Creative Impressions Web Ribbon adhere to the front of the card about 1" from bottom of background. Then using dimensional tape the skull frame top top portion of card. Cut 4"x 5" black card stock and glue the background to the black base.

Step 8:
Using Ranger Perfect Medium and "Have a Wicked Halloween" Stamp onto the easel cut out and use embossing powder in black heat gun. Then glue the easel back onto the back of the base front card.

Step 9:
Black or brown flower adhere to the right side front add the skeleton hand just underneath with beacon 3 in 1 glue. Add Bling jewels to the bottom right corner.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Frida Bistro install

I have been working A LOT in the glass factory...
This was just installed, the second work for a Mexican restaurant Frida Bistro in Salt Lake City.
I am wanting to get into the craft studio this weekend and do some painting and crafts-!!!
There will be more posts on glass in the near future.
I have a line up of wonderful things.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

SDC66: Stampotique Party Favors

is challenging us to create a small favor for a 
party, lunch or birthday party. 
I enjoy making these for just because reasons or I love you.

This one is for a congrats of a job well done and to celebrate the promotion.

I used stampotique stamp Hung OutTo Dry for the center of the flower. The flower is a Prima flower (innocence 2) with the center removed and added pool acrylic paint. Then hand drawn a chevron pattern onto kraft card stock. 
I love the look of drawn doodles that are added to scraping. 
Sizzix die pillow box. 


SDC66: Party Favors

Maria is our host this week as she challenges us to some favors:

''We all like to party! A sweet treat for your friends, family or co workers is always welcome! But the message is the most important. I challenge you to create a party/lunch favour. Could be any theme: halloween, christmas, birthday theme or just because. ''

Please remember you can use any stamps now for our challenge, but only one entry per person.  We will draw 2 random winners on the first week of our challenge in October from all those who played in the September challenges.

Please link DIRECTLY to your creation, not to your blog.  We ask that if you have comment verification turned on, that you would consider turning this off and doing comment moderation instead.  Please use Inlinkz below to link up your challenge showing us your party favors.  You will have until noon EST on 9/25/12 to join us.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Prima Layered Layout

Hello Crafties...
And Happy Monday to you.
 I wanted to share a layout that I did along with
Prima's Jamie Dougherty.
I have linked her Youtube video under her name if you want to play along.
Wishing you a great day.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Jewelry Bench...

Hello and Happy Sunday to you.

I wanted to share a new jewelry set up I have now in my crafting studio.
Still some work to be done.... But I love it.
Huge thanks to my Aaron in drilling the holes for the shelving. 
I do love me some books.
Also-I love to look at other artist studios and how they are set up.

It is getting to be the witching hour for the holiday season and 
I do a lot of jewelry for that time of year. 
Why the Change???
I had my set up in the glass studio and found that 
Being out in the glass studio all day,
I needed a change in scenery.

I still have my torch and enameling stations there in the glass factory.
 But this is going to be very welcome change as the seasons are about to change, 
this is a warmer space.

Saturday, September 15, 2012



These guys came from my yard.... 
I love the delicate texture of mushrooms. 
Simply beautiful and Mysterious . 
I have always been attracted to the idea of how people found out 
about the ones to eat and the ones not to eat. 
Trial and error does not seem the best option on these kinds of things.

Still trying to figure out how to replicate them into a glass artwork.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hoo Hoo Gift Package

I have been in a giving mood as of late-!
Sharing the love,  I guess.

The words on the flag says
"This little hoo hoo belongs to me, okay?"

I made the box on my Silhouette.
I made the key chain out of shrink plastic that has the rough surface, a bit of tooth. 
Stamped on the smooth side with StazOn. Then 
took my colored pencils and colored in the back side. 
Punched a normal size hole punch on top of each.
Then used my heat tool to shrink them up.

I am so in love with the new Stampotique stamps... and 
apparently the word on the street is I am not the 
only one. A little bird told me.

Stamps I used:


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stampotique Design Challenge SDC65: Color Challenge

 Hello Crafties.....

I always love color challenges-! 
You never know what you might find in mixing colors.
I think it is magical.

So this is what I created for Jane's challenge, Let me know what you think-!
This is a saying that my Mother Always used to say... FYI.

Here are the stamps I used:
6095 Welcome Door
6066 Bob's in a Time Out
6080 TopKnot
6124 Octopet

I hope you will be able to play along with us on this one. 
Thanks for stopping in.

SDC65: Color Challenge 

MUSTARD, NAVY and ORANGE is hosted by my DT Team Member Jane Wetzel

Click the link above to go to the challenge.