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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Jewelry Designs

Hello Lovelies. 

Here are some new jewelry designs that I have been working on. I am delighted to be back in the jewelry saddle again. 

I am loving the look of mixing metals. Gold, sterling, brass and even raw steel. 
Sarinda and My Mind's Eye Chocolate Box.

Hello Creatives...

Here is a great Valentine's Day gift.
Heart Shaped Chocolate box filled with Ghiradelli Sweets. I used My Mind's Eye-Lost and Found-Heirloom- I want it all bundle from  The Silhouette Cameo download that I used for this 3D heart shaped box is found here.

This bundle comes with so many great items. I love the pockets and the a whole lot of journal cards. Enamel Dots are always a fav of mine. Yet the very best in this bundle is all the letter stickers. Sheet after sheet. These can be used on so many projects. Bonus.


Thursday, December 26, 2013 and My Mind's Eye Heirloom "You Make Me Happy" Card Tutorial

Hello Lovelies....
Hope your Holiday was wonderful and bright. I have a tutorial for you today and yes it is for Valentine's Day. You Make Me Happy From and My Mind's Eye I want it all bundle, Heirloom.

Here is what you will need:
-    Items used from bundle
-    Heirloom “Adored” Paper item#LF4001
-    Heirloom “Sweet” Paper item #LF4003
-    Heirloom Pockets
-    Heirloom Ephemera Pack
-    Heirloom Enamel dots
-    Heirloom Layered Stickers

·  Ribbon
·  Cream card stock
·  3D Tape
·  Tombow Multi Glue
·  Distress Ink Walnut

  • Hole Punch
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Tim Holtz Mini Stapler
  • Boarder Punch
  • Scissors
  • Distress blending tool

1.     Cut cream card stock to 5”x5” Card base.  Trim paper to 5” x 10’ score at 5”. Trim Sweet paper to 4.5”x4.5”. Trim 1”x4.” strip of Adored paper. Boarder punch strip.

2.     Take all of these components and Distress ink all edges.  Doily, You make me happy banner, from Ephemera pack, Heirloom pocket, 1” boarder punch paper strip, I will always love you Journal card.

3.     Take 4.5”x4.5”, add strip with border punch 1.25” from bottom. Then add the ribbon and wrap around card stock. Adhere to the cream card stock base with 3D tape.

4.     Adhere Doily to left side of card.
5.     Adhere pocket with 3D tape to the right side of card.

6.     Punch hole into journal card I will always love you. Add ribbon to the top through the hole. Staple with Tim Holtz Mini Stapler. Trim ribbon in a “V” cut. Insert into pocket.

7.     Add Enamel dots to You Make Me Happy Banner. Adhere to the front of card with 3D tape. 
Tip: you might want to double up on the tape that over hangs on the left end.

8.     Find the sparkle LOVE from the Ephemera Pack and glue it just above the banner.

9.     Find the layered sticker heart and a sparkle arrow from Ephemera Pack. Glue the arrow to the pocket and place the layered heart on top.

Thank you for joining me in this tutorial.
Much Love and Kindness to you.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holiday's from

Hello Creatives-
Happy Holiday's to you. I Hope this finds you all very well.
I am loving the new TEXTures stencils... Oh My.
I used gel gloss medium for the background and once dry I added Koi water colors to the top. I also Love everything Stampotique, a friend of mine France Papillon designed this stamp "Cityscape" that is out of this world. Wishing you much love and kindness this Season.
Please, Dwell on your Dreams.
Glass Site:

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Prima Gift Wrapping....

Hello Everyone-

I am finishing up some last minute gifts for some friends. I love using Prima Flowers for a FAST embellishment for gifts. I love to rip the flowers apart and mix them with others to create a unique creation. Inside the boxes are kiln cast glass pendants that I create with scrap glass.

Hope you are further ahead than I am.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Holidays to you-!!

Hope this finds you all very well. 

Wishing you much love and kindness this Season. 

Dwell on your Dreams.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Artistcellar Post

Happy Holidays Lovelies....
Sarinda here with a tutorial using the new TEXTures stencils. I made a tag that could be used as an ornament, gift packaging or on a bottle of wine. I love the versatility of using tags this time time of year.
The Artistcellar Design Team will also be giving away a set of stencils. Each day you will have a chance to leave a comment on that designers post for a chance to win. More information below the tutorial. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Let's Get Started.
Here is what you will need:
Step 1: Adhere the Ephemera with Matte Gel Medium and sponge brush.
Step 2: Light coat of gesso.
Step 3: Lay stencil on top of tag and apply Modeling Paste with palette knife. Let dry completely.
Step 4:  Apply another coat of gesso to the top and dry.
Step 5: Apply a bit of acrylic paint to the tag and spray with water. Let the paint bleed into the cracks and heat set or dry before adding another color. This helps the to stay true and not mix with other colors.
Add Yellow. Let Dry.
Add darker yellow. Let Dry.
Add darker Aqua to one side of tag and let drip horizontally. Let Dry.
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Step 6: Paint angel with aqua paint let dry. Then apply Pearl White Paint with finger.
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Step 7: Paint the snowflake and flower with white acrylic paint. As it drys a bit wipe off a little and let dry completely.

Step 8: Punch holes into the bottom of the tag add the crystals with the jump ring.
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Step 9: Layer the Snowflake, Flower and Angel. Then hot glue these together onto the lower left part of the tag.
Step 10: Add ribbon to the top of the tag and staple at the top. Add other embellishments that you would like. Crystals to the snowflake, a sentiment and so on.
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Dwell on your dreams.
There were technical difficulties with the blog hop last week so if you had troubles commenting – try again – the drawing dates are still going on!
Each artist in the list below will be giving away a FREE set of stencils to one lucky winner who leaves a comment AND their contact info. (This part is very important! Leave an email so they can contact you.) Each artist will decide when they will pick a winner so be sure to read the post. The schedule will be as follows:
*12/7 Artistcellar
*12/9 Sketchbook Challenge/Jill
*12/10 Brian Kasstle
*12/11 Mel Kolstad
*12/12 Kim Rae Nugent
*12/14 Effy Wild
*12/15 Tamara Laporte
*12/16 Jane Davenport
*12/18 Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal                            *12/19 Jill Berry
But wait… there’s more! The Artistcellar Design Team will also be giving away a set of stencils. Each day you will have a chance to leave a comment on that designers post for a chance to win. So that’s FIVE extra chances to win. Of course you can always buy TEXTures 2 by Jill Berry on the website.
Have FUN.