Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vangie Dowling Video

Vangie has been working on a video for us and she is now on the Design Team!
Here is a gorgeous 7gypsies Letterpress Tray designed in the Steampunk Era using the newest Graphic 45 papers and staples.

Here are a few items used: 7gypsies Scrapbooking Hardware GEARS GEMS,
Graphic 45 Staples , and Graphic 45 Steampunk papers.

Vangie did a fabulous job on this tray and researched the term "Steampunk"- take a look!

  Greetings fans!
I am so excited about being here with you all! I am so blessed to have been chosen for this job. I promise to bring you some great ideas and inspiration during my term. In this current project, I used G45 Steam punk Debutante, G45 Staples, and 7gypsies. These are great products to work with. I was able to alter the charms and even bend the wings on the watch/winged piece so that it fit in my Shadow Box. Don't be afraid to really work these items; add paint to them, sand them, and even cover them with pieces of altered paper. The possibilities are endless! BE FEARLESS!
I also want to tell you a little bit about myself. I have been a mixed media artist for some time now. I started scrapbooking in 1991 after the birth of my only child. Shortly after spending 5-years teaching, hosting, and planning scrapbooking crops and shows I changed my media to glass. I am a "lampworker" and make my own glass beads for jewelry. I have been doing this for several years. I love working with glass. I love the way it melts and folds into little bits of happiness. I have also worked with silver (wire and sheets), clay, dichroic glass, acrylics, charcoal, watercolors, antiques, and German vintage beads. I have a studio in my home where I have a torch, kiln, work table, and tons of mixed media supplies and tools. Many of them which I bought from Lisa and Scott! Currently I am working on mini albums and altered projects. I plan to work with industrial sized vintage spools and the NEW 7gypsies library drawer. LOOK OUT FOR THESE PROJECTS SOON!
I am the mother of a 19-year old boy. He is amazing! I have been married for 12-years to my best friend and I work in a busy ER as a registered nurse (during the Summer). In the Fall, I teach nursing at the University of Arizona! GO CATS!!!
I love to cook (eat), bake (eat), and travel (eat). Do you see a pattern here??? Hehehe...
That's me in about three paragraphs; nothing to exciting. I'm just an average girl enjoying life. I hope to make some friendships through this journey!
Stop by and see me on my blog


  1. Wow!! I love reading all about you! And that tray is GORGEOUS!!!! I'm a registered nurse too! I work in the NICU!! Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful projects!!

  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! This is AWESOME Vangie!! And GO CATS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)