Some of you may remember gossipy nurse 'Amy Vining' years ago on General Hospital played by actress Shell Kepler. Shell wasn't just a talented actress, she also was an amazing fashion designer. Her popular Lacy Afternoon clothing line sold on HSN and was worth millions. Not only did Shell sell her creations, she also wanted ladies to be creative with their own clothing. So she added to her line "Make Fashion Magic" kits loaded with glue guns, glittery glue sticks, and embellishments such as rhinestones, buttons, pearls and ribbon rosettes for ladies to spice up their wardrobes. It was these kits that inspired me to start using embellishments not only on my clothing but on my layouts as well. I created my own 3-D scrapbooking accent line called 'Button Kisses" which I sold on ebay and to a few scrapbooking stores. Adding dimension to layouts at that time was daring (and I caught some major slack from scrapbookers!) Back then, this was over ten years ago, there were no 3-D embellishments in the scrapbooking marketplace. Today it's a whole other story.
Sadly, Shell passed away in 2008. I still can't believe she is gone. I'm honored to have Shell's personal glue guns that she created magic with. So a little part of Shell is always with me in my studio!
Thanks Shell ~ I'll never forget you!
~* Layout created using Maya Road rub-ons, patterned paper and Thickers from The Pink Ninjas "Wonderful Life" April scrapbooking kit available for $30 on etsy here. *~