Monday, November 21, 2011

My Steampunk/Alchemist Paper Line:
Mermaid Mercantile Scrapbook PaperMermaid Mercantile
Mermaid Steampunk Scrapbook Paper 5Mermaid Steampunk Scrapbook Paper 3Mermaid Steampunk Scrapbook PaperStorybook Steampunk!
Storybook Steampunk Scrapbook Paper 2
Wizard Ballet
Wizard Ballet Steampunk Scrapbook Paper 2Wizard Ballet Steampunk Scrapbook Paper>Steampunk Lab
height="198" alt="Doctors Steampunk Scrapbook Paper">Apothecary Steampunk
Apothecary Steampunk Scrapbook Papers! 2Apothecary Steampunk Scrapbook Papers!Ice Cream Steampunk!
Ice Cream Steampunk Scrapbook PapersSteampunk FairiesSteampunk Fairies Scrapbook Paper 2Steampunk Fairy Scrapbook PaperSteampunk Luggage
Steampunk Books Scrapbook PaperStorybook GrungeStorybook Grunge Scrapbook Paper!KazbaarKazbaar Scrapbook Paper Here is just another sampling of my papers, these are apart of my Alchemist Line filled with steampunk, apothecary and everything in between!
Magic and Joy,

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Scrapbook Paper Line
My New Scrapbook Line! 5 Attention all scrapbookers, paper lovers, artists and party-nista's, I have added some new designs to my scrapbook paper line. Here is a sampling of some of my papers from all three lines, each accompany my parts and embellishments line of products perfectly!My New Scrapbook Line!My Scrapbook Paper Line! 15dollie scrapbook paper 4! Free to Use!Lots of circus and carnival, cupies and crowns!Scrapbook Paper Lot!My New Scrapbook Line! 14My New Scrapbook Line! 11My New Scrapbook Line! 10My New Scrapbook Line! 7My New Scrapbook Line! 9And Fairytales, Storybooks, Dolls and Sweet Marie!
My Scrapbook Paper Line! 11And Sweetness Too! Tommorrow I'll preview more of my papers available through me directly or at my store: Piddlestixs!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Circus Cupie Scrapbook Layout
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Circus Cupie Scrapbook Layout!

Here is a scrapbook layout I made using scrapbook papers from my line:

-Sweet Shoppe Carnival:
Queen of Pink

-Sweet Shoppe Carnival:
Pink Candy Crowns

Along with my doll parts embellishments:

-Full length flat back cupie, pink hair
-Flat back carnival cupie head, pink hair
-Flat back lion master cupie head

Vintage fairy image from my collage cd:
-Fairytale Follies

-My crepe paper rosettes

and other supplies:

-chipboard, rick rac, trims, felt, colorbok and K& Co pieces, glitter, zip dry, kids choice glue from Beacon AdhesivesCircus Cupie Scrapbook Layout! 6

Circus Cupie Scrapbook Layout! 5Circus Cupie Scrapbook Layout! 4This layout was inspired by vintage storybooks, carnivals, and circus dolls. All Lisa Kettell Designs supplies can be purchased through my online store, artfire store or in person at Piddlestixs located in Lafayette, NJ!Circus Cupie Scrapbook Layout! 3Circus Cupie Scrapbook Layout! 2Circus Cupie Scrapbook Layout!I hope this layout inspired you to create a whimsical layout of your own!

Magic and Joy,

Monday, November 14, 2011

Playtime Carnival Scrapbook Layout
Playtime Carnival, Layout! 5
Here is a fun, whimsical and easy to do scrapbook layout I created using a variety of supplies from Making Memories products, K & Company products and Lisa Kettell Designs products.
Playtime Carnival, Layout! 10Playtime Carnival, Layout! 9

-Scrapbook Papers, Making Memories

-Decadent Edges, Sabrina Collection, Making Memories
-Vintage Frames, Pink, Sabrina Collection, Making Memories
-Medium Kit School, Vintage Findings, Making Memories
-Mini Kit Baby, Vintage Findings, Making Memories
-Looking Glass Stickers, Giggle Kids, Making Memories

-Gem Collection, Pink, Making Memories

-Metallic Chipboard, Colorbok

-Baby Cutout Set, K& Company

-Dress Me Bailey, Doll Part, Lisa Kettell Designs

-Baker's Twine, Wilton
-Vintage Images -Baby Bells, Pink, Lisa Kettell Designs
-Pink apothecary plastic charms, Lisa Kettell Designs
-Ribbons, Trims

-Glues: Zip Dry, Kids Choice Glue, Beacon Adhesives
, Adhesive Tape
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1. Attach adhesive tape to back of decorative cut scrapbook paper and attach to scrapbook paper base of of choice, I choose pink polka dot paper for my base.

2. Lay your images across the middle of the page, making sure you center the main vintage image.

3. Begin filling in the open spaces under the images with the decadent edges strips, ribbon and trims.

4. Cut a strip of bakers twine and place diagonally across the top of the page. Then cut triangle shapes out of the scrapbook paper and glue to the twine using kids choice glue.
5. Begin decorating your page with various embellishments such as the dress Me Bailey part, bells, jar, trims, gems, and more.

Playtime Carnival, Layout! 6Playtime Carnival, Layout! 3Playtime Carnival, Layout! 2Playtime Carnival, Layout!Dress Me Bailey Style! 3Playtime Carnival, Layout! 4Playtime Carnival, Layout! 10

To purchase the pink bells, the mini apothecary bottles, the bakers twine and The Dress Me Bailey Doll embellishment visit:
-My store: Piddlestixs, Lafayette, NJ
-My Artfire Store (click on the link here)
-Email me direct

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kettell Geneology, Part One!

A few nights ago, an ancestor named Lionel Kettell visited me in my dream, thus embarking me on a journey from the past, present and future, sparking my interest to further investigate the Kettell name with my direct ancestors and linkage! Here is one part of my the story which will revolved around Ralph Kettell, founder of Kettell Hall, Oxford!

Ralph Kettell (1563–1643) was an English college head, the third President of Trinity College, Oxford. In a long tenure he built up the college both in terms of architecture and its academic reputation.

He was the third son of John Kettell, gentleman, of King's Langley, Hertfordshire. He was nominated to a scholarship at Trinity in 1578 by Lady Elizabeth Paulet of Tittenhanger, the widow of Sir Thomas Pope, founder of the college. One of his contemporaries and friends at Trinity was Edward Hoby. Kettell was elected Fellow in 1583. He graduated B.A. 1682, M.A. 1586, B.D. 1594, and D.D. 1597, and, after filling various college offices, was elected president in 1599, on the death of Arthur Yeldard. Among those who as students were under his care while he was either tutor or president were the bishops Gilbert Sheldon, Henry Glenham, William Lucy, Gilbert Ironside, and Robert Skinner; also Sir John Denham, James Harrington, Edmund Ludlow, Henry Ireton, George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore and Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, William, Earl of Craven, and Sir Henry Blount. He rebuilt the college hall, and added attics or 'cocklofts ' to the old Durham College quadrangle, of which the east side still remains. About 1620 he built for the stone house in Broad Street which is still known as Kettell Hall, an investment of his own which later came to the college.

Kettell was one of the older heads of houses who disliked William Laud's high-handed reforms. He saved the old paintings in the college chapel from the puritan commissioner, William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele. Outside Oxford Kettell held the rectory of Garsington, which was attached to his office of president, and was private chaplain to Sir Francis Walsingham's widow and to Thomas Bilson, Bishop of Winchester. John Aubrey, who was admitted to Trinity in 1642, and knew Kettell in his old age, narrates many anecdotes.

Kettell died about 17 July 1643, and was buried at Garsington on 5 August. Aubrey states that 'he had two wives, if not three, but no child,' and that his second wife was the widow of Edward Villiers of Hothorpe, Northamptonshire, whose daughter Elizabeth married George Bathurst, and was the mother of Ralph Bathurst, president of Trinity College; but there are probably some inaccuracies here. His wife was buried at Garsington in 1624, and an infant daughter in 1606.

British History


Ralph Kettell

Kettell Hall

Friday, November 11, 2011

Antiquing in Andover!
Me at Made in the Shade 3
In early summer I went to visit my friend Wanda's space at Made in the Shade in Andover, NJ, which is about 20 minutes from my store. Wanda has the sweetest and most vintage chic items, it was so much fun waltzing around her booth.
Wanda's Space: Made in the Shade! 19Wanda's Space: Made in the Shade! 17Wanda's Space: Made in the Shade! 16Notice the adorable ballet slippers, I have a ton of pairs from a friend, which I am waiting to adorn with jewels and millinery, after seeing these ballet shoes, Wanda inspired me to decorate mine.Wanda's Space: Made in the Shade! 13Wanda's Space: Made in the Shade! 12That day Wanda had given me a extremely large bag of vintage doilies, laces, trims, and cloths, which I have been using in my stitched projects and in some of the workshops I host at Piddlestixs, my store in Historic Lafayette, NJ.
Wanda's Space: Made in the Shade! 2After leaving her space, I decided to incorporate my visit into Piddlestixs Vol.5 which will be ready at the end of the month! To learn more about Wanda and to see more of her store pick of Piddlestixs Vol. 5 at the end of the month!

Magic and Joy,