Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
The chicken is a Penny Black stamp and the cat is from Stampendous
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Need to add this is not a picture of my son. I believe his name is Mike and he took the picture for the Blue Star Moms and his wife.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I'm hoping that Cindy will come out next year and paint a custom mural on Miss Pinky for me. A major debate is going on at my house as to what the mural should include. The fish in on a bed of my latest alter art find - bamboo tiles. I will post photos of what I'm doing with them as soon as the paint dries.
Friday, November 23, 2007
I added the little rhinestone pin - we all know crows like things that sparkle.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
We have been camping at the park for over 30 years and remember the days when the park only had a outhouse. It is sure different camping with a travel trailer instead of a tent. Last night one of the other groups camping there set-up a full size movie screen outside and played a movie for all the kids. Yes, they finished the movie before 9:00 p.m.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Stamp is from the Hero Arts Clear set.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
One of my creative mentors, Carol Kennedy made this great doll a few years ago. I bought it for a friend who was allergic to turkey. His family would serve turkey at Thanksgiving and he got a peanut butter sandwich. I've been begging Carol to make another one for me and here he is!
Carol makes great alter dolls (not the scary over the top type) with a humorous touch. She is also an antique dealer so she's able to add some interesting touches from her found treasures.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I made this card last year using alcohol inks for the background and Twinkling H2O for the cat background. The ghost is a Quickutz die with a layer of Diamond Glaze. The cat is embossed with ultra fine embossing power.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
It's always a challenge to come up with designs that are creative but not to hard to make. We make four cards in an hour - which is pretty fast. I do a lot of prep for the class to make sure my morning class doesn't miss lunch. :)
Great group of ladies, always on time and excited about making cards.
Monday, October 8, 2007
As you can tell not a lot card making has been going on in my world but I hope to get back to it by the end of the week.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Thank you to everyone who brought in blank cards for our troops. The donation box will be at the store for another week, so you still have time to drop off you cards. Please visit the Blue Star Moms website if you would like to donate anything else for our troops overseas. http://www.southbaybluestarmoms.org/
While setting up for the make-n-takes, I made a phone bid (and WON) on this great printer's cabinet at a local auction house. It's a skinny version of the larger one I already have. They don't come up for auction very often and this one is in great shape! I just couldn't pass it up. It may hold my future stamps or all the small ephemera I collect in my auction house hauntings. Can't wait to get it home and fill it up!
Friday, October 5, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
On Sunday I went to help out at my cousin's HUGE garage sale where several families participate. I'm always amazed at how much stuff we can all collect! My cousins love to shop for clothes (that was one family gene I did not inherit) so there were tons of clothes left over. They know I donate my work clothes to the "Career Closet" a local nonprofit organization that provides interview-quality professional clothing at no charge to economically disadvantaged women. http://careercloset.org/webPages/home.htm My truck is filled to the top with great clothes heading off to "Career Closet" in the morning.
Friday, September 28, 2007
When these birds fly by, it's like seeing a little rainbow. The colors are amazing and some of my favorite to work with. When people ask me what inspires my work - this is a good example. Think Twinkling H2O watercolors.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
For this round we are to make the same two page layout for everyone in the group. Everyone gets a turn at picking the theme and details for the layout. The theme for this round was to use only what we had in our current stash, fall colors and 5 tags. I had a real hard time coming up with how to include the tags not being a tag person unless it has the word "sale" on it. The blank white sections are for the other ladies to add their own pictures. It's going postal today.