Monday, April 07, 2014

Happy Easter ... ok just a little early

Seems like all I can take time to do these days are small projects ... like cards and banners




Friday, March 14, 2014

Fun "Dutch Door" Card

This is for my online group swap .... it was fun to make I really like doing something different with a card ..... the idea came from Splitcoaststampers.com (they have all of the dimensions) ... oh this is G45 paper




Washi Tape Post Cards

yep I have joined the crowed ... Washi tape is on my list of must haves ......



Friday, February 14, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

well I did get a few Valentine things made so here you go ..... I am working on 1 more but it will have to be posted later ......





Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Velvet Ribbon Tag

I used rayon velvet ribbon and heat stamped the image so it gives it an embossed effect ... this was a mingle for an art group online ... oh I forgot to say the tag ribbon color is really a deep deep violet and the hanging and accent velvet ribbon is raspberry and it's vintage from my parents fabric store back in the mid 1970's ...




Monday, January 13, 2014

Well 2014 is here ...

I have again been sick and not able to do art ... this is sooooo getting in the way of me having fun ... I am now well and hope I stay that way for the rest of 2014 .... I am going to try and make more things this year and be better at posting also ..... I am headed to a 4 day art gathering and hopefully will have more to post after I get back .... but for now I will post these


this is a steno pad that I covered and did a little embellishing on ..... 



this card using a library card/pocket on front, eventually the library card will have the name of the person it's being sent to written where the Author goes ... and I decided to get out the washi tape to work with for some things .....

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas to ALL!!!!

it's not been a very artful year but it has been a very busy one ...... I am wishing all of you a wonderful Holiday Season and a safe opening of another year .... here's hoping 2014 bring happiness, health and art to everyone .......


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Thanksgiving

my your Thanksgiving be filled with love and laughter ... I am thankful for my family, friends and health ... blessing to all .....


Friday, November 08, 2013

Tim Holtz inspired Christmas tag

again for an online swap ..... using stains on wet tag, then drying it and then splatting with water drops and letting that sit and then blotting to pick up some of the color ... then using Picket Fence stain on a stamp to stamp on tag and last but not least wink-a-stella brushes to give it some bling ... at the end I stamped in black Tim's Noel stamp and blinged it with Stickles and added Tim's Christmas charm a blinged snowflake and some jingle bells at the top ...


Christmas bags for online swap

I used the G45 paper from the "12 days of Christmas"  8x8" pad and Tim Holtz Vintage Lace and Poinsettia dies, then I blinged them up with Stickles and Wink-a -Stella brushes ... I did a 3rd but forgot to take a photo before mailing it off .....




Friday, October 25, 2013

First of the Christmas Cards

Stock image on Clorox stamped cardstock with leather string tie and Tim Holtz Christmas charm


Paper from my stash or 3 years or more ago ... mulberry paper torn under stock image, snowflake buttons and sheer ribbon


Monday, October 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Cards

I printed on canvas my stock images then tore and pinked around them to sew onto cardstock


I lined the envelope with the paper for the turkey card and used Tim Holtz little tattered leaves diecut for the leaves on the little boy card





Saturday, October 05, 2013

Happy Halloween ....


I made the card using a #12 Tim Holtz black tag, folded it in half and die cut the end with the Tim Holtz twig boarder die


front layers are stock images, 1/2 doily, cardstock and glitter pumpkin, pinned to ribbon is a tiny skull bead with Tim's tiny pin


Used the Tim Holtz tree diecut to make black tree on orange cardstock with half doily behind ... made a pocket using Tim Holtz die to cut orange and black cardstock then tape together to form pocket



used cardstock and stamps to make tags and a Halloween Bingo card

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Altered Composition Book

Using 1 12x12, 7 Gypsy paper ... stock image ... Tim Holtz Coordination cardstock


front - I cut around birds to slide in doily I had inked to black


inside front cover stock image torn layered on off white cardstock the torn Tim Holtz coordination cardstock


back I used scraps from front then accented with black masking tape that matched spine

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Please NEVER forget


to many died and left loved ones who suffer still today as individuals and as a nation we must NEVER forget 

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Good day of a little art

had some time so I decided to make a few tags ........


these are for using with the Welcome to the Neighborhood stuff



this one is for a Thanks for letting me use your space

Friday, July 19, 2013

Book we made during the Art Retreat ....

ok this is my version of the book we made ...... can you tell it was a Summer theme .... ;-)


front


spine


this page opens from the spine - cool isn't it


fan opening from the front (like a usual book)

first spread


second spread


tag front and back for second spread


third spread

fourth spread


fifth spread


tag page for things we made while there or things given to us