01 09 10

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Still no art ....

but here are some images you might be able to use ...... the packing is still going on I am now packing up all of my studio .... still hoping the move will be before the first of the new year ......

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving is very soon

but you might want some images still so I thought I would share ..... I won't be doing any art for Thanksgiving because the studio is still in a mess of culling and packing for the move .... it's now looking like we won't get moved till end of December ... oh dear ... well hopefully I can start off the New Year with some art ...... I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family .....

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Hi there again ....

well the new house won't be ready till mid Dec. so everything in this house will remain topsy turvy longer than I wanted ...... anyway I did do some Halloween things and hope to get some Thanksgiving things done also ... but who knows ..... hoping everyone is having a wonderful art filled time .... thanks for stopping by

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hi everyone

Guess you are wondering "what the heck still no new art" .... well things are still happening in my little part of the world that have had me putting off art but hopefully in a couple of months you will see some new stuff ... the culling and such on the move is coming along ... hubby had some major surgery (which he is doing great on his recovery just not all well yet) ... so thanks to my loyal followers and thanks to the new one for stopping by ever so often to check things out ....... later Linda

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Always remember - September 11, 2001 - Pray for world peace and understanding.

September 11, 2001 - the day the world changed. On this ninth anniversary, let us remember all those who senselessly died that day, their families still coping with their loss, and the brave men and women who helped with the rescue and cleanup. Pray for world peace and understanding.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Happy Labor Day

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday ... lots of cook out with family and friends ...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hi there

Just thought I would tell y'all why I'm not doing much art at this time .... we are downsizing our home by about 1/2 and so I am culling and sorting house stuff like crazy ... it's going to take me a month or more to go thru my studio ... lol ... anyway I hope to be able to do a little art off and on but right now it been very OFF ... I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and having fun doing their art projects ....... take care and see you around (soon I hope) .... Linda

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Thanks Stampington

I have been honored again with my work in the new Hand Crafted magazine Volume 6 - 2010 .... in case you haven't seen it this is the cover ... and in case you are interested in my work look at pages 163 & 172 ... thanks again Stampington .... click to enlarge

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Something for a Little Boy

wanted to show you that even though I am not getting much done in the way of art I am still managing go put somethings together ever so often ...... click to enlarge

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Something New

While I was at the Arlington Scrapbook Convention last week I came across this vendor named "Loralie Art Stamps", her website is Loralie Designs .... I had told myself I was NOT buying any more stamps I have to many and I don't use them much anymore ....... BUT seeing these I just thought they were so much fun SOOOOOOOOOO I bought a stamp and some of the die cuts from her line ...... the stamps are line design and you get to add the colors in whatever you are working with ... I did this with Tombo markers and a blending pen, then I cut them out and added them to an alcohol ink marbled cardstock  ... this is all I was able to wipe up since then but plan on doing more because they are so much fun ....  click to enlarge

Thursday, June 03, 2010

CHA Craft SuperShow in Rosemont, IL

In case you are somewhere close to or can get to Rosemont, IL for this you should give it a whirl ... you will find a discount coupon to the right .... I won't be going just to many other things need to be done here in July so have fun for me ........ Linda

July 30-31, 2010
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Postcard from Paris

I am in an online group that are doing Postcards from Paris and this is mine ..... some digital work, some stamping, some 3-D altering and a little distressing .... click to enlarge

Monday, May 17, 2010

Memorial Day is getting close

So I thought I would share an image ......... thanks to all the ones who have served in the past and present ......

Monday, May 10, 2010


I have a friend that Mermaids are to her what Fairy and Dragons are to me ....... I was thinking of her when I did these ...... I used Twinkling H2O's and glimmer mist type stuff to make it look like water/wet stuff .... click to enlarge

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Wet Medium Backgrounds class form Shady Ladies

Kari McKnight Holbrook taught a great background sample book class ... Kari is a wonder with the wet medium .... I sat in on the class and got to do several of her techniques ... I am still working on samples to add to the book but these are the ones Kari taught and when I am thru I will bind them with the spiral she gave all the class members ....... thanks Kari ... click to enlarge

Friday, April 30, 2010

Here is the other wire necklace

Ok got the 2nd one finished ..... they still don't look nearly as good as Deryn's but they are better than my other attempts ... Deryn says I must practice, practice, practice ..... click to enlarge

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wire jewelry

ok I have always wanted to do a better job on my wire jewelry work and at Shady Ladies Retreat I had a chance to learn form one of the BEST ..... Deryn Mentock .... she taught me a few tricks that will help me BIG time thanks Deryn ...... this is one I finished today, that I started with her, the diamond glaze isn't quite dry therefore a cloudy appearance of the wings .... it hangs on a sari silk chain ..... click to enlarge

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Shady Ladies was GREAT

Report on the first Shady Ladies Art Retreat ....
Jeri is our word smith and so I have snagged her post on the Retreat and copied it to mine ..... but these are my photos, I was just having to much fun to take any of the rest of the goings on ....

the retreat began on Friday evening with most of the teachers getting together to meet each other and go over information - of course we shared a bit of wine & cheese and much fun conversation.  Our special guests for the weekend were Rice Freeman-Zachary and her husband, photographer, Earl Zachary.  Both were a delight and added so much to the retreat!  You should have seen me trying to ignore Earl's camera when we needed a "face shot" of me.
The teachers were Kari McKnight-Holbrook (painting & clay), Deryn Mentock (jewelry), Magdalena Muldoon (metal embossing), Linda Findley (altered book), and me with bookmaking and shadowboxes.  It was truly a fun fun time.
During the afternoon on Saturday we had a glass bead making demo by Peg McLarnan -
On Saturday evening after a busy busy day of classes we had a Texas barbeque by the pool - you can do tht  in central Texas towards the end of April!  The food was good with the exception of my cold beans - oh well, there is always next year!  Everyone was friendly and I don't think anyone was left out - if we saw someone sitting by themselves, someone in the crowd would go join them (if they wanted privacy they did not get it - lol).
Saturday night we had "Let's Mingle At The Marketplace" - what fun to get to mingle will all of the attendees and there were some make & takes and the teachers sold their wares.
Sunday was another class filled day.  Later in the afternoon , attendees and some of the teachers began  saying their good-bye's and left.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Read my Interview

I have been honored by BlogInterviewer.com and would love for you to read the interview ... just click here and you will be sent straight to the interview, I am second one down ....... thanks again Mike of BlogInterviewer.com .... IF you want to vote me in as a BEST blog just click the "vote now" button close to the top of my interview on the left side ... thanks Linda

Monday, April 05, 2010

More with Tim Holtz dies

it seems like I can only get cards made right now ... maybe I can experiment more in a couple of months ... until then hope you like looking at cards ........

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Another way to use my "new toy"

This is also done with the Tim Holtz edge die cutter .... I am having so much fun exploring all the way I can use just this edge cutter .... just wait till I move on to the others ones I have, as well as the larger die cutters ... when my folders come in that will be even more fun .....

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Flag/Pennant Banner

This was a 5 day challenge from an online group I am in ... we did a step each day so that at the end of 5 days we each had our completed banners .... I used a new Tim Holtz edge die cut on the top and 2 of his new "Spring Sprung" stamps (the bunny and the twigs/leaves) and his Elegant Flourish die for the gold flourish .... the paper flowers are out of scrap paper and tulle on the end flowers, the center one is just paper (you cut/punch out scalloped circles. at least 5, then you punch hole in the center add a brad and scrunch up each of the circles in to balls then unscrunch them one at a time) a friend taught me this ... I kind of cheated and only use 6 or our 9 flags we made because I wanted mine to be for Easter ...... it was fun and now I have another Easter decoration thanks "E" ...... click to enlarge