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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 .... ;-)



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

3 spreads done in my Junk Journal

At the retreat we drew names for people to work in our Junk Journals and these are the 3 people's work that drew my name .....

done by Susan Tidwell

done by Jeri Aaron

done by Jean Bennett

This one I did with things I was given during the retreat and the little watch was a make-n-take

Monday, July 08, 2013

Make-N-Takes for retreat

sorry not very good photo's .... I have made these samples for a couple of make-n-takes for the crowed ....

Almost ready for my Summer Art Retreat

I go on an annual Summer Art Retreat with a great group of ladies from an online group I belong to ... this is our 8th year of meeting and having fun ...... This year we each have done our own Beach Junk Journal and during the retreat 3 people will work in our books and I will finish mine .... I will post what the Junk Journal turns out to be after the retreat and share other photo's as well later ...... hope you enjoy, it's been a long dry art spell for me ........