Friday, December 23, 2011

Three Muses Challenge "Angels"

It's been a while since I posted on some of my favorite challenge sites. Life has been busy. Maybe now with the new year coming I'll have a little more creative time during the week. I've been making these ornaments for the holidays and thought it would be perfect for this challenge!
Have a Wonderful Christmas Everyone!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

More Puzzle Piece Ornaments

Having fun with these puzzle piece ornaments!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Snow Buddies Swap

Vintage Photo Image ATC swap "Snow Buddies"
Snow flakes, Butterflies and Lots of Glitter!!!!!!:)
I Love Glitter!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Well it's that time of the year again! The most wonderful time of the year! Thanksgiving 2011 is in the history books. Black Friday is done and over. I avoided it completely and put up all my Christmas decorations. Now I have some time to create. Finally!!!

Chip board puzzle pieces are the ornament of choice this year. Lots and lots of detail!

Time consuming but so much fun to do! I love these projects because they are all so different. One of a kind!:)
Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Journal Pages

A couple of years ago, my daughter, Kellyn moved from Michigan across the country to California. It was a pretty big move from our small town.  Needless to say we don't get to see her but maybe once a year. This year for Christmas my husband and I decided to fly her home for the holidays. So she can catch up with family and friends. Can't wait to see you, Kellyn!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!
I created this two page journal entry using a photo of Kellyn from one of her profile pictures on face book. I wanted to do something as colorful and free spirited as she is. I think my mission was accomplished.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Art Journal Pages

For the last couple of weeks lunch breaks at work have been spent on art journal pages. It's my escape from a loud and very busy classroom. It's only a forty minute escape. I love this time to myself.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Trick Or Treat

Trick or Treat
On Halloween
 the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing
frightens you.
And if something scares you....
and you want to run.
Just let on like it's...
Halloween Fun!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

When Witches Ride!

When Witches Go Riding,
 And Black Cats Are Seen'
The Moon Laughs And Whispers,
Tis' Near Halloween!
This is a 12X4 in. canvas. I used metal charms, fun halloween papers, stickers, and a new product that I wanted to try out for the little witches' wings. It's called Clearly for Art Blackout Modeling Film. It's very cool stuff. First I stamped bat wings on it then cut them out. Hit it with my heat gun until the film was soft, then shaped the wings. When it was cooled I hot glued them to the canvas. The great thing about this is if you don't like the way it looks, you just re-heat it. You can do that as many times as you need to. I really like this product!  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

In the Blink of an Eye

This is My Daughters best Friend, Sarah! My other daughter! I just fell in love with her profile picture that she posted on facebook. When she posted this photo of her little girl, Pasiley, I knew I had to use them in some art work. I hope she likes it! The next time I see her, I'll be giving her this piece. It's a reminder that I love her and children grow too fast. Enjoy them!!!!!!
All My Love

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy October!

I just loved creating my ATC's for the Halloween Pierrot Vintage Post Card Swap so much! Well, I got carried away.
This piece is post card size 4x6. I wanted to post it for the Pierrot theme for Sunday Post Card Art. I was a couple of days too late! That's ok, it was alot of fun to do!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween Pierrot Swap

This group of ATC's happens to be the last of my ATC Halloween swaps and my favorite. I love these little clowns. When I first read the details of the swap, I wasn't quite sure what a pierrot was. After a little research on google images. So that's what there're called! I knew what they were,
just didn't know the name! Here are my creations, enjoy! and Happy Halloween !

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Halloween Domino Book Swap

This is a new kind of swap for me. My friend Laura from VPI ( Vintage Photo Image) is hosting a "Halloween Domino Book Swap"

This was my second attempt, I'm sure with more practice I'd be able to get a little more intricate.


A domino is a pretty small surface to work on! All in all, the cover turned out pretty good!


The inside I've got all figured out!:)

Things that go Bump in the Night

Here are three more cards from the VPI swap.
"Things that go Bump in the Night"
So much fun to make!!!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fall is on it's Way!

It's the beginning of September. Fall, my favorite time of the year! I love the cool weather, the colors, everything about this season makes me feel good!
 Halloween is just around the corner, and of course, I have joined in on several Halloween swaps, with my Vintage Photo Image ATC group.
Our Theme for this swap was "Things that go Bump in the Night."  We were given templents of grave stones to use as the base for our trading cards. I cut mine from illustration board and covered it with a light modeling paste let it dry and painted it with a ivory and grey satin acrylic craft paint. and then added my photos, stamps and embellishments. They were so much fun to make! I signed up for six, but ended up with eight, that means two for me:)!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Art Journal

This is the cover of my new art journal. I decided to take a risk and send my last one to an Art Journaling publication by Somerset Studio. Hopefully they will like what they see. If not well, I sent return postage. That way I'm assured that they will send it back. Now I just wait to see what happens.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Artist Trading Cards

My very talented friend Michelle and I decieded to do a swap. She picked a theme and so did I. We went with "Vintage Children" and "Steampunk". These are the ATC's I created.  Explore is the title for the first one, I got the image from the Magic Moonlight Images website. I can't tell you the papers  because they are bits and pieces from a scrap pile! For my Steampunk beauty. The gears are Tim Holtz and paper is Bo Bunny and the image again is from Magic Moonlight Images. That has to be my most favorite site to go to for inspiration and that special photo that I need to find.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Taught My First Class!!!!!

It's been a very busy summer so far, and does not seem to be letting up. Working, gardening and camping. Lots of fun!!!!  I also taught my first class! At "Remember When Scrap booking"
This was a technique class, and a lot of fun to teach. I think everyone was thrilled with their finished product.  Both classes were sold out! Everyone seems to be interested in another one. I think I'll use the "Graphics 45 Magic of OZ Collection" for my next project!!!
Thank You Ladies! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Vintage Children Postcard Swap

A child

"Vintage Children"
This is the theme for next swap
"A Child " is one of my favorites the poem, I got from a teacher I work with. It's about children with special needs, this is a theme that is close to my heart.


8 o'clock

This piece was inspired by a nursary rhyme that my Dad used to read to us when we were kids. Lots of memories!