Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
And last, but not in the very least, here's my crew!!!! Warts and all....love them to pieces.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
It's Maya Road chipboard, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, Idea-ology and stamps. The 2 pieces from Vintaj are at the top and on the Prima flowers.
Very fun piece! Oh, and the background is Perfect Pearls with Re-Inkers in the mini-misters. Too cool!
Kids are off to the other Grandparents.....time to CREATE something!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
But before I mailed it off, I hung it on my tree for a pretty nice picture of my tree. So this is my card to all my bloggers friends.
Be well, be good to each other.....and for my wintry friends ....stay warm!
Your Friend in ART,
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The background is Perfect Pearls in the Mini-Mister with Re-inkers. Go try some creating.....it's better than cooking!!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Then I added some Maya Road metal blossoms, another round metal piece, and a brad. Lots of pen stitches and some Swiss Dots with the Cuttlebug.
There's a contest here on the PID blog. Take a look!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I finally got to get out Tim's masks, and the Perfect Pearls, Grungeboard, the Heidi Swapp snowflakes, and of course the Cuttlebug!!! That thing is addictive. But so are the PP in the mini-misters! Geez! And just a tip....always make sure the sprayer is aimed in the correct direction! Yes....but not in the face....across the table onto my supplies! PP don't photograph well....alas. But they're there.
The snowflakes are clear, but I used white Staz-On ink. Tim's masks are soooooo cool!!! You gotta love 'em!!! That's one on the right.
A big THANK YOU to Maya Road!! The box of goodies came for my prize after I'd done most of the project! Yeah!! HUGE box of supplies to go crazy with. So I used the MR button in the middle of the flower from Creative Impressions. Just what it needed!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Donna had the greatest roof. But you can't see it in my picture. It was done on the opposite side of the metal, and turned out fabulous! She planned it exactly that way!!! HA! This isn't finished yet....just working on it.
Then the dynamic duo up there, what a hoot!!! They had more stuff all over, of course we all did. But I had to tease them. What great friends come here to work on their projects together.
Anyway, by the time I remembered to take pictures, most of the class was gone. Sorry guys! Here's Sheila and Susan still working hard to finish the tags....I tell you they just do not give up!!! Shiela don't forget to tell Mom "hi!"
Carol and Kelly won the notecards door prize and Susan the "package of stuff."
So I think everyone left happy, with a bit left to do but.....onward and upward!
Thanks girls, and Jim and Margaret, too. Jim manned the counter, so Margaret could make this for a Secret Pal. Great job, Margaret!!!!
I'm exhausted.....going to the easy chair!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
It's not as elaborate as Lisa's, but a 4 year old only has the attention-span of a gnat. And she was into that jar a glitter with lightning speed....it just made me shutter to think if she had gotten the lid off before I stopped her!!!!!
Mr. Snowman went home to be in her house for Christmas. I am left to clean up the glitter and glue. But it was a great time. And this time we got PICTURES before our "aut pwodject" left the building! (art project)
That's Emma speak....we swear she lived in Brooklyn in a previous life...
Linda aka NANA
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I was of course trying to figure out how to "vintage " them down! It was a fun night. None of the Artist's there had heard of Grungeboard, of course, but they did love the man.
How could you not love "the man in the rain" stamp?
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
They have WONDERFUL things in their shop that will be sooooooo much fun to work with!!!! They have Tim Holtz's NEW stuff!!!! WOW! That's an accomplishment in itself. Hard to get things, right now!
Go take a look!!!!!
Thanks girls, and I can't wait to get to know all the others here....I think Wanda and I have bonded already! Midwest girls that we are!!!
Go create something!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Life doesn't get much better than this!!
I'm sooooo easily amused. Just one of the things I got to put together today. The green glitter is so much sparklier in person. Glitter is not my friend when it comes to taking pictures.
Making my list and checking it twice......who's been naughty and who's been nice.....
Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
The wings from Maya Road have vintage glass glitter on them from Art Glitter.
Friday, November 7, 2008
This Sunday is a milestone birthday for my dear husband, Bill. Men never really care, they say, about their age, so I won't dwell on that. But it was a great time to get out all the Cuttlebug embossing folders and go to work!
I LOVE numbers!!!! So this background one is great for this bday card. The right number has to be in there somewhere, right?
The Birds and Swirls worked out great for the phrase background and of course, you must somehow work in Swiss Dots on most everything! Distress Inks are rubbed ever so lightly across the embossing. Is this fun, or what?????
Thursday, November 6, 2008
My new Friend in ART is Marsha Jorgensen! She is the Queen of Butterfly wings and Fairy Images!!!! This is what she can do......remarkable! Her blog is Tumble Fish Studio. This picture was taken during a class with my apron on! and I LOVE the lavender tinted glasses....really set them off!!!!
You must visit her blog and see all the wonderful projects she has created. Take the time and leave her a comment!!!! They really do mean a lot!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
OK!!! Don't forget to vote tomorrow.....just do it!
Enough of that..........here's some more Maya Road tags....they are soooooo fun. Santa is my all time favorite Tim stamp. You can see the corner from Cuttlebug embossing folders on the top of the other tag. I LOVE THE FOLDERS??????
Papers are from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding.
The glitter doesn't show up well, but it's there in a subtle sort of way. And gold dots!!! Just a little bit of bling does a girl good!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Here is some paper run through the Cuttlebug. Then using Snow Cap pigment ink over the raised portion, it adds just a bit more dimension! This thing is sooooo cool!
The possibilities are endless!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Here we had 2 girls with their books NEAR done. And it was somebodies birthday, too. Guess who.
The Tim Holtz alcohol inks on Fragments technique was a hit, I think. Everyone's turned out different, and each one a work of art. I only wish I had remembered the camera before they all started to migrate out the door. 13 people to make great gifts for Christmas. Make sure you're nice.
We had a mother and daughter team of Jean and Sheila. Jean was just in the process of putting on the ribbons.....and Sheila was on her way to shop. They were a great group and happy they got a chance to learn to use the Bind-It-All again. Thanks, Ladies!
Next they want a Ten Seconds Studio metal class!!!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
This was fun! Anybody who says small is easier...hasn't tried it!!!! Graphic 45 paper background, Collections pieces, a transparency from PaperWhimsy, a rub on from American Crafts, and of course the Ranger products from Tim Holtz's terrific Idea-ology line!!!!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
My daughter came for a 3 day visit! We had a pet crisis with an aging dog (daughter's) and a late night trip to take her home....her husband, was working overtime on his job, telephone man. We all worked in the telco field, so I know how that is.
Emma turned 4!!! Going on at least 16. And Erin won the grand prize at her school for highest magazine sales! Got to "roll in the dough" and ride in a HUMMER limo!!
Soooooo, now that things have settled down. I have been playing.
Here is a Maya Road tag, wings and blossom flower with a Paper Whimsy vintage photo and Ten Seconds Studio metal for a background. A piece of Grungeboard and an Idea-ology piece adorn the top. I used Perfect Pearls on the wings. Paint Dabbers added color on the hinge and a touch on the edges of the wings. The paper is from Graphic 45....I love that stuff!
I posted this and decided it needed something...I added dots to define the wings and make the colors pop in other areas...much better!
Be good to each other!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
This is how she described the process of the creation to me:
Monday, September 8, 2008
We live to tell about it!!!! HA!
Forty-seven students in 2 classes. And to me, they were all worth their weight in gold! I loved them all, but my new personal hero...or heroine... is Delores. She has more tenacity in her hands and heart than I can only EVER hope to have. She made me really see things in a whole new light, and for that I will always think of her when I feel I can't do something. I gave her the "smarter than the teacher award" after she kindly brought to my attention that I wanted her to do something backwards. Yeah, I was trying to help her!
But they all take care of each other, and help one another, so that everyone can have a great time. AND WE DID!!!! We gave away all kinds of door prizes and 2 grand prizes were drawn from the many who signed up for ALL 4 CLASSES!
These are a couple pictures of Wendy teaching. She took pics of completed books.....by Sunday at 5 we were so wiped out, I didn't get pictures of the books from my class. But most proudly wore their necklaces from the Saturday class and they were ALL fabulous!!! They outdid themselves with creativity, and that's what it's all about. Thinking "out of the limits" of the instructions, and just going your own way.
They were the Best!
Thanks so much,
Monday, September 1, 2008
Do you think we should have this as a door prize for one of the classes this weekend at For Keeps Sakes???? These Hero Arts flower jewels were just the right color and size to add to this slider tin necklace. There are only a couple of spots left in the jewelry class.....and this is a technique you will be learning!!!!!
Can't wait to see you there!!!