Sunday, December 30, 2007
Hoorah! I was able to get "T" completed today. The tag reads "Take time... before time takes you." This was a quote by yours truly a couple years back. I had envisioned putting a tombstone on the page as well but didn't find one I wanted to use.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I'm working in the second book of a 10 person round robin. This book has an ABC theme. We are each to pick 2-3 letters. I've decided on "M" and "T" but have only completed this one so far. I have my idea and materials picked for the second...just need time to put it together.
Time has been scarce as of late...it seems that we've got something going every day during this winter break. I try and sneak in some art time before bed but some nights I'm just too darn tired!
Friday, December 28, 2007
I've wanted to make this book for a very long time and finally got around to it.
It will easily allow us to keep track of the wines we've tried and leave comments to remind us about our thoughts. No more wasting money on a wine that we've tried and didn't like.
Monday, December 24, 2007
our house is a flutter. The cooking, the cleaning, just look at the clutter!
By evening I hope the Legos are not on the floor, you never know who might knock on the door.
When the kids are tucked into their beds, I'll do my impression of the big man in red.
Tomorrow morning will be here too soon, our guests will be here well before noon.
I hope your Christmas will be ever so great and wish you the best in 2008.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Thought I'd leave you with this vintage Santa image.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I'm finally done with the kids treats for their classmates. I had to make a total of 54 of these...that's 108 snowflakes punched for the candy cane to slip through. After the first few I knew my hand would never be able to do that many. I figured maybe I could whack the punch with a hammer and IT WORKED!!! I was able to whip them out in no time doing it that way.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Tomorrow we'll be having a PIRATE DAY. We bought the 3rd installment of the Pirates of the Carribean series and plan to watch it sipping on our rum drinks.
I'll leave you with this page I made for a junk mail swap a while back.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I've been at it again.
After moving snow yesterday afternoon and this morning, I thought I'd play a little.
First I took out watercolor paper and started making some backgrounds. I used paints, inks, gesso, embossing powder, PearlEx powder, foam stamps and papers scraps.
LAYERS, LAYERS, LAYERS.
While waiting for those to dry I pulled out a book I started long ago with some tip-in from a swap. My theme for the swap was quotes. I used the book All I really needed to know I learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum as my base. These are the pages I added today. They are worked in directly in the book...not as a tip-in.
After my backgrounds dried I cut them into 4x8's for chunky book page backgrounds and 2.5x3.5 for ATC's.
This is the ATC was made with one of my new backgrounds.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
These are a couple of ornaments that I finished today.
I think I have half a dozen more to go.
Can you tell what they are made from? Check out the post labels for the answer.
Monday, November 19, 2007
I am awaiting a reply from the publisher as to where or not I am allowed to share the image or not. Otherwise..hope you can take a peek at the magazine sometime.
I got permission to share my published piece with you. In the magazine it's framed but I wasn't able to take a decent photo with it in the frame.
This caption appears next to the photo:
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
I've been saving bottlecaps for quite a while now...my neighbors and family even save them for me occasionally. Nice to have people like that even if they do think I'm odd.
I was inspired to make these bottlecap magnets aftering seeing a post about some Christmas ones on Ali Edwards blog.
I only had very thin sheet magnets at home so they aren't really strong enough to hold up anything but themselves. Who said art had to be practical, right?!?
I have 16 more sitting taking up precious table space while the Crystal Lacquer dries. Next time ...hopefully...I'll remember to put them on a tray or something so I can move them outta my way!!
UPDATE: Here are the 15 that turned out...
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Here is my postcard poking fun at the chaos of some peoples Christmas. I'm glad our family has the "keep it simple" policy. :)
The second one is giving a little jab to some of the clueless husbands out there.
Glad mine isn't one of them. Love you sweetie!
Can you guess which ones I like??I still have plenty of room to play some more in this book. It's very freeing to work without a theme...at least for today. :) Sometimes I need a theme to get me started. In fact this book was planned to be a book in which each spread dealt with one of the senses. Yeah...that changed pretty quickly.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
This book has the theme of Book Journeys. At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to come up with pages..then the ideas started flowing and I had to pick just 2. All the books that I love to read to my kids were close in the running too. But these are what I ended up going with.
Each of these authors are fantastic story tellers and I'd highly recommend any of these books.