Wednesday, December 30, 2009
First, you must have a blog!
Next, email her letting her know you want to go to the Bead Soup Party.
On January 11th, She'll contact everyone with your Party Partner and list all the Party Blogs.
You'll then send your Party Partner a Party Pack:
~ A focal
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
When you get your package of beads, you make something with it, take a picture, and post it on your blog on February 1st. Then hop around to all the Party Blogs to see what everybody made!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Opens to reveal a yummy cake recipe I can't even begin to tell you the many hours I have spent making these.
And I could have spent even more adding more things
and more touches.
I had to stop myself and say okay your done.
It was a pleasure to make the 10 pages for the ladies.
Unfortunately one of the ladies wasn't able to continue.
So I have an extra page. Oh well.
Perhaps I'll use it for the cover of the book.
If I decide to make it into a book.
I could also hang them all together.
I have had some peaks of a few of the cakes that are already done.
But you have to wait until next year when I get all of them
to see what the rest of the ladies came up with.
No biggy it's just a few weeks away.
Monday, December 14, 2009
See what the other artist came up with by clicking on this link for
Was this pretty altered Alice in Wonderland teacup
And a bonus bag of images, tea and chocolate Hershey kisses.
Thank You so Much Keke it is adorable!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
UPDATE: She recieved her Alice Tea Cup. And she liked it. But unfortunately the saucer broke in half so she had to glue it back together. So much for careful packing.
The one Stephanie did for her pay it forward partner...(not me) is really adorable. She made it into a pin cushion. I have seen it in the Mail Art group where she posted a picture of it. I don't see it posted on her blog. So I guess you'll have to take my word for it. I personally think it is way cuter than mine.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Ann recently suffered a small stroke and is making amazing progress. Her nephew is a good man and takes care of the things she needs. If he didn't I know I would.
I stayed and chatted with her when I delivered the items I did for her on Tuesday. Where I appreciate the job. I'm thankful to have such a wonderful customer. Ann feels like family. A dear sweet Aunt. So in addition to my being able to make her happy with what I create. I think she also appreciates the gift of time I spend with her.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Just above the bow it says dream big.
Back of cover
When we are making other plans. And life keeps on proving these word to be true. Yesterday Deb and I had one of our Creative Friday's. We had plans to work on our 6 x 6 Cake swaps the Marie Antoinette Art group. We need to make 10 fronts and something nice on the backs.
Images were printed up, supplies all packed to come over to my place, movies to watch, wine to drink, meals planned. This is going to be really good. The plan is to get these mostly done.
Deb came up with a neat idea of over the top covers for our
I already had 6 x 6 pre cut mat board that we gessoed and painted them.
And we were off. We used K&Co. paper for the insides.
So Beautiful in pinks and teals with ribbons, and crystals, glitter.
It's good to be flexible. And the day was a great success.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
For fun I made these today. Pewter teapot pieces, swarovski sphere bead, colored crystal glass beads and a little wire wrapping and there you have it; Teapot earrings and a co-ordinating bracelet. Hmm who should I give these to? Maybe some one who loves tea. I know someone that loves tea. Or maybe I should put them in my ETSY shop? What to do...what to do? I'll just table that for now. I can figure it out later.
Assembling all this teapot jewelry makes me want to enjoy a warm cup of tea. Why don't you join me and make a cup of tea with me.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
She did such a nice job soldering this pretty piece of china and assembling this necklace. I just love it!
Thank You, Cassandra!
I'm sure to get alot of compliments when I wear it. If you have time please check out this fantastic artist's creations and links to her collage sheets on her blog by clicking on her name.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
This is the front side of the tag that I had previously teased
Lynn with. We chose to do Vintage Girls.
"L" is for La in Ooh La La,
"L" is for Lynn,
and "L" is for just Lovely.
And as I mentioned before Lynn wanted to kick up the swap a notch
with doing something else to swap.
So we agreed to do a small painting for each other.
Mine is 5" x 5" she's did a 6" x 6".
So we went with the Suzi Blu inspired technique.
Putting our own spin on it. (minus the Terri water mark)
So when I showed this to my Mom. She really liked the painting.
I made a print of her and as I mentioned in the Salvation Army .
I found a wood frame and I painted it up
and made some cards and a key chain.
This now sits proudly on my Moms shelf that my Dad made for her in her craft room.
Thanks Lynn for a really terrific swap! And I'm glad our paths have crossed other wise I would of missed out on meeting a very generous and talented artist.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
While you are there check out the details on another Wow event
Monday, October 19, 2009
I couldn't wait to open the box...I read the lovely note
What a super nice surprise! I don't have anything like this in my stash. I sure can put all these bonuses to good use.
This is the bonus portion to our swap.... doing a painting for one another.
Beautiful Lynn I love her and the saying is just wonderful!
The simple request to swap tags was the start of it all. What treasues.
This Tag is soooo stunningly beautiful! The materials used the details. Wow!
The whole package blew me away.
Thank You, Lynn a thousand times over!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Now should I call it a shoe or a slipper?
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Nancy's Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
Elaine's Mad Hatter
Debra's Red Queen My Cheshire CatRebecca's Queen of HeartsBecky's Caterpillar
The Participants and links to their blogs