Thursday, December 30, 2010

Some Sweet Cards


More fun with the Greeting Farm Stamps.

4 x 4 Easel Card

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Encouragement

"If" I'm feeling down and in need of some comforting words 
this is what I would like to hear...

"Everything will be fine in the end."
"And if it is not fine....well then it is not the end."

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Greeting Farm Cards

4 x 4 Easel Cards

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Beanie Anya Tag


Supplies: K& Co. paper, 
The Greeting Farm - Beanie Anya stamped 
and colored to match using Copic markers. 
Beaded trims and shimmery yarn.
MM felt flowers, TH Tag die and bookplate,
Wired pearl flowers
Stamped sentiment _ enjoy - Stampendeous.
Velvet ribbon and Pebbles stripped blue ribbon
Prima bling, silver brads and misc. rhinestones.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter vs Summer Charm Swap

I'm  hosting a Charm swap over at  My Scrap Room . These are the type of charms you add to a mini scrapbook. So they are usually longer than usual.  The ladies that joined will be getting a bonus set from me. Thanks for looking. (sign ups are now closed)



Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Stick Pins & Pin Cushion

Pin Cushion by Paulette her blog is BeedeeBaBee
Stick Pins by Blooming Ideas...
Me!
I love this cupcake pin cushion and 
I'm having fun making these stickpins.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gothic Arch Challenge ~ Snowflakes

The Theme for the Gothic Arch Challenge is Snowflakes.
If you'd like to see more just click on the link to the left.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Family Banner

Click on photo to enlarge.
Supplies used:
Eyelets, Pearls, Beads
Lace, Ribbons, Ribbon rose, Rhinestone, 
Alcohol Inks, Olive Staz-on
Distress inks, Tim Holtz rosette die
Sizzix banner die
K& Co. papers
Fabric Alpha Thickers
Martha Stewart Glitter
Mat Board
Hemp cord (Thanks Deb)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Tag #2

This is the second Winter tag that I had in mind to 
make last week.
 I'm not a fan of Winter. But I do love how 
special snowflakes are.
And am totally blown away that none of them 
are the same. 
So this year I plan to make it through these cold months
 focusing on the beauty of these 
delicate bits of moisture. 
Supplies I used:
Mellisa Francis snowflake paper (old)
Silver stickers, Basic Grey embossing snowflake, 
Spellbinders snowflake die, 
Martha Stewart snowflake punches, 
SU! snowflake punch (old),
Spare Parts crystal brad,
Pink and clear rhinestones,
Martha Stewart glitters pink and silver
and tinsel glitter,
Silver diamond glitter,
Pop dots, Tulle and Stickles.
W.R.M.C. snow flake eyelet
Tim Holtz white seam binding ribbon. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Another Banner Day!

Made this cute little banner yesterday over at Deb's. The week before I had started cutting it out for a surprise project. But we went to the post office to mail out our charm swaps that are going to Canada. And then some shopping for art supplies instead. So since it was ready to put together I brought it over to do. Well another friend was in need of a lift. So nothing like some Art therapy to help get you through what ever it is we are dealing with. So we (mostly Deb) cut out all the elements so she could make one too.
Even with a Pizza ( Thanks Steve!)  and coffee breaks provided by Debra of  It's All Good.  We were all excited that we actually finished it in one afternoon. Great to see everyone's own spin on the same idea.
Check out her blog to see a similar yet different banner. And everyone's mood was made better for listening sharing caring and creating. So if you are feeling a little down may I suggest a little Art therapy and go "Create" something. (smile)
(I'm pretty sure she has beat me to the posting of this project..I have yet to check for myself.)
Supplies I used:
Old Sizzix original banner die, Tim Holtz  paper rosette sizzlet strip die, Laundry line paper, ribbons, beading, Tattered Angels glimmer mists, tiny paper roses, small eyelets, distress inks, Thickers Alphabet, Martha Stewart glitter,  and Hemp cord.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pink Winter Tag


Supplies used:
Mat Board
Mellisa Francis Paper
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches
and Tinsel Glitter
SU! small Snowflake Punch
Tim Holtz Snowflake Edger
Rhinestones, Clear pebbles, 
Pearl trim and Accents.
Tim Holtz Ribbon and 
Distress Pad ~ Antique Linen 
and Velvet Ribbon
Epoxy Sentiment Sticker
Diamond Dust

Well, my artistic friend Debra Abel has these amazing tag dies she recently got on eBay.  I cut out a few when I was over visiting recently. They are 4" x 10". You'll have to go over and visit her blog to see the two winter tags she recently did. Gorgeous! I only got one of the two I had planned done today. Thanks for the nudge Deb.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Heart of Hope

Sending this hanging heart out to Joann.
Tomorrow she has her surgery. 
Hopefully they will be able to remove all the cancer 
so it will never come back!
UPDATE: 11/3/2010
Her surgery went well. They kept her over night for observation. 
Good thing too because one of the meds they gave her 
caused an allergic reaction. Itching and made her throat swell.
They got things under controll.
But they kept her over night again to be 100% sure 
she was okay to send home.
Thank You for your 
thoughts and prayers and poems.
I'll make sure I tell her about all of you wonderful bloggers.

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Prayer Request

Perhaps there is someone that you know is dealing with a form of cancer. We just found out a dear friend of my Mom and our family has just been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. I used to baby sit for her when I was younger. She is such a lovely person. 
Cancer is such a strange cell.  A person can go along for years in remission and then one day it pops its ugly head up again. If I could count on one hand those I know personally that have been affected by cancer that would be too much.  How sad is it that I need more than two hands.
Another friend of mine just went through weeks of uncertainty if her son's cancer had returned.  But they just received some good news that it had not. 
Perhaps you could say a prayer for those you know and even for those you don't know to endure this difficult time for them and their family and friends.
Since cancer is a very personal battle, a strong faith can help. Prayer, our avenue of communication with God, can have a very calming influence. As the Bible states: 
“Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6, 7.
We look forward to when God “will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” —Revelation 21:3, 4
Under God’s Kingdom rule, cancer, along with all other scourges, will be eliminated. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cabbage Rose-ish

Played with some designer fabrics today.
Made some appliquéd type of flowers that can 
be used in a variety of ways.
I will use mine for mini albums and altered art pieces.
Using the Lollipop flower method of cutting several various 
sized circles attaching them together. 
Then heating them. Usually the edges start to turn up. 
But with this polyester fabric it took on a more random look.
Which suited me just fine.
They ended up looking more like 
little Cabbage Roses to me.
Then I couldn't leave well enough alone. 
They were calling out for 
Embellishments.....like 
feathers, tiny metal flowers, velvet leaves, 
rhinestones, sequin and beaded trim. So hear you are.


SOLD

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I Don't Know Card

 Having fun with this image "Wednesday" from 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Altered Hearts from Caroline

We did one for each other using either 
Nature, Movie Star, or Steam-punk
as the theme.
 She chose a combo
 She used a high quality photo paper.  
So her images came out crisp and clean.
 She had some fun with the back using dies cuts, 
molding paste and fabric to give it texture.
Highlighting it with metallic paints. 
Sweet!
 This one incorporated the 
Breast Cancer Awareness 
theme we chose to do.
 She chose a beautiful image
Complete with pearl accents and the 
Gold ribbon that says hope. 
 On the back Caroline made a pocket
accented with pearls. The sentiment says
"Life changes...
So make every day count."
Perfect.
This lovely rose is attached to 
this heart shaped tag she stamped on.
So nicely done.
I love the hearts she sent me. 
As well as some extra Goodies.
Thank You so Much Caroline.

More Altered Hearts

So I made an extra set of the 
Altered Hearts I swapped with Caroline
I had the hardest time photographing this one.
They turned out almost the same except I used a different 
7 Gypsies charm on the bottom of each of the hearts.
This was done in pink in honor of 
Breast Cancer Awareness.
Thanks for Looking!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Bright Fall Day!

If every day of fall was bright and beautiful 
I would not be affected by seasonal disorder.
Hoping that it is a beautiful day for you 
no matter where you are.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Some Artsy Gifts

 This Pendant was gifted to me this past Saturday 
when I was invited over to Deb's 
to work on greeting cards.
So sweet! Thank You Deb.
The front has a beveled glass and a glittery heart
and a hand soldered copper finish.
& the back has this cute image.
You can check out Deb's blog at 

Then today in the mail I was surprised with this 
digitally created recipe card 
by Nance VanHoose of 
http://HerArtNest.blogspot.com.
So thoughtful and I will definitely try it!