Sunday, January 24, 2010

Gothic Arch ~ Weddings

This weeks theme at Gothic Arch Challenge is "Weddings"... We were ask to think love, romance, marriage, couples, etc.! So that's what I did. The altered couple is an image from Itkupilli. You can see what she did. As well as check out the other artists and see what they came up with.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It Just Looks Cool

Early Morning Frosty Cool Blue

Love ~ Envelope Mini Book

This so super cute...and super easy to make...if you don't add "super" to you vocabulary after watching a bunch of these demo videos on You Tube....well, that would be super sad.
OK I'm just messin' with ya.
They're really are fun to make and can be as easy or as
complicated as you want to make them.
Debra of It's All Good saw some of these demos on YouTube.
I just had to go over and take a look see for myself.
Then yesterday we had a blast looking at even more.
This is as far as I got with my first one today.
I used the Basic Grey Bitter Sweet paper collection
that I have in my Etsy shop.
I will be gifting it to Matt K. and Twylah who are soon to be married on Feb. 27th.

Beads for the Bead Soup Party Arrived

Today! All the way from Hawaii. Oh my goodness Connie from Cetta Cheese Chatter has gone above and beyond with the beading supplies she sent me. Here is a photo of the collection.
Where to head is buzzing with possiblities....there is red poppy jasper, turquoise, amayonite, glass leaves, lots of copper beads, copper accents to go perfectly with a cool copper clasp....Oh my! A verdi metal bee, a wire wrapped bird foot, an eye ball bead and some whymsical ocean blue glass beads.....Connie you really do have some cool and unusual stuff. Mahalo Connie.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Craft Hope for Haiti

Update: as of 1/20/10 -
Over $20,000 raised and over 1000 items sold!
(I'm so donation Sold 1/22/10)
I've been seeing this "Craft Hope for Haiti"
on several of the blogs I follow.
Another way to help with the many needs of the people in Haiti.
It is a shop on Etsy called "crafthope"
They are helping raise money for the millions of people effected by the earthquake.
Today I see there was another earth quake measuring 6.1
Only 35 miles from the original epicenter of the first quake.
Like many people my husband and I have made a donation already
to an organization we trust..
And have received reports that tons of food has been sent in and
make shift medical facilities have been set up to help those affected.
I thought why not do this too.
100% of the money raised will be going to "doctors without borders"
(minus the Etsy fees)
In the first 24 hours, the Craft Hope for Haiti Etsy shop
has had 162 sales and raised just around $4,000.
They had this idea that they’d maybe get to $5,000 eventually.
They got there by yesterday at noon.
As of now, they’re rapidly approaching the $10,000 mark.
I am donating this original 7x9 hand crafted plaque for $20.
Details will be on the listing
While at the shop you can check out what others have donated.
I love what the plaque says. I think it is fitting
to remember how quickly things can change for any of us.
I think we all would just long for the simple pleasures of home.
May we continue to send our thoughts and prayers
to all those affected by this terrible tragedy.
For more details....Check their amazing progress at their website.

Craft Hope for Haiti Shop Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Gothic Arch Callenge~ Shabby Chic

This weeks Gothic Arch Challenge is Shabby Chic...weathered, pale pastels, romance, and florals! I painted my arch to give it a bit of a weathered look with a pale pastel blue Dauber. Used a doily for a stencil and used a white dauber for that. Sprayed Tattered Angels iridescent gold. Stamped a Tim Holts flourish to the one side. I edged the arch with a silver metallic marker. Put silver decorative stickers around the edge. Stamped and cut out the saying then backed it with black paper. Popped up the dreamy image of the lady. Finished it off with rhinestones, flowers and pearls.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My First Collage Sheet Giveaway!

Wow! I can't believe it. Over 100 people out there have become followers to this blog. I'm so glad you have found what I post here interesting enough for you to come back. For me it will always be about the love we show one another. So as a Thank You to the followers and visitors alike I have made a free collage sheet entitled Puppy Love. in a JPEG format. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cotton Candy

Striped Sky....the pictures say it all.
This is what it look like out our backyard this morning.
Grumble as I may about winter.
Scenes like this do my heart good.

Gothic Arch Challenge ~ Favorite Stone

What do you do when one of those stretchy bracelets break? Either fix it or recycle it. I happen to like Peridot. And I do like to recycle. The Lady I freelance for passed this broken bracelet on on to me. And now I think I have put it to good use. If you wish to see what other artist did for this challenge click on this link to the Gothic Arch Challenge.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Gothic Arch ~ Open Theme

I guess I was in a playful mood for the Open Theme at
When I saw this clown couple a Beatles song popped into my head...
"Will you still need still feed me... when I'm 64."
Just felt like doing something a bit whimsical.
Circus images are from Cassi's Creations Collage sheet.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Bozo The Clown

This post is at Vintage Susie's request. After much digging I found a photo of me with Bozo the clown. Isn't it a hoot. That is my best friend at the time Diane to my right in the picture. (your left as you are looking at it.) and that's my little brother Steve. Now somewhere in the Bozo archives from the late 1960's is us playing one of the Bozo games.
Our whole Brownie troop went. That was the first time we went to Windsor, Canada. Going through the tunnel was an interesting experience. I think I was in first grade. Diane was a year older than me. I was tall for my age until about the 6th grade then I stop growing. I remember my Mom got the Brownies to let me in the troop since I was younger than the scout age requirement. Thanks Mom.