Thursday, October 29, 2009

TGIF and Sunflower and Dragonflies -Artistic Outpost

Trick or Treat. I used the stamp images from Artistic Outpost Halloween plate and the faux wood tech from
TJ for my background fence. Happy Halloween everyone!
There is two little Halloween challenge going on at Sunflower and Dragonflies andTGIF
so I thought I should enter too! Its SB challenge 14

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Published Somerset! WOOHOO

An Altered Canvas collage done with clay and modeling paste,stamps by Stampfrancisco

This sweet little Bird card has images by Retro Cafe Art

My mini altered canvas has a little niche along with fabric transfers, lace, modeling paste and some vintage goodies.

I just found out my work was published not once, not twice ,not three times or four, but FIVE of my pieces were just published in the upcoming issue of Somerset Studios. I am so excited I can't stop smiling!!!!Pinch me, I must be Dreaming! I don't even have the magazine yet but my GF does and I went and snapped a few pics today. I'm sharing just a couple of the ones with you, you'll have to pick up a copy to see all of the talented artists in this issue! You can find them here. Stampington
I'm floating on air !!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

I have the BESTEST friends

Last night I met with my stampin GF's Debbie and Mindi for our little monthly get together. Well they surprised me with a little B-day party. Just look at all the wonderful goodies they had for me, there is stamps, a Cuttlebug plate (one I have been longing for) brads, stickers, ephemera, snowflakes, trees,I could go on and on! and some Gorgeous Atc's for Halloween! They know me so well!!! Then Debbie brought out the most incredible desserts, Imagine chocolate moose in a cup made from dark and white chocolate with berries loaded on top and a chocolate tea cup with mocha moose with a Choc straw. I was in chocolate heaven. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it! I wish I had a picture to share but we gobbled them up too fast! LOL. Thank you my sweet friends.
That's not all, upon leaving Debbie had a box for each of us with these beautiful home grown gourds and white pumpkins. This gal has a green thumb, well when its not covered in distress inks. LOL!! Thank you both for such a special evening!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Fanciful Twist Halloween party

~ HALLOWEEN ~ Tonight is the night When dead leaves fly
Like witches on switches Across the sky,
When elf and sprite Flit through the night On a moony sheen
Tonight is the night When leaves make a sound
Like a gnome in his home Under the ground,
When spooks and trolls Creep out of holes Mossy and green
Tonight is the night When pumpkins stare Through sheaves and leaves Everywhere,

When ghouls and ghost And goblin host Dance round their queen. It's Halloween!
By Harry Behn
Dem Bones
Night Rider- Stamps by Stamp Francisco

A Halloween Hanging and metal etching, Stamps by Oxford Impressions.

My Spider cookies - Recipe at bottom.
Some of my Halloween Decor!

The Scariest of them all my little monsters!
Happy Halloween!!!

Leave a comment. I will be giving away one of my Glass coffin pendants to one lucky winner on Saturday the 24th!!

Spider Cookie Recipe
2 Cups Sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 3 cups quick oats, 1/2 cup Dry Cocoa, 1/2 Cup Margarine, 1 Cup Peanut Butter, 1/8 tsp. salt, Red Hots, Twizzlers Chocolate Twists. Wax paper.
Cut twists in half lengthwise then into fourths,you will have 8 pieces from each twist. lay out patterns of 6 twists on wax paper. Combine in large saucepan sugar,milk,margarine,cocoa. bring to boil for 1 minute, remove from heat stir in vanilla and peanut butter and mix until smooth. Add oats mix well. drop spoonfulls of mixture onto twists. Work fast they set up quickly. add red hots for eyes. Cool. Makes approx. 25 -2" cookies.

You can go join all the other party goers at A Fanciful Twist

Monday, October 5, 2009

Oxford Impressions New Halloween

Remember a few days ago I shared a metal etching I had done with one of the new images from Oxford Impressions Halloween plate, well here's what I came up with. I must have taken 15 pictures or so. I just couldn't get a good shot of it. I kept picking up the glare from the glass. Well do you think Suzanne will like it? I hope so but remember shhhhh its a surprise!!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Contest closed-Blog Candy- Halloween Fun- More Added

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How about this Halloween spoon pendant! Added 9-21-09
So what's Halloween without candy! Blog candy that is. So just in time for this Fun Holiday I'm offering up some special treats.

I made these Halloween charms for a swap I'm in. I made a couple extra just in case, so I am offering up one of the fun pieces,Its two sided the top images show the back side. It will be on a leather choker fit for the Holiday.
Next is this Altered Tin I made, Its called Wicked Heart, doesn't it just scream Halloween?
Its so easy to sign up just leave me a message at the end of this post. This is open to anyone, you do NOT need to have a blog. For every 50 comments I receive I will add another goodie. The giveaway will run until Saturday October 3rd. 9 am MST. I will announce the winners that Day. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy your Halloween treat! Be sure you leave me a way to contact you!
Happy Haunting and Thanks for Following my blog!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Metal Etching- Oh What fun!!!

I have been having so much fun with a new technique I just learned. Its Metal etching. Here are a few of the pieces I did. I used the new stamp from Oxford Impressions From the new Halloween plate. Shhh I plan on making special for Suzanne with it. But don't tell its a surprise!!!

This is one I did with the new stamp from Artistic Outpost
The Generations plate. Isnt it cool? I plan on making a jewelry piece with this one.

This is a close up of a piece I did with stamps from I Brake for Stamps

Here's the book I put together using the metal piece and I covered the book with tissue ,added alcohol inks ,and stamped images on tissue using powdered pearls. They don't show well in the picture but really pretty in real life. This is for a very special person I Know!

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