Monday, May 31, 2010

Steampunk Contest

You still have about two weeks to get entered in the Steampunk challenge at Oxford Impressions
Using Oxford Impressions Stamps. Head on over for more information. You will get a 20 % discount on purchases and a chance to win one of two rubber stamp plates.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Published Stampers Sampler

Yippee,I just got my copy of the new Stampers Sampler and have one of my pieces published. I'm not the only ones. My friends Louise from Kard Krazy and Evelyn frombeyond Black and White both are in this issue. Congrats ladies.


My piece was for the Chartuse challenge and I used the wonderful bird image from Artistic Outpost

Friday, May 28, 2010

Tag Tuesday


O.K so its not Tuesday but I got my Tag for Kard Krazy done before the weekend. The challenge was to do something with your own hand, Well my hand Writing bites. I can't even read it myself, LOL. So I decided to alter the image a bit with some whimsy. The stamps are from Oxford Impressions The Steampunk plate. I hand drew the corset, bow and hat. Want to find more inspiration check out Kard Krazy

Baby Doll ATC's


A couple Atc's for a swap on a yahoo group.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Artistic Outpost New Releases

Artistic Outpost
is excited to release our newest rubber stamp collections: Beyond the Sea, Bloom and Grow, and Country Life. To us these stamps represent the good life: love, growth, and friendship. (and a pig thrown in just for jazz).

Beyond the Sea was inspired by the Bobby Darin song, “Beyond the Sea”. It features interchangeable main images including the perfect lighthouse, alluring couple, and longing clam digger. Perfect for cards, shadow boxes, and scrapbooking your seashore visits. For my Seaside Collage I used the Washed Colors technique from http://techniqueJunkies.com






Bloom and Grow and Country Life represent are two halves of one whole. Bloom and Grow features more feminine elements including a perfect seed frame that you can use with so many of our stamps. Country Life includes a little more fun “boy” imagery including the cutest little pig, chickens, and little boy. Mix and match both of these collections together or with our other collections such as Lovely Day and Home



Looking for more inspiration using these new releases? Be sure to visit the other Designers to see what they've created

LisaSplendiferous Creations
Gerrie Queen Of Grunge
CathyInk It Up Stamp It Out
Judy Creating My Style
Lynn - Thats me!
ShellyStamp Tramp
ToniToni's Adventures in Stamping and Scrapbooking


Enjoy all three collections together for a special price. From now until June 4th, purchase all three sets together for $36, that’s a savings of 15%. Simply use coupon code: SUMMER2010 at check-out.Artistic Outpost

A Great Weekend

I had the best weekend. On Saturday I got together with my partner in crime Debbie to do a little antique hunting, we hit an Antique sale and a few yard sales. Here's a couple of my finds! Some vintage jewelry
Some antique buttons and for only 5 cents a card who could resist!
Two old clocks. The one on the left still works!
A great old case for $2.00
A vintage velvet hat. I added the pin later.
A beautiful Marie doll who stands about 14"tall (well if her legs were still attached)LOL. I plan on altering her up a bit! Can you believe 25 cents! wooohoooo
A sweet doll with a hand crochet dress,hat and parasol.
Another old doll. missing an arm. I guess I felt sorry for her and couldn't pass her up.

On Sunday I got together with my new blogging buddy's Linda and Christine who just happen to live close by. We met at Christine's home. She had a fun project planned with spindles to hold ATC's. We also did some stamping and enjoyed some yummy goodies. Here's Linda with her finished spindle.
and Christine with hers.
I made these little tussie mussies for the girls. Linda gave us a great wooden cigar box and we all exchanged atcs for out new spindles.
Thanks Ladies for a Great weekend!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sew Special


A fun sewing card for the seamstress in your life. I stamped the old vintage machine on fabric then stitched around it. Added a vintage card of buttons, some seam tape, a page from an old pattern, and vintage lace. Stamps are from I Brake For Stamps. Remember to use code SAVE10LYNN at checkout to save 10%.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Oxford Impressions

Over at Oxford Impressions Suzanne has declared it Steampunk month. With the New release of "The Deep". If you send in a steampunk card she will send you a coupon code for 20% off all Oxford Impressions images. She also will be drawing two names to win an entire sheet of images. Deadline is June 15t so hurry. Check out Suzanne's blog for more info. And stay tuned to see my new creations from "The Deep"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tag Tuesday- Birthday Celebration


For 52 weeks Kard Krazy has been having the Tag Tuesday challenge. That just happens to be the Theme this week. I made my tag to Celebrate the Playtime when creating for this fun challenge. Stamp are from Artistic Outpost Playtime set. I added some fun fringe I made and spritzed with a little glimmer mist. Come join us in Celebrate an entire year of tags!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Stained Glass- So Long Ago

After talking with an online friend Lynne at Occasional Scrapper
and seeing her stained glass shes working on for her home (Go check it out Its really Beautiful) I had mentioned I used to do stained glass a lot. Other than doing some small pendants now and then and a few carved glass pieces for my clients I hadn't done any real stained glass for at least 10 years. I told Lynne I'd share some photos of my long ago creations. So since I dug up the old photos and scanned them I thought I'd share with you all some of my old pieces.
A carved glass piece I did for Fox 12 TV station. Yes that's me standing in front of my newly installed glass. I did this about 10 years ago.
An etched glass cabinet for a client.
A stained glass piece for a clients front door.
Two carved glass pieces for Atlantis Dental. There much larger IRL.
A stained glass carousel Horse. I must have done this about 25 years ago.
A carved glass Heron.
Two side lites for a clients door.
My first Black carved glass piece about 27 years ago.
A large window for a client. They picked the design and colors. My least favorite piece. Some flowers.

The next three pieces are in my home I did the octagon window when we first bought the place 24 years ago, and its still there.
A chippy cabinet in our bathroom
and another cabinet in our bathroom.
I've done so much more over the years but these are the only photos I could find. I even did a few lamps. Probably the hardest thing to do. Hope you enjoyed my walk down memory lane! LOL

Industrial Inventor


Had some more fun playing with the new Steampunk stamps from Oxford Impressions
A pretty simple card but don't you just Love all those gears and bulbs!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Some Great finds and a new winner

Sorry to post this so late, went out and checked some local yard sales today. Here's a couple of great finds I had to show you.

Its not in the best of shape but I couldn't pass up this 1903 Noah Webster Dictionary. Its huge and when I got home and opened it up it was filled with the most wonderful illustrations. here's just one of birds and for only a buck, how could I pass it up!

But this was the find of the day.I first thought it was a bell. When I got it home just cleaned it up a bit and found out its a antique baby rattle and its Sterling silver. Theres a place to put the babies time date and weight on it. Isn't this the cutest thing. Guess how much? You'll never believe only 50 cents. WooooooooooHooooooooooo. I found some other cool stuff but my camera battery is dead!


As I had mentioned I was unable to reach one of the winners so I redrew a number
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

155
Timestamp: 2010-05-14 21:44:16 UTC
Its Karen from Some Days are Diamonds.

Well Karen you have 72 hours to get back with me to claim your custom cuff bracelet.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Atc's



I had made some Atc's for a swap at The Artist Trading club by Chriss Rollins
The first two were just a little over the top with Embellishments... so back to the drawing board and I came up with these. You were to make a background suggested by the Hostess this month Gaby to do peeled paint. It was the first time I tried this technique. Thanks Gaby and Chriss.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ITS TIME!!!! My Vintage Giveaway Winners


Yes its finally time to announce the winners for my giveaway, But first I have to say Thank you all for your kind words, you really know how to make a girl feel special! I am overwhelmed at the response to my giveaway!

The best part of doing this was getting a chance to visit each and every one of your blogs. I am truly amazed at all the incredible talent out there. I do hope you stick around, at least for awhile!

Now you know I couldn't just giveaway the things I've shown. I want to Thank a few special loyal followers with a little RAK. I went through several of my past posts and picked the ladies who have been so kind with their words and comments. Here they are
1st is Linda from Studio L 3
Oh my Linda has commented on almost every post since I don't know when. Thank you sweet Linda.
2nd is Lori fromThinkin bout Inkin This gal can really make you laugh!
3rd is Kim from Inspiration of The day Kim is so sweet and fairly new to blogging, what a great friend she has become!

But I couldn't stop there. These ladies were in a close second so Here's 3 more for a little RAK.
Lesley at Paperlicious Delicious A sweet lady from across the pond.
Louise fromkard krazyA friend from the start. She heads up Tag Tuesday, Why not join in this week!
And last but not least Dawn from Crafty Dawn. Her smile on her avatar just shows her sweet nature.
Thank you all for being so supportive I promise you won't be disappointed with your RAK!! Stop by and say hi to these Talented ladies!!! There are so many more of you but I had to stop somewhere!

Well on with the show!!! I used the random # generator to pick the winner from all the comments and
The winner of the custom made cuff bracelet goes to...........
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

#304 - Littlefoot- Linda
Timestamp: 2010-05-11 06:02:54 UTC

Next are the Three extra pieces ,the jewelry and altered book. The first place winner will have first choice,the second picks second and the third gets whats leftover. Again used the random # generator to do the picking. The winner's are...
1st Erica- Zunky Chic #182
2nd- Suze Q #225
3rd.Jocelyn- Simply Me #138
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

182 225 138
Timestamp: 2010-05-11 06:12:41 UTC


Now for the biggie. Wow that's a lot of #'s to pick from, everyone one of my followers and all the comments left on the original post.
My Vintage blog candy goes to...................
Here are your random numbers:

536
Timestamp: 2010-05-11 06:14:00 UTC
Ali Manning

So all you winners please contact me so I can get your address and mail off your prizes.
If for some reason I am unable to reach any of the winners. I will redraw after 72 hours. Thank You all again and stick around you just never know when I'll be doing another giveaway!

Congratulations Everyone

Friday, May 7, 2010

Published-SS Catch up Issue -Yeah!

I just received the complimentary issue of Stampers Sampler Catch Up Issue. They published 3 of my cards. I'm only showing you 2 but wanted to share one from a Dear friend of mine also.

Old St Nick stamps are from Artistic Outpost its never to early to start those Christmas cards.

Her Royal Majesty The stamps are from Scrolls Work
I can't take credit for this one. It was done by my dear friend Debbie Emmons, who lives in Kuna too. Isn't this just a Great Halloween card!!! Way to go Debbie!!!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Steampunk ATC's


Yep a few more ATC's, These were made for a swap over at Alpha Stamps I just can't get enough of that Steampunk!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Contest Now Closed--Blog Candy Giveaway for my Followers and More Added


As I had mentioned if I had 25 more followers I would do a cuff bracelet so someone will be getting a custom piece. Also for every 75 new comments I'd add more candy. Here's some new giveaways added to the pot. A beautiful pendant or I can make it a pin. Epoxy resin filled with images and a sweet little nest at the bottom
This beautiful book. Its functional too. Its a address book adorned with vintage laces and a fabric transfer.







What can I say!!!I am overjoyed. Blessed and humbled that so many have signed up to follow my blog. I have met so many wonderful talented friends here and hope to have lasting friendships for many years to come. It has been a joy sharing my art with each one of you. I want to Thank you by having a giveaway. Since this is a giveaway for my followers, each of you that follow are already entered!!!!! If you'd like to follow along and haven't yet theres still time.
Here's how it works.
I will draw a winner for the mega prize shown here, all the vintage goodies will go to one lucky person. You do NOT need to have a blog, but be sure and leave a way for me to contact you!!! I will gladly ship anywhere so this is open to my overseas friends also.
That's Not AllIf I get 25 more followers I will draw another name and make a custom made cuff bracelet, I'll work with the winner to pick a style that he or she likes.
Theres MoreAlso for every 75 comments from individuals. I will add another gift, something handmade by me. I'll post a picture as soon as we get 75 individual comment. And another at 150, etc. if it happens to go that high.
Want More Entries!!! If you'd like two entries add a comment at the end of this post.
Want Even More Still?
If you'd like a third entry. Post a picture on your blog with a link back to my blog and come back and let me know.
I will draw the winners using a random # generator. This giveaway will run for one week and will end on Monday May 10Th at midnight MST
Best of luck and Thank you all!

Here's whats in the Vintage Blog candy
Beautiful lace rescued from on old wedding dress, Several yards of different vintage laces, Gorgeous Applique pieces with pearls and sequins, 10 sheets of music paper from 1934, 4 plus yards of crinkle seam binding, German Glass glitter (the real stuff fully coated with silver)vintage leaves,silver,gold foil paper and green fabric at least a dozen of each size. A vintage Optical Lens, vintage long glove, Several vintage doilies, 3 frozen Charlotte's(these were cast from the real thing, then I painted and antiqued them) Religious cards, 1 1/2 yards vintage cash register receipt and some tabs from cash register, Vintage bells and doves, Lots of Jewelry pieces, Vintage buttons, Pen nibs, clock hands, Vintage sewing needle package, French Vocabulary cards, vintage bingo cards and more that I haven't even mentioned... I may even add more to the pot before were done!
Remember you MUST be a Follower!!!

Blog Archive