Friday, September 30, 2011

Faux Friday- Stone

Thought I'd share just a few of my faux stone projects with you today.
This is a faux stone and faux wood fireplace.
I painted the white mantel to look like cheery wood and the tiles to look like travertine.

This was once an ugly green fireplace!

faux stone and brick

Faux stone entryway with faux plants, hey no watering!!!

Faux marble bases and pillars.
I tend to forget what I've showed you all.
I hope these aren't a repeat!

Hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into my daily life!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Witch's Potion Chunky atc

I just can't help myself. I Just Love Halloween
and creating these Chunky atc's has become a passion for me this year.
 how could I resist using the new stamps from Artistic Outpost
Apothecary and Halloween Treats.
So much FUN

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Diva's Halloween Chunky ATC's

I had the pleasure of hosting our Designing Divas meeting last week.
I decided we would make Halloween Chunky ATC's.
Here's the one I did as inspiration.

Bobbie was one of our guests this month.
 She created this amazing Dr. Demento ATC.
How fun is this!!!!

Here's the back!

This spooky Beauty was created by Debbie
I forgot my camera sheesh....
so Debbie was kind enough to photograph all the rest of the ATC's
Thanks Debbie!!! Your the Best!

Wish this pic came out better.
It was created by Mindi and very spooky!
It has Skelly feet! too cute!

An Alice version was created by Linda.
cool huh!

I believe this one was created by our other guest Cheryl.

This sweet kitty was done by Ada.
Some of the girls didn't quite finish
 but I still wanted to share what they started!

Stella's Colorful version, Love the purple!

These cuties belong to Carolyn and Barb.
Hopefully they will share there finished versions with us soon.
Notice the Skelly taking a nap on top! teeheehee

The beginning if Jill's.

We had such a great time.
I always look forward to our monthly crafting.
Next moth were creating crowns!
I can hardly wait!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Circus is in Town-It Really Is!

No I'm not going but I did want to share a project I made
with the newest Stamps from Oxford Impressions
Vintage Circus and Big Top

I had such fun creating this folded card that shows dimension.
Now bring on the cotton candy and popcorn!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Halloween matchbox swap

Remember last week I showed you pictures of my Halloween
matchbox swap I did for Vintage Dragonfly
Well this is what I received from my very talented swap partner Anna at
Look at all the Happy Haunts she sent me.
A wicked ATC, A Halloween Spell book, Poe's mini matchbox,
Captured Fairy in a bottle and more
Be sure to check out Anna blog.
She has spooktacular Halloween treats going on all month long.

Inside of the book of Spells

This darling captured Fairy and mini matchbox with the Telltale heart inside.

But the most amazing piece was the Matchbox itself.
 No she didn't use it to house her treats but made this spooktacular vignette.
 Isn't that just the most Wicked cool thing you ever saw!!!
Thank you so much Anna!!! I Love it all!!

New Halloween items are just listed in my Etsy shop!!
Coming soon ... Photos of our Chunky Halloween ATC from the Designing Divas

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Altered Altoid Tins-Halloween

I just Love fall. There is a crispness in the air,
 the leaves are beginning to turn and Halloween treats are arriving in my mailbox.
Like this darling tin from Wendy at Bliss Angels
Isn't she just the sweetest thing
 perched up on her pedestal in her nest of Halloween foliage.
Thank you Wendy I adore her!!!

Here's the tin I sent Wendy.
 Not nearly as sweet, almost sinister! cackle cackle
But she likes it!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Halloween Matchbox swap

I decided to play along in the Matchbox swap over at Vintage Dragonfly
Where you had to make at least four Halloween theme gifts.
 Here's what I came up with for my partner.

An altered tin. Outside

Inside altered tin

A Glass coffin pendant

other side

The altered Matchbox

A Domino book

pages in the book

more pages

A "She Devours"ATC
Hope she liked her Halloween treats!

I've been so busy working lately but will be around to visit you all soon.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chunky Steampunk ATC

Life Is Good.
I'm sure that's what the inventors of the Airplane must have thought
when they saw their planes take flight for the first time.
For my chunky Steampunk ATC I used the newest stamps from Artistic Outpost
Whimsical Melange, Typography and Loverly London.
Isn't that mini plane just the cutest thing?
Of course Steampunk isn't complete with out a few gears and a mini light bulb.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Witchy ATC's

So are you all starting to get into the Halloween spirit yet?
A few of my Witchy ATC's I created for my Yahoo group.

The Halloween cauldrons and stamped text come from Oxford Impressions
Halloween Party

The witches Collage images from Alpha Stamps
Witchy Business

And speaking of Halloween I just added some fun treats to my Etsy shop if you'd like to take a peek!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Proud Parents

You know I don't share much of our private life on my blog,
 but in this case I just had to tell you about our son Josh.
He tells us he was meant for the military and he was right!
Josh left for boot camp back in April.

He Loved it!! Who loves boot camp? strange I know.
But during his time he earned the highest award given. Out of 170 recruits he was awarded the
Distinguished Honor Graduate.

During graduation the offices would slip coins into Josh's hand with their handshake.
He received four coins.
This one was given to him by a Two star General for Excellence.

back of coin.

This was for Honor Graduate.

other side of coin

For Excellence Artillery Brigade

back of coin.

and another!!!
One other young man received a coin, but to get four was quite an honor!

Then he was given a very coveted signed football
 by the camp Commandant and the two star General.
He tells us theres only four of these on base and he has one of them!
We regret to say we weren't able to attend his graduation as
I was recovering from one of my surgeries and unable to make the trip. sob sob

A pic of his platoon.

He went straight on to his training. So we hadn't seen him for 5 months.
He came home for a few days and was able to fill us in on his adventures.
He's now back at Fort Sil and getting ready for officer candidacy school. 

 Were so proud of Josh not only for the awards he has received
 but that he has decide to dedicate his life to serving his country.

God bless all our young men and women
 who serve in the military!

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