Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a most
Blessed Easter.

and share a couple of Arched Easter Atc's I created
 for the VPI swap group.

Hope your day is extra special.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Round Robin Book Pages

Hey blogger's thought I'd share a couple more pages I did for the
Round Robin swap at Kindered Souls Art Group.
This one was for Mary Beth. The theme she choose was quotes.
By pulling on the key it flips up each page revealing the words in the quote
along with images that seem to fit.

Next up is Faces. The theme for Eileen's book.
 I thought long and hard about what I could do
Then remembered when I was a kid we would get these silly
little books that has a cartoon face on them.
They were split in three parts and you could interchange
the different face parts.
Any one remember those?

That's where the inspiration came for this one.
i hope everyone gets a good laugh when they play with the faces.
I sure did!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Help!! I've fallen behind and I can't catch up!!

Ever feel like no matter how hard you try, you can never catch up?
Well that's how I feel lately. Sometimes it takes me a bit to send out a proper
 THANK YOU  to all those wonderful blog friends I have.
So here's a Past Due Thank You.

First off from my swap partner Melanie Hall from the MAMA Swap group
her FABULOUS  Altered Matchbox dresser.
 I just adore all the metal on this beauty and those sweet
Marie charms are oh so cute!

Oh My Gosh !!! How can I ever Thank the very Talented and Generous
Terri Gordon. The Brainchild of the MAMA group for her
FANTASTIC assortment of goodies she sent me to make
some Snippet Rolls. Her attention to detail is unsurpassed!!!
Have I had a chance to play yet? NO :0(
But soon I hope.

Next up you all know the Uber Talented Tracy from Craft Addicts
I was lucky enough to win her Recent Blog Giveaway. Yeah Me!!!!!
She sent this awesome card

A stash of fun things to play with.
You'll be seeing some of these done up soon.

And Two sets of Stampers Anonymous stamps! Are you drooling yet?
Thank you so much Tracy!!! Your the Best!

Next I wanted to share a darling Easter tag and
Wonderful creative Bird Book
made by my Dear Friend Diane at An Artists Life
I did a collage of her awesome pages.
Be sure and click on the photos to get a close up
Thank you Diane I will treasure it for years to come!!!

so very much for Being a part of my life.
You make each Day more special than you'll ever know!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ice Resin Party

Do you LOVE Ice Resin?
If so join in on the Party.
Going on at Vintiquities Workshop
The 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month.

My entries for this weeks challenge.
The top one I floated a cross and text that reads Faith in the Ice Resin
The frame on the right an image,
 rhinestones inside a frame from Alpha Stamps
The bottom one is a Acetate image from Artchix Studios
inside a frame from Tim Holtz 

I decided to make a necklace for a friend
 who was in need of a little comfort right now.
So I added some beads, rhinestones and bling.

Come on join in the Party
You know you want to !!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Bit of Spring Jewelry

Spring Re-birth
I like to call this piece Spring Re-birth, with the soft colors of green in the beads
and the new leaves emerging to the center focal point of a canvas transfer
of Mary and Baby Jesus it just seems appropriate at this time of year.

I've re-purposed several vintage pieces in this necklace.
Available in my Etsy shop.

This bracelet cuff I created just for me!
I stamped the brass cuff with text from Oxford Impressions
Venezia plate using acrylic paint. Then sealed with with a spray sealer.
Make sure you wash those stamps off right away!
 Than I added the Cross (a found piece)
and two filigree pieces along the sides from Alpha Stamps
using E-6000.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Big News !!!

When Kris from Retro Cafe Art asked me to join
in on her New Design Team, How could I refuse!!
The home of Coffee Break Design, Wonderful collage sheets
and Oodles of Goodies just waiting to be played with.
You can Find it all here!!!

 I'll be working along with some Fabulous Artists
   Linda Cain from Friends in Art
    Gerrie Herbst from Its All Treasure
    and Amy Neiman from Paper & Gluestix

Heres just a couple of past projects I created using Retro Cafe Art supplies.

 I'll be sharing a few NEW projects in the very near future.
Keep watching!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Alice's Tea Party- Altered Altoid Tin

A Mad Tea Party
I just Love Altering Altoids Tin's so when the opportunity came up
to do a swap at Blissful Art Swaps I jumped on the bandwagon.
My Partner Karla will be receiving this one.

A couple of close ups.

I just finished some Alice in Wonderland charms
for a swap I'm hosting myself. I just can't show them yet.
Those are for another day.
Have a Crafty Sunday my friends.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Playing with Flowers

How could I not play along in
this month.
I pulled out one of my very favorite die's 
 His Tattered Floral Die
and started cutting out all kinds of lace and fabric flowers.
Edged the flowers with Victorian Velvet distress inks.
Put them all together for this flower necklace.
Perfect for spring.
Want to play along? Just click on the link and it will take you right to it.

Update on Giveaway. I have been unable to reach one of my winners. I hate when that happens.
So as promised I redrew a new #.
The winner is Linda from momentsinaneye.
Congrats Linda I'll be getting ahold of you for your information.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Matchbox Dresser & Candy Winners

Before I share the names of the winners for my blog candy
I'd like to show you a little project I did for MAMA swap.
The brain child of uber Talented Laura Carson.
Its a dresser made from little matchboxes.
While I had made a few in the past.
None quite like this that has two sets of drawers side by side.
 She has a Fantastic video she has shared with
step by step instructions on how to create your own.
You really need to check it out,  you can find it 
So much FUN!!!

My little dresser is for my swap partner Melanie.

The dresser top filled with perfume bottles made from beads,
a jeweled crown, fan, mirror
and framed back using an image from Alpha Stamps
A tiny little lace doily

The left side with filigree embellishment.
You can find my tutorial on the Best Molds and Castings

Right side and more mold casts.
I can't wait to make some more!

Now on to my winners.
I used the Random # generator to do the dirty work.
The First # drawn will get first choice,
The second # drawn gets second choice and so on.
I will do my best to contact the winners after 3 days
 if I am unable to reach any winners I will draw a new #. Thanks For playing
Congrats to........

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
74 10 92 61 66 9
Timestamp: 2013-03-04 06:22:29 UTC

First # drawn is # 74 is  Louisiana 1966
Second # is #10 is Anna AA
Third # is #92 is Kitty B.
Fourth is # 61 is Diane
Fifth is # 66 is Erica
Sixth is #9 is Shelly Schmidt

Thank you all for playing and for following me.
 I so appreciate every comment and visit from each of you.

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