Friday, February 27, 2009

Chipboard Book Project

This is a great chipboard book kit from Debbie's Die Cuts. Each page is a unique shape and ready to cover with paints, paper or fabric along with the decorative die cuts that come with the kit. I used paper on each page and sewed the edges. Metallic Rub-ons were also used along the edges of the book. The long page with fabric tied around it was put through the Cuttlebug with great results. I decided to use a chipboard "A" on the front for either Adams or Ancestors. The plan is to use this book for some black and white shots of ancestors...Adams or either way, I'm covered. The foil crown and rub-ons are from Rock Candy.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Back To Normal...Well Almost

Clarissa's birthday week has come and gone and I'm tired. I think the mono is finally losing the battle and this past weekend was definitely the test. Needless to say, the only art that happened this weekend was at the sleepover. We always do something artsy as a part of Clarissa's parties and for the past three years or so, we've done the project here at home. The project this year was those large particle board initials that are around 12-14" tall. The girls painted, papered, glittered and painted some more! I think everyone had a good time.

Saturday afternoon was spent scanning in some odd and end papers that are on loan from a friend. She found these things years ago and has held on to them. Here's a couple of images you might enjoy. I hope the quality is good enough; I'm still learning about all that!

Now that things are "back to normal", I hope to have some art to share soon. Later...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sweet Sixteen!

It's said so often and it is true, time has a way of getting away from us. I know the last sixteen years have flown by. My youngest child turns sixteen today and I'm amazed at the person she's become. I am thankful to be her mother. Clarissa comes from a long line of baseball fans including a grandma that was a devoted Cincinnati Reds' fan. It was only natural that Clarissa's early years were spent cheering her brother on during baseball games and that she is now a devoted fan of the sport. So I have to share a couple of photos, one of the toddler fan and one more recent shot after a trip to see the Atlanta Braves.
Happy Sweet Sixteenth Clarissa! You're beautiful but your inner beauty is what I'm most proud of.

Monday, February 16, 2009


The more I organize, the more I find! I won these stamps at a convention a few years ago. They're unmounted and on stickyback foam. I'd love to give them to someone that will use them. Leave a comment and a way to be contacted. I'll let this giveaway run for a few days and then announce a winner.

The Cleaning Continues

The cleaning and decluttering in my art room continues. Progress looks slow on the surface, but I'm moving along. It was a bit painful to toss ink pads that were at least fifteen years old but the time had come. A few things have gone to Goodwill plus there's more going. Here's a set of Mary E. alphabet and number stamps that I'm selling on ebay. Have a look if you're interested....ebay listing

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bloggers Challenge #86 - Valentine

I've not had a lot of time this week so I'm posting a card that I had left from a swap. The face is from 100 Proof Press . It is surrounded with tiny gold and clear beads. Torn paper that was stamped and torn gold doily were added along with fiber and a metal heart.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

One World-One Heart Winner

The day has arrived to pick a winner for my offering in the One World-One Heart event.
And the winner is........ Anji Gallanos. Thanks to all the bloggers that joined in the

giveaway as well as Lisa who organized this great event! Hope you enjoy the work apron Anji!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - Chairs

Today's challenge at SPA was to use a chair in your art. I hope you enjoy my contribution. Check out other postcards by clicking on the Sunday Postcard Art button on my sidebar. The image is from Luna Girl.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Painted Furniture And A GiveAway

I love to paint furniture! This picture is a desk that will be painted for an auction at our school. (I have to admit that I'm struggling a bit with covering this with paint!)It will be contributed by a first grade class so it needs to reflect that age group. I've got a couple of ideas (crayon theme) but haven't hit on the right one yet. I'd love ideas, thoughts and maybe some links. If I pick your idea either from a link or your thoughts, I'll send you a goodie bag of odds and ends for mixed media art. The finished desk will be posted in a few weeks. Suggestions please!
Edit: I definitely wouldn't copy anyone's work; I'm looking for inspiration...a jumpstart...something! Thanks:)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - Circles

This week's challenge at Sunday Postcard Art is circles. I immediately thought of this stamp which has one of my favorite sayings on it. The image (Rubbermoon) was stamped and masked. I stippled the rest of the card using two shades of red chalk ink. A small circle stencil was used to add background interest with small red and black circles. A scrap of handmade paper was glued on plus a circle splatter stamp by Stampin' Up was used. The mask was removed and the image was pounced with Pearlescent Beige by Brilliance and the jackets and circles were colored with a Prismcolor pencil. The piece was then layered onto a 6"X4" card. Click on the sidebar to see other interpretations of the circle theme.