Sunday, April 27, 2008

Men Fairies for MMM

The vintageness of these men fairies are my contribution for 'playing cards'. I can just picture them sitting at a table playing, all with almost romantic notions....destiny, believe and hope! Check out the new collage sheets here!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Tuesday!

I don't seem to go a whole day without creating something, anything, of late! This is a wonderful feeling and it is good to know that although I am not routinely working on large pieces.......every now and then I find I am blessed with inspiration and this makes me happy! I have taken a few mixed media & drawing art classes from my (area) local artists and Paulette Insall (net, Oregon) and the one continuous thread from all of them ~ don't overthink things, don't beat yourself up, and above all else, just be you! Like I said ~ happy!

All of the wonderful stamps, ink and tab punch above are from Stampin' Up! Collage sheet images from me!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tuesday Challenge ~ Quotes!

This quote from Quietfire has got to be my second most favorite next to the 'they are but stars' which is my most fav!

Suzanne's newsletter message today suggested a challenge to make this a weekend project ~ great idea Suzanne!

Friday, April 18, 2008

For Sarah!

I just love Skinnies so very much and a thank you goes out to Sarah for her Skinny Saturday challenge blog!

P.S. I so enjoy all of her work and although I could send forward one of the lovely rewards I have received; this seemed like a nice way to let her know how much I appreciate all of her inspirations! Happy Birthday for Sunday!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Polka Dots for Tag You're It!

Almost feeling a little 'goth' with this black feather but I couldn't help myself when I happened upon my fly tying supply source! I was so happy to find this challenge ~ I just love making tags. This is my torso tag template. Frequently I will finish it with beeswax, today just a thin coat of gesso over the bright red polka dot background. The torso is too thick for sewing today!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Blue & Green for TGIF!

So I'm a little in awe of sewing on paper........I completed three skinnies yesterday (this is not one of them)~ only one of the three similar designs had sewing on paper ~ and I must admit the sewn one is the now I have stamping, collage sheet images, inking and sewing on paper! Love it!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Green Paris Collage

This beautiful image came to me for free from Michelle @ Digital Collage Sheets. I signed up for her newsletter and voila~the much awaited 'Green' collage sheet was shared by the wonderful gal! In the meantime I love MMM and I had just finished creating this, no theme in mind, and thought I'd look for a challenge to share in ~ and bam! Diane @ MMM provided my stage, lol! Edit to say: Barb (guest host @ MMM)!

Seriously though, isn't blog land such a wonderful place to grow, learn and share? It seems like only a few short months ago that I became interested in challenges and I have been so enriched because of them!

And to all of the wonderful people that visit here; your kind words and meaningful thoughts are so generous, so very much appreciated, thank you to all!


Friday, April 4, 2008

TGIF ~ Faces!

I love the beauty of the face of this lady! Genuine, 100 percent beauty she is! You know what I love best about contributing in TGIF? It really is TGIF and off I go for the last shift of the week! I remember the days of being a stay-at-home-artist and now I look forward to making my way back!