Saturday, May 31, 2008

Layers of Color Challenge....Something That Opens

The theme this week for the Grand Opening at Layers of Color is to Create Something That Opens as part of your artwork.
My doors swing open to a western scene of a cowboy riding over to see the line of stamps offered at Layers of Color, Art Stamps......
Please note that everyone who enters this week’s challenge will be entered in a random drawing in which they will choose TWO WINNERS!
Thank you Laura for the fabulous stamps you sent me for one of the previous drawings.

News Flash !!!

Newsflash! justjohanna is going to change her name into Odd Bird Planet. New homepage, new look, and a bunch of new stamps!! The cards above are made with some of the new stamps that have been just released. Are those not fun stamps to work with?

Friday, May 30, 2008

4 X 4 Friday.....Architecture

This week’s theme is Architecture at 4 X 4 Friday.
All stamps used are by Artful Illusions; bazzill and paper co. card stock; brad

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Theme Thursday---Woman ATCs

This week’s theme at Theme Thursday is “”woman ATCs”! Use a woman’s image in your ATC creation this week! ATCs are 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches in size!
Stamps used: Artful Illusion

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wednesday Stamper....Altered Playing Card

This week Wednesday Stampers challenge is to alter playing cards...I chose to color, add an overlay and mount it on a base card.

G.L.A.S.S. RALLY- Berrian Springs, Michigan

This past week my husband and I attended our first Great Lakes Area Spring Spree Rally (G.L.A.S.S.) sponsored by Family Motor Coach Assoc. We attended with our local Winnebago Windy City Winnies Group (pictured above). The rally was held at Berrien County Youth Fair Grounds in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Being our first rally we didn't know what to expect but we soon found out that seminars, crafts, entertainment, daily prizes, ice cream socials, meals, motorhome/suppliers exhibits, swaps and tours filled our days. Our club also had a Happy hour of wine tasting, a pot luck dinner, a breakfast and a celebration of our clubs anniversary.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Theme Thursday Challenge...Transportation

This past weeks challenge for Theme Thursday was Transportation.....being a Harley owner, my stamped image show one of my family means of transportation.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wednesday Stamper.....BE SQUARE

Having just received this stamp set by Impression Obsession (Spring Blooms), I thought it fit the theme for Wednesday Stamper....BE SQUARE. Stamp squares by Just for Fun.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Think Monday ATC----WOMEN IN ART

Judith Leyster(1609-1660)
Leyster was extremely successful in her day as a portrait and genre specialist. Little is known about her early training but she was mentioned in about about Haarlem as being a local artist. In her early twenties she became the only female member of the Haarlem painters' guild and soon had students of her own. Even though her work is closely identified with that of Hals, their relationship remains unclear. What is known is that she successfully sued Hals for a breach of ethics after he took on one of her students........
Painting insert: Leyster (self-portrait); stamp image: Stampland

Mixed Media Monday-----MAPS

Challenge on Mixed Media Monday is Maps this week.
Stamps: Magenta; Patterned Paper: Design Originals; card stock: Bazzill and Paper Company

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wednesday Stamper----ART

Use the word ART somewhere in your this weeks theme for Wednesday's Stamper.
Stamps: Rubber Stampede and Diffusion; watercolor paper, color box ink, stippling done

Monday, May 12, 2008

Think Monday----Hero

The challenge is to show our Hero's for Think Monday ATC's.

My hero is all the people who are afflicted with various disabilities who overcome their handicaps....they believe in themselves.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mixed Media Monday....Transparency

Simply use a transparency, acetate, vellum, somewhere on your creation is this weeks challenge at Mixed Media Monday. I did two tags made out of acrylic that will overlap each other and be tied with ribbons.
Tags: Pageframe

Layers of Color....Emboss

The challenge this week at Layers of Color is to EMBOSS.....Remember everyone that enters their challenge will be entered in a drawing for a FREE Layers of Color Clear Art Stamp set! How fun is that! My entry is a tag, that I will attach to a thank you gift for a dear friend.
The tag was scrap lifted, artist unknow.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Sample Cards

The two cards above are made by using the Plain Perch Snow Globe
Stamp by justjohanna. The stamp is one of three that she has a
special deal on for the month of May. More samples can be seen at

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

justjohanna Deal of the Month Offer

Here is your link to purchase the stamps from justjohanna deal of the month pictured above:
Sample cards in photo done by design team member Dianne McInrue.

Wedenesday Stampers.....Diva

This week we are challenged to bring out the DIVA in us! My Diva is the Prima Donna of the Sea.
Products used: stamp: justjohanna, artful illusions and Old Time Beauties sticker, card stock by Bazzill and Paper Company

Monday, May 5, 2008

Think Monday ATC...... Black/White

The Challenge this week is to brush all colours aside and do some black/white ATC's at Think Monday.

Mixed Media Monday.......Paint (Water Colors)

Paint is the theme on Mixed Media Monday. Below is another card I did also using watercolors for this weeks challenge.
Stamps: Flower Stamp: Magenta; Sentiment: Hero Arts; Watercolor Paper and Bazzill, Watercolor Crayons

Stamp: Magenta, Paper: Water Color and Paper Company; Ribbon: May Arts: Water color crayons

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Layers of Color Challenge....Friendship

Friendship is the theme and Skinny (3″ X 5″ artwork) is the game over at Layers of Color Challenge Blog! Who can deny that a boy and his dog aren't best buds. :)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Published...... Catch Up Issue of Stampers' Sampler

It's always so exciting to find a complimentary issue of a magazine in one's mail box for then you know you've been published. So frantically I scan the magazine looking for my work and so often I have to go over it a few times to find my card, due to the fact that they hold a card for several months generally. I occasionally send in work when I see a call for a card that challenges me outside my comfort zone or a subject matter that I enjoy doing. Here are two of those cards:

The top card was a call for cards with a book marker. I chose to use all justjohanna stamps to create this card that sends a message of chirpy cheers....card reads: sending you some chirpy cheer, and the book marker reads: get well soon and chrip, chrip, chrip.
The next card was a call for a Happy Anniversary was my card theme. The cards can be fond on pg 89 and 120 in the Catch Up Issue or Stampers' Sampler.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

4 x 4 Friday

This week’s challenge is Florals at "4 X 4 Friday".

Theme Thursday.....Toys!!!

This week’s theme is “toys”. I finished my tag by putting a vellum quote over my stamped images, which I will attach to a gift.