Thursday, January 31, 2008

How Sad...Another Store Closing

Late last night I got an email from my local scrapbook store "Scrap n Crazy" saying they will be closing their doors, and a going out of business sale will be in progress. How I hate to see another small business close down from lack of support from local residents who favor the big chain stores. Also the other stores who infringe on other retail business, like food stores, hardware stores to name a couple who now carry scrapbooking supplies and take business away from the "mom and pop" stores.
I'm going to be lost without my local hangout, not only for the shopping, but the friendships that were forming. I'll miss you Brenda and Leah and many of your clients. Wishing you the best.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Christmas Gift Arrived

My Christmas Gift this year finally arrived yesterday a Boos Kitchen work station. As you can see the table already has been put to use in my kitchen.....kisses to DH for it!
I had seen these tables at Williams-Sonoma and fell in love with them and I knew it would just finish off my kitchen.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Theme Thursday - “celestial”!

This week’s theme is “celestial”! Think stars, moon, sun, planets or any thing else that you think of when you hear the word “celestial”. I call this Starry Eyed.....all stamped images, colored in chalk and water-colors.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Wednesday Stampers-- BUTTON DOLLZ!

This weeks challenge is another hot trend - BUTTON DOLLZ! This is the first one I ever made and I used the hot glue gun to mold a face and backing, the rest is punched out patterned paper, buttons and wire to form my "button dollz".

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Valentine's Day Gift

Got to admit this is a great little gift for the kids in your life.....a cute valentine's day card and a bottle filled with their favorite treats (Chocolate kisses, red hot candies, M & M's).
Starbucks frappuccino coffee drink bottle recycled, card stock is archivers, patterned paper: Daisy d's, felt stickers: K & Company; ribbon: Sheer Creations; tag: Cloud 9

Friday, January 11, 2008

Theme Thursday - Valentines!

This week’s theme is “Valentines”! Make art that makes you think of Valentine’s day - hearts, romance, love, cupids, fairies…..
Products: stamp: Penny Black; Le Plume Markers (color stamp directly with markers, huff and stamp); vellum; silver krylon pen; butterfly: Marcella

Thursday, January 10, 2008

justjohanna Virtual Swap

A virtual swap is one where we all use the same image(s) on a card, but we only have to make ONE card. For this swap, we can use the regular Eiffel Tower or the mini Eiffel Tower stamps by justjohanna. We can also add any other justjohanna stamps, but the Eiffel Tower must be the main focus of the card. The card can be for any occasion, using any colors. The card is then put into the justjohanna gallery ( .......this is the card I posted

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wednesday's Stamper--KEYS

This week I challenge you to do something with KEYS.
Products: card stock: Bazzill and Georgia; stamps: Rubber Stampede, Stampin' Up, Just For Fun; embellishments: Marcella Embossed Sticker, Artsy Collage trunk; Key & ribbon (artist own); Inks: Versa Fine, Brilliance, Inkredible; Copper and Embossing Power; Chalk

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Step Outside Your Box Saturday

Acrylic paints is our first challenge on "Step Outside Your Box Saturday". We must use 3 different colors of acrylic paint on our piece. One can use a paint brush to apply it, your fingers, a sponge, a balled up piece of wax paper, cling wrap, whatever you have handy. I chose to use a sponge on my edges and my flowers are done using foam pieces shaped into a flower. Not having worked with acrylic paints this was a challenge.

Friday, January 4, 2008

4 X 4 Friday----- Textured paper

This week’s challenge, use some sort of textured paper somewhere on your 4×4 !
Stamp: Magenta; Textured paper: background unknown

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Theme Thursday--Quotes

This week’s theme is “quotes”! Use a “quote” somewhere in your art! It can be a famous quote, infamous quote or something you make up!
Products: stamps: Artful Illusion; card stock: Bazzill

Wednesday Stampers (second post on this topic)

I enjoyed doing this weeks challenge so much that I decide to try my hand at another Gothic Arch. I named his one "Dream Beyond the Stars"......
Products: stamp: justjohanna; sticker: Touch of Class

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Wednesday Stamper---Gothic Arch

The challenge this week at Wednesday Stamper it to make a Gothic Arch. This is my first attempt to ever make one. The scanning process doesn't pick up on all the gold highlights that I feel add to this piece (center of each flower has gold glitter & her kimono is trimmed in gold).
Products: Stamps: Stamp Cabana, all Night Media (Japanese); Krylon gold leafing pen; Gelly Roll: Sakura Pen; Stickles (gold):Ranger.