Monday, June 30, 2008

Layers of Color, Challenge....... Summer Respite

Home is were my RV takes me and that is my summer respite.
Stamps: Rubber Stampede, Come Clean Designs, The Stamp Pad Company,Rosie's Roadshow

Sunday, June 29, 2008

2008 Rally Rock'N Reunion

Pictures from the Rally.......

Dancing to the oldies

Contest Winner...Singing to the Oldies

Winner of the Money Hat

Members of the Windy City Winnies

I just returned from our Illinois Indians Winnebago-Itasca State Club Rally....It was held at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds.
The weekend included several tours to different local area sites . I attended a tour to Pontiac in which we walked through their historic downtown, Old city Hall and Firehouse, Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, Livingston County War Museum, historic courthouse, and finally "All Aboard" their Jolly Trolley for a ride to visit historic homes, and their many parks . We also had lunch at the Old Log Cabin, built in 1926.
Back at the fairgrounds they offered a number of activities we could do. I attended a jewelry making craft session and made earrings and a bracelet. I also played Bean Bag Baseball and was on the team that won 1st. place. There was a craft contests, a flea market, craft sales, silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, and a money hat to win.
The theme for the weekend was the 50's, so many dressed up in poodle skirts, turned up collars, scarfs and saddle shoes. The event ended with root beer floats and ice cream sundaes.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Off To State....Camping

Well I'm off again for the weekend to attend a state rally in Crescent City, Il. Lot of activities are planned with our camping group so pictures will follow come Monday.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Windy City Winnies

The entrance at Starve Rock has an assortment of carved images made from fallen trees.

Every evening we have Happy Hour

Illinois River take from the top of Starved Rock

Tour boat at Starved Rock State Park

The State Rally in Crescent City doesn't start until the 26th, so we decide to come home and check on the family. Here are a couple of pictures from out trip to Utica.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Owls are the rage......

The owl stamp is from justjohanna Odd Bird Planet.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

On The Road

The weather's perfect so we are off to enjoy a weekend in Utica, Illinois with our fellow Windy City Winnies, WIT group. (Winnebago RV's Club) There we have plans to take a trolley ride to the historic town, visit the Starved Rock area, take a boat tour plus enjoy a potluck dinner with our group. We will also attend a play called "Exit Who?"
We will then leave Utica to attend a State Rally in Crescent, Illinois. Never attending an Illinois State Rally I am so looking forward to this trip, for I've heard they are filled with fun days.
So to my kids I leave behind and could have come!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Layers of Color ....Balloon

Layers of Color Challenge ....... has as this weeks challenge to add a balloon to ones artwork.
Materials used.... stamps: G&J Art Stamps (Hot Air Balloon), Paper Inspirations (Statue of Liberty), Psx (star) and Paper Studio (sentiment); card stock: Paper Company, Bazzill

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wednesday Stamper.....Sisters

Sisters is this week challenge on Wednesday Stamper's....mine are sisters 365 days a year twenty-four/7.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Mixed Media Monday...By The Sea

Challenge at Mixed Media Monday theme is By The Sea.......
Stamp: Stamp Happen, Water Color Crayons, Water Color Papers, Bazzill card stock

Think Monday ATC

This week on Think Monday they asked for us to incorporate something round on our ATC.
Stamp: Art Impressions; Ink: StazOn. Stippled effect to form circles in corners

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Ready, Set, Create June/July Issue

My favorite online magazine is Ready, Set, Create for each issue offers you an abundance of inspiration to get one's creative juices flowing. Above are two cards I recently had published in the magazine and both cards feature justjohanna ODD BIRD PLANET stamps. The sentiment in the second card is Whipper Snapper.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Layers of Color Challenge

Layers of Color challenge this week for us is to Celebrate the Sea with our creativity!
Stamps: All Night Media; card stock- Bazzill; patterned paper- Basic Grey, gems by Hero Arts

Thursday, June 5, 2008

MFA Exhibition

Artist was my son Jerry Slowik and here are some photo's from a reception held yesterday at Governors State University in the Visual Arts Gallery. The exhibit was called "The Unhuman Element". (click on photo for larger picture )

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gift Package Idea

This gift set of note cards was published in Ready, Set, Create on line magazine........I have been giving these sets as gifts lately to friends and family. I change the theme of the cards to fit the occasion and they have been well received. The cards in this set just has patterned paper over card stock, at times I'll just stamp a simple design to the front of the card, or a simple sentiment, the idea's are endless on what you can do. Package them up by putting them in a clear envelope and making a topper or tying a ribbon around the set, with a small tag attached.

Wednesday Stamper---Eyelets

"EYELETS - a great embellishment that most people have in their arsenal. Let us see you use these creatively in your creations this week." That is the challenge at Wednesday Stampers this week.
The eyelets I used in the shape of butterflies came from Stamp Doctor.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Angry Cat was Published in Stampers' Sampler June/July 2008

The pocket template that I used can is available in The Stampers Sampler Dec/Jan 2008 issue or on their Web site
Stamps used stampdots and sentinment are justjohanna and the cat is by Penny Black

Think Monday-- ATC (Tower)

The challenge this week at Think Monday ATC is to show them our favourite tower. Mine is found in Paris.
Stamp: Artful Illusions; Paper: Bazzill and Basic Grey