Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Geisha Shaker Card


Hearts in Touch has several new stamp sheets out and one of them is GeishaPhotos.It is unbelievably gorgeous as you can see

I was inspired to do something a bit different, so I made a shaker card. I used the new Shaker pouches from Impression-Obsession, and boy did it make the process easier!

All paper except for the patterned paper is from The Paper Temptress. Look how fabulous the embossing is on the top portion of the card. I used a Sizzix embossing folder, but the paper is what makes the difference! All of Patricia's paper embosses so perfectly!

Thanks for stopping by!

Does Anyone Want to Barter???

I have the original Cricut machine and I am willing to barter for some other art supplies in exchange for it. Of course you would have to pay the postage.

Make me an offer!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Home for the Holidays

I am so happy to be getting my blog up to date.It is wonderful to be sharing my art once again with all of you!
This card was interesting to make. I knew all the elements I wanted to use, it just took a bit of time and thought to put them all together. All the gorgeous paper paper is from the Paper Temptress and the stamp is from Hearts in Touch new Christmas sheet. I also used Spellbinder's Fleur De Lis Pendant, Scallopped Circles die cuts and two Cuttlebug embossing folders. Of course I had to add a bit of bling too, LOL! The die cuts are mounted with pop dots to add dimension to the project.
I think this card would fall into the "simply elegant" category...not too much fuss, but effective.
I hope you like it!
See you soon.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

"Clearly" It's Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! Not because of all the good food (although I admit that's a HUGE bonus) but because of family. Everyone lives very busy lives. It is so very wonderful to have the entire family together for Thanksgiving. With my four children and their spouses, along with my 12 fabulous grandchildren, it is joyous chaos, LOL! All I have to do is glance around the room to count my many blessings.
This card uses paper from the Paper Temptress and stamps from Hearts in Touch. I am blessed to be a small part of each of these fabulous companies. Designing for such wonderful, generous women is indeed something to be thankful for!

So to all of my friends, family and those who follow my blog...have a safe holiday. Don't forget to count your blessings!

Christmas Sparkle

This was a really fun card to do. It is showcased on both Hearts in Touch blog and the Paper Temptress Community blog.

I fused some Angelina fibers together between two pieces of copy paper and then adhered them to a piece of card stock. I then covered it with a piece of acetate adhered to the card stock piece with the fibers with spray adhesive, and stamped on the acetate. All paper is from The Paper Temptress and all stamps are from Hearts in Touch.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I've Been Published

In the September issue of Vamp Stamp News.It is the card in the upper left hand corner. I actually started this card well over a year ago when I was visiting my dear friend Chris in Australia. I had the basic background and image done on the canvas and then packed it in my suitcase. It wasn't until many months after my return that I actually finished it. The rest is history as they say.
I have submitted a Christmas card to VSN and will see next month if it gets published or not. Wish me luck!

Cruise Photos

Cruising with Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi

October 11- October 18
We left San Pedro port the morning of the 11th on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas. WOW! What a luxurious ship that one is...and HUGE.
You can can the idea of the size by the photo. I think there were 3500 passengers. Not all of them were in the art part, or Tim wouldn't be alive today, LOL! The food was magnificent, the service top rate and the entire experience was almost too good to be true.
We traveled to Mexico, with port stops at Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vaharta. Let me tell you it was so hot and humid. Next time I cruise to Mexico, it will be in the winter.
We had great fun in Tim and Wendy's classes and made some really fun projects. The first photo you see is of my journal. We made these in class and I actually did manage to document all the happenings.
The photo past the ship is the classroom with Tim teaching as only he can do!
The next photo is actually 2 projects. The necklace made from the fragments, we made in Wendy's class. The necklace with the hardware and key, we made in Tim's class. Both classes were interesting and fun.
Next you will see a cork board we made in a class with Wendy. Mine is already plastered to my studio door for inspiration
Next is a pendant we made with Tim. It was really wonderful to learn how to use his Ideology line and how to put it all together.
Lastly is a shadow box made with Tim. I really liked this project, as it is more my "style". Don't get me wrong...I will be wearing the jewelery and using that cork board.
So there you have a very brief description of what we all made on this wonderful artful adventure at sea. I have much more to cover on the cruise subject but that's all for now.
BTW, Tim is cruising next fall along the east coast of the states. Should be a beautiful time with all the fall foliage to admire. If you can cruise with Tim, I would have to say "GO FOR IT!"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I am Blessed

I am often amazed at what a small world this is. The internet has had a lot to do with that. I "met" Shirley Ross on one of my online groups. I have "met" many people online. BUT...every once in a while a friendship blossoms. This has been the case with Shirley. She is a lovely person with a huge heart, a generous spirit and a wonderful sense of humor. I am blessed to call her my friend.
Shirley sent me both of the above cards. I LOVE getting cards from her as she has such an eye for detail, and I can admire them for hours.
So thank you Shirley. Not only for the cards but for your friendship!!