Friday, December 21, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

I've been busy making little Hershey Kisses Trees for my mom to give out to the staff taking such good care of her at the rehab facility (Timberview) she's currently staying at.
Thought I'd share a photo of a forest of them with you!

I learned how to make them from a blog my friend, Diane, shared with me Qbee's Quest.  You can find the tutorial HERE.  They are alot of fun to make!
I used Wahi Tape on mine instead of ribbon (I'm terrible at tying bows!).

Thanks for taking a look!

H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y S !!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

It's beginning to Look a Bit Like Christmas

Well, Thanksgiving is over.  I hope a wonderful and thankful time was had by all.

Now it's on to Christmas.

I made a few cards this weekend to share with you.

Here they are:

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Me and my Big Shot have been busy die-cutting!

Thanks for taking a look!

H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y S !!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A bunch of Mini Books and Etsy shops

I've been having too much fun making mini books out of candy boxes (as a bonus had to eat some candy too!).

Here's the latest:

All these books and what to do with them???
I decided to list them on Etsy.  Since I'm not working I need to come up with a way to have some $$$ for Christmas.
Also listed a few owl ornaments I made.  Here's a couple of them:

You can check out my ETSY shop HERE.

Also, be sure to check out my friend, Debbie's ETSY shop.  She has lot's of great Christmas decorations and gift ideas.  You can check out her ETSY shop HERE Her hand dyed ribbons are especially wonderful!

Hand Dyed Ribbon - Ribbon Rainbow No.26  Hand Dyed Ribbon - Ribbon Rainbow No.33    Christmas Dreams Hand Dyed Ribbon

Ocean Treasures Hand Dyed Ribbon

Thanks for taking a look!
Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Washi Tape

My current art supply obsession is Washi Tape.  As you can see above I have a pretty good selection.  My favorite place to shop is Etsy - the shop is The Washi Shop.  You can see the selection they have HERE.

Here's a few tags I've made recently using Washi Tape and Cuttlebug leaf dies.

Front and back.

And I've also been having fun making little books with candy boxes.  I've been using Washi Tape to line the inside and to finish off the edges.
And where's the inside:
I tell you, this Washi Tape is fun stuff!  And the colors and patterns are seemingly endless!  Be careful if you start looking - once you start buying you might not be able to stop!
Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I've been making Halloween cards.  
Here's a few to share with you:

Wishing you all a very Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Composition Book Journal

I recently started a new journal.  This one I'm going to devote to one of my favorite things - OWLS.

I'm using a Composition notebook I got a couple months ago during back to school supply sales..

I'll decorate the cover farther along in the process when inspiration for the cover strikes me.  I've been gluing pages together (I use a good glue stick and put glue on both pages before pressing together) and gessoing pages in preperation for creating.  I've also put a few pockets in the book usung washi tape.

The first page has a pocket holding very special postcard my friend Barb sent me.

The postcard is made from a series of collages Barb was doing and posting on her blog HERE.   I loved the owl so much I asked to trade her postcards.  Here's her postcard front and back, as well as the ATC she created to tuck in the belly band she put on back of postcard:

The last image I have to share with you today is a journal page I did using one of my favorite owl quotes.  The background was done with watercolor pencils.  The owl image is cut out from a catalog (I believe it was Pottery Barn).  The letters were printed out on white cardstock, cut out and edged with ink.  All were glued in place with a glue stick.  Last step was to cover with Golden Matte Medium.  In between the phrases looked like too much space, so I found a brown pen and added some scribbles.

Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Postcard Challenge Week 16 - Romania

Transylvania Region

I found an article on the Transylvania Region in Romania and it had so many pictures that I absolutely loved that I ended up using bits of several of them.  Would love to visit there someday!

Check what everyone else has created for their Romania postcard by checking out Darcy's blog HERE.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Postcard Challenge 2012 - week 15 Iceland

Check out what everyone else made for Icelabd pcs by checking out Darcy's blog HERE.  Many thanks to Darcy for such a great challenge.

Postcard Challenge 2012 - week 14 Singapore

Declan was late mailing out his postcard for week 14 so I'm a little late posting.
(If I create imaginary characters I should be able to use said characters as excuses for when things get off track, don't you agree?)


Friday, March 23, 2012

Postcard Challenge 2012 - Week 12 Israel

Check out what everyone has been making for their Israel postcards this week by checking out Darcy's blog HERE.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Postcard Challenge 2012 - Week 11 Netherlands

I actually received a postcard from The Netherlands this week so used the postage stamp off that.  Didn't even have to dig through my stash.  How cool is that?  

Darcy is the brilliant and creative mind that thought of this challenge.  You can check out what she and everyone else created this week for the Netherlands by going to her blog HERE.

You can see all of my postcards for the challenge so far my clicking HERE.