Sunday, December 13, 2009

Santa Claus

I've been following the 12 Tags of Christmas on Tim Holtz's blog. This is the plaid background made with alcohol ink. I forget which day it was now. If you want to learn great techniques for cards, etc. then Tim is the person to check out this time of year.

What else? Just prepping for Xmas. Taylor is excited this year. Keeps asking me if it's Christmas Eve. All she wants is a Piglet doll so Santa shall deliver.

I'll leave you with a photo from her Halloween party since I haven't posted in forever. She is doing so well in school. Paying attention, going potty, focusing, participating----we are MOST PROUD! Had her dressed in the cutest Halloween shirt but she insisted on taking it off. :)

btw--just had 8 inches cut off her hair. She looks darling but SO much older! eek.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Yes, I am alive! .... & Memory Box contest

It's been forever since I updated this poor blog. Just too darn busy to create AND post. Seems like I have to choose between one or another. Need more hours in the day.

I did create this layout for the current Memory Box contest. I love their products. The tree stamp around the edges is Memory Box and the mushroom stamp is Poppystamps. I colored in the tree with Copic markers. I also used Memory Box papers from the Twilight and Spiceberry collections.
Yep, that's me at the top. I think we look alike, don't you? My color choices were to play off the colors of the 70's. We've come a long way! lol.
Happy Halloween and fall season to you all!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Here comes Petey Cottontail!

Well, here's my newest craftiness--needle felting. He started as a pile of wool roving. Needle crafting is so fun! Not only is it fun to create these creatures but the startup costs are minimal. This is a WHOLE lot cheaper than scrapbooking/stamping. Thanks Michele and Tina for getting me started! He isn't my first little creature. I'll share those later. I just finished him tonight so I thought I'd share. Basically you take different colored wool and poke it with a barbed needle until you get the shape you envisioned. It's a little tough on the fingers. I have some small wounds. lol. He is mint green. Once again the only time I get to take photos is after dark. :( The first photo looks more accurate as far as color goes. He originally had loppy ears that hung down but it didn't look quite right so I ripped them off and reattached. It's forgiving too. I love this needle felting thing.

T and I hit the park today. She had a blast! It was like being let out of prison after this winter we've been having. I am just dying for spring to get here.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Happy pre-Valentines Day and sorry for the neglect

Geez, it's been forever. It's been so stinky with all this cold weather and snow I just don't feel like typing here but I'll share a Valentine.

Stamps are Character Constructions. I just kept adding hearts to the sleeves. Reminds me of the puffy shirt episode of Seinfeld. Used tons of Stickles so it has a lot of sparkle that doesn't show on the scan.
I've learned a new craft--needle felting! It's really fun. Basically it's sculpting little characters from wool with a barbed needle. I'll share some things eventually.