Thursday, February 28, 2008

You Make My Day

The lovely, and talented, Kris over at Retro Cafe Art Gallery listed me a recipient of the "You Make My Day" award. Which is just so sweet of her. But then, if you know Kris, you know that she's a sweetie. A bit sarcastic and funny (funny ha-ha, not excuse-me-I-have-to-go-I-have-a-pie-in-the-oven, funny) but a sweetie, nonetheless.
Here's how it works, I have to pick three blogs to pass it on to. And after some thought, here's who I decided on:
D'Blogala because she does these amazing journal prompts on Friday that I NEVER miss. And her blog is always full of glorious eye-candy. And by eye-candy, I mean art. Not good looking men shoveling snow with their shirts-off. Although, I wouldn't say no to that either.
Bel's Nook is my second pick. Have you seen her amazing stuff? She has the greatest sense of color and is really adventurous in her stamping endeavors. Looking at her art makes me want to be more daring.
And last but not least is Dispatch From LA who always has lovely art and wonderful sense of voice in her entries. Not to be missed.

So, if you are one of the three I mentioned above--then it's your turn to pick three and pass it on. Just be sure to let them know via an email or comment so they can pick up their award.

I will be back tomorrow with art. I promise! Have a good Thursday everyone.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


I've been gone for a while--obviously. My computer needed repair and had to be shipped in and then fixed and shipped back. The whole thing took a bit of doing. It's funny how used to having a computer I've become. I had to keep reminding myself that 10 years ago I went without internet access and lived without constantly updating my ipod. Sigh. It was still difficult.
But in the absence of my computer I got my druthers together and started re-organizing my studio. I have to say, I was inspired by looking at so many other artist's lovely, organized spaces online. I had a good firm conversation with myself about the tornado ravaged mess of a studio and told myself in no uncertain terms that all that "stuff" languishing in boxes needed to be sorted through, labeled and organized. I am almost done. It's a big project--I'm even going so far as to sort all my little bits and pieces (like game pieces, buttons and beads) into containers with labels on them. When I'm done, I will post pictures here so everyone can see the results.
In the mean time, I did make this necklace and thank you card for my lovely Aunt Marie, who must have ESP, because she sent me a new paper trimmer RIGHT AFTER my old one broke. The images on both the card and the necklace are by Retro Cafe Art Gallery.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Have Kit, Will Travel

The challenge this month over on the GPP blog is a kit for your art journal. It was perfect excuse for me to dig out this apron that I got a few months back and had wanted to decorate it. It has nice deep pockets for my supplies and is perfect for rolling-up and sticking in my bag. The winged baby is by Retro Cafe Art Gallery. I attached it to a piece of fabric and then I covered it with a transparency and sticked it down. The buttons I made using Ranger's Glossy accents. I stamped the pockets using Memories black ink.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Last week was a bad one for me. I got sick with the flu and then my Hubby got sick. He is actually still sick, laying upstairs in our room coughing and keeping me running for OJ and soup. It's no fun being sick....and I didn't get hardly anything done this week because of it. Most of my time was spent washing sheets and towels and spraying things obsessively with Lysol. When people get sick I turn into Adrienne Monk. I just can't help it. All that sneezing and coughing makes me yearn for a hazmat suit!
I did manage to squeeze in a little art while my hubby was napping. Here are 2 cards that I made as part of my design team work with Retro Cafe Art Gallery.

I need to get hopping and get the rest of my valentines done, but first I'm going to get on ebay and see what a hazmat suit runs. They can't be that much can they?

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Heirloom Festival

My teaching schedules is up on the Heirloom Festival's site! You can follow the link, and scroll on down to register for classes. If you want to see photo's of the mini-technique book for both of the classes you can go on over to my flickr account (photos are labeled Perfect Pearls and Distress.) Here are the class descriptions:

Saturday, Class Area "B" 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Perfect Pearls Technique Tag Book with Wishful Thinking

Craving a little sparkle in your life? Well, Perfect Pearls are just the thing for you!
Come and explore their versatility while creating a technique tag book. We’ll learn 5 different techniques,
ranging from the basic image coloring, to the beautiful marbled metallic veins!
We’ll even get to play with the new Grunge Board as part of the process.

Cost $25.00 Supplies to bring: Craft Sheet, water bottle sprayer, heat gun, and glue pencil. Class Level: All

Saturday, Class Area "B" 1:30 –2:30 PM

Distress Technique Tag Book with Wishful Thinking

Do you love the vintage look? Wondering how to achieve it yourself?
Come and explore the wonderful world of Distress Products by Tim Holtz and learn how to achieve that well-worn vintage look
for your creations. We’ll be working with everything form the new line of Crackle paints, to his fun new texture hammer and
paper distresser, not to mention the new Grunge Board!
Learn seven different techniques all while creating a technique tag book for you to take home.

Cost $25.00 Supplies to bring Tape Runner. Class Fee includes basic tool kit. Class Level: All

I hope some of you will come and join me for lots of fun and shopping....I can hardly wait!