Welcome to my blog. My blog is mainly for the sharing of the many projects I make either for swaps, for gifts or just because I was inspired by something I saw on the internet and wanted to give it a try as well. I hope you enjoy what you see and if you have any questions be sure to send me a comment.

Monday, December 5, 2011

I'm a VivaLasVegastamps winner!

Thankful Pig

I entered VLVS' monthly theme for November
and my card was the winner. The theme was
Thankful and I couldn't resist some Thanksgiving
humor.  You had to use at least 1 VLVS image in
the artowrk.  My prize was a $25 gift certificate
for the website.  I'm thankful to this inspirational
little pig!

Friday, November 11, 2011


It seems appropriate today, to post images of a card for one of my yahoo groups monthly lottery.  The theme is Thank You and the person who themed the lottery gave suggestions of Thank You cards for military troops.  I also decorated the inside to allow room for a brief note.

Veteran's Day

Ssgt. Rachel Cazier, USAF
My family has served proudly throughout history in the US and Canadian Military.  From great-grandparents, grandparents, father, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and for myself, 2 daughters in the US Air Force.  We are proud of those who have chosen to devote themselves in the service of others past and present.  I have a daughter still serving in the Air Force currently assigned to North Pole, Alaska. She has served 4 deployments to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.  We salute her and all her fellow troops for service to their country.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thank You Card

Just made this thank you card for the gal who sent me Tim Holtz's grunge board alphabet and icon sheets as a RAK It took a little while for me to get the inking of the letters the way I wanted them.  I used Tim's Distress Inks with a base of the Honey stain. These inks tend to murk and blend together since they are water soluable. But I think I'm happy with the final outcome.  It's the first time I actually did anything on the grunge board. And I used the pearl sticker design in white on another project and went back and bought some in this satiny beige color.  Embellishments are my weakest link.. but the more I use them the more I "get it."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Tags

Halloween Tag Pockets

This swap for my ATC Fun Yahoo group was a tag swap.  Once I looked at all the Halloween papers I had I decided I wanted to do something more than just a tag, so created the pocket to hold the Graphic 45 Alice in Wonderland images.  I love how they turned out.

Steampunk / Tim Holtz Tag

Steampunk Tag

I made 7 of these for a swap on the All Things Tim
Yahoo group swap. I am so pleased with how they
turned out.  Usually once an idea is in my head I
quickly work it out and do it.  I am not always
pleased with the results and later think, I should have
done this or that.  This project I went slow on.  I had
a dummy tag that I tried everything on first before
following through on the actual tags.

Halloween ATCs.

Graphic 45 papers and MemoryBox
die cut out.
"We're so misunderstood" Witch

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Fun 2011

Halloween House

Welcome In


Enjoying the Art

    I love printed papers as well and am pretty obsessed with Graphic 45, 7 Gypsies and the vintage lines of Bo Bunny.  Add them together with Tim Holtz images and techniques and I'm really getting back into the groove of using my rubber stamps.  I have been doing a lot of creating with my yahoo art trading groups. Ideas for ATC's, mini-books, altered projects like houses, spoons and what have you are just running in circles in my head.  There are also SO many blogs and websites to look at.  It's a crazy snowball ride.. you click one link, which leads you to another and then another...  well, you know how it goes.

Altered Steampunk Projects 2

Box with Accoddion Book
Inside Accodion Book w/random web photos

Altered Steampunk Projects 1

8x8 Frame

Altoid Mint Tin