Friday, December 7, 2012

Ho-Ho-Ho- Santa is Here

Are you all ready for a little Ho-ho?  I sure am:) Here is a paper doll I created from an old Christmas card of my Mom's. It was a Hallmark card dated 1984. I scanned, printed and cut up a couple of copies, then re-assembled him. Painted him with Lumiere paint, added some glitter and  embossing powder for his beard and cuffs. I  exchanged out his walking stick and finished him off with a wreath instead. I made the wreath mini-style with a pipe cleaner from a package of pipe cleaners  purchased from the Dollar Store and cut it in half twisted the 2 pieces together and added some bling and ribbon.........wala instant wreath! So much more festive I think. What is your latest Ho-ho project? 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Little Bit of Christmas for You

Wow... I haven't done a post in along time here, it just seems that time has gotten away from me and I thought I better post a few of my latest Tags before the holidays have come and gone. I hope all is well with all of you and that you are getting into the hustle and bustle of the shopping and creating season. Time to decorate and put up the trees or whatever you enjoy. Wishing you all many blessings and love this month. Now back to the  shopping and creating part. Yep, all decorations are up with the exception of outside as we have been having some rain which I'm lovin' by the way:) XOXO

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Have A Charming Halloween

All Wrapped Up with Treats too!

Hi There fellow bloggers! Sharing a little bit of Halloween fun with you, as I recently participated in a Halloween Charm Swap over at  Vintiquities  hosted by the sweet Thespoena McLaughlin. It turned out to be a great swap and I had never participated in a swap of this type before so I had lots of fun creating.  Each gal made 15 Halloween charms and then they were swapped by our hostess. The object was to create a charm bracelet but I decided to use them to hang from my little Spooktactular  Boo Tree which graces my Art table in my workspace this time of year.
The Fifteen Charms I Created

A big thank you to all the Creative Artist that I received charms from, Tammy K,  Thespoena,  Deb Patrick,  Ginger Swanson,  Sandy Babb,  Dana James,  Kathy,  Lynn Stevens,  Jeanne Gripp, Virginia Abshire, Tina Schiefer,  Rhea Freitag,  Darci, and Lexi.  Happy Halloween girls and now off to decorate my Spooktacular Boo Tree. Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Bit of Spooktacular Halloween Fun

Halloween Postcards
Just Clownin' Around
Silly Clown
But Aren't I Cute? Grams Made My Costume
Shrine "It's A Wrap"

Hi there blogger friends! Are you all ready for Trick or Treatin'? I'm sharing a bit of Halloween fun and  with some of my latest creations. As you can see I have been busy between swap creations and costumes,  I'm sure I should have posted these before but as usual life got in the way and it didn't get done, funny how that happens to all of us:)   

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fairies Flying In For Fall

I there my blogging friends! I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying the crispness of Fall and all it brings. Thinking about Autumn, harvest and all the fall colors while enjoying a cool evening with a cup of hot spiced apple cider and fresh baked apple pie. Thinking about Thanksgiving and before you know it Christmas will be upon us with all the excitement of preparing for the holiday. All that being said I feel I better get busy. I just finished some swaps, and I'm  almost finished with my  youngest Granddaughters  Halloween costume.  Then I will start all the Christmas projects I have been dreaming about.  Meanwhile I will share with you a bit of Fall, and my latest Paper doll creations. Have great weekend and now back to creating!                                      

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Gift of Prayer Flags

What wonderful flags I received from 3 of the participants in the  Creative Swaps  group hosted by Lenna Andrews, I love each and every one. Here they all are, gently blowing in the breeze in my front yard as you come up the walk way. They whisper their prayers to the universe to spread Love, Thankfulness and Nurturing. Each is hand made by a genuine Artist with so much talent and love. First we have Terri's of Artful Affirmations and I have shown a close up below, Terri I just love this flag and I'm in awe of you beautiful work:) Thank you so much:)
Terri's "May You All Feel Love"
Next we have a beautiful flag from Jewels of  Just Tickety Boo and I love the image of the little girl and how she is holding the bouquet of flowers. Oh so sweet and plenty to be "thankful" for. Jewels I love your flag and I especially love vintage images of children. Thank you so much:)
Jewels "Thankful"
Next,  last but not least,  we have a wonderful flag from Jan Smith of  Jan's Arty Junk  with the word "Nurture" which we all need :) I love the metal bird Jan has added to the nest and all the vintage buttons, lace and trims. So creative and such a beautiful vintage looking work of Art, Thank you so much Jan I love it!
Jan's "Nurture"
I hope you have all enjoyed my gifts of Prayer Flags and be inspired to create some of your own as they make wonderful gifts for a friend or loved one and they represent a beautiful bit of Art from the Heart.

Friday, September 21, 2012

More Bits of This and That While Fall is Coming

Zetti ATC's
Mermaid Tags
Mermaid Tags
Mermaid Postcard Art
Mermaid Postcard Art

Mermaid Postcard Art
Well here I am again with a bit more of my "Bits of This and That " small pieces of Art finally getting posted so I can be caught up. It seems to be that is the way it has gone all Summer but hopefully with Fall just around the corner I can post some Spooktackular  fun, yep I know it probably isn't a real word but I love it anyway!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Bits of This n' That ATC's Paper Dolls and More

"Athena" The Mermaid Girl
"Stan" The Toucan Man
Art Prayer Flag "Nest 
Hi  there fellow bloggers, here I am with a few more shares, and yes I'm way behind in my blogging again but the weather hasn't been behaving and the heat has been unending until today. Finally a comfortable day compared to what we have had. I hope you all have been well, creative and doing something fun. These are my most recent Paper Dolls and  my Prayer Flag. These little works of Art have all been sent out in Swaps, except the Prayer Flag that will be on its way to Texas tomorrow for an Art Prayer Flag Group I belong to over at The Trodden Path, The link is on my sidebar if you are looking for a wonderful new site for Art Classes and such. Roses On My Table is my home Group for Art (my favorite) but I do pop up here and there, this girl just wants to have fun!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Prayer Flags for Today

Hi There my blogging friends, I hope your week has been a good one no matter how you spent it. Today I'm shing with you the Prayer Flags I created for Creative Swaps hosted by the lovely Lenna Andrews. We were to create 3 Prayer Flags with a word or theme  and these were mine. They were made with washed canvas cloth, muslin, scrim, burlap, sari silk ribbon and images printed on fabric sheets. I did some machine sewing and added embellishments such as buttons, twigs, feather, jewelry finds and misc objects. They were sized 5 x 8 inch to keep in the swap format. They are fun and easy to make and give. They are to be hung outside in the breeze and the prayers are to go into the universe like a blessing cast to the wind.  Have fun and  you create your own style Prayer Flag.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Missed You All, Blogging Break Over

Circus Theme
Furry Friends (Roxy and Ruby, my sweet babies) 
Hi to all my creative friends, I'm back from quite a blogging break. The honest truth is that it has been just too hot to do much, still not cool enough but getting better. I thought I would share with you a few ATC's that I have completed for Swaps but not shown, then in a day or so we will get to a few more fun things. I hope your summer has been great. I had a wonderful time at The Artful Gathering and that has been about the extent of it.  All I can say is time to play catch up and get busy!  I hope you all had a creatively fun and or relaxing summer!                                                                                                              

Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Bloggers Create Blog Party 2012 "My Creative Space"

My Latest Creation Along With My Muse the Inspirational Dress Form and Occasional Pin Cushion 
An Overview of My Workspace
My Singer Retro Sewing Machine and I Still Have My Mom's Feather Weight which looks like a Mini Version
Yes, Cartoons in the Backround, Grandchildren Visit:)
Music to Work By
Across From My Work Table
Another Overview
Behind My Work Table My Side Board now holds laces, linens and goodies to work with along with Jars of  Yarns, Trims and Book boxes full of Supplies
A Few Of My Favorite Things
My Beautiful Mom and Dad when he was  just a boy, love vintage family pic's!
My Mom's Baby Shoes 
Mom's Baby Dress and Shoes shown above
My Retro Singer on my Vintage  New Home Machine Cabinet ( New Home doesn't work)
Wire Dress Form Holding Post Cards from Swaps
Yep, Cartoons again:)
Cartoons, but then again when working I can watch a Movie or Videos from previous Workshops I have taken when wanting reference
Vintage Hat Box full of Laces
Storage for Books, magazines full of Great Eye Candy
Work Table purchased from the Goodwill with cut down curtains installed with spring rods and can be removed for washing and covers up more storage underneath on both sides with other side open
Work Table I added a Tape Measure to the edge, very handy, Sewing Machine Drawers to the left hold paint brushes, stamps, inks ect.
Double door closet with doors open for storage with shoe bags hung on the inside come in very handy. When I was Very young and a new Mom this was my Sewing Closet and inside was a machine on a narrow table I would sew on when the children were napping:)
Once was a bookcase, now hold jars of supplies, kinda like a candy store to me:)
To the left a shoe rack painted and used as a riser on the cabinet holds laces, yarns and seam binding ready to crinkle, to the right a bookcase holding more jars of eye candy, in the center a wood burning fireplace that faces the other room
Mommy Ny biggest Inspiration and Fan
Daddy You Always Believed In Me and to Follow My Dreams

Welcome to My Creative Space,  my newly decorated Studio  dedicated to my beautiful Mom and handsome Daddy who helped me become the woman I am today. It all began last summer in my Family room. All my life I have worked here and there within my home and I finally realized that I was wasting a perfectly wonderful room that really didn't get totally used as it should be. With children grown and grandchildren visits I wanted something family friendly to be sure. Starting out with repainting and a total furniture re-arrangement, it worked better than I expected and this is where I spend most of my creative time. I still have my wonderful sewing room that provides extra storage and another machine but this is my "work central". I would like to thank our lovely hostess Karen of  My Desert Cottage for bringing is all together  to share space, storage ideas and peek into each others worlds for a weekend of fun and friendships. Karen we love you!    Linking up to sweet Beverly of How Sweet The Sound too.