Sunday, May 17, 2015

Some Pretty Things To Share

Hi everyone!  It's been awhile since I posted (sigh).  Gardening and outside stuff having eating my time up.  I'm sure it's the same story for everyone else!  I'm not complaining, I love to plant and pot flowers, because it takes my mind somewhere else and I created a lovely butterfly garden which turned out so cute.  I share photos later.  Anyway, I have been doing a little bit of creating, particularly right before bed.  Not sure why, but I get a second wind around 9-10 o'clock pm.  Is it me or does anyone else get that "second wind?"  :) Below are a few creations for challenges and swaps that I participated in.  Have a wonderful week and thanks for looking!

The card below is what I made for this month's Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge.  The theme is "mother."

I also participated in my first pocket letter swap!  This is so much fun!  This swap was hosted by the  Lunagirl Facebook Page.  If you're interested in swapping pocket letters, click on the Lunagirl link and the Facebook link will be in that post.  The theme was "Fabulous Faces."  My swap swap partner was Corinne.  Below is the gorgeous pocket letter she created for me.

This is what I created for Corinne.

I'm also sharing three weeks of Tag Tuesday tags.  The tags are "holes", "wildflowers" and "music."

I also created another tag with some scrap stickers that I had know idea what to do with, so I created this cute tag.

I'm linking my post up to Stephanie's beautiful and inspirational Roses of Inspiration Linkup #20.  There's always beauty and inspiration to be found on Stephanie's blog, so please take a peek!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lunagirl Moonbeams Creative Challenge Theme

Hi!  Just a quick post.  I wanted to share my creation for the Fascinating Faces Creative Challenge Theme at Lunagirl Moonbeams.  I made a mixed media collage on a flat canvas board.  I've always loved this photo of this woman.  I have no idea who she is.  If you know who she is, please share!  She looks like a flower fairy doesn't she?  Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Taking A Week Or Two Off

Hi everyone!  I'm going to be taking some time off from blogging for a week or two to catch my breath.  Between being completely busy at work to catching up with spring cleaning and other house stuff, I just don't have the time to visit all of your lovely blogs and it almost seems like I have to meet my own blog deadline!  Blogging is supposed to be fun right?!  I'll continue to participate in swaps and create (I really need to do some of my own stuff like scrapbooking my past vacations, which I love to do, but have put it to the wayside for so long!), but I won't be posting swap photos and scrapbook pages until I get my ducks-in-row.  Anyway, enjoy these pretty, spring-like images!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tag Tuesday (Late) and Some Other Pretty Stuff

Hi all!  Happy Saturday!  I know I should be outside working on spring cleaning the backyard, but I'm not raking leftover leaves when it's windy.  At least I got the bird feeders full for our chirpy friends!  Didn't Scarlett O'Hara say "tomorrow's another day?"  Well anyway here is my tag for this week's Tag Tuesday  theme.  The theme this week is "Signs of the Zodiac."  I choose to base my tag on my own astrological sign which is Taurus.

I also participated in another challenge at Lunagirl Moonbeams.  The challenge theme is "Spring Chickens."  I used a Lunagirl collage sheet actually called Spring Chickens.  You don't have to use a Lunagirl image, but I always do, because her collage sheets are lovely anyway.

Next are a few fun swaps I participated in.

This lovely Maude Fealy paper doll came from the uber talented, funny and sweet Marie Antoinette.   She let me pick the theme, I kind of have a girl crush on Maude.  I'm sure most off you crafty ladies and gentlemen do too!  I'm in the process of making Marie's doll, It's my first one.......I'm working on it as soon as I post Marie!  I promise!

Isn't she beautiful?

The lovely atc's below are what I received from Kimberly (ArtJoyStuff).  The theme was "Fairy Garden."

From left to right:  Sherry Createology, Amy Yma's Fun and from Jewels Welsh (no blog.)

The next swap I participated in was an Easter swap that Vivian (Vivs-Whimsy) hosted.  My swap partner was Catie An (Catie An & Company).  This beautiful Easter basket is filled with all kinds of goodies.   I just love the bunny and the card below too!

I just love Ms. Bunny, isn't she beautiful?  Catie took a broken bunny and attached everything to a vintage Avon talcum powder can.  How creative!  The card she sent is totally me, so vintage!

Goodies that will be put to good use!

Luscious trims and lace oh my!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tag Tuesday (Late) and Easter Cards

Hi Friends!  Just a real quick post (on vacation).  I just wanted to share my tag for Tag Tuesday and a few Easter cards.  This week's Tag Tuesday theme is "Easter Bonnet."  Thanks for looking!  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lunagirl Challenge and Tag Tuesday

Hello!  I just wanted to share a few things with everyone.  First is the Creative Challenge Theme at Lunagirl Moonbeams.  The challenge is "Flappers."  The flapper image I used below is from a Lunagirl collage sheet called "Flapper Glam."  I decided to make another mixed media piece.  I painted a wood frame with silver paint and covered the paint with a ton of silver glass glitter.  I then added a piece of scrapbook paper, washi tape, flowers and old brooches.  I painted around the photo and smeared some antique white paint on the photo as well.

This week's theme over at Tag Tuesday is "Dreams."  I love this photo of Maude Fealy.  It does look like she's dreaming about something doesn't it?  Hmmmmmm, what could she be dreaming about?

Thanks for coming over and taking a peek and leaving your wonderful comments!  I'm linking my post up at Stephanie's blog The Enchanting Rose, Roses of Inspiration Linkup #12.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lunagirl Challenge and a Easter/Spring Swap

 Good morning!!!!  Tomorrow is the first day of spring!!!!!  I don't think I've ever been this happy to see Spring Begins on a calendar!    Anyway, I just wanted to share a few things that I created over the last few days. 
Below is a mixed media piece I created for a Lunagirl Craft Challenge.  The theme was "Fruit and Flowers."  I chose an image from a Lunagirl collage sheet called Birthday Card Flowers & Birds.  I love ferns and roses, so I thought this would be the perfect image to use.  I was going to make this a wall hanging, but I think it looks nice on the little, wood easel.  I believe the cabinet card frame is a 7 Gypsies book cover to make a mini album.  I sprayed the cover with some Tim Holtz spray ink, stamped the corners with my absolutely favorite doodle stamp,  glued little pieces of paper from an old French gardening book, painted and added the wood piece at the top, sprinkled some silver glass glitter and embellished with a fairy, flowers and a butterfly.

The box below was created for an Easter/Spring swap at Viv's blog Viv's Whimsy.  I loved creating this box full of Easter/Spring goodies for my partner Catie.  I used the Graphic 45 paper line called Botanical Tea and just added everything else.  The woman at the UPS store told me to wrap cardboard around the bird, so I'm praying that the bird and everything else stays intact.  I worry so much about a package making it to someone in one piece!

This little round frame was originally a glossy white, but I decided to paint it with yellow chalk paint.  I added the silver glass glitter, purple flower and cute bunny image.  This was included in the box of goodies above.

I've been having so much fun creating cards lately!  This Easter card is for my swap partner Catie and is also included in the box above.  Don't you just love that sweet image with that precious lamb?