Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lunagirl Moonbeams Challenge and ICAD

Hello.  Just a quick post!  I participated in another fun challenge at LunaGirl Moonbeams.  This month's challenge was Marie Antoinette.  I created the card below and it's on it's way to an awesome blogger who's birthday is right around the corner!  Below the card is another nature themed ICAD (Index Card A Day).  Tete, my friend, here's another creepy image for ya! :)  There was a question regarding the index cards.  The index cards are the plain ole' 4X6 size that you can buy anywhere.  They can become a little flimsy if you ink or paint them, so you might want to tape two cards together.  Well, that's it for now!  I hope all of you have a wonderful and creative rest of the week!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer of Color 2015 And ICAD

Happy Sunday friends!  I hope everyone had a wonderful and creative weekend?!

Below is this week's Summer of Color 2015 creation.  The colors this week were green + green + pink.  The aqua green color turned out to be more blue than green, but I didn't want to start over, so I left it as is.  I used a canvas board and a wooden frame from Michael's.

Another ICAD creation.  I'm having a lot of fun going with a nature theme with these blank index cards.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

More Challenges And A Swap

Good morning!  I swear, summer is just flying by........It's getting to be that time to start creating for Halloween!  Yikes!  Anyway, here is my weekly challenge and sometimes swap post.

Last week's Summer of Color 2015 "colors" were red, red + metallic.  For some reason I thought of Scarlett O'Hara and her opulent home after she marries Rhett Butler.  Below is what I came up.  I Don't know why Scarlett's face has a smudge of aqua on it.  Our cameras do funky things some times!

The Tag Tuesday theme from last week was "faces."  The woman on this tag certainly has a stunning face doesn't she?

The Tag Tuesday theme for this week is "friendship."  I just love the cute photo of the two little girls and the quote is so true!

I'm continuing my nature theme with my index cards for Daisy Yellow Art Index Card A Day 2015.  These index cards are so much fun to make and if you're in a creative funk right now, go check out the link and create some index cards!  There are prompts you can follow, but I'm kind of doing my own thing.

Once you create one pocket letter, you'll want to create more!  This is a great way to use your stash!  Altered Pages hosted a Facebook pocket page swap and the theme was anything.  I chose a beach theme and below is what I created for my partner.

My partner, Lyneen James created this really cool African safari page for me.  I love all of the little elements and since I'm a BIG animal lover, it was right up my alley!  :)  If your interested in the whole pocket letter craze and would like more information you can go here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Challenges and A Swap

Hi!  I can't believe I'm posting twice in one week!  I participated in a few challenges and an atc swap, so here goes!

Below is a Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge called "shoes."  I decided to use an old shoe ad from a Lunagirl collage sheet called Vintage Ads III.  I decided to make a card for this challenge.

Next is an ArtJoyStuff (Kimberly) atc swap.  The theme of June's atc swap was "My Own Style."  Below is what I created.

These are the lovely atc's that I received in return.  From counter clockwise:  Little Treasures by SylviaLiz - Lululiz in Lalaland and Jeanie Hatch (no blog).  

I'm also participating in ICAD (Index Card A Day), but not everyday.  I make these pretty, little pieces of art when inspiration strikes or when I have a few extra minutes to play.  

Monday, June 29, 2015

Much to Share Part 3

Good morning all!  A lot going on right now, so not much time to create a blog post.  Here are some things that I've created in the last few weeks.  With work, birthdays, yard work, etc. winding down a little bit, I'm so hoping to catch up with weekly blogging schedule!

I love decorating and making stuff for July 4th.  I don't know why, but it's fun and I love the colors and the fun, vintage ephemera to play with!  Below is a wall hanging that was created using a plain ole' wood frame from Michael's, vintage sheet music and postcard, paint, stencils, large bow, glittery stars and vintage seam binding.

Below is a collage I created for week 2 of Summer of Color 2015.  The colors for week 2 were pink + pink + orange.  Pink and orange remind me of the beach, so I created a beach collage.

Week 3 colors of Summer of Color 2015 were purple + purple + yellow.  I have a couple of awesome French fashion magazines from the early 20th century, so I decided to incorporate an old French ad with the purple and yellow colors.  I love how this turned out!

Below is a tag from Tag Tuesday.  This is a few weeks old.  The theme was "Out of Our Comfort Zone."  I really don't do a lot of stamping and water color pencil stuff, but of course I have the supplies!  So I decided to stamp and water color.  I had a little bit of fun!

Another Tag Tuesday creation.  Last week's theme was "On the Ocean Wave."  I kind of messed up with the theme.  For whatever reason I thought it was more of a beach theme.  Oh well, my mistake......Before I created this tag, I should have went back and read the prompt again.

Below is another ICAD (Index Card A Day).  The index cards are a lot of fun to make.  I'm not making them everyday, just when the time strikes.

Hooking up to the following linkup parties:

The Enchanting Rose :

Cook and Crafting With J & J :

Modern Pilgrim :

Oh My Heartsie Girl :

Crafty Allie :

Living Intentionally Simple :

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Much To Share (Again!)

Hi everyone!  I have much to share again!  Thanks for coming back to take a peek at my creations.  Have a wonderful week my friends!

Below is week #1 of Summer of Color 2015.  The color combos for this week is blue + blue + green.  I created a beachy, summer-like collage.

Below is a two weeks of Tag Tuesday.  The first theme was "Fruit" and the 2nd was "Arrows."

Next is a few index cards I created for the Daisy Yellow 2015 ICAD Challenge.

A few cards...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Much To Share

Hi all!  I should be watching the Blackhawk's game, but I can hear the hubby from up in my craft room, so it sounds like they just scored two goals within a matter of minutes.  Anyway, I just wanted to share some swaps and challenges I've participated in (picture heavy).  Thanks for taking the time to come over and say hi and to leave your nice comments!

Lunagirl Moonbeams Challenge: Black and White.  I used an image from a Lunagirl collage sheet called Civil War Ladies and Gents.  I wanted this mixed media collage to look like someone found this long lost piece of art in their attic.  I pulled out the silver leaf and gelatos, which were both very fun to play with.  I placed the photo on a decorative wood frame from Michael's and painted it silver and then added washi tape, scrapbook paper and embellishments.

Kimberly (ArtJoyStuff) Join the Circus ATC swap.  The first photo is the atc's that I created.

From left to right are the atc's I received from SherrySylvia and Jane Palmer

Two weeks of Tag Tuesday.


Down On the Farm

Pocket Letter Swap hosted by Corinne.  The theme was to make a pocket letter however you liked.  Below is what I created for my swap partner Tamie.  I used the Forever Green collection my Prima.  I absolutely love this line!

Below is what Tamie created for me.  Isn't it beautiful?  I love the colors, quotes and the girl in the middle!

Is anyone participating in the Daisy Yellow 2015 ICAD challenge?  The idea is to create an index card a day from June 1st to July 31st.  The idea is to create a little something everyday to get those creative juices flowing.  You can follow prompts or do your own thing.  My inspiration is Tina Jensen.  She has made the most beautiful index cards. Please go to her blog and take a peek.  Below is my first card.  I titled this card "She Loved Nature."  I'm going with an outdoor, nature theme.  I'm not sure if I'll have time to make one everyday, but I'm going to make as many as I can!