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!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Photos From the Yard

Hi.  I hope everyone had a nice weekend!  I'm just sharing a few photos of the yard that were taken last week.  I hope to get some photos of the backyard this week!  Have a wonderful week!

Baby robins that flew the nest a few days after this photo was taken.  I waited a few days to make sure they didn't come back and I moved the dead basket with the beautiful nest, still intact, to a tree in the backyard.  Hopefully it will be used again.  It wouldn't surprise me if a mama dove takes it over.

Front porch.  I think it's going to be the last year I'll be able to use the pyramid.  It's literally on it's last leg due to rust.  I had to paint it with Rust-Oleum.  I love the vintage swan planter I got for a few bucks at a flea market last year.

I saw this Medusa plaque at the Elizabethan Gardens in North Carolina last year and I had to have her.  She's so cool and really makes a statement!

I bought this cute fox planter at Pier 1 for $9.99 and the fake mushroom collection is one of my favorites.

Cute gnome with some new purple coneflower plantings.

More mushrooms.

Linking up with Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose Roses of Inspiration Linkup #21.


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!