Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Christmas Images!

Hi everyone!  How is everyone doing?  I don't know about everyone else, but I'm super busy right now!  Where did the time go?  It feels like I was passing out Halloween candy yesterday!  Anyway, here is some more Christmas images to use with your artwork.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas ATC Swap #1

Hi there!  Just wanted to show the gorgeous ATC and tag I received from Kimberly (ArtJoyStuff) and the card I made for her.  Please go check out her beautiful blog and her beautiful art.  You won't be disappointed!

What Kimberly Made For Me

What I Made For Kimberly

Monday, November 28, 2011

Etsy Christmas!

I wasn't sure if I wanted to show what I listed in my Etsy shop, but I'm so proud of what I created thanks to the kind words and encouragement I received from friends, family and fellow bloggers.  My favorite thing to create are the altered bottles.  For some reason I just love to pick out what I'm going to put on top of the bottle.  There are so many things out there you can use like old and new ornaments, bird houses and bird nests.   The list can go on and on.  What are some of your favorite things to create on the holidays?  

Pink Poinsettia Wall Hanging

French Inspired Heart (Kit from Little Pink Studio)

French Snowman Ornament

French Inspired Lace Tree

Monday, November 21, 2011

Vintage Christmas Botanicals

Hello!  I just love these Christmas botanical's and I just wanted to share them with everyone.  My favorite, of course is the Christmas tree.  Do something crafty with them or frame them! enjoy!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Attacking the Project Box!

Hello!  I wanted to show everyone my first chair project with burlap and my grapevine wreath.  I bought this huge coffee burlap bag in the summer and I've finally put my brave face on and "reupholstered" the seat. I really like how the seat turned out!   Sometimes it take me awhile to try something new, because of my long-standing confidence issues.  How many other bloggers out there struggle with confidence????  The grapevine wreath has been sitting in the basement forever!  All I did was add some burlap, handmade flowers, ribbon and some butterfly's.  What do you fellow bloggers think?  I would love your opinions!  Hugs to all and have a wonderful week!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Shadow Box Done!

Yea!  Another project is done!  I only bought this shadow box from Red Lead Paper Works hmmm two years ago!  I should be working on Christmas projects for my etsy shop, but I'm on a roll of finishing up old projects.  I originally painted the box yellow, but I repainted it with vintage white and added some Tim Holtz stain and a little green paint to it.  The fern in the middle is a Martha Stewart sticker, but the other two ferns are real and sealed with wax.  The fern on the left turned an interesting color when the wax was used.  The only things that were added was the little bird, a butterfly and some flowers.  I love it!  Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Done at Last! Nature Album!

Check another project of the list!  I started this nature paper bag album two years ago on a stormy August night and I finally finished it!  I know this post  has nothing to do with Halloween, but I just wanted to share.  I would probably do a few of the earlier pages differently, but I do like the finally result.  I love to add lots of "stuff" to my projects!  What do you guys think?  Anyone else working on non-holiday projects right now?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Swap

Hello friends!  I just participated in a really cool Halloween bag swap over at The Bloggerette Sorority.  My partner was Karen at Karen's Monday Musings .  She sent me an awesome bag filled with some wonderful crafty and candy goodies.  Thanks again Karen!  The second bag was what I made for Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff .  Go and check all three blogs out!  Have a great week fellow bloggers!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Na - Da Farm Event

I had such an amazing time at Na - Da Farm this past weekend.  This was the first time I have ever took an overnight road trip by myself and it was a lot of fun.  Catching up with an awesome Dean Koontz book, eating peanut M & M's, and watching Ghost Adventures without the hubby's skeptic comments, who could ask for more!  I also met some really cool ladies and I finally got to meet the ever most sophisticated Alison from The Polo House .  I registered for three classes during my time at the farm.  Friday night was the first class.  It was called Avenues to an Artful Business, hosted by two amazing and creative women, Jeanne Oliver and Jennifer Rizzo.  The class was very inspiring and they both offered great tips on how to start your own etsy store, web business, and blog.  Saturday was my creative day.  The two classes I took were Vintage Art Journal and Mixed Media Art, both taught by Jeanne Oliver.  Both classes were absolutely wonderful!  Thank you so much for your encouragement and kind words Jeanne! 

My Art

Scenes From the Farm

I love these big paper flowers!

Jeanne and I (I know, bad picture)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Images

Hi everyone!  I thought I would share some great Halloween images for you to use for your Halloween artwork! I just love Halloween photos from long ago.  There is a creepiness to old Halloween pics that is really cool.  Enjoy!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

More Little Frames

I bought these cute, little frames in the Christmas section at Hobby Lobby last year and I'm FINALLY doing something with them. My vow right now is start and finish projects that have been sitting in my project box.  Too much money is being spent on various supplies and such.  This is such a waste of money!  Do you have a box of projects waiting to be tackled?  Anyway, back to the frames.  I distressed the frames with vintage white and basil green paint, attached   vintage French ads from a collage sheet that I bought from etsy, and tied on some pretty satin ribbon.  The frames look so pretty don't they?  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Altered Bottle Swap

Hello everyone!  I participated in a really fun altered bottle swap at The Altered Paper .  My swap partner was Mercedes .  The first bottle is what I made.  I tried to use as much vintage as I could.  The lace, doily, ribbon, and key are true vintage.  As you can see I used one of my favorite mediums, wax!  It's fun to heat up that melting pot and go!  I also tried my hand at soldering at the top of the bottle.  The 2nd bottle is what Mercedes made for me.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I just love everything about it!  The colors, do-dads, ribbon, and Marie image!  The beautiful bottle now stands proud next to my other Marie bottle!  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tussie Swap

Hi!  I love Tussies.  They are such fun to make!  I participated in a tussie swap in the Marie Antoinette Style Trade Group I belong to.  I decided that I would tag a stab at making a fabric tussie.  My sewing skills are basic at the least, but I tried the best I could and I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.  My inspiration was Mandy's Dior-like cone on her blog, a la parisienne.  The next tussie is what I received from Marie.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I just love the sweet birdcage with the adorable bird and the toile paper she used.  Thanks for taking a peek!