Sunday, July 31, 2011

I've been BIZZZZZY!

I've been a BIZZY BEE these past few weeks. Bought a Sizzix embossing/die cutting thing and have been totally involved creating fun die cuts.  I invented "Holy Roses".... cute flowers made from an antique Bible. I'll post a few pictures here but you can't really see through my packaging. I used them on some greeting cards and already sold one in my shop.  I'll post some close ups next post.

Have a wonderful summer day!

Here are the flowers all packaged for merchandising.... You can kinda see them.
 Here's one of the cards. Also used vintage lace, images, button and ribbon.
 And another card....
 Here's the little table I covered with a quilt, to show off my cupcakes, journals, cards, etc.
 Here's the wall. I've sold so much, it's almost bare! Hafta switch gears and squeeze out those acrylics. I've got a great idea for a teapot painting. Plus! I still have to bring in my "Pup-Cake" paintings (with Molly, my Saint Bernard, and a cupcake.) Barbara suggested I make a stack of cupcake paintings on a raised cake plate. Looks cute I think.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

First Mini Album

So... here is my very first mini-album I made just yesterday for my 8 year old niece. Lots of fun. I left much undone, and slipped in extra die cut papers, flowers, ribbons, etc. for Hailey to work on herself. I started it, she gets to finish it. All in all, it was a fabulous training! Oh... and I designed all the papers myself in Photoshop.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A TAG Book

I've been decorating tags this week and suddenly came up with this idea. I love making journals. I love making tags. Put them together.... tada! a TAG JOURNAL, blank and ready for to embellish. I've even left the strings in the tags. (They are real shipping tags.)Listed today on ETSY.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bingo Art Journal

Whoot Whoot! I just finished this sweet BINGO CARD art journal! It's a fun piece with over 50 sheets of heavy 100lb art paper. I designed a fun collage for the back page which I laminated for extra strength.  Now for sale in my ever expanding ETSY SHOP!  Stop by and take a look!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

a Freebee from Me to YOu

I found this delightful little book "A Calendar of Friendship", dated 1922, at a wonderful garage sale today. I scanned all the images and have produced an 8 page jpeg digital download on Etsy.There are seven pages of four images, and one page of the cover. That's 28 fabulous graphics!

But I'm giving away this page. Simple cut and paste it, or drag it to your desktop or document.Then, you can cut and paste any part of the pages... just the graphics, the sayings, or the whole thing. These will make fabulous tags!
Sending Peace, Love, and Joy
Sweet Blessings,

Friday, July 15, 2011

Getting Active with ETSY!!

OK...I'm hopping on board the Etsy train! I listed several things yesterday. Gotta clean out my overflowing stash of art supplies!  Check out my listings HERE.

Here is a preview:
SOLD - Thank You!

 A sweet little journal to jot down your dreams, hopes, art ideas, etc.
 Another little journal made from original seed packets.
 A fabulous wooden cigar box!
SOLD - Thank You!

I won over 100 of these Copic markers on eBay last month, not realizing how many were duplicates. So, I've listed those as well!
SOLD - Thank You!

PLUS! There's lots more. I'll be cleaning out my stash(s) and listing every day!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Greeting Card Art

I've been having so much fun since school let out this summer. No more classes on my schedule. No more writing assignments or watercolor portfolios. Don't get me wrong! I love school! I'm excited to be learning (at my age)! I'm just loving the unstructured time.

And, as usual, I'm all over the map. Haven't touched my Sacred Madonna painting this week. Instead, I've been working on some watercolor pages to make into greeting cards. And, in the middle of that, I got an idea about creating a collage including Molly and cupcakes. My hubby thinks I should call them "Pup-Cakes".

I'll play with these prints in Photoshop, and will include phrases, quotes, etc.

What do you think?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Ta DA! Yummy Yummy paper play!

Well, today I finished a beautiful piece of work, if I do say so myself. I was commissioned to create a beautiful, thick journal for an art presentation. Well, Beth and I have had fun, emailing back and forth, sometimes over-the-top with ideas. Finally, it's done!

Beth created the front and back covers using a yummy thick book board. She decorated it with a beautiful border and a sweet bird looking in.

Inside, is 20 luxurious, yummy, tantalizing, thick, 300 pound watercolor paper pages, measuring 12 by 12 inches. (Enough to drool over! True watercolor eye-candy!) She also asked that I mount a blank sheet to the inside front and back covers.  Her plan is to use this journal as her portfolio for her own art work. I can't wait to see how it looks chock full of her beautiful designs.

I love working with the deckle edged paper. Even tearing the pages was a treat! And I love how no two pages are exactly the same. The deckle edges peek out around the edges.

The binding is huge! 1 1/2 inch clear coil, so the book will open and lay flat.

Like I said, a beautiful job!  Thanks Beth for letting me create this for you!

Oh... and here are the pics!

Oh... just for desert... here's little Molly taking a nap on my bed.... (I don't know which I like better, the 300lb watercolor paper, or Molly's tummy. Nope, no contest. Molly wins!