Tuesday, March 30, 2010
She said ...
The daisy card is fabulous. I too have 'leftover' cutouts from my Cricuting projects and you have given me a new idea for using them. I'm new to 'beading' ...thanks for the inspiration.
I will be contacting you for your address and sending out your blog candy soon!
Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my blog.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Penny Wise Arts is a wonderful community of crafters, artists and fun people from all over the world. It is the friendliest Yahoo group around. I hope you will want to join our group. We love to share not only our art but our life as well. We have been around since 2003 and plan to be here for many years to come. We have monthly swaps of all kinds that revolve around these little beadie wonders.
***If you visit every blog in the Hop and leave a comment and your name will be put in a "hat" for a wonderful prize at the PWA blog. ***
O'So Sticky Tape cut from the 6"x 6' mega roll
Butterfly from Paper Inspirations
Stazon Ink - Black Jet
If you have any questions please be sure to e mail me.
Now for some fun. I have blog candy. Just leave me a comment and a way to contact you if you win. Be sure to leave your email address in the following manner so we can cut down on spammers ... your name at IPS dot com. I will use the random hat thingy. The winner will be notified Tuesday evening.
To visit the next Hoppening place click here to see what Jennifer is doing with beads.
Here is the card I made for the Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge.
What a great sketch for simple and quick cards. If you'd like to join this challenge or see the others cards made click here.
Here is a close up of the image that I colored.
It is actually Saturday but I wanted to keep the PWA blog hop at the top of my page.
I hope it is as gorgeous outside where you leave as it is here.
Here is the card I made for the Stars and Stamps them challenge.
If you would like to join this challenge click here.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Ok so I went to Wal Mart and found these sun catchers marked down to $.25. I couldn't pass that up. Of course when you look at the finished product you will see it is not the blank butterfly as in the first picture. I didn't think to take a picture of the daisies (bad me) but I did want you to see what the sun catcher was like before I started.
I began by painting the back side of the sun catcher the color I wanted to show through on the front.
This isn't a very good picture but perhaps you can see the sparkle of the beads. Be sure to come back for the PWA blog on Friday.
Have a wonderful Thursday.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I saw these sewing kits at the Dollar Tree and decided to make them new. They came in a rigid plastic box with fragile plastic hinges that didn't hold very well.
The pattern paper and cardstock are from Close to My Heart. The flower and pearl are from Prima. The ribbon is from details & accessories. The glass beads within the flower are from PennyWiseArts and I used Sure Tac to adhere them. You can find the link to PWA on my menu bar.
Monday, March 22, 2010
These pictures really make me smile. I was so shocked when I walked into the kitchen and found Gus eating while he was laying down. Something you can't tell from these pictures is that Gus has only 3 legs. I'm not sure if he is just tired or hurts. But he is such a card look at those sad puppy eyes. It's a dogs life for sure.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Here is a very simple card I made over the weekend. I cased this card layout over at Two Peas. I can't seem to stop making them. By changing the colors and images it looks totally different. I will be including this card in my next box to OWH shippers.
I make cards for our nation's heroes because it is a very small thing I can do to honor the men, women and their families that are risking it all for my freedom. My father took part in the attack at Iwo Jima many years ago. I never want to forget his service to our country. Now that he is no longer with us it is a way to pay my respect to those long ago heroes.
Please leave me a comment and then hop over to Windy's. She has a wonderful card to show you. I have been going to her blog for inspiration and I'm sure you'll find some too. Click here to check it out and to keep on the blog hopping trail.
Thanks for joining us.
PS Please consider joining us in making cards for Operation Write Home.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
This month I am having the honor of being the design team member to have my projects displayed at the PWA blog. Please be sure to go check it out and let Suzanne know you visited.
There are some really inspirational pieces done by my fellow design team members.
Just click here to check it out.
Coming March 27th there will be a blog hop over at PWA so be sure to mark your calendars so you don't miss it. I will put more details on this blog when they become available.
Until then I hope you enjoy this card.
This is called the lace technique. You use a piece of fabric lace, two colors of PWA beads and O'So Sticky tape.
Remember the OWH Springbreak Bloghop on Saturday!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
All the craft kits I put together (50 in all) for the retreat were a big hit. We crafted until the wee hours of the night or maybe I should say morning. I don't get to craft with others very often so this was pure heaven to me.
So back to business.
Here are a few things that were made with my kits. I will add more in a later entry.
Here is the outside of a photo album.
I'm so happy to be back !