Monday, October 18, 2010

More stuff....

We had a nice fall day yesterday at the apple orchard (pumpkins and pony rides) and a stop at the park. FUN!!! In another week we will be watching another of the grandkids (4 year old Bryce) one day a week. Becca Rose and Bryce will have a ball together!!

Well, a miracle happened last week. I actually finished a project and had it in the mail with TWO weeks to spare!! Amazing! These are my pages for Lenna's "Love" themed skinny book. I had fun with this one. I love the background papers (both new purchases from a trip to Archiver's last weekend with the girls!) The first one has a grungeboard swirl at the bottom painted with crackle paint and some really cool old coat check tickets. Decided on a romntic Paris theme for this page.

I cut this paper so I could use the chandeliers, hand, number and glitter swirl. I added the romantic photo, transparent heart, white rub-ons, jewels, the keyhole and the music tissue tape.....which I love!

This is a photo of the minibook we made at one of the Tim Holtz classes we took at Stampaway in August. I took me long enough to take pictures! I still have to get photos of the jewelry pieces we made at the other class. This book is fun....grungeboard covers with a metal framed sentiment and layered metal charm flowers. The closure is a cool swivel clasp with a typewriter key charm. We attached a key to the handle of the little suitcase!

The pages are various pockets and flowers and tickets and photo frame trims.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A few new things.....

Well after a gentle nudge from a friend, I figured I should update my blog.....long overdue. I swear not working has made me lazy (or is it lazier?) But I do get to spend more time with the grandkids now. Of course they are in school now and all busy with football, cheerleading, baseball, hockey, soccer, etc. (Jim keeps a schedule of all their activities to make sure we make the rounds!) Since our 20 month old granddaughter is the only one not in school we do get to see her quite a bit. And when little Becca Rose is here, she keeps us BUSY, BUSY!!! She is such a little "Sweet Pea"!!

I have been trying to get caught up on all my art commitments, so here are a few things I've done recently. These are the charm dangles I made for a swap (31 of them!!) Can't wait to see what everyone came up with.....should be able to make a nice bracelet.

These are the gothic arches I made for Nancy Maxwell James on the PaperWhimsy site. We had to make arches using the phrases "Begin the day" and "When nightfall comes" and of course use images from paperwhimsy....which I LOVE!

This is from a class I took at Stampaway in August. The canvas front opens and you can hang keys inside. I still need to finish the backside of the canvas, but this is it so far.

These are the pages I made for Heather's skinny book "Women Who Dared". I chose Amelia Earhart. The rose is an Amelia rose and I put a tiny compass on one side of the little tab. The keyhole frame on the second side has an image of Amelia covered with a piece of mica and the frame is aged with Tim Holtz dabber paints. Boy these books are going to be so awesome.

These are inchies I made for a "Recycled Inchies" swap. I used vintage pattern pieces collaged on the back and the front is old lace trim, mica scraps and an old button. The strips of copper tape were cut for an earlier project, but I decided the tape was too narrow, so got to recycle those too!

This set of skinny pages is for Trudi's book. Her book is all artist's choice, but she likes zetti/whimsy, so this is what I came up with. I had a lot of fun working on these.

I still need to take photos of a few other things I've done recently. I was lucky enough to take two classes from Tim Holtz at Stampaway and both were awesome. In one we made a really cool grungeboard minibook in a little suitcase and in the other we made four pieces of jewelry. Tim is such a great teacher and so generous. In one class he gave us each a pack of grungeboard shapes and in the other a full set of his stamps! And the best part is he supplies EVERYTHING you need for the class....right down to the scissors and glue! And now that Michael's and Hobby Lobby carry a lot of his new stuff, I've been stocking will hopefully have more stuff to show off in the near future. Well, I doubt anyone has made it through this whole post......guess this is it for now!!!