Yes, my life is in transition. I am now getting used to life as a widow. What will this bring? Time will tell.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Remembering Pamela

This is for the Lots to Do challenge
"It's All in a Name"


We were to use a name in our creation.

This is an altered CD using a cropped picture of my kitty Pamela.
Pamela lived with us for 17 years before she passed away.
She was the dearest cat. Very sweet but very shy of anyone
but me. This is from a favorite picture of her that hangs in my kitchen.


I had just bought a huge palm for the living room and had dismantled the
artificial ficus to make room for the live plant. Pamela had
made herself a cozy nest in the chair with the branches.

For an old lady she lead an adventurous life in her later years.
In 2004 we bought our RV and toured the United States and Canada.
We were full timers during that time. And, Pamela went along
for the ride. She was a good little traveler.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

oooooh! I Like Working with Black


One Powerful Hour's challenge this week is "starting with a black background". I did a black ATC with the images stamped in white and embossed in white. I didn't even get too many white specks on the background. Those little bags that you rub over your surface work pretty good. I used a star burst punch to make a stylized moon. I live at the beach and that is what this ATC represents. I hope.

Just for fun here is the reverse using a white background. I think I like the black better.

For a little more fun. Here are a couple of beach pictures for you. These were taken in Hungtington State Park very near where I live. I buy a season pass for $25 and use it to explore their beautiful park any time that I want.
















I like this picture of the stump. Brilliantly sunny day at the beach.

Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Daydreaming Fairy

Flutter By Wednesday
Challenge


I have lots of butterfly stamps but hardly any fairies.
This pretty little fairy is a clipart image. She
is stamped on vellum. I used colored pencil and metallic gel pens
for color. The base card is metallic copper with a nice
texture and the background is clouds in beige.
After positioning little miss fairy in the sky, she looked funny
just floating around up there. It was supposed to look like
she was daydreaming on a cloud. Maybe some cotton for
her to dream on would work? I think it worked just fine.
They are hard to see but the there are tiny beads around the
border of the card.

Speaking of butterflies, I have lots of them fluttering by in the
garden. They lite here and there on the blossoms. They make a
beautiful decoration on a flower.
While I was having coffee this morning on the side deck
I looked up and there was a squirrel peaking over the edge of roof watching me.
They play on the deck all of time. I have a huge Hickory tree right there and they have
a built in jungle gym. I guess he was patiently waiting for me
to leave so he could have his play area back.

Enjoy

Monday, April 27, 2009

A Bunny Birthday

This is my card

For this sketch

for Inspirational Card Sketches challenge

I'm trying to do 2 things with this card. First, make cards for the last of my DT
CowTown Stamps images since I didn't get all of the cute bunnies
stamped before Easter. Then I'm thinking, uhm, why not show how
they can be used for something other than Easter. O.K.
And, of course, complete the challenge. I must tell you this sketch
intimidated me big time. But, this is why I do these challenges. I want to
stretch my boundaries and learn.

I came up with a "Bunny Birthday"
The CowTown bunny is stamped and clear embossed on yellow CS.
The only other colors I used are green and pink and a touch of blue for the eyes.
The coordinated DP is from Making Memories, only I got mine at BigLots.
Ribbon and buttons complete the design.
There I did it!


JUST A NOTE

Inspirational Card Sketches is having a Design Team call. Check it out.

AND

A Thank you to Laurel of CowTown Stamps for the beautiful ribbon she gave
to her DT. I've used a piece of it everyday since I got it. I love it.
Thank you Laurel.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Favorite Day of the Week

Today there will be no paper art posted because I'm going to be out
in the garden playing in the dirt.

A picture of my new bottle brush from last year. After this past winter's many
days of freezing weather, my poor little bush froze. I cut it back to
about 4" from the ground earlier this spring. Yay, it's coming
back with tiny leaves all over it.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

DogGoneStamps Blog Dog Walk


Official Starting Time: 10 a.m.

Welcome to the DogGoneStamps Blog Walk. This is where you can visit each of the Design Team
members and see what we do with these wonderful stamps. So, come on, lets go!!!

Aren't these just the cutest images? But dogs are just one of
the creative collections that they make. As you stroll with us, you
will see what I mean. The complete line can be seen here.
Check out the 20% OFF SALE going on now.

Flower Girl


I think she is beautiful. I wanted to showcase the image, so there isn't a lot of embellishment.
I did the coloring in water color using markers, layered image onto DP and attached
a shear ribbon and fabric rose.
Now doesn't she make you want to "stop and smell the roses"

This is one of the many stamps on sale for 20% off.

Your next stop will be Sandy at Paper Funtastics.

Laurie at Paperville, the last stop, will be offering Blog Candy.

Links to all of DT members are listed in my sidebar
under DogGoneStamps

Enjoy






Friday, April 24, 2009

Having a Hot Time in Myrtle Beach

You might have heard that we are having a fire here in our area. Fortunately, it is several miles to the North and on the opposite side of the waterway from us. But, unfortunately, several homes have been lost or damaged. We were in town this morning and the smokey skies are so much worse up there. They are saying it is 50% contained at this time. But, contrary to what the national news is reporting Myrtle Beach is still open for business.

Paper Arts Mingles & Challenges Group and Blog
has posted Challenge #8 "Inspirational Flourishes"
hosted by Sara.

Here is my DT sample


My inspirational flourish is used as leaves for a blossom. I used one flower from a
floral bush and divided it into 2 blossoms. The decorative corners are done
with a corner punch and backed with this wonderful glitter paper. I received
several samples from Sheri a stamping friend of mine from Cardmaker.
We both like sparkle and glitter. I really appreciate her thinking of me. Of course,
I've already placed an order with Joanne's. They also carry glimmer chalk, I ordered
some of that also. I'm just going to sparkle. The inspirational sayings are from
another one of those $1 mini stamp sets from Michaels. We would all be happy
to have you join us in this challenge.

Rosie-Dees Challenge for this Sunday
is St. George the Dragon Slayer.



The main image is from a copy of a poster of St. George slaying the dragon.
I distressed the edges with my scissors and an emory board.
I layered it on to a piece of mat from my
Once Upon a Time stack and the blue is part of another mat. The coins are
from an unknown stamp in my collection.

I'll be seeing you tomorrow the 25th for our
DogGoneStamps Blog Walk.

Enjoy










Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blog Candy Alert at Stamping Vacation

"Am I kidding you? Not a bit! This is special candy. Very sweet and donated by Amy at AJ'sCountry Stampn's!" says Denise at Stamping Vacation.
Visit AJs here. Some nice stamps are on sale for $1.00

Posies


DogGoneStamps

The groups sketch challenge for this week


The DGS stamp is from the new Grass Set that just came out. The base card
is bordered in gold. The next layers and bit of
sparkle trim are from my handy dandy Once Upon a Time mat stack.
The image and edge of the oval are embossed with
gold. The gold lame' leaf ribbon is a favorite of mine.

NEWS:

On Saturday, April 25th, DogGoneStamps will be having a blog walk. You will be able to visit all of Design Team members and view cards made just for this event. Keep track of what you see and which creation that you enjoy the most because......on your LAST STOP there will be BLOG CANDY. All you have to do is leave a comment saying which of the cards you
enjoyed the most.

Enjoy your day.

I'm going to do a little gardening. I swear my thumb is getting greener everyday. My part time neighbors arrived last night from Cleveland. Yay, I don't have to water their yard today. More time for me.




Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Small Creations


The Small World of Inchies & Twinchies
This week's challenge
"Good Luck"



The image is from
The Graphics Fairy

I printed it after I added the caption "Lucky in Love" . By mistake I printed it on light gray
instead of light beige. I added more beige by distressing it with Distress
Vintage Photo ink. I highlighted the flowers with pink colored pencil and attached
a paper rose blossom. Looking at it now, I guess I should have lightened the
image some.

One Powerful Hour
Theme "Circles"

This one had me stumped for awhile. I browsed through my stamps and I
could find very few circles to build the theme around. Think....Think....
Ahhhh Ha!. Rember back in the 70s when Coke came out with
their very popular song "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"?
That' s what I decided on for my circle theme and I could use
my world stamp from Auntie Amy. I added some color to it with colored pencils.
I cannot find where I got the group of people. I have to keep better track
of these things. The caption is computer generated. The people and
caption were printed on DP. I had left a space for the globe to be stamped.
A little edging done with black pigment ink and done.

I must admit it took me a couple of days to come up with something.
But, when I started making the project I finished and cleaned up
in the hour per the challenge instructions. I like this challenge blog
very much. So much that I answered her call to be a Guest Designer while
she is in the process of relocating. I didn't think it would happen because
she really didn't know me (I had yet to do a challenge). But, after checking out my blog, I
was accepted and assigned a slot in the rotation. I'm happy to say that I
will be posting my OPH challenge on May 14th. Yay!!!

Later today I will be posting the Winner of Challenge #7 at
Paper Arts Mingles & Challenges both on the web page and the blog.
Sara will be hosting Challenge #8 to be posted on Thursday.
You are all invited to participate.

Enjoy

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fluttering By on my way to a Stamping Vacation

Flutter By Wednesdays

The challenge this week beside using a butterfly or fairy is to use die cuts or
punches. I had to put my thinking cap on for this one. I don't have
many die cuts or punches. I decided to do the card and worry about
that small detail later. I started with lavender CS for a base and the rest of the
card is pretty much just one sheet of DP. The flower and buttons that I used
as my image came from a corner of the DP. I popped up one side with a
pop dot. I chose another area to cut to size as a panel. The butterflies are fabric trim.
You really can't see it but this card is covered with glitter. Glittered border,
background dots, buttons,flower, leaves and on the butterflies. Small oblong pearl
beads make the butterfly body. To solve the the die cut/punch problem
I punched out 3 hearts from a darker area of the DP and adhered
them to the top right corner and, you got it, applied glitter.
In real life this card just sparkles.

Stamping Vacation



You know I write every one of Denise's challenges on my calender.
I just don't get to do them all. Her blog features something
different every day. One that I did get to do is "Bugs". I started
with a orangey red CS for a base. I did the DP pretty much the
same as on the previous card. The cute little ladybugs are
another of my oldies but goodies. I'm surprised that it has lasted
for all of these years. It's just a very inexpensive foam stamp that's
getting sort of squished. One of the ladybugs is popped up with a pop dot.
I had cut his legs off because thought they wouldn't fly with their
legs hanging out. Would they? It looked so funny that I hand sketched
a set for him on the DP. Cut the flower to fit the edge of the panel. There
is a sheer strip of ribbon at the fold . No glitter this time.

We went to Walmart this morning. The drive to get there was beautiful.
Blue sky, trees in several shades of green, the shoulder blooming in red, yellow and
purple wildflowers and herons in the ponds along the way. I missed
seeing the swans this morning. They usually can be found
floating in the pond by Lowes. It really is beautiful here.

PAMC the blog

Andrea has posted a very interesting tutorial on making a background.
It's so easy but very artsy.

Enjoy.

Monday, April 20, 2009

One Background paper - Two looks and Remodel Update

I have a collection of these 6" squares of designer paper that I
use quite often. I usually buy them in a bundle as scraps. I've found
them to be quite useful to have in my DP collection.

I do have a problem with all of this beautiful paper. How
to store it! If you would like to share your storage
solution with me, please leave a comment. I'd really love
to see how you store yours.



This is the current sketch from
Inspirational Card Sketches

And this is my card

This card is done with a vintage flair using stickers. I even
knocked down the shine by rubbing an ink pad over the ribbon.



This is the second card

I submitted this card to the RubberStampChat forum
for their April Sketch Challenge.

As you can see I used the same color base card and the same antique map as the
background. I just noticed that the sketches are similar. The darling Doxie stamps
are from CowTown Stamps. If you like Doxies this is the place to go for
stamps. Laurel has pages of the them.
It turned out that I even used similar themes for them. The first card
I call Travels and the Doxie card is Doxie on Vacation.
Uhm, lots of similarities here and I didn't even realize it until
I posted them.

Here is a helpful link for you. 1st floorflatcomputery
is full of easy to understand information on computers and how
to protect yourself. There are also links to hers and many
other interesting pages showing collage art.


Remodel Update
Susan is having this new central air and heat installed in her home. Since it is a house built
in the early 1900s, she has to be creative with where the duct work is going to go. This duct is in her master bedroom closet. She says it's almost all installed.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Something Special for a Sunday

Angelina



She is an online stamping friend of mine. I met her through
Cardmaker. She just sent me the loveliest card.

This is the envelope that it came in. Can you believe all
of the stamps. Maybe it's because it came all the way from Russia.
She got my name in a swap and I was so happy to hear that I
would be getting a card from Russia. I found out that her
postmaster said delivery would be about 2 weeks. Well, how about
4 weeks to get here.

But, it was worth the wait. Isn't it beautiful?

I love it. Thanks Angelina.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

It's Either Black or White


Today is all black and white. It is one of my
favorite color combinations. Although I usually
use one more color as an accent

This is for Krista's "Card Stamp Challenge" at My Sketch World forum.
The challenge is to use a stamp to make our own background
paper. And for the "Lot's to Do" challenge which anything black and white.
I used a stamp called Umi by CowTown Stamps.
I stamped at an angle across the card base in black.
The pretty silhouette is clip art from Dover Publications. I have 4 to choose
from and I picked this one because the flowers on her hat are the
closest match to the Umi blossom. In my software program I resized
the image and put it inside of an oval. The embellishment is a
scrap of netting tied with black thread and more Umi blossoms.
One black and white finished 2 more to go.

The second card will be sent to Cards For Heros for their call for
Father's Day cards. I will be adding a batch of misc. cards along with
the Father's Day ones. They are in need of cards for any occasion and
put out a special call them.

This isn't really black and white. I fudged and the card is done
in black, gray and silver. The silver shirt is from a set of stickers. The silver strips
and dots are leftovers from the shirt. The panel is pale gray with
black stripes. "dad" is stamped in black with my ancient
Stampin Up alphabet set.

My black and white Inchie is for a swap that I'm in.
The Umi blossom is from my first try at stamping a background
for the first card. I grabbed it back from the scrap pile. The white
base of the inchie is stamped in
an all over swirl pattern. I did the stamping before cutting the
card stock into 1" squares. The silver leaves are cut from
a strip of ribbon. And a clear crystal gem is the flower center.

Enjoy

Friday, April 17, 2009

If It Blooms, Bookmark It.

Gee, I'm so corny sometimes!
My blog title refers to making a bookmark and a floral themed card.

We'll begin with the Floral Card.


I really like how this one turned out. I'm glad because it is being submitted
to three different challenges.

Rosie-Dees challenge "Blooms"
Cute Card Thursday challenge "Floral Fantasy"
My Sketch World Kim's "3 in 1" challenge
Kim's challenge was to use two of these three items. Cosmo Cricket
paper, a black card base, handmade embellishment.
Well, I have 2 of the 3, I don't have any Cosmo Cricket paper.
What kind of stamper am I anyway? No Cosmo Cricket!

The paper for the panel is from one of those scrap bundles that you
can buy. I think mine came from AC Moore Craft Store. They are featuring
a sale and free shipping at their online store until April 30th.
My flower embellishment is a variation on an earlier version of a
hand made newspaper flower. I've distressed it with
a reddish ink to match, assembled it and used an old
earring for a center. Silver metallic gel pen outlines the panel and
areas of the design are also highlighted with the gel pen.

A Child's Dotty Froggy Bookmark

A challenge from Mel on the Cardmaker Forum. Her blog is
called Mels Basket of Blessings.
She does beautiful work and has some great tutorials.


My bookmark must be for an older child. It looks a tad grown up
to me. I used chip board accents, Teal Green ink for the stamp and
frog image. The black dots are done with a pencil eraser and the
others are Green Glitter Gel Pen. To keep them even I lined up
a ruler. They turned out much more evenly spaced and straight.


And why don't you click on over to
Paper Arts Mingles & Challenges blog look at
the DT samples for this week's "Wings" challenge.
And, if you scroll down the page a bit you will find a few tips
that I posted this morning.

JUST A NOTE: I would really like it if more people left comments. And, thank you to all that do comment on this blog. I love reading them. And, then I can visit your blog. I like doing that, too.

Enjoy















Thursday, April 16, 2009

A New Challenge

Today was my turn to host the weekly
Paper Arts Mingles & Challenges
challenge for the week.

I chose the challenge of WINGS



This is my sample.
The image is clip art and the beautiful back ground paper is
another piece from my mat stack from Big Lots. I just saw something
similar listed on another site and it was on sale for $15.95. I paid $3.
It doesn't show well but I used glitter on the wings and
added a little more glitter to the paper. The lavender
crystals are self stick.

You are invited to join the group and play with us.
Put those wings on and fly over to PAMC right now.

I haven't done a DogGoneStamps card in quite a bit now. So here is
one using their new stamp Martini Girl.


Isn't she a doll. I kept this simple but wanted to use a vibrant
color. What is more vibrant than red. The image is colored with
glitter gel pen. I layered the image
on a panel of black and then onto a red base over a piece of self stick ribbon.
The olives are clip art. The tooth picks are a very high tech tool that I use
in my stamping. Really, they come in handy.
I used Crystal Lacquer to give the glass dimension.
Cheers.

And, now my Twinchie for
Small World of Inchies & Twinchies

This week's theme is Easter. I couldn't resist using the cute bunny ears and Easter
egg from CowTown stamps
just one more time. I had so much fun designing cards around those darn
bunny ears. It's funny when I first received them I wondered
what am I going to do with these. Well, I found lots to do
with them and so did the other girls on the Design Team. They were
really fun.
This was really easy to make just green ink embossed with clear EP and layered on
a piece of printed paper. The green grass, use your imagination, is
trimmed from an artificial floral bush then the untidy ends
are hidden by ribbon. That was the hardest part of making this,
finding the right ribbon to use. I really wanted a teal
green but I don't have any in my stash.


I'll be on the PAMC blog
tomorrow posting a Tips and Technique for everyone.
See ya there.

Enjoy


I just received the nicest email

I just got a personal thank you from one the recipients of a card that was made for
Cards For Heros. This is a wonderful cause that Lora started at Cardmaker. She gives us a date and what is needed and members make and send the cards to Cards For Heros to be sent on to the military.
I'm walking on air right now.

I just had to share that with you. I'll be doing my regular post later on today.

Wow!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The More the Merrier....

That is the name of a new challenge blog that originates from the United Kingdom. I can't believe I've met another person from South Carolina, Janet. Gee, our names are even similar. They have an unusual prize here. Popular vote determines the favorite and that person gets to post the next challenge. I thought that was interesting.

The first challenge is - Theme Birthday - Use no more than 4 colors including base card - At least 1 stamp and one embellishment, no ribbon. I think I got that covered. I used the current sketch at Card Patterns. So a two-fer.



I love the soft colors of the checkered paper. I decided black and white would work well. The cute dog, bone and paw prints are from one of those clear stamp packages that you find in the craft stores. The sentiment is from another $1 set.

Next is a card for the Sketch Saturday challenge. I like this card very much.



And, best of all the stamp came in an order as a freebie. I had already stamped this image to find out what it was. I decided to use it instead of tossing it (the stamped image not the stamp). The color is Yellow Cadmium Liquid Chalk by Color Box. I found compatible designer paper and layered according to the sketch. A sentiment, sheer ribbon and crystals completes the card.

I think that's it for today. Tomorrow I'll be hosting the challenge for Paper Arts Mingles and Challenges. Stay tuned.

Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Denise is Keeping Me Busy

This is kind of an iffy one for me. I'm not sure I like it that much. I must say, the more I played with it the more I like it. This is for Denise's Just Sketchy challenge. The wheel barrow stamp if from CowTown Stamps.

Denise is also celebrating 15,000 hits on her challenge blog with Blog Candy. Be sure to stop by and sign up. There is some pretty tasty candy available.

Tomorrow is Tax Day and also on April 15th Addicted to Rubber Stamps is having a one day sale on Hero Arts.

Yuk, this morning I have a dentist appointment. But, yesterday I did something fun. I picked up my ticket and book "We Are Our Mothers' Daughters" by Cokie Roberts. She was coanchor for ABCs This Week interview show. She will be speaking and signing her book on May 27th. And I'll be there. Our local book store Litchfield Books sponsors these wonderful events.

Enjoy.

Monday, April 13, 2009

I'm Getting A Late Start Today.....


I hope everyone had a lovely Easter. I did, it was quiet and relaxing. If you can call Lorne banging around in his bathroom putting in his new shower quiet. It is really going to be nice when he's finished.

I also heard from Bob and Bruce our very good friends from our old neighborhood. I haven't talked to them in
quite awhile so it was a real treat to hear from them. They were spending Easter weekend taking a short trip in the motorhome.

This is a card that I did for the Inspirational Card Sketches. The stamp is from Fairiesong and the butterfly is an old stamp from some forgotten set. I've used it many, many times. Sometimes it is just the perfect accent. This butterfly is stamped in Distressed Ink Tea Dye on a scrap of designer paper. There is no coloring involved. The rest of the card is also from one of those wonderful mat stacks. As you can see there is more distressing.

My daughter is moving right along with her remodeling project. This is a picture of the new Master Bedroom.




The heating and a/c system is being started today. She says 5 to 7 more weeks. I bet she'll be glad. They are all but camping out down there.

This a picture of Ranger and Shadow seeing what's going on. I can't identify the cats.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Makes My Heart Smile award and a Plant or Two


I was just given this award by
Linda
Lindy's Slice of Life

Currently, on Linda's blog is a picture of her Easter Cake. Oh, it is
beautiful and looks so yummy. She even gives us the recipe.
If you want to share Linda's creations and learn a little about
living in England be sure to visit her blog.
Thank you Linda you
Make my heart smile.

Now I get to pass this along to five others.

Laurel
CowTown Stamps News

Laurel is the owner of CowTown Stamps and I credit her with giving my
stamping a whole new direction. I went public for the very first time
on her store site. I met Laurel by placing an order. She made me feel
so comfortable that I sent her a card made from one of my purchases.
She said such nice things and added it to her gallery. What a boost that gave me.
Thank you Laurel.

Audrey
Audrey's Cards by Design

Audrey is my very first online stamping friend. Audrey is a very special
lady and keeps very busy with her church and helping the children's orphanage in
her town. By the way, Audrey retired to Mexico. How exciting is that?
She set a goal for herself for the new year to be on a design team. Well, Audrey
is now on three teams. And, has recently opened her own gift shop.
Way to go Audrey.

Lora
This, That and Whatever

I love Lora's sense of humor. She is the new administrator at the
Cardmaker Card Swap Forum and she has performed wonders.
It was always a nice forum but after Lora started improving it, it is
now a Great Forum.
Thank you Lora.

Riley & Mom
Riley Coyote Creations

I've really just started visiting this blog. Gee, I don't even know Mom's name.
Maybe she will let me know. But, I love her blog. Not only does she share
her wonderful creations with us she also treats us to wonderful
photos of her dog Riley. It is with much pleasure that I visit her blog to see her
latest artwork and to see what Riley is up to now.
Thank you Riley and Mom.

Jenna
Inky Whisker's Musings

If you ever need help with a stamping problem Jenna is the one to see for help.
This woman is a walking encyclopedia of stamping knowledge. She is a member of
Rubberstampchat and she has helped so many of us with our
stamping questions. Her motto is:
"I love to stamp & I love to share what I love with other stampers".
She lives by those words.
Thank you Jenna.

Denise, the only reason that you aren't listed in my five is because
you are on Linda's list. But, I do want to say thank you
for all of the information, help and encouragement that you've given me.
Thank you Denise.

Here are my purchases from the FFA High School Plant Sale.















There are Cosmos, Wave Petunia, Begonia, grass, parsley, dill, ground cover and more that
I can't name without the tag in front of me. The nurseryman said the dill would
reseed itself and I might be kept busy pulling unwanted dill. I got it anyway
because I love its feathery foliage. I'm just waiting for it to get a bit
warmer outside before I go out and play in the dirt.

Happy Easter

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Vicki's fantastic blog candy .....

is here.



Winner #1 gets this



Winner #2 gets this.


It's easy just go to her page and follow her instructions.
You have until Feb 18.

Scroll down for my Saturday blog.


Thunder and Lightning, Oh My

A very brief storm passed by about 1.30 a.m. I'm sorry to say that it got Lorne and me up out of bed. For about 20 minutes we had quite a show complete with light, sound and action (rain). The thunder rolls are quite long here. You can here them as they roll out into the ocean. We were lucky again and our area was on the outer fringes of the storm.

Paper Arts Mingles and Challenges has a new hostess and challenge for this week.
Jennifer has selected Altering a CD as her challenge.
This is my sample.

Mine has a Victorian look using lace, fiber, pearls, jewelry pieces and tiny roses.
It's hard to see but across the center is a piece of necklace that I
made with my hot glue gun and glitter. It worked for the crafter
on "Crafters Coast to Coast" but not for me. I did pretty good
making the swirls in the necklace. My problem was with getting a
proper fit. Well, if you must know, it also needed to be somewhat
better looking. Even if I didn't master the art of making a
necklace I can make a pretty decent embellishment.

This morning Denise at Stamping Vacation has posted a very
interesting challenge. Her Viva La Difference - "Pop It" doesn't sound
that unusual until you read a little more of the instructions. Her card has
5 layers popped out and it is wonderful. I'm going to rise to the
challenge. Pop on over there and join in the fun.

Enjoy

Friday, April 10, 2009

Dressed up Kitty and Butterfly



This is the stamp that I started with. It is a stamp from CowTown Stamps.


And, this is my inchie for the InchyxInch challenge Cats.


I have several cat stamps because I'm a cat lover.
But this is the only one that I could use just part of and
have it look right. She reminds me of my
Pamela except for the blue eyes.

My Butterfly card is doing double duty today.


Rosie-Dees Butterfly challenge

FlutterBy Wednesdays
Fairies and Butterflies only

Enjoy.