Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Altered Art Dolls

We will be having a very white Christmas !! We got a ton more of snow , ten inches !! So we now have piles of the white stuff ! I managed to check my mail , didn't think the mail man would of been able to even deliver mail , but he did ! Guess it's true the rain , snow , sleet thing !!! I was pleasantly surprised that my issue of Somerset Studio Gallery ( winter 2011 ) arrived ! Mine was a little late as the first one they mailed out never arrived ........someone else must be enjoying that issue !! So I paged through it and there were my little Altered Art Dolls I had created ! I had used copies of some vintage photo's I had of my dad , aunt and uncle so it was very special for me to see them in the magazine !

Well , I am off to shovel a path so I can get out and about for the day ! Thank you for stopping by ! I still have some things I still need to take care of for Christmas yet too, I always do and I still have not learned my lesson on doing things ahead !

Monday, December 6, 2010

Holiday !

I have been trying to get some of my Christmas decorations up ! I am scaling back from what I use to do , and this year my hope is to focus even more on what Christmas is really about ...the birth of our Lord & Savior ! This is from TruthMedia , a women's daily devotional , "Many are unfamiliar with the fact that our word "holiday" comes from an old English word whose original meaning was Holy Day . Though our secular society seeks to drain all that is holy from Christmas leaving little more than tinsel and toys, eggnog and elves, we can bring back a sense of sacredness to the holiday. You can click here to read the devotional entirely !

Hope everyone is having a creative and warm day !!!

Vintage glass Christmas balls , bell shaped ! Are they not adorable ? Blessings to you !!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

My Town

Just thought I would post this little news clip from CNN News , about my town , Williston, North Dakota ! Yes it has been crazy here for awhile ! It can be a good thing or a bad thing , depending on how you look at it !! I have to say it's been a benefit for my family, so has been good. I feel bad for those that do have trouble with finding a place to live or stay , has to be very hard , especially families . But I am also thankful for the jobs it has provided for many that have also moved here !
I am not able to post the actual movie on my blog...bummer , I have no idea how to embed something , tried several things & to no avail , nothing worked ! So if you want you can click here and it will take you to it ! Sorry !
And yes ... I do live in a small town with nothing in it ! As far as shopping goes all I can say I am so glad for the Internet !

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Taste and See

Thanksgiving week is here .... I have been super busy getting things ready for guests to come , but now because of our weather , it's not going to happen ! So now on with plan B ! Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving , we have many things to be thankful for ! Today I am thankful to have a warm home , and simple things in life such as food , family and friends and lots of craft supplies :) !!

Will close with this:

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.

Psalms 34:8


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Just A Reminder !!

Just a little reminder for anyone who forgot !! Just in a bling style !!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Little Night Owl

My sister mailed me an adorable punch ! She loves to quilt and paper crafts also , she got this punch & loved it so much she sent one to me !!! So I had to make a family of them !! Some are a bit off , but I was just "playing" !! Punch is by Stampin Up , and so easy to use !

On another note ................................ woke up this morning to a whole new world ! Winter Wonderland ! Opened my garage door , big big giant drift ! And I still have all of my pots outside yet to put away and my patio furniture is still out ! I guess I was living in denial , thinking if I left everything as is the bad weather wouldn't come !! ha ha , was I wrong ! Super windy also , so that is why there are fall leaves intermingled with the snow ! This is really early for us to get snow , just hope it is not a preview of the up-coming winter !!!

I know what I will be doing today !!! Shoveling !!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sweet Package !!

Ever go to your mail box and to your surprise there is a parcel waiting for you that is nothing but fun !!! I was on Facebook a few days ago and I saw one of my sisters "friends" and the post had a photo of Amy Butler fabric , well anyone that likes Amy Butler fabric has got to be a friend of mine too , so I clicked on like for Four Winds Quilting , a great little quilt shop in Billings , Montana !!! So if you are ever going through you will need to stop or visit there web site !!! Little did I know , when I "liked" there shop on Facebook I was also there 100 th "like" , so I was the super lucky one to get this adorable bundle of Amy Butler fabrics !!! How fun is that ?

I have been adding more things to my Etsy shop , this morning I posted a pillow that has DREAM spelled out in vintage white / cream buttons. A smaller size pillow to tuck into a nook or in with some other little treasures to add interest or softness !!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Book Addiction!

Need I say more ? Yes , I have a book addiction and I realized the other day the I really need to do something about it ! I love fabric , paper and books ( magazines to , are they considered in the book category?) !! I am sure some of you can relate , being able to have that adorable piece of fabric to have on hand to enjoy or that new line of paper that just came out !!! Anyone else ??? Or am I the only one?

I decided that I need to part with some books so I will list some on Etsy , and if any one out there & you see a book you would love to have just email me !! There is a link on my sidebar . Contact me through my blog and they are $5.00 each plus shipping. Will do book rate if you would like to keep costs down or if they can fit in a flat rate box for several , will do that !!

Have a fabulous and creative day !!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Garden Goodness !!

Days go by so fast , or is it me ? Trying to accomplish way too many things !! My youngest daughter & I made some salsa .... we may have to make more , it is just toooo good ! I am sad that we did get a frost a few days ago , and most of my garden froze , yes I live way up north , and I was hoping my buttercup squash would have a chance to grow, guess not ! I covered everything with sheets , but to no avail it all got bit ! It got down to 23 degrees ! So we are going to make chow chow with the green tomatoes ( you add to pinto beans , very yummy ) !!

Have been also trying to get things listed on Lollishops and Etsy ! Listed one of my altered wire dress forms , the one that was in SomersetHome .

Trying to finish up a dresser that I have had stored in my garage for awhile !! So I better get back to projects...... have a wonderful weekend !

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Back Home !

Back home again from the Junk Fest ! Was a lot of fun and sold lots of things , saw tons of fun things , met some wonderful vendors ! So glad the weather was great ! Above photos are from my booth! If you wee looking for some junk.... there was a lot to be had !! Just a few photos of some of the vendors , I didn't even get a chance to get photos of all of the places! A definite JUNK bonanza !

Now I am off to get my house back in order !! Have a fabulous day !

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Creative Girl

Just checked out the blog party over at Creative Girl.... a lot of blogs to check out !!!!! Click here!

This could take some time ! But is always fun to come across some great blogs out there !!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend ! Flowers above is what I was working on today !

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Distress and Grunge

In one of my recent posts several comments were wondering about the Zutter Distressing tool and also grunge board. So I thought I would answer those inquires . I purchased the Zutter Distressing tool ( Distrezzer ) a few months ago, make distressing things go a lot faster when you are making a lot of things . They cost around $35 to $40. Has a little button on the side , hold it in and away it goes as you slide your papers through. Mine has little black scuffs on the top , it was like that when it arrived, made me sad , but I didn't want to send it back and wait ! I guess I am impatient !
I have to apologize for the really really bad example for distressed tags, just could not get a good photo, but has a tag before and after , it does a great job in distressing edges on any kind of paper. Makes it look thicker ! Grunge board has been around for quite awhile , by Tim Holtz. You can buy pre- cut shapes or cut your own , I cut a lot of mine in my cuttlebug. A package is usually around $8.00 if I remember right !!!
It is very flexible and you can do just about anything to it, sand it ,paint it & whatever your little heart desires, it can take it ! A great embellishment on so many projects.So it is a lot of fun to work with ! I cut out some flower shapes from the Tim Holtz Alterations die , I then stamped each flower with a french text stamp,
To add color I just used a stamp pad ( I used Tim Holtz stamp pad) , your fingers will get messy , but that's half of the fun !
When done with that I also used a little glimmer mist for some sparkle ! When done you just curl the edges with a pencil or dowel to give them some shape. Just have fun creating !!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Joining Paperie Party !

Paper .... love it ! So many things to create from it ! I am joining in on the Paperie Party over at The French Cupboard. This past week I have created some altered cans using some vintage French postcards from The Graphics Fairy !Also working on some tags, photo is at the top , this is a larger one ! Has a birdcage die cut from Tim Holtz .

made paper flowers for some other projects :

And I made some tags for my youngest daughter's birthday ( was yesterday) she turned 25 !
Off to check out all of the other blogs that have joined in on the Paperie Party ! Thanks to The French Cupboard for hosting this !
Have a fabulous & creative weekend everyone !

Monday, August 23, 2010

Vintage Postcards !!

Stopped over at the Graphics Fairy the other day and saw this post ... Swoon is right ! I love old postcards ( found here), thanks so much Graphics Fairy for posting them !! So of course I had to print them off !! I printed two sizes on cardstock. I already had some tin cans waiting to be altered into something much better !! So I got various papers and treasures to embellish with. I distressed the edges of each postcard with my Zutter , makes it so quick & easy !
I like how it gives a distressed look on the edges , I also used some chalk on the edges before I put the postcard on the can . I added different little embellishments , some were little rolled edge flora , very easy and quick to do

When I was all done with my cans I used a hammer and my trusty little awl to make clean holes on the sides and attached wire for handles. I also used some grungeboard on some of the tins , vintage papers, and various brads.

So I am linking with The Graphics Fairy today on brag Monday ! Hope you have a fabulous & creative day !!