Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hello, it has been forever !!

Oh my , it has been forever since I have posted ! Where do the days go , I have had too many projects to finish up ! Fall is here & winter on the way ! Tonight is the time change , we fall back an hour ! I created a Treasury List on Etsy of some wonderful clocks in honor of the time change !! I tried to post the whole thing , but couldn't do it ! I have done it in the past , but Iam on my laptop which has google chrome which I hate ! Maby I will figure it out on my desktop when I get back home !So here is a link instead !
One of my grandson's just graduated from basic training with the Marines, so I will leave you with a photo of my oldest son and my grandson on his graduation day !! There were over 500 in his unit and he was one of the top 12 !! We are all so proud of him !

I hope to be better at posting more often !! Have a wonderful weekend everyone !

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Share the Love

Posting today for the Share the Love on Wed at Very Merry Vintage Style blog party !!! I am posting some photos of some of the projects I have been working on , still making things for the up-coming Junk Fest I will be attending in Sept ! Check out the link to there site , it is awesome !!
I have been creating a lot of altered jewelry , displayed on a wire dress form ! Not the best photo !! Also some pin's I created using vintage keys , vintage earing's and rhinestones !

Working on a lot of assemblage's , in boxes or on old vintage book covers !
I have created a lot of various collages on canvas, one example:
And Tags....need I say more , I could make tags forever ! I don't know what it is about tags , but I always love creating them . Guess they seem like little tiny forms of art !!
Flowers , embellishments...yummy .... okay , I am addicted to flowers also ! I have been making paper rose's out of coffee filters, are the colors not yummy ?
That is more paper filters awaiting to become pretty little flowers !!! I am loving the colors ! Last I want to leave you with a photo of birthday cake for my grand daughter Haddie , she turned four last week , her wonderful mom ( my daughter ) made this adorable cake for her garden theme party ! A layer cake covered in fondant and embellished with the most adorable little marzipan rose's and creatures !! Is that not adorable ? 

Now I am off to check out all of the other wonderful links at Very Merry Vintage Style party , hope you check them all out , and if you stop by leave a comment , I love comments !! Have a fabulous & blessed day !

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Lazy Days of Summer .....NOT

It has not been the lazy days of summer here ! Seems like so many projects to do and get done , there is no time for being lazy !! Still trying very hard on getting a lot of things made for Junk Fest sale coming up in September, and it will be here before we know it !!

Some tags I made , using several techniques to create , ran them through the cuttlebug, embossed , distressed ect !
One of the many necklace's I have finished also for the sale !
This last week I got new shingles put on my roof , not exactly exciting but something needed ! But I did have them install a skylight in my bathroom also , decided it was a good time to have done while doing the roof !! No photo of that right now , still more to do in that room !!  I got a new phone this week , a Droid ! A lot of fun getting use to a new phone , but will be nice to have Internet all the time !!! I have kept putting it off and finally took the plunge !
Thanks for dropping by , leave a comment so I know you were here ! Have a wonderful & blessed week !

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I am in Love !!

Yup , I am in love !!!  With a new favorite site that is ! Pinterest , I am a visual person  , so it is easy for me to get lost and waste... I mean ...use my time wisely, checking out all of the wonderful photos  !  If you have not discovered it yet , you need to check it out , it is a social catalog where you can find all kinds of inspiration and beautiful things, helping you organize, classify and share anything you find on the internet. You can click on the logo on the right  and follow me ( the large red P )  !!
I have also been crazy busy still making things! I made up some altered dominoes to use in some pendants and magnets, also have small tiny one's  ( they were hiding in another place ) ! I love my little wooden display holder , holds them perfectly !

A good friend of mine went to an auction sale that I was unable to attend & she was so kind to purchase several wonderful finds for me ( she knows what I love ) ! The little wooden display was one purchase and the brass letters . You should take the time to  check out her Etsy shop , FoundOnThe Prairie  great vintage treasures.We sometimes love the same things so it's best were not at a sale together !! Just kidding Melissa !  These are the brass letters that were used for printing , I will use them for jewelry !
Also been working on some book markers , using vintage velvet ribbon and lace then adding vintage beads & treasures. Makes for an elegant book marker !!
Made two entries for a challenge on our Yahoo group for Altered Pages , was anything metal!! One is an ATC with a "metal" key that I made from the "metal" tape from hardware stores, just ran it through my cuttlebuf with a Tim Holtz die.   Also an altered tin, was from a tin I had in my "pile" for a long time.

                           I hand dyed the lace and added handmade flowers that are grunged up  !!
Have a wonderful week & I hope you enjoy the little things !!

Monday, July 11, 2011

What's Been On My Table This past Week !

I have been trying to keep going in the creating things and getting projects done !  I have been doing a lot of re-purposing of old books , folding page's , ect to create unique designs . The collage above was created using various papers and image from Altered Pages , as well as the vintage look photo frame !  Take some time to go check out there site for some wonderful products to create with ! You will not be disappointed and Jean provides great service too !
I also have a lot of treasures to re-purpose for my Etsy shop SecondTreasures this morning I listed these great vintage ornate wall plaques !
I love the color and how they turned out !
 Hope you are all enjoying your summer ! Have a blessed & creative day !
Some glass prisms that are waiting to be finished into dangles !!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Art Saves and Ice Resin !

What a title !!!  Hope it does not cause confusion !! I have been busy creating with Ice Resin , I really like working with it , comes out so clear love the look ! Have been working still on a lot of jewelry the past week .
Some of the pieces I have been making !
I also wanted to share with you a book I purchased ! Art Saves by Jenny Doh, an amazing book and have enjoyed it so much ! Click on this link  to go to her site . What I also loved is that  a portion of the book price goes to a wonderful project , you can read all about it on the link !
I have to say for myself that being able to create has many times helped me through so many hard and rough times in my life , like a healing therapy for me . The past week has been an enormous struggle for me , but I will get through it & thankful I can go to my studio and listen to some up- lifting music and create away & allow God to speak to me in my thoughts !
Hope your having a wonderful weekend !

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On My Table !

This is some of what I have been working on for the last week ! I have been creating some jewelry pieces for an up coming event ! I am using new and old treasures together , I have also been making some Ice Resin piece's ( will post some of those another day ) .
I was out pulling weeds in my garden last evening , it is my therapy time whenever I work in my garden . Something about the quietness and watching all the wonderful things growing and as they begin to bring forth fruit is so rewarding . I am reminded of the old timey song , I remember my mom singing it many times!
I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses
And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known
He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing
And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known
I'd stay in the garden with Him
'Tho the night around me be falling
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling
And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known
Hope you have a blessed day ! Now I am off to get a lot more projects done !!

Monday, June 6, 2011

What's Been Goin On !!!

The past month has been crazy busy !!! Just when you think you may have a heads up on things , stuff happens and bam.... your behind !  My parents basement flooded this spring as we had record snowfall in over 100 years and what a mess , all there carpet had to be taken out , sheetrock cut out up to 30 inches all the way around in every room , ugh !  So it is a big tore up mess and I got to deal with all the stuff , when your 91 and 99 believe me there is STUFF !!!  My mom is an artist , she has not done anything for quite a few years , so I decided to bring her stash of paint brushes to my home, still in the jars that she kept them in !!
Two of my boys have moved to Colorado , so they each had homes here to sell so I got the lucky task of doing that !!! We are in a major boom , so selling a house takes one or two weeks at the max !! It's all the other things that take time , clean up , paper work  and the list goes on ! But now they are all in the hands of the new owners , so glad !!

I have been working on an Etsy order for 60 of these paper flowers that have ties on them , they are for a bridal shower and will tie on the napkins ! They are time consuming !! Layers of various papers and have glimmer mist for a touch of sparkle !
Because we had a late spring , everyone is behind on yard work and getting the garden in , including me ! My garden does not have much of anything pretty to take a photo of  yet ! This is a planter on my deck !

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Web Site

Hope everyone is having a great week ! My heart goes out to all of those that are in the "flood trail " !  How devastating that is. And to those in Texas suffering from the drought . We are all faced with challenges, praying that we all have the wisdom and strength to endure and overcome all !!
I wanted to also announce a new web site , not new but remodeled and updated ! Check it all out and all that is offered on Altered Pages  and sign up for the mailing list , check out all of the design team members , I am proud to say I am one , the Patriotic Banner is one of the kits you can order ! Have fun looking and get your creativity going !!

Monday, May 2, 2011

May day gone bad

Many times when we think May day we think flowers , candy...ect....! Well not here, we have had a major winter storm Friday eve with high winds and tons of snow ,but the worst was no electric . We are still out of electricity and this is Monday. I am using my daughters I pad to check my blog...yeah I pad ! Big lesson learned through it all, know how to really be prepared. So glad it will be in the 60's today ,but I am praying they get the lights on !  My Jeep covered with snow , didnt park in the garage as it "was" a nice day !!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Blessings

Hope you all have a very Blessed Easter !
This is a little vintage paper cross I have had for many years, I always like to display it at Easter time.
The scripture at the bottom is from Is 43:1
Fear not for I have redeemed thee...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Altered Pages

I am happy to announce that I was invited to be a part of the Design Team at Altered Pages ! Jean found me via Facebook , the rest is history I guess !! Will be looking forward to doing upcoming projects !! Be sure and check out the site and all that is available !
Photo is of an altered birdie nest I created using some tags from Altered Pages !!
Have a wonderful & creative day !

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

On My Table

I have been busy with creating , or should I call it playing ? Created a collage using dress form die from Tim Holtz, various papers and embellishments later this is what I ended up with !
For some up-coming projects I also made some paper clay "beads" . They have words on them such as HOPE , DREAM , WISH .
Another paper collage , using bird cage die cut from Tim Holtz also.
A little  bird that I created using some adorable text fabric , sitting in a silver stem cup.
Love the little added bling on the cup ( from my vintage jewelry stash ) ! The tags NEST were from the Altered Pages . Well I better get back to my craft table ! Have a wonderful & creative day !
I am linking to very merry vintage style   link party , so stop over and check out all of the love !