Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Celebrating and Enjoying Art Every Day

Nothing makes me happier than seeing art of some kind. Whether it's a painting, collage, figurine or even graffiti - art can be found everywhere!

There are many ways to enjoy art in today's technological age. While I still love to visit art galleries or museums in person, now I can "visit" these places all over the world just by logging onto my computer.

However, there is nothing that compares to owning pieces of art. I enjoy the texture of a woven basket and the colors and craftsmanship of a German nutcracker. A collage by my favorite artist inspires me to work on my own art.

My sister has a collection of ornaments by Patience Brewster. These charming ornaments are wonderful pieces of art! Who wouldn't love a heart with a face? Or an alligator wearing shoes?

You can visit Patience Brewster's ornaments page and find a piece of art to own. A piece that makes you happy and makes you smile. Because isn't that what art is all about?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Make My Monday

The theme this week at Make My Monday is "Girly Birthday." I used this image of a lovely lady in a hat and the beautiful background paper from Gecko Galz to make my card. I cut a scalloped circle into the pink paper and adhered the lady image underneath the circle. I punched three of the corners with a Martha Stewart punch and then layered the piece onto a blue/green cardstock card base.

The word Timeless is a transparency I've had in my stash for quite some time. It's from K&Co. I looked the word up in the Merriam Webster online dictionary. The meaning is "staying beautiful or fashionable as time passes". I thought that went perfectly with the very lovely lady and her hat!

Just a note - we have changed the MMM blog. It's now called Make My Monday Challenge Blog and has a new address as well. We hope you will join us for this week's challenge!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Just a Note....

Today I have a card up on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog. It's my last post for Kreaxions - the term is up and I've decided to step down from the team.

I've loved using the Kreaxions products and want to share a Spring card I made. This is the front of the card.

And here is the inside of the card.

Please check out the Just Imagine blog here for directions on how I made the card. Have a happy day!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Make My Monday

Hello! As I'm sitting here writing this post, the sun is out. The temperature is in the single digits (below with the wind chill) but it's soooo nice to see sunshine!

The theme this week at Make My Monday is "Tags". We hope you will join us with a tag or tag related project of your own.

My card is on a red cardstock base (size 5.5" x 4") with Basic Grey paper for the brown background. Then I added a small piece of the red cardstock and arranged three white tags onto that. I stamped the angel with brown ink, centering it on the tags.

Have a wonderful Monday!!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Flower Fairy

Today I want to share a Flower Fairy that I made for this week's theme at Make My Monday. We were to use our two favorite colors - I love blue and orange, so my little fairy was created in those colors.

The kit that I used to make this fairy is from Retro Cafe Art. The fairy I used is STYLE 1. She was a lot of fun to make! First I painted her body with Martha Stewart's Satin Acrylic paint (color - Pond). Then I stamped text onto her body. Next, I put orange paper in the niche and added a blue and orange heart. I punched a scalloped circle from the same floral paper, cut it in half, inked the edges with brown chalk ink and then attached these over the existing wings. The face I used was one from a package of doll heads. I painted her crown yellow and then added blue and orange gems.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hearts & Flowers and The Blues too!!

Moxxie's Love Blog Hop & Challenge is here.

This week our theme at Make My Monday is Valentine. We'd love for you to join us and link up a Valentine project of your own.

My card is made with polka dotted paper from my stash and the adorable Gecko Galz image (from the Valentine Pierrots set). I also added a die cut heart and the xo letters.

I'm so excited - I've been invited to join Tag Tuesday! This is a group that I have wanted to be in for quite some time. I love making tags so this is right up my alley! The theme for last week was "The Blues" and here is my tag.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Moxxie's February Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Moxxie's February Blog Hop! The theme for this hop is Love. The Moxxie Muses have created wonderful projects for you to enjoy. You will be able to hop to each Muse's blog to see all the details about their projects.

Today I have five mini Valentine cards to share with you. These cards are made with the Springtime and Tiny Dancer lines. I think it's nice to include a card in a lunchbox, briefcase, by a dinner plate - anywhere you want to leave a little "love note".

The first card is 4" x 4". It is made with a pink cardstock base and the b side of the Tiny Dancer Cutouts paper for the background. The word LOVE is cut from a barcode strip. I die cut the two hearts - the larger one from Tiny Dancer and the smaller one from Springtime. The hearts were pop dotted together.

The second card is also 4" x 4". It has a white cardstock base with the b side of the Born to Dance paper for the background. I used a heart punch and cut seven hearts from the b side of the Springtime Take Flight paper. I pop dotted the hearts to form a flower shape and added a rhinestone in the middle.

The last cards are 3" x 3" made in a clean and simple style. The hearts and backgrounds are Moxxie papers and the embellishments are from my stash.

Here are the links for the hop - enjoy!

To be eligible to WIN  (Of course there's a PRIZE!) all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog.
(US addresses only please)

Extra chances to win include:
Comment on any (or all) of the designers blogs
Facebook- share the blog hop post or one of the challenge posts (let us know by leaving a link on the Moxxie blog)
  Pinterest- pin any (or all) of these wonderful projects (leave a link for each pin on the Moxxie blog)
  Challenge- Enter your paper-made take on our LOVE challenge using the link up below. 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post.
Commenting and Challenge end Feb. 28th
Winner announced Mon. March 2nd.