Monday, February 28, 2011

Graphic 45 Design Team Submission

Hi Bloggers!

Well, I am putting together my submission for the Graphic 45 Design Team Call. I hope you will indulge me with giving me your feedback on my projects.

Here we go.....

This tag was created as part of my 31 Day Featured Artist Series as a gift for Arlene Cuevas. It is definitely one of my favorite projects. Uses Steampunk Debutante G45 paper collection. Below is the video I made for the challenge and this project.

These wall hangings were created as part of Angieb43's Beauty Swap. Using Steampunk Debutante papers. ( I see a trend Here is the video I made regarding this swap.

The cover of my Nestabilities and MFT Dienamics storage book. Also uses Steampunk Debutante.

Domino Necklace created using Steampunk Debutante. Ustream Show was recorded all about creating these necklaces.

Wall Hanging created as part of the 31 Day Challenge Featured Artist Series for Marion Smith. Uses Le Romantique G45 papers. Here is the tribute video:

One of my favorite tags, created using On the Boardwalk Graphic 45 papers. Loved it so much I kept it for me;)

Altered CD created for ArteDar's CD Swap. Uses Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk papers, and molding paste, and Lumiere paints- all my favorites.

Card created for CreativelyChloe (Dayle) as part of the 31 Day Featured artist series, and for a card contest at a local crop.

Scrabble tile necklaces made as gifts for friends, and swap hostesses using Steampunk Debutante,and Le Romantique Graphic 45 papers.

Creations using Le Cirque Graphic 45 papers- Dressform and Fabrege style egg,and Pinwheel, Le Romantique- Fairy bottle, and On the Boardwalk- FlipFlop box.
(photography was difficult, hope you do not mind the videos)

So, this is a sampling of my projects that I have created over the last 45 days or so all using Graphic 45 papers. I find the papers very beautiful, and inspirational. I appreciate the opportunity to enter for a Design Team position.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Update and so grateful....

Hello Friends!

I have been super busy, but a lot of great things have been happening for me lately, and I wanted to mention how grateful I am for everyone's support. They say you get by with a little help from your friends, and in my case it is so true....

After the 31 day challenge completion, of a video a day, a project a day, and the mail still pending, I took a break, and re-evaluated my goals. I decided I wanted to pursue becoming a Design Team Member, and I went to my favorite products and stores, and made a few submissions. I am waiting for the results of a few, but I was so fortunate that my frame of the wonderful Tim Holtz, that I entered in the Lindy Stamp Gang contest, was a WINNER! Wow! and not only that, the wonderful company that they are, Lindy Stamp Gang invited me to join their Design Team. WOWSERS!

I am still on the ceiling from this past week. Thank you so much my friends. With your support anything is possible. I truly, truly appreciate it.

So, I am in awesome talented company, and I love, love, love Lindy's products, so it was kismet. I still can't believe it.

If you are not familiar with Lindy Stamp Gang, you are missing out. Go check them out, affordable sprays, micas and embossing powders, in fabulous two tones, and I am sure I am just touching the surface. I started using Lindy sprays as a way to color my coffee filter flowers, that was more affordable than..ahem Glimmer Mist. Check out the Money Saving Sets in Starburst Sprays, you will not be disappointed.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lindy's Stamp Gang and a Happy Day!!!

Hi Bloggers!

I know I have not been around since vacation. Really been busy with travel for work, and my day job. Just wanted to share a quick story and thank you, as well as my project for the Lindy Stamp Gang Contest.

Remember my Featured Artist Series? Well Tim Holtz was my Day 11 Artist, and at the time, I did not think I would be able to send his tag to him. My wonderful friend Clare, in the UK was attending a class that Tim was having, and she offered to present my tag to him. So, I mailed it over. That very night I heard from Tim Holtz directly, and was so panicked that I made another tag and sent that to him as well.

Anyway, the class was this week, and Clare gave Tim my tag. And she snapped apicture of him for me holding my art! What a total thrill. I am too happy for words.

Here is the picture:

So I wanted to make a frame for it. And another of my favorite companies was having a contest so here is what I created:

I used a cheap Dollar store frame which I colored using Lindy Stamp Gang Products. I used Moon Shadow mist in Crow's Nest Copper, Golden Doubloons, and Bucanneer Bay Blue. I also used Lindy's Starburst Spray in Hydrangea Blue. This was supposed to be about your favorite colors, so Copper Blue and Brown(currently). And I went ahead and added all of my favorite things: Tim Holtz, his products feathers, and a Prima spray I had hoarded forever. The little bird is K & Co, and there is tissue tape also colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang on the frame.

I love their products, so affordable and they are having a big sale!!! check them out:

So this contains all my favorites! Thanks Tim! Thanks Clare!

Big Hugs everyone!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Hello Bloggers,

Well, today I returned home from a great vacation with a good friend, and a wonderful week full of lots of introspection,reflection,art, and recharging the batteries.

and driving, lots of driving....

It was so nice to get away and see my good friend Paula, do some art shopping, visit my old friend Brenda, meet my new friend Sue, and tour several stamp/scrapbooking stores, The biggest baddest Michael's store I have ever seen, and make a trip to my first Blick's store ever.

Getting away made me realize how grateful I am for everything I have at home. My wonderful Keith, my great Mom and Dad, a cuddly Geddy cat, a job I truly enjoy, and my art supplies. Grateful is the word to describe it for sure.

After all the miles, laughs, talks, and shopping, it feels good to be home.

I had a blast, learned so very much about paints, pencils, techniques, the internet, twitter, personalities, places, my goals, and so much more. Paula, thank you for your wonderful company, and opening my eyes to so much great art, and laughter.

Off to create dinner, clean laundry, and maybe a little art later......