Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Art Creations Friday Challenge



I'm just crossing the finish line at almost the last minute, but I wanted to get this posted, as I had already printed out the background from Art Creations Friday a few days ago . . . the image offered last Friday appears first, and then the card I made, using the image. You can see all the beautiful art creations here!

TMTA-"Buds/Blooms"



I finally got a little ATC made for TMTA's weekly challenge of "Buds and/or Blooms" ~ my photos' not too great, but I was in a hurry ~ go here to have a look at all the flowering ATCs!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

GOTHIC ARCHES



This week's Gothic Arches challenge was a little different than normal; instead of being presented with an idea, or word theme, we were given this beautiful image of 2 little girls. The challenge was to create an arch, using the image. You can see all the beautiful "Gothic Arches"here!

Monday, March 22, 2010

HAPPY MONDAY, HAPPY SPRING!


I am now enjoying our beautiful Spring weather, here in Northern California! Last week I was miserable with seasonal allergies and a resultant sinus infection, but thank goodness for antibiotics! Feeling lots better and am able to enjoy the warm weather--this little male housefinch is enjoying the weather, stopping for a rest in my backyard. Hoping to get busy and make some art this week . . . Happy Monday, everyone!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Tag


I thought I'd try and make a tag for the Tag Tuesday challenge--the theme this week is "Spring"-- which is my favorite season! My background paper and images were printed on my computer from a Borders and Frames CD I have, and the rest is a little stamping, butterfly images printed from my computer, a rose sticker, and embellishing! Much thanks to Louise of Kard Krazy for hosting this fun challenge every week!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

GOTHIC ARCHES - "Wild and Wacky"


Here's my arch for this week's theme over at Gothic Arches--I'm not really a "wild and wacky" kind of gal, but I was thinking about the challenge, and an image of a woman with a bird's nest hat came into my mind, so I decided to try giving my lady not only the hat, but jewelry made of butterflies, as well. Fun theme--it really challenged me, that's for sure!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring!


Theme Thursday's weekly challenge subject is Spring--I made a little ATC. The background I used is a lovely creation by Gaby Braun.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Beautiful Start to a Beautiful Day

I wanted to share these photos with you; right after my DH left for work yesterday morning, he called me and told me to go look towards the east. He said that there was a beautiful cloud bank that looked like a big ocean wave coming! I took a few photos from the window--it was a very pretty sunrise, and a gorgeous day yesterday! clicking on the photos will give you a better look. Today it is sunny and cool, so far--oh, it is so nice to see the sun out!



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

GOTHIC ARCHES - "Bathing Beauties"


Here's my arch for the week-sorry my photo isn't the greatest. The lighting in my house is not good, especially at night. We have those energy-saving bulbs everywhere! I love the image I used, and it was a freebie, but I can't remember where I got it right now--too tired! You can see all the wonderful arches at Gothic Arches!

OH NO!!!



I just finished my entry for the Mind Wide Open monthly contest, thinking I had until today to submit it--well, silly me, the deadline was last night, and the entries are going to be posted on that blog today! I read the date wrong! Oh, well, I finished this today while fighting seasonal allergies and the crummy migraine I woke up with, so I will post photos of my little project here. I started out with an unfinished oval frame that I bought at Michael's for $1. I sanded it, stained it, inked it, and embellished it! I used scrapbook paper from K&Co to cover the front, stamped flourishes with Colorbox Chalk Ink, and brushed it with Pearl Ex Powder. Then I added antique buttons, Prima "Center Kisses" and a Prima Embellishments flower. The image inside the frame is from Nancy Dooren, and I attached that to the Mind Wide Open challenge's background and glittered the image and added the suggested word, "Spring" that I clipped from an antique children's book. I also attached Mrs. Grossman's lace stickers around the edges, and put the background and image inside the frame. So, this month, I will look at all the pretty art that people have created, vote on my favorite, and try again next month! PS-the second photo is of my little frame sitting on my grandmother's dresser in my guest room. The dresser was in bad condition many years ago; my sister gave it to me after it sat in her garage for a long time, and my hubby sanded it for me so that I could paint it. I love that dresser and think of my sweet Grandma every time I go into that room!

Monday, March 8, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GABBY!

It was 5 years ago today that this little darling was born, and we were so happy to welcome another grandchild into the family! She is funny and sweet, and caring, and smart--we all love you so much, Gabriella Michelle!



Wednesday, March 3, 2010

GOTHIC ARCHES - "Paris Exposition"


My arch depicts the "Exposition Universelle," which was a World's Fair held in Paris in 1900. You can see all the wonderful arches for this week here!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

TMTA-"Orange"


The challenge at TMTA this week is to make an ATC using the color orange. The image of the beautiful girl is one I purchased from Paper Whimsy a couple of years ago. I just love this image! You can see all the wonderful entries here.

A "Hello March" Giveaway!


Tracey of French Larkspur is having a lovely giveaway--just click here! Tracey has a beautiful blog--spend some time there and click on the badge below to see her website, also; you'll enjoy your visit so much!