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!


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


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


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!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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


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


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


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!