Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Blinkles Boulevard Give-away!

Hop on over to enjoy this beautiful blog and a wonderful give-away too!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

A beautiful thoughtful gift

The enormously talented Diane Cook (Rosa & Josies) was my Secret Santa swap sister in Molly's (Beautifully Broken Me) gift exchange!! I am so humbled and in awe of Diane's artistic talent. This beautiful carved beaded cat and Swarovski crystal necklace with matching earrings is precious. Thank you so much, Diane!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Molly's Secret Santa Jewelry Swap!

I was invited to join in Molly's Secret Santa jewelry swap and I made this necklace for Beth Bricker-this was a lot of fun! Thank you, Molly, for this fun swap!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas!

See it here!
(tag by Tim Holtz)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

RAEvN's Nest Art retreat

My friend, Linda, and I took a couple of classes in Cedarburg, Wisconsin at the end of October. It was rainy but fun! I took Laurie Mika's The Crown Jewels and Richard Salley's Solar Powered Timepiece classes-both a lot of fun and very inspiring!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A POEtic Exchange

In honor of Edgar Allan Poe's poetic genius the Altered Guild group, hosted by MICHELLE, is having a day 1-13 giftie exchange and the fun is only starting! We drew numbers and I was #1. Kelly is posting beautiful images and stories of the suspense at SOUL HUMMING :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It Must Be October

The harvest moon hangs round and high
It dodges clouds high in the sky
The stars wink down their love and mirth
The Autumn season is giving birth
Oh it must be October...

Pearl N. Sorrels

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

In the Witches Cupboard Charm Swap

Michelle Cummings is hosting a fun Halloween charm swap on her BLOG and I made 24 little black caldrons to send along. I cut the shapes out of copper sheeting, patina'd with blue and black solutions and glued part of a poem from Macbeth to the front and back of each one :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

School Days

A new swap hosted by the very talented Heather Cockrell of Artful Inspirations!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cart Before The Horse give-away!

If you want to win the dolly or the patterns, please go visit!

Monday, August 24, 2009

"Whisper" ATC

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fun with maps!

I made a couple of different ATCs for a swap on the Paper Traders group :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Poe Abode Swap ATCs!

I received my wonderful returns for this swap yesterday-I love them! Thank you Liz, Marion and Karla!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Our little zoo

Cleo, Fluffy, Gunner and Sugar-our furry babies!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Elements of the Creative Mind

I know time flies, but this is ridiculous! I finally finished a class project from a class with Tim Holtz at Art Unraveled in 2005 (I apologize for the bad photos-I'm not very good at photography)! Click on the photos for a larger view.

The mini tag ruler book says on the back "This is a one of a kind workshop-I have never taught this, nor will I ever teach it again. I have been saving these supplies for this type of event for over 2 years."

It was a lot of fun!

Enjoy :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

It's all in the details......

The very talented, Lesley Venable, is having a give-away! Please stop by her beautiful blog!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Give Away & Pass It On!

Jamie, at Arteology, is hosting a Random Act of Kindness give-away and I joined in with her. Since I posted under her Random Act of Kindness blog giveaway, I now need to hold a Random Act of Kindness giveaway myself. The first five folks to sign up stating that they would like to participate will receive a gift in the mail from me. It will be something I create by hand. It will arrive as a surprise one day this year in your mailbox. If you sign up for the giveaway, then you need to hold one on your blog for five other folks also. It can be anything you wish to send and you have a year from the day you post the Giveaway to send it.

I have posted Lori's rules here so you can read more about it (per Jamie):

Give Away & Pass It On - Random Acts of Kindness Alert - my turn to pass this on after participating with Jamie at
The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:
* I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. but I think you will.
* What I pick will be just for you.
* It'll be done this year (2009).
* You have no clue what it's going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be a handmade card, or jewelry, something lovely made out of paper, beads, or a random treasure. Who knows?
* I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. (That's my favorite one Lori! LOL!!)

Have fun with this very special RAK,

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fun & fabulous art retreat!!

Attend RAEvN’s Nest Art Retreat and immerse yourself in an artistic adventure, hosted by Kim Rae Nugent. There is another fabulous line-up of teachers in a wonderful location!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vintage loveliness

I found Rachel's sweet, fun blog, Yard Sale Mama (love that name!). Stop by and say "hi" and join her give-away too!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Poe Abode ATC

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Book Giveaway Contest!

I wonder if my lucky stars are aligned? Susan Tuttle, of Ilka's Attic, is giving away a copy of her recently published book: Exhibition 36: Mixed-Media Demonstrations + Explorations. Feel free to enter for a chance to win.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Linda's Thank-You!!

I have a wonderful, artistic friend, Linda, who recently retired from the same department in a hospital where we both worked together. She made me this amazing "By The Sea" matchbook tag book and pretty thank you card! I absolutely love anything she makes and this was no exception! She got me hooked on rubber stamping 11 years ago and I am still loving it. I'm so happy for her as she can now enjoy her favorite hobbies and spoil her doggy more :) Thank you so much, Linda!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Moss Hill Studios Workshops!

JoAnnA Pierotti, of Moss Hill Studios, is starting to teach on-line classes of her wonderful creations! Stop by and visit-you won't be disappointed!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thank you, Inka!

Inka, of Inka Stamps, is a sweet generous friend who passed this "One Lovely Blog Award" honor onto me! She has an amazing store with tons of inspiration at her web site with galleries, patterns, tips and projects galore, not to mention an amazing assortment of collage sheets, rubber stamps, glass shapes for soldering and more!! She also has a wonderful blog drawing on Monday's giving away items from her store or the wonderful creations that she makes herself! Go take a visit and tell her I said 'hi'!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Can Has Cheezburger

My mom found this fun website for me :) Cat lovers unite!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Señorita Pil: the One World~One Heart giveaway

Señorita Pil: the One World~One Heart giveaway

This is so amazingly beautiful!!! Please count me in and thank you!!!