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Thursday, October 08, 2015

October already. Is that a trick or a treat???

I tend to think it's a trick . . .

Anyway, it's definitely time for me to check in here at the poor neglected blog!  Unruly Paper Arts has launched a new issue, this month is ANYTHING GOES, so there's no telling what the contributers will come up with for you!
Shadow Box House by Helene Huber at UPA

Today at the Altered Pages blog, I'm sharing some Halloween themed atcs with Gelli print backgrounds:
acrylic paint on deli wrap paper Gelli prints

Okay.  That's my check-in for today.  Have a great week, everyone!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

diy desk redo--What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #331

Ohmygosh it's Wednesday!  I'm going to jump in at What's on Your Workdesk for the first time in ages! 

Just so you know, even though I've been blog missing, I really have been doing stuff these last few months--here is a desk revival done for one daughter-in-law, using chalky finish paints from DecoArt.
BEFORE.  Garage sale chair, flea market mirror frame, we had the desk for ages.

AFTER.  My mom made the quilt top hanging on the back of the chair (which is now almost finished), and the new desk/vanity was made to order to match.  The mirror isn't quite where it was finally placed, but you get the idea.  The detail photo at the beginning of this post is of the top of the mirror frame, of the carved area.  I really wanted to antique this a little, but she likes the bright clean look of it, and the "customer" is always right, right?

I'm going to WOYWW like crazy for the next hour at least . . . see you there?

Thursday, September 24, 2015

a Christmas Alphabetica

We're "Wrapping It Up" this month at Altered Pages, and I'm sharing part of my Christmas Alphabetica.  If you have a few minutes stop by and say hi--there's a monthly giveaway for comment leavers, but I think in September it's on the facebook page.  (There are links at the AP site, easy peasy!  Peasey?)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

still alive

Yep, still here, just no art to post lately--been doing some remodeling type projects, and at work have been sorting through a mess of GI Joes.  (Yes, seriously, GI Joes.)

I miss you, my bloggy friends!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

a Wild West book and a DIY chalkboard book

Good grief, it seems like I never have time to post anything lately, summer and house renovations have taken over my life.  And GI Joes.  But that's another story for another time . . .

ANYWAY, just saying, the theme at Altered Pages this month is "Take a Trip--Visit the USA!"  And today at the Altered Pages blog I'm sharing a Wild West book (which my old friends may recognize):
If you're looking for any state themed images, there are collage sheets for almost every state HERE!  These would be perfect for not just altered art, but scrapbooking, too.  (Plus you can shop at home, and print them off in your jammies.)  Oh oh oh AND if you comment on my post, or any AP post in the month of August, you're in the draw for some really fine vintage travel postcards and a vintage map!

At Unruly Paper Arts, the new issue has been out for almost two weeks, and my first column came out a couple days ago.  But we've already established I'm behind this month, so here is a look at my DIY Chipboard Chalkboard book:
Super cute, and super simple!  You'll find more photos and instructions HERE.  The Unruly issue this month is all about utilizing chipboard and cardboard, and there are already lots of great project posted, with plenty more to come.  

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great weekend!  :)

Friday, August 07, 2015

postage people and things with wings atc swaps

Surprise, everyone!  Yes, I'm still here, but ridiculously busy this summer.  But I want to share the atcs I received in Marion's Postage People ATC swap--LOVE these!
 from Marion, at bockel24

 This one is from Lillian--I'm sorry I don't have a link!

 from Kati, at Mamapias-Stempelecke
Thank you to Marion, Lillian, and Kati for the fabulous atcs, and again to Marion for the wonderful swap!

These next two are mine, made for the Unruly Paper Arts facebook group Wings and Things ATC swap:
 I don't know where this bird came from, but he's adorable.

That's it for me--see you next Thursday with a post for Altered Pages.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 09, 2015

falling for fall?

Are you already looking forward to fall?

This month, the Altered Pages design team is falling for fall with a look at autumn inspired projects.  I'm taking a look back at one of my favorite fall projects, candle holders--this collection of altered glassware holders was featured on the cover of Altered Arts Magazine:
Don't you love the warm glow of candles in the fall?

Have a creative Thursday!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

pocket letter pal--Basically Beach

For the month of June, Altered Pages is partnering with Pocket Letter Pals to create plenty of Pocket Letter inspiration.  The theme for my Pocket Letter Pal is Basically Beach . . .

If so inclined, you'll find the entire sheet HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, and a Happy Thursday to you!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

swaps--Postage People and a Pocket Letter

Do you ever participate in swaps?  I used to regularly, years ago, but now only occasionally, so it's quite unusual for me to be playing along with two swaps in one month!

First, here are my three Postage People atcs for Marion's swap (which I forgot to photograph prior to sending in, so thank you, Marion, for the scans!):

You can see why they're called Postage People, right?

The second swap is for a Pocket Letter Pal, and is sponsored by Altered Pages--I haven't worked mine up yet, but if you're interested in joining in, you'll find details in THIS POST. 

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

DIY Weddings--centerpieces and table numbers

Just a fun thing to share--DIY Weddings used my article about upcycling old frames and glassware for wedding centerpieces, using DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paints and stencils to give everything a unified look.  Thank you, DIY Weddings!