Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Two for Tuesday Blog Hop with Altered Pages and Bombshell Stamps

Howdy, hoppers! (You should have arrived here from Cowgirl Katie's.)
Here is my Two For Tuesday blog hop offering, a booklet/card with flap closure:
sentiment from Bombshell's Western Gal, collage images Altered Pages
cowgirl quotation printed on vellum
good advice, right?

can be opened accordion style for display
So what are you waiting,  for let's get hopping!

Start at
and then hop onto our Design Teams Blogs

and finish back at 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

ever tried embossing powder beads?

It's super easy, and the results are worth a try:
I think they look like glass!  If you've never tried this technique, or want a reminder
of how fun and easy it is, I'd be delighted if you would check out my latest article at 
Unruly Paper Arts:  Embossing Powder Beads.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

finished a little something, working on another--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #220

THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by last week, I appreciated your
visits VERY much.  It's crazy around here right now, with school starting,
and trying to get our shop moved.  We've been in the same place for about
25 years, so it's kind of like a giant messy closet. 

Anyway, I'm almost positive I snooped out everyone who stopped by last
woyww, and will do it again this week, despite all the goings on.  It was like
a little retreat to take the time to drop by and say hi to you all.  Thank you
again for the comments!

Totally forgot to share my latest Unruly Paper Arts article--the technique
I wrote about is what got me started on the big sort out/clean up in the first
place, since I couldn't find one of the required supplies!!
a little peek at the technique, you can see the article HERE
Here's the amazingly-clean-for-me workdesk this week:
that's my real life, in-the-artroom desk!
The piece in the middle is for a blog hop--if you have time, stop by Tuesday,
August 27th.  There will be lots of prizes for you, from what I hear.

Happy What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, and thank you, Julia, for
being such a fabulous hostess!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

always time for a little Poe . . .

It's that time of year again, with the back-to-school, getting ready for fall,
and Halloween fun.  The fall kits are coming out at Altered Pages, and here
is a peek inside a Poe mini book (it's seriously tiny, about 2 by 2 inches--
get it?  A little Poe?):

Lots of classic Poe photo images,
and of course there has to be The Raven.

Plus plenty of ephemera and other goodies!

Everything you need to make your own tiny treasure is in the Altered Pages
E.A. Poe Mini Book kit.

And you might want to join in the AP GREEN challenge this month:
an atc featuring an AP image
You have until the end of August to join in, and the prize package includes
a Ranger Ink Blender, Fancy Buttons, and Bazzill Chipboard Embellies.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

lots of atcs for a project--What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #219

Keepin' it extremely short this WOYWW week:

I made most of these while in the car, on a trip with my mom to visit my aunt and
uncle this past weekend.   They're for a project.  I may need your help with it later . . .
The notebook is full up of stuff I've cleaned up out of the art room, random bits that
were all over everywhere.  That's what all of the atcs are made from.

WOYWWers, I won't have time to randomly visit this week, but will make a point
of snooping out everyone who leaves a comment, okay?

Happy What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday, everyone--be sure to leave
Julia a comment and a big thank you for hosting this party every week!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #218 ATC and mail art!

Well I missed the party last week;  we were out of town  This month is going
to be sketchy at best for me in the bloggy department:  another weekend away
is coming up, school is starting soon, and we're moving our shop all within the
next few weeks.

This is the only little something I've had time to make this week:
It's an atc, and the background came from a design team goodie box from Altered
Arts Magazine--it's not textured paper, it's actually a textured plastic from a
company called Wee Scapes, and is typically used for building tiny houses for
model train displays!  It's colored with Staz-On, just patted on the top of the bricks.

Here's the work table--all part of the massive sorting out:

And look at this AWESOME postcard I received in the mail from Eliza, also known
as Queenartoypia:
all the way from Australia

Eliza, I was thrilled--even the envelope is beautiful!  THANK YOU!!!!  Plus, you
probably know Eliza is one of our WOYWW sisters, so that made it even more
exciting.  (Okay, yes, you're right, I cried a little bit!)

Thank you, Julia, for the WOYWW party--it's always fun to see what everyone is up
to.  Have a great week, everyone.  I hope to "see" you soon!  For those of you who
had to hunt around a little to find me this week, I apologize for linking up incorrectly,
and thank you for taking the time to click around a bit to find the right post.


Saturday, August 03, 2013

shaped atcs

Lately I've been more focused on cleaning up my art mess room than
creating anything, but did find time to join a couple of summer swaps.

These are from a shaped atc swap--the atcs could be any shape within 
the standard 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.

Here are the beautiful returns I received:
Many thanks to Suzanne C, Kris D, and Terri D for the wonderful atcs.

Here is one of the atcs I sent out--they were all similar, with the almost-same bird
shape and color, but different moths or butterflies and slightly different color details:
moth transparency from Altered Pages
You can see another variation HERE.  Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!