Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hamlet and some more flower fairies . . .

At the Altered Pages Artsociates blog, in collaboration with Sin City Stamps, I'm sharing a little art journal layout today featuring Hamlet.  Because, if you give me a stamp with a skull on it, I'm going to think Hamlet every time!  Also, a couple more layouts from The Flower Fairy Alphabetica.

Have a wonderful Thursday!  :)
Umm. this is Shakespeare, not Hamlet . . .
All the letters have corresponding wildflowers . . .
You can see more at the Altered Pages Artsociates post--thank you for stopping by, and a Happy Thursday to you!  :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

A mini album AND a book pendant with Hydrangea Hippo

No matter how big my stash of supplies gets, I always love a new bunch of gorgeous goodies to play with.  So when Jennifer at Hydrangea Hippo invited me to guest design for her new September kit, you know I said yes . . .

Lots of bright, summer-by-the-sea inspired supplies inspired an origami wallet fold mini album for my daughter's Florida adventure, as well as a tiny book pendant.  Here is a look;  you will find more at Hydrangea Hippo.

Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful Monday!

the beginnings of another book

I'm starting another book--this one is a little larger, it's going to be more like a mini photo album, with pics and observations about our life in the "country."  Here is a peek at the beginnings of the cover; it's going to be the window frame from Leaky Shed Studio.  Love that good old paint/glue/paint crackly technique, perfect for this!
You can see more of the window HERE--it's a good size for an album.  I'm pondering just how to go about binding this book . . . if you have any revelations, please feel free to share, I'm definitely open to your suggestions! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Button, button, who's got the button? Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop

Altered Pages Design Team has joined the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Design Team for Challenge #14 Button It UP in a Blog Hop!

Have you ever played the button game?  You know, "Button, button, who's got the button?" 
If you have, then you can tell why I chose this little Altered Pages cutie for my button girl--she looks as if she has that button in her hot little hands, and can barely contain her excitement!

Like so many of us, I love buttons, so this Craft Hoarder's Anonymous challenge was a perfect chance to sort out some of my collection and make a little button jar:
With the little button girl tag, of course:
Here is a look at some of my button treasures:

Thank you for stopping by, and be sure to stop by Craft Hoarders Anonymous for the rest of the hop!  One last picture?
Supplies--buttons, canning far, and trim from my stash
Tag from Ephemera Pack, Lightbulb shaped safety pin to attach tag, Memento Peanut Brittle Ink, and of course the Altered Pages image.

Ready to hop?  There will be some great prizes from Altered Pages--a set of Japanese Oil Pastels and huge lot of fun ephemera!  The more comments you leave, the more your chances to win.

Robin Horasanian

Danie  May

Roni Johnson

Tonya Trantham

trisha too  (You are HERE!!!!)

Stephanie Siatta

Barbara Rankin

Debi Tullier

Lyneen Jesse

We have joined the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team--you can see their wonderful projects at:
The Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Flower Fairy Alphabetica--a tiny hand bound book

For Altered Pages and Sin City Stamps

First, let me tell you, I'm pretty happy that the glitter shows in most of the photos--in my mind, a fairy book seems like it really should be coated with glitter!
Second, let me also tell you, although this book is tiny, it will probably take me forever to fill it up, even though I already have my little alphabetica images ready to go.
"A" is for Apple Blossom
If you'd like to know more, please check out my blog post today at the Altered Pages Artsociates blog.

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Celebrate Life--a notepad to fit in my purse, with Leaky Shed Studio

 You wouldn't think finding a notepad to fit my little bag would be so difficult . . . so I did what any arty/crafty woman worth her ink would do:  made my own!  This also happens to be for my first ever Leaky Shed Studio blog post--if you'd like more details on this little paper pad, please check out the post HERE.

Filled it up with paper cut from, oh I don't know, some pad of accounting paper?  Ledger paper?  Something to do with numbers . . .

Happy Wednesday, everyone!
(We'll just be arriving home from yet another short adventure when this posts, so I'm missing What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, yet again--see you next week, deskers!  But if you happen by and leave a comment here, I'll track you down some time this week . .

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

SO many things--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #270

It seems like forever since I've had a chance to WOYWW;  I've missed nosing around all your fabulous desks, and hope to have a good go at it this time around.  As always, THANK YOU Julia for the fun!

Here is a peek at what's been on my art workdesk:
It's another tiny book, can you tell?  But only a peek, since it's for a design team project.  And I've been invited to join Leaky Shed Studios, so that's a fun thing--I'm looking forward to getting a package full  of their yummy chipboard designs to work with soon.

Been painting the dining room:
Ivory up top, grey on the bottom half, a teal chair rail--the chair rails still need a little sanding, some distressing, you know?  Of course, the colors don't look quite right in the photo, but you probably knew that already . . .

And the curtains, made from tablecloths--I thought it was funny that there were already stitched up pieces of fabric around each tablecloth, with the button and button hole, just to make the packaging more appealing for marketing purposes.  But if you're making curtains, they're instant tie backs!

And from the garden, dehydrating tomatoes for "sun dried" tomatoes:
Peaches are next in line, the girl child loves peach "fruit leather."  We went for our annual "peach trip" to visit my uncle in Oklahoma, he lives near a lovely peach orchard.

That's it.  Everything is going well, just busy with summer things and trips and such.  I hope you're having a lovely, creative summer (or spring, or fall, or winter, depending where you are!)