Archive for June, 2010

God bless doggies

June 28, 2010

This is my littlest one, Belle.

She has recently been really sick with stomach issues.

This recent bout of illness has made me acutely aware of how

God has blessed me with that shedding, little creature.

She has brought me such joy.


Aww, honey!

June 24, 2010

My chunky page for the OPI swap

This is “no bees please”

Yes, that is a little tiny bottle of real honey!

Burned the crap out of my fingers doing this one-to get the honey in the bottle I had to get it hot.

My favorite part of this page is the tag on the honey-Bee Barf!!

My paper is BG here- not really honeycomb shapes, but I think it works.

The drips of “honey” are made with the sepia glossy accents.

I used Tim Holtz stamps for this one-aren’t they the bees knees? 🙂

A little birdie told me

June 23, 2010

Yes, another twinchie!

This one is for Loretta(Bethyblue).

The bird is from Somerset Studio.

Hope you like your bluebird!

The bird’s head and tail are attached from                                         the back.

altered tins

June 21, 2010

Whew! These are done!  Talk about a challenge!

These are for my Meerkat group: 3 altered Altoid tins with 6 glass

pebble magnets, any theme.

I started out by painting the tin a “limonade” green acrylic paint and then embossed the stamp(Tim Holtz). The watch and gears were added.

One side of the key says “look” and the other side says “see.”

The name or theme of this tin is open the eyes of my heart. The metal piece around the big eye is another watch part–can I say a wonderful ebay investment!

The inside of the tin is done with alcohol ink.

This one is Father Time.I won’t even tell you how many tools of mine I bent disassembling this watch! Mercy!

But I got it and they are adhered to my stamped and embossed image.

More stamping and embossing…more alcohol inks.  A little tip…metal gets REALLY hot when you emboss on it!  Be careful!

This one is Under the Boardwalk, using Graphic 45 paper. I used white spray paint for the base and then used some distress inks for color.

Check out these handsome dudes! Think they were picking up chicks on the boardwalk? hee, hee 🙂

My favorite pebble magnet-think it’s weird and cool.

This is the front border that goes all the way around. I used 4 shells for feet for this one.

And last-something I don’t often do-make one for myself! I am going to give this one some dice feet. (the project didn’t require the feet thing-I just decided it looked cool so each one has feet from different materials.

Here’s the inside. This one was a little trickier-I alcohol inked the inside of it like I did the others and the colors were just wrong so I mixed a little white spray paint and swirled it around in the tin and came up with this purple-ish color.

In all, challenging, but pretty happy with the outcome.

Hope whoever gets these likes them!

Can’t wait to see what others have created!

Happy Father’s Day

June 21, 2010

Happy Father’s Day to the the best fathers in the world.

The Fabulous father of my three children…

How awesome it was to hear him preach today on this special day!

The one and only PaPa…my dad.

aka the Grass Ninja-master of yard design!

Say Moo

June 21, 2010

I signed up for a swap that was a new size for me…the moo.

(great name isn’t it?)

A moo is 1 1/4 x  2 3/4.

PAT twinchies

June 15, 2010

Been awhile since I have done PAT (pick a theme) art but I have been enjoying doing!

This is my Barbie themed twinchie…you may notice a bit of a resemblance to my Barbie chunky page….

I have gotten my use out of the free flier from the Children’s Museum. (Thanks, Judy)

This is for Liz-hope you find her “simply naughty”

How can you resist art by Gil??

The porch is alive!

June 15, 2010

Spring has flowed into summer and the porch is looking alive with flowers, birds and veggies(yes, much to Pat’s dismay I planted tomatoes in what really is a flower bed in the front-hey gotta go where the soil is good!)

These were a fab thrift store find-a chipped teapot, cups, a bent spoon

and a tea ball makes for a lovely setting don’t you think?

Clematis and lavender, two of my favorite purples!

This is an old picnic basket that, frankly, didn’t fair

so well in the shed. I don’t think the flowers seem to mind though. 🙂

new  hummingbird feeder from the kids for Mother’s day

Gerber daisies just make me happy

And last, but not least, my tomato plants. And an update to this photo, I have tomatoes starting!

(Hmm, is that Belle’s butt I see on the porch?)