Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The new Tim Holtz fabric is awesome! I whipped up a raggedy teddy this morning and had a blast. This is an original design I made years ago and felt the need to revisit it today. It's just a baby bear measuring about nine inches. I stained the edges with Tim's distress inks and used his pin to attach it to a loop for hanging. I think it's adorable in any position but especially love the dangle look. This is a fun easy quick lil' bear to make and stuff in your Christmas stocking and give away as gifts. Hope you like and make a few yourself. Here's my pattern as a gift to you.

Monday, March 25, 2013

I don't know why none of the links showed up in my I go again trying to get them up there for ya'll. Johanna and Darcie ************************************************************************************************************************************************ Martha ************************************************************************************************************************************************ Jim ************************************************************************************************************************************************ , Jenny Ozgran

"Life Goes On" and so does my ART

Mixed media canvas. I used an old cabinet card copy of a little girl. I made the blue flowers form a technique I learned form a GF, OzGran Jenny,she has a blog and Ustream live show at: check her out...I love making these in all kinds of fabrics. This is a canvas with dominos made at my dearest GF Martha's (her design) during the Ustream Marathon 2012/13 in her new "Playhouse" What a fabulous time I had along with the other gals including Nancy and others who where there taking this class. Here's Martha's blog (she also does Ustream and just Google Seekingforart and you will be amazed at her talents and creativity. This was soooo much fun for me to make. It's GF Johnna's design, a vintage travel trailer "Scotty". I did not attend the live Ustrem class for this or use her template, but when I found out about it I went "bonkers" and made it straight away! This is her and sister Darcie's blog...these gals are just so much fun and together they just blow you away with there talents and laughter...and a bit of sisterly love. Check them out, there's a new LIVE show coming at the end of March you don't want to miss with a supply list and "play" along show...I'll be there. Here's a project that I so enjoyed making and it's a giftie for a GF. Jim The Gentleman Crafter is just too much fun to join in on his Ustream show and just die laughing and have a blast. Here's is blog and Ustream have to come and play along with won't be sorry 'cause his talents are fantastic and he generously shares the tricks and tips of creating. Here are some mini books I made and to take on my trip coming up in April for an Art Retreat in Austin Texas...YAY! I have lots of art made to share and i'm also giving a free "make and take" for the gang. Here's the hostess' blog. If you live in the area or want to come she has the details on her blog TY TY TY BREN! Check it out...she also has live art to show and share on Ustream...she's AWESOME! More Jenny style flowers...I soooo love making these simple but elegant flowers. So, in closing hope you all enjoyed my latest projects and know that "LIFE GOES ON".

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Tim Holtz inspired March Tag

This tag was inspired by the Rock Star of Art, Tim Holtz, my hero...he keeps me on my toes trying to inspire him as well. I LOVE what he makes but need to push myself to create a tag of my own design using his products. I always learn something new with the tutorials and techniques for the months themed tag and put it in my arsenal (yes, my brain is a dangerous place at times)for future "play time". I've been busy making tags for the past few day. I even made the next one on Ustream live with my much fun and to get their input and ideas makes the fun all the better...thank you my friends!!! more...I like the number 3 and "things" in threes, right? The pictures don't capture the sparkle of the Rock Candy dry glitter on all of them...but oh yeah!!, it's there and I dig it. Thanks for taking a peek...Peace and Love

Sunday, February 24, 2013

It's About Time Yes, I need to get back to my Baby~Blog...po' thing has been neglected for almost a year now. I've had life changing incidents that are mostly to blame for the absence. I'm now a "proxy momma" to my 21 year old niece Leslie and it's been a challenge since August to say the least dealing and managing her many disabilities. We are now getting these things under control and moving forward in a positive way. My beloved husband became ill just a few weeks after Leslie was taken in to live with us. He fought a long brave fight for his life after a surgery that went horribly wrong with many complications after removing a 10 inch section of his small intestine. Two surgeries in two days, two days later a heart attack and then back on a ventilator. He survived longer then any doctor had expected and truthfully the hardest thing was seeing him in pain and suffering for a little more then two months. He was laid to rest on November the 1st, All Saints Day (my request) just after hurricane Sandy and we were fortunate and blessed to have the Military service he deserved. Thank you to my dear girlfriends for all their support through a most difficult time...I wouldn't have survived without them...especially Martha (SeekingForArt)who went above and beyond with her gentle but strong guidance and words that only can come from the many and more then I can mention here now for fear of omitting someone and hurting their all know who you are and what it means "to be there" for a sister in need. Well, on with the ART already Dar...and as Husband Deogracias "Dickie" would say, quote, "Life goes on"....doing my best to make him proud. What seems ironic is my GF Martha told me my last post was on the exact same flowers I'm going to post this evening for the TIM HOLTZ Tattered Flower challenge...she said just post the old pictures and we laughed. I made this tag and dig the end results and got a kick out of how much the little green flowers reminded me of BRUSSELS-SPROUTS...I got the technique given to us from a talented gal named Jess on her show. Products and supply list for FLOWERS: Tattered Florals Tim H. Alteration die Brown paper(packaging from a mail order) Tim H rubber stamps Perm. black ink pad Distress Stains, Mowed Lawn, Picket Fence, Dusty Concord and Gathered Twigs McGill ball stylus and foam pad (for shaping) PS: If you look at my last post you will see the same flowers made from black card stock....too funny!

Monday, March 12, 2012

New Art, catching up...

I'm posting a few of my latest projects. I have more but not enough time to take pix and format to upload...
I'm driving approximately 9 hours to visit girlfriend Mitzi this coming weekend. I look forward to having time together and so I made a few hostess gifts...I hate to go anywhere empty handed...old school manners momma taught me, LOL!

Next is another decorated box I'm posting for LINDY'S STAMP GANG.
I made the Cabbage Roses with the Tim Holtz die, some embossing, and loaded with awesome Lindy's sprays for a beautiful shimmer and shine as well as the I Am Roses mixed in amongst 'em. I added some awesome trims and a lil' vintage white birdie that has lots of worn and a shabby loved look.

Here are the Secret Sister Carol's gifties and handmade box. She has already received it so I can now post. She makes beautiful quilts and love to sew, so I took that theme with dress forms and ran with it...I had sooo much fun because I too love to sew.

Here is another Lil' Thimble Art Doll I made on my live Ustream show
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