Sunday, April 29, 2007

Altered Cigar Tin

I joined a swap where the hostess was kind enough to supply us all with a cigar tin and we are to alter it and then send on to our partner. I thought it sounded like a unique challenge for me as I have not tried my hand at too much altering but I do enjoy it! So I made this tin for my partner and filled it with a few goodies for her too.

I used Americana Acrylic paint in Light Cinnamon to paint the top of the tin. The blue/brown paper is from The Paper Pack - JoAnn Fabrics and the blue solid paper is from The Paper Place. I used both papers in assorted sizes to cover the front and insides. The slide is from the Cuttlebug slides die and the ribbon is misc scraps I had on hand along with the double spiral clippo , flower and butterfly.

I used floral peel-offs to decorate the corners both outside and in. Memories stamped in Black Noir is a TAC stamp. For a finishing touch I used beads on the four corners to make "feet" for it to stand on. The beads are from a great shop not to far from me, I had fun playing and I will definately do it again sometime LOL

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I sent this link on to several people a bit back and today I got a note back from my mom/dad about it and thought i would share it with you all.
H. U. G. S = His Unfailing Grace Satisfies
That was a new one to me :)

I went to watch the video again as it makes me smile and I also checked out some of the other ones there - Korea and Amsterdam and Vancouver. The Korean one had this at the end:

Free Hugs
In this place, there is love
In this place, there are smiles and happiness
To find this place, you need not money
You just need a little courage
Stop. Look around and see your friends and family
And share the love

So look around and share the love!


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Giveaway of the Day

Giveaway of the Day

I check this site out daily and today was a good one - maybe you can get in time still too!

I spent the morning shopping for my MOTHER gift for one of my groups. We were to buy something for each letter and package it up for our partner. I had fun doing it but I always feel like I never have enough in these things LOL so I will probably add another item or two. I am also debating on what I want to package it in. Ohhhhhhh so many choices!

I also got myself a few odds and ends since things were marked down anywhere from 30-60% off. I really wanted to get that darn Cuttlebug but it was $70 and I thought WooHoo I have a 50% off coupon - OH NO NO NO - it was on sale for the $70 so no can use the coupon. What a crock that is - darn it I really want that thing! So I dot myself a circle punch since my other one broke and I am going to play some this afternoon making some spin cards. I went to Stamp Chat last weekend and that was the card that Damien taught and I liked how it turned out so now my turn to play with it. I think I will play in the colors for one of the swaps I am in so if I like them I get a swap done too - multi tasking don't you love it!

Alanna is off at her daughter's wedding today - it is beautiful here and I hope there also. I am sure they are having a wonderful time and I bet Christine looks absolutely stunning! I can't wait to catch up with her on chat tomorrow or Monday and get the scoop!


Friday, April 20, 2007

Pretty Pastels

I made this for a swap at Stampers Corner. I had fun playing with my scalloped oval once again :) If I could just get my hands on the GIGA one I would be in heaven so I can layer them! LOL

I love the two-step stamping sets and used the SU Heartfelt Thanks one here.

Inks were Palette Inks and paper is from The Paper Place here where I live.

Working on some ATC's now - maybe share them another day!


Thursday, April 19, 2007

SPRING is here today

for a bit at least so to celebrate I am sharing my SPRING Spell It Out ATC's for the SwapBot swap I hosted.

S is for Spring Flower
P is for Pink Pigs
R is for Red Rose
I is for Imagine
N is for Nine Shells (on the postage like paper)
G is for Girl

They were fun to make and I hope my partner enjoys them!

Have a good one!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I am a Stampers Corner Angel

I got my package today with all kinds of goodies in it - I can't wait to play but tonight I had a meeting and then was doing some house chores - dang that cleaning ritual we have to do once in awhile! So maybe something to post tomorrow night :)


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Spell It Out Swaps

I host some swaps on SwapBot and one of them is a monthly Spell It Out ATC swap. The idea is to make one atc for each letter of the word. This is what I made for the ARTIST. It is a fun way to add to one's atc collection.

Bella Card

This is my try at a Bella card. My friend Alanna sent me the images to play with for a swap she is hostessing. I used a strip of Shaving Cream background on the top and affixed with gold brads. Then I colored the Bella with my Watercolor Crayons. Stippled the edges with a Palette Ink and mounted onto the yellow cardstock. I then mounted it all on Blue and onto a white card blank. It was a fun image to play with.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Starting Fresh

Well I had created a blog a little while ago after seeing another friends but I started treating it more like a diary or journal and thought hey I don't think I really want to share all that with the world LOL so I am making this blog for the art end of my life. I look forward to posting more of it online for others to see instead of just hiding away in my computer LOL.

This is a card I made for a sketch challenge on my group swapping4fun. I really enjoy the sketch challenges and also the mystery image - it challenges me to step out of my comfort zone sometimes and learn some new tricks and techniques :)