Sunday, February 27, 2011

Beautiful Gifts From OWOH

Not feeling well had kept me from posting and visiting this past week. Thankfully I am better and hope that this week I'll be visiting my favorite folks and catching up on their blog posts. One really nice thing that happened to me last week was that the door prizes I won during the OWOH event arrived and they cheered me up. Here are my gorgeous gifts.

This lovely initial charm necklace is from Wanda at Enchanted Threads. It was one of many prizes she offered during the event. I hope you take the time to go visit her beautiful blog. 

I was so lucky to have won twice. My other door prize gifts are from Dorthe at Den Lille Lade! She made a gorgeous art collage and a tag and there were other little pieces of lace and trim. I am so honored to have these awesome handcrafted gifts. These sweet ladies have brightened my life.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday~2/19/2011

The ice and snow is staring to melt away but I'm running out of pinks-on-hand so this is desperation time. I was making toast and wanted a bit of jelly. I opened the jar and there it was.

A sad jelly drop face. I must get out, I think it's called Cabin Fever, please forgive me.

I know this isn't pink but I had to share pictures of the tote bag from my sweet friend Pam at Cloth To Creation.  A few weeks ago she had a raffle to help with the flood victims in Australia and this tote was one of her beautiful creations she gave away. Lucky me! I won! It is so beautiful I love all the details of fabric, lace, trims, gems and buttons. All beautifully sewn. I'm using it to carry my knitting.

Take some time to hop to Pam's blog to say hello and please take some time to hop on over to say hello to our Pink Saturday hostess, Beverly, at How Sweet The Sound.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The One World One Heart Winner

With the help of the handy dandy Random Generator the winning number for my OWOH door prizes is:  # 46

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AlwaysInspired said...

What a pretty journal!
Stop by and visit my OWOH! I'm #50!
February 2, 2011 5:21 PM

My door prizes are ~ 

This was my first One World One Heart Event and it was so much fun traveling all around the world visiting so many creative people. Thanks to Lisa  from Whimsical Bohemian for hosting this awesome event.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tag Tuesday~Friends!

Louise at Kard Krazy has a fun weekly challenge called Tag Tuesday. Each Tuesday she posts a theme for the tags. This week the theme is "Friends." These are my Friendly tags.

I used 3 different Stampin'up images over decorative paper and a Fench post card image from The Graphic Fairy.

Altered Flower image from The Graphics Fairy.  Friends quotation added in Photoshop. Flowers glammed up with dabs of glitter glue, a tiny bit of cheese cloth and the letter "F" were addded.
Click here to hop over to Louise's Tag Tuesday blog challenge. You'll find some awesome tag inspiration.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Blog Party!


I'm linking this to Marta's Valentine Party in Spain.
A Cookie Recipe For You!

Have a beautiful day!
Hugs, xxoo

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Cherish Family Keepsake Box

Several days ago I posted a tutorial for making copper ornaments. I used one of my ornaments to make this keepsake box for my Etsy Shop collection. I used the other copper ornament in the tutorial to embellish a tag that I will be giving away around the first of March.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Pink Saturday~Saturday February 12th

Our hostess, Beverly at "How Sweet The Sound," has chosen Valentines to be our theme for this Pink Saturday.

Happy Valentine's Day

I made some Valentine tags but first I'd like to show you my Valentine gift from my 5yr. old granddaughter, Mary Jane. Isn't she artistic?

Please click here to visit Beverly's blog. Say hello to her and visit the other P.S. participant links she has listed.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spot Challenge

I'm posting this to June's Spot Challenge at Dezinaworld. This week's theme is about Children's stories, rhymes, or songs. This is a poem that I wrote about 16 years ago called "Snow Fairies". The digital image is new.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tag Tuesday Correction~Tag On A Tag

Here is my correction tags for Tag Tuesday.
The theme this week "Tag On A Tag."

After I took the pictures I added a blue, a pink and a white flower to the Spring tag. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tag Tuesday

This is a little late in the day but it's still Tuesday...
These tag are going to Tag Tuesday. Click on the link and hop on over to see all the entries for today's theme "Circles".

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Mini Tutorial~

I was working on a copper ornament for one of my up-cycled box projects when it occurred to me that maybe someone would like to know how I made it.
I decided to share the technique here in my first tutorial.  I hope you enjoy the project.

Grungy Copper Ornament
Gather tools:
Light Weight Copper (cut to desired size)
Bone Folder/Burnisher
Decorative Edge Scissors
Adirondack Alcohol Inks
Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
Felt Blending Tool

Trim the copper sheet to desired size. Cut the copper with a tin snip or old scissors.
(Take care, the edges of the copper can be sharp.)
Flatten and smooth copper surface.

Tape the copper piece securely to a padded work surface.

Tape the stencil securely to the copper sheet.

Emboss copper using the stylus to trace around the edges of the stencil pattern.

Trim the edges of the copper with a decorative scissor edger.
They will cut through light weight copper.

Emboss a line down the long sides the copper sheet using a ruler and the stylus.

Draw a row or two of squiggly lines, repeating the pattern of the edger scissors on the ends.

Drop tiny puddles of the alcohol inks on the copper. Use several different ink colors and a metallic mixative.

Spray the ink drops with alcohol blending solution.

Blend the inks and solution until you achieve the desired effect.

Attach the finished copper ornament to your project with your favorite glue or tacks.

Tip: Use trims, Stickles, or glitter glue to cover the sharp edges of the copper ornament.

The paper on the box with the copper ornament is from Shabby Cottage Studio.

I hope you enjoyed this free tutorial. If you share this tutorial please give credit to Linda Adams at Random Creativity.

Featured in a "Etsy Treasury"

I'm so excited, my butterfly keepsake box was selected for a Treasury collection on Etsy.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Pink Saturday~February 5th

It's Pink Saturday once again. Thanks to our Pink Saturday hostess Beverly at "How Sweet The Sound."  Please hop over to her blog to say hello.

Magenta Ice!

Pink Ice!

This ice was hanging off of the patio roof. Photoshop is so much fun!
But it's too cold to play outside so let's play inside.

The match boxes are little birthday gifts for two close friends. 

 I added little charms to create drawer pulls.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Red Dress Day~February 4, 2010

In Honor of Red Dress Day

Her name was June.
She liked to have fun.
She LOVED the color RED and looked great wearing it!
She truly had a HEART of GOLD...
My mother, June, passed away at the age of 85 on January 1, 2009. If I would have found all of my creative blogger friends sooner she would have loved being part of the community. She was very creative, an expert seamstress for many years. She was skilled at needle crafts. When she could no longer work with fabric and fibers due to her health conditions. She took up paper crafts. She enjoyed making greeting cards with her handmade papers and rubber stamping. She started using the computer to make her cards the last few years of her life and I know she would have loved digital arts. My sister, a talented seamstress,  and I often feel the presents of our mother when we are creating things. June, my mom, a kindred spirit.