"The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit,
the greater your capacity to create."

~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, September 29, 2008

Go Fish

Awhile back, when I was doing the intuitive watercolor, I made this background but just couldn't really see an image there... so I decided to add the fish instead. I used souffle pens to add the gills and speckled scales. The letters for the words are rub-ons and the air bubbles are "crystal" stickers.

I'm putting this card into the monthly Winner Take All lottery drawing on Paper Traders... wish me luck!

Take Flight

This is the spread I made for Hermine's tip in journal on Paper Traders. Her theme is wings. I wanted to use those little winged seed pods but they were just too fragile... so I came up with these dragonflies instead. It's hard to tell from the scan, but the wings are all glittered and a couple of them have pop-up dots underneath.

Gypsy Music

I made these cards a couple weeks ago and they were just too simple... so last week, I pulled them apart and added the ribbons and torn papers under the words - much better!

These APC's (altered playing cards) are for the October monthly challenge on Paper Traders. The project is a "52 Card Dress Up" and each month we decorate a different set of numbers based on the topic set by the guest artist. I am the guest artist for October and I chose "Music" for my challenge.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Illustrated Poe

I made these cards for Teri's Illustrated Poe swap on Paper Traders. The images of all the ladies came from magazine ads. This swap was quite challenging for me mostly in the way of resources - I just could not seem to find images that would fit the theme. All things considered, I'm pretty pleased with the final results.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never Forget

Monday, September 8, 2008

Lenna's Row House Swap - revisited

Today my mailbox held a wonderful surprise - lots of beautiful row houses! I received a house from each of the following artists:
  • Rena Matus (a lovely house with butterflies and a pretty turquoise key with a dangle)
  • Dottie Mucha (a gorgeous turquoise house by the sea with copper trim)
  • Louise Lucero (an artistic house with pink curtains, a cute little butterfly, and the word "love")
  • Cynthia Weed (a creative fabric house with an adorable little girl that says "housesitting on a summer day")
  • Shannon Sawyer (a lovely bird house on one side and a cute play house on the other)
  • Fiona Brockie (this cute little house has an asian background with a butterfly girl transparency and an angel peeking over her shoulder)
  • Martha Franklin (a pretty little white church with sparkly stained glass windows)
  • Kara Klein (a clever little green & blue dog house)
  • Cathy Dodt-Ellis (a sweet little pink & blue crackled house with a heart over the door)
  • Sharon Walworth (a beautiful antique looking house with bronze and cream elements)
You can see photos of all the houses in this swap on Lenna's website. If you are one of the artists listed above and would like to send me a link, I'd love to include your blog address in this post!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Welcome to my journal

This is the welcome page that I created for my Hands round robin journal on Paper Traders.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

My Scared Lady

I made these ATC's for Teri's "Something Witchy This Way Comes" swap on Paper Traders. The object was to take a song title and change it to something spooky. I used songs and images from My Fair Lady and I call this set "My Scared Lady" instead.

Flying Machines

I made this spread for my sister's "Winged Things" round robin journal on Paper Traders. This actually goes in last year's journal, the same one I did the Bee spread for... but I had this flying machine idea and wanted to do it too!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Green Tiger Press

For my birthday, my coworker gave me all of these great pictures from Green Tiger Press. They're so awesome and I hope I can come up with some amazing way to utilize them...

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

ATC Giveaway

Another great blog giveaway to check out... Shari Beaubien has a ton of ATC's to add to a lucky someone's collection: Shari Beaubien

Birthday Blossoms

Today I got a wonderful surprise at the office - floral delivery! I received a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses and lilies with mylar balloons in a lovely green ceramic pot from a dear friend who moved out of state recently. Not much else can make you feel more special than having flowers delivered =)

Halloween Giveaway

Paper Imagery Designs has a fun blog giveaway for Halloween (one of my favorite holidays!) They have some cute stuff up for grabs so go check it out: Paper Imagery Designs

Monday, September 1, 2008

Birthday Blessings

I have received several birthday blessings from friends and family today... funny and pretty cards and sweet emails... some cute personal items from friends, including a tube of yummy blueberry lipgloss... and a beautiful card from my parents that made me cry! It spoke of how proud they are of me, which just means so much to a girl who's greatest childhood fear was disappointing her parents - that was the worst punishment, even more than spankings or being grounded, when I was a child. I certainly haven't made all the right choices along the way, but I guess I turned out okay =)

Rainbow Tree

A friend sent this to me this week and I could really relate to it so I'm sharing it with all of you...
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.