Thursday, January 28, 2010

Valentine card for my 2 year old Grandson

I think he'll like all the things to touch on this card. The black strip is embossed too although it didn't show up on the scan.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

project of the day

I wanted to do some jewelery today so I made some dragonfly earrings for myself like I did for my friend's Charlotte and Claudia for their birthdays. I decided to do my earring as leverbacks instead of french wires and the heart charm is another charm I made for my valentine charm bracelet.

Monday, January 25, 2010


This is my amaryllis today. It looks a bit sad after looking so glorious with 4 blooms. These 3 remaining blooms are fading away. But the good news is that is more blooms in the center that are forming and there is another stalk going up!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

charms and glass slide

I got my charms and a glass slide back from a Valentine charm swap that I was in with my art group, AAWA. I love them all! Thanks to Shelly Rae for the heart charm with the beautiful packaging, Yooper for the pink bottle with heart, Jeri for the red charm with flowers inside, Diann for the pink flowered heart, Carol for the red heart charm, Candy for the lovely glass slide, and Jean for the oriental woman that has "joy" on the back. The last red heart charm was mine.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

AAWA Challenge - create an altered Valentine tin

One of the girls on my online art group has challenged us to create an altered Valentine tin. I hope to create some more but here is one that I did today.

Monday, January 18, 2010

3 new blooms

Here is the latest picture of the amaryllis. It has 4 blooms now.

Friday, January 15, 2010

erosion bundle

I am doing an erosion bundle to hang until Spring. You can learn about erosion bundles here at this site:

An erosion bundle is art material for a future project that has been weathered.

I wanted some colorful stuff in my bundle to see how it will look when the weather has it's way with it.

I have put fabrics, papers, recycled things & all kinds of stuff in my bundle. It is in a brown paper bag and then that is in a mesh bag.

This is how my bundle looks hanging in a tree and I was sure to tell my DH about it so that he would know what it was.

Monday, January 11, 2010

1st bloom

Today is a day to celebrate. I have my first bloom on the amaryllis and my Christmas decorations are all down now and in the garage ready to put back up in the attic! Yipee!
Jean asked on comments if cats eat amaryllis and I did a little research and if they do it seems that it can cause nausua and vomiting so I guess it is better to keep this plant away from your kitties. I have 4 cats myself but I keep this plant up high and where the kitties cannot get to easily. I've never know them to bother one of these plants but better safe than sorry with your kitties.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Valentine banner 2010 - MMM

Thanks to my friend Charlotte for teaching us how to create this Valentine banner at our altered book club yesterday. I added three hearts to it yesterday to help it stretch all the way across my mantle. The red, white and black flowers were a present from my friend, Dorothy and I thought that they would look perfect on my banner.
My friend, Barbara has encouraged me to join the challenge this week at Mixed Media Monday so I am going to add my banner to their art there where their challenge for this week is something new.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

January tag

This is a tag I made for my local altered book club and my online art group's monthly mingle.
The Christmas picture is a picture from a magazine and it was my design inspiration from my online art group. I used silver embossed clock faces for the silver in the picture and used the color blue (even though my tag colors included lots of yellow ink too) and ribbon on my tag is inspied by the ribbon on the gift. I wanted to use a New Year's theme for my local altered book club since this is our January tag. The quote says, "Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right." Opray Winfrey

Monday, January 4, 2010


Here is this week's picture of my amaryllis.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Be My Grungy Valentine

This is a hangie that I made for my art group - AAWA's monthly lottery.

I used my UHU twist and glue which was a freebie that was sent to me. I really like it! It does a little glue but you can twist it up and it makes a bigger surface to glue with. I will definately be a fan of this glue from now on! Thank you UHU!

Now UHU is my favorite glue stick and my favorite clear liquid glue.