Monday, August 19, 2013


It pays to have friends who have vendor routes that gives you gifts.
This rack will be great to put art on!
I have been able to gift several of the South Carolina girls in our Altered Book Club with one or maybe two of these. I hope to get 4 more today or tomorrow and everyone is tickled with this great rack or RAK (random act of kindness)!

Slide Mounts - Theme - In The Garden

 This is my first time doing slide mounts. I did these for a swap with my online art group, AAWA (an affair with art) and the theme was "In The Garden". I had some of these cute little flowers that my friend, Dorothy gave me so I used them on the front of the slide mounts.
I cannot decide which one to send to Susan who I am to swap with so I am going to let her choose if she wants the single one or the double one and I will keep the other one.
I used micro beads around the slides.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Paper Dolls

We had a paper doll evening at our local stamp and scrapbook store, Whimsey's. Carol had this doll that she had already stamped for us and a sample that she had made for us. The background frame was from an antique album that she has in her shop. I have her on my mantel and will enjoy her for a long time to come.
I also stamped these two paper dolls and will make something with them too when I have the time. We all had a really fun time at Whimsey's and we all look forward to what Carol will have in store for us next time! Thanks Carol!


Monday, August 5, 2013

We All Shine On - Mix It Monthly Challenge

Over on the Mix It Monthly Challenge blog HERE they have a new challenge up that I wanted to join in on. She has challenged us to do flower, the colors violet, red, yellow and yellow-green along with an inspiration from a vintage piece of jewelry.
Here is my vintage piece of jewelry which is not a great scan but I'm sure you can tell pretty much what it looks like. It is a piece of costume jewelry from my sweet Mother-in-law who is a giver. She is always giving everyone something.
Here is my piece of art in one of my art journals. I hope you can tell that the centers of the flowers were inspired by the vintage piece of jewelry. I knew I want to write a quote of something with the word "shine" or "shiny" in it. I also did the centers of the flowers with Stickles to make them shiny.
Then on the way to work this morning I heard this song on my favorite oldies station. I did not realize until I got home that it is a John Lennon song. Perfect - I love the Beatles and that is what my hubby of 43 years and I loved when we were dating.  The Zentangles seemed perfect for this Lennon song too. If you'd like to listen to it you can go Here and hear it on You Tube.  Warning though, it might just get stuck in your head like it's in mine.
I know my sweet Mother-in-Law who is 89 years old will shine on in many peoples' lives even after she is gone. I know for sure that she will shine on as a perfect example in my life!