Sunday, December 26, 2010

White Christmas

We did have a white Christmas this year!
We had 3 or 4 inches of snow.
We built a tiny snowman.

This is our snowy

Our grandson did snow angels.

This is a view of our back pastures.

This is our house all
Merry Christmas indeed!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Altered Deck of cards

My online art group is doing a year long project of an altered deck of cards.
This is the July project - the 2's - beach theme cards.

This is the August theme - 3's - travel.

This is the September theme - 4's - 1942.

This is the October theme - 5's - Autumn.

Day 10 - Twelve Days of Christmas

This is my beautiful little giftie from Sheila which holds some yummy treats. Thank you , Sheila. It is so cute and yummy too!
I'll be taking a break from 12 days of Christmas for a while. I have not received my last two gifties. The post office is holding them hostage.:(

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 9 - Twelve Days of Christmas

This day is the day that I show the gifties that I made for the 12 days of Christmas. They are a paper quilled snowflake and a Christmas banner that I made with my Cricut.

The ribbons on the Noel banner are adjustable so that it will hopefully fit the space that you put it in. That means that the bunches of ribbons on the ends slide up and down. I put mine on my mantel.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

day 8 - the Twelve Days of Christmas

This is my giftie for day 8 of the twelve days of Christmas from Linda S.
Thank you, Linda. It is lovely!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 7 - 12 days of Christmas

This is my giftie from
Liane for day 7 of the 12 days of Christmas.
Thanks, Liane. It's really pretty on my tree!

Friday, December 17, 2010

day 6 - 12 days of Christmas

This little birdie is my giftie for day 6 and it is from Kris. Thanks, Kris. I think this little birdie may have to hang around longer than just Christmas so that I can enjoy him.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

5th day - Twelve days of Christmas

This is my giftie from
Ellen. It is tags for my gifties.
Thanks, Ellen. What lovely tags these are!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

4th day of the twelve days of Christmas

This was my giftie from Elaine for the 4th day of the 12 days of Christmas.
Thanks, Elaine I have this beautiful ornament on my tree.
If you'd like to see Elaine's blog, go here:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

3rd day - Twelve days of Christmas

This is the cute ornament that Dawn gave us for the 3rd day of the twelve days of Christmas. Thanks, Dawn. I can't wait to see it on my tree!

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 2

This is my second giftie from the 12 days of Christmas and it is a Christmas card and a ceramic magnet from Cynthia. I wonder how she did that. I will post back if I find out.
Thanks Cyn, it's beautiful!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 1

I am participating in the 12 days of Christmas swap with my online art group, AAWA (An Affair with Art). This is the first day of opening our 12 gifts. The first giftie is from Candy.

This is Candy's gift before I opened it:

This is Candy's gift after I opened it:

Candy's gift was a beautiful strawberry hued tag with a Christmasy green pocket.
Thanks Candy! I will treasure it!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

drawing and watercoloring

These are two watercolors that I've done with my Fall group at my church. Something about being with these artists has challenged me to do things that I've never done before. The first design with the dove was designed on my computer from graphics that I had on some programs. I drew the circle with a circle that I had and freehand drew the dove. Then I had all kinds of fun putting the watercolors on.

The second one was done from a black and white drawing book of flowers that I have. I looked at the drawing of these lilies and drew it freehand. I call these ditch lilies because they grow wild in the ditches here where there was once an old home where someone originally planted the bulbs. They are actually day lilies.

I plan to add this verse to this drawing:

"Consider the lilies how they grow: They toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Soloman in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Luke 12:27

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What is Beautiful to You? - My Journal

This is my journal. Autumn in our online art group is doing some prompts for our journals and this prompt was - What is Beautiful to You? There are pictures of my Grandchildren on the other side of the cards in the pockets. There are lilies on the bottom of my journaling card pocket.
You can see Autumn's wonderful journal by clicking on Autumn's Antics on the right side of my blog under favorite blogs.
The Journaling says:

What is Beautiful to me:

My Grandchildren

My Family

My Pets - a dog, 4 cats, 2 horses and a goat

flowers - especially lilies

Impressionist art

Autumn - the colors of the Season

The Ocean - I love the beach

Hummingbirds - tiny beauties!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Odd Creatures - TMTA

This is my ATC for this week's theme at Think Monday-Think ATC. I think this little mermaid fairy qualifys for odd creatures.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn - TMTA

Here is my ATC for this week's theme at TMTA which is Autumn. I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's article in Creating Keepsakes Magazine to use my chalks.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

gifts for some special people

The wreath was a present that I made for my Sister for her birthday. The flowers are from my Mom's hydrangea bush and from my friend, Bren's bushes. I added a pretty blue ribbon after this picture was taken. I thought those pretty blooms needed to be enjoyed and they were already 95 percent dried.
The Shadow box is shown opened and closed. The inside picture was made from materials that I left out all winter in the elements for an erosion bundle. The art supplies are left out in the weater to see what the elements would do to the art supplies. I also showed the art supplies as they looked when they came out of the bundle. Not all of the materials were used so I may make another piece of art from them. The cowgirl was printed on the library card.
The shadowbox will be shown at my local altered book club for a project we were supposed to do. We were told to make a piece of hanging art.
Then I will give this shadow box to a special friend that wishes she were a cowgirl. So this project helped me do art from the erosion bundle, art for my altered book club project, and make a gift for a friend. Now don't you just love it when you can kill three birds with one stone?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

On the Good Ship Lollipop - TMTA

This is my ATC for Think Monday - Think ATC. Their challenge this week was famous people and I choose Shirley Temple. The background was a free background from one of my favorite blogs, Bluebirds living in the meadow. The link for this blog is on the right under Blogs I like to Follow. I did enhance the background with some watercolors.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fall ATC

This is a fabric ATC from my friend, Janet. She is a very talented quilter, doll maker, and cloth artist. Thank you, Janet, I'll treasure it!

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Girl and Her Shoes

This is a new altered book that I am starting for my altered book club, Second Saturday Altered Book Club. I purchased the book from my friend, Autumn. I did the first layout about Carrie Bradshaw in Sex & the City.

I will tell the girls to do layouts about girls and their shoes. I can think of Cinderella and Dorthy and the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz. Please do tell me in your comments if you can think of a girl and her shoes. I'm sure the girls in Altered Book Club would love suggestions.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This is my grandson, Noah with his badge from my friend Dee in Texas. Thanks, Dee for going to all that trouble to get it for him. He loves it and so do I!

Getting back into the swim of journaling

My friend Autumn inspired me to get back into journaling. Here is my 1st layout. The scissors are there because the middle piece wants to stick up and I needed something to hold it down.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Great weekend with our AB club!

This is pictures of me and our Altered Book gang. We had a great cowgirls weekend in Spartanburg, SC. We had fun as you can probably tell from the photos.
Did you notice my gun? Can you see Claudia way in the back?
Scrapbook Creations was wonderful!