Sunday, August 29, 2010

I've Been Out An About

Hello Fellow Bloggettes!! (I don't have any male followers) I'm enjoying the last days of summer with my son before school starts. I hope you all are having a wonderful time as summer wraps up! I've made a little something to explain my Artful State Of Mind.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I've Been Painting ...

... and posting my progress on You Tube. Please feel free to leave critiques.

Hope everyone is enjoying the end of summer vacation - I can't believe only 2 more weeks and the kids are back in school!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pattern Panashe on SOC

Scraps of Color is a great site with great challenges, especially for scrapbooking. I have done more scrapping since January, than I have the entire 5 years I was hoarding supplies!!

This week's challenge, for Technique Tuesday, was to combine at least 4 patterned paper and incorporate into a layout.

Now, this is not my thing, mixing lots of patterns, but I tried it. Now, I'm not on a design team, I don't work for any craft companies ... so when I list items at times that I've used - its only to share.

The papers are by Fancy Pants.
The letters are by Thickers
The *bling* is good ol' Stickles
The flowers are by Dear Lizzy

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Playing With Stamps_Celebrate Cards

I am so hooked on making these little stamps! I accidentally broke one of my soft blocks, so I doodled a little something on it .. and made these cards for a challenge.

I didn't have enough black ribbon, so I used cardstock and vellum. The lettering on the vellum is from my printer. I use a heavier vellum, so it isn't all hung up when I try to print something.

I also don't have swirly bling, so I used stickles for the swirls.

The little beads are floral drops from the gardening section at TARGET...I colored them with some dark alcohol ink.