Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Puzzle and Bag

I purchased these big puzzles from "Pick your Plum", which is a site that offers one day deals.  They have a wide variety of different crafting supplies.  I made this for my Mom, it is a pic of the species parade in Bellingham this last May.  I really haven't figured out yet how to get the puzzle apart without the scraggly ends but I am working on it.  I made the bag for the puzzle as well.

I didn't have any animal prints ( OH Dear...prob. need to get some) but I think the butterflies fit the theme ok.

This is a pic. of Anali and Mallory in their species parade costumes.  Anali isa dragonfly and Mallory is a mountain goat.  Quite inventive.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Charm Swaps

I just received my second charm swap in the mail yesterday.  Roni at has hosted these and is very generous and contributes her significant amount of time to sort through all the beautiful artwork, she sends a charm of her own and a beautiful pin to display your charms.  THANKS SO MUCH RONI!!!!!  So here they are......

These are the charms I received.  I love the tags some of the artists send with their charm (I will have to do that next time!)

This charm was made by Sherry.  She does beadwork and fiber art.

Sandy created these shrink plastic charms.  I think this is the bliss set from SU and I am guessing she colored with alcohol inks?

Pam created this beauty.  I think the chip is a countertop sample cut up???

Brenda created this with a metal bezel/paper/dried botanical/star sequins and glossy accents from Ranger

Roni sent this pin and charm.  Just love the simplicity and vintage feel of this charm!

Here is the whole group on the pin (mine is the shrink plastic, pearls on the bee resin paper)

Just in case you missed it, this is the first group.  Mine is the robin.  I cut it out of some beautiful wrapping paper.

So here they are!!!  I so enjoy this swap and will definitely participate in the future if Roni is so kind as to host again!

felt flower card

I have been wanting to make some felt flowers for quite a while.  I have seen them on various blogs.  These are made from a sizzix die called "build a flower" (how original LOL). I saw this printed felt a JoAnns and picked out other colors from there.  You can get a few flowers from a sheet of felt.  The plain colors are only 29 cents.  The prints etc. run a little over a dollar.  Now that I have dived in........

 I don't know where I found this has been in my stash forwever but worked great with these colors. The 4 U is a Penguin Pants alphabet.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mermaid ATC

SO........I am sure no one else but me has ever purchased something not knowing what you were going to use it for.  I do that endlessly...however this ATC shows that you just never know when that "bad habit" will pay off.  This is for my ATC International swap.

The beautiful sparkle in the back is "hot fix" fibers that you iron between parchment paper.  I found this vintage advertisement on the copyright free site.  The scales are made from the same fibers.  I punched out a flower and cut the petals up then glued them on.  I like the 3 D effect.

Rooster ATC

I made this hand painted ATC for the loteria swap.  I did a previous one that was OK, but I like this one better.  Now before you think I can draw or paint all on my own....this is a picture printed on fabric then over-painted with acrylic.  The black frame is my new enamel accents from ranger.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I have been very busy painting my bathroom and getting ready to put in the new floor etc.  Thats my excuse for lack of art work...(and I am sticking to it!).  My daughter and her roomate came to visit and we went to old navy.  I bought a cute top....and darn no earrings to match. 

The top is this color with white dots.  I thought the mix of square and round was a good fit.

Stampin Up Evening with Sunny and All

Another fun get-together at Sunny's house.  Here are the cards we made.  I have seen so many cute things made out of the ornament punch....but never this. 

I really like the colors in this one.