Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Artist Canvas

Thanks everyone for the well wishes, I'm finally feeling a little better. I made this little project using an 8 x 8 x 1 1/2 canvas. It's not what I had intended to do with it but I started playing and this is what I got, but I love it!! Still need to figure out what to put on the sides though. This will be my entry for Simon Says Stamp and show where the challenge is Show a Hat The art chicks hat is made with Wendy Vecchi's ( Clearly for Art and covered with Sticky Back Canvas, the butterfly was made with Wendy's Black Clearly for Art, the bottle was also made from CFA & Art Parts. That was the first time I had a chance to use CFA and I love it!! I also used sticky back canvas on the dress form. I used some of Tim's new ideaology on it and Wendy's new Art Parts, so much fun!! I used the new distress stains on most of it. I'm in love with those new distress stains and Wendy's CFA and Art Parts!!! So fun to play with!! And Tim's die cuts, love them!! The sign says I am an artist, not really but it sounds good!! lol Have a good one everyone!! Donna

Monday, March 28, 2011

Stylish Award

I feel like I have been away forever!! First a week at our son's and then this past week a horrible horrible cold, I think it is the worst cold I have ever had!! I Broke down on Fri. and called the Dr. and got some antibiotics, they've helped some with the fever and what I was coughing up but the cough and nose thing are still really bad!! I cough so hard all night I'm not getting any sleep!! I need some sleep!!!!! Hope it goes away soon!!!!! So needless to say I have no creativeness to show you! I actually did make a spring banner last week for a class I was doing but didn't take any pics (I'm slipping here!) I did start working on something yesterday so hopefully in the next few days I will have something to show you. A few weeks ago I was given the Stylish blogger Award for my blog from Candy Colwell, check out her blog it is fantastic Thank you so much Candy!!

Here are the Stylish Blogger Award Rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.

2. You share 7 things about yourself.

3. Award 7 recently discovered new blogs and contact them to let them know they've been awarded. (Some of these may not be "New" blogs but I just love and respect their work).

Here Are 7 Things About Me:

1. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have been married for 40 years. Unbelievable!!

2. We have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl and 4 grandsons with another grandchild on the way...loves of my life!!

3. I used to own a scrapbook store.

4. I don't like shopping, I like to know what I need and get in and get it and get out!! Unless of course it is a craft store, I can spend hours in them!! lol

5. My favorite show is Dancing with the Stars!!

6. I love going to the lake!! You could drop me off in the spring and come back and pick me up in the fall!! I'd love it!!

7. My favorite place to go and eat is Red Lobster, I love shrimp!!

Now for my SEVEN blog picks to honor with this award:

Lori Hassler -

Susan Kesselman -

Linda Ledbetter -

Nancy Crissinger -

Hels Sheridan -

Eileen Bellomo -

Sherry Goodloe -

I hope you will check out these wonderful blogs and the amazing work these talented ladies do!

Hope to check in later this week.

Have a good one!!


Monday, March 21, 2011


No time this morning to do a long post but wanted to pop in to announce the winner of the Visual Artistry stamp set. By random draw the winner is Deanna Cosgrove. Congratulations Deanna!! Please email your address to me and I will get it in the mail ASAP!!

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments, well wishes and prayers for my son!!

Have a good one!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Memorabilia Box for CCC #35

For this weeks CCC (last one, boo hoo) on Linda's blog the challenge is Design Details. I wanted to use some of the new toys that I have gotten. I started out with a whole different plan in mind and chucked it then went with something else then chucked it, wasted a lot of time and I just could not not participate in the last challenge!! Finally ended up with a travel box for memorabilia.

I always have memorabilia from trips etc. and wanted a box to store them in until I figured out a good use for them. I don't have much of the technique called for in the challenge on it but it's there. And oh I had fun using some of the new things I have added to my stash recently!! I did the tag with Broken China Distress Stains then added a little peeled paint Distress Inks here & there on it. And yes, I kinda did the tag like Tim did on his last blog post, I had just gotten the stamps so it was nice to see an idea for them. The new Distress Stains are absolutely wonderful, love them!!! And the Old Jalopy die cut and travel stamps are pretty awesome to! Stampers Anonymous has the best stamps!!

Top of box

I'm leaving Sun. for another trip, going to go see our son Shad & his family in Kansas, so excited to see them! Shad is in the Army and leaves for Afghanistan the first part of April, so it will be a bitter sweet visit. After all these years you'd think I would be used of it, but I hate it!! So the major worrying will begin again for another year!! Shad's little boy Kevin is 4 years old now, so it is going to be harder for him this time around!! Hey, on a happier note I found out I'm going to be a grandma again, our son Joey & his wife are going to have another baby this Sept. I have 4 grandsons now so I'm really hoping they have a girl, will she be spoiled or what!! lol

I have to pay more attention to my shopping, I ordered Tim's small Visual Artistry stamps and I already had them!! So how about a give away, just leave a comment and I will choose a random winner on Mon. 3/21/11 when I get back.

Have a good weekend everyone!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sewing Room Die Cut/Distress Stains

Wow, 3 posts in one week that is a record for me!! Wish I could do that more often!!

When we went on our scrapbooking weekend we stopped off at the scrapbooking store before we headed out (of course) as if we needed anymore product but it is always fun to have something new to work with! They had a couple of Tim's new die cuts in, Oh My Goodness I think I was actually shaking when I got his new Sewing Room die cut in my grubby little hands!! lol
I also had ordered the new Distress Stains and they came in the mail Thurs. so yesterday I finally had a chance to play with the die cut & stains. Love, love, love those stains, can't wait to try it on a bigger project, they will be awesome for that!!

The picture isn't the best but here is the tag I made. I used the die cut on grunge board, then cut just the dress part out of sticky back canvas. I used peeled paint distress stain for the background on the tag, and wild honey for the dress. I had to dress it up a little and used Tim's ribbon on the bottom of the dress, I used glossy accents on the button. I put twine around the spool piece for thread which was a little thick, will have to look for something thinner for the next one. I also stamped on the background with Tim's Visual Artistry small clear stamps, which are really cool! Absolutely love the Sewing Room die cut and the Distress Stains are to die for!! Lot's of fun!!

Have a good weekend everyone!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Dimensional Collage Fragment

It's hard to believe that we are on week #34 for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenges on Linda's blog I did pretty good for the first part of the challenges in keeping up but life got in the way of completing all of the challenges, but it has been great to try different techniques which I might not have tried otherwise. Thank you Linda for doing them!!

For this weeks challenge Dimensional Collage Fragment I made a banner, I have totally been addicted to banners lately!! I used Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk Collection, and used the big fragment so I could get a lot on there, just love Graphic 45 paper!! I'm still not sure about the blue flower on there, I might change it out we'll see. Now I'm off to play with some new Distress Stains I got in the mail yesterday!! Yippee!!

Have a good one!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Scrapbooking Weekend

So this is where I was all weekend from Thurs. to Sun. It was fantastic, lots of scrappin, talking, laughing and just pure enjoyment!! Oh, forgot about the eating non-stop for 3 days, everyone brought wonderful food and lots of goodies!! It was so nice to get away for that many days and just scrapbook, I haven't done that in quite awhile! All in all between 6 of us which 2 were not there the whole time we scrapbooked 200 pages!! On Mon. I was really feeling the effects of staying up until 2:00 & 3:00 in the morning for 3 nights, man I was dragging!!

Picture from the loft of some of the girls scrapbooking.

What a great weekend!!
Have a good one!!