Welcome to my Blog and please have a look around. I want to share some of my projects with you and hopfully they will inspire you to try something new in your art world.
Please fee free to leave a comment - I love to hear what you have to say.

The above picture is of my kitty Baxter, or better known as Mr. Boo, as he is a big scaredy cat.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Zentangles to Share

I did a Zen Bookmark swap and I wanted to share what I sent and what Sandy sent me. This is the front and back for the one I received from Sandy - her Zens's really rock!! I just love the sun on the front.
Thanks again Sandy!!

These are the two that I sent to Sandy. When I started them I wasn't very happy with them but as I started to add color everything started to pop and I ended up really liking them both.
This was really fun Swap and I now off to work on more Zen's. I find them to be very addicting and very relaxing to work on. Hope this will encourage you to give it a try and share your work with others.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Birthday Card

I made this for a friend at work, her birthday was yesterday and today the department celebrated by going out to lunch as a group and then we had yummy choc cake around 3PM. What a fun day!!
The paper I used had all the designs on it I just added glaze and glitter pens to add dimension and sparkle. The Happy Birthday is a transparency from Altered Pages and I added yellow with pink stitching ribbon to tie it all together.
Thanks for looking and I love to see your comments.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Send Love Today

Here is another card for a friend at SLT. I know that he love to fish with his son and I found these 3-D stickers and I put it together.
The papers are all from Hot Off The Press and the stickers are from K & Company. I added a little glitter pen to the trophy fish. Have to have just a little bling!!

Thanks for taking a look and I hope it will inspire you to send someone special a card just to say "Hi!"

Inchy By Inch Challenge - Places - Paris

I found this new challenge site Inchy By Inch, I have never made an Inchy before - boy it sure is a small piece to work on.

The images are all from Altered Pages. I used a small piece of gold hand made paper on the bottom, topped it with the word - I used a bit of Distressed Ink in Old Paper and Tea Dyed on the work, map and image. The star is a sticker with a little pink bling on it.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Crazy Amigo - Birthday Card

This week the challenge at Crazy Amigo is Birthday Cards.

On the background paper I stamped swirls in Caulk ink and attached three butterflies. Flowers from Bazzill and pearl centers from K & Co. Happy Birthday was stamped and embossed.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Send Love Today

Here is my newest card for SLT . I got to play with a new product for this card - Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Screens from Tattered Angels. The Mist is a really cool spray with lots and lots of sparkle to it and it come in a wide variety of colors. The Screen is a stencil that you spray over to get the design. For this card I used Glimmer Mist in Pink Taffy and once the design was dry I added Silver Glitter using a Glitter Pen. You can never have too much sparkle!!! The words were made with my trusty Dymo Labler and I added Distressed Ink in Pine Needle for a little contrast in colors. I the flowers are from Bazzill and Prima and once again I have added glitter with my Glitter Pens. The background paper is from Fancy Pants and I made the glitter design on white cardstock.
Thanks for taking a look and I would love to see you comments.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Our House - Butterfly - Fly Free

This week the challenge at Our House - We have Butterflies in the house.

My house has butterflies set free to fly. The background paper is from Cosmo Cricket, I used a little narrow piece using the other side for the roof line and the two corners I cut off to make the peak I painted with Crackle Paint in Shabby Shutters and Tattered Rose. While the paint was still wet I added glitter for that bit of sparkle. I cut the window and added an orange background for contrast of colors and a little ribbon for the shutters. The butterflies are from a vintage sticker sheet that I printed on Photo paper and I only adhered them in the center so their wings can fly. The buttons are from Foof-a-la and I used my Dymo Labler to create the words. I sanded the words a bit and added Distressed Ink in Tea Dye to bring out the letters. The little flowers are also from Cosmo Cricket and I added a bit of glitter glue to them.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Arty Girlz - Travel/Places

This week the theme at Arty Girlz is :

This week's challenge is 'TRAVEL/PLACES' ~ Thank you to Nancy who gave us the idea for this challenge as she suggested Asia/Africa". Thank you girlz for using my suggestion.

I have chosen to Travel to Africa. My background paper has Giraffes on it, I love Giraffes- enough so that I have a mother and baby tattooed on my arm. All the other images are from Altered Pages. I have added Distressed Ink in Shabby Shutters and Tea Dyed. For the fibers on the bottom I took three shades of twine and braided them into a ribbon. I added a bit of glitter pen in silver above the ribbon and Glaze pens in black and blue around the Giraffe picture and the map. You can see it better if you click on the picture. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Our House - Little Girl

This is a new challenge for me - Our House and the challenge this week, in our house there is a little girl!! So I have a Flower Girl in my house.
The Background paper is from Cosmo Cricket, I stamped and embossed butterflies in silver and blue, butterfly stamp from Stampington & Company. The image is from Altered Pages, the ribbon on the roof is brown with white stitching and the flowers are from Prima and I made the words with the Dymo Labler. I added a bit of glitter on the flowers with glitter pens in silver, pink and gold.
Thanks for looking.


I have been working on a few Zens this week and I just wanted to put them up for everyone to see. Hope you enjoy seeing them and that they inspire you to go and create something that you love.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Theme Thursday - Tea or Coffee

This week at Theme Thursday the theme is to use Tea or Coffee in your project.

My 4x4 is a child's Tea Party. I used Distressed Ink on the striped background for aging and a little coral chalk ink for color. The image is clip art from Print Shop and I put that on a beautiful gold metallic paper. Letter stickers from Sticko and Party is done with the Dymo Labler and then sanded to bring out the white.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Arty Girlz - 3-D

This week at Arty Girlz the theme is to us something that is 3-D.

This card is for my DH mother I needed dimensional things on the card as she is legally blind. The background paper is from Fancy Pants - Imagine, the swirl paper is BasicGrey, the large flower is white felt from Fancy Pants and I used green and pink glitter glue from Stickles. The letters are chipboard from Cosmo Cricket. I stamped flowers from Hero Arts and embossed them for texture.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Layers of Color - Friendship

This is my first challenge with Layers of Colors and their theme is Friendship. I made this Skinny for a new friend and I wanted to share with others.

The background paper is from Wild Asparagus, the images are from Altered Pages, ribbon from my stash, buttons from Foof-a-La. Words were made from a Dymo Labler using the other side of the paper. I used Antique Linen Distressed Ink all over the base paper to make it look older and stamped swirls with Tea Dyed Distressed Ink.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Gothic Arches - Chair

The challenge at Gothic Arches this week is Chairs - “A chair is a piece of furniture we all have and need to sit on it and rest or work. So I thought it was a great idea to use this as the centre of your arch. I’m curious to see all your arches with chairs!”
The background paper is from Cosmo Cricket, I added a brown with pink stitching ribbon at the bottom, the images are from Altered Pages, the swirl is Grungboard from Tim Holtz, which I colored with a gold glitter pen from Sakura. I used glitter glue in Fruit Punch around the whole piece, added the light blue flower from Prima and made the works with a Dymo Labler.
Thanks for looking - can't wait to see your comments.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Send Love Today

It's the beginning of a new month and I have a new Friend at Send Love Today to send cards to. This is the card that will go out tomorrow. If you click on the picture you can see more of the glitter that I have used.
The background paper is from Prima - Whisper Collection - Adored. I used the section of the paper that had this bird on it and outlined it with green glitter glue. I used yellow glitter glue to write above the bird "FLY FREE". The bird on the bottom is chipboard from Maya Road and I covered it with the other side of the patterned paper which is a green pattern. I used a glaze pen from Sakura in orange to outline the pattern and green glitter glue to outline the whole bird.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Make a Moo or Two - Gold

The Make a Moo or Two challenge this week is to use GOLD. I used the design on the pattern paper and highlighted it with a Gold Glitter Pen. I added the work LIFE in Gold glitter. I matted the Moo on a green cardstock.

Thanks for looking.

Altered Art Book

You may ask "Now you make all these really cute projects, but what do you do with them?" Well, since you asked I keep most of them in this wonderful book I am making. When I first make the piece I put it up on my bulletin board and when the challenge is over I put them in this book. It's really a weekly planner and it works great with the weekly challenges as I can put them in the week they were done. I also use some of the pieces I make in card I do - I like to show my book around and if someone like a piece I'll take it and make a card for them.
For the book I pained the whole thing with Gesso for a good starting place, I then added crackle paint in Old Paper, stamped images, and Alcohol Inks. The wing and letters are Grungboard. The letters are painted with Fire Brick Crackle Paint and while it was still wet I added glitter. The wings are painted a metallic Gold and the cat image is from Altered Pages. I still want to add more to it so it's a work in progress.

4 x 4 Friday - Vintage Bride

This week the Challenge at 4 x 4 Firday is Vintage Bride. This is a perfect one for me as I just got a new Collage Sheet from Altered Pages with this beautiful bride.

The background paper is from BasicGrey - Sultry, I used Distressed Ink in Antique Lines over the whole piece and then stamped the swirls, Hero Arts, with Tea Dyed. I used white chiffon ribbon on the sides, you can see that better if you click in the picture, flowers from Prima and I added a bit of color using Distress Inks in Tea Dyed and Worn Lipsitck. Words were made with Dymo Labeler and paper. I sanded the embossed letters to get them white. I added Diamond Glitter Glue to the ribbon and the Brides dress for the bit of sparkle. Every Bride wants to Shine!!

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment.