Friday, June 27, 2008

layouts and Maureen

Just posting a few layouts. I used Teresa Collins' Journal It Box and Making Memories Journal Box. Also, this is Maureen, I snapped this shot at the movie theater when we were there last week. I have never much been into the hulk, but he looked so monsterous there in the theater that I had to get a pic. Looking forward to the last of the allstar games this weekend. Hope to get to the Red Bee too.

a couple more atc swaps. This is a tree swap and a favorite artist swap. My favorite artist at the time being is Modigliani. That may change though, depending on the day. Who's you favorite artist?

Monday, June 23, 2008

atc swaps

I joined a few atc swaps to keep me busy for the next few days. Here are just a few ready to get put in the mail. I went to a Dali exhibit today and to Sherman's Gardens today. I forgot my camera, but took some pics with my cell phone. Any idea of how to get the pics off my phone and onto the computer? Don't think I have a cord that fits. I'd like to share some of the flowers I saw. They were beautiful.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I scrapped at the Red Bee last night with Denise and Lara. We had fun and got a lot done. They have a lot of great new papers and stickers in. Not that I need a thing. These are my favs from the night.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pony Swap

I had to make more ponies for the Painted Pony swap. I misplaced the first batch. Not sure where they are hiding, but I'll find them some day and they will be a nice surprise. So, these will go in the mail right away. Art Camp has started yesterday, so I'll post some pics soon of all the creativity going on there. Our theme is tropical island, which would be a nice place to be right now, but if that's not do-able then at least we can make art about it right?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Photo Editing

Oh, I am having so much fun. I am taking a photo editing class online with Adriane Looman from Scrapbooking In Style. I have just learned a few techniques so far and I can see a huge improvement on my photos. This is a great class. Check out her blog. She has some really amazing photos.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Dad's Day

Happy Father's Day to all and to my dad especially. Thanks for all you do for me and my family. You're the best.
Isn't this the coolest quilt ever? My mom made it for Henry and I love it. So artsy.

Friday, June 13, 2008


I got this screen in the mail from the Birds and Bonnets swap that Beth and Karla put on. Love it so much. Thanks to the host of this swap and also to these artists Chris Peden and Jan Thomansonand Karen Otto and Debbie Doughty

Also, now that I am summer vacation, I joined a zetti arch swap and made these last night. I am trading them through Mail Art World. I was inspired by the arches my atc friend Roc has been making and posting here. What are you up to?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

End of the School Year!

I made another altered lunch pail for Emma's teacher. She likes the more vintage look so I tried to use that kind of paper. I packed it with a devotional book and a restaurant gift card.
Working on a new logo for the P.E. shirts for next year. Going to run this by the P.E. teacher today. She wanted something edgy, so I used graffiti lettering and splattered look.
These are my 8th grade advanced artists who are leaving Calvary to go to high school. Graduation is tonight. I hope they all pursue their artistic talent and come back to let me know what art college they are going to. We have had a great year and I have really enjoyed these kids.

This is a sample project for summer art camp. It's a fish made out of a plastic water bottle. I just cut the end off and made a tail shape and stapled it back on. I used sharpie markers to color it in and added a couple of holes at the top to string it up. And lastly, the kids had class swim parties yesterday. This is Henry's class on the swing set at the Bucher's. They went bowling first and then played for a few hours at the Bucher's house. Later, Henry fell into a rose bush with no shirt on and got cut up pretty bad. He is fine though. He just looks like he got in a fight with a rose bush and he claims he won. Today is the last day of school. I think it has gone by so fast. It's been a great year and I hate that it is ending cuz it really has been special, but on the other hand, summer is looking mighty fine at this point too.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Altered Lunch Box

Last post for this morning and I need to get ready for work (just one week left until summer vacation). I bought some cute little lunch boxes at Michael's and altered this one with scrapbooking paper and stickers and embellishments. I need to make a few more. Really easy and so cute. I am going to put something inside for an end of the year teacher gift.

Besides Art

Warning: Softball Post
Besides being creative this weekend. I watched 5 softball games. Our Tustin team took second place in the tournament. The girls really came together and played hard. The championship game came down to extra innings and the other team beat us by one. Go Tustin.

board book

I went to the Red Bee on Friday night and designed this board book for a mom and me crop in August. Check the store for details coming soon. I also did my two layouts for the month, but forgot to take pics of them. They are on display at the store. I am also working on some cute altered lunch pails for teacher's gifts. Photos coming soon.

Friday, June 6, 2008

art files

Just going through some art files at school and found these. They are some of my favorite. I am so inspired by my students. They make me want to buy a bunch of canvases and paint all summer. Looking forward to some creative time in June, July and August.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Got these back a bit ago, they are all collaged atcs.