Thursday, July 31, 2008

black and white

Gearing up for the Black and White swap, I found some great photos on google for inspiration. I love black and white together with no other hue. I think it's really dramatic.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Hellow friendly blog readers. I have been out of town lately, not near my trusty computer to upload great art pictures. I will be back in a few days and hope to share some great vacation pics. I think I even missed a Sunday Postcard Challenge. I am looking forward to the Sweet and Sinister Swap and checking out that blog often. Be back soon. Here is a stock photo from the computer. It was either this one or one of a total stranger flexing his muscles. I opted for this one.

Monday, July 21, 2008

gothic zetti arches

Woot! I got these in the mail today from the zetti gothic arch swap I participated in at from left to right they are for the wonderful roc and donna and mandy. I love them so much. Thanks gals.

{Sweet and Sinister}

Wow, can you believe Fall is around the corner. I have joined Kari's Sweet and Sinister Swap as a guest designer. I'll be doing a tutorial on how to make this cute wand. So excited to participate in her blog swap.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday's Postcard Challenge

This weeks Sunday Altered Postcard Challenge is Doggy themed. I found this cute little doggy from a vintage greeting card and I wanted to put him in a window, like the song. If you want to play along check out, thanks for stopping by....

Saturday, July 19, 2008

back from the wilderness

I am back from the wilderness, needless to say I didn't get much art done, so I have only have pics to show. I don't get very inspired when surrounded by dirt and fish, but I love taking pictures of the kids. I did manage to get a few postcards done in the trailer, so I will post them next time. Don't the kids look happy catching fish?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art

You might have already seen this one, but I wanted to upload it for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge here. I love cupcake designs. So yummy!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

photo albums

arn't these cute. My friend Shawna made these for her daughter's softball team that went to Utah for the big softball tournament there. Each girl will get one to put pics from the tournament in.

Guess what? I was nominated 2X's for a brilliant blog award. Thanks Roc-you can find her blog at: and thanks Donna: you can find her blog at

i would like to nominate the following people whose blogs i check out regularly for inspiration and deserve to be recognized:
1. Karla-
2. Kari-
3. Hanna-
4. onecrabapple-
5. jennifer-
6. allison-
7. Monica-

the rules of accepting the award:
1) put the logo on your blog.
2) add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) and nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) add links to those blogs on yours.
5) leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

Friday, July 11, 2008

{ART} let it out

Feeling the creative need lately. Hope you are too.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

creative roll

Just a few more post cards I made today for trades. I found a bunch of collage items that I have been holding onto, so it was fun to be able to use them to make a whole new piece of art.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Altered Postcards

I found a new art format that I am trying my hand at. These are altered postcards, 4X6 inches that I am hoping to trade and get some in return in the mail. Hope they make it through the mail system.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

July Fourth Pics

Just some pics that represent July Fourth here in Orange. Snow cones, bubble blowing contests, jumpy slides, block parties, bike parades, BBQs all mean July to us.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July to everyone out there in blogland. I haven't uploaded my pics yet so here are some really cute vintage post cards that would be really cute in a project. I personally didn't do any July Fourth projects this year, but I can always get a head start on next year's decorations, right?

Thursday, July 3, 2008


This is a page for Maureen's scrapbook. I went by the Bee to say hi to her last week and I didn't have any supplies with me so she let me scrap a page for her while I hung out and chatted.

and these were for the colorful stylized portrait swap on Illustrated ATCs. I already mailed them. I haven't done much else lately, still recovering from the end of the all star softball season. Emma's team went to the quarter finals in the last tournament. It was a great season.