Monday, May 31, 2010

mermaid swap

It's been a busy weekend with kids & I'm wiped out!
Saturday my girls & I went to my friend Connie's birthday party. Sunday we went to my sister's house for movies & artsy fartsy stuff. (Mostly we talked, laughed & ate junk food) I did get 10 ATCs made so I guess I didn't spend the whole time eating junk! LOL
we watched Step Brothers & Death at a Funeral. Both movies crack me up!

If you signed up for the mermaid atc swap don't forget.......Deadline is June 20 & if you are over seas it could take up to a couple weeks to get here. Usually it only takes a week but you never know for sure. If your cards are going to arrive late just let me know so I can wait for them. Please email me if you don't have my address at Just send your cards with an addressed envelope for your returns & I will take care of the postage :) thanks to all that are participating it's going to be a lot of fun. When all the cards are here I will make a little video of them & post it here on the blog!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

new ATC's

I've had a very productive day. I did the line drawings last night & colored them with my copic markers this morning. I need a nap :)

new greeting cards

I'm having so much fun playing in my ink & rubber stamps! I burned out years ago from manufacturing stamps. I thought I would never want to touch them again. So glad I saved my favorites because I'm remembering now how much I loved doing this. I have ink all over my hands, paper scraps all over the floor & a stack of rubber stamps waiting to be cleaned.....HEAVEN!

Monday, May 24, 2010

new video

Sunday, May 23, 2010

new paintings

here are a few little paintings I finished this last week

greeting cards

I had so much fun this weekend. I pulled out a bunch of rubber stamps that I haven't even looked at for years & started playing. I went to the scrapbook store on Saturday with my friend Connie & our daughters for scrapbooking & card making. I got a pile done & had so much fun getting out of the house for awhile. :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

My busy weekend!

I had a busy weekend of scrapbooking. I made 16 mini albums!!! I had fun but I must say I'm sick of them & need to take a break! I posted them all on ebay & have already sold almost half.
I was happy I went through a box of stuff today. I found two charm bracelets that I had forgotten I made awhile ago. I also got them posted to ebay.
Then last night I made four ATC's.
AWESOME weekend!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chunky Trade

Here are three pages for a personal trade with Rina. Hope you like them :)

Night Flying Angel

Got kids in bed last night & sat down to paint for awhile. I finished this one with a different crackle paint than I usually use & I'm not as happy with it. The crackles are too big. I like the other one that gives me really tiny fine crackles. I better go on a crackle paint hunt today & cross my fingers I find the one I want. DARN! know all know how I HATE the art store! LOL

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

KIDS mermaid swap!

I'm adding a kids group for the mermaid swap. Hope we will have some budding artists that will join :)

Mermaids....Mermaids....everywhere!!! ATC SWAP


Okay, I'm jumping in with a swap!
3/3 Mermaid ATC's (21/2"x31/2")
please make your cards sturdy but not too bulky
You can use any medium you like but please make quality cards.
Due date to have your cards to me is June 20
Just let me know when you are ready for my address!
I opened a new page here for swaps but haven't figured out how to change the font color so you can hardly see it under my header photo. Squint hard & hopefully you can see it. click it to see other players in the swap. Hope lots of people will decide to join :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

2 new folk art angel paintings

My two new paintings :) I'm on a Dr. Pepper & chocolate high & apparently that is good for the creative juices! I'm very productive & feeling creative today! Making new cards tonite for ebay & a couple to post on for trade :)
I have several swaps I've signed up for & need to get moving on. The due dates are a little ways away so I'm not too stressed about them but maybe this week I will finish them & post them here to show you all.

I've been having an idea floating around my head all day.......
Would anyone be interested in a monthly themed ATC swap hosted by me through my blog? I will post the theme & give you a few weeks to have them done & mailed to me. Then I will make a slideshow gallery of everyone's cards & then swap them out. That way everyone can see all the cards in a group. It would be limited to just the people here so I'm sure in the beginning there won't be lots of people but hopefully would grow. Any thoughts??????