Sunday, August 29, 2010

artist trading cards

My eight year old daughter has decided to start an art journal. So we cut cardstock in half & bound it with my zutter. She is hooked & has decided that every night before bed we need to paint together in our journals. She is so cute :) so that is our goal. Set aside a little time each night for art & "girl time" together. I will post some of her pages tomorrow.
Here are a few atcs I finished tonite. Goodnight all :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

paper piecing

I've finished a new group of paper pieced embellishments. You scrapbookers get ready to finish those photos!!! I've posted all of them on ebay & are available now :) ebay id- mycreativebliss

Monday, August 23, 2010

beaded charms

well I'm totally fried & miserable! My forehead & eyes were swollen when I woke up today from my sunburn. I look fabulous! LOL so..........I felt too crappy to get anything done in my house or for fun. I just layed around moaning & being a baby all day. This evening I felt a little better so I made a set of beaded charms to trade on Hope you all had a great weekend. Hopefully tomorrow I will have something a little more exciting to post!

Friday, August 20, 2010


It's been a long week of sorting, digging & moving crap out of my house. My friend & I have teamed up this weekend for a garage sale & I've forgotten how much work it takes to put one together. So today was our first day & like an idiot I didn't put on any sunblock. I'm the idiot poster child for what every Irish girl shouldn't do on a hot summer day.......
Anyway, I did do a little bit of artwork this last week but not much. Here are photos of my latest ATC's for trades & sale. Hope you all have an awesome weekend & don't forget the SUNBLOCK!!!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Henna Obsession

my new obsession is henna tattoos. I've been doing them on everyone I know. I've decided to put together a portfolio of all my work over the next 6 months or so & start booking parties & local summer festivals. Here are a couple I did on my sister last night & my niece today :)


My sister went in for her last session to finish her tattoo. I did the artwork & I'm so excited about the way it all turned out! It's weird to see it done & on her skin.....forever!!! It's the greatest compliment I've recieved that she would want my work on her permanently. I love my sis so much!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Digi Stamps!!!!!

I'm so excited to share a little insider info.......I've decided to put together a line of digi stamps. As many of you know, I had my own line of rubber stamps many years ago. So, I've decided to use some of my older designs & add tons of new ones with them :) Isn't that too cool!?!?!? I'm very excited that I can bring back the designs & papercrafting galleries of finished projects to share with you all. I love designing & card making so this is a way I can do it all in a format that I can handle with my busy life as mommy! Each digi stamp group will have many coordinating images & phrases or quotes to go with them as well as a special file of finished projects I've made with them. They will be in jpg format so they can each be resized to match your unique project! As before with my red rubber stamps, I will continue being an "angel" company so you will be able to create finished projects for sale. I love encouraging the artist in us all & it's nice to be able to make a little $$ on the side to support our crafting habits! If anyone has any questions or ideas for me I would love to hear them all. Maybe those of you that have experience using digital stamps have ideas of things you would like to see available as far as different file formats, galleries, patterns, etc......I would love to hear from you!
so....... keep your eyes peeled for "Dilly Beans" digi stamps to come soon!!!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

mixed media collage

here are a few more items for the mixed media-a-thon I made a 4x6 "inspire" postcard & two fridge magnets that measure 2x2. I also worked on several ATC's but I didn't get the little details finished last night so I will post them this evening.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

mixed media-a-thon

I decided to participate in the mixed media-a-thon on a little late. It started on friday & goes until Sunday midnight. Everyone makes their cards & posts them to the thread & starts a trading frenzy. I'm afraid I came into it a little late & not sure if my cards will be traded tonite. I've posted them to the gallery as well so if they don't trade tonite they will be up for grabs on there! Hope to see some of you on there creating & trading tonite!!!