November 15, 2008

Mr. Picasso Head

ok... this is a fun little site that my daughter sent me a link to. I could sit here and create fun things on here for some time, just the creative side of me. These are some pieces of art I created at my first sitting! The top one is titled "Wine, Turkey?" and the other two "Tears of a Clown" and "Dreaming in Red" ... LOL.. well you have to name your art work! The site is called Mr. Picassohead... the link is After I created these 2 pieces of art, I spent some time looking around at the other art created there... there was some really fun and cool things as well as some really strange things... lol.. but what do you expect from Picasso? I am going back and I think I am going to use these to create some fun and unique note cards, after all it is my original art. I thought how cool is that!?! For one, I most likely wouldn't have created something this unique on my own, and even though you are limited from what you have to choose from it still seems endless as you look through the gallery. You will see how different and unique every one's art is.... it was a lot of fun so go discover the Picasso head in you!! :O)

I love these Cuddlebug Embossing folders and what about this cute little sizzix owl diecut!!

I was just messing around with a few new things I bought. The paisley Cuddlebug embossing folder and this cute little owl from sizzix. I chalked the embossed area with several colors and pieced this cute little owl together... this is pretty simple card. I love those cuddlebug embossing folders, I so want ALL of them!! but I especially want the swiss dot one, but can't seem to find it around here so I guess I will have to order it from cyber space.

I won!

Last week I won this on the Hero Arts Blog!! I was having a down day and when I logged on my computer I had an e-mail that sstated I won this great little RAK!! If you have never been to their blog I suggest you give it a visit. It is a great place for inspiration and techniques, in addition they are always giving away great RAK's, PLUS they have great products. I received this for just leaving a comment as well as 2 other lucky winners that day! My friend Emmy actually won I believe $100.00 worth of free product (her choice) a little while back for winning first place on a great spinner card! I love going anywhere to find inspiration and looking at great creative things that inspire me. Dang, there is soo much out there in cyber space I could literally spend all day just jumping around all the great blogs that are out there. This week on the Hero Arts Blog they are showing some great techniques so stop by and check them out!! And maybe you might just be a lucky winner too at some point!

November 14, 2008

I don't DO fashion - I AM fashion

I did this lo is for the Eiffel Tower October BOM Challenge - A Childhood Photo or Memory Create a layout using a childhood photo of yourself. If you really and truly do not have one, then scrap about something in your childhood. A memory, a favorite .. whatever. How about a school photo? Points - 25. Twist: Use your favorite colors on this layout and mention what those favorite colors are somewhere on the layout and earn another 10 points!! Deadline: Oct. 1 thru Oct. 31 ok... this is kind of a odd and wild lo!! LOL.. and I am not sure I really even like the lo itself... but I do like the title, picture and journaling! :O) just not the design!!! LOL ok.. we know we all have em! Journaling reads: Well, I certainly had fashion back then OR at least I thought I did! I received this cool outfit for my birthday. It was my favorite thing to wear during that time. I thought it was so cool and pretty; as well as thinking I was so cool and pretty while wearing it! I loved that yellow and green color together. It was so cheery. Notice that even my pony tail bands match my green in the pants. I have to laugh because I am still that way when it comes to matching things. I believe I am in 7th grade here. I was in love with green back then and had a green metallic 10 speed bike also. I am not sure green would be my first choice as my "favorite color" today, but I still do love a good green. To be honest, I don't think I could really narrow any color down to "my favorite" color today. So of course, I must just go with I love them all for different reasons and different uses. I guess I am just a rainbow kind of girl !

missing again...

I certainly seem to be MIA these days, well, from my blog anyway. I received a call Oct. 18th that my ex-husband to my 2 daughters was killed in a tragic accident out of state down in South Carolina. I have to say it was a shock to all of us. Of course it would be to anyone, right? I was married to him for 17 years and divorced him because he had a drinking problem and wouldn't address it. Over the years he has distanced himself from the girls with just a few calls during the whole year and it has been hardest on my 17 year old. I have been on an emotionally roller coaster the last month and really, I am soo wanting off it and now sounds really good. I find myself crying at a drop of a dime and can't seem to shake this somber mood I feel in. To add to the situation I have had to plan his memorial service. His family thought it might be best for the girls that I would do what was right for them and at our church, and to some degree I agree, so I just did it. It has been way too emotional for me and I would have never have guessed the flood of emotions that has taken over me during all of this. I never would have thought this would hurt so much after 10 years after the divorce, but it really does. Since this happened out of town and his remains was just received last week and since our youngest daughter is on a mission trip with her step dad this week, I have planned for the service to be next Friday, Nov. 21. A whole month of this has been DRAINING.....I will be relieved some when this is all in the past. Please hold my girls and me in prayer.

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes in the grass under trees on a summer day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.+ - John Lubock
I loved this quote and I have said before how much I love to collect quotes! This layout was done with a lot of stamps. I stamped my background paper with some sweet leaf green flourishes and then added some ding bat foam stamped imaged in blush both CTMH inks. Then I added the music notes in a Tim Holtz distressed ink and I also inked the edges of the paper. I stamped and colored my bird stamped image that I received from someone else and placed it on pop dots. I did my quote image in print shop, which I just adore. I made my flowers. I have adored those kind of flowers on some of my friends lo's and gave my hand a try at them. Added a cute row of buttons and a little extras and I think this turned out super cute and the pic was so perfect for that quote!