Saturday, August 11, 2007

Some projects...

... as I promised. These are some of the things I've been working on lately. Most of them were to give as gifts or in swaps.

Little Bird Danglie
I made this piece for a Birdie swap with the fabulous Delsie Chambon. I totally felt out of my league when she suggested a swap with me. Her work is so gorgeous. But, this is one of the things I came up with.

Birdie Wall Art
Another piece I made for a Birdie swap with the fabulous Delsie Chambon. I hope she likes him as much as I do.
I made him from paper mache, cardboard and chipboard with a little bit of craft wire. Oh, and paint.

My First Ugly Doll
I finally made my very first Ugly Doll!! Now, keep in mind that I am a terrible seamstress. This was fairly easy to make. I had a blast designing the little critter. He went to my youngest daughter's best friend as a birthday gift . I really have to make some more. So fun!

My First "Tinnie"
I finally got around to trying my hand at making a tinnie. I'd seen them about the art blogs and knew I had to make some. Here's my first one. I just love how it turned out, and it made the perfect "gift bag" for a friend of Taylor's who is moving away. I placed a braclet Taylor made and a small B&B Works lotion inside and filled it with shredded tissue.

Heartfelt Sympathy Card
Created with SU's Heartfelt thanks set. The card is a simple design, but I like it. I chose to make this card in a different size than usual. It fits in a business size envelope. And since I have tons of these envelopes, it helps to put them to good use.

"H" Composition Journal
Made these really fast for DD's friend's spur of the moment B-day party. Altered a composition book to become a monogramed journal & made a matching pen using scrapbook paper. Spruced up a photo album with letter stickers & filled it with photos of the girls together.

Mail Art
I did a littl Mail art for Michelle's GPP Crusade #10. this is the envie I mailed my swap in. Not super arty, but still fun!

Hello Birdie Card
Don'tcha just love birdies? I can't seem to get enough of them lately! This is another card I made using the Paisley set from Gelatins. The background was made using an unmounted stamp from HL found in the polymer clay section (super cheap!). I did a bunch of them for the monthly card swap I participate in.

Lullaby Bird Danglie
I am just not really happy with this one. I originally created it for a swap, but changed my mind. So now it's hanging in my studio until I can figure out what it still needs. Perhaps something on the edges? Ribbon or trim or something? Maybe more? Sometimes my brain just goes on hiatus and I am stumped for what to do. If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them!

Oh, I did go to Holiday World yesterday with Dad & the girls. We spent the whole day in the waterpark and had a great time. We were plenty worn out when we got home last night. Glad I went. Hadn't been able to spend much time with Dad for a while. It was really nice to see him having fun with the girls.

DH is still feeling pretty rough. He was doing better yesterday, but today is back to aching all over.

That's all for now. I am off to work on a handmade journal and a banner for my Mom's birthday (It's today) Oh, my. Why do I always wait 'til the last minute to start projects.? It's not like I haven't known her birthday was coming. Geez. I really must get my act together!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

You say it's your birthday...

... nah, nah, nah, nah, nah. Well, it's my birthday, too! Yeah! For some reason, that tune always goes through my head on my birthday. Funny, I know. But it's true.

I woke up this morning to a wonderful handmade card from my hubby along with a Strawberry cheese danish (complete with a pink candle)and an extra large bottle of Mocha Frappaccino. Now, this may not sound like a huge deal to you, but considering the poor guy has been ill for 3 days, it made my morning. So awesome that he would drag himself out of the house to buy a couple of my favorite things. He made my card because he didn't want to get his germs on the ones at Hallmark. tee hee! Gotta love him.

So, I had a really big post planned for today complete with lots of pics of projects I've been working on. However, between taking care of DH and having DD monopolizing the main computer (the one with all of my photos on it) I didn't exactly get that done. I did upload some to Flickr if you'd like to go have a look-see. Otherwise, I'll try to post them here on Saturday.

Tomorrow, my Dad is taking the girls to Holiday World. He has invited me to tag along, but I'm still not sure if I will go or not. Might need to stay home with DH. Guess I'll decide in the morning when I see how he feels. I'm sure they would have loads of fun without me. LOL! But I do love the waterpark!

Had loads of fun last night and today checking out all the Artsy blogs that participated in Kari's Blog Party. Lots of new places to visit. I'm sure I will be visiting a lot of them again. I was late in joining in, so I didn't get to link to my blog and do anything special. Next time, perhaps. If you missed it, the links are still up. Hop on over and enjoy!

Well, it is super late & I've got to try to get some sleep.