Friday, September 28, 2007

My Gilly got an award at school

I just could not be prouder.......Gillian got her first award at school today. It was the first awards assembly at this school so I was even more thrilled :) she got it for

"Outstanding Achievement in Verbal Expression"

4x4 Friday:Black and White

Here's my contribution to 4x4 Friday's Black and White Theme :)
Stamps by Time To Stamp

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wednesday Stamper:Moo Cards

What a fun theme-Moo Cards!

Here's what I did for this.

What a fun size to work with! I did a couple of them :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New Collage: 5 Senses

I just finished a new collage on canvas! Its been a while since I have done an image transfers or anything, and this image REALLY spoke to me for some reason. I transferred this image to the canvas 2-3 weeks ago and didn't know what t do with it from there, so it sat :)

Today for some reason I was inspired to do something.

There is a story that sort of goes along with this. This image is actually a child. I was originally set out to do something for "Art for Autism" and just didn't get anymore inspiration to complete this. Now for the story. My daughter was diagnosed with Autism back mid march (some of you know that). She has MAJOR sensory issues and is in therapy to help her cope. On the side of this child's face are symbols of the 5 senses (sight, sounds, touch, smell, taste). And of course a 5-it needed one more thing and I just LOVE numbers :)

So, essentially my daughter inspired this piece. With the way we deal with sensory issues on a day to day basis, I have wanted to do something having to do with the senses for a while now. I can see myself doing more on this subject in the future.
This piece contains: Collage, acrylics, image transfer and water soluble crayon. Its 6x8 on canvas.

Monday, September 24, 2007


This weeks challenge at TMTA is Smile. This stamp is the first one I thought of 'cos this baby image makes me smile :)

I brayered the background, then smudged some gesso on it, then dabbed some EZ Tintz on it for the background.
Image by Time To Stamp, of course :)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Bird Postoid Bind It All Book

I had more fun today with the bind it all! I thought I would never finish this today with the running around I did today.

I did the background using the "Scraped Oil Pastels" technique that I just simply LOVE!!!

I use matboard for the covers-I just LOVE how sturdy it is and I have a load of it from when I used to teach book making classes YEARS ago :) Glad I have so much on hand!

Background stamp is from the Pam Bell Collection, and the bird postoid is from one of my Bird Stamp Sheets.

Friday, September 21, 2007

4x4 Friday: France!

Here's my 4x4 in a French theme for the 4x4 Friday Challenge!

All Stamps are from Time To Stamp/Lucid Dreams

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Fascinating! Book Autopsies

This site is FABULOUS!!!! I cannot even imagine the amount of work that has gone into these, but WOW!!! This guys work is just amazing. Check it out!

Wednesday Stamper: Fish

I finally got to do a WEE bit of stamping today. The background is done with Twinkling H20's . Stamp is by Moe Wubba (now available from My Paper Moon) that I just LOVED but I sold that line off-so it was exciting to use this stamp after such a long time as it was one of my favorite ones :)

I sprayed a bit of cheescloth with Ranger Color Wash in Stream and just used a plain ole glue stick to stick it to the ATC. Oh, and the Play stamp is one from the Pam Bell Collection, available through Time To Stamp. It needed a little more so I used some sequin waste as a stencil and sponged on some ink.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Meet "Sumo"

Here's our new puppy, Sumo. He's a Shih Tzu. He was given to us by a friend-he has AKC papers and all. He's really sweet! We sort of wanted a smaller dog for inside the house and also Gilly LOVES dogs, so this was ideal! I couldn't say no to him :) the next few days might be rough though-he will probably cry because he is now away from a brother and his mama.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bind It All!

At last! Some time to play! I have had a REALLY bad week, plus I was really busy so that = no play time for me all week! But today I was inspired. We were gone all morning and I came home and found that I had received my new "Bind it all!" Yippeeeeee! I put it to the test this afternoon, and finished the book this evening.

I cut pieces of matboard for the covers and a piece of canvas to the size of the cover.

I painted it, stamped it and collaged on some handpainted papers and added a touch of Caran D'Ache crayons (my favorite!). It needed more so I added some ribbon to the binding.

I can tell I am going to have fun with this machine! It cut through the covers with ease and was so easy to use from start to finish. This thing is just totally awesome.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Anyone else on Bebo?

I just created a Bebo page........anyone else on it?
I am so Psyched-I found a friend on there that I have been searching for for about 10 years.........since I live in the US its SO tough to find anyone Ireland!
Its an old Irish friend.......and somehow I came across it and found her. Anyway,
I am just so happy I could cry.

Would love to add any other art friends to my list :)

Wednesday Stamper:Handmade Paper

Boy, this was a challenge! I have TONS of beautiful handmade paper that ALWAYS gets overlooked! This made me realize I need to get it out more!

Stamps by Time To Stamp (of course!LOL)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Better late than never! :)

Here's my "Man" ATC

Stamp images by Time To Stamp.