Sunday, April 27, 2008

Doggy Good Bye

You have to see this card Lauren created for a Doggy Sympathy card. It is so beautiful, and sweet!!! I will definitely be going back to this for inspiration if the need ever arrises.

Daddys Hands

This is the card I created based on a layout in todays featured stamper (Michelle, aka sf9erfan) gallery. I am so happy with it. May have to create a few more for friends. Stamps are Fire Cracker Designs by Pamela.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Little Books

I thought it was about time I posted a few of these little wooden books I have been working on. This first one is my favorite. It is 3 1/4" tall and 3" wide. It only has 1 page in it. All the stamps are from Fire Cracker Designs by Pamela, except the sig. stamp is from OnyxXpressions.

This one is 3 1/2" tall and 2 3/4" wide. It also has 1 page in it. Stamps are Fire Cracker Designs by Pamela, Inque Boutique, and Impression Obsession. Also has some Grungeboard on the back page.

This is the smallest book, 2 1/2 " tall X 2 1/4" wide. This book has 2 pages. All stamps are Fire Cracker Designs by Pamela. I really wanted some golden yellow, or orange ribbon, but it is hard to find fall colors in the spring.

As soon as I saw "Butterfly Nirvana" on the OnyxXpressions site, I knew I had to have it to make this book. This one is 3" tall X 2 3/4" wide. Stamps are OnyxXpressions, and Innovative Stamp Creations.
I am having so much fun with these little books. I have about a dozen more already painted, just need to be decorated and put together.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Finally My Own Designs in Rubber!!!!!

I am so proud to announce that Pamela from Fire Cracker Designs by Pamela has decided to make up a set of stamps using my drawings. Check it out here!!
She also has a great new set of her own work. Both sets are on a preorder special price so check them out- New PreOrder!! Keep watching for more new releases soon, you never know when one of them might be mine!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sorry I have been absent for so long. We suffered a devastating loss and I had to take some time to mourn. But like I always say "art is therapy" So after a couple days of mourning I did start creating again. But then the headaches set in. My stress always comes through in a killer headache. They haven't turned into migraines this time so thank God for that!!
Anyway I received my Vintage Women Chunky Book swap today. I shared the cover of my book a while ago. I want to share the entire book now. There were some amazing artists in this swap!!!
This is the cover of my book. The picture is of Lyles grandmother. This page was created by Lisa G.
This page was created by Linda M.

This page was created by Sonia E. This page was created by Alyce S.

This page was created by Linda K.

This page was created by Jan H.
This is my page, another picture of Lyles grandmother, this time as a young girl with her mother.
This page was created by Barbara W.
This page was created by Robin C.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

One more for tonight.

Just so you know I actually have been creating this week I thought I would post this quick too. It actually isn't done yet, cause I am waiting on an order of larger wire, this stuff just fits it doesn't close. The covers of this book are wood. They use to be a wood mounted stamp. Since I am a nekked stamper though I pulled the stamp off a long time ago. So I cut the block in half to make this book. It will be an anniversary present for Lyle. The picture was taken I think about 1991. Can you believe I could not find any recent pics of us together? Seems there is always a kid in the photo with one of us but never us together! Unbelievable right! LOL!
There are just 2 pages in the book, and the whole book has several different techs in it. I will probably share some more pics of it when it is done.

Being Brave tonight!

Ok Jan I am doing this at your urging. Since it is after midnight I am going to do it quick before I lose my nerve then run up to bed and forget about it!!!
Since the family portrait I painted in high school this is the first canvas I have done that will be seen by anyone outside of my family. This particular canvas has been done, re gessoed, and done again 4 times. The original painting I wanted texture, so this canvas has a couple things on it to add texture which so do not go with the roses. But once I got going on this idea I didn't want to stop. Also my shading is terrible. I have never been good at that. The roses are a few of my own drawings so I am proud of those! The canvas is 16x20. I think I will go ahead and seal this and keep it just to remember not to do this again!
Here are a couple of close ups showing the texture.

And this is one I did with stamps from Rubber Stamp Ave using a vaseline resist tech.
And here is my little artist at work again. Since we got new carpet in the living room a few months ago the kids have enjoyed drawing in it, or making impressions in it with things. Taylor drew Spongebob tonight. He is big, maybe 3 1/2 feet by 2 feet. She is so funny! But what a good job she did huh?