Sunday, October 19, 2008
They are fun to watch - I didn't know how much they love to roll in the dirt, throwing it up over their back. Also, at night they nest in our tall trees. They start running in the woods, flapping their wings to get enough momentum to fly to the tree top.
Don't forget to vote: early voting began last week. The news is reporting record breaking turnouts.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Joyce included several "pockets" to use in her book. I used the felted yarn one since I love to knit. The gold butterflies were purchased at "the store around the corner" in New York last winter.
Keeping with the butterfly theme, this is part of an image I purchased during my Europe trip.
I placed a small glassine envelope on the back of the tag and inserted this glass "picture". I'm not sure what it's called, but it reminds me of the old slide show projectors and the round thing on top where you placed each picture.
This is the last book for this round robin. I will miss seeing everyone's art on a monthly basis.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
All stamped and die cut. The tree is from the "Believe" set from Papertrey Ink.
All colored in using my Copics (the Memento ink doesn't smear or run).
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Here are some images I colored with my Copic Markers.I have to show a pear, of course!
Monday, September 22, 2008
This tin was another class at Retreat - taught by Lori S. She provided the paper and embellishments to complete it. Here's a close-up.
The tin is the perfect size to store all my Copic markers! They were a bit hit at Retreat and I spent some serious money at Brenda's store. Thanks to Becky P. and all her helpers for the great Retreat - can't wait for next year!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I spent last weekend at Camp Garner Creek attending the Tennessee Stampers annual retreat. I hadn't attended for 2 years and it was great to see old friends and make new ones. This year, we had a Sister Sister swap. This is the first card I received - love the purple flowers - two of my favorite things!
Card 2: I'm also very fond of pear images, so this was right up my alley!
Card 3: Another purple and green card.
Card 4: This card is colored with Copic markers and has blue "water" drops falling from it - too cool!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I liked this layout so much, I tried it in several different colors from PI: above is Berry Sobet ribbon and cardstock. Flower image is inked with Sweet Blush, then "kissed" with Berry Sorbet around the edges, Spring Moss for the leaves.
Above is Summer Sunrise ribbon and cardstock. Flower image is inked in Summer Sunrise, with Berry Sorbet around the edge. All images were cutout and layered using my Nestibilities dies through my Cuttlebug - so quick and easy!
The above card is for a dear friend who's going through a rough time. I hope this brightens her day!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Here's the final card that I created with the Copic Marker image. I did the leaves in 3 colors also: G02 (Spectrum Green) as the base, outlined in G24 (Willow) and then colored all over with G21 (Lime Green). I'm pleased with the results.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Then I found a big box of Sharpie Markers, both fine and extra fine tipped.
One of my on-line groups mentioned that some people store all their markers, pencils, Copics, etc by color family. I decided to give it a try. This storage unit is from Pampered Chef. I placed my Marvy's, Sharpies, and a few other markers by color family in it. (No, this is NOT all my markers, not even close!) I think it looks very cheery and inspiring! Hope it brightens your day.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number inbetween - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite (http://http://www.tammyvitale.com//) (so Tamy can go visit all these wonderful women.
Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgement to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
Thanks, Kathy! We recently spent a very enjoyable day shopping and getting caught up. I'm still pondering on who to pass this along to.
I participate in the "card of the month" in my TN online group. This is my card for August. Paper is Club Scrap. I love the blue/brown combo.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This is the pocket art - a vintage postcard image from Paris.
I like this quote and included it on the back.
Our son, daughter-in-law and grandkids are staying with us this week (they're on vacation!). This is Tessa, Ryan, and Brianna playing Disney Sorry. Grandma played with them. We're having alot of fun, even though I started my new job on Monday. This picture reminds me that they're growing up so fast (oldest will be a teenager in December). Take time to enjoy your family!
Friday, July 4, 2008
After I took these pictures, I went back and drew in stars among the words. Happy 4th of July, everyone!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
You still have time to participate - go forth and Knit!
Friday, June 13, 2008
It was a quick and easy way to get rid of some leftover paper.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sue's pocket-full book is so cool! The pages are all arches which Sue has sewn from brown paper bags - so much fun to paint on! Her theme is Angels and Icons. Here's the artwork I made for the pocket - picture of angel, highlighted with oil pastels. It's glued to the back of a Paris postcard.
Here it is in the pocket.The back is a page from a Paris calendar, showing Napoleon's grave. An angel image is glued over the top, highlighted again with oil pastels.
Sandi did this awesome technique I'd only heard about - using a tag punch to make a flower. Love it!
My friend Cindy in Ohio made this cute pastel card - so bright and perky!
Steph used a neat butterfly stamp that I hadn't seen before. Her color combo of red/black/green really looks good together.
The card from Sue is much prettier IRL - the punched flowers are all metallic and really shine.
Lori made this cute pinwheel flower card.Trisha made the pink/green card below - this color combo really pops!
Peyton made the tag card below. The tag pulls out and says "50" on the back.
Thanks for making my birthday and the whole birthday week so special! I am blessed to have good friends and family who care about me. Now I'm off to live the next 50 years of my life!