Monday, December 29, 2008

Two Days of Work

This is the piece I worked on for the last 2 days. Thanks to DH who feeds me! How many Vintaj pieces can you spot? And this is just a sneak peek of one corner!!!! FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!
And of course that is Avery in the picture from Paper Imagery. And here she has wings!! Fit right in with the Graphic 45 papers don't you think? And lots of chipboard from Collections.
Just took a break from sitting on my %@#&* reading a book to post (I am from Illinois, you know.)
Good Night!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Vintaj and Grungeboard

Always keep things that are only half done around the studio. Sometimes they are just the background you need for a project.
Here's some Vintaj pieces added to the large Fragment with the Alcohol Ink technique from Tim. It's a 5x5 canvas that has paper background of Perfect Pearls and Re-Inkers. I'm really liking the bit of glitz that adds to a papers. Add a bit of Grungeboard and that's it!

Very easy......Very fun!

And last, but not in the very least, here's my crew!!!! Warts and them to pieces.

Go's too nasty here to do anything else!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Are you going to CHA-W....I'm not, but here's a project of mine that is going....and they don't care if you see it first! That's different, huh?

It's Maya Road chipboard, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, Idea-ology and stamps. The 2 pieces from Vintaj are at the top and on the Prima flowers.

Very fun piece! Oh, and the background is Perfect Pearls with Re-Inkers in the mini-misters. Too cool!

Kids are off to the other Grandparents.....time to CREATE something!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My Christmas Card to You!

Thanks to everyone who comes to visit, and especially those who take the time to leave a comment. They are like gold to bloggers! This is a Christmas card I sent to my friend Wendy....see her stamp at the top and bottom?

But before I mailed it off, I hung it on my tree for a pretty nice picture of my tree. So this is my card to all my bloggers friends.

Be well, be good to each other.....and for my wintry friends ....stay warm!

Your Friend in ART,


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tim Holtz's New Stamps!!

Thanks Mel for getting my order out! I got my Tim Holtz stamps from Paper Imagery and had to play! This is his new set Reindeer Flight! I LOVE trees!!!! And these are too cute!!! Of course the key is his, too. Grundgeboard is so fun to work with.

The background is Perfect Pearls in the Mini-Mister with Re-inkers. Go try some's better than cooking!!

Stay Warm

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let me introduce you to Avery in the terrific collection from Paper Imagery Designs. Pretty cute, huh? The background paper was made with some of the Perfect Pearls from yesterday and a reverse use of Tim's mask. Get that....used the piece from the background of the!

Then I added some Maya Road metal blossoms, another round metal piece, and a brad. Lots of pen stitches and some Swiss Dots with the Cuttlebug.

There's a contest here on the PID blog. Take a look!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Working with the Master's Tutorial-Tim Holtz's Blog

We've been busy around here! Had the GKs for 2 days as mom and dad had to go out of town. They were great, but you can't CREATE in the studio with a 4 yr old's lightning fast hands going after EVERYTHING! Trust me....

I finally got to get out Tim's masks, and the Perfect Pearls, Grungeboard, the Heidi Swapp snowflakes, and of course the Cuttlebug!!! That thing is addictive. But so are the PP in the mini-misters! Geez! And just a tip....always make sure the sprayer is aimed in the correct direction! Yes....but not in the face....across the table onto my supplies! PP don't photograph well....alas. But they're there.

Plus just a peek of a Studio 490 stamp at the top.

The snowflakes are clear, but I used white Staz-On ink. Tim's masks are soooooo cool!!! You gotta love 'em!!! That's one on the right.

A big THANK YOU to Maya Road!! The box of goodies came for my prize after I'd done most of the project! Yeah!! HUGE box of supplies to go crazy with. So I used the MR button in the middle of the flower from Creative Impressions. Just what it needed!

Got to get busy on my Paper Imagery things. The new vintage images are wonderful!!!! Great job there, girls. Go take a peak.

Have a great day!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Well I did it again, I take the camera and forget to take pictures! We had such a GREAT time. LOTS and LOTS of hard work here!!!!!

Donna had the greatest roof. But you can't see it in my picture. It was done on the opposite side of the metal, and turned out fabulous! She planned it exactly that way!!! HA! This isn't finished yet....just working on it.

Then the dynamic duo up there, what a hoot!!! They had more stuff all over, of course we all did. But I had to tease them. What great friends come here to work on their projects together.

Anyway, by the time I remembered to take pictures, most of the class was gone. Sorry guys! Here's Sheila and Susan still working hard to finish the tags....I tell you they just do not give up!!! Shiela don't forget to tell Mom "hi!"

Carol and Kelly won the notecards door prize and Susan the "package of stuff."

So I think everyone left happy, with a bit left to do but.....onward and upward!

Thanks girls, and Jim and Margaret, too. Jim manned the counter, so Margaret could make this for a Secret Pal. Great job, Margaret!!!!

I'm exhausted.....going to the easy chair!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Erin in the Spotlight!!!

Last night was Erin's turn to shine. And they did, literally. The Christmas program was a delight. There's nothing quite like the enthusiasm of little kids at Christmas. This is Erin and her teacher. Erin is getting so big. And she's so talented in the music field with her piano! WOW!

And of course, not to be outdone....Miss Emma had to make sure her bow was on straight, and she was absolutely stunning as well!

Onward and upward. Another year and soon it will be Emma's turn to stand on the Christmas stage and sing. (Being in the audience doesn't stop her now from singing along.)


Friday, December 5, 2008

Emma can Glitter!!!

Thanks to Lisa Pace, I can say I have passed the art of GLITTER onto the next generation....or even further! This is Emma, the youngest GD. And we made Lisa's snowman today.

It's not as elaborate as Lisa's, but a 4 year old only has the attention-span of a gnat. And she was into that jar a glitter with lightning just made me shutter to think if she had gotten the lid off before I stopped her!!!!!

Mr. Snowman went home to be in her house for Christmas. I am left to clean up the glitter and glue. But it was a great time. And this time we got PICTURES before our "aut pwodject" left the building! (art project)

That's Emma speak....we swear she lived in Brooklyn in a previous life...

Linda aka NANA

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I've been playing with Photoshop and the Encaustic painting I did in class Tuesday. This is Tim's stamp on Grungeboard that was added to the painting along with a piece of ephemera and some scribbles in photoshop. The colors are really this bright. Not my usual choice, but fun.

I was of course trying to figure out how to "vintage " them down! It was a fun night. None of the Artist's there had heard of Grungeboard, of course, but they did love the man.

How could you not love "the man in the rain" stamp?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Design Team Member

WHOO!!! HOOO!!! Well, after careful consideration and a big leap of faith, Lori and Melissa have decided to give me a shot at being a Design Team Member for their great group Paper Imagery Designs!!!!

They have WONDERFUL things in their shop that will be sooooooo much fun to work with!!!! They have Tim Holtz's NEW stuff!!!! WOW! That's an accomplishment in itself. Hard to get things, right now!

Go take a look!!!!!

Thanks girls, and I can't wait to get to know all the others here....I think Wanda and I have bonded already! Midwest girls that we are!!!

Go create something!