Monday, November 29, 2010
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
What could be more adorable than a little girl sewing for her dolls? This little journal entitled "What Dreams Are Made Of" is a collage that tells its own story on the cover.
I have been busy playing “Santa’s helper” and making Christmas gifts for my Etsy shop. I just completed this whimsical journal that was made with vintage images and commercial embellishments. I love everything that has a “sewing” theme, so this was a true joy to create! The beautiful hydrangeas are from The Graphics Fairy.
I am linking this up to The Graphics Fairy!
And I am linking this up to the challenge at Dezinaworld!
Oh--and please scroll down to see my giveaway and sign up!!!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
If you would like to make your holidays sparkle, what better way than with this precious pink crystal bracelet? This giveaway could give you a chance to win it and call it your own...Just leave me a message to let me know you’d like to enter the drawing. I would also like for you to add it to your sidebar, if possible (but not required!) The winner will be announced next Sunday!
And, the WINNER of my KITCHEN TAG is Karen--Congratulations, Karen!!!
French-inspired Rosette Journal
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I have just created this brand-new pink "Baby Girl" tag!
And ith the holidays "just around the corner," I'm sure that your kitchen will be the center of attention. And what better way to add something fun than with your very own kitchen tag? The tag has a pale gold and black background. The red and white gingham oven mitt dangles from a dainty chain. It is signed on the back. I created this tag for Louise's Tag Tuesday Challenge also...
If you would like to win it, please leave me a comment here to indicate that you would like to be in the drawing for it. Also, would you mind putting it on your blog to let people know that this giveaway is going on? (If you don't have time, I completely understand!) The winner will be announced on Sunday!
Also, my Creative Spirit Challenge is still going on thru Sunday too--Please scroll down to link up!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Welcome to the Creative Spirit Challenge for November--Miss Creative Spirit for November will be announced next Monday night on Nov. 15th! This is the prize that will be sent to the winner! (The mixed media angel piece.)
You can link up your art, recipes, photography, decorating ideas--anything that shows YOUR creative spirit! Also, you can link up an old post--no need to make something new, so it's easy, peasy!
Now I would like to announce the winner of my "Vintage Christmas" Journal...It is Linda of Itsy Bits and Pieces! Congratulations Linda!
These are my brand-new Victorian Christmas magnets. They’re fun to make!! They were created with images from Shabby Cottage Studio....To see my tutorial, please visit: http://inspiration-gallery.blogspot.com/p/tutorials_25.html
One more thing--my link for the challenge has changed. Please just leave YOUR NAME to link up (not your item name.) And then, just link up with your blog address--thanks so much for playing along!!!
I am linking this post to Rednesday!
And Boardwalk Bragfest!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Throughout my short time blogging, so many people have asked me, “When do you ever sleep?” The answer is simple--I don’t sleep much...I usually get to sleep around 3 or 4am. That’s because I create art all night long.
Let me tell you a story. I bought a book the other day. It looked like a fantastic little piece of fiction and I had really wanted to start reading it but, I didn’t have the time. That’s because I was up all night and working all day creating 4 journals. I just popped them into my Etsy shop and thought that at $5.99 they were something really affordable if someone needed a gift for Christmas for someone they love.
Then, when I got them posted I finally began to read the book. In the first 3 pages, the author talked about a Quaker tradition of keeping “Gratitude” journals! If you have ever wondered if God has spoken to you, I can assure you that I felt that He was speaking to me! After all, I had just finished making the journals--and each one is dear to my heart. (The side pieces on them are a deep hunter green and appear very "old world," but they photographed brighter.)
Isn’t it a fantastic idea to keep a gratitude journal? I loved the tradition and thought I’d pass the concept on to you~and in case you’re wondering what the book is called, it is Debbie Macomber’s “One Simple Act.” It’s precious! It is one of those, "Oh my gosh--why didn't I see this sooner?" kind of books--If you don't have it, believe me, you'll want to own it...it's amazing!
Also, Monday is the start of my Creative Spirit Challenge if you'd like to link something up--It can be an older post--it doesn't have to be new! I just do these for fun and if you know me very well you'll know that I think blogging and getting to know people is all about fun and friendship!
Also, my friend Donnie is having a CSN giveaway!!! She is at: http://newblessingeveryday.blogspot.com
and don't forget to become a follower!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
(And I hope it will be something that caught you by surprise--something you weren’t expecting.)
Roselle actually surprised me with the sweetest package that arrived a few weeks ago...It was an envelope filled to the brim with “artist’s” treasures...vintage paper, book pages, ribbon, lace--you name it, it was in there! Sometimes, life has the nicest way of smiling at us through friends and family.
And right as I was in the midst of preparing this message, a gift arrived from my friend Nancy from The Trinket Collector--I was so surprised! She and her husband had been to Atlantic City to celebrate their wedding anniversary and she sent me Salt Water Taffy from there AND also, amazing vintage postcards--I couldn’t believe my eyes!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
For artists, shrines are often created to celebrate a theme or idea. A few weeks ago when I realized that the Alter It Monthly challenge was having the theme “Dominoes,” I made 4 shrines. This one was created for my Etsy shop and 3 others with different designs were made for friends. I am in the process of making a similar one for display in the art gallery.
This is a fun piece to celebrate the Boho style that
has an earthy feel to it.
I am linking this up to Alter It Monthly and The Boardwalk Bragfest!
For Tag Tuesday, Louise asked us to create a tag that was 2-sided...
but not only that--the design had to go from one side to the reverse. I wanted to create a very glitzy, glimmering tag with lots of layers for display in the art gallery, so this was my opportunity. A gilded cage dripping with glitter seemed the right place to start.
Butterflies on the front of the tag wrap around to the back. Another butterfly extends as if in flight off the side of the tag, as well. The design on the back is very simple, created with a coordinating paper and the “wrap around” images simply create a finished look.
If you would like to try this method, why not join in the fun at Tag Tuesday?
And I've got a question for you. Can anyone tell me how I can make my pictures bigger on my posts? I downloaded them as "large," but they're still not very big. I'd love to know know what the trick is to that, although they may be smaller because I have a 3-column blog.