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Thursday, July 29, 2010
I recently received some awesome news that I am going to be featured in Crescendoh online magazine! It will be running soon...I will have more details later.
In celebration of that, I decided to do an online Link Party...It will transpire once a month on the 8th of each month and you will be able to post from that date until 7 days later each time.
The first Link Party will be Sunday, August 8, so I hope you will help me celebrate the creative spirit that resides in each one of us!
Some of you are artists. Others are photographers. Still others are collectors. Of course, others are culinary experts. Whatever brings out your creative spirit, share it with everyone here.
And please, if you want to participate, just post this on your blog to let others know in case they would like to join in! You can grab my new button from the right sidebar and place it on your blog and you will be set to go!
Also, if you would like to participate, just leave me a quick note on here to let me know.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with! There's only one requirement--do it for fun!
You are welcome to link up something you have already posted for a different party--no problem! Just want you to be part the excitement!
The image here was created with a graphic from Marie's Freebies.
One more thing: If you want to add the blog button, it is on my sidebar. Right click on the picture and save to your desktop. Then, go to your own blog and find where it says "ADD A GADGET." Then, click on that and add the button as a PICTURE! Easy! Where it says to put in an http, just put in http://cindyadkinswhimsicalmusings.blogspot.com
Just make sure that you do not type http 2 times, only once!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I came on my blog earlier tonight and to my surprise I was the winner of a beautiful gift of vintage ecru napkins from Wanda at Victorian 1885...I was so surprised--and it touched my heart. How very sweet!
So, I got to thinking about Wanda's 2 precious dogs on her blog and decided to make her 2 "Paris" pictures. They are like the ones I made my little Jamie (bottom left of this blog.)
Thank you again, Wanda!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 11:06 PM
Monday, July 26, 2010
Welcome to my blog...thank you for visiting! I would love to tell you that I know the name of this pattern, but I don't...When my grandmother went on a trip to Europe, she brought back these tea cups and I wanted to put one of them on display for you. There is a set of 12. I love pink roses!
I hope you'll stay awhile and have a look around!
It is linked up to Tea Cup Tuesday!
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 10:24 PM
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Last night, I was over at the wonderful blog, Nan's Niche--she is an amazing, super-talented artist! She wrote about a dress challenge...Oh me, oh my, when I was little, I loved to play with dolls--it was my very favorite thing to do!!! So, at 3 in the morning, you guessed it--I was making a dress!
But, this was not just any dress....You see, now that I am grown up, I am a columnist for a newspaper...So, I made the dress out of this week's newspaper! And then, I put black tulle over it...It has black satin straps with miniature faux pearls. Lastly, I made a shawl to go with it from cheese cloth.
I made this summer dress to honor Paris as the fashion capital of the world....
Embellished with commercial paper.
I made it for 2 challenges. One is Dress Up--Hugs to Margaret!!!
and for Mixed Media Monday--Hugs to Diane!!!
Hugs to the people at Paris in July! I am linking up to that also.
And hooking this up to The French Obsession Challenge--hugs to Frenchy!!!
Also, I've got some exciting news--I hope you'll scroll down to see it!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I just received some exciting news tonight! I just found out that my Bliss Journal won the challenge at Mind Wide Open. I was so surprised--and so happy! Thank you so much to Gail for having the challenge AND for everyone who voted for me!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 10:14 PM
This vintage style journal was created with commercial papers
and embellishments, as well as images from the Graphics Fairy.
Also, includes vintage crocheted lace and cheese cloth.
Includes the Bible verse that states, "And the greatest of
these is love."
Linking this to The Graphics Fairy--Hugs to Karen!!!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 12:19 PM
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
This set of “Inner Beauty” tags was created from commercial papers and embellishments, as well as vintage photos from Marie's Freebies. Although the faces on these women are so lovely, I feel that inner
beauty is what makes a person truly beautiful!
These were created to enter into the Tag Tuesday challenge. Thank you so much for visiting!
These are also linked to Lovey's challenge!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 6:12 PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This pattern is Lady Carlyle from Royal Albert.
One of my wedding tags displayed on the china saucer.
Back of saucer.
Tea Cup Tuesday
I received a sweet post today from Terri at Tea Cup Tuesday asking if I had any teacups I could display for this Link Party...Wow, where do I begin? I have 8 complete sets of fine china from Wedgewood to Royal Albert...so, I chose a teacup from my favorite set and thought I would display it for you...I have also been collecting fine china tea cup sets for more than 30 years, so I will have much more to share with you in the future. All of them are English bone china.
My apologies for a lack of flowers and full setting, but I was trying to do this quickly to be on time!
Wow, it sounds very much like, "I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!"
Thank you for visiting me.
Please scroll down to the next post if you would like to see my "tea bag" jars.
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 5:05 PM
Monday, July 19, 2010
A perfect place to store your tea
Tea Time Treaures
At last, a special place to store your tea bags. These mixed-media jars can be used on the counter, in the cupboard, or right on the table for a friendly tea party. Pink tulle inside. Graphics from the Graphics Fairy. Also, commercial papers and embellishments.
Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 11:50 PM
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Mixed Media Monday's theme is "Play." So, what is my REAL idea about that? For me, when I am playing, it's when my buttons and ribbon and flowers are on the table...so, I took a picture of them and used them for the background of this picture.
Have a great day!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 5:42 PM
Friday, July 16, 2010
On my I Owe it All to Him blog, I am having a link party that runs from Friday (today) through Sunday, July 18 night at 9 p.m. All I'm asking for people to do is post their favorite Bible verse on their blog and link it up on my blog...(Link is there.)
Anyone who links up is automatically entered into the drawing to win this repurposed tin. There will be a random drawing and I will announce the winner on Sunday night after the Link Party closes.
I love this image, so that is why I used it to create this mini piece of mixed media art. The image is from Marie's Freebie's along with commercial papers and embellishments.
To reach my other blog, just go to: I Owe it All to Him.
This is now closed.
Have a nice weekend!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 2:36 AM
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Some of you saw the Bliss bottle that I posted (below.) Here is the journal that goes with it which is entered into a contest at Mind Wide Open...If you look closely, you'll also see an accompanying tag...thanks so much for coming by!!! I love company!
This bottle and journal were created with graphics from Mind Wide Open and the Graphics Fairy, as well as commercial papers and embellishments. Used both Mod Podge and gesso. Also includes crocheted lace, cheesecloth, glass beads, and faux pearls.
I'm hooking this up to:
The Graphics Fairy
Hodge Podge Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Thank you for visiting my blog...I hope you stay awhile!
Today I would like to announce the following winner of each of my drawings:
Ooh-la-la Paris Tag: Nancy Y of The Trinket Collector
"French Beauty" Necklace: Carolee of Visions of Bliss
"Paris" Clips: Debbie of Mosaic Magpie
Please email me your last names and addresses right away so that I can mail them out to you.
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 12:18 AM
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Well, I bet you didn't think there would be another "Surprise
Day" so soon, did you? Well, neither did I! But, here is!
I picked 2 names at random and made tags for special friends on here....
Barbara of Moore Whimsies
I Wished on the Moon
(You can tell which one is which because monograms are on them!)
Please email me your addresses (and last names) to my email address, okay?
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 3:50 PM
This coming Friday-Sunday, I will be having a Link Party on my inspirational blog, I Owe it All to Him. All I'm asking is for people to put their favorite Bible verse on their blogs and link them up...easy, peasy. But, it will be very inspiring and also people will have a chance to see what you've been up to lately.
Hope you'll join us there!
Hope you'll join us there!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 10:54 AM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
These little tablets are the perfect size for special little notes.
Created with images from The Graphics Fairy, as well as
I'm linking these up to White Wednesday!
Whatya Workin' on Wednesday
Your Touch Transports Me
This week, we were asked to create art
with the theme of "Magic Carpet Rides."
Somehow, this idea came to mind.
Altered art created with my own painting,
an image from the Graphics Fairy and the woman
is from Dezinaworld.
To visit this challenge, please go to:
Three Muses Challenge
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 5:33 PM
Monday, July 12, 2010
For Suzanne of Florida
For the owner of the blog Ballet News
I am having another Surprise Day today!
I picked 2 names at random and made these special tags.
One is for Suzanne of Florida (the one that says "Ballet Class")
and the other one is for the owner of the blog, Ballet News! (The clock face is not part of the tag.)
When you see their beautiful blogs, you'll understand why I picked a "ballet" theme.
Please just email me your addresses (and last names) so I can mail them to you!
They are made with commercial papers and embellishments. Also, the Ballet News tag features a graphic from the Graphics Fairy.
I am linking this up to Boardwalk Bragfest.
I am also linking these up to Tag Tuesday!
If you want to enter the drawing for the "Paris" clips, please scroll down the page...it is posted! A name will be picked on July 15.
The clips were featured on Brag Monday today at the Graphics Fairy--I'm so excited--thank you so much, Karen!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 1:03 PM
Sunday, July 11, 2010
These “little dainties” were created as a sweet gesture to let someone know that you are thinking about them. They were made from images attached to grungeboard and also feature commercial embellishments.
These are linked up to:
Counting Your Blessings http://countingyourblessings.blogspot.com
Also, linking this up to Made By You Monday:
Hi Everyone--When I saw this little pail, I couldn't wait to incorporate it into this week's project...I used an image from the Graphics Fairy. I love the light blue as a soft accent color in this graphic. I added moss grass, miniature eggs, and silk flowers for a light summer feel. It is adorned with pale grayish blue organza ribbon.
The more I'm looking at this picture, I'm thinking that the miniature eggs look like potatoes! But, in person they really do look like eggs...lol
(One more thing, if you decide to try this, you can also add a card with a name on it tucked inside and use it as a place holder for a luncheon--fun and simple!)
This little pail is being linked up to:
Mixed Media Monday
Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy.
If you would like to enter the "Paris" clips drawing and "French Beauty" drawing, just scroll down the page....the drawing is on the 15th!
Thank you for looking!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
On my blog, I Owe it All to Him, I am having a link event that goes from today (Friday July 9) through Sunday night...If you would like to link up, I'd love to have you. Each person is sharing their spiritual, inspirational space. It can be inside or outdoors. I'd love for you to join us and show us yours. We will all be inspired.
P.S. The link to my other blog is http://Ioweitalltohim.blogspot.com
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 3:37 PM
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Here is a personalized "Birthday Box" for a Sweet 16 party! It is made with all commercial papers and embellishments.
If you would like to special order one for any age birthday, just contact me via email.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Today is Surprise Day here on my blog! I have just completed 2 tags--one is for Maria in Australia and one is for Jody.
They were created using commercial papers and embellishments.
Maria’s is the one with the butterfly and the number 8 as Maria has eight children...she is very blessed! And Maria makes such beautiful mixed media art!
Jody’s is the one with the glittery bird on it and flowers. Since her website is Home and Heart, I thought that she would find a wonderful place to display it.
(Maria and Jody, please email me your addresses and last names so that I can send these to you.)
I hope you’ll visit their blogs and be inspired.
Note: I will have Surprise Day every once in awhile here at Whimsical Musings. First, I pick 2 names at random from people who visit my blog, and then make a tag especially for them. It’s a new tradition that I just started--how fun!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 10:46 PM
If you would like to enter my drawings for the "Paris" clips and the "French Beauty" necklace, just leave me a message...If you've already entered, no need to re-enter. I will pick a winner for each giveaway randomly on July 15.
THESE DRAWINGS ARE NOW CLOSED.
Entered on Boardwalk Bragfest!
And Amy of Mod Podge Rocks was so kind to announce this on her facebook page!
Also, linked up to Whatya Workin' on Wednesday
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 9:12 PM