Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The best gift...

was spending time with the little ones...

Brandon Lewis
Our six grandchildren and two neices.
We had a wonderful Christmas, lots of family, too much food and great fellowship and fun. We received the exciting news that my youngest brother and his wife are expecting and due in August.
Now that our busy time is behind us, I'm spending as much time as I can in my studio working on a variety of projects. I have a hefty list of goals for 2012 and will share more on that later.
I hope your holiday season has been filled with peace and joy.
Have a very happy and safe New Year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Joy to the World

Created this tag for the Winter Green Tag Challenge at PDA...
Joy to the World
The photo is not very good and scanning the tag was worse. If you click on the image and zoom you will see more detail.
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the tree and added white paint to the tips of the branches. The star is an old button. The wire holding the beads or ornaments, wraps around the tag. I added a spritzing of Glimmer Mist.
Hope all is going well this holiday season, we have been extremely busy and I just took another order this morning that has to be ready by Friday. Shopping still to be done and Christmas Eve day will be spent listening to Christmas music and wrapping gifts. Hard to believe it's almost here.
Have a very Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tag Booklet Swap...

As busy as I am right now, sometimes I just need to take time and create.
Mistletoe Market was fabulous again this past Saturday and I spent all day
Sunday in my studio, it was a very productive weekend.
Signed up to participate in a Tag Booklet Swap at PDA and have been working
on my tags. The theme is Shabby Chic, Vintage, Victorian using pinks, sage and cream and each tag had to include a stick pin or a charm. There are nine of us participating. Here are a few photos...
Putting them together.
My first ever stick pins.
All done and ready to go. I secured the tags to
black chipboard with a brad because the are going in the mail.
A close up.
We will each send one tag to the other 8 participants and once all tags are received we can put them together to make the booklet. Super excited to see all the tags. I will share them once they have all arrived.
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday season.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Very little time...

My Photography Art is keeping me extremely busy right now and not much time to play.
Many orders to fill before this weekend and hoping to have another great day at Mistletoe Market.
I try to get to my table for at least a few minutes each evening.
Artist Trading Cards are the perfect art when I am short on time.
Here are a few completed pieces...
Art Colors Life
PDA ATC Challenge & Swap #25
I Can Fly
Hope you are enjoying your holiday decorations here yet, it's that time thing that keeps it from happening.
Hope you have a fantastic day.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Christmas spirit...

Listening to Christmas carols and working on cards.
This is one I created last weekend.
Poinsettia image courtesy of Paper Digital Art & Images by Kim.
Are you in the Christmas spirit?
Hope you are having a wonderful evening.