Tuesday, February 16, 2010

7 Tags of Valentine’s Day

Following Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas instructions and Linda’s inspiration on making 12 Tags of Valentine’s Day, I made my own version of Valentine’s Day tags but only made it to number 7.

Here they are:








Maybe next time I’ll make it to number 12!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Secret Admirer

I finally found my secret admirer! It was Sheryl Parsons from Mother’s Dream Artworks!

Those beautiful note cards I received are original artwork from Sheryl that she entitled “Roadside Roses”! How awesome!


I can’t thank her enough for being such a sweet Valentine!

Thank you again Christine for being a wonderful swap hostess!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Don’t you just love surprises?!


How about getting something in the mail from a Secret Admirer?!? I joined Christine’s swap for Valentine’s Day. I can’t wait to show you what I received but first I have to show my sneak peaks of what I sent so maybe MY secret admirer can figure out who sent her goodies…





I sure hope she’s a good detective!! I didn’t give too much away here…

And here’s my valentine from my Secret Admirer…


Isn’t it just TOO SWEET!! I can’t wait to find out who made this lovely Valentine just for ME!! And she sent some little goodies too!



Thank You Secret Admirer! I can’t wait to find out who you are!

And thanks again to Christine for hosting this lovely swap!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mardi Gras & Valentine’s & Happy Day

I received a little sumptin’ sumptin’ in the mail this week from my BFF.

An altered box with a stunning clasp tucked inside…


Isn’t this gorgeous??!! A micro-beaded pillow postcard!


How I love celebrating Fat Tuesday!


Thank you for thinking of me!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Creative Every Day 2010

My creative challenge for January 2010, hosted by the talented Leah, was the word body.



I used an old book cover as my canvas. I inked the board with Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany and Tattered Rose and sponge painted with gold and silver metallic paints. I cut the women walking figure from a transparency to make a stencil and secured it to the book canvas. With metallic gold, I sponge painted inside the stencil. After the paint was thoroughly dry, I inked several stamps with Staz-On black ink and stamped randomly with the stencil still in place. I then removed the stencil and stamped the butterfly in her hand with Staz-On red ink. I tied the black ribbon around the canvas securing with a few dabs of glue and glued a picture hanger to the back.

The project was inspired by the book, Creative Paper Dollmaking by Rhonda Rainey.