Friday, August 28, 2009

Awesome Blog Candy

Melissa is giving away some really awesome blog candy. Hop on over and check it out but hurry, it only goes through the rest of this month! She's got a great blog, too.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I have been so busy trying to get ready for an art week-end with my ATC's Are Us yahoo group where a bunch of us are meeting face-to-face to make art all week-end long. I am no where near ready and am trying to put together little goodie bags for all who are attending. Tomorrow is going to be vey hectic too, so wish me luck! In the meantime, I did get my 20 pages done for a 6x6" book page swap we are doing in my All Things Tim group with the theme of Vintage and got them mailed off. Here is the front and back of mine. The backs were just supposed to be colored and signed but I had to add a little something to mine.

I finally got to try out a new technique from TJ's newest newsletter. I used the Simple Whitewash on these atc's for the theme Crows/Ravens. So easy and cool looking results.I'll be doing this one again and again.

Monday, August 17, 2009

My granddaughter's best friend, Olyvia, comes with her to visit us sometimes and they can't be pried out of my studio while they are here. She just loves crafting and of course, so does Victoria. Olyvia's birthday was in June and we have been anxiously waiting for them to have her party but they still haven't had any time that worked out for them this summer, so we took the matter into our own hands yesterday. We surprised her with a little celebration in her honor here. She was surprised, too! So was Victoria! Two of my daughter's pitched in and we got her a Cuttlebug, several embossing folders, a few dies, a paper trimmer, and a pack of colored cardstock and a few rubber stamps and an acryllic block so she can create at home, too. We had balloons and cupcakes and ice-cream after supper. It was so fun! Olyvia just turned nine and in the past year she has lost a Grandmother, Grandfather, and now her 13 year old sister to cancer so we tend to spoil her a bit when she comes here. She spends a lot of time at Angela's house with Victoria ans she even asked if she can call me "Grandma Kathy" now. I told her, of course she can.... everyone needs an extra Grandma!

I played a little with my new colors of alcohol inks last week and made a couple of atcs for swaps. On one of them I used the Heavenly Holes technique from Technique Junkies. One of Tim's new stamps on the other. Here they are.