Thursday, December 13, 2012
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I made this I SPY bottle to keep kids amused at Amanda's wedding. I found little trinkets at the dollar store and in the button section at Michaels. The rice was colored with food coloring and rubbing alcohol mixed in a plastic bag. The cover is hot glued on.
Here is what is in the bottle:
Here is what is in the bottle:
Can you find these hidden treasures?
Diamond ring for the bride
Top hat for the groom
Flower for the bridesmaid
Star in the sky
Frog turned into a prince
Bell for the ceremony
Helmet for falling in love
Dice for luck
Paper clip to hold it together
Lucky penny to pay the bills
Clothespin for the fancy clothes
Button to keep things together
Eraser for any unhappiness
Seahorse to ride off into the sunset
Sea shell to hear the waves
Cupcake for dessert
Owl to tell when it’s nighttime
House for happily ever after
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The trouble with pinterest is that I never know where I got things from ... I saw a darling card and this is the card I made to imitate it ...
Wish I could tell you the source, but when I went back to look, it was long gone.
Anyway, thank you to somebody who inspired me ... and here are the cards that I made next:
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Friday, September 14, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
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Friday, July 6, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
It never ends, does it!
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Saturday, June 23, 2012
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Friday, April 27, 2012
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Our friend Tony is celebrating his birthday on April Fool's Day. Since he is a bit of a senior citizen and glories in his shuffleboard, I made a shuffleboard card for him complete with Altoid "biscuits". (Wikipedia assures me that the thingies they hit are called biscuits)
Unfortunately, he was a bit under the weather and didn't come to our Tuesday dinner party at Sam's, and now I am faced with either figuring out how to mail a card with altoids glued to it, or make a new card.
The new card is on the right. I kind of prefer it!
The birdie card is not original at all, I saw it at Nancy Zindorf's blog and had to make one. Hers is prettier ... but I do like mine too.
Here is a link to her card.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I drew this parakeet for a dear lady I met in an art class in Florida.
She is a retired English teacher and has more stories than I did, believe it or not! She is in her 80s and taking art classes for fun.
Each time I see her, she asks again ... are you going to teach in fall? And every single time, I tell her, no, I am retired. Yeah ... well, we'll see!
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Monday, March 5, 2012
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Friday, March 2, 2012
Diane always ends our classes with "Yesterday is history, tomorrow will be a mystery, but today is the present so go out and enjoy the gift.
for her birthday, I made this card and on the inside I said to celebrate her day and that she was a gift to us.
The shiny paper is fun! I had it from when I was working with Paper Temptress. She has the prettiest papers around, but sadly I seem to be taking my art in other directions these days.