Monday, January 30, 2012

The Valentine's Day Mantel

The Mantel!

A piece I put together.

My garlands I made from the LOVE LOVE LOVE class

View of the side - not sure I love it, it needs tweaking.

Linking up to:

Michelle Paige Valentine Linky Party

Monday, January 23, 2012

eclasses and inspiration

Over the past few weeks I have been taking a few different classes online.
One is from Jeanne Oliver called Creatively Made. It is a wonderful exploration of the world of mixed media. I adore fold art and I love Mixed Media even more! I put my artistic side away many years ago and realized I need to get it back. I strongly suggest you take a look at the course. You will fall in love!

Speaking of LOVE....

I am also taking a Spark Event from Margie Romney-Aslett called LOVE LOVE LOVE

This class has been a fantastic 3 day class. I am geared and ready for my favorite Holiday! Valentine's Day!!!

I have made my garlands and am decorating my fireplace. 

I have made 2 different Love outfits for my Keefer Girls.

I am so excited, I have even started some special gifts for friends and family. Did I mention I LOVE Valentine's Day?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Gift Tag

I was playing around and wanted a unique gift tag for a special gift.

I love how it turned out. I would do things different now but that is part of creating.

I used the Big Shots Top Note to cut out the shape, painted the edges, it is hard to see but I used a chocolate brown flower stamp to stamp the background. I added a scrap of fabric in the middle. I put it on so the edges stuck up a bit. I cut out 3 smaller tags for the "Just For You".
I also added a Yo Yo Flower and a bead.  It is attached to a brown lunch bag that holds some yummy goodies for Big C's teacher.


E's journal

This is a journal I made for my Emily.  I call her my Angel and I love religious icons. The inside cover has a picture St Elizabeth who is he patron saint of bakers. Since my angel loves to bake I thought it was appropriate.

Not a great picture, the light is giving a weird glare.

The inside cover.

Monday, January 16, 2012

my personal art journal

Here is another journal - I have one more to finish. I am making one for my E.
But for now - this is the cover of mine.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sparking my creativity

I have always loved art and to "Craft". I realized in the past few months my creativity has disappeared, completely gone. I own a screenprinting and embroidery company. I have to use creativity to make my business stand out from all the others. But it was just gone. As I was Pinterest I stumbled upon Christy Tomlinson's blog, then I found Jeanne Oliver's workshop and decided to jump in.

Week one of Creatively made has been wonderful! I will share my pictures on here and hopefully get my creative juices flowing again!!

Here are some journals from week one of the Creatively Made workshop.
My altered journal - simple, but I really love it.

An altered journal for my Lulu

The inside cover of Lulu's journal