Friday, September 28, 2007

Finish Fall swap

This is the finished ATC for my Images of fall swap. I have Twinkling H 2O's for a background Fall from a magazine on another piece of light card stock. The maple leaves are ones I scanned years ago and made tiny for ATCs It doesn't show up well in the scan but there is a sweet foamie in the shape of a black cat with sparkles on it. The words are from magazines and a sheet I purchase and the Jack o Lantern is from a cellophane Trick or Treat bag. I will be posting pics of some ornaments I learned how to make later on in October.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

This is from Australia to me for the Faces Swap

Thanks Sharyn that I received today along with some neat goodies. I sent mine off to my swap partner and sent some goodies too. I really enjoyed doing this one.

Oh no I have found out about Geo Deco Thingies. Done with left over scraps and all kinds of stuff. I just got into inchies. Now something new to play with lol I have them corralled for the moment in a coin saver that coin collectors use. Here is a very well done tut on Geo Deco Thingies by Zeborah Loray I think I really would love to done one of these. The more I learn the more I find out I have to learn. That's what makes life exciting for me. You never know what is around any corner.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Faces swap.

This is my ATC for Faces. I sort of did a silk screen images of me liken to Andy Warhol. I made 4 different ones in the Inchies format. I tried different things filters in adobe to obtain the images. I will be sending it out tomorrow.

I got plenty of inspiration for doing new things as I went through organizing and sorting my stuff. Can't wait to start.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

How Creative are you

You Are 81% Creative

You are an incredibly creative person. For you, there are no bounds or limits to your creativity.Your next creation could be something very great... Or at least very cool!

click here to find out How Creative are you?
Wow don't know about that but I feel like I should live up to it. lol ;-)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Today I finished my ATC

I will upload it when I send it off to my swap partner.

The above kitty is the one I received this yearfor my birthday from DH . It is a vignette style done in Adobe Photoshop. I love noodling around with all the filters and things. This is done as poster edges. a pic of my bunny my first garden sculpture. He orginally took you on a tour of the garden. I have added on my own and others have given me the cutest things for the garden.

I will be adding more of these to my blog as time goes by.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

What Number are you

Don't know if I agree with this but I am most of this but wow the company I am in.
Other Number 4's: Alanis Morisette, Johnny Depp, J.D. Salinger, Jim Morrison, and Anne Rice

You Are 4: The Individualist

You are sensitive and intuitive, with others and yourself.
You are creative and dreamy... plus dramatic and unpredictable.
You're emotionally honest, real, and easily hurt.
Totally expressive, others always know exactly how you feel.
At Your Best: You are inspired, artistic, and introspective. You know what you're thinking, and you can communicate it well.
At Your Worst: You are melancholy, alienated, and withdrawn.
Your Fixation: Envy
Your Primary Fear: To have no identity
Your Primary Desire: To find yourself
Other Number 4's: Alanis Morisette, Johnny Depp, J.D. Salinger, Jim Morrison, and Anne Rice.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I did some inchies

These are some inchies I did and will be putting on an atc for my faces swap. I really had fun silk screening with I will be using a coin collector book to store them in These one's will be for a friend on a couple of groups that I belong to. She loves monkeys and it will be a great treat for me to send them to her. She will be getting some other surprises as well. Will post them after I have sent them.

I did this one for my friend who is coming over tomorrow. She is really a great gal and I have missed her. She has been travelling since last fall. Mostly in Las Vegas. I hope she likes it.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Didn't do Much Art

This morning I did some art in the way of doing a name tag for one of the ladies I was visiting today. She is a new member of our First Toronto Chapter and is 90+ young. She is very feisty for her age and lots of fun so is her lovely daughter.
This is the logo I designed for the chapter 6 years ago her name is Daphne. She is created out of punctuation marks. lol

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Today I

Today I did some work on my next swap faces. I printed off some of the elements I will be using for it. The printer and I had words not very nice ones some time. I also printed some pics for a friend. She is a red hatter and it's one in her red hat. She is really pretty in the pic. She looks wonderful in the her red hats. She is a real Hat Lady and makes a perfect Queen Mother of our Chapter. I am going to do something with these pics for either cards or ATC s. The Hibiscus is really huge and so lovely. I really enjoy taking pics of the garden and other gardens. It's was one of my main hobbies at one time. I also would like to paint them as well. This winter when it's too cold to go outside.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Received this really lovely post card today .

I received this from a good friend in Oregon and I just love it.
She was making aPost Card from Camp with her stamping buddies. It is the regulation sized post card. I really liked the front and the back of it. I have some of the stamps by this person I was in Michaels when they were on for half price. So I had to buy some.
Today in going through my sorts I saw some really nice collage fodder for the future. I can't wait to finish and have everything in place. Working hard on it.

Thinking about the faces project today. I must get going on that.

I have been receiving some lovely ATC's

I have been receiving some lovely ATC's for my RAK I sent out.

These two yesterday or the day before and this one today. It was so nice of them to return the favour. I really love and appreciate them so cute. I am going to start to work on the Faces one for the next swap I could go so many ways with this one.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Well I have really gone to town on my other blog

and totally ignored this one sad to say. This was my lastest ATC I have done. It was call Day at the Beach. I also sent out this one as an extra for everybody. The ladies really enjoy it. I received some really nice thank you ones and some rak stuff. I am sorting and pitching to free up space and have a place for everything and everything thing in it's place. I really am enjoying the process this time around. I have a P touch labeler to label things to keep trace of it all.

Sunday I did a personal ATC of faces for me of the Afghan girl that was famous all over the world. She has haunted me ever since I saw her and I had run across a pull out from National Geographic and used those pics.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Lots going on in my life now.

I have taken up knitting and I have been to lots of wool shops lately going. On Friday I hope to see my idol The Yarn Harlot so. She is so funny and keeps me going doing my knitting along with my knitty friends on the internet and my SnB. I designed Wilberforce in the pic above for them I hope they like him and the name tags I made.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

No 13

this is tricky

Monday, April 23, 2007

I can't believe it was August for my last post

I can't believe it was August for my last post

but in and around Christmas I fell ill with a horrible stomach flu twice and didn't even have the energy to do my Christmas cars andearly this year I had hospital stay with aspiration pneumonia I swallowed a pill the wrong way. In the mean time I have a terrible time with my teeth and need them all removed. It is a long a somewhat painful procedure.

The corner is turned and finally Toronto weather is was just so pretty here in Toronto all weekend. I admired our back garden while reading in our Gazebo and listening and watching the birdies line up for a bath in our stream. The Cardinal family really enjoy the stream and lets everybody know by singing a happy song. The sparrows and finches play hide and seek in the drooping Japanese maple we have. :roll: Our squirrels are having a grand time digging in our planters to hide the black walnuts from a neighbours tree. scattering the plants and the soil here and there. So we have quite the Joys of Spring going on. It all helps to keep my mind off the sore mouth from the extracted teeth.

I have taken up knitting and having a grand time knitting scarves and face cloths for now.
I finished a celery coloured scarf I was doing for my niece in BC.
Now I also have finished an ATC for spring this is it ATC is for Artist Trading Cards just like the hockey and baseball only you do an art piece and swap them with another artist. This was a spring swap.

So hopefully I can post more and have brand new choppers to smile :-)with. I have 7 more teeth to go.....yikes