Monday, December 30, 2013

Best Give-A-Ways Right Here

Check out the ALPHA STAMPS Blog for fantastic products, project ideas and lots of give-a-ways!!!

Click on the ALPHA STAMPS badge to the right, in order to find out about the latest contest and fun!

This is an overview for you:
Starting on Thursday, December 26, 2013 (through Wednesday, January 1st, 2014(!)), I’ll post a new Giveaway on the blog every morning, and you’ll have until 11:59pm PST to enter.
To enter all you’ll have to do is leave a comment on that day’s blog post (don’t forget to leave your email address, too, so I can contact the winners!)*
After midnight I’ll randomly pick the previous day’s winner.
To get entered twice — daily — post about the Giveaways on your blog (or Facebook status) and include the badge at right (with a link back to the blog). Then come back and link to your post in a comment.
*(Sorry, but I’m only offering free shipping domestically. International shipping will still apply.)

This is a preview of what Alpha Stamps carries:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Santa Series

A Santa Series starts with three ATC's of this kindly bearded gentlemen. I printed the black and white photo image of Santa, which I obtained from The Graphics Fairy.

 For Santa Series #1 I added blue to the sky and coat with Pastels. I also gave him rosy checks using Pastels.
 Santa Series #2 was highlighted with a red nose, and checks.
And for Santa Series #3 I highlighted the sky around Santa with blue Pastel.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

It's a Blog Hop and My Halloween Projects

Amazing Projects and Collage Sheets, Super fun hop! 
I'm not in it, but I really had to share it, you will have a great time...

Some of My Halloween Projects:


 Thanks for the visit!
***Somehow I messed up my comments and replies section here on my blog. Google+ has not been my best friend. Hope it's fixed so I receive comments again!!!***

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


I took a huge step out of my box and joined a swap to make a page for a BOS or Book Of Shadows. A BOS is a personal book kept by a witch. A Grimoire is more of a "public" book, containing general beliefs, correspondences, and general earthy knowledge. I would consider this a Grimoire page swap as it is work done by other artists. This is the page that I made for the swap. It's a houseplant blessing!

How I made the background leaves: Stamped with Clear VersaMark, sprinkled heat & stick powder over it, and brushed pearl ex powder on after heating.
 Back page: leaves are die cut, "Grow" is gold marker, brighter in real life

Base is a dark green card stock, lighter green card stock for leaves, white card stock for typed spell with designer paper card stock behind. Pearl ex is a shiny green/gold. All products are from Stampin' Up!, including the gold marker.

I hope everyone likes their page, I am very pleased with how it came out.
Have a Fantastic day!!!
Entering a challenge:
The Cheerful Stamp Pad  mixed media anything goes 
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party anything goes

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Mixed Media Beach Art

Hey everyone, I back! This is a mixed media paper art project using paper, ink, real shells and those plastic dohicky things, (shell shaped). The images are fussy cut of course, with many of the pieces being 3D using foam adhesives.

Beach Babes

Beach Babes close-up

All of the images and materials are from Alpha Stamps. Thanks for visiting!
Party time!
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm 
Your Gonna Love It at Kathe With an E 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Witches

Here's a set of 4 summer witches....
Garden Witch Family Time

Gypsy Musical Musings

Play Little Witch

Beach Babe

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Moon ATC

Full Moon Rising plus other Lunar Phases...

First is "two moons, two owls, and one witch". The full moon in the upper right corner and the good luck crescent in the lower left. Second is "Midnight Reverie", third titled "Moonlight Spell", and lastly "Calling Mr. Sandman".
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Butterfly Butterfly

I have some butterfly ATC's to share with you tonight. I made these for the "Things With Wings" swap at ATC's for All.

The first is titled 'Chill', using Stampin' Up card stock, Emboslits 'Beautiful Wings', a Moonlight Journey college sheet and magazine clips.

Next is 'Watercolor Blue' and again I used SU card stock, ink, stamps and gold embossing powder.

On the third I used tags from  7gypsies, stamps from Craft's Meow, and ink from SU. I'm calling it 'Orange Kisses'.

Last but not least is 'Sparkle'. I used SU card stock, designer paper, Emboslits 'Beautiful Wings', and a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Clear pen. The Sakura pen was used to add highlight as seen in the close up photo. The velum, sparkling butterfly is from my stash of RAKs. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Halloween News

I can hardly wait until this starts! Well I can wait until September, which will be back to school, (work), and my baby will be off at college. No rush there, but what an event this will be. I'll been following along with Laura's blog, Artfully Musing, and  Alpha Stamps via Bloglovin and e-mail, they give things away all of the time. Though I haven't won yet, I figure I'll go and purchase the products to complete one of the many cool projects on the blog. The Alpha Stamps online store has everything you need!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Birthday Stars

Birthday Wishes! A simple card for anyone's birthday, but especially for a youngster. All it is is a Whisper White card stock base with Island Indigo cs layered on. The stars are Lucky Limeaide cs with designer paper layered on top. The designer paper, bakers twine, and ink are all in Lucky Limeaide. Everything is by Stampin' Up!.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Stars & Stripes Swap

I'm back with pics of  ATC's for a '"Stars & Stripes" swap at ATC's For All. 

The first has a hand drawn background using Sharpie Markers. The large and small stars are punched and layered white on white. The stripe is an image from MoonlightJourney Artistic Collage Sheets.

Red, white and blue card stock from Stampin' Up! is used here as a flag. The stars are punched and the date is from a clear sticker set.

The next card is backed by white card stock and layered with a flag image, and a decorated drum. These images are also from a Moonlight Journey image pack. A number 4 flag and July are from JBS Mercantile.

Lastly I created a flag image with a random tag from my stash. I layered it with "Remember" "July" "4", which are from the same Moonlight Journey image pack.

Thanks For Stopping!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

School Silhouette

I have a few ATC's to share today, from a silhouettes collection.

This first one is titled "Thinking" and is made using:
Gesso lightly brushed over So Saffron card stock (Stampin'Up!)
Designer paper (Jenni Bowlin Studio)
Silhouette stamp (Jenni Bowlin Studio)
Basic Black ink pad (Stampin'Up!)
Number stickers (my stash)
The next little girl is titled "Posing" 
Designer paper (JBS)
Silhouette stamp (JBS)
Flower stamp (SU!)
Basic Black ink (SU!)
This little guy is called "I Can"
Designer paper (JBS) over
Wild Wasabi card stock (SU!)
Silhouette stamp (JBS)
Basic Black ink (SU!)

Lastly is "September" using:
Designer Paper (JBS) over
Rose Red card stock (SU!)
Silhouette stamp (JBS)
Basic Black ink (SU!)

When I came upon this swap at ATC's For All I thought of my silhouette art from the 4th grade. In fact, every time I hear of a silhouette I think of the 4th grade project. Pairing silhouettes with a school days theme was the obvious way to go.

Hope you enjoy them and have time to leave a comment.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Prom 2013

Here are a few pictures from Prom 2013:
Our daughter, M and her boyfriend K. She is a senior this year and he graduated last year. Below is a picture from prom 2012.
This shot shows M & K next to the giant limo that the girls rented. There are seven girls, the Sassy 7.
The SASSY 7.....Best Friends, some since elementary,  all through middle school, and all through high school. Yes, they are gorgeous and yes, they are all Honor students too.
Mother/daughter time. I'm shorter, but she is in, like, 5" heels, or something. 

M and G... more alike than J and G. {J is M's best friend~G is J's real sister}
The lifetime best friends...M and J.

Thanks for taking time to stop by and hope you can leave a comment. Hugs~

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Patroitic Door Decor

This is a fun patriotic decor that I made for our front door. I used designer scrapbook papers and SU punches.  Thanks for stopping by!