Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tagged again

Oh my Teresa tagged me so let's see what I can come up with this
That Y is a killer

L is for Lazy cause some days I am simply lazy

Y is for yummy my favorite way to describe things

N is for Navy my favorite color of suit to wear

N is for Nuts the way my Big Daddy describes me


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

It's here lookie loo look up

See my new banner from kris.
You gotta check out her banners. Just tell her what you want and send a few pictures and off she goes.

Button Fairies I have received pictures or sites from so far

There four fairies are from Jeri.... simply adorable. Jeris blog addy is

I love the blue one she is so cute
Look at her skirt
oh a baby it
Now this one I know for a fact must be called the Veronica Fairy..... I love pink and this is adorable.

Toni's mermaid fairy too cute for words. here is toni's blog

These four beauties are from Patty totally amazing. here is patty's blog

so manley the first one
love those wings
ooh la la... love the red
love the sun

This little beauty is from Vicki totally adorable. here is Vicki's blog

okay off to get some more of these amazing fairies....

mwah ( air kisses) to all my friends

I've been tagged by Vicki

These are the rules:-You must post the rules before you give your answers.You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name.After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers.At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details.

Okay so here middle name is lynn

L is for LOVE and I love freely. I give my love unconditionally to all who need it and even those who don't know they need it.

Y is for YELLOW my very very very favorite color. I have always loved yellow and lime green just makes me feel so alive

N is for Needles.... I am also an acomplished seamstress very very very few people know this about me. In college I made a wedding gown and a man's suit both won awards for design.

N is for Nancy Dooren my favorite place to get my vintage photographs.

What fun this was. Okay I am going to tag four people....Jeri, laurel,Anne Marie,Andria all sbs11 sisters

Oh my gosh

thanks everyone for joining in on this challenge. I have been working 15 hour days the last two days and will play catch up tonight with emails and posting the fairies on the blog. Plus I have been tagged so off to find out what that is all about plus even more we have more sisters so I need to add their blogs to mine too.
Whew a busy night ahead for me.
you all are fantastic!!!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A gift for Miss Denise and a Challenge

Okay everyone, let's have some fun. A challenge to make Button Fairies. I know everyone has tons of buttons everywhere so let's have until next Sunday to make some button fairies and leave a comment with your blog site or email me at with your pictures and I will post them here on the blog. Upon entering you are giving me permission to post your submission to this blog. I know all my friends and my new Sisters from SBS11 will want to join in on the fun. They are so easy to make first take about three feet of flexible wire twist a hanger at the top and keep twisting about the length of your image start threading your buttons on. Add ribbon if you like and finish your tail anyway you want. I stamped some wings from and there you go you have a button fairy.
This is going to Miss D... so send me your address and I will get it in the mail to you.
Come on Jeri (yours are amazing) and Miss T I know you two will be awesome at it you too Nancy I have seen your button fairies( ) Let's have some fun.
p.s you can google button faires and find all kinds of them as well as picture tutorials.

Here she is on white background paper
And here she is on a deep purple

A gift to Toni From Big Daddy

Three Teesha Moore books

The entire finished book

Here it is Happy Valentine's Day Miss T
Hope you enjoy

A Valentine for my Sister

Here is my Love book E is a vintage valentine and a stamped image on a glimmer mist tag

the entire book
L is a love coupon stamped with a free bella stamp for T to use anytime she wants
O is for friends some vintage images found on the internet
V is for Valentine's Day

Saturday, January 26, 2008

And here it is at last.... Just ONE of of those days

We all have those days where you want to pull your hair out. I used radiant pearls for the color on the iron oxide.
When you click on the picture you will see the wax a little bit better, just a reminder that the real piece the wax will get clearer as the days go on as the mositure under the wax goes away.


So before I post the iron oxide canvas I thought I would let you know how I did it

First I painted a small canvas with Black Guesso ( ignore the messy workspace) add some iron oxide
this is the finished sculpy clay piece with the iron oxide painted on
I used my beeswax for added depth
Can't forget Big Daddy's idea for the fake eyelases
Here is the canvas with just the black guesso and no iron oxide as you can see it is has a glare to it
Sculpey and some plastic forms
The piece without the iron oxide big difference
Next I used some skinner blend clay for her hair

You have to bake the iron oxide on so unless you have a dedicated over DO NOT USE IN YOUR HOME OVEN AS IT WILL SMOKE. After watching Tim he uses his UTEE pot so ... I did too and it works
Now for the finished piece

IT is almost finish

My iron oxide canvas but Big Daddy came up with a great fantastic amazing idea so I am off to Sally's to pick something up when I get back I will post it.

Micaceous Iron Oxide

So here is my Black Guesso and my Micaceous Iron Oxide and below you can see how cool it looks. I can't wait to try this stuff out

I received Tim Holtz's the Journey Continues DVD for Christmas this year and in one of the segments he used Micaceous Iron Oxide. So here is what it looks like and later you will see what I do with it.

Basically you paint this onto something black they use mica interference powders and man oh man it is beautiful when you are done. So, off to work on my oxide

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers

So, Jeri my new friend from this wonderful world of blogging invited me to join and in following I asked Toni to join so now we are in a group of wonderful women who love the art of stamping.
I am so looking forward to meeting everyone and getting some new inspiration.
Let me tell you just a little bit about myself.
I have a wonderful husband who fuels my passion for this crazy thing called art. He surprises me all the time with art supplies and didn't complain too much when I pushed him out of his office and made it my studio. I call this wonderful man Big don't know why he is a beanpole but after watching Beth call Dog Chapman her Big Daddy it just stuck with me. lol
I raised two daughters with my Big Daddy...his and mine both girls are now grown young women and out on their own and live states away, so it is just BD and myself at home.
I started scrapbooking and stamping 12-13 years ago but have always been a crafter and loved to sew.
Recently about two years ago I met Toni and started doing mixed media with her... ( she was my inpsiration) and now I am having the time of my life.
Retirement is not far off and when we do look out Canada or Minnesota cause we're coming your way. Both BD and I love the lake (I grew up in Canada every summer from toddler thru my late teens) on a lake working at my grandparents fishing lodge.
I am not happy unless I am somewhere close to water (thus I live on the east coast less than five miles from the ocean) and I HATE IT. I need Lake WATER and I need pine trees, birch trees and SNOW. I need to be able to drop what I am doing and jump in the boat and fish with BD. We lived in Michigan a few years back on a lake and the water was less than 20 feet from my back door BD would go fishing in his boat and I would load up my stamping supplies and stamp while he fished a site to see.
I currently am a store manager for a big box retailer
I love my job but hate the east coast. Someday BD and I along with Toni and her Double B will be going to Italy to just sip our coffee in a small cafe and talk to the locals... reminder to self study Italian.
Well, that is me now tell me about yourself all my SBS 11 friends

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Blog candy winner

cheryl since no one else posted you won the book send me your address and I will ship it off to you congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

So here is my before

I bought this book and it was all cardboard. So I covered it with Valentine type paper and now I have to embellish it. So hang tight and by the weekend I should post the after.

Another great mail day

So, today I got two stamps that were backordered from KTCRAFTS and a really cool CD that I got from of vintage halloween images she also added some really cool tickets. I am so ready for Halloween now.

So now that I have my deal of the day

This was a canvas I did a few weeks ago. I love the look of the vintage stand.

Now what is this?

This was my deal of the day!!!! Guess how much this cost? Go ahead GUESS....
$2.81 cents and that included tax

Glimmer MIST

So, my favorite ebay seller has her glimmer mist on sale for 5.74 so I just bought four colors
keylime pie
deep blue
lemon zest
and pink bubblegum

This stuff is amazing. Oh and I bought something vintage and really cool will post a pic in a few

oh so sorry I forgot to tell you who it is....

I forgot to say also that it is on sale for only three days longer.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Oh and just because Miss T posted

a picture of her feet..... here are mine today

AT last here is Tim Holtz inspired canvas

so first I added distressed inks to my canvas then you let that dry and paint on a really thin coat of beeswax. Next add some tissue paper I used pieces of a pattern that Toni sent to me. Lightly coat that with beeswax. Then you use hinges and put two together but since I didn't get the exact effect I wanted I am making two different ones instead of one. May be blog candy....hum
next I painted a D that I found at Michaels for .99 cents and some letters and some other findings with hot glue. I used the paris stamp that Miss T sent to me. Hope you like it

So, even after talking with Tim I still can't find unprimed canvases anywhere. Even the site he sent me too didn't have the size I needed so I used a primed canvas. You don't get the effect that you want but...... overall it really isn't that bad is it?

Just a thought

So, this morning while just hanging out ( gosh I love this new schedule) I was thinking....
Where else in the world can you email someone so popular as Tim Holtz, Heidi Swapp, Donna Downey, Nancy Doreen, SuziBlu, or Claudine Hellmuth and they reply? They take time to visit our blogs they take time to answer our questions. Do you really think that Mrs. Butterworth, Mr. Flogers or Miss Cottonelle would ever answer our questions?
That is why I love the world of art it is such a close knit family that is so willing to not only help but give ideas to it's family members.
So I thank you all the above mention celebrities from all of us .... Thank you for inspiring us thank you for answering our questions and most of all thank you for pushing us forward.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

hahahaha Tim Holtz emailed me

not once but twice. Of course it was only about where to find the unprimed canvas but hey at least he has my email address.

For Ciera

This is a little mail box Ciera can keep in her room for letters from Dad or Aunt Toni.

When she has a letter in her box all you have to do is raise the flag that way Ciera will know when she has mail.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Please be patient

So, today I went to Michael's to find my canvas for my Tim Holtz canvas thingy I am doing. I had no idea that unprimed natural canvases would be like a major hunt.... WHERE DO YOU FIND THEM? They had some that were primed with oil, guesso, and acrylic and some musuem that were 20.00 bucks each but still not unprimed. oy vey
So, I bought the cheapy ones 3.99 cents for three and will figure it out some way. My little bitty hinges were .99 cents and I am going to sweet talk Big Daddy into using the dremel to put them in for me tomorrow.
I also bought my 4x6 canvas for my ultra secret squirrel thingy not saying what it is yet but it will be BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh and Toni, I need a cute picture of Miss C for her secret squirrel thing too. Tell Cam or is it Chris to take a picture of C smiling but not too big of a smile maybe just a grin. Can't tell you yet what it is but C and C will love love love it. Something BD did when our girls were little that made them smile and I really think they will love it
okay off to work on Mr. Tim Holtz and to work some on Miss C's secret thingy.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Oh Miss Toni Please GO BACK

Miss THANG ( TONI) posted this on her blog undertones ( see side bar) Lucky Duck gets to go to antique malls.

I have to have this dress form unless of course it is you know outta my price range. THIS IS SO ME AND SO TOTALLY AMAZING. I am seeing myself hanging tags from it.

Oh please oh please ms T how much was it?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

don't forget

to search older posts for blog candy

I am loving this new schedule thing

woo hoo
yesterday, today and tomorrow off.....FINALLY THANK YOU

This is too cool

Tomorrow my game plan is something TOTALLY new (thank you TIM HOLTZ) I am going to do the hinged canvas you did. AMAZING so stay tuned hopefully I will have it started and finished tomorrow otherwise it will be next weekend before I can get it finished.

Finally this is for Toni

The chicken feed isn't quite dry yet when it does dry it will be all crystal looking


Six months ago Toni sent me a journal that she had started and asked that I add a few journal pages to it....... well, finally six months later I added a page and gosh this is fun.

Here you go this is called my morning

Today this is what my hands look like

And I can't get the ink off.