Friday, September 30, 2011

PINK SATURDAY!!

Happy Pink Saturday everyone!!  Thank you Beverly for hosting each week!!  You are awesome!!

Now, I have big news!!  It really is awesome!!  A few weeks ago, I got an email from Liz from My Memories,  My Memories is a digital scrapbook/collage/card making/ tons of stuff software.  Now, you all know I don't know the first thing about computers, digital, anything.  But, I was  interested and wanted to try it.

Then, yahoo decided to FORCE me to switch to the "new" mail and most of my stuff was gone!!!  So, time goes by and I see my blog pal Gabriela got the same email to try it!!  So, I asked her to help get me in touch with Liz.  She did, and here we are.  I tried this digital software and OH MY HECK!!  Check me out now!
How ya like me now?!?!?!  I can make digital art!!
This is amazing for me.  As you all know, I can hardly edit my pictures!  It took me 3years to figure out how to put my name on my stuff!  Now, not only can I do things like this, I can use this software to make scrapbook pages, cards, banners, the sky's the limit!!



Would you like to own this software?  For FREE? Here's how!!
As if me getting this for free wasn't enough, Liz told me I can give one away to a lucky blog follower!
All you have to do is visit My Memories and look around!  Then, leave me a comment telling me what your favorite digital papers or kit is.  That is it!  No other rules.  Easy Peasy!

I will announce the winner next Pink Saturday.
Good Luck! I promise you will LOVE this!  It is that awesome, and that easy!
Enjoy the rest of your Pink Saturday!



Wednesday, September 28, 2011

UGH SORRY!!

I have been sick for a week.  I didn't want to be a drag and blog about it,  but now I am messing things up, so I had to confess.

You know I have the honor of designing for the company Dezinaworld, and I love it!!  I get these beautiful collage sheets to work with every month, and that is my favorite thing to use.  June, the owner is so nice!  I don't even have to produce all the time!!   It is a pleasure to be part of her company!!

And today, I was supposed to show off my piece that I made with my "dreamy" collage sheet, and I forgot!  My head is killing me and my nose is running and I am coughing, and it totally slipped my mind!  I have to get rid of this cold!
So here is my piece.  It is my favorite thing to make, a tag. and I love the image.  So soft and romantic.

I will have blog posts up tomorrow and Friday;  I will see you then, promise!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

HALLOWEEN FUN!!!

I have seen so many bloggers already decorating for fall!  I love fall.  It is the best time of year if you ask me.  

I got this fun trick or treat collage sheet from Dezinaworld.  I was so excited to use it!!  I had this little tray that I was dying to decorate!!
The sheet was full of images.  I made this little scene in my tray.  I hung the banner across the top, like it was a Halloween dance.

(these pictures seem blurry to me.  So sorry if they really are!!!)

Would you say yes if a gentleman in a pumpkin head asked you to dance?
Check out the Dezinaworld blog to see what the other design team members made.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ZENTANGLE #40

This is Zentangle #40 at I Am The Diva.  This weeks prompt was "Pinwheels for Peace".  She even showed us a pinwheel to use as out outline.  Here is my pinwheel.
As you know, I am still a beginner at this.  And because of that, I need to get to know the patterns associated with Zentangles.  So I went to this site that Terrie from Creative Explorer told me to check out.  It is called Tangled Patterns, and they list all of the patterns alphabetically.  So, since this week was my 20TH wedding anniversary, I used my husbands name (Carl) to find my patterns. Counter clockwise from top left
C-Corner box
A-Ahhh
R-Rain
:L-Laces

I hope that using different patterns every week will get me used to making my Zentangle Inspired Art!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WINGED BEAUTIES

I have made 2 pieces using Dezinaworld's awesome sheets!!  These are beautiful ladies, and wings.  Now, I don't do ANY digital stuff.  You are lucky that I figured out how to get a signature on my work, I am that bad.  But June had this idea, that you can use the wings sheet digitally, and they would be transparent, or you could add them to the ladies and make fairies!!  So that is what I did.

How fun is that?  Make your own fairy!!  The first one is an atc, and the second was a little too big to be an atc, but it is close enough!

Hope you are all having an awesome week!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

HAPPY MONDAY!?!?!?!!!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!!  I have been so busy these past few weeks that I haven't been to see your awesome blogs!  Please forgive me *sniffle*!  I will be doing my best to catch up this week!! For sure!!

I made this fun "suitcase" for today.  I spray painted this small Christmas lunch box, and added the fun images from a Dezinaworld's "transport ephemera" collage sheet.
All of the other bits were added for fun, color or dimension..  I got that fleur de lis in a pack of 6 at the craft store for $1!  They are wood, and I will probably use them on everything I make for a while *just kidding maybe*.  

And, I will see you all this week!!  And I will have more posts to share too!

I am linking this post to Home savvy A to Z's blog party

Saturday, September 17, 2011

ZENTANGLE #39

This weeks prompt at I am the Diva, is "Love is  all you Need".  Laura thought it would be a fitting prompt due to the anniversary of 9/11.

I automatically thought of the shape of a heart, with zentangles in it.  This is my favorite type of tangling.  Using a shape and filling it in.

If you love zentangles, please be sure to check out Laura's blog I am the Diva.  You will see amazing tangles!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

HALLOWEEN IS COMING!!!

I love Halloween!!  I love fall!!  Pumpkin picking, hay rides, the leaves changing colors and the temperature is perfect!!  And of  course, Halloween too!  I love decorating for Halloween, both outside and inside.  It is just the perfect time of year, I think.

I got a collage sheet to use from the awesome June, owner of  Dezinaworld.  It is called "Witches".  I have made 4 ATC's  using this sheet.  There are more than just 4 witches on the sheet, I just used 4 for now!!  I have a feeling I will be using the rest of them!!!
click the pic to see them enlarged!

I used alcohol inks on glossy ATC blanks first, then added the images.  Some of the backgrounds were stamped with regular ink before I added the image, and others I used stamps after I placed the images on.  I finished off with some black and white pearls.

If anyone wants to trade, let me know!!  And, expect a lot more Halloween stuff from me too!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

CREATIVE TUESDAY!

This is a quick post for Creative Tuesdays!!

I had a great idea for this prompt "kitchen".  I thought making an apron with a zentangle in it would be fabulous!!
But, not so much.
It shows 4 strings o tie it, and my groovy design in it.  I think it looks stupid.

Then, I noticed that I must have had breakfast on my mind, because the designs look like bacon and eggs!!

Coincidence?  I don't think so!!!!

I am not home right now, and my small son is going to post this and link me up to the party!  I will visit you when I get back!!

SHABBY BLUE

I have a few pieces to show you today, from a collage sheet from Dezinaworld.  I am so lucky to design for them!!  Using collage sheets is one of my favorite things to work with.  The sheet I used is  called "Shabby Blue".
I made 2 things with it.  A small collage, and an ATC..
click to enlarge!!

On the collage, I used a big advertising picture, and a heart from the sheet.  Then, for the ATC I used another advertising picture and a book bundle image.  There were so many pretty images, it was hard to stop at only 2 pieces!!  Dezinaworld has fabulous collage sheets, and on Friday's, there are freebies at the blog.  Some sheets are as low as $1.  Check them out if you love collage sheets as much as I do!

Monday, September 12, 2011

FUN DAY MONDAY!

What a day to have a not serious fun post!  My posts lately have been crazy, and today it's finally quiet!

First, Cindy Adkins started a new blog called Shabby Chic Girls Club.  It is such a cute blog!  And if you love shabby chic style you have to go visit!!!  Today, I am one of the people she is featuring.  If you remember my  cabinet re-do, that is what she is featuring!
click to enlarge!
Today at Shabby Chic Girls Club, we are taking a virtual trip to Paris, through the art featured!  Totally fun, go check it out!!

Then, the Lovely Dee from A Lapin Life,did a blog post about some things I sent her.  If you remember, I won a FABULOUS burlap sack from her!!  The least I could do is send her something back.  She is awesome and if you've never been to her blog, please go visit!  It is THAT awesome!!!  

Friday, September 9, 2011

PINK SATURDAY!!

Finally, I can post something!!

Yesterday's post was a draft, and I was going to post it myself.  But we were flooded!!  The kids got home at 10am because the bus couldn't make it to school, and they had to turn around.  It is crazy here with this weather!!  I had no internet, or phone, so I was lucky enough to have small son get internet on his phone, and get that zentangle up!!  Too crazy here.  An earthquake, a tropical storm and a hurricane?  wow.

SO, for Sweet Beverly's Pink Saturday  I am showing my cloche again.  Sorry for the repeat!!  I'm trying to get my stuff together!!!

I love this cloche!!!!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!!  And don't forget to check out Beverly and all the other pinks!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

PARADOX

I have joined a new group.  A zentangle group.  It is I Am the Diva.    The awesome Laura is the owner of the blog.  I asked her like 1,000 questions and she gave me all the answers I needed!!

For example.  I thought that you couldn't call them "zentangles".  But, she told me that I can.  She is a Certified Zentangle Teacher, so she knows.  I am doing "Zentngle Inspired Art" (ZIA).  Doodling with purpose.  Pretty neat, right?

She puts up a prompt on Monday, and the linky closes at midnight on Saturday.  Please come join if you love to tangle as much as I do!!!

Here are a few of my favorite tangles.

A blog friend Terrie of Creative Explorer even "gave me permission" to use pen now!! LOL!!  I was to afraid to!!  I only used pencil!  But, now that I'm joining this group, I actually used a pen for this week's prompt which is PARADOX.  

WHAT????
So the lovely Stacy told me to check out some paradox samples at Enthusiastic Artist's blog.  And so, here are my pieces for this challenge.

WARNING!! My tangles totally suck next to the work of the people I've mentioned, and everyone at I am the Diva.  They are beyond awesome!!!  BUT.  I felt the same way when I joined Creative Tuesdays too!!  We all have to start somewhere, right?

NOT even close.

Better, but not great.  I will be adding this one to the party.

So, expect more tangles from me!!  They are one of my fav things to do!!!  And check out the links I've highlighted, you will be amazed!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

YELLOW BIRDHOUSE!!

Before I made my pink birdhouse, I made this yellow one.  This is my favorite of  the birdhouses I've made.
Isn't this just so sweet!!  

This is a close up of the roof.  Love this!!!

I am going to link this up to Erin's Homemade Monday Party

Thanks for visiting me!  Have a great week!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

PINK SATURDAY!!

Happy Pink Saturday everyone!!

I hope you are all recovering from the hurricane, if you live on the east coast.  And I wish everyone expecting the next hurricane great luck!!  How crazy is it lately!!

To all the Pink Saturday people who left me a comment last week THANK YOU!!  I am so sorry I couldn't comment back!

Storm survivors and blog friends too, This heart is for all of you!  
Please remember to visit our host Beverly !!!