Saturday, December 26, 2009

It's a Beautiful Life

Sending you all greetings of the season from the air ~ arriving in San Francisco. The city is so exciting and inviting from the air!
I am sure that the itinerary is packed with exciting adventures and new experiences.
Rose(my sister) and her family are such wonderful hosts, it's always a treat to be a guest in her home!
I am so thrilled to be able to live and share this wonderful life!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Scrap Book Party Winner

I want to thank everyone who took the time to
comment for the party booty.
The drum roll has sounded.......
And the winner is Sasha.
The best of all party loot will be arriving on your doorstep!
Now you need to create some great layouts!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Through The Looking Glass

I do hope you enjoy this altered story told in collaborative style...
Thank you for your visit!
I thank the artists who participated in this collaborative art swap.
By: Aiyana Warner
by: Gigi

By: Melissa S.
by: Melissa S.
by: Alice S.

by: April Hall

by: Penny klaproth

by: Melissa Stocker
By: Melissa Stocker
by: April Hall

Through The Looking Glass

Hero Arts Make & Take

Hooray for Hero Arts! There was a lot of Makin' & Takin' going on today at the Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Launch! There are some really cute new products and stamps. This was the the card we made to celebrate the occasion. I met some fabulous women there, too. Debra and I chatted away as we stamped and assembled this little gem. The card is on the new paper in blue, stamped with an aqua ink, a pink panel was added stamped in a slightly darker ink followed by leaves that were stamped in black on green paper. The main feature was the big posie stamped in black ink and cut out with an added center cut out of the stamped image on lighter pink paper. The card was then assembled. The sentiment was stamped on a white panel and cut and folded with a small string bow tied to it and finally glued to the card!
The new stamps that I picked up at the event are just darling and I can hardly wait to create some special cards for my friends and family!

Mini Scrapbooks

This all began one night, as I was looking through my scraps and decided that I would make a Mini Book. A book that could be thrown in a bag to share in a moments notice.
One of my objectives was to practice punched flower layering for embellishments.
With this in mind materials were gathered and I began.
The covers of the book are recycled CD sleeves covered in Bazzill Blue Paper. The embellishments are Bazzill tan and a terracotta. I had some coordinating scraps so I began layering.
The pages are a blush white with the same coordinating papers and embellishment! (sweet)
I punched two holes in the left side and placed matching notebook rings in them to bind the pages together.
Now that the book is completed, I need to fill it up with a marvelous memorable event!
Scroll down and post a comment for the scrapbook contest to win a great collection of scrapbooking materials! I love to read your comments!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Visit To Santa

He's making his list. Do you think he will need to check it twice?
I wonder what's on the list?
Do you think he's asking for a signed autograph
CD from Taylor Swift. Or a signed copy of one of his favorite stars with a DVD. Or do you think he's asking for tickets to the next Con that Vic is going to attend? Or do you think he's just asking for his autograph?
If you were sitting next to Santa what would you ask for?
Please leave a comment and let me know what you would ask Santa for.
I think it would be fun to know!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vintage Winter

This week for the Tuesday Challenge, Vintage was the theme. I have added many snowflakes to this vintage lady. She sparkles and shimmers in the light, not only because of the stickles, but the stardust gel pen as well.
That shimmery pen is just one of my favorites.
My lady is dressed up in a Pastel Olive outfit, and is surrounded by pastel colored snowflakes.They sparkle and shimmer beautifully out in the sun.
Snowfkes are so much fun to use, especially when you add a lot of glitter!

Wish Upon A Star

There is a lot of scrapping going on here!
I wanted to play in Helga's Artchix Blog Challenge , and so I thought I would use these scraps and create something seasonal. To make this star, I started with twelve twinchies and created cones with them, glued them together, and added another set of red polka dotted cones inside the first set. I added a circle in the center cut from a vintage striped paper, and glued a collage image on top of it. I cut the heart from the image and added red stickles to it. To make it extra special I transformed a flower punch into two tiny rosettes. To finish the star a shimmery cord was attached to the top for hanging!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Hanukkah!

Wishing my friends a Happy Hanukkah.
To commemorate this occasion the
Tuesday Challenge was to create an
ATC for Hanukkah!
This dazzling Star of David is for Mark, Bev, Jerry and
Sherrie and your families.
Happy Hanukkah!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Scrap Bookers Party!

Scrapbooking is so fun.....It has given me the opportunity to share in the wonderful moments of my family's life with a Gigi Flavor. I have enjoyed making scrapbooks for Gabrielle's exciting travels and for the wonderful occasions that Rose and her family have experienced. Living in the Scrapbook capital of the world , I have been privileged to be a guest of the most great parties! With great parties comes those goodie bags that you get to take home!...... Since I believe in sharing the loot, I want to give a selection of my bootie to someone! Leave a comment and next Saturday I will draw a winner of a fabulous selection of papers, stickers, rub-ons and other goodies to build a story around your memorable occasion!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Alice In Wonderland

Reliving childhood through art is so much fun.
It can even reveal parts of your own history!
When there was a a call for an Alice chunky book, I ran to sign up. I have always loved the characters in the story, in fact I even had a part as the Mad Hatter and the 10 of Hearts in a dance production of this story!
This is the cover of the book. I stayed with a vintage look look for the book cover and the back.
The sugar cubes on the tea spoon are barely visible but the give a promise that a Tea Party is not far away! Just follow the Rabbit!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Art Lottery

The Artchix Lottery occurs every two weeks, For this Lottery I created an ATC using the same background materials as this months Rolodex swap in a slightly different way. This ATC was created on a Bazzill White Bling Background to which I affixed a light blue panel by sewing . I distressed the edges by cutting with deckle scissors and using a blue and white ink. A pink circle was then stamped with silver snowflakes in Brilliance ink with the edge inked in frost white. While the ink was drying, lace and ribbon were sewn on the blue panel. After cutting out the women image from the collage sheet, it was affixed onto the blue panel. To finish the card, snowflakes were added followed by some iridescent glitter! The pastel colors really give the card a frosty feeling.
The Lottery has some wonderful entries, it's a very lucky Chixie that wins the pool!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Swap Time

This month the group is "in stitches" for the Rolodex Swap. I wanted to add some winter elements to those stitches, so I added some snowflakes and a little winter doll. The image used is by Hero Arts, she is sooooo cute and she has sisters. She is warm in her pink wool coat with the snowflake trim. To compliment the stitches , a little blue lace was added along with some coordinating blue ribbon. There is a little glitter highlighting the snowflakes and the image. Hidden among the layers are some silver snowflakes and a little wintry wind blowing for a cool effect.
It was fun using the sewing machine for added interest on the card. I think it can be very addicting!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Larger Than Life

It's wonderful when someone you know sees your name larger than life, and sends you a picture of it!
If anyone happens to be in Palo Alto this weekend, stop by the Stanford Theatre, you'll enjoy the entertainment!