Wednesday, December 31, 2008

mom's birthday

today is my mom's birthday. yup. she's a new year's eve baby.  i wanted to make her a special birthday card this year and was inspired by my friend, kelly.  she was kind enough to send me 2 holiday starbucks coffee cups after i saw a card she made on her blog.  (thanks again kelly!)  i also bought the large hero arts owl stamp that she always uses too. i just fell in love with it when i saw it on her blog.  so this is my mom's birthday card. i hope she likes it. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

playing dress up

my art friend, jennifer, is hosting a dress swap.  i'm not really a girly girl by any stretch of the imagination but after seeing some of the little dresses she made i was intrigued. i decided to sign up and i found i was actually really chomping at the bit to make one.  here is the first one i've managed to make for her swap.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

alpha stamps give away

check out the alpha stamps give away that starts on december 27th and ends january 4th.  go to the alpha stamps blog: and enter to win by leaving a comment and your email address. 

Monday, December 22, 2008

sunday postcard art

i decided to do postcards this year for my christmas cards so i am entering it in the sunday postcard art "christmas theme" this week.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Guest Designer for InStyle Stamps

I was chosen to be a Guest Designer for InStyle Stamps for a week in December and also a week next year.  I was given two current stamp designs to use in samples for their website.  The stamps are currently available for purchase and sell for $6.95.  Please check out their blog at and their website at to see what stamps you can't live without.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

zetti inchies

i am in a zetti inchies swap and these are a few of the ones i've made so far.
i've been doing larger sized art for quite awhile now so whenever i go to
make inchies i forget how hard it is to make art that small.

Monday, December 8, 2008

making a skinny

i had some time to do some art today. i thought i'd make a large christmas tag but as usual i shouldn't necessarily have plans because it turned out that i made a skinny instead. so maybe tonight after supper i'll work on a christmas tag or two.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

sunday challenge

it's been quite awhile since i've made a postcard for the sunday postcard art challenge. it felt good to have some time to do it as everyone knows i love making postcards. this week's theme was fairies. the collage image is from alpha stamps. if you haven't visited their site please check out them out. there just might be something there you have to have.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

christmas tag

i made this christmas tag for a challenge. it was pretty fun to do and i thought i'd make a couple more. i hope to have time this weekend to get around to doing that. of course i still don't have my christmas shopping done but i'd rather make art then fight the crowds.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

making an art doll

as i'm organizing my art room i came across this art doll i made as an alpha stamps project.
it took me a long time to sew all the little beads around the wings. it was one of the projects that you just keep adding to it? i finally had to tell myself "enough".

Monday, December 1, 2008

it's beginning to look alot like christmas

uh oh. it's that time of year again. now how did it get to be december already? a few more weeks til christmas and only one gift has been purchased so far. that is not good. so while i haven't made time for shopping i did make time for art. are my priorities straight?