Monday, December 29, 2008

Three Chicks become 3 Angels

Yes I actually finished the angels a day before the day I leave. It is a major breakthrough!! Here they are! Going to Fla on Tuesday so won't be posting for a wEEk. Happy New Year!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Three Chicks

So I had to take this picture. I made these 3 paperdolls using a template from Valerie Brincheck who kindly drew them for my art doll group. I love them like this and would like to do something with them this way but they are destined to be angels. i am of course making Christmas presents still. The backs of the other two are also musical scores. Anyway I like the way they look now.
Why is it so hard get start making stuff when i love to do it more than almost anything. Now that I am started i don't won't to stop, don't want to sleep or eat(much) until I am finished. If I could only figure out how to get started. Now i have so many ideas flying thru my head I am dizzy. Back to work!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Angel Ornaments Made

Yes I finally made something that wasn't paper. I made 2 angels from vinatge hankerchiefs for my grand niece and granddaughter's first Christmas ornament. Ok they aren't babyish but I like them. my pictures make them look very harshly or brightly colored but they are not. They are very soft looking. I wish I was better at pics but I guess I will struggle along. I feel so good having actually made something. I hope to make a doll too but probably from a cut-out because of the time factor. nothing like doing everything 3 days before Christmas. Nothing new here!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Yes it is December 20th in reality and i have now made 10 Christmas cards and have not sent any. Yes it is the story of my life. But I am happy with them. I am putting the pic of some. The bird one is my favorite. I used rub-ons from Michael's! I do love rub-ons especially when they work well. Now it is very late and so to bed. I need to make my Granddaughter a first Christmas ornament and a doll. Sure it's only five days. I love pressure!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Vintage Christmas Decor

So for creativity today I started decorating for Christmas. I found this stuff in my storage rooms and i have no recollection of buying it or seeing it before but i am guessing that it came from a flea market or garage sale. Anyway i like the Vintage look so that is my dining table for now. I hope to work on my cards soon but not tomorrow. I work at a performing arts center and we have our last show before the New Year, it is a musical review like the rockettes and I am greatly looking forward to it although it will be a long day at work!! The decorating has helped get me in the Christmas spirit at least.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

another artistic one?

As it turns out my mother took this great picture from our guest room while she was here. I am so impressed and think it is a great picture. I think I am going to print it and hang it in my studio or bedroom. my mother has lots of hidden artistic talents that she hides!!
Lest you think I am not doing anything creative I am proud to say that I have done something everyday, although truthfully i had a very long day at work yesterday and so the only thing i did was print out my verse for my Christmas cards. As of now I have finished 7 actual Christmas cards! This is great progress for December 13. Well back to work on cards. I hope to make at least 35. WE will see. Look for another image and pics of cards next post!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Here are images to use!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

12 cards in 2 hours

My new plan is to streamline my cardmaking. I needed to make 12 thank you cards so I thought I could make them in 2 hours. In 2 hours I made 3 but I have gotten faster. These are the pics of all the cards I have made. Now I am on to Christmas cards. I like to take a blank card, cover the front with Christmas paper of some kind and then use an image cut or copied from an old card and then embellish and of course add glitter. I get lots of great images free every week from Dover. You just go to their website and sign up for the weekly sampler
Great stuff to play with. I use stamps on the inside of the cards and sometimes for the outside. I have a bunch of new Christmas word stamps thanks to my Dad, that i intend to use. And always on the inside of the front i put a printed out bible verse. the same one on every card each year. Haven't picked one yet this year. Last year was from Titus: "For the Grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men." Great verse, maybe my favorite. Anyway my plan is to do Something creative everyday this month except when i go to Fla at end of month.
Now to cut the card stock for the Christmas Cards!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Also I wanted to post this pic of the last cloth doll I made from a pattern by Back Porch Pickins I think. I do really make cloth dolls sometimes although this is the one of the few I have made that is mostly painted.

Creativity At Last!!

Yes I have done it. I finally made something new. This is amazing considering my husband had a heart attack on Sat. He is doing well and home now. I had to make a Birthday Card for someone at work and so I really did something creative. I am posting a pic of front and inside and then a free vintage image that I used. I have a lot of really old neat pics that came into my possession when someone found them in a house they bought and were going to throw them away. Anyway the card was simple to make and I am happy with it.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Okay maybe I was over optimistic about actually making something today. I hoped that the blog would inspire me to create everyday which is important to keep your creativity flowing easily. I am what they call in this part of Tennesse "down in my back" and have been having lower back trouble for a week so I have spent most of it flat in my bed on my back. Now that I am back at work I have to take it easy at home. Good excuse any way. So I am putting here another fav paperdoll that i made for a swap last year on the now defunct paper art list called fabrications. She is the Queen of the Harvest Moon Ball. anyway I like her but was also very happy with the one I got in return. And then there is a Vintage Christmas card image for anyone who likes that sort of thing. I love Vintage greeting cards, especially from the 30's thru the 50's so will share images periodically. Well it is back to bed and resting my back. Soon I will be making something new I'm sure!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

First Post

Well this is my first post and I have no idea what I am doing. It is Glorious Autumn here and the leaves are beautiful. I haven't made anything in a week because I have been flat on my back in bed. I am posting one of my favorite paperdolls I have made. Her face is from a copy of a rubber stamped image but otherwise she is all from my own mind. Look for something fallish coming soon.