Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Christmas Challenge

So once again I have finished my Christmas challenge just under the wire. This is a table top display that you can set in the middle of your table and put different things around. I just love these cloth paperdolls I found at the quilt shop! I really want to do fall stuff and will be working on those kinds of things next. Hope everyone has a great day!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


I am happy to say that one of my children is feeling creative and has made these great robots out of cigarette boxes. I think they are very cute and I am glad that he is making something. In other news I am still thinking about cleaning my craft room but as for the actual work-- it hasn't really happened yet! Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Charlotte, North Carolina

We went to visit our daughter this week and went to downtown Charlotte. It was a big surprise. It was very clean, really pretty and had lots of parks and fountains. Charlotte is the banking capitol of the New South and there are a lot of bank buildings there. One of my favorite buildings was the Hearst Tower. Inside it was all black and white marble with gold fixtures and railings. It was very lovely and art deco. There was also the Bank of America Center which had lots of stores, art work and lovely interiors with lots of marble too. There is a park in the middle of the tall buildings called the greene and is really nice in the midst of all that concrete. We also were able to go into the newly renovated St. Peter's Episcopal church. It was built in the early 1800's and has a mosaic of Jesus in tiles, beautiful stained glass and a pipe organ that has 2700 pipes. I fell in love with the angel stained glass window that was made by Tiffany in 1909. It will be the inspiration for my new artwork as I loved the purples and greens. All in all it was a nice visit and I would recommend it to anyone as a great place to visit.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thank you cards!

Well the title says it all. I have been making lots of thank you cards and using my new stamps and stuff. I am trying to feel like my life is somewhat organized by Sept 1 because I have observed that once Sept 1 hits you blink your eyes and it is Christmas. Every fall is the same. It goes by in a blur and I never know what happened to it.
Here are my cards. I got a lot of birthday gifts so I am still making thank yous. I refuse to go and buy a card since I have the ability and all the STUFF to make thousands of cards. Have a great DAy.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Beach and Back

I just returned from going to the beach with my entire extended family. I could go back to mermaids which seem to be my obsession lately but I won't. We made really great little books from envelopes and old ledger paper. I found out how from Blue girl So check out the tutorial on her blog. I think they are great. You can use any envelope you like and make as many pages as will fit. They make a great little book to go in your purse or even to do a mini scrapbook! Here are some of mine. Have a great weekend!