Wednesday, January 28, 2009

How Creative are You?

My good friend Kim directed me to a really cool quiz about creativity she found on youuniverse. You answer a set of questions with pictures. Check it out and let me know what your creative style is:

I was found to be Hands On...which is Dead on!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Valentines Day - Birthday

Valentine's day is right around the corner and so is my niece's birthday. She is turning the big Numero Uno on February 16th. So with helping my sister get an awesome first birthday party together I pulled created an inspiration board. Our theme is Pink and Brown Valentine's Style since the party will be on February 14th.
The cake was found at The Wedding Cake I think it is cutest pink and brown cake ever! I hope I can recreate something similar. Hostess with the Mostess has a great idea for table decor: using candies and sweets. From Martha Stewart I found Heart Flowers and Heart Garland which would add inexpensive decor to the party. Above is the invite I created for her party. Yes I know my niece's name is not Sarah but I don't want to plaster her name too much on the web! haha. Check out my ArtFire shop if you have a Valentine's Baby and are interested in these invites. They could even be used at any time of the year; what one year old girl would not love a pink heart birthday? can't think of one.

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's 5 o'clock SOMEWHERE!

So let’s start the long weekend off early with a sampling of tasty "Adult Beverage" items from the talented people of Etsy and Artfire.

Lets start with a colorful Tiedye Martini a Painting by Robert Joyner then wash it down with some Beer Soap by The Beer Soap Co. The next stop or should I say "shot" is some Pomegranate Martini Lip Balm from Dirty Loves Clean and then we are off for "Waffles" with this print Lets Get Drunk and Eat Waffles by The Frantic Meerkat.

If your tolerance is high and you are in the mood for more then let A & M Accessories charm you with another Martini and then head over to bijouxdesignsforyou for a good book(mark) and a glass of wine then end the night with a with Irish Cream from It Smells Like but be sure to grab a Cup Cozy from Vivid Texture to keep your Irish Cream hot toddy warm. By that time you have to be ready for waffles or most likely bed!


Well just this week I created my first completely digital print "Go Ahead Wine Away."

It is for sale at my Artfire Shop along with my Etsy Shop. I know you thought I was giving up on Etsy but with the wise words of the Artfire staff I believe I will keep it up for just a bit longer. It is kind of funny...I tell my self and my hubby, No sells in a month and I am closing shop and then I get a sell. It is crazy but in a good way.

Oh and Check me out on Twitter! I just started on Twitter...I have heard good things about it regarding networking so sign up and check it out!

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Completed Piece

This piece "Elegant Poise"was just completed this past week. It is an original 12"x12" canvas board. I used a mixture of techniques for this piece. First I used an old Etiquette book I found and sewed several pieces together using my sewing machine and pink thread. Then I Collaged the pieces onto the canvas. I then created the hat using a mixture of paints and inks. The face was drawn with an oil pastel with bright red lips painted in with red acrylic.
I sent this piece over Saturday to the Davidson County Arts Council for a "Friend" art show. If you are in the area the opening reception is tomorrow night January 13th from 5pm until 7pm at 220 South Main St. Lexington, NC. I hope to post some prints at my ArtFire Shop soon.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Blog Feature

Thanks Nina of Dangerous Mezzo for featuring me and my Collages on your blog! Nina herself is a collage artist and creates stunning jewelry. You have to check it out.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pretty Cool News!!

My Cork Board Project shown below will be featured in upcoming issue of CraftSylish Magazine! I just want to say WOW I am so excited and honored that my project was picked!The magazine will come out in February but you can pre order the magazine right now at Taunton Store which includes free shipping.

Monday, January 5, 2009

What to do with Christmas Cards after the Holidays?

I have always had this question of what to do with left over Christmas Cards or any greeting cards. I feel kind of bad just throwing them away since someone spent time and money to send it to me. On top of that I hate just wasting completely good paper. So after some research here are three ways to get full use out of your Christmas cards.
1. Cut them into post cards to sent for next year. Be sure to cut them to the correct measurement: LENGTH Minimum 5 inches Maximum 6 inches

HEIGHT Minimum 3 1/2 inches Maximum 4 1/4 inches

It is always important to check guidelines at the USPS (U.S. Post Office) before mailing anything.
2. Make a gift box out of them that can easily hold gift cards. Martha Stewart has a great template for making a small gift box. Curby also has a great tutorial and template.

3. Make gift tags. Crafting a Green World has a great tutorial for making gift tags