Sunday, June 7, 2009

hello again! Lots of crafty pics!

HI friends! as usual, there's lots going on around our house this week!
my birthday was the 4th and i had a wonderful day! Chris took the day off & we all went to the movies to see UP-i cried of course- twice! we also went to king putt mini golf- it's always fun & the egyptian art drawn all over the walls, rugs & course looks so cool under the black-lights! Mimi won the game of course- she's a great putter!

i took a very informative & fun online class about discovering my scrapbooking style that was taught by my sweet friend Virginia! She's uber talented, super inspiring & always encouraging and supportive- i so hope she'll offer more online workshops soon!

speaking of workshops-Suzi Blu's Les Petit Dolls beginner workshop starts the 15th- i can't wait- it's been too long since i played with drawing in my sketchbook & doing some painting!
Scrappy Times has chosen Suzi as their 'srtist of the month' for June & are doing a series of design team challenges based on her work- be sure to check them out! & did you know our friend LeAnne is on the Scrappy Times DT! i'm so happy for her!

Scripts- the monthly kit club from ScrapETC looks AMAZING this month- make sure you get one of these- i cannot wait for mine!

i finished week 1 of the Couch to 5K program- YAY me!
i'm sure there's more- but for now- let's get on to the pics! these are going to be posted about on various boards & things too, so sorry if you see them twice ;)

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card for my friend Z'a birthday (he loves Dragons)

cardstock, woodgrain pattern paper, brads, stamps by Hero Arts (big greetings) & Woodcraft (Wizardry), watercolor pencils, Dove blender pen

my design workbook from Virginia's online class:

i made the flower out of coffee filters & glimmer mist (a la Elizabeth Kartchner's class at the ScrapEtc 09 event!), creative cafe brads, file folder (cute & flowery from office depot), jenni bowlin cardstock alphabet, chipboard frame, letter stamps, american crafts zing embossing powder

Tim Holtz did an awesome video demo on his blog at the end of May- i gave it a try:

you can see the shiny parts better here:

supplies: Distress inks, Tim Holtz stamps, perfect pearls, tag, velvet ribbon

birthday cards (sorry if you get one & i ruined the surprise!)

supplies: cardstock, Bella Boulevard cupcake paper, flower pattern paper (unknown), stamps by Karen Stolper for American Art Stamps (i ADORE her stamps & have quite a collection of them) watercolor pencils, Dove blender pen, stickles, pop dots, vintage daisy trim
close up of the net so you can see the bling better:

mixed media canvass for the Artist of the Month Challenge at Scrappy Times

materials: canvas, watercolor paints, glimmer mists, spray inks, dictionary pages, old sewing patterns, gold confetti hearts, fabric (from an old Scripts kit), matte mod podge


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the cards and LO's....GORGEOUS!!!!!! And U soooooooooooooo have to tell me how to get that New Moon link on my blog!!! Where did U find that!?!?! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Virginia said...

Dang girl! You freaking inspire me in so many ways!!! I love everything. Your Design Workbook is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. All your mixed media stuff- amazing. Love that you are doing the Couch to 5K program- that is awesome!


HoweverAlthough said...

That canvas is LOVELY! I've been wanting to try somethign like that for awhile. I'm officially inspired now!

Michelle said...

Stopping by to say hi! I just love all those cards you have created they are just georgeous!!
Love that wood grain one is that paper or a painted technique?
Hope you are doing well!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!