Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Super sister

Well, this is the last month I'll have Beth for my super sister on PWA. It's been alot of fun getting to know Beth a little and trading presents each month. Here are the two things I created for Beth's box this month. I also made a card to enclose with all the other little things I'm sending her. I really love how these beaded bird magnets turned out. I'm going to make some more of these for everyone's Christmas stocking but instead of the beads I'm planning on finishing them off with beeswax. We'll see how that goes!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

silly thing...

We're off for the weekend to Marrowstone Island...our last family fling before Katie leaves for college. I just thought I'd pop in and leave you with this silly thing...remember to fill your world with color!

You Are a Red Crayon

Your world is colored with bright, vivid, wild colors.

You have a deep, complex personality - and you are always expressing something about yourself.

Bold and dominant, you are a natural leader. You have an energy that is intense... and sometimes overwhelming.

Your reaction to everything tends to be strong. You are the master of love-hate relationships.

Your color wheel opposite is green. Green people are way too mellow to understand what drives your energy.

Monday, September 3, 2007

One other thing...

Here's another card I finished tonight. I made this in between working on my pages for the PWA All Year Flip book. I'd been so frustrated in my efforts to find small black brads! I'd looked everywhere that would possibly carry them but no luck. I would find every other color but NO black! I finally found some today in a package of mixed colored brads at Michael's. So, I was able to attach the black screening to the background panels. I've put some weathering on the panels and I'm going to let them dry until tomorrow. I'm hoping to get them finished by the end of the week. I'll scan one in when they're finished. They're essentially the bird collage I showed you awhile back with a few changes. You'll see...


Here's a picture of my entry for the August BBB (beady buddy bonanza) for PWA. It's a Halloween microscope slide pin. I have it all ready to send to Cheryl who was the lucky winner of this month's drawing. If you'd like to see all the things she won you can look here.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Technique Junkies

I've received two Technique Junkies newsletters so far and I've really been enjoying learning some new background techniques. The latest one I've tried is called "scraped oil pastels." Here is a card and an ATC I made out of the background.

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More charms

Well, I couldn't post my charm without letting you see all the others! Take a look...there was a wide variety of charms. We're planning another one for February. I already have an idea of what I'm going to make but I'll keep it under my hat for now!

Charm Swap

Last Saturday we had the charm swap at the Salvage was such a good time. We had a "charm buffet" if you will. Beth had us all set out the charms we had made on a large plate around a long table. Once the swap started we all just went around the table picking up a charm from each of the plates. After everyone had collected one of each of the charms we sat around the table and took turns giving a little info about the charm we had made. Here's a picture of the charm I made. It's a one inch section of an articulated measuring tape. I glued a rusty heart onto it and attached the word true to the heart. It's inspired by the phrase "love is the heart's true measure." I enclosed each charm in a matchbox decorated with the phrase on the outside.