Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trick or Treat Tags

Look at these sweet tags sent to my by Paula Clare...aren't they the cutest? Paula hosted a three for three Vintage Halloween image tag swap. I took photos of the three tags I made but I guess I lost one between edit and save because I can't find it on my computer anywhere! Maybe a Halloween ghoulie ran off with!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Over the Top Blog Award

Thank you most kindly to Beth and Lisa of The Salvage Studio for including my blog as one of their choices for this are TOO kind!

Now, here are the rules for this award:

1.) Thank and post URL to the blog that gave the award.

2.) Pass the award along to 6 brilliantly over the top blogs (blogs you love!) Alert them so they know to receive the award.

3.) Copy and paste this quiz... Change the answers, ONE word only...feel free to fudge here!

4.) Have Fun

So, here goes...

Where is your cell phone? purse

Your hair? brown

Your mother? sweetest

Your father? distant

Your favorite food? Quaker oat squares

Your favorite drink? coffee

Your dream last night? flying

Your dream/goal? enjoy my life

What room are you in? craft room

Your hobby? thrift store shopping

Your fear? public speaking

Where do you want to be in 6 years? traveling

Where were you last night? Olympia

Something that you aren't? quiet

Muffin? orange cranberry

Wish list item? time

Where did you grow up? Atlanta, GA

Last thing you did? kissed Quinn goodnight

What are you wearing? scrubs

Your TV? old

Your pets? Rosie my corgi

Friends? make my day

Your life? lovely

Your mood? cheerful

Missing someone? mom

Vehicle? VW bug...convertable

Something you aren't wearing? nose ring

Your favorite store? antique or thrift store

Favorite color? red

When was the last time you laughed? just now

Last time you cried? can't remember

Your best friend? Q

One place you go to over and over? work

One person who emails you regularly? Grace

Favorite place to eat? home

Now, here are 6 blogs I love to visit:

I'm Dreaming of Castles...

Mud Bay Musings

Robin's Nest

The First Draft of Anything...

Paula Clare's Palace of Altered Art

A Swap for All Seasons

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wonderful Winnings

Last month Paula Clare of Paula's Palace of Altered Art had a blogoversary drawing and I won! I'd come to know Paula's art through our shared love of all things Red Lead. She has a style that's warm, wonderful and all heart. Just look at the goodies in this giveaway...believe me, I felt like it was Christmas at my house! There are gorgeous papers, stickers, rub-ons and rubber stamps all from the Cosmo Cricket of my favorites! Look at the adorabele cigar box's filled with lovely fabrics. The wimsey jar is a vintage blue Ball jar filled with trinkets and there's a bag filled with vintage bits and pieces! What a sweet, generous giveaway. Happy Blogoversary Paula and thank you again!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


This is an atc I made today for a friend at work...she just had a birthday and loves Halloween. Don't you love these costumes? Do you think these three clowns went into a studio and posed for this photograph or were they on their way to Halloween party? Boo!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Get ready for the Mixed Media Market

Our art group is holding its first Mixed Media Market the first Saturday in November. There will be lots of mixed media art, jewelry, vintage treasures and flea market finds. If you're in the area drop by and take a look!

Mixed Media Market
The Artists' Flea Market

Created by and for Mixed-Media Artists
and those who love pretty, vintage things

Saturday, November 7, 2009
9am to 4pm

Westgate Community Center
1550 Rocky Point Road
Bremerton, WA 98312

I found a few of these old bridge tally cards while I was thrifting the other day. I love these! I can just imagine the bridge party where these were used...the names in the four cards are Dorothy, Elizabeth, Loretta and Lois. Did they get together weekly? All live in the same neighborhood? What did they talk about? Do you think the four of them are still playing bridge? I wonder....

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Just Something to Make You Smile

Debbie Metti shared this video with the Red Lead Yahoo group earlier this week and I've been enjoying it so much I thought I'd share it with you. Just take a listen...I know it will have you smiling too...

Friday, October 9, 2009

A New Look

I decided to try a new look on my blog...I've fallen for the wonderful look of Itkupilli's digital art. You should check out her sites...she offers so many of her gorgeous images, blog backgrounds and banners free. Her sites are just a feast for the eyes...there's so much magic and color. I took a little artistic license with the blog banner. It originally had a sweet pup on it but I had to replace him (sorry pup!) with this little party loving sheep. I hope she doesn't mind. Anyway, when you have some time grab a cup of coffee and take a look into Itkupilli's magical world. I know you'll love what you see. Her Etsy shop is also full of gorgeous collage sheets and digital design kits...they're amazing! Go take a look and enjoy yourself!

Monday, October 5, 2009

SoArtful Challenge

Created for the SoArtful challenge on Art Freebies. When I saw this image I thought it would be the perfect background for this sweet pair. The background image is courtesy of the Graphics Fairy and the photo is one I found at a thrift store.