Friday, September 28, 2007

It's perfect time for Crushes according to the stars!

Apparently it is the perfect time for focusing on Crushes... only a couple more days left for it! I've enjoyed this challenge. I think I may do more with it in my journals even past the deadline.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Necklaces for Betty

Two necklaces I made last night (or finished last night) for a lady at work who is retiring. The Books necklace has another side but the photo didn't turn out.

Some older art

Some art I came across last night in the craft room (aka: dining room) and thought I would put up here. I always liked these.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Bloglandia Ball!

The Bloglandia Ball is today!
Come and dance the night away,
Drink champagne
Recite the sonnets,
Ogle all the lovely bonnets...
Meet with friends
and share your art,
The Bloglandia Ball
will fill your heart.

I love dresses from this time period... always wanted to swish around the dance floor in one like in Gone With the Wind... so here's my ball gown... I started with an image from a book I have called Petersons 1856... it's bound periodicals from that time period. I made a poster for the ball out of it. Hope you are all enjoying the ball!

Marakesh booklet

Retirement Card

A retirement card for a co-worker that I made last night.

Funtastique Book

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Polymer Clay Transfer's

Awesome quick tutorial on polymer clay color transfers with Barbara McGuire

Friday, September 21, 2007

ATCs I made last night

I meant to work in my new journal last night, but left it at work, aargh! But inspiration to work was there so I made some ATCs... and went in a few different directions as the whim took me. Some Halloween, some with stamping, some collage and even a few different color schemes I don't usually do. The new magazines and blogs have really inspired me, apparently! I didn't want to stop to go to bed!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Crush on Inchies

Another crush for the Crusade... I had for a while recently been crushing on Inchies... they are so much fun! Making little tiny one inch collages... mostly in Photoshop (which I love, too) but also cut and paste is fun. I've gotten away from for a while but I'm sure to start up again... they are really fun and satisfying to do. I liked 'em so much I enlarged them and made them into a poster for my office!

New Journal

This is the start of a new journal... the cover is done now and these are the beginnings of the first two pages... I have a few other backgrounds for a couple other pages, too, but haven't scanned them yet. So far I'm happy with how it's turning out.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Name Game

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet,current car) Mitzi Storm

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Vanilla Shortbread

3. YOUR FLY GIRL NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) PMcC

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Purple Dolphin (huh?)

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born), Sue Dayton

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Mccpa (that doesn't work so well) with my maiden name it would be Epapa (that works better)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink) The Purple Coke (that's kinda wierd) if we are talking mixed drinks I'd go with The Purple Daquiri

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Joseph Charles

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume, favorite candy) Heather Turtles (again, huh?)

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) My mother didn't have a middle name....

11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) Lee London

12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) Spring Daffodil (not very sexy, I must say)

13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) Strawberry Jeansie

14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) Kix Maple

15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) The Stamping Snow Tour

How fun is that?

Ok, a lot of mine didn't work so well... try it out and see how you's fun anyway.

Neat Magazine

Got this last night after work... I've been looking all over town for it... finally found it at a scrapbook store down in Grove City (not close to me!). It's worth a look if you like blogs... reading them or making them. It looks like it will be an on-going magazine coming out 4 times a year. It's put out by Somerset Studio/Stampington & Co. I'd even been to several of the blogs mentioned in it.

A new little journal is born

I started a new little Moleskine journal. The cover is still in progress, and I got the first page done. I want to get some backgrounds done in it ahead of time the journal the pages later. That worked well in my Zettiology journal.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Crush on You

Here's my entry (so far) for Crusade 12... Crush on You. I like this one but it's hard to narrow down the things I love or crush on.... I started with cats and then came up with two others that start with the letter 'C' and as I added the back ground I realized I must use my favorite stamp image... checkers! And it also starts with 'C' so it was perfect. I want to do more but this was what I've had time for so far. This is a fun challenge. It's made me think of things I've always loved (or seemed to) and things that have been a passing fancy. I do tend to stick with things I love and keep on liking stuff even if it goes out of style for the rest of the world... I think the clog thing has been with me since my first pair in 3rd grade! Fortunately they've come back in style several times since!

If you are interested in participating in one of the crusades go to Michele Ward's GPP Street Team site and check it out.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

What Number Are You

You Are 9: The Peacemaker

You are emotionally stable and willing to find common ground with others.
Your friends and family often look to you to be the mediator when there is conflict.
I found this on Cindy Dean's Blog and went and took the fun quiz and this is my can go find yours.

You are easy going and accepting. You take things as they come.
Avoiding conflict at all costs, you're content when things are calm.

At Your Best: You feel connected, trusting, and fulfilled. You feel at peace with your place in the world.

At Your Worst: You compromise your values to make sure peace is maintained. You give in to bullies.

Your Fixation: Harmony

Your Primary Fear: Causing conflict

Your Primary Desire: To preserve things as they are

Other Number 9's: Marge Simpson, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Seinfeld, and Abraham Lincoln.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Blog Class at Digital Union

I'm in a class this morning at the Digital Union (Ohio State) and we are learning about Blogs and Wikis. So I'm adding this entry as part of the class. I already have this blog so I'm a step ahead!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Cute Penguin goes shopping

This is so darling.... this penguin goes shopping for real! You have to see it.