I haven't been doing much these days but monitoring the mixed media yahoogroup I manage. We have lots of swaps doing on continually and that keeps me busy. We are a small group but constantly busy. It's high traffic for such a small group. I like it that way. I like fun, happy, chatty groups. I find we make friends that way and some long lasting.
I'm trying to work on Easter cards, atcs, tags, inchies besides painting wooden ornaments. I also spend too much time blog hopping. There are so many great artists out there that I like to glean from.
I hope to get back to doing some more blog daily challanges. See you soon.
I always welcome comments and followers on both my blogs. If you haven't been to my other blog you will find it at http://tolegranny.blogspot.com
Sunday, February 21, 2010
This is the first thing I've done in a week. I'm afraid I've slipped on my blog challenges. I love doing them and see what others do with the themes. Life gets hard when you want to fulfil your swaps and challenges all in the same week. I did paint more last week instead which I will show later on my other blog.
So here is my bookmark for St. Paddy's Day. I've called her Lady Luck. The luck of the Irish.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Think Monday, Think ATC. Here is my ATC for eternity. A picture of my niece on her wedding day. I don't know why the glue went all blue under the acetate I used for the window. Is there a special glue for acetate on paper? I'm adhesive challenged most times.
These are the last pages that I need to do for this Collaborated Altered Book Swap. The theme was Suffragettes. Wow...that was fun. Lots of sourcing on line for the women who took part in this important time in history for women. These ladies fought long and hard for the freedom of women and our right to vote.
These ATCs are for a roses, roses, roses theme. There also had to be beads somewhere on the card. Background paper was from the $dollar store, large roses are cut from seed catalogue, Stickles Glitter, and beads are from stash.
These ATCs also qualify for Theme Thursday http://themethursday.wordpress.com/
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Here is my gothic arch for this week. I can imagine her sitting with her grandchildren and telling them about all the letters their grandpa had sent her in the war days.
I love these gothic arch challenges. You can see more on http://gothicarches.blogspot.com/
I planned the whole day to do some blog challenges and didn't get there. I have been having problems with my email not getting to me. I use Outlook Express for my mail program and had checked all the spam or blocked folders and everything looked ok. Well I finally had my grandson sit down and check it out. He found in Rogers/Yahoo account that I had 598 addresses in the spam folder including my own. No wonder I wasn't personal emails since the beginning of January. I was getting yahoogroup mail and that was all. I was getting cranky at people not returning my emails and now I know why and I hang my head. I'm not computer savvy and I can only do what I can do. I've said before, I'm lucky I managed to create a blog all by myself. So I am sorry to everyone who has emailed me and I didn't respond. I appreciate your comments and enjoy hearing from you. Have a creative day. Maybe now I can carrying on with the next blog challenge. Where do I start?
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I played with this house shape tonight. In my box of scrap I found this image of a chair I cut from a magazine and the lady from Graphics 45. Stamps on the background paper are by Stampin'Up. This house is for the challenge on http://createdbyhandchallenge.wordpress.com/.
Same with the ATCs, these tags were made from leftovers. You always have backgrounds on atcs, tags or cards that you changed your mind on, so I put them to one side for later inspiration. So that is what I used for these tags. Again, using bits and pieces of papers, and images in my junk box to create something cute. No theme in mind..just puting things together that is pleasing to the eye. I hope you enjoy these samples and try some yourself.
Sometimes I like to just play with no theme in mind just make whatever is comes to mind in 10 minutes or less. Here are 3 atcs that I came up with last night. I sat down to do some of the blog challenges, but I didn't feel like following any kind of theme last night. With themes challenges you have to put more thought into it. I just wanted to just play and see what came up. I have container with images, bits of this and that. So I just played with what was in that box and stamps that were already sitting on the table. So here is my 10 mins or less fun.