Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Good Morning Everyone and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Yes, I've been quite in blogland, but I've been busy!!! There are the goodies I made for everybody at work! Hello Kitty meets the Frankies? HUH? :)


Friday, October 24, 2008

My Attempt at Artwork . . .

Okay, the card is made for me by my friend Yolanda. I LOVE IT! She gave it to me the nite we took this class :)
The other two pieces are thin metal that we could either freehand or trace on image on. I didn't color mine, but I really like the way it came out! Taking a picture os these was really hard. The bottom image is of a married couple.
Have a great nite!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Look What I did . . .

Today I took a "Day of the Dead" art class with this man . . .
Who is this man? Well, I'm glad you asked, let me tell you . . .
His name is Daniel Martinez. He is an Artist & Teacher, and a nice,
smart man who is printed in 4th grade history books! I enjoyed taking his class. He started off by telling us about the history of the Day of the Dead celebration. We got to watch videos, browse through some AWESOME books, paint and create, we got to eat tamales, sweet bread, chips, dips and tequila. It was a GREAT time!!!

What did I create? Well let me show you SOME of my stuff.
Our first project was an alter. We made this alter out of cigar boxes and we had to think of someone that passed away and put things in our boxes that represented them. I, of course did mines in honour of my NANA.

Okay, the uploading of these pictures is NOT cooperating with me right now, so I'll give you a teaser! These are only two pictures, rest to follow 2morrow! :)
I picked this picture for the outside of my box because my Nana was part of the Red Hat Society.

This picture is of the inside lid of my box. The marachi's are because she LOVED music. Loved to dance, loved to sing, she LOVED Selena. :) I outlined the picture in beans. Why? BECAUSE SHE MADE THE BEST DARNED BEANS IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!! And that's no lie! :) The inside of the box will be posted 2morrow! Sorry. :) Till then, have a good nite! I'm glad to be back, sorry for the long post!

Friday, October 10, 2008

I'm Off . . .

I've already found 2 stamp stores, which I plan to hit 2morrow, AND I got a new camera, so I'm back in business to posting once I get back in town!!! Have a great long weekend!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Hope everybody had a GREAT weekend! When you guys get a chance go on over to Pieces of Me and check out Jen's blog. Her online store is having a sale for the whole month of October!!! WOOZER!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Friday!!!

Good Morning blog friends! I love the start of the weekend :)
Today's technique I tried came from Splitcoaststampers (which you can find on my sidebar). It was called a Baby Wipe technique. I love the way the backgrounds came out and to think all you need is a few baby wipes, glossy paper and re-inkers!!! Head on over there and go to Resources, where you will find so many tutorials you won't know which one to try first!!! :)
Have a good Friday!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

2nd Tutorial . . . . . .

Isn't this card just beautiful???? The second tutorial I decided to follow was by Lydia at Understand Blue and her tutorial was called, Me & My Shadow. Her directions were EASY and I made this card in a matter of seconds! Oh Yeah, and I got to use my Big Shot!! ;0)
LOVE IT! Please go by and check out her blog, it's listed on my sidebar. Her blog is awesome!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Following Tutorials . . .

Good Morning! This week I decided I'm going to follow tutorials of some of my favorite blogs and see how easy the project is to do. So here is my first one. I made Mr. & Mrs. Frankie Stien. The were soooooo easy! I followed Cambria's instructions and stared at the picture for a minute of the blog she linked to and this project went pretty quick! I did realize when I was done that I forgot to ink up a sponge and shade around their faces in some areas. But they'll live! :)
The best part was I got to use my Big Shot! The instructions for this card can be found on Cambria's blog. Please click my sidebar and go visit her blog, It's called Stamp a Little Love Baby. Have a great day! See you 2morrow with another tutorial that I decide to try! :)