Friday, December 31, 2010


OK I put all of your names in a bowl and my four year old, Andy, drew the names! I decided to have three prizes. Here are the winners-

Grand prize - Laura Carson

My next two winners will recieve 3 dauber colors each of their choosing from the colors pictured below.
the two winners are-

Yenni Natalia and Nellie

Thank you all so much for entering. Please contact me ladies with your addresses and colors so I can get your prizes to you.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Years Giveaway Reminder

There are only a few more days to enter my New Year's giveaway! Enter Here
You must enter by the 31st. If you are already a follower leave another comment there to let me know!
Have a great day!

Bonne Annee

I bought this postcard recently. I love it. He looks like my Dad when he was little. Feel free to grab the image and use it in your artwork!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sketching Between the Lines

I took a break tonight and sketched this. I like that it turned out a bit different than my usual faces. I never know what I'm gonna get. I had erased a face I started and saw a face in some of the lines left behind. I always see faces in things and never have a pencil and paper handy!
Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I bought this etching earlier this year. I really love it. Feel free to grab the image for your art! It came with this story attatched.

CLYTEMNESTRA, having killed her husband, Agamemnon, marries AEgistbus.  Electra, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, mourning the fate of her father, waits the return of Orestes, her brother, as the avenger of her father's death.
Orestes, in order to deceive AEgistbus, sends a messenger to say that he has been killed at the Olympic games. As a proof of this report the messenger takes with him an urn containing what are supposed to be the ashes of Orestes and gives it to Electra.
From the "Electra" of Sopbocles we take Electra's lament over the urn containg her brother's ashes:
"O monument of him dearest to me among mankind, relic of the living Orestes, with hopes how changed from those with which I once sent thee forth, do I receive thee back! For now I bear thee in my hands, a nothing; but from thine home, and in a foreign land an exile, miserably hast thou perishd, away from thy sister ; nor with loving hands have I prepared the bath for thy body, nor from the all-consuming pyre borne away the bapless burden with accustomed rites. No, but cared for by stranger hands thou art come; a little weight in a little urn."

Monday, December 20, 2010

Praying Girl Photo postcard

Here is an image for you to use in your artwork. I may have to scan it again as I see there is something on her eye. My scanner is broken right now so maybe you can photoshop it? I think she is so beautiful.
Don't forget to enter my Ranger contest below if you haven't already!
Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I am very blessed and get alot of free product for the design work I do for Penny Black. Ranger recently sent me a ton of product. More than I can use so I want to share with you! I am giving away 15 Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers from Ranger.

Adirondack® Acrylic Paint Dabbers are the perfect mess-free paint applicator for foam and rubber stamps, cards, scrapbook pages, altered books, canvas, frames and more. These matte acrylic paints were developed with the Beautiful Adirondack coordinating palette of Earthones, Brights and Lights. Dab them directly on stamps for mess-free paint application. Use direct-to-surface, for stippling, creating dots or full coverage. Remove cap for painting with a brush.

What do you have to do?
Just leave a comment. If you want another chance to win become a follower and leave a second comment to let me know.

You will have untill December 31st to enter. I will announce the winner on January 1st.
Make sure you contact me by the 5th or I will announce a new winner.
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Antique BABY Images

Here are some more images for you to grab for your artwork. The first one has freaky eyes but it is just such a cute baby. I found all of these locally. I haven't used them in any of my work yet. If you use them and want to share send me a link!
I will be having a new giveaway starting tomorrow so please come back and enter!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Antique Postcards

These are the photos I used to make the ATC's in my last post. Feel free to grab the images for your own artwork. Have a nice day!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Nov/Dec Song Lyrics swap

I made these for my swap group this month. I used antique hymnals for the song lyrics. I colored the backgrounds with colored pencils and colored the black and white photos with copic markers and pencils.
It has been a while since I made collaged atcs and I really love making them!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Playing with Photoshop

I made the pink Christmas card and was correcting it in photoshop and ended up changing the colors. Thought it looked pretty cool! Love photoshop but not very good with it yet!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


This is a birdhouse I made for my Grandma for Christmas. I used antique hymnals for the body of the house, painted the roof and base white, crackled the whole thing and added brown over the crackle. The bird is actually the same color as the greenery on the middle picture. I couldn't get it to look good. It was fun to make and cost me about $8 in supplies.

Friday, December 3, 2010


The winner of this beautiful Paris Christmas stamp is........ OTOMYS!
Please email me your address here

Thank you everyone for checking in and entering. I will have more giveaways soon.
Merry Christmas!
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