Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
That's all for now kids.........I have to go sweep up glitter in the studio!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I hope my customer's best friend loves it! Good friends are hard to find, even harder to keep and impossible to forget.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Lately my creativity has needed a jumpstart. I haven't been in the studio for a few nights now.
Any suggestions for removing my creative block?
Monday, October 20, 2008
In 9 short months this is what the garlic will look like! This was the garlic crop from this year.
I dug carrots yesterday too and this one popped out. Isn't it freaky???? It looks like a carrot snake wrapped around a carrot!
This is my newest crop of Halloween ATCs for a give away............... If you see one you like email me your name and address and I'll send it out to you!
Black Cat Roadtrip
1932 Halloween Party
Black Dress Sisters
Thursday, October 16, 2008
These are the materials I used on the tags.............To use the Pearl Ex (it has a shimmer to it) you need to mix about 1/8 of a teaspoon of it with water, (fill to the top) in a mini spray bottle (these Ranger Mini Misters work great). Shake it up to make sure it all dissolves.
Put the tags in a an old cardboard box (so you don't over spray everything with blue) and spray your tags holding the mister about 6 inches from the tag. The tag will curl but will flatten out when it dries. Do both sides spraying as much or as little blue color on.
Using the little round sponge dauber use the Distress Ink to antique the edges of the tag.
I used these alphabet stamps by Sugar Loaf, inked with the Distress Ink Vintage Photo color for the words.
I dug into my collection of stamps for flourishes, paisleys and snowflakes. These were inked in aqua and stamped around the tag and over the letters.........
Cut a snowman out of white cardstock, edge with Distress Ink and glue to tag. Using a pigma black 005 marker add the eyes, nose and mouth. I used a marker for the buttons too.
Tear brown mulberry paper and glue on for the snowman's scarf and color in the nose orange. Lastly punch a hole and add a snowflake brad. Ta-da! You're done!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Does music motivate and inspire you? How about the holiday music??? Is so, would you like to join in the Jingle Bell Jam 2008 Holiday Music Swap?
I'm looking for 10 people to join in on this swap (I've got 5 so I need 5 more) and here's how it works. You pick your favorite Christmas music (it can be an electic mix, a certain genre (like jazz) or a favorite Christmas album) and fill up a CD, then burn 9 more. I'll email the names and address of the 9 other people you'll send a CD out to. So it's like this...you'll get 9 different CDs with a wide array of Christmas music to inspire you this holiday season while you craft, decorate, bake or just chill out!
If you'd like to join in the fun,leave a comment and then send me an email with your name and address at firstname.lastname@example.org
These are the rules:
#1 Link to the person who tagged you.
#2 Post the rules on your blog.
#3 Write six random things/unspectacular quirks about yourself.
#4 Tag four people at the end of your post and link to them.
#5 Let each person you have tagged know by leaving a comment on their blog.
#6 Let the tagger know when your entry is posted.
Here goes the 6 quirky things about me.......
1. I collect wheat pennies........I don't know why........I just do.
2. I grew up on a farm and I'm allergic to corn pollen (my dad grew a big field of corn every year in front of the house!)
3. I frequently sleepwalk.
4. I like ice cream. I like nuts. I don't like ice cream with nuts in it.
5. I bake really good biscotti.
6. My brother Jimmy picked out my name: Melissa
Kim Hardt Originals
Catherine Holman Folk Art
Lance at Crescent Hill Designs
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Here is a pictorial of our walk in the fields and woods..........a tribute to all the colors of autumn! Enjoy!
Could you smell the leaves? Could you feel the sun on the top of your head? Could you feel the light breeze on your arms? Could you feel yourself telling Buddy to get his head out of the groundhog hole?