Monday, January 31, 2011

Fun! Fun! Fun!

I was lucky enough to discover an Art Journal Ustream-a-thon over the weekend. It was a Loving Kindness fest put together by a very talented and arty group of women that are highly visible on Ustream and YouTube. I like nothing more than watching them create! Unless it's creating along with them!

It's so much fun to just slap paint and paper together to make something pleasing to your eye. And it doesn't matter if it isn't pleasing to someone elses!! The theme was love, the color was pink, and I couldn't help but follow along. It's imperfect to say the least...but it sure was fun.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Matchbox/Swivel Clasp Swap and Vintage Valentine Swap

Feathered flower made by Amy (Worker4ever123). Matchbox covered by me, Stick Pins in the two pink Prima flowers made by me, paper flowers in back made by me, and charms made by me.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

What I'm Working On

I'm starting the year off with unfinished projects and beginning new ones at the same time! I have no reason to be bored, that's for sure.

Some of the new projects are for swaps with January due dates, so I know they'll get finished. I'm in two Ning groups now and they're both fabulous! I would suggest to anyone interested in creating and swapping to join in.

I joined a matchbox swap at My Scrap Room, which involves altering a matchbox, (no kidding) filling it with homemade goodness and sending it off to a partner. I don't think my partner reads my blog so I'll show you a picture of the box but not the goodies inside...I haven't made them yet! :-) I used Mariposa paper to wrap the box, a few Prima flowers, some Prima pearls and voila! I painted the inside of the box with gold dabber paint, pasted a cut-out butterfly in the bottom and added some lace around the top. It was so cute that I made some for Christmas as well!

Over at Your Paper Pantry I joined the Circle Journal Swap. (Travelogue Group) I can't wait to send my handmade journal off to travel the US, Canada and Australia! When it comes back, each member of the group will have added their own artwork, whether it's scrapping, drawing, painting, or coloring, and it will be all mine to keep! In the meantime, I'll be receiving someone else's journal each month and I'll add my work to their pages. It's so cool.


Inside Left Cover

Inside Right Cover

AND I'm doing another mini page swap, but I have nothing to show for that one. Better get busy!