Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Birdcage Lady

Bird-Digital Collage Images

Cat Face-BeckyF
Can't scan, so not great clarity here. It's so funny how things come together. I created this background using Neo II water soluble crayons first. I had no idea what I was going to do, but remembered I had printed the birdcage and bird image for the Crowabout collage group previously. I was looking at quotes and came upon this one and then I realized I knew what I was going to do with the birdcage!
We finally got some rain! Now the hydrangeas have perked back up. The best thing about it though, is that the temperatures have finally dropped and I have the windows open!! Just last week I got singed just walking to the car, and last night I had to shut the windows because it was too cold! Hope you all enjoy your day, I know I'm going too! See ya soon xoxox

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy 50th Birthday Sis!

Front of Card
In honor of my sister Molly's 50th Birthday, I made her a pocket card. Made just like the one in my previous post, by cutting a business envelope in half, and collaging on top of it. Inside I tucked a couple of little gifts inside. Just thought I would share it with you all. I hope she is having a great time celebrating her birthday today! She is the best sister anyone could ask for, and the funniest person I know! Here is the back of the card:

Credits: Birthday Cake picture: Staunch Throwback
peacock: Kirabella
Cake lady on back: down_93437
Borders: Nancy Baumiller and Dover Publishing
Red Flower Border is Mary Engelbreit ribbon
To My Sister image: Kristina Images on Flickr
Hope you all have a great week! I will see you all again soon!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Don't See Me

Nancy Baumiller- Fairy body and wings and borders
Becky F- borders
The Glass Beehive- legs
I had to take a picture of all of these with my camera, scanner still giving me fits....but you get the idea!

Did you all have a great Labor Day Weekend? We sure did! My sister Molly and niece Megan came up to see us on Saturday. We went tubing down the Toccoa River that day. Had such a blast with them....it was a little challenging for us at times, because due to lack of rain, the river was lowwww....and occasionally we got hung up on the rocks! We saw 3 snakes too!!! Another reason why tubing on the river is more fun when the water is high!! It was high enough to take us the entire 6 miles, we did it in 3 1/2 hours. Then we came home and made stuffed shells with salad and garlic rolls. We went into Blue Ridge the next day for some shopping. I have never seen so many people in town! I think everyone came to the mountains for the last holiday of the season. It is still hot, but you can see signs of Fall in the air! I am certainly ready!

Here is another little creation I made the other day.....

(Front of card)
(back of card)
Credits to Nancy Baumiller and Becky F for borders. Sun came
from a Collage Play With Crowabout sheet from Nancy Baumiller

Had so much fun creating this little pocket card. I was so inspired after visiting Terri over at Pringle Hill Studios for a little tutorial on how to create these and also there you will find some fun collage videos that she and Roc at what's up roc created. I enjoyed watching them and when those two get together you're sure to be entertained! I painted over a page out of a book for the background with acrylics and H2O's to give it some shimmer, then glued it on the envelope and added the borders and the rest of the images, along with glitter of course! Terri says you can also just paint directly on the envelope, but we thought that adding the background image made it sturdier to work on. I think you could also gesso the envelope first to achieve the same thing.

A few yard pics......
Here is a picture I took of this Cardinal Vine I planted from seed, the flower opens and closes and guess I missed the open phase for the picture, but at that late afternoon hour, I was more impressed with the way the sun bounced off the leaves!
Just had to share this sweet little bird house my friend Linda gave me!! Her husband Billy makes them! I got together with Linda and my sister Molly one day for lunch and a little shopping, and Linda says "oh, when you get out of the car there is something for you in that bag" and there is was! Thought it was so cute and sweet of them to give me one! I hope that you all have a beautiful day. I will be seeing you!