Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Background,Ebay,Giveaway,Tutorial,Inspiration,blah..blah..blah

Happy Wed Everyone!!I have been busy with a little bit of this and a little bit of that lately.I have diligently been trying to create my own banner and background for the blog.I found so many wonderful helpful sites,but the only one I was able to understand was Kevin and Amanda's.They really gave me step by step directions and for a novice like me it was truly helpful.Here is the link,if anyone wants to give it a try.

http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/tutorials/how-to-make-a-scrapbook-blog-background.html

I also used a background image from Shadowhouse Creations.Jerry offers tons and tons of freebies..Check him out at.. http://shadowhousecreations.blogspot.com/

I also have some new listings on Ebay.The first is a hanging shadow box named "Journey"..Covered in what else...beeswax of course.


Plus a new melted felt ACEO.I originally had a plan to have a tutorial on my newsletter,however I seem to be having problems with newsletter lately and decided to give you all a sneak peak at the process.


Melt felt with a heat gun,Sew backing,Assemble and Glue.Easy Peasy,Lemon Squeezy!


And now its time for a Giveaway..This little beauty loves to be on stage.Created using Alpha Stamps collage sheets,vintage reprint,crepe,Dresden trim,floral findings,and chain. The base measures approx 3" x 4".


All you have to do is leave me a comment that you are interested,and spread the word around about the giveaway.I will announce the winner on Friday May 7th.


Lastly,Check out what sis made for me..my favorite line,from my favorite quote,"The Journey"(on sidebar)."One Day you finally knew what you had to do,and began." Isn't it lovely,and it offers tons of inspiration in my craft room...Thanks Sis!


As always,thank you so much for stopping by




23 comments:

KeLLy aNN said...

Oh, I'm very Interested! "}

I'm looking forward to that tutorial too. The Son who is 9, LoVes to work with felt.

I wish I had a SiSter. That was really nice of her.

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Hi Cat!

I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your new blog background. Awesome job!!! I'm also totally loving your shadow box. It's a gorgeous piece. I've never worked with beeswax, but I'd love to sometime. Hope you're doing well! Hugs, Peggi

Blondie said...

Your blog looks great Cat! I love the new look! Hope you are well honey! Kori xoxo

Kass said...

Oh yes, this one has my name all over it. Pick me. Thanks for all your tips, didn't even know such a thing as collage sheets existed. Thank you so much.

Jingle said...

Oh, that giveaway piece is lovely! I would love to win it! Your melted felt is really cool, too!!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

The creativity is just seeping from your pores! Sheesh! Love it all! Tutorials, oh boy, oh boy!

pammyjo said...

I love love love your art and visiting your blog. It's so neat!

Brenda LaBell said...

Hello Cat, you have been a very busy girl!! Love the new blog look and the new creations are beautiful as well!! Love the saying your sister painted for you in your studio also!!

I wanted to let you know I have a little something for your on my blog, very well deserved I might add!!!

Oh yeah, pleasssssse enter me for your wonderful giveaway!! Very pretty!!

((Hugs))
Brenda

Gerushia's New World said...

Cat...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Just wanted to let you know that it truly is a blast to participate in The Mad Tea Party. It's the perfect excuse to get out all of your fancy dishes and take some fabulous photos. Hope to see you there!

Kim
Gerushia's New World

Lyn Newhouse said...

Great works!!!I love your beeswax collages :)

Lori Saul said...

Your blog looks wonderful and thank you for the helpful links. All of your art works here are so unique and each beautifully done!

DW Quilt Art said...

Hi Kat, your banner and background are really lovely! I love typography!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your beautiful new look, too! Very nice change! ♥

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Cat, I really enjoy viewing your posts. Love the new look! Warm regards, Connie

Cindy said...

Cat,I always enjoy stopping by to catch up on your blog... and your new blog look is really cool! I love what you do with wax...just faxcinated by it, as I do not know the first thing about it! And melting felt, I heard it here first! I'm very intrigued and hope you do a more in-depth tutorial for newbies like me! :-)

Brenda LaBell said...

Hello Cat, no posts for a few days, ummmm, hoping everything is okay your way?

Sending ((hugs)) and a smile your way!!
Brenda

Angela Recada said...

I just love what you do with beeswax! I'm definitely going to try that this summer. And I really like how the melted felt looks, too. That really is easy-peasy.
:0)

Mollye said...

Hey Cat, If it is not too late please enter my name for your snazzy giftaway. Also thanks for providing us with a good link for creating our blog headers. Everything "free" I can find is just somehow not quite right although there are some really great free resources. I'd like to try designing my own. Peace, Mollye

B-LEE KREATIONS said...

Hi Cat, thank you for the beautiful song. I love looking at your blog, it really inspires me. I would love to win your beautiful piece so I can show Lupe that I have one too. LOL. Don't pull your hair out, unless it's on your legs or lip. Be patient. This song is awesome. Makes me miss my grandma. Lived with her for 25 years. Got a lot of good advice from her. Wish I would have listened.

Lynn Stevens said...

I came by to Thank you for signing upp for my giveaway and to my surprize your doing one too!!1 I am very interested its Adorable!
Thank you of posting about mine and I Will post about yours. best of luck to both of us! LOL
Lynn

Nightowl said...

Oh I'm interested, your work has been very inspiring and I've enjoyed my journey through your site.
*Happy Days*

sharon said...

Hey Cat! Thanks for the great tut, and you know I love your work! I hope I was able to sneak in on this on time, thanks for your sweet comments and your generosity!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Oooh, would love to be lucky enough to own this beautiful piece. I realluy admire your work. Thank you for the opportunity. Penny x