Thursday, December 11, 2014

"How lucky I am, to have something that makes saying goodbye... so hard." -Winnie the Pooh

Today is a bittersweet kind of day..Today is my last blog post as part of the Paper Whimsy Design Team.I have so enjoyed working with these amazing products for the last two years.I am overjoyed to call the design team members not only friends...but Art Sisters.Wonderful talent coming from the hands of Nancy Maxwell JamesJill McCallTheresa Martin, and Michelle Talley.These ladies are so talented and generous with their art.I am most especially so very thankful that I have had these last two years to get know one very special lady.Gale Blair,the owner of PW. When I first started designing for Gale,I told her it was a "full circle" moment for me working with her.For so many years prior I admired her beautiful images and finally being able to work with her was truly a dream come true for me.I thank you dear friend,for giving this girl the opportunity to design with your stunning treasures.I feel blessed beyond words to have had shared this part of the journey with you.


Stop by the Paper Whimsy Inspire Blog to see my last(sniff sniff) tutorial on how I made "Traditions"

and 

Be on the lookout...fun and exciting plans for the new year.




"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Monday, December 8, 2014

Ornament Swap 2014

Last year I participated in my first ever Ornament swap with Art Sisters around the country.I received amazing treasures that I will cherish for years and years...and when it was all finished...I new I was going to have to do it again.

For this year's swap I new I wanted to use casting resin...and this is what I came up with.

When I spotted this candy bark mold I knew it would be perfect for what I had in mind.


I poured two equal parts of casting resin...


added some dots of black dye to part A and mixed it thoroughly...then I mixed together part A and B...


and poured it into the mold...



about 10 minutes later...these beauties popped out...


but they needed some color so I added Versa mark to the top and melted some embossing powder on the top...



To protect the surface I sealed the top with modge podge...


then added dots of white paint...


and next melted embossing powder to wood components,added the year and covered them in Clear Cast...


Lastly I added some wire and hung the green wood circles and ribbon.


I hope my Art Sisters like my 2014 Ornaments!!




"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Art Market at Art More Place


This past weekend I worked my first local art event at Art More Place in Melbourne Fl.We set up the booths on Friday and after hours of fiddling with the layout I was finally happy with the table display. I give so much credit to you guys that do craft/art shows regularly. 


It turned out to be a wonderful day!! I made some sales,which was great,plus, I met new local creatives and loved chatting with friends I don't get to see on a regular basis...

Here's Barbara from Second Surf



and Jaci 



plus I had some delicious food from Happy Belly...and loved chatting with table neighbor Jane from https://www.facebook.com/JaneJuliaStudios 



and I met some online Art Sisters for the first time...So wonderful to meet these ladies!! I have a feeling that now that we've connected...we're going to see much more of each other!!

 Here's Midge and Tracy 




 Here I am soaking it all in...I'm such a goober!


And after I left the market... I picked up baby girl and she had an open mike event at a local coffee shop...here she is giving it her all...such a proud Momma.


Turned out to be a wonderful WONDERFUL day!

Thank you Sherri...for hosting such an amazing event! 


"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,