Monday, July 28, 2008

Just Playin' Around

I just have a few more weeks until my summer vacation is over, and then back to the kindergarten classroom! I love having summer off! I try to create something each day. I did these digital collages on my laptop, while enjoying the beautiful (yet hot!) summer in Texas. I didn't know how much I would adore my laptop. I always worked on my home computer. I put all my photos and digital kits, along with photoshop on my laptop, and now I can create anywhere!

Here I am, many summers ago, so carefree...too young to even know that my curly hair was getting all frizzy in the Texas heat!Here's a floral pretty of my mom...And to round it off, here are a couple of little birdie collages. I used my new "window" and "birdcage" digital brushes.
BEST purchase of the week...my new MOO Business Cards! I have loved my MOO mini cards, and when I found out that they do the larger ones too, I ordered immediately!
You can have a little picture or banner on the back too, along with information. I love the quality of the cards.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Vintage Finds This Week!


Oh Boy!! I hit the the antique market this week and got these vintage goodies....
Darling French Box...
My BEST deal...a set of 20 French Language Records for the Linguaphone, in the original case!
SSSHH...$5!Hig School Notes from the 40's for $1.50!
Set of white glass spice containers sitting on a wooden shelf...Sweet little Black Poodles...
One of two shoe embellishments...Set of earrings and a fab door knob...
Some photos and a cute card for hubby!
Bought a hat and took off the flowers!Festive gold birdie trays...Fun!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tweet Tweet-- It's The Weekend!

Hurray!!! TweetyJill just put my "French Girl ATCs" on their amazing site, with materials and instructions on how to make them. On the site, you can also see me on the page of TweetyJill designers. Check out all of their incredible books, stamps, and other goodies, and tell them Mendy sent ya! And speaking of things that go "Tweet Tweet," here's a few new digi birdie creations! Mixed in a little digi flocking with this one...
One more digi piece:
I did a little challenge posted on the Christina Renee site and had so much fun! __________________________________________
I want to thank my talented friend Lori Oles for sending me this little treat!! Isn't it gorgeous? I had to hang it on my special crown hook.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Pretty Papers!

NON-DIGI entry today!! I actually worked with REAL paper! :)

I love decorating little notebooks with paper scraps. Here are some of my favorite textured papers from my stash. My favorite is the book with the tabs. On the pages with a tab, I added a vintage music sheet. My tab punch is my very favorite punch!


I am moving my little altered books that were tucked away in my art studio, and putting them in an antique box in my living room. This way I can open the box and enjoy reading them any time I want! Here are a few of the books I did within the last year. Some are round robin books I did with art friends. The last book is still blank...I even put tabs in it. I will work on it this summer.
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My very creative and magical art friend Lisa of Faerie Enchantment has given me the BRILLANTE WEBLOG PREMIO 2008 award! I am so honored to be chosen by such a talented artist! You are so sweet Lisa...

I am now nominating seven other blogs that deserves the blog award. The winners are:
Lia, ArtJunkGirl
Dede, Dream Create Share
Lilia Flea Market Studio
Sarah, Vintage Lily
Lori, Vintage Flair
Britt, Sparkle Vintage Charm
Carrie, PaperButterfly

For the BRILLANTE WEBLOG PREMIO 2008 award The Rules Are:
1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

Have fun!!