Monday, August 30, 2010

Ready for Fall....

I am rushing the seasons which is out of character for me! I am usually dreading cold weather, but this summer has been so long and hot that I am looking forward to cooler weather and the lovely falls colors that come with the season.

My flowers and gardens are so tired and I know that as soon as it cools off they will perk up a bit, but until then I have satisfied my yearning for the fall by creating this Thanksgiving Card.

Sooo....until the leaves change I will look at my card and maybe create a few more.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Witchy woman....

I love rock and roll.....just listen to my music that I have here on my blog.

Therefore, my first really serious painting could not have been more appropriate. My "electric guitar" woman was painted in a "Sips and Strokes" painting class yesterday. It was difficult and at one point I considered stopping, but after 4 hours my persistence paid off and here is my end result. Thanks to the instructor and my friend, Jenna.......I have a finished product and I learned a lot of technique!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy is my Swap Card for August!

I have completed my swap card for August and was so pleased with it I wanted to share it with you. The card was totally inspired by "Beauty in Life" a card created by Snowchris and posted on the Splitcoaststampers website. My colors are very different but total credit goes to her on the layout! The stamps are from Unity Stamp Company. All of the ink and most of the paper is from Stampin' Up!
While I created the card I listened to a wonderful collection of music that was streaming on Maria Gurney's blog Gingham and Polka Dots. Not only does she have an inspiring music collection playing but she did the sketch for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I like to use their sketches for inspiration and the first Monday of each month they hold a contest with their sketch challenge that offers an opportunity to win Verve stamps.
I hope to get back on here before the end of the week, but I am still trying to catch up from being gone so much this summer!