Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hope you all are doing well to stick to your New Year's resolutions.  I'm going to try and keep mine.  I've decided to try and get more of my work published, (I made this same resolution last year, but I really mean it this year)!   It's always hard to submit designs.  It just seems like you pour your heart into your pieces, and then hold your breath until you know you've been accepted by someone else.  Like Sally Field said at the Oscars years ago, "They like me, they really like me".  Were all just little kids inside trying to feel accepted.  Wish me luck, and I'll be sure to share all my upcoming results with all of you.

A couple posts back I shared with you guys my winners at the city wide art competition that I entered and won first, second  and third prize. You've seen my first and second prize winners, and today I thought I'd finally share the third prize winner.  I think it's one of my favorites, and here it is:

Isn't she beautiful!!  I ended up making another one just like her!  Here are some other viewpoints  of this piece.  

I hope you all enjoyed my lovely mermaid piece.  I know I love sharing all my pieces with all of you!  Have a great day and happy crafting!!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year!!!

Hope you all had a fantastic New Year!!!  I certainly did.  It was a little crazy since I make my own Christmas cards.  Every year I tell myself that I won't overwhelm myself, but for some crazy reason I always do.  I made over 40 cards, and I was frantically working right up till Christmas.  Next post I'll share a picture of the finished card.

Today I thought I'd share a card that I made for my beautiful granddaughter.  She turned 5 this year and like all young girls she's really into the movie frozen.  I used a template from Hot Off the Press, to make the stepper card.  This looks really complicated, but really is very easy to do.

The paper is from Tim Holtz.  I purchased the snow globes from Michael's, I love the fact that the card stands up, so she can put it on her dresser.  I hope you all enjoy this card, and sorry about the picture, I took it in the car on the way to the post office.  Talk about  a procrastinator!  Have a great New Year, and take the time to be crafty!  Happy crafting everyone!!!!