Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Bestest Xmas Gift

Thought I would show you the great journal my friend Lotus made for me for Xmas. This is the front. She made the front and back with Embossing Paper so I can mess it up easy. I want to beat it with my Tim Holtz Texture Hammer.
I am having a little trouble with posting these pictures and writing. But at least you get the idea. The top pic is the inside of the journal. She put all different kinds of found papers in it and bound it with rings. Could be the best gift I ever received. Color me Happy!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hey Folks,
Check out this waaay cool stamp that my friend Lotus made. She showed it to me today. I almost fell over because from the picture, I thought it was small, but it is almost 7 inches tall and at least 5 inches across. It is so cool. She may sell it in her Etsy shop soon. She wasn't sure yet.
Hope Christmas' went well for everyone. This is a short post because I want to take and post the pics of my new Art Journal that Lotus made me for Xmas. Byeeeee!

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Stamp Picture

Hi all, I am posting the picture that my friend Lotus used to make my Grandkids' carved stamp. Isn't it fab??

I'm telling ya, this lady is amazing. She made me the coolest journal for Xmas and I will post the pics this weekend, out of found papers and book pages and large junk mail postcards and even large paint chips, and lots of suprises. She bound it with rings and it has an embossed cover that I am adding distressing with my Tim Holtz hammer. It is amazing!!

But for now I must head to the office, cause I gotta work. Bummer, dude!!

Hope everyone had a great day yesterday.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wanker Reunion

Well it's that time of year again when our families, wait til the last possible minute to find out which family member is hosting this year, so they don't have to. And I won. My sister says her house is too small. My Mom 's house IS too small. So they are cooking and bringing everything to my house, cause your house is big as my Daddy says. Great. Then my husband's family found out I was hosting so guess what? Yes, now about another 15 people are coming also. A total of at least 25. And I have to work the day before and the day after. Grrr! So in the tradition of the old TV show, "Married with Children", we are having a Wanker Reunion on the 25th. I will never be the same again.

On a brighter note, I received my French Fold Journal from Kira Harding today. Fab as always.

Nite Nite

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I am posting another pic of my stamp, thinking it may be a little easier to see the details. Hope so. Lotus is so talented and just needs to get her work out in the world. So that's what I am trying to do for her. I will be able to post the pic I sent her of the kids that she used to make this soon. She still has a copy and said she would get it back to me so I could.

This stamp is now on it's way to Missouri to suprise my DIL for Xmas. Bye

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fun Stuff

Hi, until I get busy and learn how to resize photos, this is what you get. This is a rubber stamp that my friend Lotus carved for me from a pic I gave her of my Grand Kids. This pic isn't the best but you can make out the detail. I am going to take another later. Lotus is a very talented artist, and can do amazing things with any type of media. Please check out her etsy shop If you would like to order a stamp, contact her and send her a pic of someone in your family, a pet, an anything and she will carve it up for you. And you will be satisfied. Guaranteed!!
We had our Xmas party last night for work... I am now the Karaoke Queen. Never did it before but it was fun. Everyone had a great time I think. But now I have the job of rebuilding my office. We held it there because I work in a building all by myself, and that was logical to use. It is upside down now. WOW!! But I will have help, cause we have great folks that will pitch in.
Next on the list is Xmas shopping. Have to go today to finish. Have another party I am going to attend next Saturday night. Wouldn't miss it!! Later.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Beautiful Art & Techniques

If you are not a Tim Holtz follower, you need to be. Today was the last of his 12 days of Xmas Tags techniques on his blog with a ton of give aways each day. This guy is the most giving person on the planet I think. His tools and techniques are fab!! Please take a look at his wonderful blog: You will NOT be disappointed. I took one class from him a couple of years ago and fell in love, with everything Tim!! You will be a believer also, go look!

Well, Xmas is fast approaching and I haven't done a whole lot yet. Too much at the old day job. Holiday get together this Saturday night, so very very busy, but I am not complaining, cause I am very lucky to have a job.

And now for the commercial: Please go look at my friend, Lotus' blog she makes custom carved stamps and is a genius when it comes to ANYTHING art!! Just send her a pic and she will create a stamp that is the perfect image of it. She is just getting started on Etsy and needs the sales. Thanx, she is the best:

Next time, I want to tell you about the blogs I must look at every day, 3 or 4 times a day. Such talented folks out there for inspiration. WOW!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Yukky Yuk

I came home from work early because I wasn't feeling well. Laid down and slept about an hour. Now I won't be able to go sleep tonight. Argggg! But I do feel better.

I have to figure out how to make my pictures smaller so I can create my avatar. then I will be more happy. But for now I will be OK, just having a new toy to play with. Yeaaa for toys.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My First Comment and Pic

Well I came home from work and about flipped out when I saw that someone had left me a comment!!!OMG!! I almost freaked. Hi ps pirro. I went immediately and took a peek at your blog. WOW!!

And the pic is one of my favs, but I wanted it for my avatar, but screwed that up. But at least it is here. I am happy happy. I am also a book freek, and geek freek.

Gotta go, have a great night.

Monday, December 8, 2008

My First Artful Entry

Since this is my first blog entry. I am very happy, since there is another blog I use to use but could never figure it out, and with Teesha Moore's help today I might have a REAL ONE!!!! Yea!!

But of course this comes on an evening that I have another committment, so this must be short.

I am a wanna be journal artist. And one of my goals for 2009 is to attend a journalling class in Washington with Teesha and Tracy Moore. I wanted to this year but work got in the way, so I WILL attend this year!! So there! Must run tonight, but am happy I got this going.