Monday, September 15, 2008

I've been away awhile...

...but now I'm back! Although, I have to admit I have no new art to post just yet as I'm still unpacking the boxes. We just completed a cross country move and we now live in sunny Clovis New Mexico. It's been a bit of an adjustment for all of us, not to mention a completely chaotic couple of months. I am hoping though that the change is just what I need to jump-start my creativity and get things going again. Hopefully I'll be back here in a day or two to show off something new- or at least report that I found all my supplies!

Anyway, not to leave you totally without eye candy, here is a photo of the newest member of our family, or Germen Shepherd puppy Sasha. Enjoy, and I'll see you back here soon.


Monday, March 10, 2008

Trying to get back in the groove.

So, I've been trying very hard to get out of my "winter rut" when it comes to my art. I haven't been very inspired lately- despite studying and reading through art magazines and books, poking through my supplies, and pretty much just trying to "work though" on some projects.

Maybe it's spring, but I think I'm coming around. I made this 4x4 chunky book page for a personal swap on the ATCsforAll website. I really like the way it turned out. The gold is embossing powder that I sprinkled in glue before heating.
Maybe it's The Wizard of Oz.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

ATC Website Changes

One of the websites I used to trade ATCs on,, recently closed down. I will miss it, but the members of that site have banded together to create It's very similar with a few changes, mostly for the better. I am excited that the people I have traded with in the past are migrating there and I can't wait to start trading again!


Here is a card I made for the ATCSociety Yahoo group to which I belong.


The background is alcohol ink overstamped in gold with a hand carved stamp. The rest is collage and tons of glitter.


Saturday, January 19, 2008

Fairy Sleep

Originally uploaded by queenoffools1974.

Lately I've been into this Gothic Arch shape (find the template and many inspiring ideas here at artist Belinda Schneider's blog). I posted one of these a while back and decided to use the shape again for my entry into a paper crafts challenge on Craftster using sheet music. It took me a while to put the finishing touches on it- almost to the point of missing the entry deadline.

Better late than never.


Monday, January 14, 2008

New Year, New Look!

I'm playing around with the look of the blog and trying to add more artistic flair to it. Bear with me as it might look different with every visit. I'm still trying to figure it out.

In the meantime, enjoy some hearts I've been working on in preparation for Valentine's Day. The template for these hearts was designed by OriginalYouth and can be found here along with information about swaps she is hosting.


Have fun,