Saturday, August 30, 2008
The Impatient Blogger Sometimes it's about what we craft with our hands and sometimes it's about what we craft with our hearts. Margot talks about why our life is our most profound creation and why she's focused on crafting hope.
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world Ho-ho, uh, ho? Yes, the holiday's have hit at Craftside with free downloads of templates and pattern paper for a dimensional ornament card, a how-to for sculpting a squirrel and acorns, and a beaded flower. There are pictures from The Modern Mark Making Release Party and a fun little survey that gets you entered to win any craft book you like from The Quayside Publishing Group. Let those opinions fly!
Crafty Princess Diaries Stop the social networking insanity! Tammy gives you some tips on how to use them but not have them abuse your precious time.
Layers Upon Layers Molly "Porkshanks" Friedrich is an assemblage and jewelry artist of extraordinary talent...with an extraordinary story to tell!
About Family Crafts Would you craft with elephant poop? Learn more about how you can...
About.com Cross Stitch Going Down in Flames? How do you deal with stitching burnout?
Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery Fall leaves are the inspiration for a "Leaf it to Me" beaded ring.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
About Family Crafts Did you know that September 7th is National Grandparents Day? Discover fun gifts you can start making today.
About.com Cross Stitch Stitch this free Have a Spooky Halloween pattern to add to your Halloween decor.
Craftside- A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world The glitter, fabric, fire and pens are flying this week at Craftside with cool lettering tutorials from Lisa Engelbrecht, lampwork beaded earrings, Modern quilt designs and patterns, knitting with fleece fabric and pictures of the Crafty Chica's Sparkle tour.
Crafty Princess Diaries Tammy has a new free metal clay project posted. This one is for the ID Me bracelet.
Layers Upon Layers Debe Friedhoff creates bottles of hope for those in need. "You can't sell hope!" Debe says. "You can only give it away!"
Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery You'll look fabulous coming and going this fall when you knit up this free pattern for a double sided cable scarf.
The Impatient Blogger Margot shares a project from her book Sparkletastic with Ana and Megan Araujo on this episode of When Creativity Knocks.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
In the mean time Check out what my hubby and the youngest son decided to take pictures of while they were transplanting some roses....boys will be boys! LOL
I put together some postcards I made for you from pictures of snaily and of the fairies in my garden. Click HERE to download them and save them to your computer and send to a friend.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
About Family Crafts Now is the time to start sharing your Halloween ideas and, more importantly, photos of your home-made costumes, jack-o-lanterns, and haunted decorations.
About.com Cross Stitch A Pattern-A-Day in August '08 continues. Don't miss the new free patterns!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Weren't the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics amazing! What a beautiful show they put on!
The following exert was taken from Official Olympic Orchestra website:
"After some morning rehearsals, the group departed for Tianjin on 57 buses. This 'motorcade' of buses was escorted by police all the way from Beijing to Tianjin. At some points the police stopped traffic on the freeway to ensure the motorcade made it through swiftly. Local onlookers had to chance to wave to the Olympic Orchestra - now a well known group after the media attention it has received in China!"
I don't know about you but it's hard to fathom a 57 bus convoy, wow!
The next day they did some sightseeing at the Forbidden City and a bit of shopping.
Here's a few faces of Spencer at the Summer Palace...
I received another email from Spencer. He shared with me some of what he's eaten so far...
"I've eaten cuttle fish, sea horse, cicada, and cockroaches, couldn't find the scorpions."
They are now on their way via sleeper train to Shanghai for their last few days in China before heading home.
Friday, August 08, 2008
White Paper Flowers
Fine Crystal Glitter
Multi Surface Adhesive
CI Super Seal (aka PYMII)
*Wood Finial (optional)
Enjoy the blurbs as usual! :-)
About Family Crafts There comes a time every summer when our thoughts must turn to going back to school... You can make it fun!
About.com Cross Stitch Get your creative juices flowing with these ideas for Cross Stitch Projects.
Art Bead Scene Have you got something to say? Enter the Art Bead Scene's monthly creativity challenge to win some awesome prizes!
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world The paper and fabric are flying this week with origami napkin rings, T-shirt jewelry, inchies set in hot wax, free envelope and Japanese paper downloads and even a recipe thrown in for good taste!
Crafty Princess Diaries That little voice inside of you has something important to say. Listen to it no matter if it has to do with crafts or your life in general.
Layers Upon Layers Would you like to stretch your collage muscles to include more abstracts?
Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery Sweater Surgery Flower with a little Help from Sherri Haab's New Book- Felt, Fabric, and Fiber Jewelry
The Impatient Blogger The Impatient Crafter Presents: Summer CHA Fabulous Crafty Rockstars! Join Margot as she schmoozes with some of the craft industries biggest celebs in this fun YouTube video!
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
I first colored the base of this bisque medallion using my Color Mists . I then hand painted the scene using a combination of acyclic and gouache paints.
The backside I collaged with left over scrap paper that had been previously misted with my Color Mists , and then sealed (at separate times) the front and back using Crystal Lacquer. After it dried I added a PMC charm I had created previously.
Congratulations to the 4 winners
of the following postcards below!
Ha thought I'd tell you the names huh, nope you have to go and count now to see if your the lucky winner, I know what a tease huh! LOL
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
- Click on the above MMCA Marketplace link above
- View all the shops
- Then click on the MMCA Blog and leave a comment that you arrived from Aileen's Musings (don't forget to include Aileen's Musings AND your email so I can contact you, I'll be checking).
Now here's the 2fer deal...if you leave a comment there as described above AND you place a marketplace button on your blog or website and let Mz Debbie know, you will also be included in her Blog Giveaway (info. posted on her blog).
hmm...are you wondering what the prize is here?.....I thought you'd never ask! I will randomly draw 1 name out at the end of the month to win a similarly hand-painted bisque medallion like the one I just posted HERE
Ready, set GO!
Monday, August 04, 2008
Hopefully you can click the pictures to enlarge
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
Crafty Princess Diaries Have a book idea or even a few book ideas but not sure what to do next? Which one do you devote your time to? The Crafty Princess has some answers or actually some questions for you.
Layers Upon Layers An artist profile with the fabulous June Campbell, one of the most generous women in the mixed media art world!
About Family Crafts Gather together all the kids you know and follow these directions to show them how to make a variety of fancy craft foam visors with little effort and a few common craft supplies.
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world Tons of free patterns and how-to's for mixed-media and beaded jewelry, a crochet sweater, a doll name tag, a vinyl tote bag and a chance to win a free copy of any Quayside Publishing Group Book, Crafter's choice!
Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery Listen to my favorite new song while reading about Superfly-the big aluminum Airstream craft project that got a face/floor lift with freecycled materials...with a touch of cross stitch thrown in.
The Impatient Blogger Margot wants to know what you think. Please take a moment to answer her crafty survey.
About.com Cross Stitch Practice your stitching skills with these patterns that use basic stitches.