Sunday, March 28, 2010

Crafty Blogger Blurbs are back!

Crafty Blogger Blurbs are back after taking a
little break I'm back with more great crafty links to be inspired by.

Take a ride over to Memas and check out her snazzy bow holders! Mema says they aren't only for bows, but people are decorating their little girls and big girls rooms and bathrooms with them!

About Family Crafts
Find out how to get creative while making prints with kids by using a variety of supplies you already have on hand. You can share your ideas too!

Cathie Filian
The Easter Bunny has been busy over at Cathie's workshop! Check out all the fun Easter Craft Ideas.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside's got a how-to on making a zipper necklace, a free pattern template for a cute card jewelry display, a whole bunch of great cat quotes, an interview with Paula Guhin author of Image Art Workshop and announcing-Craftside authors will be doing Make and Takes at the Unique Los Angeles shopping extravaganza!

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy was thrilled to discover her new book is available for early ordering on Amazon. This is the first time she got to the see the final book cover too!

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Wanna be a 'trashionista?' Join Madge as she turns old magazines into a fabulous decoupage purse in this week's project for ILoveToCreate Teen Crafts!

Mixed Media Artist
Learn a more subtle approach to using the pointillism filter in Photoshop.

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
How to make a dress from a recycled tank and skirt inspired by one in the book Built By Wendy Dresses

The Artful Crafter
Read some glass etching tips from master etcher Eric Robert.

Artistic Inspirations to
help you create!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Digi Piece

Hope Springs Eternal

I played a bit last night and this morning 
and created a new digi piece using a 
picture my niece took from winter in Indiana.

Artistic Inspirations to
help you create!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bloomin' Wisteria

Thought I'd share a pic of my 
bloomin' wisteria, isn't it beautiful!  
Feel free to use this picture.

Artistic Inspirations to
help you create!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Follow Your Dreams...

I finally finished this piece, whoohoo! 
I added one of my whimsical characters
Giselle to finish it off.

Click HERE to follow 
my creative process.

Artistic Inspirations to
help you create!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Calendar Grlz March 2010

Here's this Month's art journal 
spreads for the Calendar 
Round Robin I'm in.

This Calendar has a French theme

 Click HERE to view my past 
art journal spreads.

Artistic Inspirations to
help you create!

Friday, March 12, 2010

In memory of my sister...

Kathleen....may she be at peace now...

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave withthe intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WHOO HOO! What a ride!"

Artistic Inspirations to
help you create!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Free Postcards


What a beautiful day today it is here California!  
We took a drive out in the country and I 
took a few pictures along the way.
I created a couple of freebie postcards  
for you to download and use.

Artistic Inspirations to
help you create!

Friday, March 05, 2010

What I'm working on...part 2

I had a chance to work a bit more on my canvas.  
After my previous post I lightly sanded the background
a bit wiped off the dust and then painted the road.

 Next I painted a white boarder around the canvas
using a white paint pen.
Stay tuned for part 3...

Artistic Inspirations to
help you create!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Thanks and Shout-Outs!

Thanks and shout-outs go to  
Yace and Debby for sharing their 
wonderful creations with me!
Yace Wade shared a few of her bottle cap necklace
creations with me using some plain bottle caps, and
one of one of my bottle cap collage sheets. I love
how Yace added bling to them by adding crystals!

If you'd like to see know how to make your
own bottle cap necklace click HERE

Now take a peek at what Debby created using
Color Mists to create a beautiful card and color 
some lace with it, also. Check out Debby's blog 
to view the rest of her adorable card!

Artistic Inspirations to
help you create!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Spring Special!

Spring is sprouting up all here so in honor 
of spring and  Easter around the corner
I'm offering a 15 percent off  coupon at

Help spread the word, 
share it with your friends!

Crafty Blogger Blurbs


The Crochet Dude
Drew reveals his favorite cookbooks and answers 8 important questions.

The Artful Crafter
Eileen shares directions for making flowers from fabric scraps or from paper coffee filters.

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
Mixed Media Greeting Card Album using embellishment ideas from the book The Scrapbook Embellishment Handbook by Sherry Steveson

Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi tried having some custom-printed fabrics made, and she learned a lot in the process.

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Make a fab mixed media journal cover with Madge in this week's post for iLoveToCreate!

Farm Girl Roots, City Girl Style
Organization in her creative space isn't Linda's forte, so check out a "before" shot. Any ideas on getting her craft room organized are welcome--post a comment with your ideas.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Looking for a little crafting encouragement? Tammy found it through an Etsian jewelry designer.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
At Craftside there is tutorial on turning a box into a book, how to paint a bunny rabbit and carrot Chinese brush style, putting words on a spoon and a sneak peek into the new book 1000 ideas from 100 Fashion Designers with my own fashion star sighting.

Cathie Filian
Turn a hardware store washer into a papered necklace with Cathie's tutorial.

About Family Crafts
Sherri challenges you to create your own leprechaun trap. Use her tips and the photos that have been submitted so far for inspiration.

Artistic Inspirations to
help you create!