Thursday, December 30, 2010

Here's a few pictures from Christmas

 My 3 sons
 Them stating the obvious!
My oldest son and 
beautiful daughter in love

A picture of all the cousins 
together for the first time.

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my friends 
and family!

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Santa Visit

Santa visit with my grand 
nephews and nieces :-)

Katie and I  strikin' a pose ;-)

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Crafty Blogger Blurbs

 Check out the current make-it-over craft challenge! Do you have a snowman craft to share? 

Carmi's Art/Life World 
Carmi sews up an elephant using a vintage cigarette card pattern. 

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world 
This week at Craftside there are a whole bunch of Holiday Goodness Giveaways that include a Boye Electric Ball Winder, Deluxe Rotary Cutter and Embosser, Deluxe SideWinder, The Crochet Dude tools, and of course wonderful and inspiring craft and design books, pop over to leave a comment in all the posts to get yourself in the running!

Crafty Princess Diaries 
Valentine's Day already? Yes, it is a good time to start thinking about it if you hope to sell some Valentine's crafts.

Cross Stitch at 
Print your Free 2011 Cross Stitch Calendar - use it to track stitching events, appointments and more. Keep track of how many days you stitch this year too.

Eileen - The Artful Crafter 
“Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night”. Read Eileen’s tale of her first magical Christmas birthday in Mexico. 

Mixed Media Artist 
Cyndi shares the steps as she begins to assemble a small quilt using her own handpainted fabrics.

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cookie Decorating Par-tay!

I Had myself a cookie decorating 
party with my 3 favorite nieces!
Bambi getting her creative groove on!

 What a colorful array of cookies!

3 Lovely nieces!

If you'd like my no fail all time favorite 
cut out cookie recipe click 

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Owl Coffee Sleeve Ornament Project

I've been so busy making paper bird ornaments from Starbuck's coffee sleeves that I decided I would try something different.  Instead I made a paper owl ornament from two different coffee sleeves.  I grabbed a template HERE and then resized it to fit the coffee sleeve.

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Zazzle Showcase!

Whoohoo, I received an exciting email this morning telling me that my new Addie the Angel iPhone case has been selected as one of Today's Best on Zazzle! This means it will appear on the Zazzle homepage for the rest of today and it will also be added to the Today's Best Awards Showcase.
Angel iphone 4 Case
Angel iphone 4 Case
by artfulaileen

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Vignettes Around the House

 It's been several years since I put up my village, 
so it was really fun for me to see it again.
The two wood ATC blocks  I received in a swap work nicely with the old wooden skiers that I have left over from when I was a kid.  There was one for each one of us kids. Unfortunately, I only found 3 of them.

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More Coffee Sleeve Bird Ornaments

I've been working on more bird ornaments using up the coffee sleeves I still have.  The top right one is a coffee sleeve as well as the bottom natural colored one.  The other two I adhered music paper to some Christmas themed paper and cut the birds out.

Click HERE to view my previous 
coffee sleeve bird ornament post

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Crafty Blogger Blurbs

About Family Crafts 
For your amusement, Sherri shares a fun spin on the classic 12 Days of Christmas song with gifts to go along with each verse!

Carmi's Art/Life World 
Carmi celebrates the 50th Anniversary of a British soap opera with a new set of fridge magnets.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world 
This week at Craftside we have a mega giveaway of tons of Westcott Scissors and books, tutorials on sewing recycled book page ornaments, stamping and sewing die cut fabric coasters, 9 techniques for working with pastels and a honey, banana, nut snack recipe.

Crafty Princess Diaries 
Tammy is very pleased with how her new college crafting club is moving along! 

Cross Stitch at 
Need some quick and easy ornaments or gift tags? Stitch up back stitch motifs in white floss on red fabric - simple and holiday-rific. 

Eileen - The Artful Crafter 
Not all projects run smoothly from start to finish. Read about Eileen-s experience with a tote bag made from a kit

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter 
Margot's daughter Avalon whips up another FAB project for ILoveToCreate teen crafts! Check out her Blue Christmas card!

Mixed Media Artist 
have you heard of kirigami? Come and see how much fun this paper-cutting technique is! 

The Crochet Dude 
Drew takes a walk down memory lane and shares why crochet and the holidays are forever fused together for him. 
Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Project Announcement!

Every Inchie Monday
A "small" personal challenge
Join us HERE
Begins January 3, 2011
Get ready!

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Great Mail Days!

Whoohoo, its been a great couple 
of mail days! I participated in a 
chunky wood Christmas ATC block 
exchange with two of my friends, and 
my blocks arrived
Side 1
Side 2

Side 2

You can click HERE to view my wood ATCs I created for this exchange.  I have to say that mine are not really chunky and I can see how much fun using the thicker pieces of wood would be to work with!*
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