Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My New Ride

... I wish! -Ha!

Inside the limo a co-worker/friend and I are trying to emit ultimate coolness, stylin' & profilin'.
I tried to edit the photo a bit by cartooning the pic since I didn't have permission prior to publishing her photo.

VW strikes again!
If you've been following the blog then you'd know VW's always up to something neat. This time she held a Wedding Expo. She put alot of work into it and as always, she did a great job.
(This is where the Limo came in.. for the Expo)
We had FUN!

Between work and home, April has been a busy month. I did manage to get a one-week vacation from work (my second week in 3 yrs!) and it was nice. For one whole week I refused to set the alarm clock, follow a schedule or make any decisions & commitments. Livin' life was e-a-s-y for that one week and I have fond memories but I'm reminded why I don't take time off from work: the week before and TWO weeks after is simply too painful. It's easier and less stressful to not take a vacation. And, WOW that is so very wrong.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Not a Seamstress

Nor am I a quilter ...but I do enjoy sewing.

I've had sniplets of this Wizard of Oz fabric for awhile and about 3 mos ago I got the notion to sew.
I pieced all the fabric together and added the sheet of polyfil in the center.

For the backing I used one big sheet of fabric.
I also made pillowcases for the pillow inserts that I already had.
The neck pillow, I used red shoe laces to tie at the ends.

The blanket turned out to be twin size.
A perfect size for a coverlet when I'm sitting in my recliner watching some TV.

But it seems I can never just watch TV.
This is when I make jewelry or color rubber stamped images or
cut out magazine images to collage *grin*

As my sister and I like to say, "Busy hands are happy hands!"
Mine surely must be ecstatic!

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Collaged Treasure Box


I purchased an unfinished wood box: 12"x 9"x 5"
Cut out images from magazines that I liked and
ModPodged them onto the box.


I painted the trim black after I had adhered the images. Then added several coats of varnish to get that wonderful shine.

Side & Back View

I added the feet (they did not come with or on the wooden box) which were purchased at
A Small Cleverness at last months
Rubber Stamp Club meeting.

Side View

After making this box and the Cuff Bracelet (below blog entry) I think I'm through cutting magazine images.
-Nah, probably not!-

Like I said.. I was inspired!

And Inside The Collaged Treasure Box:

A place to keep my Tarina Tarantino jewelry!

Inspired to Collage

This was an unfinished wooden cuff purchased at Hobby Lobby.
I cut out pictures I liked from various magazines...

Using matte Mod Podge (isnt that stuff fantastic!) and adhered all the images to the cuff.
Then applied several coats of varnish and walla...
a one-of-a-kind bracelet cuff.
Note: Even the inside is completely covered w/images.

I was (am) inspired by Kim, a member of our rubber stamp club at
A Small Cleverness

She does great art using lots of various collages.
I enjoy doing collage and seeing her art inspired me to make some of my own.

Thanks, Kim!