About Me

My photo
My passion is Creating! I have been fortunate to work with some of the leaders in the Craft and Hobby Industry. See my Creative Resume by clicking on "My Creative Resume".

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday with Dreamweaver - FREE WEEK

I love having a free week.  It allows for posting different items.  This week I am posting a canvas piece I completed at CHA last Monday.  I had the Gears all embossed on the wonder pewter from MercArt.  I did the patina and polish and was just waiting for the right project. 

At CHA I attended the Canadian Designer Showcase!  It was amazing to see what all of the artists did with the same materials.  As a bonus, each person got the same materials to with which to design.  That night I was creating away with Canvas Corp, Tsukineko and DREAMWEAVER!!! (Dreamweaver was not part of the workshop!) 

So I started with the blank canvas and added color with Tsukineko Fireworks!  Then the fun really began! I added my wonderful metal piece!
I added more layers of things and used a piece of denim and altered some tags.  Used some stamps and things!
The texture added is with a white paint pen, some enamel, twine and gears from Advantus. Love the stamped images semi covered with the white. The next step was the mini canvas in the center.  I was creating with a group of talented designers and one of them wrapped the blue twine.  I added all the bling after it was all assembled.

The final touches were the rope edges.  Between Sarah Hodsdon and Joe Rotella I had GREAT adhesive to attach it as I wanted.   I then added various flowers and hardware.  Connie of Connie Crystal had the very pretty bling hanging from the center!  The words were the last thing added.  What a WONDERFUL time of creating with other artists and just chatting!  This is the completed piece.  Lynell was kind and displayed it in the Dreamweaver booth for all of CHA!  I love using stencils in different ways...not just for cards my friends!

Happy Creating!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Back From CHA

Two of my partners in crime for Dreamweaver!  Pam and Laura are the best!!!

Great fun at the dinner!
 CHA was a Great Event.  It was smaller but made it easier for me to make the rounds!  I was very fortunate to make some new friends and more to have many more donate or promise to donate items for the auction to raise money for Joplin, MO.  I was very pleased by the over all response to this cause!
My good friends Joe Rotella and Joe Morgan
Julie and Kathy of PBS!!  What fun gals!

It was a good week and look forward to posting more and more products donated for Joplin, MO!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dreamweaver Thursday

The challenge this week is monochromatic.  I am going off topic...Several of the design time worked on different quilt blocks to create a wall hanging to surprise Miss Lynell at CHA.  Not all members were able to participate for one reason or the other but wanted to share finished piece.  I am so pleased with the way this turned out. 

I have a huge shout out to Casey July!  She totally de-stressed me by piecing the wall hanging and adding a fun detail to the edging.  Casey is an excellent seamstress/costume designer and a GREAT friend.  If you get the opportunity you can check out her etsy store!

This is the finished piece:

I just am so proud of the first ever design team for the this fabulous Company.    Be on the look out for a new call!  But for now, enjoy the current teams efforts! 

To stay sort of on theme I will highlight block done by Kim...all blues! Bottom left hand corner!

Happy Creating,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dreamweaver Sketch Challenge!

This week we have a Sketch for you all to play along with us.  I am hoping some of you have seen the sketch and had time to make something to show off your mad skills!  Here is the sketch again:
This week a chose a Scrapbook Page to show off the sketch.  I did a large background of glitter lace for a fun base.  I used the stencil as the accent on the top left.  Love the larger cathedral window design!  I taped off and only used part of the stencil. (LJ 808)  I also used the blue glossy paste and loved the look on the lace background.  Of course added bling!

I have used a photo this week of two very dear friends.  It has been a rough year due to lack of time and money.  I just got to celebrate one birthday with Mary Anne Goth (seated next to me) and will be celebrating with my friend Linda Gilliam around the 26th for her special day!  Love you guys!

The rest is a photo of me with two of my best gal pals.  You know you are good friends when you just know people are there for you even if they are not physically present! 

Hope you all have a good week and we will be bringing the post to you from Chicago next week!  Heading to CHA for Dreamweaver Stencils and sharing news and needs for Joplin, MO! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dreamweaver Thrusday - Sketch challenge

Play along with Dreamweaver's design team for chances at prizes!  Make sure to stop at Dreamweaver's Blog and let us know you are playing along!!

This week is a Sketch Challenge!  Good Luck!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I'm Late...I'm Late...for a very important post!

Thank you Laura for the gentle reminder that I was late!!!  LOL  So thank God it is a free week.  So this is my card for today.  I am showing another way to use the background stencil that Lynell unveiled last week.  The hot air balloon is one of the older stencils but is to cool!  I embossed on the red aluminum from Mercart.  I did fill in the balloon with the filler but did not fill it well enough so parts still did indent...need to work on that some more!  Hope you enjoy....