I have been creating little works of art since I joined the yahoo group Artist Trading Cards. I forgot just how much fun it was to create these cards. I don’t know why I ever gave up rubber stamping and mixed media arts. I am kicking myself since I gave away most of my supplies and stamps. But now that I’ve gotten back into it, Thanks to my friends Donnely and Kathie, I am having so much fun and I get to buy a whole bunch of new goodies. Which is a good thing right. LOL
Anyway here is a few of my cards.
This next card is made from my homemade blue jean paper.
The background on this card is masking tape
I just love working on a small scale like this because it is much easier to fill up a small area and they make up so quickly.
I have been making greeting cards and mixed media art for years now but yesterday I went to my first card class at Pizazz It Scrapbooks because my friend Kathie has decided to get into rubber stamping and she thought it would be fun for us to do together. So I agreed and it was really fun. Here are the cards we made
I have not made cards in years and I forgot how much fun it was. So I decided to make another cards after I got home from the class.
I can’t wait to go back for next months class.
Hi Y’all, nope not form the south I’m a Yankee born and bred but I liked the sound of it so I went with it. It’s been over a year since I’ve posted anything worth reading so I’m not even sure I have any readers left.I guess I moved away from blogging for awhile but that bloggin’ bug is back. I’m trying the simple living aka frugal and country living thing. I’m sure there is a better name for it but I don’t know what it is. I’ve started making my own household cleaners with items I have on hand. No pics right now but soon I hope to have recipes and ideas a plenty to share with everyone. I hope I don’t bore you with all my ramblings but I’m not gonna make you any promises.
Right now I have no tips, tricks or antics to share but I can tell you about my enjoyable date with my hubby late Sunday. It’s not what you would call a typical date but when you’ve been married 18yrs and don’t get to spend a lot of time together due conflicting work schedules you take any time you can get.
Sunday morning we planned to head to the cemetery to remove the Memorial day flowers from my Grandpa’s grave(oh how I dearly miss him) because I reuse them each holiday. I just don’t see the sense in paying lots of money on something and then letting the cemetery throw them away. Since we have to pass by a Bob Evans on the way to get there we made a quick decision to have breakfast because we both neglected to eat it at home. It’s always a treat to eat out with Wayne since it’s not something we get to do very often. After our enjoyable breakfast we headed to the cemetery. Mind you it had rained a lot that morning and I had to walk through a lot of soggy grass to reach Grandpa’s grave. I had very wet shoes and wrinkly toes. Not a very good idea to wear flimsy cloth shoes after a heavy down pour.
After taking care of business there we decided to go to our local Tractor Supply and Lowe’s just to have a look around, yea I know not your most romantic type of date but I enjoy going to those places and looking around so it works for me and I’ll go anywhere that makes the man happy just to spend some quality time with him. Then we drove out to route 4o for some yard sales. It was there annual yard sale weekend along the National Road. We stopped in the small town of Brownsville.We stopped at several yard sales and I ended up with some pretty great treasures.
1. A nice large basket for my yarns
2. Two Large mason jars- The bigger size I’ve been wanting for awhile now.
3.A wooden chair for my sewing table to replace the cheap metal that broke last fall.
Yea it’s a little ugly but I have plans to pretty it up and besides it’s comfy and ya can’t beat $3.
One more little itty bitty item was bought but I wont bore you anymore buy showing a phone cord and mainly because I didn’t take a picture of it anyway.
After the buying my goodies we headed home but stopped for ice cream on the way and Wayne bought me a blueberry sundae and he had a yucky flavored milkshake made with a certain red berry I refuse to name because I can’t stand the thought of them. All I’m saying is that it was not raspberry. Anyway it was a very nice ending to a lovely day spent with my husband.
Wow it’s been a year since my last visit. I started a new blog over on blogspot and sorta left this one behind. I guess I need to get my butt in gear and get to posting back over here. Just give me sometime and soon there will be a few new posts.
It’s been awhile since I’ve been here. I haven’t been ignoring you all I’ve just been busy. I’ve been hard at work creating Annie Dolls for my Purty Girl Primitives line. I had 5 dolls that Icreated pretty quick and then Donnely talked me into taking them down to her friend Suasn’s quilt shop and she wanted to display them in her store. She even sold one for me the very same day. I was very excited to know that someone actually liked them enough to buy one of my dolls.
Now she has aked me to do First Friday in Lancaster next month. So I have to get to work on more dolls and that means I’m gonna be even busier so computer time will pretty sparse for the next month while I work on my dolls. I’ll stop by from time to time to say HI.
Can you please stop by my new primitive blog Purty Girl primitives and tell me what you think of my new doll? The blog is still a work in progress. There is so much I wanna do with it but I have to learn how to make the banners and things so it may take me awhile to get looking the way I want. Thanks For you co-opperation.
I must apologize for the lack of knitting lately. It seems my mojo has gone south for the winter. However it’s not as if I am without things to do. I’ve been working on other things while it’s away visiting friends. So if you’ve been stopping by for your
daily weekly dose(and I can see that not many have as of late) I am sorry I just don’t have anything to show.
What is bad is that I am supposed to be knitting a swap item for Ms. Lesley and even that is not working out. I’ve messed it up and I am in the process of froggin’ it. Our mail date is looming ever closer and I just can’t get with it.
I just have no desire to look at a skein of yarn or even knitting needles for that matter.It just seems I am in a knitting funk.Maybe I should post a lost mojo ad.
Lost: Female knitting mojo
in the Z-Ville area.
It has many colorful
characters at home
waiting for it’s return.
If found please
P.and his Valentine Box
Originally uploaded by JenW!
Isn’t he just the cutest. Little P is so proud of his Valentine’s Day box. After two days of no school due to snow, he could hardly wait to get to school yesterday morning to show off his little fish aquarium. It’s not your traditional type box but that is what he wanted and I was only to happy to please my boy.
Normally he would have taken the bus but he insisted that I take him, He was afraid that he would mess up his wonderful box if he rode the bus. What we wont do for our kids.
Originally uploaded by JenW!
I haven’t deserted you I’ve just been posting over on my other blog Ruby Junes but thought I’d share these with my friends here also.
In honor of Valentine’s Day I created this lavender scented heart sachet. It smells so wonderful. Very quick any easy. It took me less than 30 minutes to make. I love those type of projects. I made a few more to give to my friends Carole and Glenna just to show them how much I apprecaite their friendship.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just for couple, For me it’s about showing everyone that is special to me just how much I adore them.
I discovered a new to me magazine called Bliss Victoria. It was around before and stopped printing but they brought it back and I for one am glad they did. It is all about Victorian and vintage things.
I was not much into that sort of stuff before but after reading this magazine and viewing the website I have developed a new appreciation and am slowly starting a new love affair with all things vintage.
I have been hanging out over on the forums and everyone is so very nice and knowledgeable not that my other bloging friends here are not. I have met lots of wonderful new friends through my blog. I just had to share it with you.
It has also inspired me to have a spring tea party for my friends. I was thinking we could decorate hats with ribbons and flowers and just have a grand time. I want to make tea cup shaped invitations out of my homemade paper. I’ve been making pillow boxes out of my paper to hold the party favors. I am so excited to do this. I am going to hold off til April though so it will be a little warmer and I can hold it outside.
I wish you all could come I know we will have a grand time. I will keep you posted on all the details as I go along.
it doesn’t happen often though. LOL anyway I have decided this year to cut back on swaps. I just overloaded myself last year and I am not going to do it this year as I just don’t have as much time anymore. However I thought it would be neat to do a knit from your stash swap.Ya know I can’t totally give up swaps. LOL So I was wondering if someone was willing to do a one to one swap with me. Just something small. I was think we could knit a small item or two such as hats, scarves, gloves ,dishcloths, and maybe socks or slippers. Then we could include some kind of treat. The rules are you must knit from yarn you already have though. I don’t want this swap to cost alot. Do you think it’s a good idea? If anyone is interested leave me a comment and I will swap with the first person to do so.Then we can work out the details together. If I get more than one maybe the others could be paired up and do the same. I will just have to see how it works out. Let me know what ya think.
Update: Lesley and I have made arrangements to swap but I am thinking that maybe I will arrange a knit from your stash swap once her and I have completed ours. I will keep you posted.