Tuesday, July 30, 2013

ICADS Almost Done!

These 3 are based on Kate Crane's class in 21 Secrets!

I'm almost finished!!!
And then......... there is the next challenge!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

It's Still July in Index Card Land!

I continue to work on my Index Card a Day Challenge!!!!
One thing I'm learning is that not every art page I do has to be detailed.
The last one for example......

Friday, July 12, 2013

We Had a Pinterest Party!

If you've read my blog for a long time,
you know I have a group of friends called The Dirt Divas.
We've done a lot of things over the last 15 years or so...
from ski trips with the high school youth from our church,
to beach trips with them and amusement parks,
mission camps, etc....
And now that we no longer work with the youth...
we still get together and do fun things.
Well, this week one of us celebrated an upcoming 60th birthday.
For 60th birthdays we do something special...
This particular Diva loves Pinterest....
so we gave her a Pinterest Party.
We did two crafts she had pinned and several food and drink recipes!
Those chocolate stuffed strawberries turned out great!
How smart to melt the chocolate and pour it in the berries!
You should do this!
(rest the berries in a mini muffin tin or a
CLEAN plastic egg carton to fill)
 Above is a Pink Lemonade Margarita!!!!
Artichoke Spinach Dip!
(I printed out the pin pics!)
An avocado, tomato, cucumber salad!!!
We also had this delicious berry dessert that I forgot to take a photo of.
The finished dessert is covered in cool whip,
not sure why the Pinterest pic doesn't show that.
This particular Diva has Queen issues.... which we try to squelch...
but we were being nice!
(She was Mardi Gras Queen one year and won't let us forget it.)
Crafts are not something they do....
These are my good friends that "don't get the paper art stuff" I do.
I know you have friends like that, too....
But they loved making Fascinators!
I made Fascinators for them two Christmases ago and now they
know how to do their own.
(No, there are no pics of me....... I'm suffering with a horrid
sinus infection.... I had gone to the doctor earlier that day...)

This was not at my house....... it was at the one on the bottom left above's house
You can click on the picture to see better.
And the birthday girl (Connie) had also pinned this paper snowflake ornament.
In the pin they had made a snowflake out of white felt,
but I just used plastic ones from Hobby Lobby!

We thought they looked great hanging from Melinda's chandelier in
her breakfast room!
I think they MIGHT actually make these again on their own!!!

If you are interested in any of these pins, visit my Pinterest Boards!
If you can't find something, leave me a comment and I'll send it to you!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Do I Have Your Card?

I continue with my ICAD Challenge....
this one is a Teesha Moore wannabe!

While looking around for a small container to keep my growing stack of 3 x 5 cards in,
I found my stash of artsy business cards that I've collected over a few years....

Thought I'd check out a few of their blogs and web sites....
I must've liked their stuff to have picked up their card.

See what you think:

(an art quilter)
 This is Hope Wallace's blog,
but she has a shop.
I haven't visited her blog in quite awhile...
met her at Silver Bella.
She does great journals!

This is Pamela Jane's blog.
Met her at Silver Bella, too....

My friend Cindy's Etsy shop...
she makes the most wonderful books!

Kim Caldwell's
Artistic Bliss!
I have one of her wonderful craft totes!
She was a Silver Bella vendor!

Okay...that's a few....
I'll do a few more in the very near future!
I'm amazed at how many of my cards shops/blogs are no longer active!!!!