Thursday, December 31, 2009

Drawing to a close

As we count down the last hours to the new year, I want to thank each and everyone of you for crossing my path. In some way you've touched me as a person or artist. I've grown because of your touch. My wish for you in the new year is that you'll find the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual strengths you'll need when the occasion arises. I hope you'll enjoy the countless blessings bestowed upon you.

I was inspired by a Christmas card made by a fellow Technique Junkie (Vada Schutz). She is a Turbo Team designer for the Technique Junkies Newsletter which means she's a dynamite artist. The original can be seen on her blog ( I CASEd her card using materials I had on hand. This is my 'Thank you' card for all of you. Without you I would not be where I am today.

May you have a safe and wonderful Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I've gone and done it!

I've been saying I wouldn't do this, didn't have the time, energy, art, etc. However, I've been rethinking my reasons and have concluded that having one would probably be infinitely easier than loading my artwork in numerous galleries unless doing so for a specific reason. Just sharing can now be done globally in one place. Whew! But, something tells me that I'll still end up adding my pics to all the groups I belong to anyway. Oh well.

I know I won't have any time to create anything before the new year begins (what happened to the old one????) so I'll share my latest creation with you. It's sure to brighten your day (it's dazzling with the lights shining on it!) with it's bling-yness. I got the inspiration from my friend Lori's blog (I Been Thinkin' About Inkin').

My 11" wreath is full of glitz and glam. The stamps are all from Wendy Vecchi's collections. I also used a Sizzix die, paper clip flower, bottle caps, buttons, Ranger Distress Inks, Ranger Paint Dabbers, Ranger Stickles, Ranger alcohol inks, wire, beads, lots of adhesive, foil, chipboard, cardboard, wired ribbon, grungepaper and grungeboard (Tim Holtz), adhesive-backed foil, and metallic paper and a Cuttlebug embossing folder (Divine Swirls). The first pic I took without using the flash so you could see the actual colors better. The 2nd one was with the flash so you could see the dazzle.