Saturday, September 19, 2009

For Susie

Yesterday, I lost a dear friend of mine, who had battled cancer for two years. Susie was a
friend, daughter, mother, grandmother, nurse, artist who had a wonderful fun personality you'd love
to be around. I admired her courage and her tenacity to live her life to the fullest, while all the while
never once stopped being there for friends or family. I will miss those stamping classes and lunches
with friends who loved to get together just because. Every time I see my hydrangas bloom, I will
think of you. Goodbye, my friend, until we meet again.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

I made the Alpha Stamps Yahoo group home page!

Woo-Hoo! I am featured on the alpha stamps yahoo group home page art! The "page" was for the haunted house swap and you can view it yourself below in my post about the AS haunted house swap. Just look for the creepy skeleton in the grave yard. Thank you to all the folks at the Alpha Stamps yahoo group,, you made my day!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Halloween sprial book

As promised, I wanted to show what I was up too while visiting my sister
in Chicago. It took a better part of the week to put this Halloween book together. It is a mixed media collage work with rubber stamping, computer aided photos/text; glitter; a lot of halloween printed paper and glue! The book itself is from making memories (last year). The book is bound with sprial wire and the covers were of chipboard. It measures 7 inches x 51/4inches. The spider webs were already on the cover. I added the spider and used distress inks to give the cover some color.
There were about 9 paper pages in this book that I decorated front and back and embellished. Whew a lot of work, but worth it I think, and now on to the next project!
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middle pages
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middle pages
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The last 7 pages
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Halloween Door Hanger

I've been on vacation these past few days, visiting my sister, who lives in the Chicago area.
When we get together, we always have a crafting fest! I made this little hanging witch she can hang
from her front door to celebrate the season. We had a "frightful" good time during my visit, but alas,
all good things must come to a end, it's back to home and work (ugh!) tomorrow. I will post more of our
adventures next time. Until then; Happy altering!
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Monday, September 7, 2009