Monday, August 24, 2009

Daydreaming and I'm thinking of.....

A bubble bath! I LOVE a long, hot soaking in a tub of bubbles! I would love nothing more than to be on my own secluded island and go sailing in a tub of bubbly bliss!

Tangie Baxter and sherrieJD have a wonderful new collab kit coming out this week called "The Ultimate Art Doll Collection". I have had the priviledge of working with it the past few days and it is absolutely wonderful! The beauty in the tub is from the kit,(sssshhhhhh! Tangie let me post this piece early on the Scrapbookgraphics weekly altered art challenge....don't tell anyone!) so don't waste any time getting on to Scrapbookgraphics or Scrap Orchard later this week to pick this baby up!
In addition to Tangie's kit, I used Lorie Davison's "Ticket to Dragon's End" and "Little Fishi Island" both available at Scrapbookgraphics.
Lily Design's "Paint The Ocean" "Summertime" and "Baby Elf" from After Five Designs.
Laurie Ann's "Splash On" from Scrap Artist

Friday, August 14, 2009

Shakespeare's Atoms

Here's your geeky science fact for today. Inside of you there are over 200 billion atoms that were once a part of Shakespeare.......and dinosaurs.....and everything else in the Universe since the beginning of time. Who would have thought?

I used Glam Fairy's "Gone Too Soon", Lorie Davison's "Flying Dreams" and Phong's "Prehistoric- a Dinosuar Kit" all from Scrapbookgraphics.The background is from Lily Designs "Summertime Cafe" and "Baby Elf" from After Five Designs.The recycling symbol is from Vinnie Pearce's collab kit "Ecofabulous".

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday was "Wash Day"

Growing up we lived far out in the country. We didn't have a clothes dryer for a long time in my early childhood (We did our laundry in an old tub machine with a wringer on top. At least the wringer was electric and not hand crank! Bonus points for anyone old enough to remember what a mangler was) Every Monday was "wash day". My Grandmother, Mom, myself and anyone else in the family old enough to help hung the wet clothes out on clothes lines to dry. We washed clothes for 9 people, and there must have been at least 20 drying lines strung across my Grandparents side yard. Sheets and towels in front toward the street, underwear on the back lines so nobody could see the "unmentionables" as they drove by. Needless to say, Tuesday was ironing and darning day.

These days I have a one-line "solar dryer" in my backyard for sheets and blankets. I guess old habits are hard to break!
I used Holliewood Studio's kit "Junkyard" available at Oscraps. The shirt and dress are from istock, with a lot of altering done by me. In doing this piece I found out what a wonderful tool the warp transformation is!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Lost Weekend- Part 2

Tangie Baxter has a phenomenal new kit out today called "Wonderland". I spent all weekend lost in creating the type layouts I love...a little Tim Burton, a little mind-stretching, a little bizarre!

Created with Tangie Baxter's new kit Wonderland, available at Scrapbookgraphics. Alice is from istockphoto and The Mad Hatter is a preview photo from the movie.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What a Wonderful Weekend!

I had an absolutely wonderful weekend scrapping! All weekend long I created, ate junk food and simply vegged out in Photoshop. I had the pleasure of working with an absolutely killer new kit Tangie Baxter will have in her shop at Scrapbookgraphics tomorrow. I encourage everyone to stop by and pick it'll be glad you did! This is a page I did for my art journal. It is one of the happier pages in there right now. I hope to add many more positive pages in the future, and I think this is a good start down that road! :)

I used Tangie Baxter's Curious Adventures and Chronicles of Imagination from Scrapbookgraphics, Lorie Davison's Bunnies, Bees and the Bird's Big Balloon from Scrapbookgraphics, Glam Fairy's 3-D Alpha from Scrapbookgraphics, and Holliewood Studios Techno Times from Oscraps.