Thursday, March 31, 2011

Found Treasure

A few more treasures I've found at mom and dad's while cleaning out the basement with my sister.  A gray Russell Wright platter and oval serving bowl, a gold trimmed coffee caraffe and a diamond shaped Criterion wall art piece.  With a little soap and water they look good as new!  Ohhhhh there's so much more to show I just need time to clean everything. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

For You.....

Feel free to use this photo in your art.  Have a fun, creative day!

Friday, March 25, 2011

In The Studio

5x5 Mixed Media Collage.  I love the sweet, little girl image.  I used vintage plastic flowers with Swarovski crystals to add a little dimension to this piece.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Around the House

Sneak Peek........As I continue decorating the Grand Room I'm surprised by all the "perfect" items I run across for the room.  Last summer my sister and I took the day off to have some fun.  The fun was the annual Highway 141 Garage Sale, an amazing number of  homes/towns participate along a 100 mile stretch.  Of course Debbie and I never make it that far, in fact we barely make it 25 miles before her car is filled to the brim.  I've found vintage jewelry, cabinet cards, pyrex bowls, and one of my favorite finds was this clock, it looks great in the Grand Room and I love the rustic warmth it adds.

A favorite shop of mine is The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall.  I love spending hours there looking in every nook and cranny (of course those "hours" don't happen very often).  Grandpa occasionally goes with me and when he's finished looking around he'll sit back and look through the books they sell.  One weekend we were walking down an aisle when I spotted this table or should I say chunk of tree turned into a table......I love it!  It's perfect for the little munchkin to use when she's old enough, it has a flat, sealed surface.  I have two wooden chairs that fit, what a fun find!!!!!   I have just a few more things to add to the room and then it'll be finished (until I decide I want to change things!).

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Help Find A Cure

I know a wonderful young lady who participates in normal daily activities such as school, homework, sports but also has regular doctor's visits, takes a lot of medicine and watches for any sign her lungs/body aren't functioning right, her name is Andrea and she has Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a devastating genetic disease that affects tens of thousands of children and young adults in the United States. Research and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. 

Each year we make donations to our favorite causes and every one of them is important in helping find a Cure.  But bringing awareness to these causes is also important, that's why I'm posting this.  Cystic Fibrosis is a cause I've been supporting for years, they've made progress in their research but as always there's more to be done.  We're working and fighting for a Cure, so if you're interested in a worthy cause this is it.
GREAT STRIDES is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest and most successful national fundraising event. Making a donation is easy and secure! Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively, as nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education.  Just click the "Donate Now" button on my side bar to make a donation that will be credited to the ANDREA'S ANGELS team. Any amount donated is greatly appreciated! Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with CF! Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation and GREAT STRIDES! To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit


In The Studio

Finished this 4x4 today.  I used rub on's, stamps, ink, acrylics and paper to create "A Small House".

Friday, March 18, 2011

In The Studio

I've had a couple of hours this week to actually work in my studio....Yeah!  I finally finished this 4x4 piece, I love the feather on her hat!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Around The House

Sneak Peek......I wanted a red striped dust ruffle for the bed in the Grand Room so I went to the computer and searched three of my favorite stores; Target, Kohl's and Penney's.  Guess where I found my stripes??? Penney's had a dust ruffle and pillow shams in a perfect beige/red stripe along with small floral pillows that matched and lucky me they were all on sale, what a great deal!!!  The bedding looks fantastic with the floral drape panels and red wall.  I love all the warm tones in this room, hopefully the little munchkin will sleep peacefully and enjoy the sweetest dreams!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

In The Studio

I took the tiniest tin I had and created this little beauty.  The lily pad is a vintage earring with the smallest dragonfly on it.  I love my supply cupboard, overflowing with all kinds of goodies, I couldn't believe how well everything fit together.  Off to my etsy store beautiful dreamer!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

In The Studio

I love nursery rhymes and fairy tales so this whimsical piece was fun to create. I have several Humpty Dumpty images but this one's my favorite, I'm drawn to the colors. I embellished this 4x4 cradled panel with paper, ink, beads, glitter, Swarovski crystals and a sun charm.  Off to my Etsy shop he goes.........

In The Studio

I'm thinking Spring, are you???