Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monthly ATC Swap for March 2010, VPI Yahoo Group

(**Please click on picture to see the details close-up!**)
From top left:
Kris Dickinson, Gina Atkins, Heather Bloom;
Julia Ziemann, Alice Hyde, Heather Robinson;
Laura Carson, Connie Camp, Kris Dickinson.

Thanks ladies for a wonderful swap month! - Kris

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ATC - Easter Egg II

This is one of the ATCs I designed for an Easter Egg-shaped ATC swap at VPI Yahoo Group.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Marie Antoinette Gothic Arch #3

This is my 3rd and last 4" x 6" Gothic Arch for a swap I'm participating in at Marie Antoinette Mail Art.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

ATC - Spring Courtship

This is the third and last ATC in my Happy Easter series...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Marie Antoinette Gothic Arch #2

This is my 2nd 4" x 6" Gothic Arch I created for a swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art.

Friday, March 26, 2010

ATC - Easter Egg I

This is one of the ATCs I designed for an Easter Egg-shaped ATC swap at VPI Yahoo Group.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fabulous Hats ATC Swap

My ATC...
...and the ones I received. From top left:
Michelle Carrier, Heather Bloom, Kim Smith;
Connie Camp, Teri Chinen, Laura Carson.
Thank you ladies for a fantastic swap!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ATC - Tiny Chick

This is the second ATC in my Happy Easter series...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Marie Antoinette Cake Paper Shoe - 1 to 1 Swap

I created this shoe for a 1 to 1 Swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art.  The theme was "Let Them Eat Cake" and it needed to be a paper shoe with cake on it filled with lovely items.

I've included a cupcake both on the front of the shoe and on the inside.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Marie Antoinette Paper Shoe Swap - Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group

This was one of the most enjoyable swaps I've ever been in.  The artists from left:
Kris Dickinson, Robin Sweet, Rella Gauthier, Rebecca Allinson.

Each shoe is approximately 8 inches long and filled with vintage lace and ribbon. **Please click on the picture to see the details close up!**

For the wonderful video tutorial by Terri with template to try one yourself:

Thank you ladies for your beautiful shoes and ((HUGS)) to Terri Heinz for hosting this amazing swap.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

ATC - Dapper Chick

This is the first ATC in my Happy Easter series...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sketch Request - Asian Beautiful, 4.25" x 5.5" Card

My friend Connie brought me a sketch request for an Asian themed card and this is the card that I designed.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Created by Hand Challenge - Are You Wearing Green? to join in on the challenge this week.

Think Monday Think ATC - Movie Scene

This picture is from the movie, Suddenly Last Summer, circa 1959, Elizabeth Taylor.  I decided to use the sentiment from a favorite music video "The Boys of Summer" by Don Henley.  You can view all the great submissions this week at:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Party Animals

I am pleased to be the guest hostess for the Mixed Media Monday challenge this week. We are getting a new puppy in June and I've had dogs on the brain lately so I've chosen "Party Animals" as the theme this week. I hope you will join the challenge found here: . Can't wait to see what everyone creates! - Kris

**We're waiting for our Cavachon puppy to be born in May.  Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise mix)  This will be my daughter's first puppy and she is very excited.  I haven't had a baby in the house for almost 11 years.  We lost our beloved 16 year old peek-a-poo last year and our home has not been the same.  It took awhile but we are ready to have another fuzzy face in the family again.** 

ATC - Rosey Marie 5

This is the fifth and last ATC in the Rosey Marie series.

Friday, March 12, 2010

ATC - Rosey Marie 3

The third ATC in my Rosey Marie series...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ATC - Rosey Marie 1

This is the 1st in my Rosey Marie ATC series for a swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Steampunk ATC Swap - VPI Yahoo Group

My ATC...
The Entire Swap (from top left):
Teri Chinen, Janet Cassady, Connie Camp;
Karol Taylor, Lynn Stevens, Ingrid Pomeroy.
Hostess gift from April Dudko: charming collage' tag.
Thanks to everyone for a wonderful swap and a extra thank you and ((HUG)) to April for being such a wonderful hostess.

Tag Tuesday Challenges #41 & #42 - Brown and Another Color & Arches to see all the wonderful submissions this week. This tag also qualifies for last week's Tag Tuesday Challenge #41, Brown and Another Color. I chose pink!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Elegant Marie Antoinette Paper Shoe #4

Here is my 4th shoe in the series. For more information please visit Terri Heinz's blog. She is the creator of the template and her blog has a wonderful tutorial on how to make these paper shoes:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Elegant Marie Antoinette Paper Shoe #3

These shoes are quite addictive to make and actually not as hard as they look. If you'd like the template please let me know via posts and include your email and I'll send you a copy.
Update: Here is the link to Terri Heinz's blog which features the templates and a great tutorial on how to make these shoes:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Elegant Marie Antoinette Paper Shoe #2

My second shoe for the Marie Antoinette Elegant Shoe Swap. This time, very French. The papers are flocked so they feel like velvet. The tutorial and template by Terri Heintz can be found here:

Monday, March 1, 2010

Elegant Marie Antoinette Paper Shoe #1

Here are 3 views of the first of 4 shoes that I'm creating for a Marie Antoinette Elegant Shoe Swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group on Ning. This paper shoe is 8" long by 2.5" wide and filled with antique lace and trim from Flights of Fancy Boutique (my favorite on-line trim store). Some of the antique lace was hand-tatted by my Maternal Great-Grandmother. I wish my Grandmother was still here to see it. She'd love to see what I'm doing with all the lace and trim she gave me. I managed to charm myself today...I've never made anything like this before. Stay tuned...three more different shoes to come shortly.