Saturday, August 28, 2010

ATC Swap for August - Yahoo Group

From top left:
Kris Dickinson, Alice Hyde, Michelle Carrier;
Laura Carson, Connie Camp, Gina Atkins;
Julia Ziemann, Heather Robinson, Wendy Robinson.

Such lovely work.  Thanks so much gals!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

ATC Swap - Royal Marie

I created these ATCs for a swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art. 

Theme Thursday - Vintage Men

***please click on picture to see the details close-up***

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cemetery Statuary ATC Swap - VPI Yahoo Group

My ATC is the top one and the lovely cards I rec'd are from left:

Lynn Stevens, Hope Clinchot, LuAnne Boyce;
Teri Chinen, Kim Smith, Ingrid Pomeroy.

Thanks so much ladies for an amazing swap!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Marie Antoinette Masquerade Ball/Party Shadow Box

I created this shadow box for a themed 1/1 swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art.  We had several themes to chooose from and I chose "Masquerade Ball".  This was so much fun to make.  The box is approx.10.5" x 5.5" x 2.5" with an opening flap.  I chose to do a black and white color scheme (like the masquerade ball in "Amadeus").  I will be sending this to Melanie Hall.

I hope to complete a similar shadow box for myself to keep but this time with a "Halloween Masquerade Ball" theme.  ~~~Coming soon to my "A Nostalgic Halloween" blog.~~~

Monday, August 23, 2010

ATC - Daisy Buchanan/The Great Gatsby

I created this ATC for a private monthly swap at Yahoo...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Embellish It

This theme was open to interpretation and I chose to do minimal embellishment with an asian flair.  Please visit  to see all the wonderful submissions this week.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

4" x 6" Gothic Arch - Marie Antoinette Swap

***Please click on the pictures to see the details close-up***
The theme of this swap was to incorporate a peacock into your arch.  He is the mascot at Marie Antoinette Mail Art and his name is Pierre Paon.

The top arch is mine and the three gorgeous arches I received are from Roxie Morrow, Michelle Carrier and Terri Gordon.  Such happy mail!  Thank you gals for a wonderful swap!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sophie at 5 1/2 Months

I've been getting emails as to how Sophie is doing so I thought I'd post a current picture of her.  Here she is at 5 1/2 months old.  She is a smart little pup...already house trained and has learned to sit and fetch.  **Sophie is a Cavachon (Bichon Frise and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix)**

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Past Loves

This week at Mixed Media Monday the theme is "Past Loves".  Not old flames but something you used to love to do and haven't done in a long time.  I used to make quite a bit of jewelry at one time.  I haven't touched my bead stash in years and I also needed to make charms for a swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art so I spent the day making charms for the swap and also made this charm bracelet for myself.  I spent all day working on 36 different charms...this is just a small sample of my work.

Thanks for a great challenge.  It was nice to break out the needle nose pliers again.  Please visit:  to see all the lovely art this week.