Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year, 2011!

I will be taking a short break.  Please have a safe and happy New Year and I will return in 2011 with more Nostalgic Collage art. 

As my New Years gift to you, please feel free to save and use this vintage postcard from 1912.

All my best, Kris

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Marie Antoinette Christmas Stocking

This altered, stuffed stocking was created for a friend.

Monday, December 27, 2010

December ATCs - Private Swap

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

(**Please click on picture to see all the details close-up!**)

A  lovely set to end the year.  Thank you ladies! 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Vintage Santa ATC Swap - VPI Yahoo Group


From Top Left:  Wendy Robinson, Linda Giese, Alice Hyde;
Becky Loyall; Gina Atkins; Teri Chinen.

Such a lovely, festive swap.  Thank you ladies!

~Merry Christmas Everyone!~ 

Fancy Stocking by Holly Moore - My Secret Santa!

Holly made this exquisite stocking for me and filled it full of beautiful goodies!  It was a marvelous surprise.  Thank you so much Holly, I love it! 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Marie Antoinette Secret Santa Stocking Swap - My Stocking

Here are four views of the gold stocking I embellished and filled for a Secret Santa Swap at Marie Antoinette Mail Art.  Rella Gauthier was the recipient of this stocking.

The Ornament is an embellished tin shrine with Marie inside. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

ATC - Winter Confidential

I created this ATC for our monthly swap group.

Lauren and Sophie

Here are my two girls.  Lauren and Sophie

This is Sophie.  She is in my studio and ready to steal something from my work table.
She is our 10 month old Cavachon puppy.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

ATCs by Laura Carson

I received these beautiful ATCs from Laura Carson.  Mona is a working clever!  Thank you so much Laura, they are all amazing.  You can find more of Laura's work on her blog:

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My First Digital Card!

Ok..I finally did it.  I opened my "My Digital Studio" by Stampin' Up! and ended up playing with it all weekend.  Here is my first all digital card.  The ribbon and charm are the only things that aren't digital.  These images are new from Stampin' Up! and will be available January, 2011.

This took me approximately 1 hour.  I could have stamped this in 10 minutes but it's high time I learned to do some digital work.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Bit of Spring in Winter

All images by Stampin' Up!

~Available January, 2011!~

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gingersnap Creations, GC81 - Snowpeople

I love snowmen and here are a few of my favorite snowmen stamps.  To see the details close-up, please click on the picture.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Paper Doll Marie Antoinette by Lisa Hessabi

Here is the beautiful paper doll that Lisa Hessabi created for me in a 1/1 swap at Marie Antionette Mail Art.  She looks perfect perched in my tree.  Thank you so much Lisa, I love her.

Christmas Marie ATC Swap - Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group

The top ATC is one of mine and the group are:

From top left:  Debi Huntsman, Laura Carson, Terri Gordon;
Wendy Robinson, Frieda Oxenham, Holly Moore.

Thanks ladies for an amazing swap.  I love them all!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Think Monday Think ATC TMTA - Round / Gingersnap Creations #82 - White Glitter

The theme this week is Round.  I created this little Sugar Plum Fairy with a very large, round Plum Pudding.

This is also my ATC for A Very Vintage ATC swap at VPI Yahoo Group.  ~AND

My White Glitter submission at Gingersnap Creations #82:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Marie Antoinette Christmas Gothic Arch Swap

One of my arches...
(**please click on picture to see arches close-up**)
From Left:  Holly Moore, Michelle Carrier, Debi Huntsman

Thank you ladies for a beautiful Christmas swap! 

Theme Thursday - Winged People

Collage Image by Moonlight Journey:

Monday, December 6, 2010

ATC - Angels Everywhere

I created this ATC for a swap at VPI Yahoo Group

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Our Christmas Tree for 2010

Here is our tree for this year.  The picture doesn't show it but it really sparkles.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Dollar Days at Moonlight Journey!

For a limited time the ladies at Moonlight Journey are offering 6 different collage sheets for $1.00 each!  Lynne and Becky have outdone themselves creating beautiful holiday images.  You can find more information here:

May your season be beautiful and bright!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Marie ATC Swap - VPI Yahoo Group

~Entire Group~

This is the last Marie Swap for 2010.  More to come in 2011.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Believe

Vintage image by Moonlight Journey:

Moonlight Journey 2011 Calendar, December

Moonlight Journey has just released their images for a 2011 Calendar.  I simply printed off the image and month, mounted to designer papers, embellished and it's done!  I plan to use a Zutter Binds It All to finish when I have all 12 months done.

Size:  10.5" x 6.5"

You can find the images for this calandar at Moonlight Journey:

~Makes a great gift!~