Thursday, February 26, 2015

Coquette Kit

Hello Folks!

Today over at Gecko Galz 
we have another one of our amazing kits.

It is titled

This set comes with papers,stamps,ephemera and more...

 Have fun!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Gecko Galz

Do You Feel Springy ???

I Love Spring! The mind boggles at the seed catalogs and the new birds in the yard returning from wherever they have been..Our little southern blue birds are bright and pudgy with little egg filled tummies")

So in the spirit of that I have created a card for you using my Gecko Galz Ephemera
Garden Birds
and some DCWV paper and twine !

Have a really great day! 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

It's all HEARTY over at Simply Betty !!!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

Today I get to feature some amazing digital stamps from


This is what all of us gals did...
We said me,me, Meeee!!! for the Valentines swap in which we then colored one of Bettys AMAZING images!!!

I recieved the

along with my swap partner ANITA BLAKE
This is the Amazing assortment and beautiful box that Anita created for me ...Thank you Anita,
 I LOVE IT!!!

                                       Now go run around and send out some love of your own")

                                                                                
                                                                     Betty Roberts
                                                                     Corinne Jones
                                                                      Iva Youngs
                                                                        RJ Avery 
                                                                    Sharon Lewis
                                                                    Susan Renshaw                                                                                                                                        Christine Garner
                                                                     Sheri Loatwall
                                                                   Rachel Gillham
                                                                     Robin Bogle
                                                                     Tina Keller
                                                                   Maureen Scott
                                                                   Amanda Phillips  you are here!!!
                                                                     Michelle Vata
                                                                     Rio Ford
                                                                     Anita Blake












Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lovin some clay time!!!

Boredom in my casa is unacceptable!!!

What's a girl to do??? 
Hit pinterest/You Tube...something,  anything to inspire and get the funk washed outta my brain!

Soooo imagine my pure glee when I found this amazing lil gal and what she inspired me to do.


Love her")

In the "naked closet" I found an old still packaged Ek success tin from a bagazillion years ago. 

Adding paper and knobs/bling we have a 4" dish ! A compote really ")

Within the dish I added made with my own two little hands some polymer clay fishes...I have to admit that some fish did not survive the transport to their new diggs "( They are only about 3/4" big !

These little fellers were snuggled in amongst the dirt ,rocks and general junk. 
Resin, when the right kind is bought is safe and "unsmelly" Vital to my survival!
I used Castin Craft from Michael's Worked great!
This picture doesn't do justice to how sweet this little guy is") Turns out that filming water is tough !
I have said this before and I will repeat forever, When you get an inspiration...share from whom! We are all in this crafty world together.
Have Fun and Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

It is all about the heart this week over at 

ARTISTIC ADVENTURES
Challenges!
I have also entered these fine challenges,

Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog

The Shabby Tea Room


And to help celebrate that I have made a fun and fancy valentine sucker holder out of our fabulous tassies and hearts


Tassies  can be round, triangular, square, hearty ")  the only sure thing in shape is that all that gets to  become a cone of some sort!! FUN! I attached two of our tassie's  cut outs,  cutting just 1 section of a heart off to make the back of my basket wider than the front. I punched my support holes and placed eyelets, strung with seambinding in "red". Next was my lovely little hearts on a string (twine). These little hearts were so much fun to fussie cut and I loved being able to use some of my DCWV stash in hearty bling.

Come be hearty with us ")  

Monday, February 2, 2015

Birds Eye Blue

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 Birds EYE Blue Welcomes You!


Over at Gecko Galz along with 
this week we are featuring our Steampunk Stamp set
My example, which is 14" tall and too big for the light box ") is made from many little treasures that I have shopped out of my naked closet") Yes... all items to be altered and or used to be altered live in a "naked closet" because they simply aren't decent enough to be seen "P
Too Hoakie ??? LOL
I took 2 of the stamps out of the set and highlighted them with my copics . Fussy cutting is tough but therapeutic for me , quick tip: Use your 1/16" and 1/8" hole punch on those little curves before you cut..it will take a lot of the frustration away. This set includes 25 stamps for 6.00! Wow!
Thanks to Tim I have tons of leftover insert configurations boxes that roll perfect with a dowel and mini bodice as the body. The hand are artparts found here . Gotta love a good collection of stuff. The radio tubes are recovered from the ebay locker as my originals ended up in the hands of pillaging greeds "( .
All that said I think she is wispy with her feathers and industrial with her gears ")
 Have A Great Steam Punk Day!

Now make sure to leave a comment so that I can enter you in my 50.00
STEAMPUNK JUNK
giveaway!
Just a little taste of what can be arriving in your home,more pictures to come ")
sorry for the bad pic, I couldn't get it all in!!!

Everyone eligible no matter where you reside.
Winner to be announced February 15th !
Donna Mundinger...You are the WINNER!!!
CONGRATULATIONS! 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

It's Our Gecko Galz February Challenge!!!

Over at Gecko Galz this month the theme is ....

VINTAGE LADIES
Come join in the fun and see what you can win!

My example today is a card made and re-sized to a 5x7 ephemera sheet titled:
Cute Little Coquettes 
So easy and fun!
Come join us!

Friday, January 30, 2015

My New Years Resolution!!!

Good Friday Morning!!
Okay, okay I know I am about a month late!! Literally!
"LIVING"
But some times...things take time. This year instead of the usual I will lose 50 lbs. ,or hey,! I will swear off chocolate "liar,liar pants on fire" I decided to get down to what I really wanted in this world. Hmmmp thinking, thinking (smell smoke)? The truth is, that since I was a little one laying in the grass spitting out clover because even though they said it was sweet..it wasn't at all. I blame bug poo"P
Anyway....
I never wanted to be anything other than an artist, and maybe a cowgirl once in a while ;) 
So what haven't I done that I need to get too? 
"ENCAUSTICS" 
Stringing The Light Banjo
"Friends Door"
"See Me"


I am so excited to hear what you think! 

Here is where I have used the Encaustic paints, which is a beeswax and oil paint medium,  DCWV newsprint paper stack and burlap!!! Varnish. Old book pages, And you guessed it folks..CLAY! All that know me pretty well know I am a sculptor at heart and clay is just the dimension I need for such a fun pieces! 
I truly hope you enjoy my journey with me and have a great day!
Poppies, because it had to be done ")

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Can You Believe The Time ?

NOT ME!!!


Today I awoke at 8:09...or maybe it was 7:56 who knows!

The truth is we have several clocks around and about our home. Why you ask,? Well because I have a clock fetish....I would say it is a constant panic of knowing the time but it isn't...it is simply I love the look of the numbers in a circle, square or even the melting of the hours that pass by in the day "Thank you Mr. Dali. No one or nothing explains a bad day or moment like the portrayal of your image of time in The persistence of memory 1931. 
  Daylight savings time is battery change time in my household. So off to the major bulk store for one of those super duper packs of double A's and all set. The following Sunday we change the batteries along with adjusting the time. Which has led me to today's post. NONE of our clocks are the same. How can this be? Does our clocks know something we don't ? Is it possible that because our clocks are stationed in different parts of the house that the time is actually a touch off or further ahead in that part of the house? Do we have different time zones?  So now that I have shared this crazy phenomena   I hope that you will forgive me if I am tardy,  as I am still confused 19 times over on what the actual time in my life actually is. 

Have a great day!

Friday, January 2, 2015

My Artistic Adventures Challenge

Happy New Years!!!

Today I am featuring some amazing ephemeral sheets from 


We will be having amazing challenges every month of the new year where you can win some of these amazing collage sheets! 

My example Tag is using the
this 2 sheet set is just right for the New Year



Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!!

Can you believe it?
Another year of creating ahead!!! I am so STOKED!!!

To start my New Year I am going to share some fun challenge kits and collage sheets from


Using the Love Potion #9 Kit

Now you know I love ephemera..I do! It is just my style with all the fussy cutting and glaze & markered detail.
I hope you enjoy and have the best New Year you can have!!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Gecko Galz Christmas Extravaganza!!!

Merry Christmas!

It's going to be a very merry one indeed.

Today I am featuring  my 3 stars of Christmas using the 




Monday, December 15, 2014

It's All About the Tags/Bags/Boxes and BOWS!!!

I am so excited to share with you my example tag made from my


My Tag for our fabulous Gecko Galz Count down to Christmas!!



Layering is the key!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Gecko Galz Winter Wonderland Challenge

Good Morning

Happy December!!!
Today over at Gecko Galz we are having a 


For my example I have a card made from the 


Also on our site we are having an amazing cyber Monday Sale!!

Come join in on our fun!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Getting In On The Holiday How - To!

Today I get to feature some fun and easy tid bits to spruce up your Holiday Home!

Using the Ephemera sheets from 


"Heather Hudson"
Banners are such a nice way to welcome any of your holiday guest.  
I was able to put together this great Banner using these great sheets sold from Artistic Adventures
Follow the sheet names for links to purchase.



Have A Happy Crafty Day!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

IT'S A GECKO GALZ BLOG HOP !!!

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the 17 destination of the
Gecko Galz 4th Annual Blog Hop
If you started here you might want to go back and start at the beginning at the Gecko Galz blog so you won’t miss anything!  
We have 21 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage images, that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to down load, The one here is
"FAIR MAIDENS".
Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is the Kit Club for each month for an entire year. This is exclusive sets for club members which include a paper set, stamp set, and collage images in each set! That is 12 different sets! This is a $144 value!
·        Second prize is the monthly collage sets for an entire year! Each month you will receive all 4 sets absolutely FREE! This is a $96 value.
·        Third prize is all of the individual collage sheets each month for a year, this includes the jewel it sheets! This is a $90 value!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! That will Kit Club Set, 4 individual collage sheets, Jewel it set and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $330!
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 21 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 20 words (one on each blog site except the home site) and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz. This enters you in the contest. On November 3rd we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the Gecko Galz site and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 


 

Your Secret Word is;
MAKE

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Fair Maidens”

 as well as the samples I have made using the images!



Did I mention that the shadow box itself is a new series from DCWV ad the paper is the Newsprint stack from DCWV ...Truly  hands down one of my favorite stacks!

If You missed checking out one of the blogs or want to go through them again here is the rotation

Here is the Blog Hop Rotation

Amanda Phillips (you are here)



                                 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Butterfly in Flight

Hello!

Today I have a nifty little card i made using my 
haunted ephemera 1 & september colors sheets sets

Now I love the blues and greens they are still in style, but today I added a bit of a rusty brown that was found in the butterfly sheet to give it that Autumn flare!

Hope you have a great day! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Because ,Sometimes even a fairy has trouble keeping her wings "

Good Morning Folks!
Today I wanted to show off... 

Mechanical Fairies

I had so much fun creating with these digitals, They lend themselves to all your art doll needs!



I hope you have a fabulous day! 


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scrappers Delight Challenge # 31

This week I had truly a ton of dates run into one another and had a serious case of blog -traffic jam!

So with that said I really don't want you to miss out on the 
Anything Goes Challenge
from


ME and my fellow designers have made some really amazing inspiration examples with our scrappers delight images.
Mine is a bit on the autumn side


How fun! I can just imagine a little fairy world within this pumpkin") 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

School Days!!!

We are having a School Days Challenge 
over at 


and we want you to come play for your chance to win a really amazing prize!

Today to inspire your i have created a 
I (HEART) School Card
using our 
School Days Stamp Set
and a special thank you to
DCWV for the use of their Chalk paper and Fall& Halloween Basics stacks.
 Back to school Days challenges I have entered
1. The Card Concept

Use your white versa to stamp on your chalk paper to get the chalk effect that never erases!

Monday, September 8, 2014

PPinky Doll Challenges #2

Good Morning!

Today is challenge #2
over at 


and it is anything goes with a twist
add a little flower") 
Come see more of what of our amazing team samples, newest releases and we would love for you to get in on the challenge fun! 
I love these images ! Everyone another aweee with amazing, sweet factors thrown in!
The amazing challenges I have entered my card in


My example is 
wee little Gipsy 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

WITCHY WOMAN

Hello and Welcome!

Today I am featuring my art doll I have entitled 

Witchy Woman

I had so much fun creating her and with the amazing packets of fun provided by
I used Haunted Ephemera 2, Coven Paper Pack
&
HP7  Mrs Cobweb, Black Cat, & Other
I just couldn't go wrong ")
Now I want to encourage you to come see us over at the Gecko Galz Blog and join in on the many events we have throughout the month!

                                            Please leave me some love and have a bewitching day !

Monday, September 1, 2014

DCWV BOO BANNER

Happy Labor Day !

Today I am once again hosting over at the DCWV Blog

and I have some exciting extra's!

First let me show you what I made:
Isn't that just too cute too BOO?

Stacks used were 
12x12 Eek-a-Boo 
6x6 corrugated
6x6 fall& halloween cork stack that nifty little bow on the 1st O is made out of that!
81/2 X 11 Fall & Halloween Basics
6x6 burlap stack
Chalk Board Banner and Felt Bat Banner
I was also blessed to be able to use the wonderful and talented images from 
Thank You Chrishanti, you are amazing!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

IT IS PINKY DOLLS 1ST

You got it toots!
Today is the very first ever 

and anything goes!!!

You know I love these images, and the very moment you become introduced you will too! 
Check out the PPINKY DOLLS ETSY

This is LOOK
Isn't she precious! Every digital image is so unique by Chrishanthi. 
Come on over and join in the fun!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sometimes...You color because it is so stinkin CUTE!!!

GUESS WHAT???
I MADE IT!
I am so honored and excited to be a part of this artist design team!
Thank you!

Today I am sharing with you some amazingly cute digi's!!!
Now I know I am a bit of a Digi freak but seriously, these are ridiculous cute! 
by 
Chris Hanthi
And just to prove it!!!

here are some of my colored examples!

This little girly is right
HERE

Come on over and take a look and I guarantee you will not be able to leave without owning a little wee one yourself.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

TEA TIME STAMPS

Hello
I have another fun project using 


Amazing products and today is a unbelievable set of digital stamps!
 At Gecko Galz we sell our stamps in packs of no less than 12- to up to 50 stamps within your pack...
The deals are Amazing! To say the least!
So with out further ado..I made this little tea time card using one of our digitals..I am loving me some birdies!