Monday, January 25, 2010

:-**•-: OWOH One World One Heart Give Away :-**•-:

And the winner is .....
in AZ from Artvisionz


I have two ... count um two prizes to give away ...
and I might just be adding more as we go!
Click on the badge below to find a whole list of giveaways too!

Just hang on to the edge of that magic carpet and have a wonderful ride!


First up.. I have a little terrarium necklace. The little chain hangs on a black cord necklace but it is cut off in the picture. The bottle section of this measures just over an inch high... so it is tiny ... and yes it will stay alive in there. I have had this one hanging here in my office for about two months. I did have to figure out the secret for keeping them alive but that will be passed on to the winner :) The little charm says "Create" and I just thought that was appropriate for this fun little blog party.

I also have a selection of unmounted rubber. They were generously donated by Scroll Works Rubber Stamps my DIL little online store. Also visit her blog as she is running a blog candy giveaway too ... so leave a comment and you could walk away with one of these great prizes!

Leave a comment to win and don't forget a contact email or link so I can notify the winner :)

I am working my way down the list as well so if I haven't been to your blog yet ... I will get there :))

Weight Watching Bott

If you watch my blog you already know that my hubby made some little robots for our "guy" gifts at Christmas. I say "guy" gifts but really most of the wife's were claiming them too :))... Anyway I have been encouraging him since and he has just been building the cutest little robots. I just had to share this one. Every time I look at her I think "do these pants make my butt look big". Also if you push on the little weight tray the head will bob. I would love to keep them all but we live in a very small house. Since we really don't have places to put them all, I have talked hubby into opening an etsy store. He called it Tinkers Warehouse because I am Altered Artifacts and since we are both Warehouse 13 fans he thought it fit. Be sure to drop by for a visit!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Steampunk Bird Workshop!

The amazingly talented Lynn Stevens from Trash To Treasures Art hosted a steampunk bird workshop at her studio yesterday for some of her friends. I can't tell you how fortunate I feel to have been on the list. We had so much fun punking out the wooden bird blanks that she spend hours carving for us! Her hubby spoiled us rotten too! He had mocha lattes waiting for us when we arrived and then when lunch time rolled around he had made us the most awesome soup I have had in a long time! Some wonderful birds were created by all! but I am just going to blog mine because I am sure each one will want to blog about there birds too :)) If you click on the picture it will take you to a larger all sides view.

Valentine Margareta Candle

I know it seems I have disappeared, things have just been so hectic at our house. I still wanted to take time out from catching up on my blog reading to share this little project I did at Artistic Souls. It was Barbs turn to host the project and she came up with this darling Valentine Margareta! We stamped papers and decoupaged them to the inside of the glass. Some of us stamped the outside also. Then we added the beaded trim and I love the chunky glitter on the rim. She provided candies for it to be used as a candy dish but you all know me... those chocolates did not last ten minutes :)) ha! Instead I am going to use mine for a candle holder for a special Valentines day dinner .. shhhhhhhh... don't tell him :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Marie Antoinette Fabric Collage Wallet

These is a couple examples of what I made for a local Christmas gifts fair. I did wallets, makeup bags, change purses and even key chains. Wow did they sell well. I had saved out several for gifts for friends too. I did not want them to see what they were getting so I had to wait to post. I also posted some to etsy but removed them when they sold locally.

Recently some of my friends were upset that someone had copied my idea... but the whole reason I post my work is so that I can encourage others to create art :) I am truly honored if someone likes what I have done enough to want to create something similar. I like to give a link back and a that would be great but I also understand that blogland is huge and we all belong to the same yahoo groups as well. Sometimes as artists we see something and it gets stuck in our creative subconscious and we really don't remember where we saw it so I understand that too .... now just go create something fabulous!!!
Inka :)