Tuesday, February 2, 2016


This year I have been participating in several swaps, some of which I shared in my last post.  I want to share with you the fun items I received in return as well as some others!

For the Mythical Creature swap I had sent the Fairy Queen (shown in my previous post) and in return I received Venus!

This was the fabulous tag.

and this was inserted (see top of tag) and included some information about my partners family.  It was very special!

For the ATC swap using diecuts I sent this - 

and in return I received this fabulous fairy - 
This holder was amazing and she also included a batch of diecuts and goodies!

Here is the ATC out of the envelope.  
The attention to detail is incredible.  I always struggle working small - I am much more suited to 12x12 layouts but I am working hard at this size by playing in ATC and Pocket Letters.

Next I will share the layout I created for Scrapping Everyday Miracles 
February layout sketch.

Here was the sketch I worked from-
which I chose to rotate 1/4 turn clockwise.

Here is my layout - 

This layout was In Memory of a very special lady, Teri Ingersoll,  I met her last year at Robins Scrap Nest Bee Happy Bee Scrappy Crop at the Carlisle Inn.  A few days after returning home Teri passed away suddenly the day after her 56th birthday.  She had long term health issues all her life but it is still way too young to pass.  (Last year was a hard year for young people - I lost several friends and family members in their 50's.)  She was so sweet.  Here she is holding an Eiffel Tower made for her by Cassondra Gloden of Infinity Engraving.  

And while we are thinking Eiffel Tower I also did this cute little tag - 

Next I am sharing a Pocket Letter I created about my current state - Delaware for a swap of all the states.  It will go postal tomorrow and in return I will receive one from Kentucky!

I also did a few is one for an 'All About Me' challenge at Paper Doll Trading.

And this was done 'just because' so that I could use the fun Cheery Lynn die that I had just received!
I am going to share this over at 
Word Art Wednesday in challenge #218.

Here's another swap item - this time for another Valentines Day swap this time at 
Paper Doll Trading.

I think this about covers the bulk of my recent artistic ventures.  Hopefully there will be more again soon.  

Sorry this took so long since my last post! 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please leave a comment to let me know what you thought and that you were here!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


I can't believe it has been a month since my last blog post.  Moving has really taken a toll on me physically, mentally, emotionally and creatively.  I am still in boxes floor to ceiling as the living space promised to be 900 - 910 square feet and turned out to be 812.5 square feet.  Nothing fits. And I made the huge mistake of allowing a man to assist in packing (the same one that insisted that the living space was 910 square feet when I said I knew my furniture coming out of an 850 square foot apartment was not going to fit in there!) - food mixed with cleaning goods, shoes in separate boxes (yes one shoe in one and it's mate in another)! So you get the picture...  I have furniture in the hallway and basement.  And it has been near impossible finding anything.  I have had to replace so much because I still can't unearth things from the mass of chaos.

I was able to locate a small sampling of my creative supplies and was able to work on some doll projects for some swaps I am in as well as for a project I have wanted to start since the summer.

First for the swaps - 

This tag is for a swap in Addicted 2 Paper Dolls with a couples Valentine theme - 

Next a tag for a Mystical/Mythical Creature swap over at Paper Doll Trading

This is my Fairy Queen.  The Fairy Queen was a figure from folklore who was believed to rule the fairies. Based on Shakespeare's influence in English-speaking cultures she is often named Titania or Mab.

I also have created a few dolls that I have not decided yet how to mount.  I may put them in an art journal or on an altered canvas after I do a few more.

The first is inspired by Erte's Alphabet Lady.  

my inspiration
                     goache 1968                         bronze sculpture 1989

The next was inspired by Erte's Rose Dancer.
serigraph                                               bronze sculpture

And my library time is nearly up so for now I will say farewell!  Hopefully I will be able to create a bit more this evening and share again soon!