Wednesday, September 23, 2009

100th post!!!! Giveaway of a Glorious Nature....

I can't believe it, but I've posted 100 times, now!!! I'm so happy to have you come and hang out for a bit in my tiny little corner of the blog-o-sphere, that I am having a giveaway. I don't have it all together yet, because I keep adding and adding to it, but trust'll be glorious. So, from now until, oh, let's Wednesday, leave a message on THIS post (yeah, my 100th post!!!) and I'll draw a name next Wednesday, the 30th. 'kay???

Well, it seems that Blogger got over her PMS issues from yesterday and behave rationally and obligingly and let me post pictures. (not that I condone always blaming it on those raging female-type hormones...I HATE it when men do that!!! "Oh, you MUST be PMS-ing," they say, when, really the reason you're pissed is because they left the toilet seat up AGAIN for approximately the 147, 529th time. In a day. Know what I mean??? Sure ya do.)

So, here are some of the pictures from the Prayer book. If you want to see all of them, just hop over to Flickr.

The cover. Isn't it so sweet? It's only 2 3/4" x 4 1/2". Little.
I LOVE to stuff a book full and have it spilling out all over the sides. I don't have any idea why that makes me so happy!

Also, I just posted some of these darlings on my Etsy. They are such a pretty peachy-pinky color. Peachy enough for fall/Halloween crafts but pink enough for everything else, too. I (heart) these! AND, of course, there will be several bunches included in the 100th post Giveaway of a Glorious Nature...oh YEAH!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to leave a comment to be included in the Giveaway!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Prayer book spine

Prayer book spine, originally uploaded by littlejunkshop.

I found this lovely little ivory colored Common Prayers and Hymns at the Salvation Army, and just knew it would be the perfect altered book.
The pages had already fallen out, so it wasn't like I'd be racked with guilt and going to hell in a handbasket for tearing the pages out of a religious book.
I knew it would be the perfect place for my vintage prayer cards.
And it is.
Oh, by the way...this is my 99th post. For my 100th post, I'll be doing a giveaway. A big, fun giveaway.
You'll definitely want to check back for that one.

edit: Blogger is PMSing, and wont let me upload pictures today, so I posted this from Flickr. Go there if you'd like to see more pictures of this book, otherwise, I'll try posting more of them tomorrow. Hopefully, Blogger will be in a better should have chocolate and a bath. That always works for me.

Monday, September 14, 2009

New painting

I am just beginning to redo my room. I am going to get rid of the heavy, dark HUMONGOUS furniture and prettify it all up for myself.
My inspiration for the room is the vintage hand stitched wedding ring quilt a family member made that I use on my bed. I adore the fuschia/lilac-ish color in it, and that's what I wanted to pull out in my new painting, and I'll plan the rest of the room around it. So, here it new painting, and the start of my new room (more updates to come in future months about the redecorating...because it will take months, I'm sure!)

I used the quote by Emily Bronte again. I don't think I'll ever get tired of it: "I have dreamed in my life dreams that have stayed with me and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind"

Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring again. I LOVE her...

I can no longer collage birds inside their cages. It feels like they're trapped and imprisoned. They need to be free...

Four eggs, of course representing my four sweet girls...and a close up of the hand painted cherry blossoms (a first for me...what do you think, honestly?)...

Switching gears...look at this beauty:

I found out this morning (on Rose Garden Romantic...thanks so much, Michelle!) that St Joshua is having a giveaway on his blog. The deadline is tonight, so scoot on over and leave a post to be entered to win one of his FABULOUS rings! I love them!!!
Have a wonderful day, all! I'm off to play..I mean Paper Muse!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

OOPS...I forgot this one!

I made this journal page at Tiffany's on Wednesday. We had a girls day with Kathy, and, oh MAN, did we all need it!! We had fun and laughs and a little gutter know...everything a girl needs to cheer up! Plus, we all got down and created some fun art. Here's a pic of me and Tiffany in her fabulously shabby studio (she's the one standing, hugging my neck...Isn't she adorable?)(and, wow! do I need a bang trim, or what??)

This is what I made, a page titled "altered behavior"

Thanks for looking!

Whats Black and White and Red all over???

My new journal page, that's what!
Make your own happiness! I'm trying really hard to follow this advice...In hot pursuit of happiness...
(totally went back to my scrapbooking days for this page. Fun acetate stars, hearts, flowers and swirlies, a glass glitter heart, some vintage and scrapbook papers, and, you guessed it...a packing tape transfer from the newspaper a few days ago.)

Friday, September 4, 2009

As promised...

As are a few pictures of some projects made with packing tape transfers. The first is a journal page. It says "some days she feels empty". Its made with vintage wallpaper, transfers and a vintage picture.

The cages are packing tape transfers:

Here are two transfers I made and just stuck on a vintage pocket calendar page. I LOVE the bird one!

The following two are ATCs made with a transfer of clouds:

Thanks for looking! Have a lovely weekend!