Monday, November 10, 2014

It has been a year.....

...I finally got a creative urge!
The first of October I told my boss that I needed a challenge. Within a short time she was pulling out some of her treasures that she had been wanting to frame. 
I choose her cat picture and a puff of fur to transform into a memory box.
Today of all things I dug right into doing it.
I surprised...myself and looking forward to the urge to go on!
Paper by: My Minds Eye
Dies: Sizzix and Spellbinder
Dome by: EK Success
Letters: Quick Kutz

LM#216 Remembering someone special
Posting to Frosted Designs:
White Space Challenge
Posting to Paper Wings Productions:
November Challenge

It feels good to be back!
Tootsie

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Inspiration to a Happy Halloween....



Halloween started back in August for me. A watercolor artist came into the store that had Halloween pieces to frame for the “Art Walk” we have every 2nd Saturday of the month at my work place….Old Town Framing. 
I totally got into the pieces and they were mine to frame, what fun it was. 
By the 2nd week in Oct. they were displayed.

Well….during the framing period I was inspired to do what I have wanted to do since the last time I "brought out the witch in me" back in 1985!
I got organized…gathered my whimsical embellishments 
and made pumpkins to start with.
 




Then I was off to better things…creating the witch I have longed for almost 30 years! I was off to my dear friend Trisha's house to create with other gals...
 whatever we had our hearts set on. 
For me it was my Witches Staff and what a beauty it turned out to be….


 Within the next week I ordered a hat...it was nice but it needed personality...
then again….I created!!!   
Oh Yes Dearies what a fine gem it is!!!
 





















A Lantern was in order and I had a old outside porch light that would do the job....it was off to creating again...oops! No finished picture for it is a work. I will edit this once it is posted.

well, I could make one with local scotch broom and a stick…then….
Research began on the PC…and there it was!!!!!
 


























Then there was the task of trying to find a broom....I thought it through....
A dream of a ride!! I got one for me and one for Lili for she and her sister will need to join me next year. I found our rides...on etsy you can find, Samatha Prichard out of Eugene, Oregon, all handmade with shop name of Broomchick, you can find her at: BROOMCHICK. She has all types including every day use brooms and believe me I will never buy another broom other then these again!

I was then set...just a little bit of make-up and wala....
WITCH TOOTSIE
 ....appeared and so did Reba Owen just in time for a picture before the Trick-or-Treating was about to begin.
Soooooooooo..................many children!!!!!!!!!!
I Loved them all but the Good Witch that I am I have my favorites!

My dear Lilian, Vivian, Ethan, Kayla, Addy and KiKi and I believe I saw a few more that I could not be sure of....



FUN oh what fun I had and I think that the children enjoyed me for they had nice things to say and so did the parents and Grand parents.
My heart got filled with Glee from the good energy. The children were great although there was 1 medium child that ...well needed some potion of goodness!
Auntie Rissa came as Autumn Fairy, she won the best handmade adult costume that I saw....this is she with me on commercial in Astoria...
The best handmade kids was this boy as a robot...

 I am very ready for next year although there are potions to make and a few other items that can be created....like I need a parking spot for our brooms!!!!


Until then may your heart follow your dreams and desires and create it!!!

Submission to: Sassy Cheryls SHOW ME # 133 Were the digi art has just the right theme to art out with!
Also subbmission to: "DIY Show Off" 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Vintage Suitcase makeover...


In the makings....from Start....




This is my first time to recover a suitcase so thinking through the steps was a challenge and I love a challenge...as long as it's FUN!
I used paper from Dots n Doodles in Astoria, Oregon....
a excellent place to get all your art supplies and the knowledge shared to help you through a project is great.
I crocheted the flowers and the other supplies are from my years of stash!! 
It took hours to do and I expect it will if I did it again although the steps would come easier as I go. 



Finished!
I plan to put this piece up FOR SALE! 
All interested... you can comment here.
I am also submitting to : 
SASSY CHERYLS Show Me #129
...for the Love of digi images....you need to check these out!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Its time to retire...

...here is my take on retirement on the coast of Oregon.
Submission to:
The place were I go to get inspired! 
Busy with work, home duties and about to start School Bus Driving....Wow! 
No retirement for me!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pink Flamingos....


...find a home. 
The story goes like this;
 A group of friends have the idea that when one of them go on vacation they get the Pink Flamings in their yard while they are gone... Well I like the idea although my vacation is at my home....so...there they are....on vacation at my home.
So....when family and friends want to come see me...I will be on vacation at...My Home!

It has been 24 years living at the end of the road and dealing with dust that comes from above where it is not paved!
Well...there is hope!
Just the other day the road got paved...we are dust free!!
Thanks to the Clatsop County Public Works
WOW what a change!

Friday, June 28, 2013

And the Girls can Dance...

This is Vivian, Lilians sister whom is 8 yrs. old.
They are both in dance this year.
Lilian is with Tess Rund a cousin that is a senior this year
and will be heading to University of Oregon in Sept.


Here are a few NEW CARDS made by: 
Tootsie @ Paper Bagley for Old-Town-Framing-Company in Astoria, Oregon. 
Come in and see all the new cards, 
 the new look of the store...
and purchase one of just a few Regatte posters that are left for sale.

This submission is for : Sassy Cheryls SHOW ME! # 124

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Crocheting the unfinished...

 The plan was to start this project and one other, while I was recovering from the knee surgery.....
well better late then not at all.
 I got it done today with a bit of help from Custom Threads in Astoria, Oregon
On Wednesdays from 1 to 3 they have a "Knit-n-Stitch" where we meet to visit, help and get help from all the talent you are within.
This submission is to:
Here is where I get my digi art....check it out!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

What a good life...in memory of you...

Scroll down...a addition has been added to this post

"Ollie"
 Orlander Phillander Lewiston Francis Bagley
 Passed:  Jan. 13, 2012
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Ollie was the monitor of the neighborhood 
Guardian for what was his...faithfully
A little guy with a big heart...
 that did not put up with the big guys.
He will be missed greatly by all that Love and knew him
I've heard once you die
every Dog you once knew
or ever loved
runs toward you to say HI!
That made me incredibly happy
My baby face, child and Dear Friend...
I Love You...see ya later...I'll bring a treat
Love YOU,
Mom, Doug
Chris, Ian, Malia
and your faithful friend...Lilly

It has been a year now ...

Cheryl Grant Alger is a digi artist that I have been following and posting on Sassy Cheryl's Blog
Her art inspires me often and this time 
I bought her original colored piece called: 

 Better than a thousand words, are the moments I spend with you!

This inspiration lead me to a picture of Lili and Ollie ...

 ...and then to create from my heart and memories...

 ...Ollie loved to sit on the bank, over look the acreage and ward off the deer or whatever came on his property! 
I miss his greeting me at the driveway, barking at me at 5pm for dinner, waiting for the work bye-bye then running to get his blanket and so many others.
 
Submission to:

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