Saturday, April 23, 2011

A New Toy

I have finally found something that I can comfortably do with my neck brace on. I am so excited. The things that I usually do all require me to look down to make cards and such. Well my neck brace realy puts a crimp in my creativity. I have realy gotten to where I am so tired of playing computer games that I could just scream. I had my chaufer (roomate ;P ) drop me off for a visit at Mrs. Oleary's in old town. I love that place. I fell in love with Mrs. Oleary's when I came here on vacation about 18 years ago before we moved here. I absolutely fell in love with the place. Sadly, I do not go there any where neer as much as I would like to, especially this year since my health has been so bad. Anyway, I found a new toy while I was there. Something, I have been wanting to try. Not to expensive. I got a Kumihimo braiding disc. Just the foam disc. It came with instructions for a simple 8 warp braid. That was yesterday. Today I have 2 necklaces and 2 bracelets done. Well, mostly done anyway. I did complete my first necklace. The others, I have the braids ready to go, but I am leaving the finishing for later when I escape from the confines of the neckbrace. I can't wait to get a chance to try out my new necklace, but that will also have to wait. Ok, so on to the show and done with the tell.The bottom one is my necklace made with a pendant from the Industrial Chic™ collection by Susan Lenart Kazmer. I fell in love with the hand holding the ring the minute I saw it and it has been languishing in my drawer for quite some time waiting for just the right thing to add it to. Now I have a very awsome eye glass holder to wear. Love, love ,love it!

This picture shows theclasp that I used on my necklace. I also made a matching bracelet, that is not finished yet. I am pretty proud to say that that is the first braid that I have made.

This is the bracelet that I am wearing right now. I made 2 knots on the one end so I could just slip the other knot between the 2 to wear it. It had a flash of copper cord in it. I would have made a necklace out of it but I didn't have much of the lime satin cord. Ok, I'm off to learn a new design to try thanks to the internet and the generosity of other creative souls....and I have crops to harvest. LOL

Monday, April 11, 2011

A blast from the past!

I stopped by Blockhead Rubberstamps today and was blown away when I saw a card that I made ages ago on their site with some of my favorite stamps from Taylored Artwork. The next page is another of my cards.  This is the address  to the page with my card-

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Forensic self portrait

I was finally able to play a bit and join in this months Green Pepper Press Street team crusade No. 49 called Forensic Self Portrait. I actually had surgery 2 weeks ago on my cervical spine so I snapped a few pictures of my lovely cervical brace. After I loaded them I made the one shown on this page and gave it a cartoonish look in photo bucket.  I think it looks great with the subject. I used a mini bag to hold one of my tags. I glued the phronology head on top of it. I also searched my drawers of saved stuff and found a heart pouch that I used for my other tags. The tags were colored with distressed inks awhyle ago and were in my tags drawer. The background paper was done a long time ago with walnut inks. I knew it would make a great backround for this piece. I think this was a great project. It will be realy fun to look back on in the future and see how things change. If you click on the title I have a link to the GPP site if you would like to join in. Thanks for stopping by. xoxoxo