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Thursday, August 16, 2012

More Pictures of the Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival

This year the Missouri Botanical Garden hosted a very special event called Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic By Night. It is the first event of it's kind in the United States and has attracted visitors from all over the country.The planning for this event took over three years and is staged to celebrate the completion of a 25 year effort to record the diverse plant life of China in a multi-volume publication called the Flora of China.

Many artisans traveled from China and spent months constructing these larger than life lanterns from steel frames, silk, medicine bottles and dinnerware. They are absolutely amazing! I feel very fortunate to have seen this exhibit in such a beautiful setting as the world renowned Missouri Botanical Garden. Hope you enjoyed seeing these photos of the festival.

Have a blessed day,

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mail Art

Some of my out going Art Mail. I used a variety of products, including Faber Castell's Gelatos, Pitt Pens, Aquarelle Pencils and Brush Markers. I also used some Copic markers on the Owl Envelope.

Journal Page

A Journal Page I made using some Faber Castell products. I used Gelatos, LOVE THEM!, Pitt pens and Brush Markers. I did some stamping and collage on the painted background.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Hey Peeps! Sorry I have not been blogging for a while, a long while. I haven't made many cards lately but I have been working in my art journals and on mail art exchanges. They are both new activities that I recently started and enjoy very much. Here is a two page spread from one of my art journals celebrating Team USA, especialy Michael Phelps Olympic success. Hope you enjoy seeing something other than cards.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hampton Arts Design Team Announcement

Hampton Arts has just announced their new Design Team members and my friend, Britt, made the team! Yeah! Britt is a lovely young woman with amazing creative talents and I look forward to seeing those talents showcased on the Hampton Arts blog. Check it out here:

Thanks for stopping by today, have a blessed day!


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bella Blvd Challenge Week

Monday's Challenge: Use cute cuts on your project. Here I used the adorable witch from Too Cute to Spook.

Monday's Challenge: Use cute cuts on your project. Here I used the adorable witch from Too Cute to Spook.

Tuesday's Challenge: Use pattern papers from 4 or more collections. Here I used papers from Family Dynamix, Finally Fall, Sweet Celebration and Christmas Wishes.

Wednesday's Challenge: Use pattern paper as an embellishment. I used my Cricut to die cut the adorable cupcake for this card:

Thursday's Challenge: Use border strip paper. Here I used the drinks, music notes and party border strip from the Socialite collection.

Saturday's Challenge: Use punched circles. I chose to punch my circles from the flip side of Volleyball from the Making the Team collection which had a variety of circle motifs already.

Thanks for visiting today,


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

World Card Making Day Blog Hop Winners!

I want to thank everyone who visited my blog during the WCMD Blog Hop and became a Follower. I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave comments.

Now on to the winners:

The winner of the surprise box of crafting goodies is.....

AmyJ Feb 17, 2012 08:43 AM
I am now a follower. I Love your cards especially the animals....tooo cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

And the winner of the Paper Crafts Magazine March/April 2012 Issue is....

Carmen Feb 19, 2012 10.16AM
I'm now a follower. I love the sneakers card- very cute.

Ladies, please email me ( with your full name and address so I can get those prizes out to you. (Remember: Only US adresses are eligible for the prize box due to shipping costs)

Have a blessed day!