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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

uPCyCLed CHriStMAs!!!!!

candy coated Christmas altered art handmade  upcycled bottles....say that 3 times fast!!For Christmas this year I announced to my fam that I wanted to have a hadmade Christmas this knit-a-holic daughter thought it was a wonderful idea!! In fact, she started knitting away.... The other kiddo's, not so much. Maybe not too concerned w/ what to give as they were what they would or wouldn't get...biggest hang up- electronics- you cannot knit an ipod, you cannot carve a ps3 out of pine. sooo, we shall cOmProMIse!! Mom and dad buy gifts for kiddos, and kid to kid= handmade.

Do me a fun favor and leave a comment with your favorite upcycles and or handmade gift idea! Christmas altered bottle now in my etsy shop!!

Have yourself a merry handmade upcycled Christmas!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Candle, Christmas, and a baldy baby ;)

a favorite challenge...Sunday postcard art (this week-candles), a favorite Christmas song, and my new favorite things to create...baldy babies...stay tuned for more!

Monday, November 21, 2011


Here it is.... my very own little corner of a Somerset Studio Magazine... Page 46 of Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2012! I have loved Somerset Studio publications for years, I save issues and look at them over and over! One day last April I recieved an email form Jennifer Jackson, one of the editors. She had visited my sundappled etsy shop and asked me to submit 2 pieces for publication....and here they are page 46! Giddy as a school girl am I...about my little 46!!

oh..and PS! I have similar pieces to these listed in my sundappled etsy shop, and much more...please come visit!!
oh...and PPS! Please visit...and like if you would like ;) my sun dappled nest page on facebook!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art Challenge:Poppies and Remembrance Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Click Here Sunday Postcard Art to see more poppy & remembrance day pieces!


Came across a wonderful challenge Crazy Amigo Challenge creating a piece of altered art with swirls. Well, how exciting for me...I am in the process of completing an entire altered book "Count it all Joy" ( taken from the book of James) and each page is decorated with..can you guess...swirls! Here is the page I have chosen to show for the challenge...and this post can double as a sneak peak of the book! Click on the crazy amigo link to see other artists swirly works!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Little Bo Peep, and her sheep...shabby chic ;)

Have not been able to do any altered art challenges for some time, so happy to get back to it! Here is my entry for two challenges, a vintage collage/ memories, shabby chic postcard for Three Muses challenge (vintage collage/memories) And SPA (shabby chic postcard). My version of childhood tale, Little Bo Peep. Have always loved the shabby chic style, pretty, pinks, but delightfully imperfect :). Please take a moment to view all the entries on these blogs,all the creativity and unique takes are wonderfully inspiring!!