Sunday, March 22, 2009

Excuse the mess!

Please excuse my mess of a blog while I'm transferring it to a '3 column' template...I'm so excited! But for right now it's a hodgepodge of stuff.

Now on to projects. In my Soul Journal group we are working on mandalas. I was so excited when I saw this prompt because I've mentioned mandalas before (see labels on side bar) and have been curious about them ever since. Here is the beginning of mine:

Below is another page I created. I love the green and black looks so elegant and it was perfect for this vintage photo.

Last but not least...I made this special item for my friend Lisa for her birthday. She's a 'beachy' gal and I couldn't just make her any ole card. So, I thought to myself, "it would be really cool to put her card in a bottle like it was washed up on shore".
So that's exactly what I did! I put lots of little treasures in the sand for her to find...a pink flip flop, gold sun, tiny shells, glass beads. That was a fun project to make and I have a request for another one! Now, if I can just locate another square bottle (that one was from my personal collection), I'll be set!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

GEORGIO GGG / / gingham art

GEORGIO GGG / / gingham art, originally uploaded by lomalakamera.

I'm loving Brigitte Bardot right now!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring is around the corner...



*Smell of HeAvEn*


Friday, March 13, 2009

Marilyn & Ella

Marilyn & Ella, originally uploaded by MsBlueSky.

Marilyn with Ella Fitzgerald listening to jazz at Hollywood's Tiffany Club in 1955.Ella Fitzgerald had become her favorite singer, and when she found out that a popular club had refused to book Ella because she was black, Marilyn took action. Quote from Ella: "I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt. It was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the '50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocomabo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him - and it was true, due to Marilyn's superstar status - that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman - a little ahead of her times. And she didn't know it".

Monday, March 9, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Friends never forget...

Here's some pictures of my latest project. I made cards for some dear friends that helped me out while my little one was sick these past few weeks. They were picking up the slack at work, offering advice, that sort of thing. I am so lucky to have friends, coworkers, family in my life that offer advice and encouragement. It really does take a village nowadays and I treasure those relationships.

Weird picture of all three below...sucky lighting!

Technique: Gather up old dictionary pages, rip them up and distres all sides, sponge on brown ink or stain. Layer them together letting some overlap, then layer on some muslin that was torn into a square, then tulle, then ribbon and other embellishments. I chose to glue everything together, but you can sew the layers if you want to. The flower was really fun to make. Cut 7 circles from sheet music, make them all different sizes. Sponge some color onto pink, blue, etc. Layer them all together and punch a little hole in the middle, put a brad through and close in the back. Fluff and wahlah!!

Speaking of friends never forgetting...we lost a dear loved one (at work) this morning. Mrs. "K" was a treasure to many and she will be missed. Mrs. K, I know you're up there right now with full makeup on, hair done just right, beautiful clothes and shoes and of course a lovely crown...have fun sweet will be missed and remembered always.


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