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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Saturday, March 31, 2012

A star is born........

Here is my daughter in the Annual 7th grade Talent Show 
at her middle school.

She was so nervous...I can hear her nerves, 
(you may not) but then I hear her singing all the time

Yep, she won first place and she won
 Student choice award (all the kids voted for the act they liked the best).

She did so well that the teachers wanted her to come back and perform at the 8th grade talent show.

I wished I had videoed that performance as she did much better then.

I'm going to burn this one on a CD so I can add it to her scrapbook and she can play it when she gets older.....

Until later shower singers......Gotta take a shower split......TFL!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stop and smell the 'crayons' ?????????????

I have seen similar ones like this all over the web and
 thought I would give it a try.

WOW, super easy to create and lots of fun too!!!!

Who doesn't have broken crayons in their home 
if they have or had children, right..???
Most of the ones I have seen used new crayons. 
 I just couldn't bear to do that.


I can just imagine all the great artwork 
getting ready to flow out of the end of a new crayon. 

So, I gathered up all the broken crayons out of my daughters crayon box (she's a lot like me and prefers new ones too..) and then I picked all the greens and yellows that would fit vertically onto the canvas.

First, I chalked a very informal sky
 then hot glued all of the crayons down 
to resemble grass.

Turned the piece upside down and using my heat gun started to melt the crayons.  I didn't want a solid mass of color, 
but more of a grassy effect. 

Then I punched out some daisy flowers using white cardstock and adhered them to the canvas, after the crayons had cooled off, of course.
Then I glued buttons to the centers of all the flowers.

I'm still debating on whether or not to add a saying to the top or not.  

The whole time I was creating this I was thinking of a lady that I met this week on the movie set....she was also working as an extra. 
We became fast friends and the best part is she lives locally.

I think I will gift her with this creation as a way of reminding her to take time to stop and smell the crayons flowers.

I'm also entering this into the challenge at Jinger Adams blog.
She's gearing up for a new design team.
I know this is not strictly paper, but it gives her a good example that
I'm not afraid to try anything and 
I like to think outside the box(of crayons).

Edited to add:  Sorry but I forgot to tell you that this is a canvas measuring 11" x 14"

Until later, crayonettes.......Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Viva, baby!!!!!

Look at the wonderful goodies that I was sent for being a part of the
 Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team.

Look at all the great rubbah.......

Wow, they are some generous folks and its going to be sooo much fun
being a part of this team for the next 6 months.  

This place in on my bucket list of places to see...
You can click on the link on my sidebar to take you there online store and you can get a stamp from just about every genre......

What happens in Vegas...doesn't always stay in Vegas......

Until later,  showgirls......Gotta split.......TFL!!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Extra....extra......read all about it......

I am currently an 'extra' in a movie being filmed here in Georgia.

I snuck this pic while the film crew was setting up for another scene....
we (the extras) were in the holding area waiting to be called back in.

 to learn more about the movie. 

It's a very interesting experience.... 
I think everyone should do it at least once. 

At first I was placed right behind one of the female leads 
and they did a few run throughs
 of the script and testing out the lighting, cameras, sound, etc.....
The director stopped and pointed at me and motioned to one of the makeup artists and said "Move her and tell her why I'm moving her".
She came to my side and said "Come with me"   
I wasn't alarmed nor did I think I did anything wrong....as they had moved several people around to get better shots of the courtroom crowd.
She placed me a few rows back.  Then told me "The director said that you are over-shadowing the female lead and you are all they are seeing in the cameras." 
I said "Wow, thank you".....she then leaned in and whispered to me .....
"Girl, you are rockin' that hairstyle."

I was grinning ear to ear and that point.... I had to erase it quickly as they were getting ready for another film 
test and run through of the script.
This being a very serious courtroom scene and all.  

It was a very fun and interesting day to say the least. 
 I met some amazing people and a lot of 'professional' extras....
this may be my next career choice ...
if not, at least I added another drop into the 'ol bucket list. 

After this experience it will make you look at the behind the scenes people a lot more.

Until later, Star gazers.......Gotta act split.......TFL!!!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy birthday to me....again!!!

Had a fantabulous birthday and can't wait till next year!!!!

Sorry to a special friend......no gum smacking this year!!!!

Until later, my pressies........Gotta split......TFL!!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy birthday to me!!!


It isn't so bad being 51.... I'm looking forward to many more HAPPY years ahead.

I want to fore warn you that this is what I normally look like....
make-up on, hair done...but..........

this is what I look like without all the smoke and mirrors.....

My wonderful friends surprised me with an impromptu party
 to celebrate me getting OLDer!!!!

Thanks to all of them so much!!!!!  
They made me feel sooooo special that day....
but they make me feel special everyday too!!!!!

Until later, oldies but goodies.......Gotta split......TFL!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Vini Vidi Viva Las VegaSTAMPS!!!!

Viva Las Vegastamps is having a Design Team call.....
I would love to be one of there members. 

They have some of the coolest stamps around. 

Click HERE to purchase stamps
HERE to visit the blog

I don't have many of VLVS stamps, but
I do have a few. 
The tent I stamped on to Kraft paper and then onto DSP.  
Cut out a portion of the tent and added to the kraft.
Using colored pencils, OMS (Odorless Mineral Spirits)
 and a blending stump I added a little 
dimensional shading to the tent.

Sentiments was computer generated.  After printing I cut the cloud out from around the wording on the front.

This is another stamp from VLVS..... isn't she adorable.
Again I used colored pencils, OMS and a stump to bring her to life. 
(inside of card)

As an extra bonus.....
Some of you have heard of Action wobbles, right???
If you haven't you need to check them out.
I added one to the back of the tent to adhere it to the card.

It's actually ROCKIN'

Brings a new meaning to "Happy Camper".

Rock on out of here and check out Viva Las VegaStamps!!!!

Its on my bucket list to visit the actual store in Vegas one day.....
Let's hope I make it before kicking said bucket.....

Until later, Happy campers..........Gotta rock split........TFL!!!!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Drink???? Anyone????

We made these for our scrapbook group.
  We have 20 women and each one has their
 own initial underneath our group logo.

I used vinyl and cut the white initial using Kate's ABC's 
and applied it to the tumbler first.

Then, with black vinyl I created our logo using 
Wall Decor & More and my Gypsy.

left view

 right view

BBTB2 blogs challenge for this week is monogram. 
I think this would fit into that category.

Until later, sweet-teas.........Gotta split.......TFL!!!!!

Sock monkey......

Hope you enjoyed this short tutorial.

Glass etching is so easy and quite a "WOW" factor. 

Everyone can't believe that you actually made it yourself.

Hope you give it a try and if you have any questions you can email me
or leave me a comment with a way to contact you and I'll get back 
to you lickety banana split 

To purchase your vinyl I have a link near the
 top of my sidebar over there ----->
Expressions Vinyl !!!

Until later monkeyettes..........Gotta swing split.......TFL!!!!!