"May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your windowpane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you."
I love the image above and use it often when doing something for St. Pat's Day. I recently did a charm swap with a St. Pat's Day theme with my Art Charms Group on Yahoo and used this image along with some of my other favorites. Each charm could be no more than 1.5" long, so I resized the images to 1" and did an image transfer process to create each charm.
Here are the charms I received . . .
Top Row, L-R: Charm by Denise Mitchell, Elaine Paullus, Bella Richey, Bella Richey, Kerri Creasy, and Mary Higby. Bottom Row, L-R: Bev Breisinger, Linda DeWitt, Kathleen Leanna, Donna Butcher, and me.
Another one of the Art Charm swaps I participated in this past month was a "Color" Swap with the theme of Green/and Gold. It was perfect for building a charm bracelet along with the St. Pat's charms.
Here are my charms:
and the charms I received . . .
Top Row, L-R: Charm by Bella Richey, Bev Breisinger, Mary Higby, Donna Butcher, Kathleen Leanna, Kerri Creasy, Kathleen Leanna, and Leanne Olsen. Bottom Row, L-R: Bella Richey, Pam Hartman, Leannne Olsen, Denise Mitchell, Pam Hartman, K. Carroll, Denise Mitchell, and K. Carroll.
The Tattered Florals is one of my favorite dies, and I have used it alot! For making art charms I use the smaller flowers on this die and cut them out of shrink plastic. I love the results! Below is my submission to Tim's challenge. I made it as a tribute to my mom on Mothers Day last year.
Be sure and check out this gorgeous tag and tutorial on Tammy's blog.
Picket Fence Felt Stamping by Tammy Tutterow
"A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year."
"One little star on the top of the tree,
Two little presents underneath for me,
Three silver ropes twisted around the tree,
Four colored lights shining prettily,
Five shining balls flowing silvery.
Oh, what a sight for us to see!"
This is one of my favorite Christmas trees. The tree is from a Westrim Crafts kit (out of production). I've always loved it because the tree branches are beaded. If I remember correctly, some ornaments were included in the kit.
This doll was made by the same artist to represent my youngest daughter, Tammy. The tree skirt was made by Ann Simon--the "Raggedy Andy" was painted and decorated by me. I don't remember who made the blue teddy bear, but it was completely handmade and sewn together with the tiniest stitches.
Several of the ornaments were handmade by friends Connie Nanney, Linda Conklin, Vickie Strohm, and Marsha Kensinger. The ornaments, tree skirt, toys, and dolls all represent such wonderful memories.
Timeless Treasures Class
December 20, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
This months class is a Christmas banner featuring sparkly snowflakes, brightly colored old-time images, and my favorite word: "Joy". This will be fun to make and a great decoration to hang over the fireplace--or give to someone special. See more images, and get more info on the Scrapbook Generation Blog, or call the number above.
Supplies list: Craft mat--Distress Inks & Blending Tool--paper cutter--scissors--favorite adhesive(s)--foam dots--pencil and ruler. This class will require a fast drying, strong adhesive like Zip Dry. We will be also using Christmas Red Stickles, and Inkssessentials Glossy Accents (by Ranger). Please bring them if you have them.
Optional Supplies: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Antique Linen, and Antique Gold Rub 'n Buff.
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