Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Things with wings

"Things with Wings" is the new theme over at TIOT. I really wanted to share this beautiful driftwood bird  since it is perfect for the theme, but I have to say aside from having an artful eye and spotting it I really did not create it. The full credit for that goes to Mother Nature for this one. I found it on one of our trips to the beach. It was just sitting there like a bird curled up in the sand.

Isn't it Lovely? 
But of course I cannot take credit for something I did not create all I can do is share it.

Here is my winged project.

My winged themed creation is a mini suitcase box with butterfly tabbed cards.

Now let s see what you create. 
Just head on over to the TioT challenge blog to enter yours and check out all the wonderful inspiration from my team mates. 

Thanks for stopping in and have a lovely day.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

New challenge at TIOT and updates.

There is a new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday and the theme this fortnight is "music". Here is my project:

I created a canvas with a picture of my daughter in her solo costume for her dance to "Buttercup" so many moons ago. If only I could return to those days. For my canvas I used a creamy acrylic for background color then added stamping with fresh flowers and white and yellow paint. Next I stamped some tissue with my Hero Arts music stamp and decoupaged onto canvas. The picture was then added and some black paint scrapings around it and on edges. Finally I added some yellow beads(which I had also used to make her earrings for the costume and some little cloth flowers. 

Now if you head on over to the TIOT challenge blog you can see what my other team mates have created and add your own so we can take a look. Hope to see you there.

So no onto my updates. Well I really must apologize for being gone for so long. I have to say life has pretty much gotten in the way. I have not even had the change to craft much and my days are now filled with work and school related stuff. I have been coaching my daughters team for the Ecybermission and Christopher Columbus science competitions since the early fall and that alone has taken up a lot of time. They have been working on a project involving Diamondback Terrapins and how their nesting was effected by Superstorm Sandy.  If you would like to see more about their project you can visit their blog here. I have also been working at the school here and there along with my volunteer work and oh yeah the foster doggies of course have needed their time.  Finally I have been plagued with illness this winter. It seems that as soon as the boot came off and my foot was healing from the fracture I had managed to wear myself down enough to get the bug going around which started weeks ago with a sore throat then into a lovely cough which I still have. I have to say though at least with the snow days I have managed to clean out my craft room and can once again sit at my desk and try to create although it seems my creative mojo is now on vacation. I am sure it shall return soon and I shall be ready when it does. 
SO that pretty much covers the past months I have been missing. Now that the projects for the girls are submitted there is not as much running around for meetings. They still have some ongoing work caring for the turtles and some fundraising at least until they get the competition results in April. Please with them luck. They have worked really hard and have really done a great job working on things outside their normal comfort zone. If you would like to wish them good luck you can visit their blog here.
We  have managed to get 5 foster doggies adopted out while I was on hiatus. there was Stacey, Marly, Sally(aka Reilly), Abby and Eden. All wonderful little girls who managed to find their loving furever families. right now we have Sadie and Trixie.
 Sadie shown above is our little blind girl although she will almost  have you believing she rally can see they way she runs, plays and adapts to her surroundings. She is a playful pup that has so much love to give if only someone would have patience enough to give her a furever home. 
Trixie is another sweetie. she love to cuddle and sleep a lot. With sore hips she is a bit slower to get around but that doesn't stop her from wanting to play and do doggie things. 
You can get more info about both these girls and many more here at Homelesspawsnj.

Well I think I have taken up enough time for one day. I promise not to be a stranger to blog land anymore and will try to work on getting my crafty mojo back. For now I must run and be off to school.
Thanks for stopping in and have a lovely day.