Tuesday, November 01, 2016
I am back into blogging again, I hope with lots of interesting projects and ideas.
So much has changed over the last few years that I am starting with this post to give you some basic information.
Many of the links that you will see below this post in past posts may have changed or no longer exist. It would take a very long time for me to go back and redo them all so I am starting from this point to give you new links and I will repair and redo what I can, and when I can.
For starters, the Paper Digital Art site aka PDA no longer exists. I have moved some of the content and some of the members have joined me on a brand new site called: The Artist Pivot also known as TAP
Check it out and we would love to have you join if you are interested. It is free of charge!
Many of the tutorials and some of the other links along the left and right hand side may be out dated. Please feel free to contact me to get updated links. Again, I will be changing them as I go along, in an effort to get current and up to date. (I wish blogger had a search and replace button arg)
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Just adding some pics of 2 art swaps I just completed.
A friendship page for the PDA Friendship pages group theme: May Flowers. This is being sent to my swap partner Rosie from Australia, I hope she will enjoy..
The other is an ATC/ACEO artist trading card swap for May theme: magic garden. Now waiting to know who my swap partner will be. Hah for once I am ahead of the deadlines for both projects.
If you would like to participate in swaps like these then come and join us on PDA aka Paper Digital Art
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, November 09, 2012
I sell a ton of these books for art creation, lots of lovely music and illustrations to use for altered art, collage and mixed media. Even the covers are fun to use for art creations.
I know, its a book, but sadly many of these books just end up in the landfill as no one wants to read them or even collect them. So I salvage what I can, and use some myself to give another upcycle life to these books.
But I am not able to use them all so these are for sale, and at some great prices.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Title: Let Music be your Inspiration to Dance
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Well cleaning up the work table with a bunch of new art tags that I created and I am listing in my store today.
I wont bore you with pics of everyone, but will show you a few of them.
Selling at a great price only $2.99 each. Available on my website here
Thanks for looking!
Monday, March 19, 2012
This is a mixed post of items.
I just created a new Asian Paper pack.
This is a fun collection of paper ephemera.
You will find an assortment of Asian Designed Joss Paper and Hell Money
*********Every Assortment is slightly different in colors or different papers************
Plus as a bonus, I will include a collage sheet of 16 vintage reproduction images of Asian women. (Thats over 40 pieces in this pack for art creations!)
Because I made a few of these packs, they are available on eBay , My Etsy shop, and of course, my website!
I sold my last Ephemera 100 pieces lot on eBay and so I made up a new lot. This is also available on E-Bay
And if you like free stuff, I just uploaded 10 new collage sheets to my Free Collage Sheets Blog. These sheets are for you to download to your computer and print and use as you like.
Thats it for this post! Have a very creative week!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Available for purchase on my website
Pkg of 4 Brass Locket Charms
These lovely little lockets are what is known as Vintage New stock - meaning that yes they are vintage, but these not used items. They will have some tarnish and age markings on them.
These hearts are fabulous to embellish your art projects and for creating vintage design jewelry and charm bracelets.
The locket opens up to hold 2 pictures. Each heart measures approx .75 inches top to bottom and side to side.
Sold in packages of 4 hearts as shown in the photo.
They have a hole in the front originally for adding/attaching embellishments on the outside.I have personally used a variety of charms or gems to cover the hole and even small cameo embellishments. See the design sample for an idea of how to use these hearts. Design samples are not included with purchase.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Well finally I was able to have some fun! I went with the gal pals to a weekend scrapbook convention.
I am not much of a "scrap booker" as such, and usually I take my altered art stuff and maybe make a few art cards or collage book pages over the weekend.
I don't often get much done, but I always enjoy the creative time with the gals, the inspiration, of course the never ending food and treats, and the opportunity to purchase mountains of new supplies that I never have time to use.
Yes I did exercise that opportunity.....
This time was no exception when it came time to getting things done.
I always have plans of grandeur and bring mountains of containers of stuff to work on and supplies enough to last an entire year of conventions.
But this time I didn't haul it all into the convention as I usually do, instead I left it all in the van and brought in only 2 containers of stuff.
I worked on my embellished keys, and had sort of a mini class with my friends and they learned how to make some of these keys for their own art creations.
Below are the few keys that I did get made, 12 in total, and I am very pleased with the results, tho had I been as home I most likely would have made about 100 keys over the 2 days. But it would never compare to the fab time I had with the gal pals.
Thanks Gerdie, Lori, Denise, and Miriel for a fabulous fun weekend!
As well thanks to all of the other scrappers there including Pam, and Marie (over 100) for a ton of inspiration and camaraderie!
Thank-you Sharon and staff for hosting this wonderful event twice per year!
I do have about 50 keys that are painted and ready to assemble so I am hoping to have those done sometime this week.
If you would like to see these close up, I have already listed the keys for sale on my website.
Since I was listing stuff today I also managed to create a new category called filigree metal embellishments and started listing my filigree pieces for sale. These are what I use to make my altered keys.
So if you are interested in creating your own embellished keys here is a tutorial I made several years ago on creating them.
I am waiting for a shipment of new filigree pieces and will be listing them as soon as they arrive.
Have a very creative week!
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
I just listed a huge 100+ piece lot of original ephemera from 1900's on eBay with an opening bid of $9.99
There are several bonus offers to the bidders and for increments in bidding.
If you decide to take a chance on bidding and you are the winner, be sure to let me know that you found out about it from my blog and website.
I love blog readers, so you will get even more bonuses(sp?) than what is offered on the auction.
Here are some of the images from the listing: You get everything that you see.
plus of course you (my blog reader) will get even more, I love cramming more into everything I mail.
Click on any of the images to go directly to my auction on eBay. You can see more images and get all the info about what is in the package.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Well I guess it's my bad for not getting back to my blog lately. Gee where does time go? Okay so I finally had a day to pack up everything that is for this giveaway. This is the box packed and ready to close up and address to the recipient.
Hmmmm? Do you wonder who its gonna be?
Drumroll please.......tadum tadum tadum.........
The winner is Ann of Ann's Imagination Creations of California USA
Now I like to wait a day or 2 before I contact them just so that if they are happening about in blog land, it is always so fun when they chance upon their win, so let's see if Ann finds it on her own....
But if I dont hear from her in a couple of days I will contact her, then I will give her 7 additional days to get back to me with her mailing info.
So here is the packed box with loads of "vintage scented" doilies as packing material on the top. These are fab when tea stained or walnut stained to add to your art projects.
Tissue papers, milk pogs, clip art bingo cards ephemera, die cuts, vintage postcards....
Brand new rubber stamp set, lg puzzle pieces, vintage slides,paper doiles, hell money, Joss papers, a pkg of fimo cane, airmail envelopes.....
Collage sheets printed on laser paper, assorted images, stamps, labels, bottle cap images................
wooden domino box filled with beads, a metal tin filled with jewelry bits and baubles, a sandwich baggie of beads, game pieces, doo dads and gew gaws (do you know what a gew gaw is?)
Heres an overview of my table top. The stuff you can't see is ribbons, fibres, lace, flowers, some hand made art stuff, and I did list most of what you will find in the description in the original post. Plus I am sure there are tons of things I haven't mentioned.
So I hope Ann can find a use for some of these items in her crafting, I would love to see some creations from this box.
Thank-you to all that participated in this giveaway. I will be starting a new giveaway very soon and there will definitely be a new twist to the giveaway. Muahahahaha!
Happy Creating everyone!
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Well Happy Anniversary to me as a blogger on the internet for the past 5 years. Well actually its past 5 years by a few weeks. I had put up a counter to remind myself and then didn't even look at it til today. So thats why I am a little late in making a big hoopla over this day! I didn't forget, I just didnt get here to do it.
I haven't been the greatest blogger, I will admit it.
Someone convinced me to do this, and it often has been a struggle. Sometimes I go for months before I make a new post. Yeah I am busy and sometimes I dont know what I want to say. Its not for lack of words or muse, just a sorting process of where I am headed at the time I write.
I am not sure if its an art blog or an advertising blog or a place to rant. Sometimes it is just silliness that gets me to write and then I wonder if you think I am crazy? I mean who reads these blogs anyway?
I would like to say it is about the networking of like minds but in all honesty I really didn't start the follow button until late last year so I cant even give an honest count of who reads this blog.
I do read other blogs and follow many but I probably don't comment as often as I should. Sometimes I will spend an afternoon hopping from blog to blog (usually when I am at work and bored) but then I am what I would call "over inspired" and have too many ideas floating around in my head.
My best blog experiences have been when I spend a half hour speed reading blogs. Then I don't get too much information and can sort through the best blogs. Or sometimes I will just pick one blog and go back reading an entire year from that person. That's often fun and for some of you it may finally explain why I commented on something you wrote 6 months ago.
Sometimes I will read through your blogs and then comment that I was just passing through and say hello. It doesn't mean that I don't have anything nice to say about a particular post but rather just letting you know I was there and had a delightful read.
I find comments get rather redundant and I just like to say I was there otherwise it would be so easy to copy and paste what someone else wrote, is it just me that thinks if I write something similar it just sounds like someone else? How many ways can you say that's lovely, fabulous, gorgeous and beautiful?
Sometimes I go back to a blog wondering why I bookmarked it, only to rediscover you all over again.
Sometimes I just lurk.
Some of you have your follow button right near the top as I do so it is easy to hit the follow button, and for others I just bookmark you in my favorites on my computer.
I am really behind again but I do like to sort blog links by content (I know slightly anal eh?) but when I want to find something or someone it really helps. I think there are about 600 blog links on my computer. (I know slightly weird eh?) I probably have about 5000 links in total in my favorites (Now that's downright scarey eh?) But I do have a very good memory and can usually figure out what I am looking for in good time.
I think I will work on a new method of blog commenting to stand out from the rest so that it really means something.
Ahh now I see a new list to keep track of..... descriptive blog commenting.......
A pause to reflect the above content....
Okay so I just went back to the top and read all of the crap I just wrote LOL...Wow that was a lot of "sometimes" used in the above content eh?
All this just to get to the blog give away? Hah oh well that is what we do to attempt to engage each other isnt it?
Okay so here is the box, you may recognize it from past giveaways, the only thing different is that it says 5 years on it. I like to recycle where I can.
This give away is for the purpose of networking, so I am looking for followers. It's pathetic, I only have 82 followers and I have been blogging for 5 years? I know as I said above I only added the follow button lately and so now I need to make up for lost time.
So in order to participate in this giveaway:
1. You must be a follower up above.
2. You also need to leave a comment
3. You must blog and link or post this giveaway on your own blog(see the little post link on the right hand at the top.
4 & 5. If you facebook or twitter please follow me (see links also on the right) I will also friend and follow you back.
6. Also tell me if you could recommend another person to win this giveaway instead of you, who would it be? Let them know so they can come here and comment too.
7. Tell me a funny Pet name you have heard or named one of your own pets.
8. Tell me your favorite food.
9. Your favorite Craft tool
10. Tell me one really weird thing about yourself
11. Ohhh and maybe you could wish me happy 5 years in your own delightful words. I mean gee isnt that the whole point?
Okay so the first 3 are mandatory for 3 entries into this draw, the others are to give you extra entries and of course irritate you and humor me. But hey?...that could be 11 entries for this draw. And I will add them up and post here on the blog.
This giveaway will go right to the end of the year Dec 31, 2011 And I will make the draw on New Years Day or very close to it. I will accept comments below on this post as well as all posts related to this giveaway. As I will be adding images and posts showing you what is going in the box.
So what is going in the box?
Junk, bits baubles, rusty things, vintage papers, thread, lace, maybe an old sock, ribbon, flowers, beads, clip art, puzzle pieces, collage sheets, half a sandwich, bingo cards, game pieces, half finished art creations, some art, fibres, cabinet cards, doilies, book covers, tags, die cuts, dryer lint in several colors, hand made books, wooden things, tickets, a few gum wrappers, postcards, stamps, milk bottle tabs, labels, rubber stamps, some craft tools that I don't use or like, stuff you wont like, stuff I dont like, like cutesy scrapbooking papers and other cutesy things, stuff that I dont even know what it is, and stuff I haven't got yet, tissue paper, napkins, Asian papers, hell money, monopoly money, no real money, wait...maybe a few old coins, trinkets, stained stuff, antique bits, new stuff(I do buy the odd thing) jewelry parts, body parts, (no not real ones),
and maybe if you are really nice, the other sock but it wont match anyway.
So if you are not into altered art junk boxes then don't comment.
But if you are into altered art, then you know this Box is going to be a salivating treasure trove of infectious muse processing that will leave you quivering like a bowl of jello and sobbing in shear delight over the endless possibilities all the while moaning like the cat that just ate the biggest canary ever (or turkey) because you havent got the slightest clue where to begin?
Yep that's what in this box.....(and that phrase is going in my new list of phrases and comments)
Have a great day, stay tuned for some more image snippets and hints of this blog giveaway,
Kim aka imagesbykim
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I just started a new category on my website to sell a variety of vintage books.
There are lovely books filled with music, hymns, date books, religious, poetry, and story books in a variety of languages.
Some of these books have beautiful illustrations and are fun for the collector, while others could be used for a variety of altered art projects. These books can thus be re-purposed or up-cycled into art projects and save from being tossed into the landfill.
Many of the books are from the early 1900's and are as described by condition, date, publisher etc.
Because I visit auctions, and many other sources for my collection of goodies, I often have a surplus of books and I am now slowly adding these to the website for sale. As well my friends and family have learned over the years to never throw anything away unless I have seen it and this too makes my collection larger than I will need or use in my own art in my life time!
Almost all books are unique one of a kind, with exception to some hymn books that I have obtained in larger lots. The reason I tell you this is so that you know for the most part if there is something you like don't delay as it may sell very quickly. Prices are very low because I am not a collector for value but rather for fun and so I pass this on to you.
Thank-you for stopping by,
Sunday, September 25, 2011
These are 2 pages for the Interpretations group on the Paper Digital Art forum
Each month we create 2 identical (or very close) 5 x7 pieces for the theme of the month.
One piece you keep for yourself, and the other you swap with your partner for the month.
At the end of this year I will have 2 books complete with covers for this years Interpretation of the themes. One book will be all of my own work, and the other book will be from all of my swap partners throughout the year. I will be sure to post pics of my books once they are all bound together.
What a fabulous way to own a collection of art.
Our next project will start early in the new year if you are interested in joining us, then stop by the Paper Digital Art forum and Join!
Below is the July page Theme: Ripped followed by August Page Theme: Polka Dot
Thanks for looking!
Each month on the PDA Paper Digital Art forum, I make a month activity draw.
An activity draw winner is a member that has been active on the site anything from posting images of their art creations, commenting on other members art, and just participating in a variety of things on the forum.
It certainly isnt hard to become a winner.
The winner receives a goodie box of paper and baubly bits to create art with.
Below are the pics for the winner for August.
Some laser print collage sheets, other design and ephemera type papers, some fibres, a bag of odds and ends, a bag of rusty bits, ribbons, lace, 2 fabric bags, postcards, a couple of cabinet cards, another bag of ephemera paper bits that are great for collage, and some vintage book pages including one of my newest laser print flowers on music sheets.
PDA Paper Digital Art forum and join us!
I may be slightly biased, but I think we are a great bunch to hang out with!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
It has been a while since I posted some art projects. Here are some of the finished row houses I did for the latest swap and challenge on PDA Paper Digital Art and imagesbykim forum for the Row House Group.
The theme: Home Tweet Home
We created a minimum of 5 houses(1 set) or more if you chose, and then all were shipped to me and I then redistributed them and shipped back to everyone. If you would like to see everyone's houses that participated in the swap visit the PDA Row House Blog for a ton of inspiration and eye candy.
Here are some of my houses for you to see. All were done basically the same style just different colors and embellishments. I used design papers for the backgrounds, with textured papers for the roof and a wooden block for the perch and a variety of flowers and moss to embellish. Each house has 2 birds. You can click on the images for a closer look.
Thanks for looking!