Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Project Box

Here it is, a cigar box filled with stuff......

Here is what is in the box, what a lot of junk eh?
I'll give you a closer look

There are 17 useless old CD's, you know the ones that come in the mail, and a few that are corrupted and a couple with scratches.

There is an old Kitchen Cupboard Handle

2 used Children Board Books

20 Disgarded Slides

An Empty Altoid Tin and 3 sealers from canning jars

Sorry no partridge in a pear tree, maybe it's in the next box....

These are my projects for the weekend.

I started making project boxes in an effort to clear away the piles of stuff from my work area that I was going to try someday.

I have about 30 boxes filled with weird stuff, recyclables, unfinished projects and doo dads.
I made a shelf in my studio that I piled these boxes on so that it looks neat and keeps everything tucked away.

The object of the project box is to choose a box and deal with it until it is done. I must deal with everything in the box including the box unless I can refill the box to clear off my table.

So this will be my first box to work with.

How convenient is it that I am going to a Scrappers Croppers Convention for a couple of days this weekend eh? 12 hours a day of creating!

So unlike the scrappers who take their lovely albums and beautiful children, pets, and holiday pictures, I am bringing this Project Box.

So do you think I am going to get a few raised eyebrows?

At the last convention I went to, I actually had women walking away from me backwards like I was evil or something. LOL

Anyway, I will post some new pics on Sunday or Monday to show you what I did with these items.

Don't forget to leave me a comment to be entered into my big draw box
This is Post # 97 only 3 more til I make my draw.

I am not going to revise the entry list this time, because I only had 2 more comments 1 from Donna and the other from
Kat (who is leading with entries)

Have a Very Creative Weekend Everyone!



Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Here I am at Post # 96 and it only took me a week.

Well a lot has happened in this past week.

We had a wedding of which I was one of the photographers. I haven't sorted my pictures yet and I need to ask permission from the B&G if I can post their pic on my blog, but I will if they so let me.

I redid and reposted another tutorial lense on my Squidoo site and it is called Fabric Boxes
It was posted somewhere else before so you may have seen it but now it is a little more organized and easy to print out if you are one that likes the printed copy. So if you haven't seen it, haven't tried it, or forgot about it, do check it out when you have a chance. Also if you look along the left side of my blog, I have started adding pics with links that take you directly to my tutorials. This list is going to get longer and longer as I get a little more organized.

Another thing I did this week, is I started listing art items on a new site called Artbyus
They are actually not a "new" site, just new to me.
Here is my gallery page I listed some of my embellished keys so far.

And so cool of Artbyus, that they supply these great wigits for showing your listings: It's a little bit big for my blog but at least you can see some of the items.

Speaking of embellished keys, I have also listed 3 of them on ebay

So the next thing on my list is the fact that I have been "tagged" by Kat, as she says, she claims rights to Post # 96
I am supposed to tell you 6 weird or unimportant facts or stories or something about me that I haven't told you already.

Then I am supposed to tag a bunch of other bloggers so that they do the same.

Soooooooo........are you shakin in yur boots yet??? she gonna add my name to that list dagnabbit????


Okay Kat, for you I will do this list one more time and it is some new facts, but I am not passing/tagging this on and I am not going to do another one........ ever!!!!

So here goes:
I needed a little bit of help so I started by reading what Kat posted on her's for some ideas

1. I was too old to have a poster of M.J. on my walls but I did have a poster of Donny Osmond when I was 11 and I did write a very long fan letter to him once. I got a letter back and was so disappointed when I realized he didn't really write it, because he didn't even answer one of my questions and it was so generic, even I knew it. It broke my heart and I totally quit being in love with him.

2. My nickname at school was burger or hamburger because of my last name Newberg. It was annoying for many years but now when I think of the kids that used to call me that, it makes me smile and remember some fun times.

3. I played the violin growing up. Back then I remember I could play a fabulous rendition of Turkey in the Straw, The Minuet by Strauss and O Canada (The original version)
Hey Kat, wanna start a girl band?

4. For many years I had a collection of Cat ornaments. It started with a small typesetter box I found and I added a couple of miniature cat ornaments on it. That was it ....the collection was born. Soon I was getting gifts of cat ornaments for every occassion, sad part is none of them ever fit on that shelf. So then I had a cat table, but they got bigger and I was putting them on the floor and on other shelves that I had to buy. Then I need a big case and then I started to pack them in boxes for when I moved to a bigger house. It didn't stop there, I had cat pot holders, and mugs, (many mugs) and tea pots and a clock and cat pillows, and fluffy cats, ceramic, glass, brass, even bone and candles and keychains and earrings and broaches and slippers and pj's and whaaaaa it was way outta hand!!!!!! There were many other types of cats, I just can't think right now.
So finally I said no more and had a big garage sale and sold off most of them. I still have the ones that fit in that typesetter box and I will eventually get rid of all of those too and no one is ever allowed to buy me anything with a cat on it.
Did I mention I also collect real live ones?
I have 3 (used to be 4) and that is the limit. But at least they wont get sold at a garage sale, but I have threatened to ship a few in the mail.
Oh yeah, I guess there is one other Kat in my collection and that one is a "keeper", but I sure hope they broke the mold on that ornament cuz I only want one of those no clones please LOL

5. My parents never owned a car or any other mode of transportation other than the bikes.
I only got my drivers license when I started dating my hubby, I think I was 22? Then my hubby gave me his Blue Chevy Nova when he bought a new vehicle. It was my first car and I loved it until it started having serious electrical problems. One night very late in the evening, on a wild and crazy hot summer Friday or Saturday we were coming home from somewhere on the other side of the city.
I was driving my Nova and Tom was behind me in his car. Every time I made a left turn, the car horn would honk in continuous short honks like I was pressing on the horn trying to get someone's attention.
Honk honk honk...honk honk honk it was a little embarrassing to say the least and I was a young cutie in those days so every drunk and car full of men all ages would honk back at me. I had a couple of cars following me for a bit. needless to say I must have made about 100 left turns on my way home. I was so crushed and I could have probably had a few new boyfriends no problem. Luckily Tom was there to witness the whole thing. He disconnected the horn the next day.

6. I think I am the only one that wrote this stuff. I spent a good hour reading through the blogs of all of Kat's taggee's only to find that so far I am the only one that wrote. I did read some great blogs including Rachel and Kerry's and I love their dog Blue. So I guess the point is that I will usually participate in the adventures of Kat, even though she often sends me on some wild goose chases looking at websites, or unusual ebay listings or weird bloggers and for some reason I always go and check them out. On the other hand I guess I do the same to her. Yesterday we came back to an old joke we have had for a bit about left brain and right brain. it's obvious we still share the brain thingy.

Okay Kat, that's it I am done done done!!!

Last of all I have updated my draw entries for my 100th post coming soon, if you haven't been here before just go back a few posts and you will figure out what I am talking about and don't forget to leave a comment in order to be entered into the draw.

Jen 1 (Nice to meet you Jen!)
Denise 1
Shari 2
Mercedes 1
Kat 3
Sarah 2
Lydia 2
Kathy 1
Teresa 1
Connie 1

Thank-you for your comments everyone! Oh and go and check out their blogs too for some great reading!


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hello Everyone in Blog Land!
Welcome to Post # 95
Grab your coffee and be prepared, this one is going to be very winded!

First of all, I finally completed my tutorial on Embellishing Keys

How I turned these ordinary old house and car keys into........

These lovely finished embellished keys

You can read all about it on my Squidoo Lense called, of course... Embellished Keys
Full instructions and supply list there.
This was a very fun project and I can't stop making them.
Check out all of the other samples I made, pics are all there. Please do let me know if this tutorial works for you, and if you make any of these little lovelies yourself, I would love to see your finished pieces.

Next on my Blog List:

New Destash Lots listed on Ebay

300 pieces of beads, baubles, embellishments charms etc. starting at $3.99

32 Broach pins and 2 scarf pins for altered art projects starting at $3.99

500 pieces +++ ephemera Destash Lot starting at $7.99

Although I haven't actually completed my projects yet, I have started creating for Theme Thursday and Skinny Saturdays but I might not make it for this week's projects.
Lydia aka Kenningstone and I have decide this was the best way to push us to make new art items. So far she is doing fabulous, check out her blog, she's actually going to make another theme called Gothic Arch Sundays, you go artsy girlie!!!
Whew!!! That was a lot of linking, so please click away!

A few too many projects on the go this week including a wedding on Saturday of which I am the "main" photographer ( sheesh no pressure eh?)

So back to the topic Post 95:

Thank-you so very much for leaving your comments on my blog, please keep them coming and don't forget to invite your friends to come and comment too. Because if you send them and they tell, you both get another entry in my draw.

So far I have added one of my Embellished Keys in the Box along with the original goodies.
I'm stretching this out, and the longer I do, the more things that are going into the box.

Here are the entries I have so far:
Denise 1
Shari 1
Mercedes 1
Kat 1 (she's the one who convinced me to blog)
Sarah 2

Kathy 1
Connie 1

Well thats all for now, see you at Post 96 coming soon!!!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

POST # 94

Hmmmmm....So.....Whaaat's in da box ????????????????????

I'm not really sure just yet, but I do have some time to think about it, and so do you!!!

This is post #94 that I have written on this blog, and although to some of you seasoned veteran posters this may seem like not much, it is a big deal to me.

I am almost at my 100th post!!

So it is time to celebrate!!!!!Whoo Whooo Hooo!!!

From now until the clock strikes midnight on the day of my 100th post, any comments will be added into a draw for a wonderful box of goodies.

It will be a box full of art things, handmade gifts, and some art craft supplies and there will be many other things I will add over and above the basics.
So every time you leave a comment, you will have another entry into the draw.
Do be sure to tell all of your friends too, and if they come and leave a comment, ask them to give your name too and you will both have another entry in the draw!

Link to my blog from your blogs, your websites or even spam email your friends.(if they let you)

The box will only get bigger as I go along, especially if I get loads of comments, I may even give you little peeksy's for each new post. I think I may even photog the whole box as I go along.
So have fun, do check in, and leave a comment!


Couture de Papier aka Denise

I have been wanting to link you to her blogs and Etsy site for a long time, I just hadn't done it and it kinda slipped my mind a little bit until she left a comment on my blog yesterday.

Denise, I really do have a note written on a piece of paper
in the pile here somewhere!

Her art is so Romantic, delicate, and beautiful. I bet it even smells lovely!

Stop in and visit her blog Couture de Papier

or her other blog Romantic Vintage Inspired Weddings

Check out the Gift Tag tutorial to make these gorgeous tags she calls

"Let them eat cake"
(See......her art even sounds yummy!)

And if you are still wanting more (and I always do) do check out her Etsy Shop

Thank-you Denise for sharing your beautiful creations!

Monday, May 12, 2008

A few more.......

5 x 14 Wall hanger Sweet Dreams in Rose Linen

Vintage Brown Tapestry ATC

He gave her many gifts 4 x 6 Post Card Style

That's it that's all for tonight!!

Blue Day Creations

A week or so back, I mentioned that Lydia and I were having a blue creation day with some papers, ribbon and beads all matching.

These are the results

This one is Playing with Butterflies, the only one that I actually finished that day.

This one is Sweet wonderment. Same paper and ribbon a little more green.

This is True is Teal using the same organza ribbon and background paper

Same paper but things just changed into the greens, LOL
Green Garden Fairy

Again, the same background paper as the others. Pink Roses

Everything is listed on ebay

Thanks for looking


Looks Like I did it again..........da da da!!!

Yep, just let me saw off my own foot so I can stick it in my mouth......

and chew it very slowly

Yep....I am back on ebay

Well after a 6 month break from selling my art on ebay, I have decided to try it again. Ohh please let it be not too painful!!!

Thanks for looking!!