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Monday, May 24, 2010

Victoria Day!!

Happy Birthday Queen Victoria, wherever you may be! Today I made sure I didn't have to go anywhere so that I could work on my art all day. And so far that is what I have done! I recently joined a new Yahoo group called Art For the Creative Mind, and they have lots of great swaps - just what I need to keep the juices flowing! I made an Alice in Wonderland postcard for that group, and still need to make 2 Asian ATCs, an art doll, and a bird card. For my ABCanada group I made a Nature ATC, because we have another ATC swap where we make the ATC we receive into an Altered Book Page! And for my Stampscapes group, we are doing "Animalscapes" this month, so I did mine today. Over at the Altered Books yahoo group, we are celebrating a 7th Anniversary with Arches, so I have to make 17 arches. I started designing it today.

So here they are!

 My Alice-In-Wonderland postcard was inpired by a magazine article in Stamper's Sampler, June/July 2009. The article is called "Deconstructed Stamping" by Pam Carriker. I loved the zig-zag around the edge and thought it would be perfect for this card. It was fun poring through my stamps and finding things that would work!

This is my Animalscapes card to mail off to my partner. I found the eagle (Old Island) when I was re-organizing all my um's - so many I had totally forgotten I had! Since I've been watching this eagle and her baby eaglet, it inspired me to make this card.

here is my nature ATC for my ABCanada group:

I love my new word stamps from Michael's - only $1.50!

Update on Beatles Swap!

I received my wonderful Beatles ATCs!

The first one is "She's a Woman" by Martina Fuchs in Germany, the second by Marnie Blum - "rain", and the third by Ingeborg in Germany -"Michelle my belle". My plans are to create pages around these beautiful ATCs in My Beatles Altered Book. A summer project!

And lastly, a journal page. I have been neglecting my journal lately. I think its just because I'm tired and I don't have a lot of energy at the end of the day, especially on those days that I go to the gym after work. I get home late, have to make supper, and by the time I've eaten and washed dishes, I'm ready to zonk out in front of the telly for awhile. I know - I can hear those violins too! Usually asleep by ten. Also I've been a tad depressed lately, and that may be part of it. I'm trying to use more stamps in my journalling lately (why have 1000s of stamps just to cut photos out of magazines??) Also used my new TH die cut, which I had a helluva time getting through my Spellbinder, but it's been easier lately. I may use this die cut for my Aches. Or maybe not. i think these are all TH stamps.

Well that's it for now. If I have forgotten anything I will add it later on. Have a wonderful holiday to those of you who get the day off!


Walks with Wolves said...

It's good to see some creative work from you again. :)

And such wonderful work! I love the Eagle and the Bliss ATCs.

Charmaine Stack said...

You've been busy, Linda, even if you think you haven't. I just love the journal page- even when you are journalling about neglecting your journal it is so cool. I have too many blank handmade books around - I need to get back at it too. I love the thought of using more stamps in the journals. I like the zig zag border, too!

Yogi said...

nice. It looks like you're trying to keep busy.

Elizabeth Golden said...

I love all the stuff you have been doing. Especially your journal page. I also wanted to take a moment and thank you for your wonderful comment on my 1000th post. I really appreciate it.

LuLu said...

The bluie journal spread is my favorite! You do nice work.

Also, it's so nice to find another BEATLES fan. Last week I continued re-organizing my ton of Beatles ephemera from the '60's. And confirmed that I have been scrapbooking since at least 1964. Then I made a small book from a TV guide with the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and cellphane tape. It was so pathetic, compared to materials I use now, that I had to laugh. I'll post it on my blog someday - it's SO funny! Paul was my fave. My mom loved George. She took me to see The BEATLES in concert - still have my ticket!

Keep up the good work.