Sunday, December 28, 2014

Radiant Faces

I was lucky enough to win a seat in Effy Wild's Radiant Faces Class. It is 9 lessons from 9 wonderful artists all doing faces in their own style! At first, I was scared to death that this was so far above my talents or skills. However, I accomplished all 9 and fell in LOVE with some of the styles and felt I did them proud!

Here is my version of Joanne Sharpe's lesson. I need more practice doodling but I adore this.
And, the Koi Coloring Brush Pens that I won from MaryBeth Shaw were perfect for this!!

Here is my version of Julie Gibbon's lesson. So much fun!

And Dina Wakely's - such a different style.

I know I will continue playing and practicing with faces!!

Friday, December 26, 2014

2014 Ornament

For the past 10 or so years, I have been making ornaments. It started when my husband hosted a Christmas party for the managers who reported to him. I made over 50 to give away. Then each year it continued, although now I only make about 15 or so. I have painted wooden shapes, made paper ornaments, and used fabric.This year I tried Sculpy Clay. I stamped an image on one side and a Bible verse on the other. I finished each with beads strung on wire and tied to a ribbon. I think they came out quite good!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

This year Christmas is different! My daughter and her husband are on their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic! My son is spending today with his fiance and her mom and sister. We celebrated Christmas with the two of them last night. So today, it is DH, the dog and I. The gifts have been opened, the mess sort of cleaned up and the parade is on tv. But something is lacking - the laughter and fun of being with the kids. As a parent you hope for your children to grow up and become successful - to have good jobs and homes and a special someone to share that with. I am happy to say that both of my children have done this and I am so proud of them. However, there are moments when I miss the old days:)

Merry Christmas  to friends and family near and far!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Wedding Round 2

We have so many GORGEOUS photos! Every time I look through them I find more I love!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A chance to win Over at Artscrapsandmore

My friend, Alexandra, is having a giveaway over on her Artscrapsandmore.

Alexandra has a wonderful blog filled with inspiration cards and layouts! I know you will want to visit her!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holy COW!!!!

So Jennifer's wedding was almost 3 months ago. And TODAY we got her wedding photos. We have been dying with anticipation and I must say -- it was worth the wait!!!! We have over 1700 gorgeous photos!!!

I am Back but will be Leaving:):)