Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Badges for ADGB and AAD!!

I am so proud of myself I could hug myself!! Wait I CAN hug myself so I will ((((((((HUG)))))))))))

Mmm that felt good! I have been wanting to make some Blog Badges for oh I don't know ever or so it seems. Well, I did it...I finally did it!!

If you would like to use these badges to add to your website or blog or even Facebook...PLEASE DO!

In the words of Michelle from When I grow would be AMAZEBALLS! LOL! (love that girl)

Here you go! Enjoy!!

The link for Art a Day is
The link for As Days Go By is 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Declaration of You Book

I have ventured into a new course called Declaration of You. We can keep our sheets in whatever format we desire and so I wanted to put mine together creatively but eco friendly. I took a Recycled Binder and covered it all up pretty and gave it my FLAIR! When I make things creatively I know I do better about desiring to do the work and getting excited about the class or course. Below are my images for what I did to transform my Declaration of You book! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Brave Girls Card-Brave Birds Flock

I have been wanting to do another Brave Girls card for awhile now. The other day I saw some kewl little birds at Joann's. Today I had some time after work and stopped by Joann's to get the Song Birds sticker sheet I saw with these cute little birds. I got home and found some recycled hose boards and a foam piece I had from before that I saved. I rummaged through my papers and found two 12x12 sheets that I thought would go good with the card I was going to make.

Then I looked up what a group of Song Birds are called and was surprised to find out something VERY interesting to me....

I found this site

Songbirds are the smallest of our birds and are also called "perching birds" meaning they can hold on tightly to branches with their toes.

Songbirds are some of nature's most magnificent resources. Their conservation is a critical and challenging endeavor.

Brave Girls totem is a Song Bird and I find this fitting. Brave Girl women either have needed or do need to "hold on tight" in their life. I also think because of this we are a magnificent resource and our conservation IS critical! Pretty kewl analogy right?!?!


All the choices

My recycled foam and hose board



I wrapped it like a present

Front of card wrapped with first wrap

It even looks like a present

My smash tape and other paper on top

Brave Girls spelled out with stickers

I added my flock of BG Birds

Back of the card with more of the flock of birds

 I hope you enjoy this new "Brave Girl Card-Brave Birds Flock"

Monday, September 5, 2011

Final Summer of Color Images

I kind of got sidetracked but I was finally able to finish Summer of Color as well. Here are my final images

The colors I had left to do were Red, Orange and Purple...the more I got to thinking about those colors and scouring my books and stickers and cards for ideas...I saw many Halloween pictures with these colors. My friend Betsy loves Halloween so I decided to make this for her! :) SURPRISE BETSY! THIS IS FOR YOU!

In the Sun-Final Images of Summer

In my effort to catch up on my Fun In the Sun class I am now posting the remainder of my book I worked on this weekend. To me summer is finally over after Labor Day Weekend so to me it was this weekend or nothing.

I hope you enjoy my final images. Some are of the prompts Natalie gave me from her ArtJournalNing and some are my feelings of what summer is.

Sights of Summer #31-I, like Natalie, always see Bikes more in the summertime and couldn't resist doing a Bike page :)

Sounds of Summer #33-Fireflies, June Bugs, Children
Scents of Summer #35-Mowed Lawns, BBQ's, Smores
Tastes of Summer #34-Watermelon, Cherries and Lemons (it kind of got cut off on the bottom)

Summer Patterns#36 -Waves were my choice
Elements of Summer #42-Waves, Beach, playing in the sand

Shade, Sun, Catch a Wave, Seaside Escape, Slip n Slide, Wipeout, Wave Kissed Toes, Splashin Good Fun, Sunkissed kids

Dude, Fun, Splash Zone, Chillin, Sunshine, Splish Splash, Blissful, Under the Sea, Slip n Slide, Beach Leech, Lifeguard, It's a Shore Thing, Cowabunga, Hang Ten, Life;s a Beach

A Better Summer #47

Next Summer-More Road Trips, More Art Classes, More Lessons, More Fun

A Summer Adieu# 49- Thank You Good Bye Letter to Summer

Letter to Summer
Thank You Summer! I had so much fun exploring new things and a new me. I look forward to seeing you next year!

This one is kind of a summer one and a part of the Triple Dog Dare from earlier this summer

Sept 1, 2011-I have been Blonde my whole life and decided to do Natalie's Triple Dog Dare and Color my hair a darker Ash Blonde-Brownish color. This isn't a picture of me but I liked it for the color and the summer top she is wearing. This is an idea of the color it is now.
Summer Wish List-This is my wish page. These are the things I wanted to do this summer and I gladly was able to relist them and check them off!

Learn Archery, Go Horseback Riding, Finish an Online Class, See a Live Concert, Help Fashion Business Grow

Here are the remaining images that made me think or feel Summer.

I hope you all enjoy the remaining Summer images!

Soaking Up the Sun and Summertime Hot

100 Days of Summer

What Summer Looks like to me

Summer Adventures

Things to Do, Getting Away from it All, Road Trip, Sweet Escape

Exploring Together, Fun Times Ahead, Adventure
The Final Touches...

2nd to last page...the final thoughts of summer...

The last page...Hanging in a Hammock...That means Summer to me....

I added some kewl tabs that say things like Good Times, Fun Times, Barefoot, Fun, Documented,  Good Memories, Happy Days, and then some Bubble stickers and Misc tabs

The Look Inside!

Thank you Natalie for these great Prompts and for helping me grow artistically!