Monday, December 12, 2011

Tick Tock Tick Tock....

Where does the time go?
I seriously must be having FUN, because it is flying!!!

40 years...wooosh!
So, Here's to the next 40...
which I intend to make even more FABULOUS!!

I'm on a creative mission...proverbial bag packed~
 paper, pens, scissors, markers,
 glass tile, fabric, adhesive oh my!
Iced espresso in hand...I think I'm ready!

Come along with me on my Voyage
it is going to be Tres Bon!

Illustrating images for:

Designing original Paper Pieced Scrapbook kits for:

and original ARTishtic Creations for eBay~ ARTISH71

With a little perseverance, before long you'll even find ARTish
on the shelves of your local book store!
Oui, I am on a mission!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Seeing this image...

really makes me crave the beach!

(and remember that we were supposed to move to the beaches of Florida~

instead we have visions of tumbleweeds)

Totally Rad for summer pictures and cards...

OPAL the sea turtle digi by ARTish

This week at
The Pixie Cottage
our challenge to you is to "shape it up" and/or

use this sketch...

link back your NEW creation to
The Pixie Cottage
for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps

I followed the sketch using a wee little creative license

swapping the image area for the birthday photo and the tilted box for the image...

Ian's birthdays are synonymous with our Oklahoma anniversary.

I can't believe we've been here for seven years.

Prayers for you to have a wonderfully happy, healthy and creative week!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"What to make, what to make!???"

I pondered out loud en route to the studio.

Lucky for me the girlies heard me, and asked what I was off to create.

I replied, "I'm not quite sure...something that is NOT-a-Card."

"Mommy, what about a fortune teller!?"

The wheels started spinning then...

Oh the possibilities!

Sienna was quick to say that I could use real stamps or digital images, and yet...the most prefect answer was one of her stamps benefiting Autism.

Voila! All I needed was to think like 'almost 10 year olds!'

I can remember making these in grade school too.

The challenge for you this week at The Pixie Cottage

is to either make a "Not-a-Card" and/OR use this SKETCH...

Link back your NEW creation to The Pixie Cottage

for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps

Here's the girlies' project come to life...

Most "fortune tellers" have numbers written in for the second and third selection,

Sienna opted for differing sequins and sprinkles in quantities 1-8...

Meanwhile, Sierra happily tested and reorganized the old 'mommy markers'
*working ones will be used on the final step...

Let the fun begin, (as if CREATING was not the funnest part!)



"teddy bears"

Sierra's flap opened up to read "make your card 3-d"

here are the other options...

They made the "fortunes" to be a creative brainstorm agent...what should i add to my card/project...

Hope your day is full of smiles and blessings!

Thank you girlies!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer is HERE!

Has the pace slowed down any at your house?

Not too much here.

Other than no school, the rest of the summer is pretty full ...

dance, piano, and multiple camps.

If you are one to embrace slow and steady here's a sweet image for you...

Bayou digi by ARTish

He's the first of two New Releases at Paper Pretties

Every Monday we add 2 digis to our growing collection!

We call the segment: Monday Whatnots, what's not to love!?

I found the sketch to be inspirational from Pink Gem Challenge

as well as the following challenges...

Catch the Bug Bright Colors + optional Flower Soft
Simply Stampin Floral Frenzy (*use 1+ SU stamps)
Emerald Faerie Challenge Anything Goes
2 Sisters Anything Goes

To create this...

I used the background paper's flower stem, as well as the additional one that I cut and tucked behind Baoyu en lieu of straight strips of paper.

By snail mail or email it's good to hear...

The second New Release today is... Garner digi by ARTish

How can you show your Love?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Can't wait to see the SUN!

After days of rain and crazy storms the sun will be a delightful treat!

**continued prayers for Joplin, MO, and now the most recent victims of last night's tornadoes**

Dry skies and shining sun plus hungry people equals..PICNICs!

(or pic-a-nicks) if your name is YOGI!

The perfect stamp to invite the gang over to share lunch

or to scrapbook your memorable meal...

A Picnic ANTventure by ARTish

This week at
The Pixie Cottage

our Challenge offers you use this SKETCH...

and/or the theme of SUNSHINE...

Link back your *NEW* creation to
The Pixie Cottage
for a chance to win... Pixie Cottage Stamps

I incorporated the colors from this inspiring photo from...For Your Inspiration

along with these challenges...
Crazy 4 Challenges Humor- hahaha
Delicious Doodles Let the Sun shine
A Cheerful Stamp Pad color
Cath the Bug Summer celebrations

to create this...

I hope your day is tied up with the perfect bow topped with a decadent strawberry!

Monday, May 23, 2011

"Sailing takes me away..."

...don't you love it when images bring lyrics to your head?

Yes, until you can't get them out of your head!

Introducing a little guy who can sail right into your heart...

Sawyer Mouse digi by ARTish

I used the following sketch...
from: Stamping With Dragon

along with a "lemon, pink, green" color challenge from: Pink Gem Challenge

Totally Gorjuss Water Water
2 Sisters Challenge use a digi

to create this...

Once upon a time this little treasure was a little girl's fashion ring!

As with every Monday at
Paper Pretties there are 2 new images!

We showcase them as the "Monday Whatnots; what's not to love!"

the second is...
Well Wishers digi by ARTish

Sail on over to Paper Pretties today

and Tuesday for fabuulous examples using these images.

Have a wonderful week;

in Owasso it is the kiddos last week of school!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tea for Two...

now being served at The Pixie Cottage

Do you take yours with one lump or two?

Would you like a cupcake also?

Add a little sweetness to your card with...

Tea for Two digi by ARTish

This week at The Pixie Cottage our theme is girly 'girly pink'

you may create with that in mind and/or use the following sketch.

Like "coffee or tea"'ve got options!

Link back your new creations to The Pixie Cottage

for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps

I was inspired by this photo from T S G clear stamps

and the following challenges:

T S G clear stamps
Craft Your passion Cutie patootie
KB challenges Anything goes using a digi
Stamps R Us digi

to create this...

Hope you enjoyed!