Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
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Thursday, December 06, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
To the best of my knowledge these images are free from copyright and can be downloaded and used in your art :0
Now, it's your turn! What are you thankful for and what to you want to give/share with us??? The giving can be anything...if you have been inspired by this challenge and made something for a friend or family member or you can also share a recipe...anything! Kind of like a Pay-It-Forward :0)
To participate, just post a link below :0) Looking forward to seeing all your links!
Friday, November 09, 2007
Fluffy Fatbottoms Twisted Tuesday challenge this week had such a fun theme I couldn't help but sit myself down and create...
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
|You Are 9: The Peacemaker|
You are emotionally stable and willing to find common ground with others.
Your friends and family often look to you to be the mediator when there is conflict.
You are easy going and accepting. You take things as they come.
Avoiding conflict at all costs, you're content when things are calm.
At Your Best: You feel connected, trusting, and fulfilled. You feel at peace with your place in the world.
At Your Worst: You compromise your values to make sure peace is maintained. You give in to bullies.
Your Fixation: Harmony
Your Primary Fear: Causing conflict
Your Primary Desire: To preserve things as they are
Other Number 9's: Marge Simpson, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Seinfeld, and Abraham Lincoln.
Posted by Amber at 8:13 AM
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
These brownies are "to DIE for" waawahhwaawahh!!!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies
Cream until Fluffy…
1 C. butter
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla
2 C flour
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. nutmeg
15 oz. canned or freshly cooked pumpkin
2 C chocolate chips
Alternately add dry ingredients and pumpkin to the butter mix. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spread dough into greased 9X13” pan. Bake at 350* about 40 minutes.
Slice when cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve.
Friday, October 19, 2007
All profits from the sale of this sheet will be donated to promote breast cancer awareness. Purchasing this sheet will, not only give you amazing images to use in your art but also support the fight against breast cancer.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I entered an Studio Challenge Design Contest (you know me, love those challenges) at Julia Andrus...the theme was Fall projects...and I won! Whoot Whoot!
Very exciting too because I get a wonderful gift certificate to spend on her website! I will show you what I ordered after it arrives...
Go here to see my featured art on the home page http://www.juliaandrus.com/
and of course I used a fabulous image from Paper Whimsy !
Friday, October 05, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
I just love Autumn!!...The crisp, cool air and the anticipation of the coming Holidays...
The colors of Autumn are what the Wednesday Stamper theme is for this week... I originally made this ATC for the Gallery but found that it fit in quite nicely in all its Autumn colors for Wednesday Stamper!
Background: acrylic and paper napkin cutout
Image: Paper Whimsy
Charm : Speckled Egg
Text and embellishments: Vintage and found
Thursday, September 27, 2007
This was made for a gal in one of my art groups that has just experienced a close family members tragic death...One of my dear friends is putting a 5X5 fatbook together for her...
It is always so hard losing a loved one and especially before their time...sending healing prayers!!!
Background: acrylic and watercolor
Image: Paper Whimsy
Found flowers and ephemera
This is also my entry in a new challenge group Arty Girlz
with the theme flowers...
The quote says "The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one minute to the next"
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
This is the first of several ATC's I am sending off to a Gallery...It just so happened to fit in with this weeks WS theme!
I will be uploading some more over the weekend, so keep watch!
Background: Mulberry paper and ephemera
Fish stamp: source unknown
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Friday, September 14, 2007
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Saturday, September 01, 2007
This is my newest ATC made for the Wednesday Stamper group...the background paper (that I altered with blue acrylic paint) and bird stamp is from Crafty Secrets...I also used a Paper Whimsy image. This will go on the front of a blank journal that I am working on...
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
First Gail from shabbycottagestudio nominated me and then Angela Angela's Art Diary nominated me also... I couldn't be more grateful! Thank you both for considering me for this wonderful award...I am truely honored!!!
I will update this post with who next will have this award bestowed on them shortly...
Posted by Amber at 2:46 PM
Saturday, August 11, 2007
My sweet Hubby brought home some beautiful flowers to me on the anniversary of our meeting each other 20 years ago...What a sweet surprise!!!...Our real anniversary isn't until December :0)
...I popped into the bookstore the other day and picked up the current copy of Somerset Studio and Cloth Paper Scissors magazines to peek at what was new...In both magazines many things caught my eye but in particular one artists work really stood out and demanded I look at it over and over again taking in all the small details that make her art what it is...The artist is Tracie Lyn Huskamp and if you haven't witnessed her art I encourage you to do so :0)
Call it timing or call it fate but when I got home I looked her up on the internet and was pleased that she was having a giveaway on her blog and I threw my name in the hat for the drawing...I was one of the winners of her outstanding bird stencils...They came in the mail yesterday all tied up in a pretty pink ribbon...I couldn't be more excited!!!I never win anything it seems... and I LOVE birds, so I am one super happy girl!!!
Thank You so MUCH Tracie, what a fun surprise for me!!!
Posted by Amber at 1:51 PM
Sunday, August 05, 2007
|What color is your soul painted? |
Your soul is painted the color yellow, which embodies the characteristics of joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, gold, hope, sociability, friendship, courage, intellect, confidence, communication, travel, movement, attraction, persuasion, and charm. Yellow is the color of the element Air, and symbolizes the sun, grain, and the power of thought.
Quizzes and Personality Tests
Saturday, August 04, 2007
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Monday, July 16, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
This first photo is a hand-painted/altered photo of the Starbucks clock tower. The sky was a little drab so I decided it needed color...and so why stop there...I added a little color to the star, crown and architecture :0) We love our Starbucks!!!
These next two are of Pike's Place Market...I real cultural experience! So much to do and see---art, music, gifts, people, food---you name it!...and these last two are just a small example of some of the incredible produce you can find there!!!
I want to wish all of my friends from the US and worldwide a happy July 4th ...something we all have in common...( LOL!)
hugs to all!
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Monday, June 18, 2007
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Friday, June 08, 2007
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Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Here is my 4X4 that I made for my assigned swap partner for a swap hosted by Danielle Muller The Vintage Dragonfly ...
It reads "Never let Yesterday fill up Today"...The theme was vintage bathing beauties ie.--"She Sellls Seashells By The Seashore"...
I bet if you put your ear up to the seashell, you can hear the ocean...LOL!
Have a great artful day!!!
Posted by Amber at 9:52 AM
Friday, June 01, 2007
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Thursday, May 24, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I wanted to enter last week but couldn't come up with the right stamp...this week the theme is Fleur De Lis and I couldn't find and appropriate stamp either but got a little creative and found some card stock with Fleur De Lis image (from K&Co)...I background stamped a beautiful flourish from Crafty Secrets "Cherub"Clear art stamps in ColorBox chalk olive pastel ink...I added some fun image stickers from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage collection "Wonderful Women" and finished off edging the card with the olive pastel ink and added some ribbon trim... Oh, I almost forgot---the inside says "Your support means everything"...Thanks for looking!
Monday, May 14, 2007
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Sunday, May 13, 2007
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Friday, May 04, 2007
Just a quick note of thanks for all of you wonderful art friends who have stopped in and left comments on my blog...I wish I could respond to you personally but haven't figured a way to do that yet! I really appreciate you taking the time to look at my art and leave a note of encouragement!!! It means a lot to me :0)
I just returned from a quick trip to Seattle ( a business trip) with just my hubby...Never left all three kids before, but it worked out just fine. My DD (18 yr.) watched the boys and my wonderful neighbor even invited them over for dinner for the two nights we were away!!! I even had time to take some great photos while hubby was in a meeting! I didn't take along my digital camera, just my SLR so I will have to get them developed and scanned before I can post them...hopefully soon!
Hope you all are having an art-filled day!
hugs and blessings,
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Thursday, April 26, 2007
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