Art Inspiration

Dec 31, 2012

Swap-Let's play with Inchies

Make 6 felt or fabric Inchies to share, and get 6 back! These will make great embellishments for projects. Check out the cute samples below to get ideas. Your samples can all be different or the same, it's up to you!

Swap will be due to Maura by Saturday, March 16. Email me at with questions.


Dec 28, 2012

Valentine's Altered Tins Swap

I came across  these cute altered tins on Pinterest and thought how fun, so I am posting a swap
For:    Altered Valentines Tins
Due:   to me by February 7th
Requirements: Top and inside of tin should be altered, size, shape and type is up to you.  Use at least 3 different elements on it besides paper (ex: lace. buttons, flowers, pins, charms etc.) and it should have at least one heart on it (any color).
Please contact me if you have any questions.

(PS: let me know if  are planning on joining this swap)


I have posted some samples below


start with a small tin shape doesn't matter

Dec 27, 2012

Altered Cabinet

Just thought I would post a few pictures I found as ideas for the altered cabinet challenge
You can make them as triditional or as whimisical as you choose, It's totaly up to you..
Have fun with it.....
Let's have them ready for the end of  March. I will post more info on when we can get together to
share our projects with each other. 


Domino Book Swap

It's a challenge to create a book in miniature form, and these are amazing little wonders of art! Mary designed her little book around an ocean theme. You can almost hear the waves rolling in and smell that salty air.



Doris found some giant dominoes to work with and that cover just hints that there are secrets inside! Secret places around the world, that is. Who's ready to pack their bag for some traveling?




Fran's book is a voyage to the Rennaissance through the eyes of Vangeline. In this book, all that glitters is gold! Just delightful.




Maura chose the Steampunk route for her book, and made it fold like an accordion. One side is male and the other female.



Thank you ladies for joining me on this creative venture. Fran, I should have the mailbox shoveled out tomorrow to mail yours out, and Doris and Mary, I will give you yours when next I see you.

Happy New Year to all of you, and may it be a creative year for all!


Dec 4, 2012

Wrapping up Tim's 2012 Year of Tags

A wrap up ;with Tim's tags for November/December and January 

A reminder from Tim: since this is december and many of you might still be scrambling for card making ideas, i thought i would remind you how simple it is to just adhere the tags you create right on to the front of a card. so let’s get started on our last tags of 2012…

Dec 1, 2012

Thanm You Mary

Mary thank you for such a lovely time last night. What can be better than a beautiful home a gracious hostess good food and friends.I finished my ornament today and hung it on the tree so pretty. Hope your Christmas is Blessed and the New Year filled with health happiness and of course beautiful art projects. HAPPY CHRISTMAS Donna