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Thursday, April 23, 2009

My I love ArtChix cards!

I made this Eye,I love ArtChix card using a tear off from a magazine, then I added an Art chix sticker, some florish transparensies and a label maker for the words! The background is paper and acrylic paints in two toned blues!

The top left one here is from the Mahogany ArtChix collage sheet, this man is hot! Plus the background is from an olf Harpers magazine I picked up at an antique store. I used one of the gift pics from Helga , some Chix Red German scrap borders, some ARt Collage stuff tiny red wings and some more Chix. That heart box and written on heart are both Chix collage bits. I then added some Tim Holtz distress ink to age is all and some red ep for the remainding edges. I aslo use an archival red micron pen for the marks and circles! Notice I circles the words all, the date 1878 and Bakers! That was the chocalate. This is my multicultural statement for ArtChix stating to me all are welcome to art and eat Chocalate! Both Chocalate and Vanilla! i luv artchix! Oh I cut the words off the bottom of a sheet and the other part of the i love is from another ARTCHIX collage.

On this darker card top right, I used acrylic paints and tried to blend in the ArtChix bits! I love that girl with the dolly, then to make it royal I added the gold German Chix crown and blended around that too! This is my fav I think, most artfull in my opinoin anyways.

The one I title I'm no damsel in distress is all about a movie act! See the scene three all ARTCHIX from different collages! She had naked boobies so I hand sewes the tassels and gave a little red center to them with smooch I bought from Frances Neive! Another one of my favorite dealers and on line friends! So as you can see the background is Artchix , the three men are too, and so is the lady! As are all the words and silver German scrap! To me this one has a reel sense of theatre!(get it reel?)

Now this baby I cll her Arms for ArtChix! Isn't she a creepy beauty? I just adore her face and eyes! Another ArtChix bit, the tiny heart brads are also from artchix I can never get enough of them! I use these small hearts alot! The doll has two sets of florishes over the top and sides of her head to give her a more elegant Victorian feel. The butterfly wings are from an ArtChix collage and then I painted the hearts, printed the word with the clear and black using my label maker again. The piece de la resistance is the broken frozen Charlotte hands and arms. They are real not collage. I got them on ebay!

This last one has and antique hand pin as an extension for the lady's arm and on that a braided embroidery short drapped over the artchix chix in a basket. The back ground is an ArtChix transparency and the midground women is also you guessed it ArtChix! I stitched the edges in first orange and then blue, and added some print from my word program. The printed words are gilded with a pale gold krylon paen as are the edges of the card itself. I wanted to integrate the gold tone of the beautiful antique hand.

I didn't make it in time for the contest but I am going to be artist of the month in July for ArtChix so I wanted to gift these to Helga for her birthday and let her chose her favorite! Happy Birthday Helga of ArtChix! I REALLY LOVE YOU GIRL FRIEND!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Garrett is now Five!

We all had a great time at the Sponge Bob party for Garrett's fifth! We invited 16 kids and only four showed up but it was a blast anyways. Tha kids we did have were such lil sweetie pies!

As you can see we had a sponge Bob piniata stuffed to the top with candy and toys! Each kids went home with a gracery bag full of candy between that and the awesome Easter egg hunt of almost 200 eggs stuffed with candies of all kinds. The big boys hid the eggs and the little ones got to do the hunt!

This is a rare shot of me! After trying my hand at the piniata I hurt my hand from a previous injury threw raking. Garrett was making sure I was OK! He is my sweetness! I was ok but it did bleed ewe!

Here's my neice Harriet helping with the gifts! Garrett is opening and having a grand time getting everything he asked for!

Here are Minnie and Mickey our two black cats in love! Brother and sister adopted last year because their human mother died from cancer. They are becoming wonderful pets.
Over on the other side are my nephew Andrew and son Danny boy playing with party horns!

Here's my mummy the queen of my life, isn't she beautiful!
Mom brought crackers and cheese and a wonderful writting tablet for a birthday gift,now Garrett and I can practice our spelling together!!!

Now the party is on the deck, we are about to eat Sponge Bob cake made by me mom! He looked more like Sponge Bobs cousin Stan when I was done. It was the nose I didn't get right I think but noone seemed to mind! hehehe

This is my step mama Marcia she loved my Christmas Catus so the picture is perfect! Marcia made a seven layer dip and a three bean salad! Yummy!

Here are Grandpa and the two youngest family members Andrew almost four and Garrett now five! All about to eat cake, as you can see Garrett did not want to wear his party hat! Grampa was helpful and held it on his head for one picture though!

Jacob whacking at Spongy!

My two big boys Seth now 16 and Danny 14! Got them away from the computor for cake for five minutes!!! That was easy any time there's food to be had they come a running!

Her are the children opening gifts and being so loving!

Me agian! Looking at my booboo hand! hehehe The only pics of me for the day.DH was sick so I did all the pick except these three!

Garrett and Theresa with Andrew! Garretts gift from Theresa and Taylor was a huge playdough kit! Garrett loves to sculpt just like his mommy!

Here's Auntie Maria she and Andrew slept over and we all had a blast! Marci brought a nice fresh green salad it went great with the BBQ chicken and the beans and noodle salad my sister brought!
Here are the kids at the kitchen table eating the cupcakes, icecream and chocalate sauce!

I think they liked the party horns more then the food!

Here's my latest creation Sponge Bob cake! Looks more like Bob's cousin Stan!

Had to stop and smell the crocusses the day was just perfect!

Here's Garrett in his tree house finding eggs!

This was the fishing game! Taylor is a great fisher!

Theresa finding eggs, isn't she prescous!

Grampa reads a Bob book to Garrett for his birthday gift! What a funny treat!

Garretts favorite gift this year was his gittar from Grandpa and Grammie Marcia! He has been asking for one for 2 years now.
Here Taylor and Jacob are playing Hot Potatoe but neither will let go so they were both giggling winners! Prizies were had by all!

Molly says Happy Birthday Garrett!

These two cousins are always criminals in Kahoots but they sure love each other! They play together, rumble together bathe together and catch colds together. I love that they are so close!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter was great!

Ok so here's a picture of the outside hunt at mom's place! I couldn't seem to manage a frontal picture of my little Nephew he moves too fast! hehehe

You can see above a pic of my bro filming the kiddos finding all their eggies! It was a bit chilly outside though!

This is my mom's doggie her name is Sybill , isn't she just adorable? We had fun dressing her with these bunny slippers and watching her freak out trying to get them off her toesies! I was cracking up so much and we got her on film too! I took the slippers home because I know my mums would a gotten rid of em had I not. Gonna do it again next Easter it was too hillarious not to!

Good times!

That's me in the orange shirt! Torturing the pup! Harriet my niece is my counter criminal!

Here's the bunny cake all lit up. We decided every year we would name our cake because we always make one. This years bunny was nominated to be named Moe Giggity Finkelstein! Isn't that a hoot!

Here are Seth and my sister Kathi serving up a beautiful truffle! See the Lilly I gave my mummsie there. I can't believe I didn't even get one picture of mom! Crap! Next weekend I'll get loads of her! I love my mom and she's such a beautiful Queen!

Seth here getting his giant 16th birthday present from my mom and brother Warren. A laptop computor and a brand new printer too! With case and all, boy was he happy! Poor kids because of his arm he can't drive or work so this will really bring him great joy! Thanks Mom and Woe!

This is my moms great friend Babs! Not a great pic of her though the only one I got today. It was and always is a plessure to see Barbara!
Here are my neice and brother. Isn't she a beauty! I love her pink jacket. SHE'S THE CLOSEST I HAVE TO A LITTLE GIRL! In two weeks she's gonna be in the state championships for gymnastics! I am so proud of my Harriet!!!

That's my brother Warren beside her the Brad Pitt lookalike!

Here are Seth and Molly having an early morning Easter kiss! All the animals always love Seth we call him Dolittle Junoir! Here's my Garrett discovering his Easter basket! Yum a chocalate Easter bunny! A chicky that poops jelly beans and a soap ducky for the tub! Easter is awesome but Garrett knows the real reason for cellebrating Easter is because Jesus has Risen!

He hardly ever smiles in pics but Seth had a great day!

Only got one good picture of the D boy today! Isn't he a cutie! I really love my children! I am blessed! Happy Easter all! He is Risen, He is Risen indeed!!!!

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