Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cape Ann Magic

I love Cape Ann. It is so beautiful there. We usually go to Gloucester, but we went to Rockport this past Monday and Tuesday. Even though we drove straight into the Nor'easter, it was still a restful and enjoyable two days. Our B&B hosts were exceptional and the homemade breakfast fare was to die for. I visited the North Shore Art Association Exhibit and the Rockport Art Association Art Exhibits and they were extremely enjoyable ~ such talent in this world of ours. Everyone is a star!!! We did walk on the beach at Good Harbor until it began to rain again. It was all rain most of the time. We saw the movie, "The Proposal"; it was filmed in Rockport (which they renamed Suska, Alaska). The movie was delightful and very funny. We also ate at "The Causeway", an experience in itself. When we arrived home early this afternoon, surprise -- no rain and even a little sunshine (very brief) and also very muggy. Our kitties were surprised to see us, and I was happy to see them. They were well taken care of by our son, Beau, who did a really great job. Above are photos of a house I love at Good Harbor and my husband, Bob, who I love even more! I found the hatbox at the thrift shop for 75 cents. I really did have a fun two days.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Giveaway at This is the place you will want to check out to win a lovely prize! Do yourself a favor and go look and see! Such fun, these giveaways!

Fun with Fabric Technique

I did a background on 2 pages (using the sponge technique/colors: blue, red, yellow, and silver). I found a piece of fabric with an image that was printed on it that had a white background with a green border. I did use an iron-on (Pellon Wonder-Under Transfer fusing Web) however; it did not have a sticky back when I took the paper backing off. Don't know what I did wrong (ironed it for 30 seconds), but whatever I did, it did not work. Soooo, I decided to water color the surrounding space between the figure and the border in an aura like manner. After it dried, I sprayed the back with Elmer's Craft Bond and immediately placed it on my page. I used some glitter glue to surround the image. I like the result, although it was not all that creative. I enjoyed learning from others in Elizabeth's AB 101 Group, regarding fabric and use of clay. I had no clay or I would have tried something. We are nearly finished with our lessons.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

old friends celebrate

I was invited to a group birthday celebration lunch with schoolmates that I haven't seen for a while. I had a FABULOUS time and laughed and laughed. We hung out for about 3 and a half hours at Leoni's Restaurant and it went by like a flash! I am the one on the extreme left, then sits Linda Jo, Terry, Annie, Janice, and Lois. It was decided that we would meet more often for no reason at all. I loved it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Button Club Tea Party

Our button club hosted a neighboring state button club and we had a great day. The Keep Museum in Monson made a great place to celebrate. The food was excellent and the auction went very well. See the photo of the cupcakes with the button decorations along with photos of the donation table, luncheon, and auctioneer, Tamara! Thanks to my cyber friend, Carol, who led me to the website where I found the directions for the cupcakes. They added to the ambiance of the occasion. If you click on the photos that are partially shown, they will appear on your screen.

Glitter Party and Giveaway

at Gabriela Delworth's blog on June 18, 19, and 20th, including a Giveaway!!! Get all inforation at: I just love glitter, don't you?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Magazine Transfers/Frames Lesson

Here are some examples of creative framing and the use of magazine transfers using packaging tape that Elizabeth suggested using for this week's Altered Book lessons!
Very easy, and very fun. No stress..........

Monday, June 1, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Here she is, my godchild, Jasmine. She stayed overnight Friday and we had a lot of fun. She saw this hat perched on top of a lamp and asked to try it on. After looking in the mirror, she decided that she didn't like it. I may paint her portrait with this hat on..... one day she may change her mind!