LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Sunday, September 28, 2014

LEAF PEEPING IN VERMONT


Leaf peeping in Vermont is really, really something to do!
Every year we love to get together with family and friends for a few outings of leaf peeping.
This trip here was with Cindy and Carl.
The pumpkins here were at a roadside stand (I love stopping at these places) where I purchased some gourds for decorating and the gals were nice enough to offer cider donuts and apple cider, yummy!



Playing around in a corn field, fun stuff!!
(Cindy & Carl)



Mr. Nook likes to play around, too.




Covered bridge on the way to Montgomery, VT



Stunning!



  



I just love the moss growing on this bridge.
The forest is a great place for photographs.
We will be getting together with friends next weekend for more leaf peeping and exploring so stay tuned.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Monday, September 22, 2014

SCARY CATS, BATS AND WITCHES HATS

I've been playing with spooky things and having a blast.  
I just love creating for Halloween.  I don't know what it is about it, really doesn't matter much I guess, I just have FUN!
I wanted to share with you four tags I created for a swap.
The children are actually behind a plastic picture frame along with the ticket on this tag.



The girl is behind a picture frame but the boy is on the front of it creating a 3D effect.



The background is a dinner napkin, these I purchased on clearance last year and put them away.  I was more than delighted to see them because I forgot about them.
Lots of glitter on this one.



The butterflies clipped on the tags will go on the back in a pocket that I will create by tying lace around the tag, this was a requirement for the swap.
One of the tags I will give to the hostess of the swap, Marylou from Roses on my Table.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Monday, September 15, 2014

MAIL ART


This is my first time making mail art envelopes.
I joined a swap over at Bliss Angles.
We were put into groups of four so here are the three envelopes I created.
These are large size envelopes of 5 3/4 x 8 3/4.
I used a thick piece of card stock nearly the size of the front of the envelope,  and added to that papers and cutouts and such that I modge podged onto it.  I then sewed this onto the envelope.
The backs coll aged as well.
I do have the addresses covered over with a small piece of paper doily, you can see that here in the pictures.  I should of taken the picture before I added the names and addresses, sorry!






These were great fun creating.
I can't wait to see what mail art I receive.
Do you ever get any mail art?
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Monday, September 8, 2014

FRESH FALL FLOWERS


Don't you just love fresh cut flowers?
Starting in the fall I treat myself every couple of weeks to fresh cut flowers continuing through Thanksgiving and Christmas.
My favorite time of year is fall, I love the colors and every single thing about it.
You can usually find some pretty good deals on flowers in your local grocery store.
Go ahead, treat yourself...

Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Monday, September 1, 2014

"A PRETTY FACE"

This large tag "A Pretty Face" I made for a swap.
Lots of fussy cutting on this one..
Hope  you are all enjoying what is left of the summer weather.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUMMER PARTY INCLUDING FAMILY VACATION

We just had our 3rd annual Family and Friends summer party along with family vacation time leading up to the party.
Our Figgy and Lil O, Cindy and Carl came for the week leading up to the party.
Other family members came on Thursday, while others arrived on Friday, then the rest of the family and friends came on Saturday.
All week we played toys and balloons, swam in the lake, fished, rode in the boats, camped out in the back yard in tents, ate great food, celebrated Uncle Carl's 70th birthday and much, much more.



We enjoyed beautiful sunsets every night, played bubbles on the beach, ate more food and much, much more...



This year the theme for the party was TIKI.  Mr. Nook built the bar and we decorated it in great TIKI style.
Fun was had by all and we sure did hate for our time together to end.
Do you have a family and friends summer party every year?  You should consider it if you don't.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Thursday, August 14, 2014

VINTAGE SHABBY FLOWERS COMPLETED


I started making these vintage shabby flowers awhile back, you can see that post here
Well, I have finished up several of them and thought I would share them with you.
I was inspired by Jennings644 on  Youtube on making these.
These flowers are very simple to make, if you have some vintage trims and other fibers you can create these yourself.






Simply fun and relaxing, not to mention I have a vintage shabby flower to use in my projects all set and ready to go, I LOve that!!
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele