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

Friday, October 17, 2014

FALL VIGNETTE AND A MATCHBOX

My Fall/Halloween decorated stand.



My vignette on the dining room table.
I purchased the fall bouquet several days ago, I love fresh flowers.
My owl is wearing a crown of harvest greatness...Isn't he handsome?



My matchbox I received from JoAnne over at Vintage Dragonfly
I have swapped with her once before, she knows what I love indeed.




I purchased the roses in this bouquet separately, I thought they went really well.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Monday, October 13, 2014

FALL PHOTOS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Some photos from around my neighborhood.
The reds this year are so amazing.




We have an apple orchard on the island.


My favorite flowers for sure, love the colors.



 This is the best beer ever.  If you happen to have this in your area and you enjoy beer you should give this a try....



BEAUTIFUL!!
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SPOOKY TAG AND A GIFT FOR ????

 A spooky tag for a swap partner.
I modge podge the skeleton napkin onto heavy card stock. 
This is a large size tag.
I finished off the tag by tucking in a book spine.




I created this piece for a group hostess.  She has received it, so I can post it now.
I purchased the watch piece from Michael's.  Using a copy of an image from a cabinet card I put in the center and cut out a bird from a book.  I painted the two flowers orange and black along with some silk leaves.  I added a witch hat and a bow for the top.  Oh and an old rusty pin!
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Sunday, October 5, 2014

HALLOWEEN PAPER BAG PAGES


These are brown paper bag pages for a swap over at Vintage Dragonfly
We are to create four bag pages (16 total pages) and send them to JoAnne so she can swap them out.  The pages will be layered together to make a book and the book will be mailed
back to us.



The skeleton is a napkin.



Do you notice the rabbit?





There is a lot of glitter on these pages but as you know my camera doesn't pick that up very good, I wish it would...



This silhouette is from a greeting card, fun hah?
I hope the person that opens this page is not to scared of the snake, plastic of course.





A vintage pipe cleaner pumpkin head.



Here is how you fold the sandwich bags in case you wanted to make your own.
These bags are 5 1/8" x 10 5/8" but you could always use the bigger brown paper bags if you wanted your book larger.  
These photos are from Vintage Dragonfly.



  1. You should give a book a try, they are great fun.
  2. Thanks for stopping by.
  3. Michele

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