Saturday, August 28, 2010

THE POWER OF WORDS

The challenge this week over at Inspiration Avenue is the "Power of Words".
I think the first word I learned was "NO" and I learned from a very early age
that "NO" was a powerful word.

Over the years the word NO......
~ made me feel
~ made me ask why
~ made me ask how
~ made me discover
~ made me inspired
~ made me competitive
~ made me strong
~ made me look beyond
~ made me who I am
~ The word "NO" made me say "Yes I CAN".

Here is my submission for this week's challenge.



Thank you for viewing my submission. Check out my ETSY shop for more new editions and be sure to pop over to Inspiration Avenue (just roll over the title of this post) to see what words inspired other artists this week! Better yet, come, join the fun and be inspired!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

COFFEE OR TEA

My submission for this week's challenge over at Inspiration Avenue. Between the two, coffee is my drink of choice. I start my day with it and I enjoy it with friends and family. Tea is a relaxing drink for me when it's time to wind down. I started making these tags and I couldn't stop...maybe too much coffee. :)





Here is my submission for TEA




THank you for viewing my submissions for this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue.
Need some Inspiration? Grab your cup of choice and roll over the title of this post and you are there!
Check out my Etsy shop for more tags inspired by this week's challenge!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

HOPE


When the World says,"give up", HOPE whispers,"try it one more time"


This weeks challenge at Inspiration Avenue is HOPE. My submission for the challenge is one of my newest creations called "MESSENGERS". They are 4 1/2" by 10" long, completely handmade by me. I first made a natural card stock back pattern and then separate pattern pieces for the wings, head, feet and body. Each Messenger is different and uniquely designed and pieced. The heads are cut from 1953 1 cent post cards. The faces are stamped and then attached to the postcards. On many of the backs you can see the one cent stamp which I loved. I have attached hand selected natural fibers and dyed ribbons. After designing and piecing each messenger with various papers, found,purchased and re-purposed, the edges were thinly finished with gold paint.




Messengers will send messages of Inspiration. Each one will come with a small handmade envelope and paper to add your special message. I have also just completed Inspiration Stands, perfect for photos, letters, cards and especially made for holding Messengers if you want to display them on your desk or mantle.
I love things that have a purpose. I am excited about my Messengers because they are perfect cards, they can be displayed on a stand or my favorite....used as a bookmark and sure to bring a smile and keep the Inspiration alive every time the receiver sees it.



I hope you will take a peek at my shop and see my other Messengers. Also be sure to pop over to Inspiration Avenue and check out all the incredible HOPE submissions!
http://inspiration-avenue-team.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 2, 2010

CRAZY FOR TAGS

IMGIRL
I am girl…..Crazy for TAGS
When I first saw an altered art luggage tag, it was LOVE at FIRST SITE.


I do appreciate cards that I receive that are retail purchased, they come to me with the same amount of sentiment and love. However, there is always a three month keep rule that comes with them for me. I feel like I must keep them for at least 3 months stored away in a drawer before throwing them out or cutting them up and re-purposing. Otherwise, I feel terribly guilty that I have just thrown away this person’s money that they could have had a perfectly good latte with.
And so for my MAD CRAZY LOVE of Book Tags…I love making them. I love that each tag is different, and nothing about them is repetitious, from the theme, to the colors and down to the fibers and or ribbons. I love their versatility. I love that when I give a book tag, it has a meaning, it won’t be stored in a drawer, it will find a home in a good book, a journal, or on a gift bag. I love that tags keep giving. They are less likely to be thrown away and more likely to be re-purposed, re-gifted and actually kept and enjoyed. To me there is nothing better than a good book or a fabulous journal, other than a good book or a fabulous journal stuffed with book tags.
I am in the process of NEW CREATIONS for my book tags and having so much fun with it. Very soon I will be introducing some BOOK TAG MESSENGERS that I am very excited about. I will show them here first and then list in my Etsy shop near the end of August.
Thanks for listening to my raves; we all have our FAVS …what are you Crazy about?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS TO SIMPLY DEBBIE


Simply Debbie is the WINNER of IMGIRL'S Third Week of July Giveaways. Congratulations Debbie and thank you to Everyone who left comments and visited my blog. I hope you
will continue to visit. I have met so many new blogging friends and visited so many
AMAZING blogs!!
To see Simply Debbie's blog just roll over this post title and it will take you there!

I am taking a few weeks off in August to replenish my Etsy Shop and will have alot to share by the end of the month! Please stop by my shop and see all my new additions hopefully I will have them all added by the end of August!

Take care and keep doing what you lOVE ~*
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Kim