Monday, December 31, 2012

TAGS AND BOOKMARKS


I am excited to be a guest co-host for the Inspiration Avenue Challenge  theme this week with Shelly from Pics by Shel . As you may have guessed, the theme is TAGS & BOOKMARKS! Anyone who has browsed my Etsy Shop knows that book tags are just one of my favorite things to make. You may have seen some of these book tags in the September/October 2012 Edition of Somerset Studio Magazine.

                             THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE


 Book tags/ bookmarks are incredibly fun and easy to make, not to mention they are perfect for a variety of uses. They make great gift tags!  While searching for samples of book tags online and on Etsy, I was so  impressed and amazed by the creative way that tags were being used. I also found  many new techniques that I am dying to try my hand at making new tags in 2013.



                              This one is for YOU, Diane! 
                                                     XO


              YOU ARE A STAR IN THE EYES OF SOMEONE

 BE BRAVE . . .  YOU ARE MORE THAN YOU REALIZE



                                YOU ARE UNIQUE AND ONE OF A KIND

                               
                                           YOUR LIFE


                                             INSPIRED

 
                                           LOVE WIDE


                               SING YOUR OWN SONG




                                   TAG!  YOU ARE UP!

If you have never tried your hand at making tags or bookmarks, I hope this theme by SHEL at Inspiration Avenue has inspired you to try your hand at a tag or two! Many of the blogs from these artists have tutorials on the techniques that they used to make them. Tags and bookmarks are a great way to experiment and to make a little tag of  your art to share with someone or add tag art to your Inspiration Board.

HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR IN 2013

                              STAY INSPIRED & GET YOUR TAG ON ~ :)
XO

Thursday, December 27, 2012

SNOW DAYS ~ GOTTA LOVE THEM!




            Frida Kahlo Fabric @ The Crafty Tree on Etsy

I was searching for some fabric to recover two chair cushions in my sun room and found this great Frida Kahlo
fabric. During my search for fabric, I came across MYBONNY and fell in love with her fabric collage work. You can learn more about her and see her beautiful creative work on Etsy and here: www.mybonny.com
 There were two pieces of her work when I saw them, I knew I had to get them. This was one of them.

                    NYC ~ THE CITY OF WONDER ~ 9/11

It was made in Remembrance of NYC and 9/11. It is even more beautiful in person.


This was the other one that beckoned me to purchase:

                                    ISLAND LIFE

 
This is how I hung it. I made the Beach Sign and strung wire across it, added beach stones and beads, and then hung it with vintage clothes pins! 


 Bonny began making Troll clothes in the 60's and now has a line of green inspired altered wearable art clothing called Random Scraps of Fabric. She lives in beautiful Cannon Beach, Oregon and works from her home studio and gallery in Cannon Beach. 

Bonny's work inspired me so much these two snowed in days after Christmas, that I actually finished my Inspiration Board! Thanks Bonny for your inspiring creative works! 


       Need to be inspired?   Check out Bonny Gorsuc
www.MyBonny.com

What Inspires YOU?
                                      


 
         AND LOTS OF COLOR TO YOU IN THE NEW YEAR!
xo
KIM

Sunday, December 23, 2012

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS ....




                       All things bright and shiny




                            All things pink and yummy








                           All things made with LOVE





                                                Believe ~*


                                        Cookies for Santa




                          All things wrapped with LOVE





                                          Remember






                                  A baby born in a manager .. 


                                      WISH upon a Christmas Star


                                       . . . . . and a Silent Night to All~*


XO
Kim                                       From My Heart to Yours,
                                 Merry Christmas & A Blessed
                                                                    New Year!