Sunday, September 30, 2012

Handmade U Show and Tell!!!

                Hellllooooo Every one!! I feel like it has been so long since I last posted weeks...oh, wait a minute.... it has been weeks!! :O) Well, I took a much needed vacation all for myself!! This post might be a little long... but I want to show you what I was up to. So, here we go......
                                     I found an art retreat in Omaha, Nebraska...that I really wanted to try out. Here I am a day journaling in the dinning room...waiting for the fun to begin.                                                                                                             
      I got to shop in some very cool stores that I have never been in before. Archiver's was just wonderful!!! We also went to antique malls too!!
           This store is the bomb!!!! I LOVE this store...everything you could ever want in the craft world is in this store!!! If this store was in my town....I would go completely broke in very little time at all.
     Here I am with Rachael McGough on the left...our (Hostess extraordinary) Me in the middle .... and Michelle Gellar. These two ladies pulled off an amazing retreat!! Thank you so much Ladies...I really enjoyed myself!!
               The hotel we stayed in had a bear theme every where!! I loved this bear...I kept petting him every time I passed him :O)
                                                        We had ATC trades!!
                                                                    Ephemera Trades!!!
               And box trades!!! We each received a trade partner who we made our boxes their color choice of ephemera...This is Hope partner looking at the box I gave her!!! I really enjoyed finding all your treasures Hope!!!                                                                              
            Here Hope is holding my Box that she put together for me!!! I asked for the color RED!!!! I love my was jammed packed with yummy redness!! Thank you Hope!!! You out did yourself.
Here I am with a bunch of Ladies working on one of our make and takes!!!
First class... Hope Wallace Karney. Parlour Journal of Thoughts and Musings.  Here is my kit at my desk! That envelope is made out of wall paper!! Very fun class.
    Hope and myself with the little journal I made!! Very cute!! I will show you the inside one day when I have something in it :):)
....these are all the books that were made in Hope's class!!! Be sure to visit her blog!! She has great e-course you can take!!
Next was Liesel Lund's class...Children's Book Journal. Above Liesel and I are holding our own books!! I had a blast in this class. I am a color girl...and Liesel is just like me in that department!!
Here are the classes books!! We took apart these children's books...and remade them with different pages and papers on the inside!!! Again...I will show you my book as I get stuff in them!!
I absolutely love to see art journaling messes!!!! This is the desk of just two ladies :O) The whole room looked like this!!
Of course I need to throw in a cupcake or two :O) (giggle)
Of course....I need to show you my haul!!! On Friday night they had a vendor night!! I bought just a few things!!! LOL!!! The packets you see are just filled with paper ephemera!!
Here we all are trying to get into position for a group photo!! Of course trying to get 23 women to sit still ....well, it took time :):)
...and here is my last photo!! I just could not resist showing you this photo of Liesel, she looks so cute
...she was making scarves out of this lovely yarns and ribbons...I caught her playing around with them!!  LOVE this photo!! It fits her personality also :):) Be sure to visit her blog..she has more HU pictures up right now too!! Check it out here.

Well...I took 105 photos this weekend...and only showed you 21 photos!! I just wanted to give you the idea of all the fun that was had!! 

If you want to find out more about the next Handmade U...check out Rachael's blog for more info.

Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to say Hi..I have missed my web friends!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Junk In The Trunk Market Day!!!

One of my all time favorite things to do... is go shopping with my shopping buddy Karen Valentine!! She has turned me into an antique shopping hound!!! I never did this when I lived in Florida. But, since I have met Karen...(who is an antique guru:) We go to a lot of antique malls and events. Here we are at the Junk In The Trunk market. All kinds of yumminess was seen and bought!! Please enjoy the tour!!

As you can see it was starting to get busy...about 10 minutes later...this walk way was jammed!!

 All kinds of old goodies to be had!!

I really love these trunks!!!
 Here I am with another Market sign!! Fun...Fun...Fun!!!
Karen feel in love with these hair bands!!
Of course I had to have some too!! I think they look cuter in her hair though!! :O) LOL!!!

These are the bands I bought!! I love the colors!! The makers name is Eve and you can find her on facebook at 
I also picked up some awesome labels!! As you all know I am into art journaling...and I so want to bring the old and the new together in journals.
As you can see I found lots of things to put into mixed media art and journals!!

....and finally...the deal of the day!!!! 14x16 sheets of vintage wall paper. They had 10 sheets for 5 bucks!!! Seriously??!! Well, you know I had to have 2!!! 10 sheets for 10 dollars!! AWESOME!!!!

Well, I had a great morning with my ASB!!! (antique shopping buddy:):)

Hope you enjoyed my show and tell!!

Well, I am off to a Art Retreat in Omaha, Nebraska. I will be off line until next Monday!! This is my first time coming to this event!! Very excited!! (I keep saying that:):) But I am!!!

 I am very EXCITED!!! To say the least!!! This is an art journal weekend!! If you want to know more about this retreat.... click here.

I will talked to you all soon...I am sure I will have some show and tell when I return!!
Have a Blessed week Ya'll :O)
Hugs - Sandie

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Creating With Friends!!

I have met the coolest ladies on instagram!! This is Carol and Emily from Canada. They came over to my house and played in my "Happy Place". Emily showed me how to make a book early in the week... Then they came to me and I showed them how to bind a different book. We are holding the books we made. (I am in the center)

Carol and Emily also brought along one of their good friends.... Wendy!! She is brand new to art journaling. She didn't want to make a new book ...she worked on her first journal. She got into all my stuff and decided to make her covers to her journal!! She did an awesome job!!

the cover to Wendy's book!

...and the back cover. I think she did a wonderful job on her journal!!

Wendy working on the inside of her journal.

 Emily working on her binding!! We all had a wonderful day!! I really enjoyed having them over for the day. Can't wait until they are in town again!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Blogger's BOM!!!

I finally got my sewing machine humming today!!! I have not sewn in a while! I have been busy doing art journals :):) The blogger's BOM finally wrapped up last month. I got all my blocks I just need to figure out how I am going to put them together. This block was designed by.. Victoria over at the Bumble Bean Inc.
here is the double block!! Really love this color!!
 The second block I made. This block was designed by Amy at Amy's Creative Side.
I have a huge color explosion going on here.....
I have had a really great time making these blocks.

All of these blocks are doubled..the extras are peeking out from under the first one. 24 blocks of lots of am I going to put all of these together???? You got me...I just don't know!! 

Well, I will figure it out I am sure!! 
Hugs to everyone who comes to visit me!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My New Art Journal!!

        I have been having the coolest time on Instagram!! There is a whole new art community there to have fun with !! I have even made friends there! One such friend is Emily and her wonderful sister Carol!! They are from Alberta, Canada. And from time to time they are here in my own town!! I have had the privilege to get to know them. Emily and her daughter Karly make their own art journals...I asked Emily if she would show me how next time she was in town. So, this post is about the fun I have been having in my new art journal! Enjoy!!
Here is my new journal which I call my #emartjournal. 
  My first page.
Second page... my Hubby handed me his fortune cookie was the inspiration for this page.
hmmm.... I see a reoccurring theme here...COLOR!!! Me thinks I like color!!LOL!!!
 I call this my free is the backside of the above page. The color bled through onto this side..I just added the doodle and my word for the year...RELEASE.
I went shopping one day with Carol and Emily...I used my shopping bag as the starting point for this page!! The photo is Emily and I.
I call this my Dr. Seuss page...I was just doodling around my new stamp. This page feels very Seussical!! LOL!!
My David transfer with an Edgar Allen Poe quote.
.....and finally my gift from my friend Susanne. She was playing around with photo transfer on muslin....and gave me this piece. I love it!! I also used her hand carved stamp for the border on the next page. Thank you Susanne I love this spread in my journal!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!
I hope you all have a great day!!
Hugs- Sandie

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