Saturday, January 19, 2013

Grow Your Blog Party!!!

Hello Blogland!!! Welcome to my blog! I am so excited to have your stop in for a visit:):) I want to take a second to thank Vicki from 2 Bags Full for hosting this awesome blog party:):) Please stay and look around.... It is my hope that you find some inspiration while you are here.
 My name is Sandra (Sandie) and I am crazy about color!!!! I love to make art...all kinds of art. By the time I was 5 years old and playing with my first set of crayons :):) I have been making stuff. (as my Mom would say :)  Right now my most favorite art mediums to play with are fabric and papers. Which has me QUILTING and ART JOURNALING. I love making art quilts, and binding my own art journals...then filling them up with collage, paints, and ephemera. They are my visual diaries. 

So, if you are a quilter and want to see all my quilting projects click HERE.
And , if you would like to see my mixed media side click HERE.
Or, you can just keep panning down and see it all :):)

Next I will show you some of the things I have made.....
             This is a 4x4 inch paper piece..I wove the 1/4 inch pieces of paper to make this piece :):)
                                                                Some of my quilts....
                                  As you can see I love Color:):) The brighter the better :):)
This was my art journal bag....but it didn't stay with me for long.....it was bought right off my person:)
      I really need to make myself another one :):)                                     
                                                                 Art journal pages......



                                      I made this for my dear friend Karen for Christmas:):)
Here is my new art journal...it is filled with a bunch of different papers and such. I am super in love with this journal. The cover is a vintage leather photo album. Yummy :):) 
                                                          a page in my new journal....
                       Quilted panel...that I painted with silk paints!! Then turned into a pillow:):)
 I have been playing with my new toy...Gelli Plate. I have been getting great pages full of color with this new toy :):)
                                                     Mandala drawn over stamp collage.

Well, that is a small collection of the things I like to get into :):) LOL!!!! Like I told ya...I like all kinds of stuff :):) It was a pleasure to have you visit me today... I would love to get comments and it is my hope that you will decide to follow me. I am always looking for new friends :):)

                                                THIS GIVE-A-WAY IS NOW CLOSED:):)

     Thanks to Vicki again for such a great blog hop!!! Click HERE to go back to the list:):) 
                                                                                        
                One last photo...these ladies are my art companions :):) They are with me all the time.
                                       Zoey (7yrs)    Daisy (5yrs)   and Bella (10 months)
Bye ya'll
Hope to see ya again :):)
Sandie

59 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Sandie, you are very talented. I would love to make a quilt one day, I took sewing lessons in school, promptly forgot, took lessons about 13 years ago, and forgot again! I need to buckle down, or learn to stitch by hand. lol Beautiful projects. I'll be back to visit and explore some more. xo

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your quilts are incredible! And I LOVE that bag! How fun is that!!
~Elizabeth

EvalinaMaria said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilts! I would love to learn this art but for some reason me and my sewing machine talking a different language - I can sew a straight line. I was thinking about learning to quilt by hand - well, I'm not there yet.

You have a lovely blog! Have fun at the party!

Patrice said...

Hi,Sandie! My name is Patrice. I think your work is lovely, and really like the quilts. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Ooo! Poodles! I love poodles. I was raised with poodles. Standard are my favorite. We do not have poodles right now, but I'd gladly have one.

I live on a farm. I used to be a chef in a big historic estate. The woman there loved to quilt. She gave me loads of fabric and magazines. I want to learn to quilt soon.

I have followed you and I hope you will do the same. I think we could be blog friends.You'd enjoy some of the folks who come to my Tuesday meme, Chats on the Farmhouse Porch. There are so many super people in blog world.

quiltmania said...

I'm always amazed by your work, nice showing!

gracie said...

Always a pleasure to see what you are up to!

Carol said...

Thanks a bunch for visiting my blog! You do amazing work, so colorful & lively!

Smiles,
Carol

laurajane said...

You always inspire me Sandie.
Laura xx

Jim said...

Sandra, you sure are into stuff! I love your work and can appreciate a good quilt when I see one and yours are fantastic.
Thanks for dropping by today and it's good to meet you.
Jim

Linda said...

Nice photos. I'm sure whatever you make will be well received.

Kim Stevens said...

Oh my, I'm loving all this color...and that purse/bag...just awesome!!!!! Your blog is very inspiring, I'm going to find the follow button, and OH, I'm a poodle lover too! I have a black standard, they are the best aren't they! Kim

Tammy said...

Hi Sandie, thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. What little loves yours pups are. So cute! And your quilts and art journaling are awesome! I never learned to sew. Sometimes I do papercrafting but find crochet a bit quicker and easier at the moment -- just grab a ball of yarn and have a go. But really, really want to start art journaling. I just seemed to have a hard time getting the creative juices flowing in that regard. Hope you are having a great day! I'm off to bed now. Goodnite ! Tammy

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Sandie
WOW - the colours are wonderful - I feel so happy here visiting your blog!

Such inspiring quilts and journals.
As you would have read on my GYB post I'm just about to start on my patchwork/quilting phase, so there's much here I can learn from you!

I did a couple of journal classes online with Pam Carriker - they were great but I find fabric is my first love - I wish I could play all day and then I could fit it all in!

Thank you so much for coming to see me and leaving your lovely comment.
I'm now following you too!
hugs
Shane ♥

Socrates said...

I love your fur babies. And that mandala on top of stamps is just marvelous. Great work. I found you thru the blog party. Do come and see mine.

kathyinozarks said...

Hi I am visiting from the blog party-I love your art-and love those colors! I quilt too-but I am in the 1800s mode for colors-lol Your pagaes are beautiful I will be following you for inspiration
I am retired and live in the ozarks of Missouri-I do quilt, but I also love all things fiber-weaving, needle felting, rug hooking and more. I share all my doings and recipes too Kathy

Stasa Lynn said...

Color makes us happy too! Your quilts are GORGEOUS and I love your art journals. Thanks for sharing with us!

Elisabet said...

Hi Sandie, I love your blog and all of the rich colors you play with. Your quilts are stunning and I really love your art journals... you have made them your own and they are fabulous! I am your newest follower and look forward to future posts.
Off to visit more blogs on Viki's blog party tour but I will be back!
Hugs,
Beth P

The Sage Butterfly said...

Your quilts are absolute lovely with such beautiful colors. I came here through the Grow Your Blog party, and I am glad I did. So nice to meet you.

Di said...

I am game to see what the giveaway is. I am a mixed media person and love to sew,nice to visit you! Di@Cottage-wishes

Debra said...

I've been following your blog for a while and have serious art envy! I'm a dedicated quilter and would love to be able to draw and journal like you do. I've bought lots of supplies have done a bit of scrap booking to start with but have zero ability when it comes to drawing. Baby steps I guess. It's always inspiring to see what you're up to. Deb.

Wendy Wirth said...

I love your use of colors, they're so bright and cheery. I also had to become a follower.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, what amazing work. i love the hand bag ... all those colors. so fun. vibrant & cheerful. please stop by my blog for a visit & say hi. take care. ( :

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

Hello Sandie what a colourful explosion of creativity on your blog! and I see you love dogs too. I have enjoyed looking at your artwork - your bag is beautiful. I will visit again sometimes - thanks for popping over to my blog. Betty the wood fairy

Christine said...

Hi Sandie, nice to meet you. You do beautiful work

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Sandie - You've given my spirits such a lift with all of your beautiful coloured quilts and journal pages, bags etc. after all we have been through with the dreadful fires here!
Lilly and Jack our poodle babies were tuck safe away through it all!
Oh Bella looks like she might be fully grown by now?
Please give them all a big squeeze with love from me!
Sending hugs,
Suzy

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Sandie - you know I love your journals and the one made from the vintage leather photoalbum is so cool - just love that.
oh my - you bag is totally amazing. I can why they sell right off your shoulder. It´s fab. and so colorful and bright. I love that you used it for your art journal.
xx T

Tamatha said...

I'm wishing I had gotten in on this blog hop! Oh well, I'm having fun visiting lots of people anyway! Loved reading more about you! :)

Laurie said...

You do love color! Your blog is very cute and I can see that you have a lot of fun with creating! Stop by my blog if you get a chance during the party! Oh, and I love your journal. My favorite kind of journal is one with all kinds of different sizes, textures, colors of paper!

liniecat said...

What an inspirational blog to come to see!
Im following along with you lol

Kathy said...

I adore all the bright colors. I am your newest follower and looking forward to reading more about your creations!

Queen Of Dreamsz Art and Collections said...

Hi Sandie,

I'm with you on loving color. ♥ Your quilts just make me feel good...so much happy energy in them and the same with your journal art.

I'm dropping in to say hello and let you know I'm in the GYB party too. I'd love to have you visit and leave a comment for my giveaway.

Hugs,
Steph ♥

Lelia said...

Oh my goodness - you say you enjoy color!!! Yes, I can tell. And, I can see how your colorful bag was purchased right off your shoulder!

Sharon said...

Oh, I just love your blog! All the color just makes me so cheerful! You are so talented. :). Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I'll be following for sure! :)

hueisei said...

Great post! I love all your beautiful projects!!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

You have created some very bold and colorful quilts and journals. Lovely pieces of art. Hugs Judy

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

I love your use of color... say it loud, say it proud!! LOL And that bag? I have no doubts that it barely made it to your shoulder before it got snatched away. Just lovely! I am your newest follower and appreciated that you became mine! Buddies forever!!!

geeky Heather said...

I love all the COLOR!! Those are some simply amazing quilts and I am not at all surprised that that tote was bought right off you. =)

Joan - South Island, New Zealand. said...

Wow! Love your work. That fabulous bag is awesome. Your journals totally inspiring. Will stay a while and soak it up.
Would love your giveaway whatever it is! Thanks.

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello,

Nice to meet you in this party.:)

There is a giveaway on my blog,too.

http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
betikarauski@gmail.com

All the best.:)
Bernadett

Marlynne said...

Oh Sandy! What a delightful post! You are an inspiration to me! I'm enjoying the new look art journaling thanks to you! Marlynne

Peggy Lee said...

Hello Sandie...it's so nice to "meet" you through the GYB party. I've made so many new friends.
Your quilts are gorgeous! So colorful. Some day I will learn how to make a simple quilt.
Your furbabies are so cute!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
~hugs

Dagmar said...

Hi Sandie,
What a creative colorful and delightful blog!
It is a wonderful way to connect and to be inspired..Hoping you are having a wonderful crafty week.
Hugs,
Dagmar

J said...

OH MY GOODNESS! WOW! The eye-popping beauty of your quilts is amazing! Your sense of design and color is wonderful. Yes, I'm a "quilter" - well, that was before I saw your work! I am really just a "follower of traditional patterns" but, like all of us who love the art, it brings me peace and happiness...the same way my pets do too! I love your "helpers." At least they don't "immerse themselves in the art" like my cats do!

Fay Iseminger said...

Hello Sandy,
Such amazing colors and creativity! I love it! And I had to leave a comment when I saw your companions. I have 2 toy poodles, Tasha (5) and Mandy (9). They are with me all the time, too. You don't leave poodles alone. It would be like leaving a small child alone. Being a poodle owner, you will understand this. So glad I found your blog.

Blessings,
Fay

Patty said...

Your art is fabulous. Would love to be a winner!

pippirose said...

I love your use of colour! Thanks for the giveaway. I look forward to reading more of your blog.
:o)
Rose
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

sandy said...

Hi, Sandie
Your artwork is beautiful! I love color also! I'm here from Vicki's GYB party! sandy @ Hob Nobbers

Debbie said...

Hi Sandie,
Your blog is awesome, very colorful! I love your artwork! So nice to meet you via the GYB party!

Kim said...

You do beautiful work. I'm a new follower from the GYB party. I also have a little 4 pound poodle, Millie. They are just the smartest breed aren't they!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Your doggies are adorable! And that art journal bag!!!!!!
You MUST do a tutorial on how to make it. A video, something. I would buy it and I know lots of others would as well. Love, Linda

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

LOVE your art!!
And, I'm not surprised that someone bought your journaling bag right off your person!! i LOVE it!!

Your work is amazing (all of those quilts. Oh, my:)

Jan

Thistle Cove Farm said...

beautiful fur babies and your work is inspirational; I'll follow as soon as I comment.

Marrianna said...

Sandie - I love your use of color in your quilts and especially your art journal pages. I keep wanting to work in an art journal but I never stay with it. Don't know what it is. Maybe it's the time I don't give to more creative projects. In the meantime, I'll keep following colorful blogs like yours. Thank you.

Marrianna
Email: marrianna65@gmail.com
www.reddancerstudio.com

kareninkenai said...

Sandie - I must follow you - what fabulous journalling, collaging, and quilting... love the color. Please stop by if you haven't already and sign up for my giveaway. (I'm tardy because my motherboard died and went to the grave!) But, I have a replacement now! Hugs from Alaska. Karen

www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com

Bead and Needle said...

A girl who loves a RIOT of color!!! LOVE your creations - love your blog...working my way UP from the last section on Vicki's GYB Party...glad to have landed here just now. Happy Creative Tuesday - Tanya

mybearsnme said...

your photos are so inspiring - thanks!! I found you through the blog party - if you need a giggle - come and visit me at
http://leftoverchocolatestitches.blogspot.ca/
:)

Terri said...

Hello Sandra, You have a fabulously colorful and fun blog! I love it!
Your art is inspired. I really enjoyed having a look around. I am so glad Vicki hosted this fab GYB party!
Hugs,
Terri
artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

Sherrie {Bird Lady} said...

What colorful, beautiful art you create Sandie! Who doesn't love a surprise giveaway?

~ Sherrie (Bird Lady)

http://www.birdladyblog.blogspot.com

Sherrie {Bird Lady} said...

I forgot to mention how adorable your pups are!

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