Thursday, May 15, 2008

Smile Like You Mean It
I just HAD to create something with some different colors and I really like how this one turned out! I so love this photo I used courtesy of SassyArts from Flickr. She has some really wonderful photos that she shares in the Collage Images group on Flickr. Don't you just love that wonderful smile on her face? When I saw her I knew she would be perfect for the phrase "There 's a Silver Lining to Every Cloud" . This piece has such a happy feeling- it makes me smile every time I look at it!This is a little banner I created. I just love the little girl's face! I have been feeling so inspired lately- my muse has been keeping me quite busy! I hope she is here for an extended visit this time! I'm off to visit all of your blogs, ladies, because really YOU are all are my muse and you never fail to inspire me!! Thank you!!
Michelle xoxoxo

Friday, May 09, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!
I wish I could be with my sweet Mama this Mother's Day. She said they will be having my favorite meal and dessert at her house this year. Tostadas for lunch and her homemade chocolate cream pie with real whipped cream for dessert!! Mmmm!!! Here are the presents that are on their way to her....... (no peeking, Mama!!) I made her this photo frame and added a photo of her at the beach. It was an awful ugly frame from Big Lots. I painted it white, then covered it with vintage wallpaper and new scrapbook papers and added a vintage millinery flower and some pretty trims! I love it so much I wanted to keep it, so I will just have to make myself another one.
This adorable carnival doll is just like mine (seen in my blog banner). When Mama was visiting we found two of these cute dolls. She bought me one but didn't buy herself one and wished later that she had one. So I went back to the shop and that cute little dolly was still there!! I was so happy I could find her! It was two weeks after we first found them and I was sure someone would have snatched her up because she is SO cute and such a good price, too!! I added a little lace dress (more of a slip I guess, it's scandelously transparent and short!!) and gave her a little pink feather for her hair. I also found some pretty laces and trims and glass buttons to add to her gift!
I also added in some fun ephemera like sheet music and photos and pretty papers.
I added a photo of her to this sparkly letter "C" for Carol.Oh, and of course here she is dressed as the garden fairy. She really IS the garden fairy, too!! If you ever have a chance to see her amazing gardens you would see why!!
Happy Mother's Day to all my sweet blog friends and to my wonderful, talented, loving Sweet Mama!!!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I've been busy.......creating two new pieces!! "Far Away in Fairyland" is the first 3D box I have used and it was such fun! I need some more boxes to play with!! I found this one at Hobby Lobby and it was so cheap, but it was a seasonal Christmas item.
This collage includes a photo of my favorite subject- my sweet Mama! I love using old black and white photos of her! Here she is having her foot buried in the sand buy a guy she has a MAJOR crush on!! She was only about 5 or 6 years old. She looks like she is having the BEST time!! I love that photo!
This beautiful enamelware plate is my Mother's Day gift. (I was lucky enough to get it a bit early!!) I just LOVE it!!! It has a pink rose, my favorite aqua blue, it's enamelware and just a bit chippy- just perfect!! Thank you to Sweet Husband and my adorable little guys!!