DIY Cupckae Stands and a Linky Hop

DIY Cupcake Stands
Yes it's been awhile since I posted here. I've been pretty busy over on my food blog Flour On My Face.
I'm sure you've probably joined the Pinterest craze like I have. 

I've been pinning like crazy. I've made a few recipes and made these cute little cupcake stands from a pin I found.

Have you made a recipe or a craft that has been inspired by a pin on Pinterest?

If so add a link to my linky. If you'd like to join in on this linky hop snag the code below and add it to your blog. A link back will be appreciated!

If you'd like to make a set for yourself the link to these cute cupcake stands are on the linky below.

Happy pinning!

Wing Series ATC Set

I haven't had a chance to do any artwork in a couple of weeks. I did make a set of atc about three weeks ago.

This is the atc that inspired me to do this series of Wing artist trading cards.

"She was voluptuous"
This one cracks me up!
"Do not change"

I can't decide which is my favorite.
Have you checked out the link to the Altered By Me Community? I would love it if you hopped over and joined in on some of the conversations!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Making An Apron

By Altered By Me
author of Altered By Me Do you sew? I am attempting to make my first apron with out a pattern. I am totally winging it. I'm actually going to make a couple and one will be a mixed media style one and one a more traditional apron. Have you ever made an apron?
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New Artist Trading Cards

I had a chance the other day to make a couple of Artist Trading Cards.

I had the urge to create something so bad. I didn't want to mess around with finding the perfect supplies or images so I rummaged through the stuff laying around on my work table and made these two atc's with what I had on hand.

The second one is my favorite! I really love the way this one turned out.
Yesterday I dyed some fabric, lace and trim with some lemon balm leaves and stems that I needed to trim. I didn't want it to go to waste. Last year I dyed some other fabric and was really happy with the way it turned out. Sorry no pictures of the dyed fabric right now. If I get a chance I will take a few and then compare the two batches of fabrics. Last year I used the new growth on the plant and I really think that fabric dyed a darker color.
I forgot how much I enjoy dying fabric with natural dyes. I think I may try to use some leaves off an orange tree to see if that will impart a decent dye.
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Cloth Paper Scissors Put a Bird On It

If your on Facebook and follow Cloth Paper Scissors you probably saw the spoof video they posted from Portlandia the other day.
Well Cloth Paper Scissor put out a call for art featuring birds. Here is their blog post telling all about both videos We Put A Bird On It
I am so excited to be included in the video. I sent in the two pieces of art from my mini book that I posted the other day and they included both pieces in their video.

Thank you Cloth Paper Scissors!

Mini Book Pages Birds and Butterflies

Wow it is hard to believe that the holidays are over and January has come and gone already. The month has flown by. I wonder if this new year will fly by as fast as the first month.
I am sorry I have been neglecting my blog. It's not that haven't been being arty but I just don't seem to have the time to post much lately.
As soon as the Christmas decorations were packed away I started working on a new project. I decided I was tired of the cold winter temps and couldn't wait for spring so I started making a mini Birds & Butterflies book. I have finished all the pages. 12 in total of various sizes. Some just tiny little tag like pages like the one above. I'm proud of the fact that I actually finished it. 12 pages with both sides arted up means I actually created 24 book pages. I have a bad habit of biting off more then I can chew and not finishing big projects.

Now as I was working on the book I planned to use eyelets and a book ring to bind the book together. But I …

Daily Window Designer Challenge Is Now Open For Submissions

"Using art to personalize your Daily Window Bags" Have you all had a chance to stop by the Daily Window Bags website and check out the awesome bags? Did you see how great they look with an awesome piece of designer art in the window? I am sure if you did stop by you probably would love to have one of those bags for yourself. And what better way to get your hands on one them then to win one? Who might be interested in this challenge? Well if you are a mixed media, altered art, art journaling, art quilt, collage artist, card maker or scrapbooker this challenge is perfect for you.  I bet you probably have lots of art work that you have already created that will be perfect for this challenge! And even if you don't have something already made I am sure you can whip something up in no time.

I told you a bit about the Daily Window Designer Challenge the other day. Now I am going to tell you how easy it is to win one of those awesome bags for yourself or as a gift for someone spec…