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I’ve been working on a little something lately for my own pleasure. I’m not signed up for any swaps and have plenty of arty time to work on something, just for my own pleasure.

I came across an article in an issue of Somerset Studios from last year and I just fell in love with an art book by Celine Navarro.
That’s one of the things I love about the magazines. I get to meet talented artists by way of their articles and then go check out their blogs .Celine’s blog is The Green Frog’s Studio. Check it out if you get a chance.

I came up with my own way to bind my pages together very similar to the method she used. I’m not finished yet as this is a pretty big project for me. My book will contain 7 pages, decorated front and back making a total of 14, 5 x7 pages to collage. I’ve participated in bigger swaps but because each of my pages will be different it's taking me a bit longer to complete.



Click on the picture for a closer view.I'm not sure if I am going to leave the victorian lady …

Inka's Stamp Prize Pack has Arrived!!

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One of the things I have learned is that artists are some of the most generous people in the world. Inka of Inka's Stamps is not only a very talented artist but she is one of the most generous people out there in Blog Land. Each week on Sunday Inka posts a Blog Candy give away. And lucky me was the winner of one of her most lavish give aways yet. Thank you Inka! I can't wait to get some ink on those stamps. So if you get a chance stop by her blog InkaLandleave a comment and maybe you will be the next lucky winner. Once your done checking out her blog hop on over to her stamp store Inka's Stamps she's got some great stamps for sale along with the awesome collage sheets she carries. And if you have been looking for precut glass shapes to solder check out her catalog for those cute little house shapes you've been meaning to buy. That's just a few of the great things she's got. You'll have to go visit her site to see the rest.

Free Vintage Images & ATC 9 by 9 & ATC Swap

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Free Vintage Images!

I bet that got your attention. Like most crafters and artists that work in mixed media art I am always on the look out for free images to use in my art work. Yesterday I was surfing around looking to see if I could find anything interesting and came across a relatively new website MissMary.com . There are gobs of free things to download along with her extensive collection of vintage clip art for sale.
Be sure to check out her link for free downloadable collage sheets.



This past Saturday I went to another ATC swap at Betty's Stamp Pad. I am so glad my mother in-law decided to drag me to that first swap. I have met some very nice people there. I think it is great to chat with like minded people, don't you?



This is a picture my first attempt at a 9 by 9 ATC layout. I am not sure what the correct " name " is for one of these. So if you know please leave a comment. I would love to see how other people do these to get an idea.
One of the ladies at the swa…