Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Halloween Costumes

I am making some Halloween costumes again this year and have them for sale in my Etsy shop. I LOVE to make Halloween costumes! Here is a picture of a Ladybug Fairy costume I just created - - the tutu's are so much fun!
Thank you to my little Ladybug model!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Quad Cities Marathon

I am so excited to report. . . I ran the 5k portion of the Quad Cities Marathon this morning with my friends Renee and Kathryn - - my first race EVER!! I have decided while training for this race that I LOVE to run (despite the fact that running on gravel means sucking road dust into my lungs and practically twisting my ankles on loose gravel). I have been faithfully running since spring. I finished the race today with a time of 25 minutes and 46 seconds (that is 4th place in my division - women aged 30-35, 3rd place of women aged 35) The fact that I am 35 and just started training this spring makes me INCREDIBLY happy with my time - - but I WANT TO WIN!! I am hoping to run the Turkey Trot this fall and the Bix next July so that I will have something else to keep me motivated and running this winter. :-)

Also - congrats to Angie Dieterich who ran the HALF MARATHON this morning and got 3rd place in women her age that ran it! Way to go Angie!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Photo Art Blog!!

I had 8 Eskay Art photo orders to fill this week. . .and decided it is time to create a blog for this little monster I have created, so it is HERE.
Please visit and become a follower to stay updated as to my latest Photo Art creations. (All followers to my new blog will receive a one dollar credit for their first order - - just let me know when your order is placed).

Monday, September 21, 2009

Beauty and Rituals

Paul wanted us to all watch the football game last night - - so I thought it would be a good time for me to work on some layouts.

For the first layout, beauty, I used some stencils I had and spray-painted each letter. I then outlined them with pen and chalk. Then I stitched part of each letter to make them stand out a little bit more. I used that same chalk around the whole layout and picture.

The second layout, rituals, uses lots of thickers, punches and a cutout.

P.S. - for you sports fans, the Giants ended up winning last night by kicking a field goal in the last seconds at about 11:15. :-)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Isabella Order

My latest order I received on Etsy is for a little girl's room. She happens to have the Isabella Lilac/Green bedding collection from Target (as shown on the basket above) - - and the Photo Art was made to match it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Good Day

I don't normally do just a general update sort of post. . .but today thought I should. First of all I am the lucky winner at the Mosh Posh blog - - and I will be getting a surprise of buttons in the mail soon - - I can't wait to see them!!

Second, Skyler asked if I would post a picture of her new invention. This is a kitty house with a built in feeder. Skyler says when they get done eating they can just pull their head in like a turtle and they are in their house. Notice how happy this kitten looks. :-) Skyler's kittens just hang around like ragdolls while she dresses, feeds and carries the little things - some pictures cannot be posted for fear of retaliation from PETA, but let's just say these kittens are VERY patient with this 9-year-old who loves them very much.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Birthday Cards Galore

We have had a tremendous amount of birthdays lately - - I haven't even posted some of the cards made. . .however, here are 3 more I made for this weekend.

This first card is my favorite just paper, rub-ons and ink.

This second card used a tag off a pair of Skyler's jeans that I kept for just this sort of thing and some playing cards that I roughed up a bit.

For this last card, I cut out the monkey images from the cardboard of a package of pencils I bought for Skyler's school supplies.