Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I found my Camera! Here are some candles I painted

Yippie Skippie!  I found my camera!  Whew......The very first thing I wanted to show you are some candles that I hand painted in a class with Barb Ogden-a great teacher.  I haven't painted since Christmas of 2008 so this was a stretch for me.  My kids love them because they are exploding candles!  Light them and the varnish will cause them ot explode!  lol.  Tell me what you think.  Love, Elle
Here is some closeups.  Aren't these a hoot?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Bad News

I have some bad news.  My camera is missing.  I can't find it nowhere.  I came in here (art studio) to upload my latest pictures and the camera is no where to be found.  I will be posting again as soon as I can.  Miss you all!  Love, Elle  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET JESSICA!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

Giving thanks.  What does that mean to you?  Does it mean you are thankfull for what you do have or are you thankful to what you don't have?  My sister-in-law lost her mother yesterday morning.  "Grandma" has we all called her was an amazing woman.  She surrounded herself with those she loved and placed all of her values on God first then her family second.  Someone who we will all greatly miss.  As Dixie and her family prepare to bury their mom she took a moment to tell me how thankful she was for the life she got to share with her all of these years.
As many of us struggle during these economic times I for one will sit back and not worry about money or things and concentrate on what I do have.  I family that I love and who loves me.  Friends that I value with everything I am but most of all my God for enabling me to have each day to even consider these things.  May your day be blessed with all that is important to you.  Love, Elle

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tilda strikes again!

Tilda strikes again!  This morning I took my Magnolia image that I had colored with copic markers when I was on holiday and made it into a birthday card for an upcoming birthday.  I love how the colors sort of blend together. I used three of my trusy buttons and a pretty ribbon bow for embellishments.  I adore her purse-isn't it so pretty and sparkly?   Enjoy an let me now what you think!  Love, Elle

Monday, November 8, 2010

Vintage Postcard Story

There is a store in Kirkwood, Missouri called the Checkered Cottage.  A quaint little store.  They recently had a Holiday Open House where the windows were decorated with HUGE blowups of these gorgeous vintage postcards that the two owner's (sisters) grandmother had saved throughout the years.  The display with breathtaking to say the least.  They took these postcards and made sheets of them to sell.  Here is my first rendition of one of the postcards.  Love, Elle
I used some of the beautiful trim that I received in a fiber swap with the group Art For The Creative Mind.  I thought that it really set off the vintage feel. 
Here is a closeup of the postcard image:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Visit here for some wonderful blog candy!

I  found some wonderful blog candy on Tracy's site!  Take a look see. I wanted to post a picture but I am having trouble with my blog at the current moment.  Click on the title of this post and it will send you to the blogcandy!

 Love, Elle