Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blog Header

I know I am skipping ahead to Christmas but couldn't resist adding this wonderful banner designed by Tiffany Marshall. Check out her blog, it is really wonderful. I don't know her, but found out about her from Sherry Goodloe (Got Art? blog see my blog list).

Beyond the Vintage Path

One of those wonderful blogs where you wish you knew this person!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fall Feast Party

I had a FALL FEAST PARTY for 6 of my friends that I used to work with and we did have a feast! It was a desserts and appetizers get together. They brought all the appetizers and I provided the desserts and beverages.
I made little pumpkin cakes, a caramel cake shaped like a pumpkin, and lots of decorated butter cookies!
We all had a wonderful time eating, laughing and visiting. I had a show and tell with all my pictures from the Artful Cruise to Mexico with Tim Holtz that I went on last month. And passed around all the wonderful supplies they gave us in the classes.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Nancy! - Pumpkin Cake Creation

I celebrated my good friend Nancy's birthday on 11/4 and made a pumpkin shaped cake for her.
I got a bundt pan set made for pumpkin shaped cakes and you bake both of them. Then you slice off the extra on top, add icing for the "glue" and put the two together. I added a glaze and orange sugar sprinkles and decorated with some vintage leaves and berries. Made the stem out of gold wire ribbon twisted to look like a stem.
We had a wonderful late celebration as her birthday was in October.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

On the road to Madison, Wisconsin

While on the way to Madison, Wisconsin this morning I passed by this very small cemetery way out in the country by a farm. I made a mental note that on the way back I wanted to take some pictures of this wonderful sign! I came by just at the right time, just as the sun was starting to go down which cast a beautiful orange glow to the silver colored metal sign. It is a very small cemetery with probably 20 or less tombstones.
Close up is of the sides of the sign, note the telephone pole way in the background on the one photo!
I went to a craft show in Madison and found nothing special. Actually, this sign was the most interesting thing I saw all day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Humble Crow

Have been working on my Thanksgiving card. I found this great little saying about crows on a plate at Hobby Lobby and wrote it down. There was no author credited but I thought it was great and inspired my card.
Came back from the Artful Voyage to Mexico with Tim Holtz full of inspiration and new products to use. I used grunge board, various ribbons and wax to make my card.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
Sprite Boy 1997-2009