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Friday, October 10, 2014

New Addition to my site

I thought it would be fun to have a slide show on here... but I am not able to understand all the techky things that I need to do to make it work... LOL.. 

So I added another link to my site...

On the left hand side... there is a picture of this piece that I created ...


 
I loved this piece when I did it, and put it in a few challenges and won them... 
Sugar Creek Hollow
and
also
Our Creative Corner... 
 
I wanted to share all these summer tyme things with you ... and so I added them to one site... 
 
Hope you will enjoy them again... when ever you want to...
Thanks so very much for all your love and comments... 
I cherish each and every one of them...
savoring the words and thoughts...
 
I also hope you will come back here for the
HUGE PROJECT
that I have been working on...
it will be published on October 22
Another sneak preview??? 
 
Oh maybe next time... 
 
Oh.... okay...
 
 
Oh my goodness... what a sneak preview this is...
so many clues... and nothing seems to fit into the other one...
I love it... I so hope you are going to enjoy this one...
See you soon... maybe with more sneak previews...
 
Please enjoy the Summer Tyme Fun
 
 
 
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WOW... what a day...

This morning when I got up... I finally got around to checking the e-mail and decided that it was time... t o start to get things done on my lists...  Bread was in the oven and cookies were waiting to go in... and then it started... 

Wow... so many wonderful letters from all kinds of friends saying that I had WON... 

WHAT  EVER   DID   I WIN??? 

Oh My Goodness... 

I WON   OUR CREATIVE CORNER AGAIN... 

This is what I had created that had won...

 

 
 
 
Oh so many thanks to CLAUDIA...
she is one fantastic artist...
 
 
Okay... so I have to share this with you too..
 
I am the TOP TALENT SPOTLIGHT
on
Our CREATIVE CORNER...
soon...
 
When???
 
You can check in here or on Our Creative Corner
on
October 22nd... at 2:00 am est...
or in BST at 7:00 am... 
 
here is a sneak preview... of what has taken me over 5 weeks to complete and over 800 photos taken to show you all the parts... 
 
 
 
Hope to see you there... 
between now and then...
hope you will join in on this challenge at
 
The theme this month... is RUSTIC... 
it is the perfect time of year for this type of theme... 
have a fun time... and see you all soon... 
 
I will be starting to share my quilt soon... 
hope you will join me with that too.. 
 
Have a great day... 
and again 
Thanks for stopping by for a visit 
enjoy creating something special.. for YOU... 
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Okay

I just wanted to say to you all that I love you all very much... and I thank you ALL for being so very patient with me...  I am FINE... just in the middle of a very special project .... to be released soon... oh I can't tell you any more right now.. but I will soon...  so very much fun...  my studio is TRASHED... and my hands are inky and my mind spinning with all kinds of ideas that are flying around...  LOL...  and I LOVE IT ALL... 

Tomorrow is the FIRST of the month ... and so many new challenges will be released... but me... I am in the middle of one that hopefully will be well worth the time and energy I am spending on it...  I so hope you will enjoy it too...  keep on checking back for more news... 

See you soon... maybe sooner than you think... I miss the challenges and seeing all that you do to... 

Thanks for all your kind and loving comments, and the many letters of love and worry... I am fine... couldn't be better...

Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Spooky Haunting HOUSE

Today I am again the PROUD GUEST DESIGNER for Frilly and Funkie...  I love doing challenges and love making things... so this is right up my alley...  creating something SPECIAL to share with YOU... 
 
Okay... here is what I have made for this special
HALLOWEEN Special... 
A SPOOKY HAUNTING HOUSE
 
So many times we think that things have to be a special in depth item in order to be fun.. but I had so very much fun putting this house together... 
 
I LOVE IT.. .
and most likely it will go to one of my grandsons...  the only problem is which one...  maybe I will have to have more fun and make another one...  right???
 
OR...
 
Maybe I need it for myself.. as this little witch is so very special to me...  you see my neighbor who travels all over the world brought it back to me from the UK..  she said we are both witches and bought herself a big one... and also a little one... 
so I  had to put it onto my house ... somewhere... 
 
Anyway... I get so wordy... I apologize for that... but it is just my way of being..  LOL...
 
Here is the Spooky Haunting HOUSE..
 
 
 
 
This is the SPOOKY HAUNTING HOUSE... 
and it is really a fun house... 
When I bought this it was the brown paper mache house... and had no personality.. you know the kind... and so I added a few things...
 
First off, I painted the entire house black... then I added some white crackle that I had that was left over...  I have way too many things that need to be used NOW... so put them to some use... 
 

 
I ran out of the white, so I added some pale blue crackle (no longer available... but I had a few bottles of it.. mixed it with what little white I had to extend it... )  used it all up now...

 
Added some black cobwebs... white ones would have been a little to pretty.. BLACK shows the oldness and dark to the house... spooky.... right??? 
 
Okay.. so I got a little carried away with the Heart trim... but the house use to be a nice old home... it just turned haunting a few hours ago... 
 
and the spiders... they are spooky too... hanging all over the place... and wedged into places ready to eat their prey... 



I bet you thought you would see the witch... not quite yet...  but the roof is a roof of Ideology tape...Halloween Ideology tape...  and then glossy accents all over the roof... made it like a glossy tin roof...  the pumpkin is sliding off the roof to make a mess all over the place... 
 
Spiders are hanging out... waiting for little moths and bugs to fly their way... for a tasty meal... 
 
(You can see the black hearts here a little better) 

 
The building is in great need of some TLC... but it is haunted... and no one wants to go into it... can you blame them... 
I think there are even some crows living in the house... ???? 

 
You can see what I mean... their is a skull and crossbones on the opening, where a front door use to be hanging...  and someone put some pumpkins there???  silly huh??? 
 
Maybe the witch that lives here did??? or maybe the ghosts did... that seem to by flying around the house all the time.. . 

 
Things are so very haunting here that there is a grave stone by the front door...  maybe someone is under that area... spooky, isn't it??? 

 
See.... I told you there are ghosts around this old haunted house...  yikes... I am out of here...  I think there is a ghost on the front of  the house with red eyes...  scary stuff all right... I think I better run along now... 



And up in the top room... a spooky pumpkin seems to be staring out of the window... wow... this place really is scary...  
A bottle of poison by the front door...  EMPTY!!!???  Oh wow... and that fence...  really pretty scary!!!! 
 

 
 
I didn't go into the house... a little to scary for me... but someone took a picture of what they saw in the roof...  a baby crow.. I knew it... I could just feel the crows all staring at us... lets get out of here... 
 
 
Oh but wait a minute...  here comes the witch... she is landing on the roof... 
 
 
 
What a 'cute' witch she is too...  a real little broom.... and little black shoes like a witch wears...   wow... she must be a real witch... 

 
And there is one of those spiders going to welcome her home...  it has huge RED eyes too... 

 
Her hair is as wild as she is...  and what a site for sore eyes...  LOL.. 
 
 

 
 
 
Please go on over to Frilly and Funkie and create something to share with this challenge... it is fun and also allow your creative bones to create something...
 
Thanks for coming here to see the
SPOOKY HAUNTING HOUSE.
 
And also I would like to say thank you to all of you who leave these great comments on my blog... I really, really appreciate them all.. and read and cherish each one... 
 
Have a great and enjoyable and SAFE Halloween... 
Love, Light and Peace...
Bonnie 
 
 

Monday, September 22, 2014

The FLOURISH and the ROSE GIFT BOOK

I know you probably are so tired of hearing me say this...
 
BUT...
 
 
I HAD SO VERY MUCH FUN.... making this book... 
 
I think I am a frustrated little kid that loves to cut paper
Glue it...
Paint paper,
Cut it up...
Glue it...
and cut pictures and clip art up...
and GLUE IT...
Make pretty ribbons,
and tie them into bows... 
but I LOVE IT ALL... 
 
Do YOU???? 
 
See...  there are some out there that are holding their hands up screaming...
I DO.... I DO... 
 
I knew it.... well I had fun doing this...
 
This week-end I had my basket classes for the Kudzu basket making... what fun we all had... baskets were made by all and some were very unique while others were out of sight with different colors, of light and darker vines... some with bark, others stripped off...  so very pretty... all were outstanding... I love teaching and being part of this type of thing... it was glorious... 
 
So today I had the opportunity to create this little book in the peace and quiet of my studio... 
it was very rewarding and I had lots of fun...
 
So here it is...
 
 


 
This is the finished book... 
I will show you each section and also all the details etc... 
I love the colors... and the designs of each section... 
Don't forget this is a GIFT BOOK.... 
 
 


To start off with, my sweet husband had received a couple of books in the mail... this is the piece of corrugated that came in the books!!! 
Waste not, want not...  a good thing to practice...
I peeled off  the outside paper... to show all the beauty...
and then folded it... unevenly, so that the front was shorter than the back... 
 
I made this piece of paper this morning...
It is sort of a new technique... spun off of Pamellia Johnsons tehcnique... 
 
I will tell you a combo of what the two are...
Pamellia took the textured paste and put it onto paper,
used embossing powder and a heat gun to finish it ....
 
I did the same with black paper, textured paste, and purple embossing powder..
 
BUT then... 
I took my Versa Mark pad and ran it lightly over the textured paste that had been embossed with the purple... and added some Steam....  
 
then I did it again... 
this time adding Lettuce...  
 
then I did it again...
adding milled lavender... 
 
WOW... what fun... what colors... 
 
 
it got a little thick.. what an exciting feature...  the colors slipped into the area that had no texture paste... it just turned into a wonderful piece of paper... I really didn't want to cut it up... but hey... new rule... 
 
USE IT...
or you might not find it again.. .
LOL... 
 
  

 
 

 
And I snuck in a few little ones too...  can you see the little purple one... 
I used ribbon to cut the flower out... and then some stamen in the center...  love it... 
 
 

 
 
 
 
I used Tim's Tattered floral strip and used the leaves here...
I used a sort of new method on these... 
I colored them with ink on the work sheet, but then I rolled them up until they dried...  then I sort of unrolled them... leaving a lot of the paper curly, etc.. 
 
Can you see the embossing... love it.. 

 
 
 

 
finished cover.... 
 
Below are a few more closeups...  just love this cover... couldn't stop taking shots at different angles...  LOL... 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It is a Sizzix Die...  oh so very elegant... all by it's self...
Lovely and ELEGANT.. needs nothing else.. but I did put a little bow around its neck... it wanted to be dressed for the occasion...
 
I also made it into a pocket... by putting double sided tape down the two sides and across the bottom... thus a nice envelope... 
 
 

 
Then I made this to slip inside... and there is a arrow at the top... it is a little hard to see... up by my name...
it is purple... 
it says PULL UP...
 
A little tangling... too...
When you pull it out.. a folded check is there as the gift...
YES... GREAT GIFT... 
 
 
You know that I don't stop with one thing in a book.... don't you???
 
So onward...
 
I made a piece of paper... 8.5 x 11... using tim's method of coloring paper... ink onto my worksheet and then dragging the paper thru it...  oh what fun.. .then I add some other color if I desire it... this time I cut the paper in half... 

 
and made two envelope... no flaps... they just fit into the booklet cover... perfectly... wow... I am getting good with this measuring thingy... 
 
I use to draw a lot of digital images and sell them.. this is the wreath...  I printed it, colored it, cut it out and glued it onto the pocket... a pretty K and Co butterfly... 
 
 

 
And on the other pocket front, I put a die cut/embossed paper by Cuttlebug and then put this cute little bird on there... it was stamped...
 but when???
by WHO???? 
BUT I did watercolor it... 
and then cut it out... 
 



When you look at the edges of the book... this is what you see...  so now I will show you all the goodies... 
 

 
The inside flap... 
A little doily and inside the doily... which is used at a pocket here... 

 
Is another little fold up paper... I have the sizzix die for that too... but it has no name on it...  ????  but it is a square and has rounded half circles on the four edges... love it... 
 





 
I put a flower on one of the half circles... 

 
This is it all open... and as you can see I have foil butterfly stickers all over it... 

 
This is how it looks when it is all folded up...  I am going to use my stickers up too... I have tons of them... and I really love some of them... like these...
 
Also this little folder is only about 2x2 inches... and it can also hold a bill... or a check also...  but I have a little butterfly inside for right now... 
 
 

 
In between the two pockets is this little paper, with the bird in it... just a little pretty... nothing more or less... just because...

 
The next pocket is this...
that I showed up above... 
 

 
Inside each pocket, I have a tag... of course... 
Each tag was also a lot of fun... naturally it was... 
 
this one I put a doily on the top and then some Pickled Raspberry inked paper... with a little bit of purples...  but love the PR...
 
A Swirl, and Textured paste queen Anne's lace flower... and some Chit chat... 
 
 
 


 
That is the first tag... 
 
Then the second tag... 

 
Okay...  this one is a little bit different... 
 
The same textured paste with the same stencil... a little bit different color background...  but then a Just rite stamp... and the word LOVE stamped and under it ... YOURSELF...
 
You can't love, truly love someone else, with out loving and knowing your self FIRST...
 
Love yourself...
Love others will full intent... 
How very BEAUTIFUL... 
 
 
 


 
 
FINISHED
 
 
Now all I have to do, is to find a box to mail it in... LOL.. that will be the hardest part of the whole project...
 
But then again... the Post office has these great free boxes... that this will most likely fit into with extra space...  LOVE IT... 
 
Okay...
 
So first project of the week... 
three Challenges... 
 
Have a great week.. .and please check back here tomorrow for more challenges...
and Please dont' forget...
 
hope you will take a look at what I have created for this one...
 
WOW is all I am going to say... 
 
thanks for stopping by today for a look see and a visit...
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie