Friday, October 29, 2010

CHAPTER 37: Halloween in WONDERLAND...

CHAPTER 37: Halloween in WONDERLAND...

Hey everyone!

We have a "just for fun" post today here in Wonderland that doesn't follow a book excerpt or poem...just a good ol' fashioned HALLOWEEN theme!
After all, tomorrow IS Halloween and it's time to showcase some fun projects, and many of us are using the Graphic 45 special line of papers, Halloween in Wonderland!

It must be Halloween, my post is on the wrong side? What's going on?
This week I have used Graphic 45 (for my 45th time this season!) I swear I have used it a lot!
But I really like it, it gives me so much inspiration.
For this card, lots of layers, I used tim's alteration's die, up cycled cardboard, Spellbinder die, layered them all up. I then water colored Alice and the Cheshire cat. I figured the cat wanted to sit on the fence so I free hand cut the fence out. (very simple, no rocket science here) I thought it would be kind of creepy to have the hand reaching through the fence as if to grab the cat. So spooky! Tied some colored twine around the card and added the little pumpkin. Oh and a little bat, poor thing I almost forgot about him.

Here is a closer look at the hand reaching for the Cheshire cat.
Ohhhh Spooky!

Hope you enjoyed the card this week!

We really hope you enjoy our projects today and that you feel like playing along! Today our VERY generous DT member Ky is offering up a set of Alice stamps by Elaine Cox! Even more of a reason to get creepy or crafty this week and show us what you can do!

So get your card done and link it to: "Oh Alice"

Be sure to stop by the blogs of my TEAm Mates:

Jessica Andrea Emma Erin Gloria Jen Ky

Lynne Margie Peggy Randi Sammi Sara Suzi Tasha

Leave some love notes ~ you know you want to!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Few Quick Projects and My ATC

I had to come up with some quick projects last night, so this is what I came up with.
Here are a couple candy holders made with Cosmo Cricket "Matilda"

I love this one!

Here is a larger treat bag! These were so quick and easy!

Here is the little gift card that goes with the bag above.

And on to my ATC for October. I used a playing card for the background. I scratched it up with a file and put some translucent paint over the card. You really can't see it in the picture.
I then took molding gel medium and started to make my cat. This was a little tricky as it stuck to the paintbrush and did not want to come off in the right places.

If you look at the cheeks they are raised, little on the ears and around the mouth. I wanted this cat to be dimensional, without being to bulky. I then had to wait a day for this to dry (I hate to wait, but I did). Then I painted the eyes, mouth, cheeks. Added the bow tie and put some good ole crepe paper on, then added the strip of paper with tim holtz tiny attacher, I know I always have to mention him somewhere, but I use his stuff in pretty much everything I do.

Here is it all done. I made little bags to put them in this month. I thought it was just a cute touch! I love they way these turned out. One thing I would do next time is to sand off a little more background, I think the cat would have shown better. But all in all I love him!

Thanks for stopping by........Got time leave a comment let me know what cha think. You know we all love our comments! Okay I don't always leave them. Fair is fair! But you can always become a follower!

Friday, October 22, 2010



"They don't keep this room so tidy as the other,' Alice thought to herself, as she noticed several of the chessmen down in the hearth among the cinders: but in another moment, with a little `Oh!' of surprise, she was down on her hands and knees watching them. The chessmen were walking about, two and two!

`Here are the Red King and the Red Queen,' Alice said (in a whisper, for fear of frightening them), `and there are the White King and the White Queen sitting on the edge of the shovel -- and here are two castles walking arm in arm..."
--Ch. 1: Through the Looking Glass

The challenge this week is again the brainchild of DT member Lynne-to use some aspect of the game of chess! You might want to use a checkerboard pattern, or feature a King, Queen, Knight or Castle (Rook), or some other aspect of the game we haven't thought of - we just need to be able to clearly see CHESS in your creation!

We are THRILLED to announce that there's a prize this week, too! Thanks to our generous sponsor, PAPER MANIAC, this week, they are giving away a set of Artistic Outpost Alice in Wonderland mini-stamps AND a sheet of E.A.D. Designs Stickerz! How awesome is that?

Here's some inspiration from the DT before we 'pawn' you off on your own to create this week:

This week I used last weeks gate fold, added Graphic 45 paper and a rosette, a bit of elastic ruffle. Just could not find the right saying, so I came up with my own. That's it pretty simple card.

Checkmate! Have YOU met your match? You have until FRIDAY, October 29th to enter your creation and throw your hat (or should I say, crown?) in the ring for this awesome PAPER MANIAC prize this week! We'll announce the winner her in Wonderland during our next challenge!
See you soon!

Go see the rest of the fabulous DT cards at:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I took my G-Kids to Zoo Boo! We had a great time. Zoo Boo is held every year at our local, still free zoo. They decorate the zoo with cut outs and pumpkins and cornstalks.
Many people in costumes and they hand out candy to the kids.
It is geared towards the younger child. So much fun!
However I do have to show you one picture that I took
that I thought turned out pretty cool(no children in this picture)

Okay on with the show! This area was themed in Africa!

Can you guess who is having tea with Alice?

Farris is a little smitten with this zebra!

Here they are with the bear

The wolves

Here is my little dinosaur
Here is the tail
So cute it wags as she walks!
On another note........some great blog candy at

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Altered Alice

I want to share a very special place...............Why is it special "you ask"?
This is a place where your mind can be taken in a whole new direction. You will look at things, art differently. Sometimes when we see, we really don't look! It is kinda like not listening, but you hear something, you just don't know what that something is.

This place is called The Altered Alice, it is a place where you will find art in the altered form. The person behind this blog will describe the art in a way that if you just looked at it you probably would not have noticed. Her vision of the art and descriptions are as if she is one with the art. This person is Lynne, and she has started this new blog, not just for her but for all the altered artist who love Alice.

Lynne has made this blog amazing. The graphics are fabulous, I love this special place. Altered Alice has just been around a short amount of time, but Lynne has had quite a few fabulous artist's already on the blog. I am telling you it is pretty neat place to go! Who knows you may just find a new favorite artist. So enough of my babble, go visit her here I know you will love it. I guess I should mention I am a guest right now!

Friday, October 15, 2010

CHAPTER 35: Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Wonderland's Door

"Alice laughed so much at this, that she had to run back into the wood for fear of their hearing her; and when she next peeped out the Fish-Footman was gone, and the other was sitting on the ground near the door, staring stupidly up into the sky.

Alice went timidly up to the door, and knocked.

`There's no sort of use in knocking,' said the Footman, `and that for two reasons. First, because I'm on the same side of the door as you are; secondly, because they're making such a noise inside, no one could possibly hear you.' And certainly there was a most extraordinary noise going on within--a constant howling and sneezing, and every now and then a great crash, as if a dish or kettle had been broken to pieces.

`Please, then,' said Alice, `how am I to get in?'
~Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Hey everyone! It's a beautiful day here in Wonderland and we are BACK with another challenge! Have you ever felt like Alice? Not sure which door, window, or keyhole will be opened or closed next? Not sure which direction you're going but curiouser and curiouser about them all?

What a PERFECT opportunity to explore some new avenues,and walk through new doors we bring you at Oh, Alice this week. That's right! Your challenge this week is to create a card or project using a Door, Gate, or Keyhole. Now, you can also get creative and do a gatefold technique, etc. As long as we can see it's a "Gatefold" or that there is a door, gate, or keyhole somewhere on your project! How FUN is this?

The best part? There's no time limit to play this week, so have fun and here's to opening lots of new doors in the future!

This is what I came up with this week......I made a door with a large keyhole and added a handle. Alice is waiting for you to enter. I water colored the door to look like wood.

Here is the key hole up close.

Here is the inside....I thought it would be fun to add a table that un-folds as you open the card, then the table would not be complete without a teapot and cup on it. The stamped image is water colored.

Hope you enjoyed my card. It is a little more on the altered side of card making, but still fun!

Now go check out the rest of the "Oh Alice" gals and see what fun stuff they came up with.
tim holtz....alteration dies, emboss folder
stamps.....TJ Designs
Paper.....7 gypsies, graphic 45

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween garland

How about I share a Halloween garland I put together last night?
It is kinda fun........I used Tim's new rosette die and I love it!
This rosette on the right was just being goofy. As fragile as skeletons are..........the arms fell off a few and I stuck them in the rosette.....kinda creepy fun!

Here is the garland!

Imagine 7 fabulous feet of this, that is how long it is.
I love the way it turned out. Hard to get a picture of the whole thing as the wind is blowing it all over today.

Hope you enjoyed my spooky garland. Very quick and easy to make.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Play day!

Hello Tuesday, play day for me! I will be playing with some paint, glue, scissors, paper, ink and other fun stuff. Just like I was back in kindergarten, without a care in the world. (If that were only true)

But hey, on to some really fun news, well okay, fun for me and my Dad for sure! I have been published again. This time it was in Somerset Memories, and I am featured on the last page. Okay it is the last page, but you know what they the best for last!

The last page is always for an artist remembrance page. I did a piece about my Dad. It made him shed a few tears to see it in print. For him that is pretty good considering he was looking at things thru glasses and a magnifying glass and still could not see things well. He had some eye surgery done in both eyes and now he can see with just glasses. So he was able to read my story. That meant the world to me.

Okay, enough of my ramblings. Check it out if you have the chance. If not for my article, for all the other artist who make wonderful art. Donna Downey has a featured article, 6 pages of her wonderful creations.

Thanks for stopping by.
Off to make me smile!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Chapter 34: A Mad Tea-Party

CHAPTER 34: A Mad Tea-Party

`And ever since that,' the Hatter went on in a mournful tone, `he won't do a thing I ask! It's always six o'clock now.'

A bright idea came into Alice's head. `Is that the reason so many tea-things are put out here?' she asked.

`Yes, that's it,' said the Hatter with a sigh: `it's always tea-time, and we've no time to wash the things between whiles.'

`Then you keep moving round, I suppose?' said Alice.

`Exactly so,' said the Hatter: `as the things get used up.'

`But what happens when you come to the beginning again?' Alice ventured to ask.

~Chapter 7, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Awesome Wonderland greetings to all! First of all, let's congratulate our WINNER from last week's text challenge. Congrats to Laurel! Send a note to the Mad Hatter, Jessica, for details on how to claim your Greeting Farm single!

Can you believe summer is fairly over? It's time to change from iced teas over to hot teas. I love autumn and all the wonderful warm drinks, wonderful sweaters and gorgeous colors it brings. In Wonderland, it was perpetually tea time and I could live that life for a long, long time!

Your challenge this week is to explore things that could make up your tea-time activity. Use tea bag folding in the construction of your project. This is a great resource: Tea Bag Folding. Anything relating to time would pair perfectly with this challenge, but isn't a requirement! Show us your fab folding abilities, doing it Alice-style!

You have until midnight Central time on Friday, October 15th to complete your project and link it up to the Oh Alice Challenge blog. You don't want to miss out on your chance of wining a 6x6 pad of Basic Grey papers! The clock is ticking - don't be Late for TEA!

This is what I came up with for this Challenge...........

Papers: Graphic 45, origami paper, silver charm

Hope you enjoyed your stay. Go make a card to enter this challenge, you will have fun!

Enter here:

Friday, October 8, 2010

More of our Visit

Here are a few more pictures of our visit to Colorado. Farris enjoys life in Colorado so much! She has the horses to ride and pet, she rides the 4 wheeler, the kitties, dogs and the rooster crowing......all of this makes her laugh and giggle so much. It is so fun to watch her face with awe and wonder!

She sure missed her Papa.....she cried and just clung to him when she saw him this time. Just so Papa knew she meant business, she would follow him everywhere! He was not leaving her sight, and he didn't for 9 days. She sure loves her Papa!

Here are pictures of Farris enjoying the 4 wheeler with Uncle Bill.

I have been replaced by a HORSE!........This is Rick's new girl.

I do have to admit, she is pretty darn cute!

But we need to have picnic's with her?
Here I am snuggling with another one of the 27 horses on the ranch.
(I had to take my own picture as Rick was busy with his other girl)
(oh and did you know.....horses don't care if your hair and make up are done or NOT!)

Make sure you stop by tomorrow for the weekly "Oh Alice" challenge.
See ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Having Fun in Colorado

No art today, sorry.......................But, we are having fun here in Colorado!
Today Farris, Chris and I went to the Children's Museum of Denver. Farris had a blast. It was geared for the toddlers and she was climbing, as she loves to do. She climbed a tree, went down the rabbit hole, and played with squirrels. But her absolute favorite was the bubble room! We were in there the longest. To be honest I think I enjoyed it as much as she did.

Here she was laughing so hard!

Garden of the Gods was on Sunday. We all had a fabulous time.

Here are a few picture from Sunday!
Hope you enjoy the views!

Thanks for stopping by........Will see you soon!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Oh Alice Guest Designer

I have been asked to be a guest designer for Oh Alice! I am both humbled and honored to be asked to be a guest for this group.

This group of Alice fans make the best Alice cards you will ever see!

So, this is what I came up with for my first appearance.

Hope you enjoy!

Now go visit the rest of them and enjoy Wonderland!