Creative Rants from Kate, Vee & Me

On-line diary of a crafting addict.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

New Blog

Due to technical difficulties please visit my new blog:


Monday, January 22, 2007

Who wants to see the world's smallest snowman?

Here it is. Brandon was so proud. We got our first snow and it was only about 1". We got up extra early and had a great time playing. Josh got cold and went back inside.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Cabinet of Curiosities challenge: EXPLORE

I am so excited about this challenge. This is the first time I have done anything like this. I have been stalking several bloggers who are artists. I decided it was time for me to jump in.
This theme was EXPLORE. This could be my theme for the year. This year I didn't make resolutions; I made goals. I feel like this year will be different. I have been evolving/changing/exploring so much since last April and still continue. I have recently become a SAHM to my two little boys. That has been exploration in itself. Very rewarding, but challenging for me as well.
I am working on becoming a business owner selling my artwork. As an artist I have just begun collaging. I also make jewelry and started making collage pendants for jewelry. I've been inspired/obsessed with crowns, vintage images, flowers, hearts, angels, architecture, stars, swirls, and doors/windows.
I have a scarey picture of the craft room/guest room/office/junk room. I am in the process of getting it in working order as my art room and sanctuary. Since I started this process all I see is possiblity.
To check out other artists participating and the 2 wonderful women hosting this challenge check it out here and here.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Bored? Creative? Help a cause...

Need a Snow Day?

This is too much fun!! Create your own unique snowflakes. You can print them up for your craft projects. The more snowflakes made, the more $$ donated to the Salvation Army.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Can you say OBSESSION?

Here are a few more new pretties. I've had to limit myself to 1 pendant per day (someone's got to do the laundry around here, and feed 4 mouths, and sweep the floors... you get the picture). I skipped one day just because I didn't have the good "juju". I almost felt guilty. My soldering skills are coming along and I'm getting better each day.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A is for Artiste

Here's another new pendant. My soldering is much better and it's only the third one! I attempted to solder a Swarovski crystal on the front. It's kinda glopped on. I am having so much fun with this. The back didn't scan very well. That's glitter disguised as dirt. I'm going to have to find out how people take pictures of their artwork.

Monday, November 13, 2006

First Attempts

These are my new babies. I have become obsessed with paper and I already had the obsession with jewelry. I combined them both and started making soldered pendants. Obviously, I have to work on my techniques (just a tad bit sloppy!) I've been wanting to make these microscope slide pendants for years and I've finally done it. Yea!!

For Lex

Here's more cards I've made. I'm into these monogram cards. I made these for Alexis. No excuse for not keeping in touch!