Thursday, June 30, 2011

windchimes sun catcher :)

I found these fused glass pieces guessed it....Goodwill. They were apparently a windchime *kit* that someone had given up on. I started to string them on fishing line, but discovered that the glass shapes were pretty sharp where the line would come in contact with them, so I figured they would just break right away from the friction in the wind. So....I used light gage wire instead, and decided to string beads on the wire ( to hide it too) and of course with all that extra weight...there's not a whole lot of wiggle room for the wind to do it's thing :( so NOW I have a really big ol' sun catcher on my back porch. What I can't decide is if it's just uber too much and hideous, or really colorful and beautiful! Considering the fact that I have alot of hours invested in it....I'm going with the second choice! ><>

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

*Retro Wreath*

Every 4th of July I drag this poor thing out of the attic:) I made it probably, what, 2o years ago? Cut the fabric into squares with pinking shears, poked the center around a chopstick, dipped in glue and poked into a foam wreath form. I think I bought the wood stars at the Goodwill ><>

Friday, June 24, 2011

Shower card :)

This card is for a wedding shower I'm going to tomorrow- a suprise bowling one! How fun is that? The stamps and punch are all older SU stuff- I did that fun new (well, new to me...) embossing technique where EVERYTHING gets run through the Cuttlebug folder and squished together- I kinda like the end result!
Here's the inside:

*Upcycled* Glass :)

This was so much fun! I saw these at a recycled art fair a few years ago and of course decided that *I could make those* so I started collecting pretty glassware at garage sales and my favorite recycler, Goodwill :) My DH drilled holes in the centers of all the bowls & plates ( we did have a fair amount of *casualties* - glass does not particularly LIKE being drilled! But it's doable. And my initial investment was pretty minimal :) Then I bought some glass paints at the craft store ( I'm sure there are better quality ones out there- I just went the least expensive route- as usual ) I painted the backs of the glass, then covered the paint with a clear coat sealer. Mounted on a pole, and voila. This is my favorite one- if you look closely there are two similar glass pieces. I put it near my front steps behind my favorite flower- heliotrophe ><>

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Dad's Day!

Made another trip to the scrap drawer for this one. Bits and pieces of old projects- dad will be proud that I'm cleaning things up :) Both stamps are Heart & Soul. I'm thankful for my great father and father-in-law ><>

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Sound Like a Strong Wind :)

"When the feast of Pentecost came, they (the disciples) were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force, no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them." - The Book of Acts, Chapter 2.
And so it was that the church was born :) This is the new Sanctuary mobile at my church- all very *flamey* and *firey*- it looks awesome when the wind currents cause it to spin gently! Happy Pentecost Church <3