September 2009

Check out this terrific fundraiser at the University at Buffalo:

The Artful Bra is a display of “creative brassieres” designed and created by University at Buffalo staff and members of the Western New York community. The bras will be auctioned to raise funds for the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.

This project is part of the University Employees Campaign for the Community, an annual campaign which raises funds for the United Way and other Western New York Charities.

The bras will be on display at the University’s Center for the Arts, in the Atrium Display Cases, outside the Main Stage, from September 21st through October 30th.

I participated in The Artful Bra as an artist. Here’s my creation called “In Full Bloom”:


Here it is again with the tag I made for it:


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If you’re interested in bidding on a bra, you can visit this site for the details on how to place your bid and how to vote for your favorite bra.

A couple weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to take two classes at Stamping Bella in Toronto. Paula Williamson (seriously…check out her blog and fabulous work!) came in from Michigan to teach coloring with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I am so glad I went. Learned a lot, had fun, and bought some bellas to bring home with me.

Over the next week or so, I’ll share some of what we created…starting with Chatty Cathy:


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Isn’t she cute? Not only are the colors beautiful, she’s got some bling going on with a bit of glitter on her skirt.

Please note that I did all of the coloring, according to the directions Paula provided. She guided us completely on which colors to use and taught us about shading, building colors, etc. Super fun!

See ya later!

I love Kim Hughes’ designs. I’ve had the Comforting Hugs set for a while now and just pulled it out recently to make a get well card for my sister-in-law.


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Too cute! I paper pieced the band-aid and stitched the pink panel to the black scallop piece that I cut with my Nesties.

Hope it brings a smile to her face while she’s recuperating!

Nothing like waiting until (almost) the last minute to enter a challenge!

For Holiday Cards and More week, Moxie Fab World has issued a challenge to create a stamped holiday card (or ornament, home decor item, etc.).

Here’s my card:


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I went with a red and white color scheme and threw in a bit of silver and lots of glitter. Ed the Moose is stamped in white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I made the background with the Cuttlebug forest branches embossing folder, and then glittered the branches.

This almost gets me ready for cooler weather. 🙂

Have a great week!


Stamps: Ed the Moose (Cornish Heritage Farms), sentiment is from Printworks

Ink: White craft and Ruby Red dye ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Cardstock: White and red from my stash.

Other: Silver trim, dazzling diamonds glitter (Stampin’ Up!), Cuttlebug forest branches embossing folder