This one has 4 layers
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Jann was my swap partner in October. I received her beautiful card and lots of other goodies.
She made the cutest journal and other ATC's too. Thanks Jann
Don't forget today is the deadline for you to get your ATC's finished and out to your partner.
I will be having another swap for December next week.
Happy Creating !
Ava June was born at 5:13 pm Nov 29, 2010
She is beautiful and as soon as they send me pictures I will post them. This is a card I made for my Granddaughter for her baby shower. In the right corner is a photo of her. I cannot wait to see her.
I cannot explain the joy I feel .
Friday, November 26, 2010
ALTERED STATE OF TIN
This suggestion came from Lori of Out Of The Mouth Your Heart Speaks.
Very cleverly thought out. I love it!
She said "Altered State of TIN"!!! What a perfect name. The name says to me, unique, quality, altered art, made of metal, artistic collage mind, and it is something I would click on if it was a list of names in a link!
That did it....the words I was waiting to hear. "SOMETHING I WOULD CLICK ON"
I will be opening my new Etsy Shop the first week in December.
I will be posting the link and the opening date soon.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Leila also sent one of her digital artsy creations.
Well done Leila, I love it.
Vickie Coonfare of Whispers of Inspiration
She sent one mixed media and one of her beautiful digital ATC's
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Okay I have narrowed it down to 10 choices. I had planned to just choose 5 but this is hard.
I had over 30 suggestions and they are ALL good. I still need your help.
Please help me by voting for one of these 10. Leave a comment on which one you are voting on and why you voted for it.
PK Tin Designs (the pk are my initials)
Tin Box Studio
Tin Box Alley
Altered State of Tin
The Altered Tin Box
Tin Box Magic
I will post my final decision the day after Thanksgiving.
Thanks to everyone who is helping me with this.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
I decided to try something out of the ordinary for me, so with "Steam Punk" in mind and an empty chili sauce jar I went a bit crazy.
This is the bottom of the piece.
used copper wiring works really good!
I will be choosing a name for my new Etsy Shop this weekend.
I will pick 5 and then choose 3 out of 5 and post them here for my readers to vote on.
I have many to choose from and I thank all of you for your help.
The winner will be posted the day after Thanksgiving.
I have lots of work to do. A new shop means a new Icon with a new business card and then I have to go set up my shop.
Gotta get busy!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
and open a new one.
I have all of my beautiful custom handmade greeting cards and a few collages in there at present.
Currently my Etsy name is pchickki and my shop of course is Treasure Barn which is confusing to most people. Does she sell chicks? What is a pchickki? Where are the barns?
I am sure most of you know where the name pchickki came from as it is posted here in my profile but a shopper usually does not look at your profile. They are drawn to what you have in your shop .
Also with all the time I put into my handmade cards and envelopes, I have to put a price on them that covers time and material making them not so attractive to people who do not understand this and those who do can probably make them their selves.
Keep in mind I will be selling "Altered Tins Only" such as these.
The winner will be able to choose any tin of her choice and also will receive any one of my beautiful handmade greeting cards with handmade envelope FREE.
Please leave your suggestion here in a comment and if you could pass the word along on your blog that will give me lots of choices.
I will choose three of my favorites and then YOU get to vote on which one YOU like best.
That will be the name of my new Etsy Shop.
You can use the photo above of my first 7 tins when you post about it on your blog.
I will be opening my new blog as soon as I have a name for it.
THANK YOU MY FRIENDS
WISH ME LUCK
Monday, November 15, 2010
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history.
Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" for such technology as dirigibles, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage's Analytical engine.
Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk. They have considerable influence on each other and share a similar fan base, but steampunk developed as a separate movement. Apart from time period and level of technology, the main difference is that steampunk settings tend to be less dystopian.
Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Currently our Etsy Team is making decorations for our Victorian Steam Punk Christmas window display.
We will be setting this window display up the day after Thanksgiving.
Here are my decorations. Handmade Victorain Paper Dolls and Ornaments.
The plan for this display created by our team leader Brenda Salzano is going to be so cute. Can't wait to show you when we are all finished with it.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Lori Out Of The Mouth Your Heart Speaks - Mya elbows on my window sill
Patti Treasure Barn - Vickie Whispers of Inspiration
Dee Dee's Craft Spot - Sew Loquacious Angela
Bevie - Tiffiny (Email me for her email address)
Your ATC is due November 30th. There is no theme, anything goes.
If you are not going to be able to participate please let me know right away. It is really disappointing to send out your ATC and not receive one in return.
Contact your partner for her address. If you have any questions or if you need my help in getting in touch with her email me and I will be glad to help you. Have fun and Happy Creating :)
When you receive your swap partners card post it on your blog so all can see.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
This is the front of the tins
A closer look
Speaking of creating, I have had several people ask me about my ATC Swappers 2010 Swap.
This is an ATC created by Debbie Searcy awhile back
This swap is open to anyone that wants to participate. I have moved this group from ZNE to my blog and will have a swap every month. There is no theme. Use your own creativity. I will be posting partners on Saturday so leave a comment and let me know if you want to swap.
My Son went to the doctor today and he said the infection is contained and his fever is down to 99 . He said his leg will NEVER be right and he will ALWAYS have these flare ups and he has to treat it like a diabetic leg and not wear boots. He has been released to return to work when HE feels he can do his job. Thank you Jesus for containing the infection for now.
Friday, November 5, 2010
So sign up by leaving a comment here and your partner will posted here next week.
Lots of themes now it is the fall holiday season. Have fun and happy creating!
Update on my Son is that he is a tiny bit better. The oral antibiotics will take longer to work than IV antibiotic. It has been 10 day since this started and he is making slow progress towards getting better.
Hang on to your insurance for dear life. This experience has shown us the difference treatment you receive without it.
He is depressed and feels hopeless with each day he cannot work.
Keep DAngelo in your prayers. He by far is not out of the woods.
Monday, November 1, 2010
The sad thing is that he lost his job 4 months ago and was out of work for two months. He just got a job 3 weeks ago and now he can't work because of his leg. Being so new on his job his insurance has not kicked in yet so he is without that and his IV's are $1000.00 per bag. That is not counting his hospital stay. You see when this monster flares up he has to be on IV's constantly for at least a week sometimes more. This in the past it was done at home by an in home nurse but because he has no insurance he has to have it done at the hospital so he will be admitted probably tomorrow for the IV treatment.
He left to work with his new job for three days from Anaheim to Oakland on Wednesday and his leg was just starting to bother him so as usual he started his antibiotic which usually stops it from getting really bad. Not this time. By Thursday evening he was in the ER hundreds of miles from home. He spent from Thursday until Sunday in the ER having IV's administered. They finally let him come home Sunday afternoon.
He is depressed and worried. Can't say I blame him, so am I and the rest of the people that love him.
I am asking for your prayers please. It is no better this evening. Tomorrow he will see the doctor again and probably be admitted for treatment.
I wonder what the American Indian would have done to cure this disease? They probably had a better remedy than some of these doctors today.
I am praying for a blessing this first day of November. To take the infection away from my Son's leg and heal him soon both spiritually and physically.
Thank You All