Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The awesomeness that is....


I bought these prints from Chuck Hodi on ETSY a couple weeks ago and I have just been falling more and more in love with them!

Zombie Golden Girls - Chuck Hodi

LOVE. So much. Everything about these are perfect. Their expressions are spot on. I love the colours and little details such as Estelle's brooch and Rue's earrings. I love them so much I hung them on the wall right above my bed (next to a painting I bought from his girlfriend Christie/bastet2329 that I also LOVE.) Next on my list from Chuck is a commission portrait of my kitty, Spike, and some of his awesome animal-humans!

The prints are great quality and look fantastic in person. You get all 4 girls in 5x7 prints for $15.00, which is an amazing deal. He shipped them suuuper fast and was very nice in our communications.

So yes, go. Go forth and buy awesome art!

Chuck's ETSY and Facebook

Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Swap, Being a Guest Designer at

Alright, next up is Alpha Stamps' Mermaid 4x4 coaster swap hosted by Teri Calia! I am especially excited about this one as I am a guest designer for this swap and have a few of my pieces up on the site.

I absolutely love mermaids (remember Splash with Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks??), the ocean (but I am terrified of it all the same, especially large aquatic life! eeep!), sand, shells, etc. so this is right up my alley. I also have a thing for coaster art (random, eh?), for either drawing/painting portraits on them and/or stacking into cool towers and buildings while sipping a beer at the bar. But anyway, moving on....

Heres what I did:

AS Summer Vacation Themed ATC Swap Fianal

Yey! Got my Summer Vacation themed ATCs today in the mail and I must say, I got some great ones!

First one is from Caroline Ouzts Hay, the hostess of the swap:

I love the coral and how she layered it over the beauties, the one with the umbrella being my favorite. I also love the gold loop border and the sand along the bottom.

The second is by Teri Steele:

I really love the image she used as well as the cute charms she dangled from the sides (especially the anchor as I have a soft spot for sailor things. Love you, Dad!)

And the third is by Frieda Oxenham, one of Alpha Stamps' UK design team members:

So cool but so hard to photograph! She used fabrics and sewed along the border of the card. The top layer is sparkly clear plastic fabric and it really gives a neat effect.

So there it is, 2nd swap down and so far, so good. Thanks to Caroline, Teri and Frieda, your ATCs are awesome! Everyone else also did a great job and if anyone would like to see them, visit the Alpha Stamps gallery HERE.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Themed ATC Swap

So, with 4 days til they are due in-hand, I have finished my ATCs for Caroline's swap, hosted by Alpha Stamps. I am not completely happy with them but they will do... I was a click away from dropping out of this swap as I was just not motivated or inspired... but last minute I pulled through and I am very glad I did :D

Anyway, here they are in all of their badly photographed (yeah yeah.. I need a new camera!!) glory:

I am very excited to see what everyone has done. The Alpha Stamps Yahoo! Group is full of wonderfully talented crafters who always do an amazing job. The few I have seen so far have been awesome and I cant wait to see more! :D

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Alpha Stamps Twilight Bracelet Kit

In celebration of the new movie Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Teri Calia of has designed and put together a kit for making (and customizing!!) your very own Twilight inspired charm bracelet.

Whats so awesome about her design is the thought she put into the bracelet, custom designing a beautiful Edward Cullen representation with the 'diamond' heart and lion bead ('...And so the lion fell in love with the lamb' - Edward to Bella), blood red drop beads to represent, well... blood drops, a Queen chess piece to represent Bella Swan (and is also for the cover art of Breaking Dawn, the last book of the series. See what she did there?), a very cute red enameled apple to represent the cover of Twilight and a silver wolf for Jacob Black, the oh-so-cute werewolf.

So here is mine (again, my pic is kinda lame). I left the center heart blank as this will be a gift for my mother-in-law and I want to customize it per what she'd like.

Over all, the bracelet is pretty easy (and fun!!) to make and is suitable for crafters of any level. You will get detailed instructions in your kit, complete with step-by-step photos and great tips to make sure your bracelet comes out perfect. As for time, I think it took me about 45 minutes the first time around (I made one for my BFF who is OBSESSED with Twilight, her center heart says TEAM EDWARD) and 30 minutes the second (above) time around.

To see more photos, read about everything that comes in the kit and to purchase, go HERE.

P.S. Its on sale!! Get yours now!! :D

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Alpha Stamps Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Ginormous Tag Swap Final

Today I received my tags from the swap! Everyone did such an amazing job and I couldnt be happier with the tags I got. Check them out!! (sorry, the pics arnt great)

by Donna Wilson Irwin

by Wendy Anderson

Now I need to display them! Again, I really hope whoever gets my tags like them as much as I like the ones I got.

To view all the awesome tags, visit the Alpha Stamps Gallery

Next up: Alpha Stamps' Summer Vacation/Beach theme ATC swap. I cant wait!! :D

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Newest addition to my collection of art! *UPDATED*

After falling in love with this about a year ago when I first saw it, I finally bought it! I was surprised that it was still available as the artist is pretty well known and the piece is just... so awesome!! Have a look!

"She hates picking up after the Lambs of Christ"
Christie (bastet2329) '09

I know, right?? I absolutely love nuns and the little lambs are adorable. I very much like Christie's style. All her work is dark and gothy yet very cute and girly. There is an innocence to it all that I just love.

This particular piece is almost 6 by 8 inches in the frame and is made of acrylic paint, sealer, ink, a vintage children's book page and is made on a piece of illustration board.

Next on my list of 'To-Buy from Christie' is one of her amazing dolls. I particularly love the vampire nuns, skull headed girls in black dresses and the Día de los Muertos dolls.


Find, view and buy from Christie/bastet2329:

Her website, Etsy shop, eBay, and facebook.


I received my painting today and I could not be happier! I am very happy with not only the painting itself but also with shipping time as it only took basically three days to get to me. She is so so cute and is definitely one of my favorite pieces of art I own. Christie gets a big thumbs up from me and I cannot wait to buy from her (or her increadably talented artist boyfriend, Chuck Hodi) again!

My newest love now lives on a wall in my bedroom with one of my favorite vintage rosaries: