Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Adios Amigos

A girl my daughter works with got a new job so a going away party was in order. They decided to make a fun play on words and have the theme be Adios Amigos as she was going to the Amigos Library. And what is a party with out a banner and a card.

I opted to make a trifold card to have the extra writing surface so lots of people could sign.

Card front

 First fold

 Inside of card

Here are some shots of the banner

Some detail shots

I hope you enjoyed this fun card and banner.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


So I watched the new show Steampunk'd and like most of these types of shows (Design Star/Face Off etc) the first episode has a major beginners learning curve. You are just getting to know the contestants and seeing a taste of what they can do and already are rooting for some and voting off others. I always feel bad for the person voted off first. I think the first episode should just give us an introduction into the people and their talents and not be an elimination. I know with me sometimes it takes a moment to find my voice and say here is what I can do. But on these types of shows you have to hit the floor running with no time to stop or second guess. 

Sorry I am ranting. I did like the show and most of the contestants. And as I said above the first episode is a learning curve and I think that the rooms could have been much better if everyone had a chance to really hit their stride. And as for the person eliminated this evening I feel that he was given a project that was not suited to his abilities, granted everyone needs to pull their weight but if someone says hey this is not my strong suit could you help then as a team they should have got together and said what can we do to make this work. 

Again sorry ranting.

I don't think either of the teams did a proper Rube Goldburg machine.

I was totally expecting something like this.

Or even this but steamed up

So back to the kitchens - the color schemes of both of them didn't strike me as what I would want in my steampunk house. Granted I like green but they did not tone it down enough and adding the red and purple satin fabric to the walls just gave it a circus feel. ON a positive note for this kitchen I loved the wood work details. If you added them with a rich wood finish to the appliances of the black and grey kitchen and swapped out the red and purple fabric for pressed tin panels; That would have made for a beautiful kitchen. 

For more about the series you can go to Steampunk'd on the game show network or the Facebook page

The clips of upcoming shows do look very cool, so hopefully we will get to see lots of Steamy Goodness in future episodes.

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Full Steam Ahead
~Huggs ~

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sad Goodbye

Rest in peace Miss Millie
2002 - 8/15/15

Water color of Millie and Spot, I miss you both.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Gift for T

Hello all,

We just had a going away for a girl I worked with at the library. She had commented on my Shabby steampunk frame so I created a T (her initial) as a going away gift. I added it to a gift basket of some tasty goodies.

Here are a couple close up shots of the details

top right of the T
She likes the color red so I used cherry cobbler seam binding

And on the bottom I used a variety of inks to get the rose to almost match. They do have a bit more brown and copper in them.
(Note to self get cherry cobbler ink pad and refill.)

I hope you enjoyed this
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Monday, August 3, 2015

"All About Those Books" MDIHS Library

Super fun for book lovers and us librarian types.

The Alchemist's Letter

This is just beautiful. An amazing steampunk style animated short film that really touches on what is important in life.

It just totally mesmerized me.