Friday, October 31, 2008

And The Winner Is . . . . Comment on Your Spooky Experiences!!

Lizziebusy!!! Lizzie you have won my first blog giveaway!! :) Email your address to me so I can get your prize in the mail. My email addy is: staceybarrett @ netscape dot net (no spaces).

Thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog and all those who had entered. I hope to have some more fun giveaways soon, so visit often for your chance to win.

And, since it's Halloween, how about anyone who stops by my blog, leave a comment on something "spooky" you might have encountered or heard. I'll start with a "haunted" happening that occurs to me from time to time . . . and yes, I do believe in ghosts, I do, I do, I do!! Just as the cowardly lion believes in spooks.

Every so often I am visited by my friendly ghost or whatever he/she may be. Oftentimes I see a flash out of the corner of my eye and wonder if he/she is around at those times as well. Who knows. The thing that oftentimes happens in my home is this friendly invisible being will turn on the water in my bathroom sink ~ full blast. I spoke with a plumber to see if there is any way the water could come on by itself, as I have handles you have to physically turn for the water to come on. The plumber knows of no possible way other than physically turning them on and looked at me oddly as I told him what happens from time to time. This usually happens during early mornings while I'm in the shower. No, it's not a family member sneaking in either. Not only has this happened at my present home, but has also occurred in my condo that I previously had lived in and the home I lived in prior to that, so the little invisible being is following me with my moves. Weird, huh?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Snowman Giveaway

Take a peek at Simple Thyme Primitives blog for your chance to win this wonderful prim snowman!!! I love it!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

~*Cute Vintage Little Girls in Mason Jar*~

These cute little girls weren't bothering anyone, sitting in a wicker basket playing with their teddy bear. But lo and behold, someone grabbed them wicker basket and all and shut them away in a mason jar!! Meanies!

I had fun making these sweet hang tags, using a sweet vintage photograph image and these awesome mason jar graphics from Krista of

I'll be adding these to my website if you wish to purchase for your gift giving.

Fractal Art!

I recently discovered fractal art. How very interesting! Thought I'd share a couple of my fav fractal art pieces.

If you'd like to view more intriguing works, take a look here:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Christmas Giveaway

Take a look here for your chance to win a snowman ornie my friend Dawn is giving away:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blog Award! :)

Creations from Sew Practical Patterns has given me the "I Love Your Blog Award!" You must take a peek at her wonderful blog!

Here are the rules and my picks for accepting this award:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.

My picks for this award:

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Glass Glitter Hang Tags

I decided to get my glass glitter out and make some Christmas hang tag ornies. These and more are now for sale on eBay.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My First Blog Giveaway!!

Here's your chance to win two (2) of my OOAK vintage altered hang tags. Leave a comment and you'll be entered in the drawing which will be held this Halloween, October 31st. Post about this giveaway on your blog and you'll receive three (3) entries in the drawing. :) If your name is drawn, here's what you'll receive:

Altered Vintage Halloween Hang Tags

I stayed up late a couple of nights this past week to make some more vintage Halloween altered hang tags. I LOVE making them. Here's a few of them, though they do appear a bit fuzzy, as my scanner isn't picking them up the best due to the gem clips making a gap so they don't lay flat on the scanner. These are listed on eBay now :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vintage Image Freebies

Here's a few more vintage images for use in your arts & crafts projects. :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tag - You're It!!

I've been tagged by The Spotted Sparrow. Check out her blog; she has wonderful ACEO's and altered art, and excellent tutorials.

Before I forget, the rules are:
Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Okay, so here's my 7 "about me" facts:
  1. I work full-time as Secretary of Construction/Engineering/Facility Services at an area healthcare center, while dreaming of having my own art studio and time to work on my art projects.
  2. Mice FREAK me out!!! I'd rather walk barefoot in cow poop than to stumble upon a mouse (and I have - hey, I grew up on a farm!)
  3. Not only have I walked in cow poop barefoot, but I've wrestled a hog at a local fest with my sister and her girlfriend. LOL ~ You can see it here: Hog Wresting Video.
  4. My favorite bands are Nickelback, Pink Floyd, Metallica, & Queen.
  5. I LOVE PrisonBreak and make sure to never miss an episode (it's the only TV show I watch faithfully).
  6. I LOVE thunderstorms.
  7. I'm a night owl. :)

Tag, you're it:

Renae, My Little Raggedy Blessings
Dawn, Prairie Girl Boutique
Julie, My Raggedy Dolls
Pea, Pea Pickers Primitives
Janell, Pumpkinseeds Originals
Jenny, Wonders of Whimsy
Tina, Black Crow Hollow

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall Photos of the Kids

Jacob has about the same expression on his face in both these photos! LOL. He was tired and not in the mood for a photo shoot. Abbie and Taylor enjoyed posing for the photographer this past weekend when we had family photos taken. I took these shots with my camera, but can't wait to see the photographer's photos :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Jacob's First Haircut!!

It was hard to do, but I finally broke down and had Jacob's curls cut off this past Saturday. He was starting to be mistaken for a little girl and we had family pictures taken yesterday; therefore, the main reason I went ahead with the cut. What a difference - he doesn't appear quite so much like a baby anymore. Awww, my baby's growing up so fast!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Altered Hang Tag Ornie

Now on eBay (along with several others!):

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

My Newest ACEO/ATC's!

I had a lot of fun making these this weekend! Note: These are actually much clearer in person. They are Artist Trading Cards, made using vintage images, papers, and colored pencils.

New Altered Art Hang Tags

I decided to make a few of my altered paint chips into hang tags. These are currently for sale on eBay.

I can't wait to show you the new ACEO/ATC cards I made this weekend, as I think they turned out even "cooler" than these paint chips. I hope to find time to upload the images this week.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Prim Vintage Halloween Hang Tags

I began making prim vintage style hang tags several years ago and truly love making them. Here is a picture of some I have now for sale on eBay. Some are made using Halloween photos that I own myself, as I also love collecting vintage/antique photos of children.