Tuesday, September 2, 2014

August in Review:: Happy Mail, Delayed Plans and What's on My Plate! (oh, AND a Giveaway!)

August, where did it go? I swear I blinked and POOF, it was gone!

Let's start out with good news... HAPPY MAIL!
Loads of Happy Mail received.

This is in NO specific order -

Diana Fait, a long time Facebook friend, sent me old newspaper clippings from her college days, some cool stamped images and very cool painted papers she created.

Judi Parker sent me a really cool postcard sized piece of her artwork. She created it with nailpolish! And her envie was cool too, look at the flap locking tab she made.

Fiona Pyle, my new friend from Australia who I met on Youtube, sent me these beautiful colored papers and look at my butterfly!

Donetta Farrington, a friend I met on Swap-Bot, sent me some goodies - some punchinella, cheesecloth, foil paper, and an altered puzzle piece. She also did a great job decorating the envie. Check out her work with ATC's on her Flickr, they are small pieces of art. 

Anne Ryan, a Facebook friend from GELATIN PRINTING ENTHUSIASTS, admittedly got carried away. She was SUPPOSED to send only FIVE pieces of colored paper, but she went crazy! 

Alicia Russell,
 a Facebook friend from JUNK JOURNAL JUNKIES, sent me goodies for making a Junk Journal which included paint swatches, local postcards and tourist pamphlets and misc junk mail and ads.

Amy Van Dyke, another Facebook friend from GELATIN PRINTING ENTHUSIASTS, sent me the most amazing gelli prints! She also sent me a super-cute magnet she made from her gelli prints, as well as a bookmark. I love all the color! Yup, I'm spoiled!

Tiffany Goff Smith, long time beady buddy, and NOW mixed media, sent me a mailart envie packed with yumminess! The envie alone is a gift, but she also included some of her glue gun stencils, gelli prints and other cute paper goodies! CHECK out Tiffany's Youtube Channel.

and... Thrifty Lou, my new Youtube friend from the UK. Thrifty Lou is known for her junk journals and I can see why! She made me a special blue journal and it is just SCRUMPTIOUS! All these cool papers and "bits and bobs"! Her sweet daughter, Lottie, sent me two cool loom bracelets, the blue one went on my arm IMMEDIATELY!! (Love you Lottie!) and Lou also sent me some yummy candy (you know where that went IMMEDIATELY!) Be sure to check out her Youtube Channel, she is a hoot!

And last but certainly not least, one of besties, Cheryl Foiles sent me a really special package. She sent me papers she made with alcohol inks, all very cool. PLUS she sent me this gorgeous enameled pendant. It is so yummy, I love the color. 

Cheryl does A-MAZING metal work, check out her etsy shop!

AREN't I the luckiest girl? All these generous, loving people in my life. I AM truly BLESSED!

Delayed Plans - the color wheel project. I just was not able to get as much done as I had planned. I DID start sorting out the papers I received (A for effort!). 
I decided to change the design. I want to fill up more wall space so I decided to cover blank LETTERS to spell out the words "COLORFUL LIFE" (need 12 letters for the basic color wheel).

What's on my plate - Well besides a few small paying projects and one-on-one swaps, I am also devoting many hours to raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer's Disease. I lost my sister Jill* last year to this damn disease. I really wish no one else had to deal with it, but until they figure it out, it is NOT preventable or curable. SO, we need to raise the money for more research, more resources for those living with the disease and for the caregivers who give so much of their lives! 

If you can find it in your heart and pocket, to give even $5,  I would truly appreciate it. You can give directly using my personal fundraising page following the link below.

Give generously!


* for more info on my quest you can read more about it here:


This month's prize is a
 set of TSD notecards. 

Includes (6) 4"x6" notecards and envelopes. 
In your choice of several designs.

See my shop TORISOPHIA on Redbubble 
for available designs!


Sherri Stokey said...

Me, me, me!!!

Pat Mitchelson said...

I thought I had done this, please enter me Shelly.

Skye said...

Okay.. so I did the rafflecopter thingy then came to comment, only to realize I STILL hadn't logged into Blogger, and until I do, I can't comment >.< lol So NOW I'm good! Yeeash.... making me jump through hoops ;)

And if your colour wheel project is on hold, maybe I'll stand a chance of finishing that mess.... er... those papers I was painting for you :) yeah... maybe... ;)

Leah Tees said...

Purple purple purple! My favorite color is purple :P

Cheryl said...

So glad you liked the papers and the pendant. You continue to amaze me with your work and keeping up with all the things you are working on. Love and hugs, --c

Ginger Bishop said...

Blue is my favorite color. You know I read this post, but got distracted clicking the links and 3 of Tiffany's youtube videos later I totally forgot to comment. Glad you received so much great mail, and thanks for the inspiration.

Deborah Lewis said...

My favorite color is green followed close by orange. I'm trying to stop wearing and using green so much and branch out some. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I have three, but if pushed...I really like lime green. I love all your treasures. Happy crafting.

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