There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
~ Jane Austen

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! The weather is so hot we are just staying in to keep cool. I have a new computer but PhotoShop for some reason is not working. That is why I cannot share with you any photos of my vintage finds from Friday.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Nancy's Art and Gifts

I participated in an Easter swap with Nancy. I know....this is late in posting! But I wanted to share with you Nancy's art and her gifts to me. She sent me my Easter swap but with the mail being undeliverable or lost sometimes I did not receive her swap goodies. She sent me these goodies recently. Her Spring banner is full of wonderful details! She made 2 vintage inspired ATCs and an envelope for pretty! She send me a beaded bracelet and some vintage buttons. Please visit her blog She has made some wonderful comfort dolls! Thank you Nancy for your wonderful art and vintage goodies!

Hope everyone is having a great start to your weekend!Cheers, Sharon

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I hope you are having a great week! We are having a heat wave already! Heat Index here today is 106 degrees! So when the sun starts to go down this evening we will be watering the plants and yard!
I have here for your art work some free images. Some I have altered in PhotoShop. Enjoy!

I have been working on some vintage finds....a vintage travel case and photo frames....altered mixed media art. I am hoping to share some photos next week.
Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Friday. Thank you for visiting!
Cheers, Sharon

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Thank you for all of your lovely comments!
I used a random number counter for the drawing. The winner for prize #1 is Jody. Her blog is The winner for prize #2 is Stacey. Her blog is Congratulations! Please email me your mailing information at


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Collage Tags

In an attempt to start sorting out my art studio and several closets full of vintage finds and art supplies...I made some mixed media collage tags. I also use these for bookmarks. One set will be included in my blog give away and others will be listed in my Etsy store. So please enter if you have not already left a comment! The tags have old French papers, new scrap booking papers, vintage inspired seam binding, vintage images, vintage/new lace or fabrics, vintage buttons, and vintage jewelry pieces.

Please accept my apologies for the bad photos! I have a new camera and can't seem to get the right settings yet.
It is raining here again. The weather reports are saying this weather will be here until Saturday.
School is out here for the neighborhood kids...and most families have gone on early vacations this year. Hopefully their destinations are having some good weather.
Last night I couldn't sleep...which is almost a nightly thing lately. So I searched and read some wonderful to me. These blogs are amazing....artists, decorators, their stories of everyday life, to name a few, are so interesting to read. They offer cooking tips (which I do not do!), decorating tips, and tutorials. So I will be adding some new blogs to my reading list! Well, this is wordy post for me. Hope you are having a great week so far!
Cheers, Sharon

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Blog Give Away

My blog 200th posting anniversary a little late but better late than never. There are 2 winners in this blog give away. All you need to do is leave a comment with your name and/or blog info, and please link my post on your blog. Drawing will be Saturday, June 13th morning.

Prize #1 From the publishers of Somerset Studio...Marie magazine, and one of my altered mixed media journals.

Prize #2 Somerset magazine Apprentice featuring artists Angelia Cartwright, Pam Carriker, Michelle Ward and Claudine Hellmuth, and one of my altered mixed media journals.

I had posted a blog give away earlier but postponed it due to lack of interest...and some health issues. These magazines are new and were purchased in May for my blog give aways. These magazines offer so much inspiration! I want to thank all of the you for visiting my blog and leaving such wonderful comments. I have enjoyed meeting all of you...and reading your blogs.

Cheers, Sharon

Altered Mixed Media Art

Today I listed some new items in my Etsy store. For my blogging friends...if you purchase any item from my Etsy store I will refund your shipping costs...just mention my blog in your PayPal message. I have included some photos of 2 art journals. These have some wonderful shades of pinks and greens. Would be wonderful gifts!

We are going to a baseball game this evening...excited to get out of the house! It has been beautiful weather the past few days! No humidity!
I have been organizing my art studio this past week. I will be selling in my Etsy store and on my selling blog ~ My Front Porch ~ this week some of the detashing lots of vintage papers, laces, linens and jewelry. So please check out my store and blog this coming week for new items! if you see anything you like just email me with your offer!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Cheers, Sharon