December 30, 2015

Welcome to goals

Hey everyone, welcome to 2016!  Here's to a happy new year.  Many of you that follow my Instagram account know that in 2015 I embarked on an art journey.  I have always loved art and studied it in high school and college.  Somehow it got pushed aside but last year I dusted off my supplies and my art became a major creative focus.  Lots of you on the blog missed that first year of my new art journey so I've decided to share it her on the blog.  I'm going to begin right from the start so I've got a bit of catching up to do.  

To help me out, I'll be using the Get to Work Book from Elise Blaha Cripe. 
 It's a great goal setting planner and calendar in one.  I've got all my art from 2015 sorted and ready to share here on the blog.
 I'm nowhere near a professional nor do I have any big goals in mind just yet with my art.  All I know is that I just feel like putting pencils and paint to paper.  And so my story begins here on the blog.
 I've got lots to share as I've been exploring all mediums and techniques.  I've taken some great classes and have met some inspiring people.
I hope you'll join me as I share in my journey.  My plan is to start from the very beginning and catch up to what I'm currently working on.  I may flip back and forth between older art and new stuff.

For those following my December Daily....I still plan to finish it and post here on the blog.  No promises on how often I'll post as my mother is not in good health & I'm helping a lot with doctor's appointments, etc and it takes up a lot of my time lately.  She suffered a stroke just after Christmas so it's imperative that I step in to help my aging parents.

As for my Project Life.....I don't know.  I'd like to finish out last year and document my youngest daughter's last year of high school.  I may get to it and I may not.  I'll post any scrapbooking or card making updates here on the blog though.

So here we go.  Hope you enjoy this journey with me and perhaps become inspired to pick up that paint brush again...or start new.  I also post a lot about my life on Instagram...I'm Mish Wooderson if you want to follow me there.  See ya soon!

December 17, 2015

December Daily 2015....Thanksgiving

This year my youngest daughter is not playing basketball.  This allowed us to not worry about practices over Thanksgiving break so we loaded up and headed to my sister's house 5 hours away.  It was such a wonderful time and I'm so happy we got to go.  There's a full size 6 x 8 photo of my girls on the left.  
 This is a trimmed down page protector with a 4 x 4 photo and two 2 x 2 photos.  The tab was stapled on.
 I adhered a gold rim tag to the photo and the JOY button is adhered to the outside of the page protector.
 Turning the page you see the back side of the small insert that features a day of hunting.  It was the first time the girls went pheasant hunting so it was well worth documenting.  On the right I have journaling cards with hand written and typed journaling.  I used some plaid paper since the plaid theme appears quite often this holiday season for us.  I also stitched on another of the Gossamer Blue sticky notes with typed words.
 Here's the two page spread without the insert.
Next I'll be moving on to our daily December activities.

December 16, 2015

December Daily 2015...dear Winter

Today I'm sharing a page about the ice storm we had while traveling to my sister's for Thanksgiving.  The left page is the back side of the clear insert.  
 I used a white shimmer envelope as a smaller insert with a photo of our wintry scene.
 This is the back side of the envelope which will hold a photo of the icy roads and a story about our road trip home during the storm.  The right page is an insert with a wood veneer embellishment and a trimmed down journaling card.
This is yet another insert I added before I actually start my days of December.  Stay tuned for more to come.

December 15, 2015

December Daily 2015....the 4 of us

It's become tradition in my December Daily albums that I start out with a photo of all 4 of us.  It seems my favorite always comes from our annual Colorado vacation.  So before I start with my numbered, daily December pages I included a page about the 4 of us together.  The pinecones were fitting and I added a #4 tag, a little plastic embellishment, washi tape and a gold glitter heart.  The photo size is 6 x 6 in black and white. 
 This shows the back of the 6 x 6 photo.  I'll hand write about spending time with my favorite people in Colorado and what this album means to me this year.
 I used gold letter stickers, my favorite sticky note flags from the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit, and word stickers. In previous years I've used red stitching and I'm continuing with that in this year's album.
 This is a 12 square insert with 2 x 2 journaling cards, a wood veneer piece, sequins, black metal tag and wood veneer tree.  I like to use the Tiny Tim stapler a lot too.
You can see my next page peeking through.  I'll be back to share that soon.

December 14, 2015

Daily December 2015....album and cover page

Today I'm sharing the beginnings of my December Daily 2015 album.  I'm using an Ali Edwards album this year in red.  The page sizes are mainly 6 x 8.
 Here's my cover page which starts out with a clear overlay.
 Peek through to the main cover page.
 The cover age is wonderfully embossed and doesn't need much embellishing.
 I used a chipboard sticker, glitter star, memories sticker and the date is typed with my vintage typewriter.
Looking forward to filling up my album.  I'll be back soon for more updates.

December 9, 2015

December Daily 2015...the kits I'll be using

Hello there, today I'm kicking off my December Daily 2015 posts!  This year I decided to use both the Gossamer Blue 2015 December Memories Kit and the Ali Edwards December Daily Main 2015 Kit + an add on kit by Jasmine Jones.  I also decided to use an Ali Edwards album because the size matches the ones I've used in the last few previous years.
 Here's a peek at the Gossamer Blue kit contents, stored in a vintage cutlery tray.  I sort the smaller items with vintage Jello molds.
 Here's the Ali Edwards kit contents in green vintage cutlery tray with more tiny embellishments added to additional Jello molds.
 Here's both the kits, all unpackaged and ready to go.  I like to take all products out of their packages so I'm not fumbling with opening up plastic packages.  I'm more like to use something if it's out in the open and I can rummage through the little pieces.
I'll most likely be adding a few tags and items from some of my packaging kits from my shop too.

I'm all set up and ready to work.  This year I'll be sharing just my completed pages here on the blog.  I post little previews and works in progress + lots of other happenings on my Instagram account.  Feel free to visit me over there at Mish Wooderson.

At the first of the year I'll be sharing more on my art journey.  I've photographed and have been adding a lot to Instagram about my my year of starting over in my artful creations.  I'll be backtracking and sharing that progress in hopes of inspiring you to maybe pick up that paint brush.....and start again....or just start.  I hope you'll join me.

November 22, 2015

Vintage shop update.....

Some new vintage items just added to my little shop. You can check them out here and more to come!

Sold....vintage tablecloth and napkins.

Sold...desserts tray
Sold....vintage writing box

November 4, 2015

New to the shop...

Doing a little downsizing around here so I've gathered up some new items for the shop.  You check out the items with additional photos HERE

A lot of vintage potholders.  These are so cute when stacked in a basket.  I saved some for myself and use them all the time.  Great for a drink coaster too. 
Set of three baby quilts.  So adorable.
Set of two crocheted baby blankies. 
 Huge lot of vintage hankies.  Pretty to tie on projects, gift sacks or around a bag handle.  Or just pile them all pretty in a basket for a pretty vintage collection.
 Vintage Christmas tablecloth and napkins.  Great shape.
 A quilted Christmas tree skirt.  Love the green ric rac detail on this one.
 Set of two vintage muffin tins.  Perfect for storing all those bits and baubles for crafts, jewelry and more.

Plus....all greetings cards on sale for $3.00 and many past handmade kits are on sale.  Thanks for stopping by.

October 1, 2015

Hello Typewriter Cards..

The new kits are up for sale over at Gossamer Blue. Kits are selling quickly so I hope you're able to add some remaining kits to your shopping cart. So many fun new items just perfect for heading into Fall or to create the cutest Halloween projects.  Today I'm sharing a set of cards using the Bits & Pieces Kit.  
 Lots of pretty florals with some Autumn colors and rich gold embossing on the stamped images.
 Little bits of Washi tape from the cute stack of Washi papers, stapled on hearts, enamel dots and pretty aqua ribbon from my stash.
Thank you cards are always in need around here.  Happy to add a few more to my stash.  Happy October everyone!

September 16, 2015

Vintage Fall Garlands...

Hey everyone.  Fall is approaching and as much as I love Summer, I embrace all the seasons that we are blessed with.  I'm adding a few Fall touches here and there to the house.  I've always loved this two tiered wire basket and I look forward to filling it with new and old items every season. This year I filled it with gourds from my vine garden, an ironstone pitcher full of dried pods and a deer shed, thrift store soup mugs and vintage scenery postcards.  Candles are always a pretty way to decorate and also make your house smell so warm and cozy.  
 You might notice my chalkboard and my new Fall Garland.  I made some from vintage sheets for Josey's graduation and just loved them.  I thought some Fall themed ones were in order.
 I'll be making a few for my chalkboards and fireplace mantel and I've added some to my shop too.
 Mostly all vintage fabrics in the prettiest, warm colors that will take you right through Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Perfect for chalkboards, mantels, over a grouping of framed photos or artwork, on a staircase, over a headboard.  Add some twinkling lights and you've got the makings of a little shindig.  Drape them outside between trees or on your porch.  Hang them from the center for more of a vertical look.  You get 6' of garland with two extra feet of twine on the ends to extend the garland to a longer length if you wish.
There's just a few listed for now so grab one just in time for the Fall festivities.  Enjoy!

Also, if you've ever wanted to try Instagram, it's a wonderful social community.  I post a lot about my home, projects and artwork over there.  My name is MishWooderson if you'd like to find me.

Also if you're looking for a great online art community, Jeanne Oliver's website is a fantastic resource.  She is so down to earth and has art classes and all kinds of other fun classes to inspire.  Right now I'm loving the Art of Home class that is all about creating an inviting environment in your home.  The Woodland Girl class is also a favorite, perfect if you want to enjoy some nature this Fall.

I've been canning up a storm this Summer as my garden had some bumper crops of peppers and tomatoes.  This recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli is divine and so easy to make.  Red peppers are so pricey during the Winter months here.  I decided to broil and skin all of them and freeze in individual baggies just so I could make this meal.  It's a favorite of mine.  Here's the direct blog link.
Okie doke guys......I'm going to try to get back into sharing more on the blog but I have to be honest with gets lonely in blog land with hardly any comments or interaction.  That's why I love Instagram so much.  You can see who likes your photos and comments are easy to leave.  But I know a lot of you don't have Instagram and still like to read blogs.  So we'll see how it goes.  I'll still be posting more photos over on my Instagram account so be sure to check it out over there too.  Thank you as always for visiting and I know it's a pain to leave comments....I'm bad about it too.  I so appreciate all of you that take the time to leave a few nice words.  I do love to hear what you're up to also as the sharing is what I love about social media.  Until next time, take care!

September 15, 2015

September Gossamer Blue Blog Hop....

Hello and welcome to the September Gossamer Blue Design Team Blog Hop. Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I created using the September kits.  
 I love to just pick out a favorite product and see where it takes me.  I think the dye dipped fabric tags are so fun.  I started with them as my bottom layer and just added elements on top.
 I love the combination of the textured canvas tag, the glittery dots, the clear acetate triangles and the popped up chipboard birdies.  I added a generic sentiment using my vintage typewriter.  Two more for the card stash.
There's plenty more inspiration today so be sure to cruise on through to these Design Team blogs:

Alex Hunter 
Andrea Gray 
Anabelle O'Malley 
Brenda Smith 
Brenda Weaver 
Caylee Grey 
Chantal Philippe 
Diane Payne 
Emily Spahn  
Eunyoung Lee 
Jill Cornell 
Jill Keller 
Joy Taylor 
Kathleen Graumüller 
Katie Ehmann 
Kellie Winnell 
Kelly Xenos 
Michelle Wedertz 
Olatz Garaiyurrebaso 
Patricia Roebuck 
Rebecca Luminarias 
Sandra Dietrich 
Sian Fair
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