Sunday, May 24, 2009

Scenic highways and nature destination photographs!

Yay! It's summer travel fun time!

I'm a huge fan of scenic highway drives and nature destinations. I take thousands of photographs every year, especially of the Oregon area. While I have them organized in folders on my computer, I find that I rarely look through them. So I've created a section in my website for the highlights of my travel photography. This is mainly for my personal enjoyment, but I'm hoping some of you might like it too :)

I've posted a map showing all of the places I've driven here. These pages are image intensive and I don't recommend it for dial-up users.

If you don't have much time to browse today, I think the Silver Falls state park and Oregon Garden trip is a beautiful place to start here!

I love the mountains, but they can be dangerous to drive through November through April. Now that most scenic highways (that are usually closed in winter) are opening, it's time for more road trips. In the southern part of OR is Crater Lake and in northern CA I'll be stopping at the Redwood Forest in a couple weeks. I'll also be heading off to Yellowstone National Park, WY soon (thank goodness it's only an 8 hour drive from here.) I'll make another blog post when new images are uploaded. Back to crafting until then!

Have a fun summer everyone :)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Rubber Stamped Stampbord Pencil Holder and Paper Art Dolls


One of my tutorials has been posted on the Stampbord website. You can learn how to make this pencil holder here - May 09' (Or check out the archive of tutorials for viewing after May here.)
This project uses my Klimt rubber stamp set.)

Plus, here's a couple more paper dolls I just have to share with you by Karen (see my last blog entry for more.) I'm just so thrilled with what she's creating by incorporating my doll face stamps) into her work. To see if she has any dolls currently available, check out her Ebay sales.)

This last one uses one of my domino size rubber stamps for her face. I'd like to explore the many projects you can do using my 1"x2" size rubber stamps that does not have to do with domino jewelry. So far I've got bottle cap magnets, greeting cards and paper doll projects in the works. Stay tuned for a new tutorial and project gallery page on my site for everything BUT domino stamping using domino size stamps!

Have a creative day!