September 21, 2014

Just Nuts About You!

It's time for a new game from AAA CAS Cards Challenge! This week is a fun one about skill called CREATE. Pull out your sissors it's a game of FUSSY CUTS.

Recipe: Kelly Paper smooth cardstock 110 lb. Hamilton Arts, "Nuts About You" Stamps. I used three stamps- combined into one- of the squirrel and branch parts. They are colored in with pastels, cut by hand and pop taped. The sentiment does comes with the set, but I recreated it digitally so I could have all the colors.

Simple and cute. Do you fussy cut? Drop by AAA Cards and share a card this week!

Happy 3rd Birthday to my grandson, Ollie. I hope he enjoys this card and the presents :)

sharing with:
The Paper Player, Clean & Simple, Boy B-Day (27)
Addicted to CAS, "CUDDLY" code word

July 30, 2014

Yankee's at King George's Court, H. Soulen

I own a painting/Illustration by Henry Soulen. It was a gift from my husbands great aunt Helen -to me. The painting was printed within the The Ladies Home Journal, May 1935. (I just ordered a copy.) This is the first time it has been publicly viewed since that time. Which is why I have those awful white marks across it. Because it has been away from view since it's creation it's very hard to place the auction price. His work goes for between $5000 and $25,000. Thank you aunt Helen! It looks great in my guestroom!

Bless their hearts...the previous owners were heavy smokers. This painting was terribly dulled out. So I carefully cleaned after I was sure it was oils. Check this out....