Monday, October 1, 2012

venture: noun

A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain
Pause Dream Enjoy - Challenge 39: Faces
with the question: Do you smile often?
Which I think I do, but I have noticed that in getting older my lips are getting thinner and my smiles in pictures don't look as good anymore! Weird and sad :(
I am learning that it takes me about 4 or 5 layers to get the look that I want, and all that work is just for the background! lol I just keep adding until I finally like it...and adding....and adding! ::whew::
I had a small amount of embossing paste left in my jar so I added some yellow paint to it and went with a cute little sunshine face brass stencil. It's raining today and I needed to make some sunshine!
 I scrunched up some yellow tissue paper with medium and water and added some mica powder to it while it was still damp to create the sun's rays. I wish you could see it better, but the sun rays have a nice shimmer to them.
Now I have to say that today has been a wonderful day, for 3 reasons!
 I got this from my dear friend Jamie, who knows I have a salt and pepper fetish! I just love collecting them! And aren't these just the cutest, and that little squirrel is adorable, reminds me of the ones I feed outside!
and it wouldn't be Jamie, if the inside of the card wasn't funny! I love her sense of humor, it lines right up with mine!
I walked to church tonight. It's the first time in my life that I have a church so close by that I can just walk to it! How awesome is that? The weather was delightfully cool, and the people I met at the church were very friendly!
and #3 venture at the Art MoB has been a success this first month!!
Today I went into the store to refill my card inventory and I sold 2 cards before I even had a chance to put them up, you might remember 50 Shades of Autumn and the Prozac Turkey, well, seems I need to make more of them! So in honor of this experiment I am having a give away. I would love for you to follow my blog but you don't have to, it would be nice though ;)
 But leave me a comment and I'll pull a name next Sunday, October 7th to receive this:
 Lastly, I just want to say thank you to everyone, who does follow my blog, who visits me and leaves me comments. Sometimes you never know, but it's the little things in life that really count! Also, I have to say that finding out that strangers like your stuff enough to want to fork over their money for it, is a very rewarding experience, I wish I could thank them too.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, I take a couple of days away from my computer (yes, I schedule my posts), and look at everything I've missed. I guess I had NO idea you collected salt and pepper shakers. I have a couple that are old, old cut glass. They are quite small and sized to sit in front of each person's place. They may have been my Grandmother's.

Thanks for the tip on Blogger. I suspect you may be able to center your photos because you center your text, too. I do exactly as Dianne suggests, and have done so since forever. But it doesn't work when my text is left justified.

Now I'm off to see what I missed for TWO days!!

Kalea Wavedancer said...

:) Only because I love you.

Eileen said...

Hi Sandee... I am zooming over to you for a look around and to say thanks for joining in with the PanPastels challenge... super sentiment on your cheery project and so true! Great work ... I have so fallen in love with the Prozac turkey.. ( do with one of those at my Christmas table sometimes! ) Thank you so much for the support you give to my blog on a regular basis ... I don't always get back to you but I am really grateful for your kind comments. Take care.
Eileen xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Lots of good things to see and read on your post Sandee, I love the bright sunny hanging, the rays are beautiful with a great sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Redanne said...

Love your beautiful bright sunny wall hanging, it certainly lifted my spirits today, so thank you! The card and S&P shakers, from your friend are so cute, she knows you well methinks. Well done on the sales at your new venture, not really surprised but it must be a wonderful feeling. Very generous give-away Sandee....Crafty hugs, Anne x

BJ said...

Love your sunshine plaque Sandee, the embossed face is adorable and the movement in the rest of the piece is super. Definitely what I needed to see as it is a rainy grey day here in the UK. WOuld love to go in the draw but I don't do halloween :( Ho Hum BJ.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a cool wall hanging! i love the bright colors!

congrats on selling your cards! they were so funny!

Janis Lewis said...

LOVED your post. You had an awesome weekend! And yes, if I had a friend who sent me that s&p set, I think I'd just smile from ear to ear. It's CUTE! That card and sentiment was hilarious. LOL Your projects always make me smile. I love visiting your blog. Thank you so much for stopping by PDE Challenges and playing again and again. Like you said, it's the little things, and I love to see that you've entered and pop over to visit. Smiles & Hugs! :) Janis

Katie said...

Those are three very good reasons to have a good day! Congratulations on your sales, that is so exciting! And that card is too funny, I have a few friends I'd like to send that sentiment to!

I love the different colored letters you used on the "make your own sunshine" piece. They are so cheerful!

Thank you for the chance with the giveaway as well :) I love that little ghost, he is just adorable!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Love the canvas!!! I'm sure any card with a 50 Shades theme would be a hot (haaa) sell right now! I had no doubt you'd be a success and am so happy for you! I keep thinking I should move on down your way in get in cahoots with you! tee hee


Lizzie Laine said...

I just love your project, it is absolutely beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges:)


wwilloww said...

I love your wall-hanging! Your colors are awesome. Did you use tissue paper for your rays of sunshine? I love the texture you achieved!!! Glad you had such a great day...and a lucky one of us will get rewarded...LOL...thanks for the chance to win such cuties!!!

Julia S-W said...

It's always a delight to visit your blog Sandee and read what you've been up to or simply your opinion on whatever the day's topic may be! You are a what we in UK describe as a treasure and can always be depended on to please!
Your hanging is full of happiness with the sun (not seen that here for a while!) and the gorgeous blue which shimmers in your photo. Love the letters which also have a subtle shine. The sentiment is wonderful too.
(It's not just my smile that looks different in the mirror these days I'm afraid!).
Thanks so much for sharing with us at ABAC and I do hope you'll join us again next time.

Unknown said...

Really super design thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Migdalia said...

Awesome Project!!GreatJob!Thank You for joining us at PDE Challenges!

May said...

Fabulous project Sandee. Love the colours & design... I knew that Prozac Turkey card would sell out it was fab!! Have a creative week, Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said...

What a pretty piece of wall art! I love the embossed sun! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!

Joni Parker said...

Gorgeous work!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Frosted Designs!!

BrendaB said...

Love your sunshine art piece - it is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week.

Ashley Horton said...

What a fun technique with the embossing paste! Love how you used it for the sun rays!! Really great altered project! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!

fairy thoughts said...

love the sentiment on your friendship card I could think of quite a few people I could sent it too. the giveaway looks great

Roudi said...

Love your canvas! The sun rays are fabulous! Great giveaway, too. Would totally LOVE to win those goodies. We don't have any of these in Egypt, you know. The little squirrel is the cutest thing ever! ♥


House of Bears said...

What lovely goodies, and great artwork you've made.

Elizabeth said...

Love this cheerful wall hanging - the colours are so vibrant they are bound to make anyone feel better even on the worst of days. Your friend has a lovely sense of humour and the salt and pepper set is so cute.

That's a very generous giveaway you are offering and huge congratulations on the success of your cards - how lovely to sell cards before they go on display :)

Elizabeth x

Cathy Dineen said...

That little sun is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy challenges this week! :)

Kim said...

Hey Sandee! I'm already a follower and one of your biggest fan. So glad you're successful at the new store! Clapping loudly, :) said...

I too love backgrounds Sandee and agree that sometimes the process takes forever to be perfect. And perfect it is for your wallhanging. Love the happiness of your piece. Thank you for joining in at ABAC Challenge this time.

Maureen Hayes said...


Sorry I haven't been commenting as much as usual. I am following, but with being sick I just don't always stop to write like I usually would. I am SO PROUD of you and how well you are doing with selling your art! I know it was a big leap for you, but it is a well deserved success! Much continued success and happiness with it.


JustYolie said...

What a fun giveaway thank you for the chance to win. :)

Christy said...

What great work!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE :) :) Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card! :) :)

MJ's Kraze said...

Great projects. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.