Friday, February 21, 2014

Happy Birthday Tamara!

Happy Birthday Tamara!

Surprise it's a birthday hop for Tamara van Wijk!
Tamara is the owner and artist of The Stamping Chef digital stamp company.  She is a sweetheart and one of the nicest ladies I have had the privilege of meeting online. Everyone in this hop would like to wish her a Very Happy Birthday!  

The image is from Betty over at Simply Betty Stamps.  She was so nice to provide the image for us to use for all the "Bitchin" cards.  With the help of the lovely Corinne, they put this all together.

Please join in the fun and Hop along with us to wish her a Happy Birthday!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I have always loved Valentine's Day even when I didn't have a "Special Someone".  I use to give gifts to my friends and to my Mother just because it made me feel good to see them smile.

Now I have a Husband of 16 years and I always get him something (Except this year, because we are snowed in and I didn't get it early.)  But I still love to give others a little something too.  My Kids always get a Heart candy box and I usually get my Mom something too.  I usually send out small Valentine's cards to a few of my friends.  This year has really been thrown off by all the snow and ice we keep getting, but I still feel the love!  

This year I joined in the Simply Betty Fan Group Valentine swap.  We were to cover a "Wine Box" and decorate it. Then fill it with Valentine Theme gifts.  I was given Katya Bess as my partner and had the best time shopping for her.  Once I finished covering her box I was so in love with the way it turned out I almost wanted to keep it.  LOL  I was very glad to hear that she liked it and that her Husband like the box as well, enough to set it on their dresser. 
You can see photos of it on Katya's blog

Due to the weather we are having here most deliveries have been delayed and the box coming to me from Katya has been held up.  I am sure that I will love it and all it's contents when it gets here. In the mean time Katya has sent me photos to use for this post.  She did a portrait of Me and My Hubby (John).  And she got me some really awesome flowers and Sculpy to play with!  Now I am SUPER EXCITED!  Thank you so much Katya!

I really love the rainbow tie-dye dress and her purple hair is PERFECT!  
Love it Katya can't wait to see it in person.

Here is the list of participants, so hop on over to the next blog in the list and check out all the wonderful creations.  

Carmen Shannon ( no blog ) ^ ^ ^
Vanessa Bland: (you are here)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Rio!!!

So my 2nd post ever is in Honor of a Very Sweet young lady that is turning 16!

A bunch of us Fans of Simply Betty Stamps are helping her celebrate it by making her a card with her very own image that will be availably at Simply Betty Stamps.

Rio Judy Ford I would like to wish you a VERY Happy Birthday! Sixteen is a very special year and I hope you enjoy every minute of it.  

Love the theme of the Birthday..... Zombie Alice in Wonderland! 

Happy Happy Birthday! 

Here is the Blog Hop list just incase you missed any.
Happy Hopping!

Cynthia Cole will be on my Blog
Sheri Scraps
Jackie Randolph
Katya Bess
Wendy Billings
Kay Mowat
Celina Matthews
Trish TheDish Sakulich
Sam Slater Http://
Lisa Howell
Tanja Charles
Veronica Chasteen Rosenshein
Darcy Schroeder
Irene Chapmon Sherman
Nia Flannery
Emily Shroom
Jackie Maunder
Elisabete Oliveira Balcavage
Vanessa Bland
Lisa Lucas Nelson

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Hi and welcome to my Blog.  My name is Vanessa and I am an Artist.  This is my very first blog entry so please be patient with me while I learn the in's and out's of blogging.  I love learning new techniques so I get into all kinds of new projects.  I went to ECU for "Art Education" (I didn't finish because I decided teaching was not for me.)   I am a SAHM to 2 teen boys and I love it!  But now that they are growing up it is time for me to decide what I want to be when I grow up.  Please feel free to give me suggestions and to leave comments.  Thanks for visiting my very first Blog post!

PS.... I am including some photos so you will see what I mean about jumping from one medium to another.
Last years pumpkin was SO much fun to make.
I can't wait to see what comes out of my head this year.

My "Snow" mask I made for My Husband's
work Holiday party.

Card for Simply B Stamps
Crop 4 a Cure t-shirts that I made for
our group.
Glass Blocks that I made for a friend.
I just learned how to make Quilts.