Saturday, October 6, 2012

Autumn Giveaway by Francesca Quatraro...

Hello, again. You know that the Bible says to "encourage yourself daily"? Well, I have been working at just that. There is an Italian artist, Francesca Quatraro, who draws lovely art, mostly sweet children with family or friends, or enjoying simple things in life. She is having a giveaway that makes me smile, and so I thought I would share it with you. I hope you like it... The giveaway includes a calendar, a notebook, and some note cards. The last day for the giveaway is October 11, and she said that the she will announce the winner between th 12th and the 13th. Rules for participating: 1. Post the giveaway on your own blog or Facebook page, along with a couple of sentences explaining it and her work. 2. Leave a comment on her blog post along with the link to where you linked her, along with your email address. 3. (in her words... translated to English) Cross your fingers and toes. It has worked for some. To participate, click HERE!!! Hoping I can post some of my works soon, and that you are well... Celita

Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer Catch Up...

Hello! What a crazy summer we have had so far. Shocking how quickly it is passing us by. Have not accomplished nearly enough in the way of crafts with my kids or for me, as we have, sadly and overwhelmingly, dealt with various illness since the very day school let out. Disappointing, I suppose, but we are trying to make up for lost time since it appears we are having a break. I hope to post about a bunch of different projects soon. Yay!! I just wanted to make sure I let you know that I changed one simple thing on my account and it messed some things up a bit... Trying to get it all sorted out... Hope you are well, in the meantime. Be safe, and God bless you... celita

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Rest of the December 2011 Snowflake Paper Cuts... (That I scanned before giving away)

Here are the rest of the snowflake papercuts that I accomplished at the end of 2011. At least the ones I got to scan before giving them away. Sorry for the delay. Hope you enjoy! :-)
December 10, 2011 Snowflake Art... View from the Field (given to Antonietta and Gianluca)
Dec. 31, 2011… Snowflake Art Flower’s Mountain View… For Martina
December 23, 2011... Snowflake Art Miriam’s Blooming Flower
December 23, 2011... Snowflake Art (For Samuel) Ant Hills
December 20, 2011.. Snowflake technique... Sabrina's Butterfly... for 9th birthday
December 29, 2011 Snowflake Art... “Star Flowers” For Gianna and Zio Giovanni
December 29, 2011 Snowflake Art... (For Ciro) “He Is…”
December 29, 2011 Snowflake Art... (For Isabella) Butterfly Field
December 29, 2011 Snowflake Art... He Gives the Increase (based off of 1 Corinthians 3:7 which says, “So neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.”
December 10, 2011 Snowflake Art... Birth of the Saviour, Jesus...
December 15, 2011 Snowflake Art... Mark 12:30 (which says, "And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength...")
December 15, 2011 Snowflake Art... 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (which says, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.")
December 18, 2011... Snowflake Art... Sefora's Flower...

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Far too long, I know... But... a GIVEAWAY!!!

So, I know I have not been around for FAR TOO LONG. I know it, and I have a stockpile of art to post. Only... I had to make some changes in storing my things, and now it is not as convenient. Not to mention how little I am online these days. I WILL do it soon. That is on my list of to-do. Only... today I have to support the work of another artist. Her name is Francesca Quartraro, and she has the simplest, sweetest art drawings/paintings of children. I truly love them. She is having a giveaway, and so I thought to share with you her site, and the opportunity of winning with you. All you have to do is link her blog to your own blog and post on her, or on Facebook, copy the address that you have mentioned her, then go back to her site, the post where she has the giveaway, leave a comment and the address of where you mentioned her pasted with it. Not hard... at all. So... Click HERE for her site and the post of the giveaway (all in Italian) ... and click HERE for examples of her work. Below are some immediate examples of her art from her newsletters (there are some other very lovely ones on her site)
... Have a great day!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Snowflake Papercuts: My Daughter's Belated Birthday Card...

As I mentioned in the last post, 2011 was a Toy Story year for birthday parties. I chose themes branching out from, but that were not necessarily directly related to, the movies. At least, for the most part. My Daughter and last son had the themes mostly dealing with the actual movies. Here is my daugther's card for her "Ladies of Toys Story: Jessie, Mrs. Potato Head, Bo Peep, and others" Party.

December 31, 2011 Snowflake Art #22 Miranda’s 6th Ladies of Toy Story Bday card

Snowflake Papercuts: My Sons' Belated Birthday Cards...

Actually, even for my lack of presence on the blog, I have created quite a few papercuts. I accomplished many snowflake cuts, and will slowly be posting them. Here are two I made for belated birthday cards to my middle boys... 2011 was a Toy Story year of parties. I try to find themes that are not usually overdone, and so G had a Domino Party, and L had a Lego Party.

Dec. 31, 2011 Snowflake Art #20 Giosaias 9th Domino Bday Card

Dec. 31, 2011 Snowflake Art #21 Luca’s 7th bday Lego Card