Sunday, November 28, 2010

Projects new and old...

 Thank you Mr. Sunshine!  Today was a great day for pictures, so I worked on a couple of orders and snapped pictures of some glitter goodness and other Christmas projects.  Up first is a silver platter with a wonderful Santa from Graphics Fairy...

 I'll keep going with the upcycled plate theme, this next one is on a vintage ironstone plate with more graphics from Karen, actually she is represented quite well in this post because she is my GO-TO GIRL for graphics!  Thanks Karen!
this one has vintage wedding dress trim around the plate and Santa is poking through a little 'pocket'. I actually made these two last year and found them all tucked away in a tub when I was getting ready for the show a couple of weeks ago.  yay!  The next ones I made today, seriously do you all work like this, you start with one project and then the brain kicks into overdrive, you see something out of the corner of your eye and before you know it, you are starting on a whole new piece?  crazy, cookoo, all I know is that is how mine works so I'm usually doing no less than 5 things at once.  I know there is a pill for this but honestly at 49 years young, I figure it's too late!

and honestly, I love how these turned out so I'm glad I have no attention span to speak of!  I took a chandi crystal and glued an image with wonderful writing on it and then added a sweet Christmas bird, oh so sweet, if I do say so myself!
this one is just for me... I actually may add it to a ribbon or existing necklace and wear it!  More gorgeous script and then I stamped the number 7 on it, I have a few more of these crystals so will be coming up with more of these, I'm sure.  These crystals are unusual in that they are completely flat on the back and so make it easy to add the images.  I have some of the cut ones too so I'll see what I can do with those!
 Here is another piece from last year, I was doing wax collage around Christmas time and taught it at Lambs Gate, the antique store that sells my artwork and soap, it's very fun to do and really relaxing. New question... have you ever taken a class from someone who works on 5 projects at once? hmm... just kidding, I don't usually work on a project when I'm teaching, that way I remember that there are other people in the room! LOL!!  (plus I'll let you in on a little secret about me... when I like how something is turning out then I just might dance a little and I definitely WILL start clapping my hands and singing) it's true.  anyway,  The angel actually came from Graphics Fairy too, see she's just the best sharer ever!
I have much more to share with you but this old computer gets kinda warm when I am on it too long and well it already shut down on me once so I better call it quits for now.
I'm going to go over and link this up to the Graphics Fairy for Brag Monday party and while I'm at it I'm going to link up to White Wednesday just in case the days get away from me like they usually do!  I'm also linking  this to Boardwalk Bragfest... I love this party everyone has great ideas to share!
Hopefully I will be back before then, but if not Toodoodles!
Thanks for stopping by!  Theresa xoxo


  1. Oh Theresa your projects are gorgeous.
    I totally am with you a-d-d I must have more than one thing going at all times.
    Your chandi pieces are just so lovely perfect idea for the necklaces.
    Enjoy your sunshine, I am enjoying our gray skies!!

  2. Beautiful pieces, Theresa. I always love your wax art. My computer gets warm too. I think that one of the fans inside has stopped working. What I did was get a small fan and I set it by the CPU and just turn it on low and it runs into the computer. Sounds goofy, but now I can leave the computer on all day long. It doesn't over-heat anymore. Looks like some great project to link to the Boardwalk Bragfest Tuesday, IF you have time. I know you're a busy lady, especially now. I also love the way you have done your blog. It looks great!

  3. I just love your Christmas projects, Theresa!
    You are sooooo talented!


  4. Madly in love with the third and fourth pictures!!

  5. Hi Theresa,
    I cannot shut off my creative sparks....I'm killing myself! LOL! I wanna make everything I see on the blogs.

    I just love all your projects, so pretty. Your artwork is so beautiful.


  6. Love all your Christmas projects - absolutely beautiful! Came over from Brag Monday.
    Have a great day.
    XO Marie

  7. Great projects, my head is spinning. I hope you keep up your style of creating forever. Have a fantastic day.

  8. Love, love, love the graphics on the's going in my "must steal idea" file. My sister would love one of these so I now know what I'm going to make her for Christmas...thanks for the inspiration!!
    Always love seeing what you've been creating.
    Have a great week.

  9. Beautiful work Theresa!
    My old laptop overheats too and I have to monitor my usage all the time. Hopefully in the New Year I will get a newer one. Take care and good crafting this week!
    Tina xo

  10. My brain works the same way and I too have been dodging the pill! LOL! Wonderful work!!

  11. Hey Theresa, it certainly sounds like you are having a hip-happy good time over there crafting away. Great projects. Supposedly our computer is fixed, but the monitor isn't working now so until I get all that sorted out, I can't get to Karen's place for graphics and printing. I have lots of cans that need decoupaging right away! :) Have a great rest of the day. It's just about bedtime over here. Best wishes, Tammy

  12. All your projects are so inspiring. They look lovely.

  13. Ooh... these projects are wonderful...I'm inspired!

  14. Hi Theresa, Your projects look so cool! I like them all. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day....Julian

  15. All of your projects are lovely! Have a great week!


  16. Everything is gorgeous!! It's hard to pick a favorite! Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday!

  17. Hi Theresa,
    Love your gorgeous pieces!! You did such an amazing job!
    I always love seeing your art work, it always inspires me!
    Have a great day my friend.

  18. I love the decorated plates, what a great idea.


  19. Wow, those look amazing. You would pay a big chunk for those in the stores!!!

  20. What a great way to transform plates for the holidays!

  21. buzzzzzzzzzzz goes the busy bee...

    keep up all the great work you multi personality crafter you... : D


  22. Theresa, you better not take that pill! I don't want you to change a thing about your creativity. It produces magnificent results. Thanks you for sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

  23. I'm with you girl! I always have so many irons in the fire I don't know which one to pull out first! And I'm 49 years young as well! Those are some great projects! Love the #7 one!

  24. Your crystal ornaments are stunning! They look like they came from a high end boutique! I love your idea of wearing them as a necklace:) And I also really love your collage, don't you just love the Graphics Fairy?

  25. Oh Theresa, It's all so beautiful and the glitter is flying here
    And I love your blog header too!!!

  26. Your creations are just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  27. Hey Theresa ~ Thanks for the info, I did get an email from Dawn, Here's what she told Me:
    I will tell you this about submitting wrap it INCREDIBLY. Make the person who is opening the package Oooh and aaaah, you know?? It's bound to get your art piece some attention!!!

    I can't believe you have never been Published, Let's both do it for 2011!


  28. Love all of your creations, their so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing...
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

  29. Thanks for your nice comment! Glad you like my buck. Your blog is fabulous.!

  30. Theresa - I love these projects. My favorites are the Santa on the silver platter and your angel collage from last year. You are so talented! Yes, I would take a class from someone else that works on 5 projects at a time too!

  31. Hi Theresa,
    Great projects and I hear you about the ADD, it's going strong here!

    Always love your WW posts, very inspiring.

  32. Everything is so beautiful! I love the Santa on the silver plater. Thanks for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment. I really enjoyed my visit here.

    Enjoy your day,

  33. I see we share a pension for multiple projects at the same time. Love the wax angel piece!


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo