Friday, October 30, 2009

To Shelia

Haven't received Penny's book yet. Any idea when I should expect it ? If you sent it with a signature required that may be the problem. I live in an apartment and don't get mail delivered to my door so signing for something won't work unless I call the PO and ask then to deliver it to my door for a signature. Please send another way in the future. Thanks.

Donna Elio

Friday, October 23, 2009


What wonderful work I have seen on this blog, this is really shaping up to be a lovely Round Robin. It is pretty apparent that everyone is enjoying the books and the work, I am pleased this all worked out for us. We are certainly lucky to have an impressive collection of such lovely things in the end.
Can't wait to see what brews in our creative centers this month.
until next time,

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

donnas spread

Donna, how did you do the background for the "B" layout. it is spectacular.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Here is the spread I did for Sheila's alphabet book.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hello Everyone:
Here is my contribution to Penny's book, "Delightful and Interesting Women." I chose a political theme, and created a spread about the Famous Five. Sixty years ago,  these five Canadian women: H. Muir, N. McClung, L.C. McKinney, E. Murphy, and Irene Parlby challenged one section of the wording of the British North America Act (forerunner to the Canadian constitution) and changed Canadian politics forever. If you wish to learn more, simply Google one of their names and you will be astounded by their accomplishments.

Sheila J

Hello All:
Before I mail Penny's book, here are two of her pages. Her theme is "Delightful and Interesting Woman." Her choices included Marilyn Munroe and Betsy Ross. When you receive her book, check out how cleverly she has included the lyrics for "Devil or Angel" and Marilyn's bio.
I really enjoyed working in this book.
Sheila Johnston

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Faerie Love Song Page

Here's what I put in the "Wings" book:

She's a stamped image, from Faerie Art Song Stamps, watercolored, then Diamond Glazed, and set on this deep turquoise paper with raised stickies. The stars she is creating are beautiful stickers.
Can't wait to get the next!
BTW, I settled on ONE idea, instead of trying to put a MILLION in your book!
Sally Bowen
Baltimore, MD
Hope everyone had fun working in their books this month. I was working in the red book.
Fire-y love is what came to mind.
This spread has to do with heart, soul and love.
How it is all in the palm of your hand if you'd like. There is a pocket behind the hand in which the tags sit. I did use an image that was provided but I trimmed it, painted it, and replaced the face. My pieces are not museum-y, but I had fun creating with the red. I hope you gals enjoy what I have created.

This is the web of love page. I decided after the fact that it looked like a web and used one of the spiders that were provided. It started off just being a red doodle.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

i have Donna's book "nature". what a delight. the book is very small,which forced me to be more selective. i tend to work larger.
the wreath is colored pencilwith some vintage images.
the ducks and the lamb actually use poems from the book, which was fun. and, there is a pocket with an ATC, and one of my own photos.
all in all, a very satisfying time.
thanks donna, sherrie

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Hi everyone,
It's Already October!! Yikes. Is everyone having fun creating in the book they have? I have had a blast playing in Sally's "Red Book". I have completed one spread and intend to do another before it moves ahead.
Just a reminder to sign and date your pages. I will try to remember as well. We will pass on Thursday October 15th this month, or as close to the date is feasible. Please post some pics before you pass so we can see what you have created. A show in tell if you will - then you can explain your technique and people can ask questions if need be.
Chime in if you'd like to fill us in on what you have been up to.