Tuesday, December 22, 2009

One Last Present To Share

Tangled (c) 2009 - Betty Refour

Whenever I've given a gift of art I usually do pieces 8 x 10 or smaller but this year I decided to do a large painting for someone. This was done using acrylics on 36 x 24 wrapped canvas. I hope they like it.

Happy Holidays everybody! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

More Gifts Yet Again!

I was trying to think of another idea we could do for stocking stuffers and found these gold frames for aceos' at Dollar Tree. We framed some for our local recipients and I think it makes them look really nice. Rose did these drawings too.

I also bought die cut cards for aceos' at Hobby Lobby. I did these drawings and some of my friends will get these instead of a traditional type of holiday card. We are almost done with everything, thank goodness.

Don't forget to tell me about the gifts you made.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 18, 2009

More Presents And The Diva Herself!

Last week it sleeted and the temps were in the teens so I decided we would stay home that day. Rose doesn't like to miss going to her program but I don't like cold weather:) We hadn't started making presents yet so I decided what better day to get started since the holidays are so close. Rose did ACEO's/ATC's to go in the cards and here are a few of my favorites. She took the photo with Santa at her program and I think it turned out pretty good.

Did you do ATC's or small gifts to slip into your cards? I'd love to see them. Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Did You Make Any Presents?

My sister Rose and I made all of the presents we are giving this year and these a just a few of them. I picked the white bead for the last bracelet you see pictured here. It's vintage twisted glass and I wanted to make something with it. Rose picked all the other beads for the bracelets and strung them and I tightened and crimped them. They're all contemporary glass beads. A short time later when I came back to put them away I couldn't find them. She had placed them in her jewelry box.

I feel confident that none of the recipients will look at my blog so I'm not concerned about posting them. Do you have items that you've made? I'd love to see them if possible. We had a lot of fun making items this year and I'll post more photos later.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My name is Betty......and I LOVE Scarves!

Recently a friend of mine started PEA, (Pie Eaters Anonymous) a support group for people who LOVE pie. It got me to thinking about all the things that I love and the need for support groups like Pie Eaters Anonymous. I mean think about it, I know I could use a support group for my love of scarves. We could meet at a craft store... er I mean someones home who makes scarves...er I mean a restaurant that serves...umm...pie!

So I'm shopping on Etsy and I find a scarf after my own heart. Not only is it beautiful but it's a PIF (pay it forward) item. Are you kidding me! I don't think I could check out fast enough. Now you know how I am about paying it forward. I bought the pink one you see in this photo and it's a beauty. I got it from FoxyGknits and I can't wait to wear it to my PEA meeting... er I mean to lunch with friends.

Be sure and check out all the beautiful items from FoxyGknits. Have a great day everybody, I'll see ya at the JBA meeting - (Jewelry Buyers Anonymous). Thanks for stopping by.