Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart Event is Here!

Welcome bloggers from all over the world to the
One World One Heart 2011 Blogging Event!
#131 on Event List
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Welcome to my blog; Fabric Photo Memories! 
My name is Lovey and I'm a Fabric Photo Collage Artist!
Each piece I create features...
a Beautiful Photo of a Woman of Color from the early 1700's-1900's.
I use layers upon layers of textured fabrics...
lace and trims with a accent of vintage jewelry to complete the look.
For this years event, I have prepared this One of a Kind...
 Fabric Photo Collage especially for You!
I call this piece...
"Margaret's Innocence"
Please leave a comment for your opportunity to WIN!
Make sure your profile picture/comment links back to your blog!
This will be my way of finding you if you are my special Winner!
This fabric photo collage is a labor of love...
I hope you'll love her as much as I do!
On February 17, 2011
I will randomly select one winner for my giveaway!! 
Blessings upon you!
And...
Well wishes for each of you as you enter to win...
"Margaret's Innocence"
Enjoy the journey...
Have fun visiting all the beautiful blogs from all over the World!!
Well Wishes and Blessings...
Don't be a stranger when this is all over...let's all keep in touch!
Lovey

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fabric Photos on My Table

There's something about photos on fabric that...
Makes my heart soar.
Makes me want to sew, cut, glue...CREATE!
Working on my One World One Heart Giveaway...
I wonder what it will be??
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

One World One Heart is a Go!

Last year I entered this wonderful event and had the grandest time meeting bloggers from all over the world.  In fact, it was during this event that I met June from Laughing with Angels who won my One World One Heart Give Away!  I was thrilled that she won and we have now become quite close.
Well it's that time again and I will be listing my give away on January 30!
It's a wonderful opportunity to meet bloggers from all over the world!  
For more information click the picture above!  
Join in on the fun!
You never know who you might meet!
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

PDF Tutorials Available!

I'm Happy to Announce that I have now opened up Printing for my Two PDF Tutorials; Gel Medium Transfers on Fabric and Beeswax on Fabric Photos.  Please only print a copy for your personal use. (Thanks!)
 I have had such nice compliments about the tutorials and requests to print at least one purchased copy that I have gone ahead and made that option available!  If you have already purchased a copy and would like to have a printable one, just email me with your receipt which is the email from me with the tutorial attachment(s) and password(s).
Gel Medium Transfers on Fabric
Beeswax and Fabric
If you have not made a purchase yet...
c'mon and give it a go!
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In addition...
If you would like my first ever video tutorial on 
Gel Medium Transfers on Fabric...
It is available for purchase here...
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Thanks everyone for your wonderful support!
And...
Happy Creating Beauty!

© 2011 created by Lovey 
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Black Onyx & Bling Beauty

So Happy Together...
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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Exciting News and Two Great Gifts!

So Cindy Adkins over at Whimsical Musings started a beautiful online magazine featuring artists every Monday.  I am happy to announce that Cindy will feature me in her online magazine this Monday, January 24!  Be sure to stop by and check out all the talented artists chosen for this honor.
Thank you Cindy for this treasured honor.
xoxo
 Click on image to be taken to the Magazine!
More Great News...
Pat Winters over at Pat Winter Gatherings is creating her first ever bi-monthly print to order magazine, entitled Crazy Quilt Gatherings premiering this March.  Pat has a wonderful line up of talented artists already to be featured in her premiere issue of the magazine.  I am happy to announce that I will be amongst the featured artists in this first issue!  How exciting is that?
Thank you Pat for believing in me and my art.
xoxo
Click on image to find out more about Pat's Magazine!
Gifts to Share...
Just wanted to share pics of two really beautiful Birthday and Christmas Gifts from my DH.
This ring features my birthstone Garnet with two small diamonds on each side encased in White Gold.
This one was my Christmas present, but I received it today!
This ring features my birthstone Garnet with two Citrine Gemstones on either side encased in Gold.
This one was for my 40th Birthday!
Steven and I have been married almost 13 years this February and although it hasn't always been easy, we are growing and learning more about being married day by day!  
Thank you DH for such beautiful and loving gifts!
I absolutely adore them both...and YOU too!!
Well that's all I have to share for the moment.  
Stay tuned for more exciting news to come!

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Georgia Patton


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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Come Take a Stroll With Me...

 Down Birthday Memory Lane....
Wow, 40 years and counting.  God is amazing.  I started thinking of my mom this morning and naturally I wanted to hear her sing Happy Birthday to me.  Yes, even at 40, I miss my "mommy."  I went into my photo chest and just look at what I found....don't laugh.
It's just Me!
First Birthday...or there about...
That's Me on my Second Birthday!
(I think, could be third...)
I'm the one with the big smile.
This was one of my birthday parties at home.
Remember Lincoln Logs and Party Hats for Little Girl's Birthdays?
Still Smiling Big!
Oh my...look at my little ashy knee.
Homemade Boxed Cake with Ice Cream!
This was one of those cakes that you mix and bake in the same container.  
I remember baking this one myself.  
I frosted the cake with chocolate icing right in the pan as you can see by the edges.
Yum!
Maybe 7 or 8 here.
Who can forget...Sweet 16!
Working at Mickey D's!
Trying to be sexy?
And now...
40!
Gray hairs and all, two children and a hubby!
Amazing...
And...
I'm still smiling Big!
God Bless!
Thanks for taking the stroll down birthday memory lane with me.
Thanks for all the Birthday Wishes Too!
XOXO

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Birthday Tomorrow...No Snow Day!

Well here in the District, the weather man promised, I mean predicted snow and lot's of it.  Some of us were hoping for SNOW to close schools tomorrow, you know...A Snow Day!
Would have been a nice birthday present!  Right?
Well...
Alas, it skipped over us...No Snow!
Well...Some Snow...but only a little!
So off to work I go!
I have an observation with my Principal tomorrow too!  Wowie! 
How's that for a Birthday Present?
Many Smiles!
God bless those affected in the Arizona shooting.
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Collecting is Half the Fun!

This weekend I was able to find some really nice treasures for crafting.
One can never have too much Bling!
$18.00 later, I walked away with a large necklace and a pair of earrings.
There are so many pieces that can be cut and used in multiple Collages, I can't wait to take my wire cutters to them...Smiles!
Onto JoAnn's...where I picked up some beautiful trims.
Whenever I pick up trims and fringe from JoAnn's (especially when on sale), I fill my cart with a variety of choices.  When I get to the cutting table, the employees are always taken back by the amount I have, and tend to ask what I'm making.  I tell them and they want to see pictures.  I show them and they are genuinely impressed with the concept of my craft.  "Do you know the ladies?" "No, I just love collecting these images from the 1800's-1900's."  "Wow! Look at the trim, that's our JoAnn's Trim!" Too funny!  Then customers come up while I'm getting my trims cut (which takes a while...you know), and the employees make me feel like a celebrity of sorts with their kindness..."Ooh show them what you make, and she's in magazines too...."  
Too funny...
It's a beautiful feeling to be so supported.
One Beautiful Piece of Fabric!
And..
Oh how I'm loving Bird's Nest!
That's a piece of it under the Fabric Image...
It tears easy and sewing on it is a breeze.  
I really love the look of it on a collage.
And how about them Sewing Machines...
I absolutely, positively love Sewing Machines...so here's a pic of the three SMDivas, I love to use.
Something about the "oh so wonderful sewing machine," just excites my senses to create! To sew!! 
 I Love the look of beautiful stitches on fabric. 
I have set up a little table with two machines on it, and one behind on a separate table.  I can get to each machine with a swivel of my chair.  The mechanical machine is strictly for layers, while the computerized ones offer better decorative stitches on less layers.
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