Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Somewhere Beyond The Rainbow....

Copyright 2009 Nancy Baumiller "Beyond The Rainbow" All rights reserved

Created on a vintage book cover

Layers of journaling, stamping, ink, paper, vintage tissue dress pattern, tissue paper, paper collage imagery( newer and vintage), various pens, gesso.

This all came together with a song I heard on Alberta-and-Ava's blog....Where she also granted me with a Badge of Sisterhood! I was so impressed with it and overwhelmed with joy that I was included in her BBFF (Best Blog Friends Forever) Thank you dear friends! I am having a bit of trouble posting it here to show, so please be patient...I will definately figure out a way! ;O) Hang in there!!

Oh hey! If there is anyone having trouble finding a way to join Collage Play with Crowabout...just shoot me an email (it's up top on the right of my blog) with your interest to join and your email and I will send you an invite!!! There is ALWAYS room for new members!!

Much love and hugs!



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Always be true to yourself...

Copyright 2009 Nancy Baumiller All Rights Reserved "Be True" Created on 8.5" x 11" cardstock

Many layers of journaling, paper, stamping! If you look you can see that I layered some paper collage images behind everything and when finished with my final journaling, I then added more imagery to finish the piece!

Materials used: cardstock, gesso, various pens, rubberstamps, ink, stencils, tissue clothes pattern, red tissue paper, imagery from a variety of places, some are vintage, some not so much!

I love how this came all together and with a quote from Shakespear "To Thine Ownself Be True." This piece came about when someone mentioned in a way that some of my past work was depressing. I agree! There was alot going on and had got me down....and for me to write it all down and get it out of my head is my way of dealing with stress...yes some of the words they said was hurtful, but honest and I appreciate that. They also told me that I was being too honest in my work and would get a bad reputation! Really?! If any of you know me at all...My thoughts are that I really don't give a hoot what people think of me! LOL And I feel if I am not being honest with myself...who am I to be honest to?! Those words however, pulled me right out of my slump and pushed me to move on and get off my pity party. LOL So in a way it was a good push in the right direction! Sooo to that person, if your reading this...I am ok with it...thank you for being honest with your thoughts! But I will remain who I am and just be myself for me and no one else!

With that I am good to go from this point on! :O)

Wishing you a happy and creative day!

Much Love and Hugs!



Friday, June 19, 2009

More New Art and A Blog Award!!

One Lovely Blog Award!! I received this award from Marit ! I woke up this morning to find in my email, this award...that she so lovingly gave me! Thank you dear Marit! So now, I want to pass this on to other lovely indivduals, be sure to visit them!!!

Marsha for always being an inspiration to me and a dear friend! Thank you!

Shelly A sweet endearing soul and friend who creates some fantastic art! Thanks for always making me giggle!

Alberta Not only does she create some wonderful art, she also has some really really great music on her blog and I often shoot over to her blog to listen and see what shes created to get my Muse to wake up! Thank you dear!

EB There are not enough words to describe what a beautiful soul she has and it is always a delight to visit her blog! Thank you EB for your never ending inspiration!

Melissa This is one creative gal here! She never fails to amaze me with her talents! Thank you for that!

Now, onto some more new art!!!

Copyright 2009 Nancy Baumiller All Rights Reserved "Dream Everything"

8.5" x 11" on cardstock
I think I will be doing alot of these....different of course ;o) I have an idea rolling around as to what to do with them when I am done! Wonder wonder wonder....The wonder never ceases! I like that!
I am so excited today! My hubby will be coming home a week from today(Friday)!!!!! On that day it will be 2 long...very long months apart! The longest we have been apart! I can't wait! Our girls are missing him so very much and when he gets home he will be able to see our Grandson walk! Yup! Gabe is walking!!!! And getting into more and more things! LOL He needs an octopus to babysit him or entertain him! LOL Just like his Grandpa! Oops! You didn't hear that from me! ;O) **wink**
Much love and hugs!
Have a super weekend!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Beginning and IT'S A GIRL!!!

This little angel is my Granddaughter Amira, she is due for arrival into this world in late September! So precious! I am eager to meet her and hold her and rain kissing upon her face! Sweet!

A new beginning for me! It has been awhile since I have done any art! And then this came to me tonight! I am loving it! It was a joy to create! I had a blast and I have a really big mess on my bed with paper, glue paint, bins etc! LOL It's great!

Copyright 2009 Nancy Baumiller All Rights Reserved "Begin Again"

8.5" x 11" on cardstock

Big hugs and love!



Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Final Issue of Erraticus Zine!!!

Photo originally uploaded by: Melissa-McCobb-Hubbell

The final issue of Erraticus Zine is now available Here !!!
I must admit that I am excited and a bit sad about this issue! I am sad to hear that this is the final issue of Erraticus!
Melissa of The Garden of Pink Shadows, has a knack for zines and puts out one fabulous zine!! She has graciously published me twice! And this second time has a section of my group Collage-Play-with-Crowabout you can see a preview of it Here and previews of other great artists Here andHere !!
You can also visit these fabulous artists Judy and SallyT on their blogs !!
Thank you Melissa for the wonderful zines you create and you friendship!! xoxo
Hurry and grab up your final issue of Erraticus before their gone!!!
Love and hugs!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lot of Vintage Goodness!!!!!!!!

Lots of vintage goodness for your collage, journaling and/or scrapbooking needs!

Vintage goodness package is $35.00 + $8.00 shipping. This package will be shipped Priority Mail in a Flat Rate box! I will also be throwing in a few extra goodies not shown here!!!

Whats in the package??

2-12" x 12" scrapbooking papers

1-12" x 12" velum sheet

2-8.5" x 11" scrapbooking papers

4- Vintage postcards

2-Large cabinet cards

8-Smaller cabinet cards

1-Set of Alphabet rubber stamps(set of 30 stamps)
Alphabet cardboard stencils
24-Vintage Photos
9-Vintage-like label stickers
6-Vintage-like book stickpens

Thank you for looking!!!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

My new blog home!!

I have decided to create a new blog, so this will be my new blog home!

Some of my newest art pages!

Copyright 2009 Nancy Baumiller "Winds of Change"

I really love how this one turned out! I started with an 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock and then randomly placed colors using Neo II's watersoluable crayons, then using a baby wipe to blend and cover the page. I then used my Prismacolor pencils to add more color, depth and details. Then comes the border using some vintage comic book strips, cut to fit the page and then glued. I added other ephemera that I have in my handy dandy goodie drawer! Next came the central images...the elephants and girl came from magazines. I added some randsom lettering from cutting out text from various magazines. I also used some images I got from Then doodling with paint markers adding more detail and finally some journaling.

Copyright 2009 Nancy Baumiller "Play"

Another piece created on 8.5" x 11" cardstock in basically the same fashion as previously. Vintage comic book strips for the border, magazine images (both vintage and newer), more images from and wings from ImageVillage on Etsy.

I will be working on some new pages here soon. The inspiration is there but daily life is keeping me busy with cleaning and you guessed it...mowing the lawn! Honestly I think I am starting to get used to the riding lawn mower...there are a few spots on the property that I refuse to ride it LOL Lots of hills! Talk about scarrrrrrrrrrry! But for the most part I've got the hang of it. I can't say I really enjoy it but to avoid the property from looking like it was abandoned years ago, I must! lol

Much love and hugs!