Tag Fun w/ Max & Bella

Tag, You're It!

I always love a good mail day, especially when anything paper is involved!

I ordered these tags through Max & Bella as a final touch to my packaging for The Altered Abbey.. and boy am I ever pleased! Though I added the ribbons and holes myself (a fun activity to do while watching tv) … having them design, print & punch these was a HUGE timesaver this month.. and I’m ever so grateful! While I intend to design and print my own in the long run, It’s nice to know in a pinch I can get some quality goods from an indie site.

Max & Bella offers a great variety of classy paper fun.. so send them some love!

Keep in mind I dunno them at all, just a happy customer!

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Lists, Life & Experiences

 “Fill your life with as many moments and experiences of
joy and passion as you humanly can. Start with one experience and build on it.”

Marcia Wiede

I awoke this morning to find that the O-so-amazing Chel has tagged me.. and with a new meme that I hadn’t seen before!

Speaking of tagged..  shameless self whoring promotion time here.. I have these one of a kind, mixed media collage tags that I created a few years ago, for sale at etsy.. dirt cheap too, as I’m cleaning out my studio.. if you buy all 3, I’ll toss in Free Shipping.. just message me to let me know ya want the deal..

 I Feel Very Happy - 1
“I Feel Very Happy” Click here to see it @ Etsy

 The Good, The Bad, The Guilty -1
“The Good, The Bad, The Guilty” Click here to see it @ Etsy

 Caring - 1b
“Caring” Click here to see it @ Etsy

“I certainly don’t regret my experiences because without them, I couldn’t imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!”
Sasha Azevedo

Like most things, reading through this list got me a thinkin’, uh-huh, uh-huh .. it got me a thinkin’… uh-huh, uh-huh…

(Anyone else now singing a frog went a courtin?)…

Ok, Ok, I’ll stop — but really I did find myself pondering things I have done, and the things in life I have yet to do. I have the common goals like most people, wanting to travel.. to see
breathtaking places in Europe.. and of course I want to photograph it from my point of view. I have the not so common goals too, and an imagination full of dreams I am sure I have yet to realize.

Life really is just kind of like a big quilt made up of memories isn’t it? Makes ya wonder what yours is made of, how strong the stitches are, how many layers are to it… Well, I want mine to be full of lush fabrics, and tattered and torn pieces that hold history. Pieces that tell a story, and eventually make a complete whole. Best get to working on it then eh?

I think it’s time for an entry in my list journal, filled with the things I have yet to do.. and of course,it’ll be a list that’s all arted up! Why don’t you take some time today to do one as well, and share it with me if you’re so kind! I will share mine one day soon.

Ok, Here is how this meme works:
Copy the list and highlight only the things that YOU have done yourself.

and I’m tagging … Lia, Miss Kwitty, Gyspy, Miz Carla, Tricia and anyone else who’d like to do it! Be sure to let me know if you do, leave a comment with the link so I can visit…

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain (ok, so maybe it’s more like a hill)
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said “I love you” and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea ( I wasn’t out at sea though, but watching it over ocean)
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower

23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer

40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had an amazing friend

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign

46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing

49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving

62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party

76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage

85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand
90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
97. Raised children
98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Ridden a bike
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair

147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

Now, aren’t you inspired to make your own list? I found these cute little to-do list books on
Etsy, if you’re so inclined.. go check them out! Click the photo to go to the listing.. these are all new sellers to me :-)

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Happy List Making! – Chrysti

We have a winner! Is it you?

Thanks so much for the HUGE turnout on my Magazine Alphabet Collage Giveaway last week! I’ve decided, to do this more often, and already have another piece in mind for next week.. details this weekend I hope.

 Nancy's Alphabet Challenge Collage

Using randomizer.. .. I counted each entry, as the comment number… I thought this was the fairest way to select a winner…

The Winner is….

Drum roll Pelase…

# 51!!Chel!

Please Email me with your address!

Should she not contact me, the runners up are as follows..

# 106Kathy Parks , #86 Jan, #9 Judi Markel, #53 AJ

Would you all also contact me, as I’ll send you some art goodies as consolation prizes! I wish I could send them to everyone to entered… but please, keep trying, maybe next time will be your chance!

If you don’t want to miss a chance on my future drawings.. subscribe to my blog, so you get notified via email when I update :-)


Thanks again everyone for playing!

 12/08/06 Vintage Freebie 14

Yes! More Free Images for you all!

 I added around 30 new vintage images for you to use in your artwork — as always, free! For close to 5,000 more copyright free collage images.. join the flickr group I run .. Collage Images!I have close to 400 here as well.

New Art Here!

I know have been horrid at listing art for sale recently, and I never expected to receive SO many comments about it! It really touches me, and continues to encourage me that y’all enjoy it so much. I began listing today, I have a huge stack of art I’ve created over the last few months, to list.. and hope to add a few a day, until I get them all listed. Here’s what I have up so far.. not much, as it’s just been today that I started photographing, listing etc :-) A few ACEO’s, and OSWOA pieces.

As always, click the photos to see them open in a new window.. if for whatever the links don’t work.. you can see them also by going directly to my ebay store or etsy store in some cases.

SPECIAL!! Be the first bidder, and if you win.. and tell me you saw this deal in my blog  — and an embellishment or ephemera pack – your choice!

 I am Magnificent

 I am Magnificent - Metallic View

I am   Magnificent –For   Sale Here! 
  One of a Kind Collectible Art Card (ACEO) 
  2.5″ x 3.5″ 
  by Raleigh, NC Altered Artist Chrysti

 Live, Laugh, Love

Live, Laugh, LoveFor   Sale Here! 
  One of a Kind Collectible Hanging Art Card (ACEO) 
  2.5″ x 3.5″ 
  by Raleigh, NC Altered Artist Chrysti

 Mom's an Artist

 Mom's an Artist - Shimmer View

Mom’s an Artist –For   Sale Here! 
  One of a Kind Collectible Hanging Art Card (ACEO) 
  2.5″ x 3.5″ 
  by Raleigh, NC Altered Artist Chrysti

 A Great Effort

“A Great Effort ” For Sale Here!
4″ x 6″ on 140lb. Watercolor Paper Postcard 
An Original, One of a Kind, Mixed Media Collage & Painting
By Raleigh, NC Outsider Artist ~Chrysti~ 

Chance to be Wiser

 Chance to be Wiser - Metallic View

“Chance to be Wiser ”  For Sale Here!
4″ x 6″ on 140lb. Watercolor Paper Postcard 
An Original, One of a Kind, Mixed Media Collage & Painting
By Raleigh, NC Outsider Artist ~Chrysti~ 

Nature Tag

“Nature ”  On Etsy !
Altered Shipping Tag Art
An Original, One of a Kind, Mixed Media Piece
By Raleigh, NC Outsider Artist ~Chrysti~ 

I appreciate any bids … and feedback on these pieces! Now back to finish my bird pieces ( 4 left to do!) , then hopefully list some more ! Happy Friday!