Friday, December 12, 2008


This is Ben, my grandson. When he opened this Christmas card, the first thing he said to me was "wicked" grandma, I love this. He put it on his desk in his bedroom. I was so pleased!

You can see a bigger image of this stair-step card below.

December Designs for SSReflections-Sandi Christen

I got a little carried away this month, but I love this time of year. It gets the creative juices flowing. I had so much fun making these stair-step cards. If you want to see how they are made, click on the link on the right side bar and go to SSReflections.

November Designs for SSReflections

These are some cards and a set of jewelry I designed. I hope you like them.

October Designs for SSReflections-Sandi Christen

These are Octobers designs for SSReflections. There is a link on my right sidebar. Once at SSReflections scroll down near the bottom, and look for my name, Sandi Christen.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Row of houses

I had accumulated quite an assortment of archetectural pieces from flea markets and yard sales, so I decided it was time for me to make"the ever popular" row of houses. I had fun making this project, which is displayed on my living room wall.

Dad and me

This is an altered photo frame of my dad and me.

Tribute to my dad

In the August issue of SSReflections online magazine, I challenged my self to make this Tri-fold Tribute to my dad. He was quite the fisherman!

Geisha 8x8 layout

I made this layout for a contest. The pictures and colors really spoke to me. The images are from Altered Pages.

Purple geisha tag

Above is a purple tag, I love using purple in my oriental designs.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Last of the animals in halloween costumes

Just in time, the last of the animals in halloween costumes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Third in a series of halloween pet costumes. I just love the idea of dressing up your pet, however mine wouldn't even allow me to take a picture of him.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

As promised, I am posting pictures of animals in their halloween costumes. Anyone have a caption for this bunch of chiquitas?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Flea Markets and Yard sales

I am on the hunt for all kinds of things. Jewelry, scarves, clothes, purses, dvd's, art elements, rubber stamps, furniture, books, trinkets, lovelies, and super buys(to resell at the flea market)and more. I have been going to yard sales for 35 years! The "things" I have found. One day I bought several purses, now mind you, I had been to at least 10 or more sales. When I got home I picked my favorite purchase and started to add my things to the purse. I unzipped the inner pocket and, wow, there was a hundred dollar bill inside. I couldn't even remember what sale I got the purse at, so I kept it. What's a girl to do? Today I found 2 Aigner purses in brown. One I paid 10 dollars for and the other one was 3 dollars. Five necklaces (all 50 cents each)to take the beads from and make them into current styles. Colors that are hard to find are yellow, purple, and red. Today I found purple! I also found a Kenneth Cole black leather satchel purse(1 dollar), never used. A Merona pair of sandals with the tags still attached for 50 cents. Oh I just remembered last months flea market, ALL the pictures above are from one sale and I purchased them all, yes I said all, for 19.00.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween costumes for animals

I am working on my blog, finally, after ignoring it for almost a year. I have never been computer literate and I was not happy with a regular blog. I wanted bells and whistles. I still don't have many but I am learning little by little. I made my banner using Photoshop 7.0. That was something I really wanted, so I finally figured out how to do it, all by myself! I would accept help, lol, anyone interested?

I love to make all kinds of art, but since I am on a couple design teams I can't really post what I am working on in my blog. *sad face* With that said, I have decided to post several other topics. One that really gives me pleasure is cute animals. My plan is when I have nothing else to post I will post pictures of the cute animals I have collected. They can really cheer a person up!
For now I am going to post animals dressed up for halloween. These are so cute!