Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wooden Blocks sold on Etsy

I am so excited about my etsy site. I have already had 3 items to sale. I listed wooden blocks last night (2 different sets) & they both sold. One set of wooden blocks were the ones that were in a previous post. The other set of blocks are the ones in the photo. Thank you to everyone that has visited my etsy site. And thanks to everyone for you encouraging words. I feel as if I have made new friends. I love to visit your blogs.


I was reading threw blog land & came across honey girl studio & saw some adorable ATC's. Tootie is making an ATC everday of the year. At the bottom of one of her post's it stated, do you want to trade? So I contacted her & we did trade. She sent me 2 adorable ATC's. The 2 she sent me are in the photo. Don't you just love them?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

At Home Sick

I am trying to decide if I am going to work today. I stayed home yesterday, upper respiratory & maybe flu. I am still coughing alot, but do feel better than yesterday. Hubby came home yesterday with fever. He went to work this am, but coming home shortly, said he had to sign some paper work. He had a temp this am of 101. I work in the healthcare industry & there has been so many sick with the flu & upper respiratory, I think it is worse this year than I have ever seen. I hate to go to work & expose anyone else or relapse myself. Okay on to better things...

This is another composition notebook, I did this piece this past weekend. I love the ladies of this era so feminine. I even added a book mark to this piece. I think I am going to put it on etsy. I love this composition notebook as a canvas, so easy to work with.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Awards Given To Great Blog Sites

Congratulations to the following, I finally am going to pass these awards along, it was a very tough decision, but here goes....Kristy @ Kristy's Musings, Les @ the funky art queen, Tootie @ Honey Girl Studio, Monica @ Girl Gone Thread Wild, Annie @ AnnieBeezDolls, & Grace @ Grace Beading. To the winners please feel free to copy awards shown to your blog. The first award is the make my day award & the second is the art blog award. Congrats to all!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Grand Opening Etsy Shop

I finally got a few things listed on my etsy site. What a pain!! It takes way too long. Anyway above are a few of the things I have listed. (Just in case you want to take a look see)! Also I have listed my etsy shop over in the left hand corner of the page. Let me know what you think? Do the prices look okay? I am offering free shipping for my grand opening items.
The 1st photo is a small journal that I collaged. I just love the little girl in the tea cup, she reminds me of my daughter when she was little (always smiling). This little journal is approx. 4x6 inches. You can see the details on etsy.
The second photo is a composition notebook that I collaged. It is approx. 8x10 inches, this would be a great gift for mother's day (I know it's alittle early, but planning ahead). Again you can see details on etsy.

Beeswax Collage (SOLD ON ETSY!)

I am so excited, I had an email this morning (Feb.26th) that someone has purchased this beeswax piece. WOW!

This is my first atempt with beeswax. I applied the wax on my collage with a soft brush & didn't like the end result at all. So never fear, I called the funky art queen to the rescue! I new she would know what to tell me to do to repair the mess I had made. So I got out my heat gun & held it close to the canvas until the wax melted again. Then I let it cool again. It now looks amazing, such a soft glow. This canvas is also one of my 6x6" wrap arounds. I love these little canvases.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged! Jayedee from life in the lost world , tagged me, it is the MeMe tag. Rules: 1. Link to the person that tagged you. 2. Post the rules on your blog. 3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. 4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. 5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

Okay here goes:

1) At the end of the day, I love to go home & immediately put on my jammies, I have day jammies, then I have sleep jammies.

2) When the weather is willing, I like to sit on the back porch swing & do NOTHING!

3) I used to worry about what others thought of me, but now, I don't care! (I think it is an age thing) Hee Hee!

4) My biggiest fear is not having another grandchild.

5) I'm a purse-aholic, I love purses!

6) My idea of a good vacation is someplace quiet, no or few people around, warm, with water, my hubby & of course our grandson's & our 2 children (chihuahua's).

Okay next tag your it: 1) Les funky art queen 2) Grace gracebeading 3) Lillian annasdreamsbylillian 4) Monica girl gone thread wild 5) Trish tattered rose 6) Liz primoriginals

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Art Apron

My best friend the funky art queen (Les) has asked me to help her teach a class next weekend for ATC's @ the local HobbyLobby. So she decided that we must make aprons & decorate them as our alter-ego's. Mine of course is pocket full of prettys. So I worked on my apron last night & I think I am finally finished. Not sure if it needs something else or okay as is? Let me know what you think? Do I need to add something else to my apron?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Pay it Forward

I have had 2 people sign up for "Pay it forward". I still need one more person to sign up. Check the post below with the pink flower & that will inform you about "Pay it forward". The 1st, 3 people that want to participate, I will send them a gift in the next 365 days, but those 3 people must post "pay if forward" on their site & giveaway a gift to the 1st, 3 people that sign up on their site that want to participate. Who wants to play? Just leave me a comment & state that you want to participate in "pay it forward".

I am going to help the funky art queen with a mixed media class next weekend. We went to HobbyLobby yesterday & got the supplies to make aprons to wear during the class. We both got red aprons to decorate. Of course we both are going to follow our blog's name for the theme of our aprons. She has 4 people signed up so far to attend. Can't wait, it will be so much fun, & of course I'm sure Les will be in her "manic" mode. HaHa! Hope to post photos later. TGIF--hope you all have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

One World One Heart

Wanted to let you all know that I received my winning gift in the mail from Donna @ the decorated house. (left side bar has link). The prize is listed on Donna's site with photo's. (I would have taken a photo, but my battery on my camara is dead) I loved the bunny & Donna's husband's painting of the sunflower was amazing. So be sure to go & check it out!! Thanks Donna!

How great...2 Awards!!!

Oh my gosh!! I had a message from Jenn @ that she gave me...not one award, but 2 awards!!! I went to her site & read February 19th & it sounded like the same things that I have been thinking. Why would anyone want to look @ my blog? Do I have anything to say? Do I have art work good enough? And I too feel like I have won an Oscar! The first award was "You make my day" award. The second award was "Art Blogger" award. I haven't been blogging very long, but I am now a blog-aholic. I can't wait to check everyday & see what others have been doing, saying or to see what terrific pieces they have been working on. I too will pass these awards on to others. I too have no idea who I will choose. But thank you Jenn, you truely did make my day, & I love your art work!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pay it Forward

Time for a giveaway


"Pay it Forward"

I wanted to participate in the "pay it forward" & was so excited I used someone else's photo by accident. I do apologize. I have had one person to respond so far & that is Michelle B. There is still time to participate, I need 2 more people to leave a comment, state that you want to participate, & I will send you a gift in the next 365 days. But you also must post "pay it forward" on your site & agree to send the first 3 participants a gift. To see information go to Deborah's site @

Monday, February 18, 2008

Collage of my Mother

This collage is special, it has a special meaning. The woman is my Mother, isn't she beautiful? When she & my Dad got married my Dad was in the Air Force. Shortly after they married my Dad got deployed to Japan & my Mom couldn't go. It was a remote tour & no spouse's were allowed. So my Mom told me that she wrote to my Dad everyday. I have seen some of the letters they wrote to each other & the blue envelope is exactly the same envelope that my Dad used when he sent a letter to my Mom. I love this storey about my parent's. They sent love letters to each other everyday. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 5th 2007.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Another Mixed Media Collage

(click photo to enlarge)
This is the project that I worked on yesterday. It is a 6x6" wrap around canvas. I placed torn papers on the sides. I am working on rusting some wire & nails so that I can add them to several of my collages. (I am also thinking I can attach some of the fabrics that I got in my art supply swap on the wire.) I used the solution mentioned in the magazine Cloth, Paper, Scissors to rust my wire pieces. The solution consist of bleach & vinegar. I set this solution filled plastic box outside because the smell is very strong. I recently ordered 6x6" canvases from & I am very pleased with the canvas. They are much cheaper than buying them at your local craft store. I think the canvases were around $3.00 each. If the local craft store have them here they usually run around $10.00 each.
I have been thinking....that when I can sit down & take the time I am going to list some of my art work on etsy. What do you think? It has been a long time since I put anything on etsy. (not sure I even know my password) Yikes!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Art Supply Swap

I got my package from my art supply swap partner. My partner was Girl Gone Thread Wild. We participated in a art swap from the Funky Art Queen blog site. I got my goodies & was so tickled. These are just some of the fun things that were included in my package. Thanks Monica!!!

I Won a giveaway!!!

I can't believe it, I won one of the OWOH giveaways. I was so excited. I won the giveaway from, thanks Donna for participating. I had entered several giveaways but didn't really expect to win. But I did! So I will have a nice gift coming in the mail in a few days.

I also have mailed the winner of "Lucy Valentine" to Jayedee. I mailed Lucy yesterday. So Jayedee she will arrive soon.

I had so much fun participating in the OWOH giveaway, I can't wait until I can participate again.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Congratulations....We have a winner! I used the random number generator & #45 won. I counted 2 times & the winner is Jayedee from Florida. I have sent Jayedee an email & left a post on her blog to let her know that she has won. Thanks to all of you that participated & signed up to win. I have loved this giveaway, it has been so exciting to read all the comments. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO EVERYONE!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Home at last

Ok I finally got home tonight. Glad to be home, always good to go, but always better to get home. I had a really great time & met some really wonderful people. I even met a fellow artist, I visited her website & she has some great textured work. Her site is so go & visit when you get a chance. I have decided to use the random number generator from the one world one heart website to choose the winner for my "Lucy Valentine". So good luck to everyone that has entered. I will post the winner tomorrow.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Friends Old & New

I want to say thank you to all of you who have visited my blog. I am so tickled that so many people would like to have "Lucy". That really warms my heart. I am trying to visit every blog that has visited my blog but please forgive me if I don't make each one before Feb 13th. I want to visit each of you but I am out of town for work. I will not get home until late wednesday night. I am in Austin, Tx. I am here to attend a seminar for work. My work partner (Lisa) & I are both here. Tonight after the seminar we went to dinner with Lisa's 2 daughter's & my long time friend Cody. We had so much fun, we laughed & laughed. Getting together with new & old friends is the best. We had a blast. We are all hoping to go to dinner again tomorrow night. It is late & I need to go to sleep. Please know that I will eventually get to each & every site, I can't wait to visit all of you.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

One World Event

This is just a quick note, as I have to leave for the airport in a few minutes. I just found out it's not to late to join in on the giveaway. I am going to giveaway the "Lucy" Valentine from the previous post. "Lucy" is a collage done on an 8x10 wrap around canvas. She has several 2 dimensional characteristics on the canvas. She would love to go home with you. Please leave a comment, comments excepted until Feb 13th @ midnight, cst. I will draw a winner & will notify the winner on the 14th of Feb.

Tried Something New

As you can see this is the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of Cloth,Paper,Scissors. I read the article "patch it together" on page 73. I have always loved Kelly Rae Roberts work, so I thought...okay follow directions for background & get busy. How hard could it be? Well as you can see my background is nothing like the photo in the magazine. I think my paint was too thick & dried too fast. But I did learn a few things for next time. And I will try again sometime. Anyway I think my "Lucy" still turned out okay. I made her into a valentine's day "Lucy". I started her sometime ago, got discouraged, put her away, finally today pulled her back out & finished her. But I am happy with the final result.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Wooden Blocks

I am so intrigued by faces, so I decided to put faces on these wooden blocks. These wooden blocks are fun to they make great little gifts. I have made several sets of blocks with different themes like: wedding, valentines, christmas, children with school objects, and friendship. This set of blocks have 2 types of faces on them which make them unique.

Collage Distress #2

I finally finished the second piece that belongs with the little children & the birds. However I did not show the sides of the last piece. This time I am including the sides which are covered with torn music pieces.

Friday, February 8, 2008


I wanted to say thank you to everyone that has left comments on my blogsite. You all have been so encouraging. I have really enjoyed my blog. I was very intimidated to start one. But now that I have taken the leap I must say that I am having loads of fun. In fact I have found other sites that I would never have known about to visit. This is very addictive. I love seeing others art work & reading their blogs. Again thanks to you all!!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Collage Distressed

This is the final collage. I finished it late last night. This is very different than my usual collage work. The collage has been distressed & layered. I usually have to have every photo, every element in a straight line. This canvas is about 5x6", and I have another canvas the same size, so........I am going to work on the other canvas & make a similar collage.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Mixed Media Project

I am so excited. I started a new project tonight. I had several different thoughts running threw my head, so I gabbed a canvas & just went for it. It is more layered than what I usually do, but it is looking so cool. I am one of those people that has to have every line straight or even or else it drives me with this new piece I have gone a little wild for me. I have actually torn my photo so that it would have rough edges (that just about did me in). But the end result was amazing. So far I love this piece. As soon as I am finished I will post it on this site. I hope everyone is enjoying their art as much as I am.

Better Blogging

Okay I finally got the pro over to my house to help me figure out this blogging stuff. Yeap you guessed...the funky art queen...Lesley came to my rescue once again. She is a whiz with this stuff!!! Kudo's to Les. Thanks for your help!!! Now maybe I will be able to navigate this site better & be a better blogger!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Collage Journal with young girl

Again this is one of my collage journals of children. I have had so much fun working on these. Doesn't she look so sweet & innocent?

Collage Journal

I recently have worked on several different journals. This one is about 4x6 inches. I used vintage look paper, acrylics, stamps, inks, & photos of adorable children. I was very excited & pleased with the way this journal turned out.

Collage Hearts

I love valentines, so I just had to make more goodies for the special day. I have collaged paper mache' hearts with bright fun colors & beautiful ladies.