Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hopes and Dreams

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share an Art Journal page I did today. Some of you who know me or have been on FB know that this is the week my son started College in Fl., and reasons out of our control we weren't able to be there.

Needless to say I haven't been happy not being able to see Brandon off to college, but at least I've been able to see all the photos he's posted on FB! I haven't talked to him since last Saturday before he moved in, but I'm hoping he calls this weekend!

I'm so proud of him, he was offered an amazing scholarship to Rollins that made him able to attend, so we are very thankful for that, but he also earned it, he's determined and has his goals set high. He also received the Bonner Leadership scholarship that just a handful of kids get and I know he is going to do great things. It looks like he's been having lots of fun in the retreat they had for those students, thank you FB!!!

Yesterday and today was move in for all students & orientation for both students and parents & the Convocation was today, Brandon was chosen to hold the flag. I sooo wish I could have been there, but hopefully my ex-MIL got some good ones. I hope I don't come off as bragging, I'm just so darn proud of him!!!!

So, I've had all week off because I was going to be in Fl and I don't start my new job till Monday, so I've had a lot of time on my hands. I slept in most days, done some art and took 2 online classes that are due to expire on Saturday, nothing like waiting a whole year to start! They have been great, they are both Christy Tomlinson, first one was "She had 3 hearts" a journal workshop and the 2nd was "She Art". I've done some art journaling & I think I will start a girl soon.

I got off my pity party today finally and decided to start and finish an art journal page about my week of emotions and Brandon's new adventure. I got the inspiration from watching a you-tube video by "StudioJanine", I love the colors & the words. I changed it up my own take on it, but the colors & layout are pretty much the same. I did write down all my feelings first on the page & then went from there. I'm pretty happy about how it turned out. I just love art journaling, it's just a great way to get everything out on paper & play!

Thanks for taking a peak!
As always, Gilby and I love your comments, his tail just wags away when he see's me smile!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Hi Everyone!

I know it's been such a long time since I've posted anything & I apologize to my followers. Lot's going on this year with my youngest Graduating from Military School. Very exciting year for Brandon, he Graduated with Honors & was the Salutatorian, he also got a VERY GOOD scholarship to Rollins College in Florida.
The "Empty Nest" syndrome has already set in, as he left 2 wks ago to work & then attend College. I miss him so much, I can't hardly stand it, but I'm very excited for him & what the future holds for him!

I've been doing some Mixed Media lately, with journals & canvases. I'm addicted to watching You-Tube, there are so many great projects to watch. I saw one on how to make a journal from used items like cereal boxes, so that's what I decided to try. Please let Gilby & I know what you think! :-)


Inside Cover


Inside Pages Box
It only took 1 Cereal Box-I've been on a "Krave" kick lately-just straight out of the box!
Used a bunch of 6x6 Paper Pads, Acrylic Paints, Distress Paints, Archival Inks, Stamps, Stencil, Gesso, Modeling Paste, Decoupage, Spray Glaze, Tags, Mixed Media Paper, Waxed Thread & Leather Needle.

As always, Gilby & I love your comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Hi Everyone!

Isn't this just one of cutest little girls ever?! Her name is "Harper" By LORI Designs the little doll comes with her as well. I remember seeing pictures of my sister when she was little & Harper looks just like her. She's not a little girl anymore, but I think there is still a little girl in all of us girls.

Gilby & I are submitting it in the following challenges:
By LORI Designs #40-Use a Sentiment
The Pink Elephant Challenge #187-Sketch
Crafting By Design-Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge #230-Doilies, Lace & Twine
Paper Playtime #4-Use a Sentiment
Challenges 4 Everyone #14-Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #33-Buttons & Bows

Supplies Used:
Digi Stamps-By LORI Designs-"Puddle Jumper, Harper"
Sentiment-PBD Scripted Year
Card Stock-PTI
Copic Sketch Marker
White Gel Pen
Lace-Chatter Box
Ribbon-American Crafts
Stash-Buttons, Doilies & Pattern Paper
Font-Inside of Card-"Janet"

As always, Gilby & I love your comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!

Thanks for stopping by & wish us luck!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Hi Everyone!

Happy Valentines Day!
I had this idea for a card brewing in my mind for a while. It didn't turn out exactly the way I wanted, but I'm still happy with it. I have been crazy about Paper Smooches stamps lately, but I only have a few sets, so it's great that I can use them with some of the other stamps I have from other companies. I love when you can mix it up, especially for stamp hoarders like myself!...LOL

I didn't have any red lipstick & my lips are kind of chapped right now, so I thought PS's little lip stamp was perfect for the little love note. I'm entering it into Paper Smooches current challenge, where it's all about Hearts & for their March Guest Designer position.

I used 4 Paper Smooches Stamp Sets:
Hearts "Bee Mine" & "A Little Lovin" I added the arrow to the 2 hearts at the top
Love & Lips "Bee Mine"
I "Alphadot"

Other Products I used:
Postage Stamp & You.-The Stamps of Life "Postage to Stamp"
Pattern Paper My Minds Eye "Love You"
Inks Stephanie Barnard Colorbox-Strawberry & Licorice
Foam Dots

As always, Gilby & I love your comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Hi Everyone, me again!

Apparently you can't use linkitz  Inlinkz twice for the same post.

If you didn't see the first post click here 

So, here again is the 2nd card, that I'm entering into the SPARKS Paper Smooches Challenge (POLKA DOTS) & the chance to be Guest Designer for March.

Again, I used the super cute PS set "A Little Lovin".

Wish Gilby & I luck!

Thanks for stopping by!


Hi Everyone!

I have a couple of cards to share with you today that I made for the SPARKS Challenge over at Paper Smooches. I have just fallen in love with Paper Smooches stamps, they are so whimsical & fun, so I thought I would join in on one of their challenges. They are also looking for Guest Designers for March, so I thought it a try & I'm submitting them. Why not, right?

Can you guess what the Challenge was?

Any idea yet?

You guessed of my Favorites....POLKA DOTS!!!!

Both cards were made with the Super Cute Paper Smooches "A Little Lovin" set
Other products I used were:
Recollections Washi Tape (Roo)
Cuttlebug "Seeing Spots" Embossing Folder (Roo)
Heart Punch (Roo)
Copic Sketch Markers-E30,E31,E34,E35,E51,R20,0 (Roo)
PTI-Chevron Die (Frog)
Ranger Enamel Accents-Black (Frog)

I had lots of fun with this challenge & using my new PS stamps!!! I also tried Washi Tape for the first time & I can see why everyone is so crazy about it! 

Can you guess which one my favorite one is???? Hmmmmmm, I wonder?....LOL 

As always Gilby & I love your comments....his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Hi Everyone!

Can't believe it's been over 4 months since I last blogged! I really didn't do much blogging or creating last year, but this year I hope to do better, no promises though. ;-) Sometime life just gets out of control & other things take priority.

It's probably a little late for this, but I wanted to list of some of my favorite projects of 2012. I think normally you have a list of like 12, but I'm not even sure that I made 12 projects!

So here are my top 6 projects of 2012.

Okay, so there it is my first blog post of 2013! 

See you again soon!
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