Sunday, December 20, 2009


This will be my last post until the new year.  I will be in Colorado with my son and his family for two weeks.  Will be following my blog list as I can from there; but will not be doing any art to post.

It has been quite an adventure to create my blog and learn the ins and outs as I go.  Still have some things to figure out; but I must say I have "met" some wonderful friends on my blog already!  Just a lot of fun and I hope to participate in even more challenges in 2010.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


The theme for Tag Tuesday is Punch It Out.

I punched a fleur de lis for my tag and used collage elements from ARTchix Studio along with some background stamping and German scrap.


So happy to see my "Deep Purple Dreams" made it into the January/February2010 issue of Somerset Studio!!  Page 110 if you have a copy.  This is only the 3rd time I have been published in SS - the other two times were quite awhile ago.  But, I haven't submitted to them in years, either!!

One of my cards is also on Page 44 in Volume 16 of Just Cards!   There is at least one of my cards in all but two Volumes of Just Cards.  Probably because making cards (as in stamping) is my first love.  Collage is fun, too, but I love just making cards to send to someone!!

Several online friends are also in Somerset Studio - congrats to all of them!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


A few weeks ago, Peggy at PEGGY'S MIXED-UP ART had a Pay It Forward event on her blog.  Three lucky people who responded were sent an adorable tag by Peggy.  I was one of those lucky gals!

In return, I have made the three Christmas ATC's shown above.  The first three readers to make a comment regarding this post will be sent one of the ATC's.  The only requirement is that you, in turn, Pay It Forward when you have the time and desire to do so.  No deadline or anything, just when you are ready!

Here is the tag that Peggy sent to me.  Isn't it sweet???

This is a fun thing to do!  It is always nice to get a little piece of art in the mail!  If you leave your e-mail, I will contact you for your snail mail address!

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Sunday Postcard's theme is holly/ivy. 

Image is from ARTchix Studio, background stamp from Magenta, old flash card , some Christmas stickers and punched dots in the border for "berries". 

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, December 11, 2009


Here is my challenge piece for the theme of Birds at the TAG IT ON site this week.  My first time participating in this challenge.

All images are stamped, just added lots of inks and a bit of German scrap plus sponged thru some punchinella.

Thanks for stopping by.


Vintage is the theme this week at Theme Thursday.  My image is from ARTchix Studio; flourish stamp Stampington (again), friends is an old PSX stamp and some Magenta dots here and there.  Photo corners, lace, ribbon.  I love this photo of the little girls with their cats!

And, YIPPEE, I finally figured out how to crop and get rid of the white space at the bottom of my scans!!  Took a while, but perserverance is the key to most things in life, isn't it?

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


The theme for Louise's TAG TUESDAY challenge this week is to use the colors of blue, wine and teal to make the tag.

My background tag is a deep teal, but look green to me in this scan : (
I stamped my favorite flourish stamp from Stampington on it with platinum ink.  The light blue layer is from a DCW paper pack.  The stamped image is from Paper Inspirations and layer to wine mulberry paper.  A teal brad, some wine ribbon and snowflakes to finish it off.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, December 7, 2009


A day late with my SUNDAY POSTCARD.  German scrap is from ARTchix Studio.  Vintage image has been in my stash forever.  Dimensional sticker.

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

ARTchix Lottery

Since my computer has been down for over a week, I have not been participating in any of the challenges.  Today was the last day for the ARTchix lottery - theme was Winter Delights.  So, before I went to church, I did get mine into the mix.  The drawing was at noon!

Image and German scrap is from ARTchix, overlaid with snowflake-printed vellum and added some dew drops and glitter.  Blue and white is my favorite combination, so this was a fun one for me!

Thanks for visiting!