CHA Summer release

how exciting this is to me !!!  i LOVE new tools to play with (really who doesn’t!) and have not had the opportunity to try out them yet but please do check out the new summer release from Art Anthology (http://artanthologyinc once you click on the picture over there you will see more about this:
how exciting is that! tools, stencils, embellies oh my!!!


chakra art

004 hello everyone.

i am just stopping in to post the finished project that i recently posted over at Art Anthology (http://artanthologyinc using colorations and stone effects!!!

i loved how this turned out.005

it is one of my favorite pieces so far and have it hanging in my living room so i can be reminded every single day to practise this way of life.  if you want to see more close ups do pop over to Art Anthology (http://artanthologyinc and take a boo.



she is missed…

hello there.. i am here today to show you a layout / shadowbox i did using Art Anthology Sorbets and colorations along with a few pieces of Tim’s paper stash  wallflower (http://www NULL.inspirationemporium NULL.HTML) thrown in there. i think the robin was made for me !!!!

there is a short video (less than 5 minutes) for you to take a boo at over on the Art Anthology YouTube page ( you can find the link here (http://wp to show you how long it takes me to do a layout!! (HOURS!!)

i am linking this posting up to

Simon Says Stamp (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog Monday challenge this week, using white in any way. i used a black and WHITE picture as well as whitespace, yes for me that is white space!.

there are a lot of symbols in this piece for me. i created it based off my thoughts/feelings/emotions when i happened to snap this picture of my son cleaning off one of my mom’s grave markers during a recent trip up to visit her and my Nanny.

i learned of my mom’s passing on a really late Saturday night/early Sunday morning. i truly believe she comes back to let me know all is okay through a robin. there are three feathers to symbolize that she is with her Dad and her brother Blaine…they truly were birds of a feather. there are 4 eggs to symbolize us, her children, the 11 and 18 are the birth numbers of both her and my son. there are 6 and 49 letters as the last thing i remember being told what she was doing was going to get a paper and pen to write down the logo 6/49 numbers after returning home from playing bingo with my Nanny, her mom.

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this by far is one of my most treasured layouts. in the tag tucked in behind at the top is a little message.  thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget that it is the little things that make a big difference. write on those layouts/projects….even if you have bad penmanship. the journalling is probably more important than anything else to those who will treasure your art.



TTT – June

i am getting in today under the wire i know… i get so excited waiting for the 1st and devour the page and tutorials by tim and then before i know it is coming to the end of the month!!

i must try harder in July to get my tag done sooner!

here is my submission based off of tim’s (http://timholtz tag!

IMG_0002why the winter theme you ask!!!!

well today is one of the last day to submit your entry into the Challenge of :Christmas in June” over at Inspiration Emporium (http://blog NULL.inspirationemporium it is a little early for me to be thinking about it but i sure do now have a fantastic idea for Christmas cards !!!



CC3C – #4 – layering stencils / texture paste

hello everyone!! i am back today to show you what i created when playing along with the  Compendium of Curiosities III challenge (http://lindaledbetter NULL.html).  i have been a little slack in getting things posted… lots going on in my world and i am running to catch up but just can’t get there!!

one of my favorite things about these challenges is the ability to just play with a few guidelines; check out Tim’s techniques in his book,  Compendium of Curiosities III (http://timholtz The current challenge is Layering stencil: texture paste from page 49.

i have to say a special thank you to the folks over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique (http://www NULL.thefunkiejunkie their generous sponsorship. As always i can’t reveal the techniques used but you will see that a little ‘stash of goodies’ goes a long way…


i created my tags on a plane trip to my Nanny’s( i had applied my texture paste through my layering stencils just prior to leaving my house). now if you have a minute i will tell you a funny story.. if not go ahead and skip on down to the photos.

so as i was finishing creating this tag for the challenge:

IMG_1972 the lovely flight attendant happened upon me playing and totally wanted my tag.. who was i to say no really. it’s not like i don’t have a gazzilion at home or anything and besides we had noted when we got on the plane that she didn’t look to be having a fantastic kind of day. so off she went with my tag.

it wasn’t long and she was back and telling me that her workmate fell in love with my tag and he wanted one as well. would it be possible to buy one? i said oh i would gladly make him one right now.

well he wanted the original so the flight attendant literally sat in the aisle beside me as i was creating. she was able to pick out what she wanted on hers from my little stash above.


here is the tag i made for her:


  (http://www NULL.inspirationemporium love that i made her day. she smiled so much more and really isn’t that the best payment one can get from anything; the ability to help make someone’s day, their moments, greater. it was a nice way to pass the time on our flight to Nanny’s.


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