Friday, May 15, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More Mixed Media

Be sure to enlarge the pictures to see the detail.  The first piece is an 8.5 x 11 canvas featuring a vintage reproduction of a piece of music.  I used Prima Sprays on this one.  The next two feature a picture of my brother and I when we were kids.  I used darker colors on this one, browns and greys, and lots of Prima mists.  I made all the flowers on this piece which I love to do.  These were fun pieces to do and more are coming!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring!....I'm Ready

I don't know about you but I am ready for better weather and flowers and bunnies et al!  What a winter we had and I am so ready for that to change.  I recently completed this canvas with all the spring colors in it.  It includes Faber Castell gelatos for the background, modeling paste in two patterns and handmade flowers.  All the buttons are antique mother of pearl and can you guess who is in the picture?  Right!

Friday, March 27, 2015

At The Well

The above is a picture of my grandmother at the well in her hometown of Mt. Savage, Maryland.  I scrapbooked this photo with handmade flowers and a doily cut on the Cricut.  I can't imagine how things must have been for women in those days.  They worked so hard but I think they were happier then than now when we have all the conveniences possible.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tea for Two

Are you maybe thinking that I purchased the new Tim Holtz tea cup die?  Sure looks like the TH one!
Instead this cut was done on my Cricut.  I have a subscription but had to pay $1.49 for this image.  Better than $20 for the TH one.  The only adjustment I had to make to it was to cut a slit at the rim of the bottom cup so the upper one could sit inside.  Otherwise they look uncannily alike.  A money saving tip for those of us with a Cricut.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Well I reached a milestone of 75,000 visits to my blog.  Thanks everyone who took the time to visit and especially those who commented.   I know it's not a big deal but it is to me.  I am in awe of those that have say 100,000 or  more.  Wow!

I have a lot of stamp stuff I am purging and I wondered how all of you out there would feel about a giveaway of lovingly used stuff?  Let me know and if there's enough interest we'll do it.  For instance, I have a Scoreboard, tons of stamps, some tools, etc. Give me a heads up if you're interested.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Almost Easter...........

I have a card for you today.  The black silhouette was cut on my Cricut Explore and the detail is phenomenal for only being about 2.375".  The sentiment is a Our Daily Bread one.  The grass is a Martha Stewart punch.  It's not exactly Easter but sort of.  Hope you like it.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Taste of Spring

On this bright sunny and cold day I decided my psyche needed something that shouted "spring."  So I scoured around on Pinterest and decided to CASE this card from  I admired her card and decided to do one of my own.  Below is the result.  I did one with all white including the leaves and one with green leaves and used a Thank You sentiment.  Some of the flowers including the large one I made.  I love making flowers!  The cardstock was SU Whisper White and I don't know the source for the DP.  Hope you like it and that you"ll try your own breath of spring.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Finally home........

Sophie, my daughter's dog, was with us for two days because her Mother couldn't get here to pick her up after she got off work because of the road conditions and snow.  This is a video she made when she finally got home.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tag Quickie

Here's a sweet little tag I made between bigger projects.  The image was from Pinterest.  The tag was made with Wendy Vecchi's new Tea Rose ink and splattered plaster technique.  The flower is one I made and I thought it turned out great with the little pearls on the green tips. Seam binding and a paper doily with all edged in Vintage Photo made this a fun little "quickie."

Friday, February 13, 2015

Mixed Media in Winter

Here's a mixed media piece I worked on this week.  I've had this picture of a lamb I took in Lancaster PA. for years.  Finally I decided on the right project for it.  I used texture paste and sprays on this piece as well as handmade flowers.  Enjoy and stay warm!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Boxes, boxes, and more boxes.

I spelled Cristi Maron's name wrong in the video.

Tired of Winter?

Here's a couple Easter cards from older Lockhart stamps.  Colored with Copics.  I used Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Note:  just wanted to let you know that Target has the 12 x 12 black chipboard I used for the box below and there is no shipping.  No shipping on any order!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Video on my box below..............

I have been working on a great project I wanted to share with you.  Since I'm not the greatest picture taker,  I'll just give you a few shots to whet your appetite.  The pattern is from a lovely girl on You Tube under the name of  Paper Hoarder Disorder.  Her name is Christy.  She has the most wonderful set of patterns for sale in her Etsy store and she also has a blog.  This box opens to one side and has a waterfall like group of pages attached to one end.  Each page has a booklet inside for pictures or photos.  All the pages and booklets are 4 x 6 so you can get some nice size pictures inside or journaling.  Here goes:

Be sure to check out Christy's site as there are many more temping patterns.  The best part is the boxes are made from heavy chipboard which feels like box and will hold up forever.

Have a great weekend and get that shopping done!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Post Thanksgiving

Did you think I fell down a hole never to return?  Not Alice in Wonderland, just me.  Husband had surgery on his knee and have been so busy with that I am exhausted.  However, today I did have time to use one of the Sweet Innocence stamps to make a quick card.  She is colored with Copics and the snow is tiny dots of Liquid Pearls.  Getting in the Christmas spirit?  I'm not quite there yet but it will hit me any day!  Enjoy  your weekend and stay warm!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hi everyone!  I imagine just about everyone in the country is colder today than a week ago.  Brrrr!  I have a few items for sale.  I have five Copic markers, brand new, that I already had (dummy!).  They are E97, E80, E37, YG00, and E0000.  They are $20 which is half of retail.  I also have a Pumpkin Stazon Pad for $4 and a Spellbinders border die from the Gilded Life series called the Long Die.  I used one just like it in the crown posted below.   It's $9.  If anyone is interested send me an email at  If you take it all I'll do a little better on the total price for you. Shipping is the buyers responsibility but it all fits in a small padded mailing envelops so it shouldn't be much.