ATC, Collage, Gelli Arts- Prints


A group of my art friends were swapping out Owl Atc’s..well I had to get in on that action we all know how I love OWLS.



All the back grounds are gelli art prints 🙂



A close-up



Here is just one. Gosh, I just love this little owl; however, he makes me want a tootsie  pop!

One things with me and making multiples- I do not like it 😦 I used all the same supplies, but different placement and wording making them really one of a kind 🙂

Hope you have a wonderful day and Thanks for stopping in!





ATC- Lofty and Co

Update: Lycos made it though surgery just find! Is starting to stand and doing pretty well! Hoping he will be sent home tomorrow! Will not know bone marrow results until next week sometime. Thank you for all your doggie prayers!

Today the youngest ink spot goes in for a CT scan of his sinus. Wish him luck! It is very scared about it!

Thanks for stopping in and your comments brighten my day!



S&D 26- ATC Art

Good afternoon and welcome to this weeks challenge- ATC Art. ATC are fast, fun and easy!

I use the Cheyenne and Lottie Flourish for the beautiful ladies series by Jessica Grundy. I love how you can mix and match the ladies with the backgrounds. So much fun!

Check out what the other design team members did:








The prize this week is 2 of the beautiful ladies and the backgrounds!

Remember all you have to be enter in the drawing for the stamps is make  ATC ART.  Then put it on your blog. Go to Beth’s blog and leave her the link to your post!




S&D 13

Good Saturday Morning, hope you had a great week! This weeks challenges is to use Beautiful woman! The prize this week is Lottie, Lottie Flourish, Joy and Joy Flourish.


Supplies: melted crayons, prisma markers, colored pencils, gel pens, lace, dymo tape, punched out flower and cyrstal, S&D Joy and Joy Flourish stamp


Supplies: , prisma markers, colored pencils, gel pens, , punched out snowflakes, dymo tape and cyrstal, S&D Joy and Joy Flourish stamp

These Beautiful woman are the perfect size for ATC’s! So much fun! They will be available in Beth’s store on Monday!

Check out what the other design team members did:




Remember all you have to be enter in the drawing for the stamps is do a card/project that enjoys woman. Put it on your blog. Go to Beth’s blog and leave her the link to your post!




smooth sailing??!!???

WOW, what a weekend. I finally started to feel like I was going to live again on Sunday! Even got out of the house for a few hours with out the inkspots! Thinking it was smooth sailing now…….


ATC’s using Sunflower and Dragonflies Creative Designs stamp.

Well, that smooth sailing lasted until about 11am when the school nurse called me. Poor Sam has the flu! Puked all over in the lunch room! He was the 3rd one in 30 minutes! YIKES!!!! I did such finish up my Mixed Media Monday project (it is still drying). Other than that, I have had no time or engery to be creative!

The high light of my day was getting my new custom made stamp!


It is from Etsy seller thestarbox. She made the design up for me and hand craved it! I love it! If you love it check back on Wednesday for a chance to WIN at custom stamp from Debi!

Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping in to see me!



ATC, Collage, Zentangle

Cold day…

in WI! Once again we are below zero.  My studio is in the basement which is freezing right now. So not sure if I will go down and work anymore today or not. Today, I have worked on two things:

The pink board book pages I showed on Thursday night and a Zentangle ATC.

First I will show you the pink pages:


It is coming along nice. I did two gel transfers using a really old page of a garden book- as you can see it did not work out! Which is ok- more layers to my secret garden then! SMILE!

Next up is a Zentangle ATC. You are wondering what Zentangle is, right? Well it is:  an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.

I got an email about a Zentangle kit today that is what started all this. As I look at kit and the gallery of Zentangle art. I thought HOLEY BUCKETS this is what I have been doing my whole life. I have alway did these funky patterns and colored them in even. It was always a way for me to relax. Last night I was brain storming ideas in my sketch book and started to do a zentangle on the page. I had NO idea they had a name last night! I would show you what I did last night but my brain storming page as TOP SERCRET  project ideas on it! LOL!  I spend about two hour this am working on an ATC sized one while the boys watched cartoons.


I did not use the right pen or paper on this- so it is very sketchy looking! I use my black uni-ball signo 207 and some vanilla cardstock. They say to use Sakura’s Pigma Micron 01 black pen and for paper 100% cotton, heavy-weight fine artists’ pape. The paper or tiles as they call them are 3 1/2 inch squares! Want more info on Zentangles- click here 🙂

Thanks for stopping in! Have a wonderful day! I really appreciate all your comments!



ATC, Photography


How was your New Years? We had a fun time just hanging out and playing games.


Sam and Ben

Today I started off the New Year finishing up an ATC Swap- the theme was EYES!


I share my studio with my kitty Jinkers. We generally have a fight over my chair. LOL I think he has the most beautiful eyes. What do you think?


Thanks for stopping in. Have a wonderful day!