Just hold me….

Things have been crazy busy around the Ink house hold.  We have been dog/cat/gerbil/fish/ house sitting this whole week. Had a super fun water party here on Friday. Mr. Ink is on change over hours- 10 hour shifts seven days a week- so he he dead on his feet . 13 days down only 7 days to go!!!!! I have come down with some summer cold- sore throat business! UGH!

But day we spent some time in the studio playing around! I picked up this pencil holder at Goodwill for 49 cents last week! It was just plain wood! I gesso and painted it. This is what I came up with:


Side one


Hope you are all having a wonderful summer! We are dog/house sitting again this coming week! Thanks for stopping in!




Gone Fishing

This is another image from Sunflowers and Dragonflies Creative Designs.  I really love this fish. So much you can do with him and makes a great guy card which I always struggle with. Not sure about you.



machine stitching


crystal effects



the white hook looking thingie is from a pair of socks

Thanks for stopping in! Have a wonderful day! We are already at 46 degrees so I think it is going to be a great day here in WI! I really appreciate all the sweet comments you have all left me!




Pop a top and grab a roll

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was jammed packed. Then yesterday was Mr. Ink’s Uncle Art’s funeral. It was a very nice service but a super long day.

So is everyone gearing up for Valentine’s day? Sam and I have been brainstorming ideas for his Valentines. Mr. Ink said they could not be girlie! LOL! Then I started to think about what I was going to give Mr. Ink for Valentines day. My friend Chelsea showed me a link to a mini book. I thought this would be perfect little gift for him. Of course I can find the link how to the book. But the book was made with toliet paper  rolls. Of course this is perfect since every time I go into the bathroom I find the empty roll!!!! I also thought about what else my beloved Mr. Ink leaves behind that I have to pick up. The one think I can count on is picking up his Mt. Dew cans. I love this project since it is very GREEN 🙂


Front of the book


Hope page


Faith page


tags that go in the pages

Supplies used on this project:

-toilet paper rolls (3)

– pop tabs (3)

– gesso

– ecoline inks

-watercolor crayons

– ebony pencil

-vintage valentines clipart

– quotes

-stamps (alphabet and hearts: Purple Onion Designs and all others buck stamps from Joann fabrics)

– Memento gray ink

-bind-it all

-scraps of ribbon

-frame was made out of polymer clay then colored with prisma color markers

Thanks for peeking at my TP book! Hope it inspires you to get creative 🙂 Have a wonderful day! You are so kind to stop in and check out my art!



Mixed Media Monday

Friend or Foe?

Hello Everyone! I have a really busy week and weekend on my plate! My step-daughter graduates from high school this week. So, I am busy helping get things ready for her graduation party. Last night while trying to unwind from a long day- I read my Cloth Paper Scissors- I found this article on making clutch purse out of fused plastic bags! Then I though about the theme at Mixed Media Monday this week. Which is FRIENDSHIP. I love to go shopping with my girlfriends and look at pretty handbags. Plus I have a love hate friendship  with my sewing machine! So thinking WAY OUTSIDE the box. I went with this friendship clutch.

First I want to say- I had a great time making this bag- it is a little funky- odd shaped- thread not so neat…but that is most likely how my friends would describe me! I think next week I will try to make another one but a small one for business cards!

Front of bag:






Thanks for stopping in! I hope you al have a wonderful week!