Monday, July 29, 2013

Help Pediatric Cancer Research

Hi Everyone,

The new Stampin'Up! catalog is out and has tons of great new items to help you create and to inspire you. You can download a copy by clicking on the link or email me at and I will mail you one along with our new 2013 Holiday Catalog that begins August 1st.

Want to help a great cause? Order from me between August 1st - 31st out of either catalog and ALL of my proceeds for the month will be going to Pediatric Cancer Research. So many children are lost to Pediatric cancer each day and next to nothing is being given towards new research. Please visit for more information on Pediatric cancer and like them on Facebook
The Gold ribbon is for Childhood cancer awareness and September is Childhood Cancer awareness month.
To place an order please go to my online store here
Thank you all so much,

Monday, April 29, 2013

Life - Everything else...backseat!

Hi Everyone,

Good gravy!  I cannot believe it has been so dang long since I have posted anything.  Just goes to show you how normal and not so normal life can get in the way of the creative process.  That it has for sure.  To be perfectly honest with all of you the "life" things have left me pretty despondent.  I haven't done much of anything until lately except of course work.  I must do that or I probably would not have done that either.  I have the want just not the energy.  I have purchased a few things because of the want  but have done nothing with them because there is no will or energy to do it.  I have managed to do a few creative projects that I would like to share with you all and I will be posting them either later on today or tomorrow.  Thanks for checking in!  Oh yes, and for those of you that are checking in I will be having a give away to mark my return or at least partial return to being creative.  Look for a post about those goodies by Friday of this week.

Happy Creating!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Where in the World is Your Vagabond?

Hello Everyone,

First off, sorry for the length and lack of posting. It has been a hard winter as far as sickness, life, etc. I am very excited for Spring. I look out my window and see along with the wonderful birds and squirrels our dogwood trees will be blooming soon.

Have you heard that Sizzix wants to know Where in the World is your Vagabond?  It is pretty funny, my little guy has been enjoying some time off since I  have been out of sorts lately. Hanging out with my 16 year old daughter, learning the trampoline and even tried to sneak on board the kayak before my husband took it down the river. Tim Jr. is so mischievous what can I say. I will have to be breaking it to him soon, party time is pretty much over and it is time to get down to some serious FUN! Wish me luck:)

Happy Creating,

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Grungy Monday 33

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend. It has been awhile since I have participated in Linda's Grungy Monday but I decided today was the day! OK, I actually started a few days ago.  My original goal was to create a charm bracelet using Tim's August Technique Challenge 2008.  It did not turn out as planned although I will be making a bracelet of those charms.  I think they turned out OK but not even close to what they should have looked like.

I decided to make a little sign for my desk instead.  It is not a perfect example of Tim's technique but I like it.  On Tim's example it is all white where he stamped and removed the ink.  On mine you can see a black outline around the white. I think it looks pretty cool this way also.  Please let me know what you think.

Before adding the white background I decided to stamp a few words using Wendy Vecchi's "Just Word Art" stamp set.

Happy Creating,

Products Used

Wendy Vecchi Just Word Art
Hero Arts Bold Flourish

Ranger Archival Ink
Jet Black

Tim Holtz Distress Alcohol Ink
Silver (Mixatives)

Say It in Pearls

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fragments 
Square Clear Tile

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Tim Holtz take 2

Hello Everyone,

No I haven't sent off my birthday gift for Tim yet.  I was going to but I felt that it needed some more work and so.   I have had to put my foot is done and will be going out on Tuesday.  What do you think?  Did I make it better?  Let me know, I love feedback.

Have you seen the previews for his Alterations?  Oh my gosh, I LOVE every single thing!  I'm in big trouble:)

Happy Creating,

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy Birthay Tim Holtz

Yesterday was Tim Holtz birthday, I did say Happy Birthday but I was running late with his "card". Linda has a Grungy Monday challenge to make Tim a card using some Tim products. This is my take on the card and everything on it is Tim products except for the canvas, crystals on the crown and the actual tag. I did not get this loaded in time for the challenge but you should check out all the wonderful art everyone did.  Let me know what you think. Happy Birthday Tim, I hope you like this.

Happy Creating,

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Hi Everyone, I really cannot believe that it is November already...where did this year go? I guess all the events of this year made it speed by. Some good, some bad but that is life! Can you believe all the fabulous products TimHoltz brought us this year? I LOVE everything and they are all on my wish list. I was so very lucky to get two each of his seasonal distress ink packages so I would love to share with you. I have one each of Fall 2011 and Winter 2011 to give away. I am trusting you to only comment IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY HAVE THESE. This is for my followers that were not able to get them because they could not afford them. RULES: 1) You have to follow my blog 2) You cannot own these already If you fall under those two rules you can win one or both of the sets.. I will draw a winner based on these rules November 19th for each set and you can win twice!! Good luck my friends!  

If you say Happy 12th Birthday to Tiana at you will get another chance to win. Tiana has cancer.  She may be getting her Angel Wings soon (although we are praying for a miracle) and I want her to have a million birthday wishes.

We have two winners!! Congratulations Brandy and Stacey Boyd! You each won a set of the Seasonal Distress. Please email me your address to so I can get this out to you on Monday.

Princess Madison

Hello Everyone,

I know...long time no posts from me. I am back! This is the first thing I have created in SO LONG! I was having withdrawals for sure. This is my one and only far but I still have hopes for more:) This little princess is really the best person. She is kind, sweet, thoughtful, smart, wonderful, beautiful..I could go on. She turned 3 this year and my daughter and her husband's family went to Disney World to celebrate. She received a princess makeover and got to meet and take pictures with the Disney Princesses. I created this castle album for her. Very girly with tons of bling, pearls, laces, etc. Please let me know what you think.  

Happy Creating, 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Hands!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all doing great! Did you have a good Easter? We did. It is very difficult for me to go anywhere for a holiday. I love having holidays at my house with all of our long traditions. Well, this Easter kind of crept up on me and I was totally unprepared. My youngest daughter is too old for the Easter bunny and my oldest daughter, husband and Maddie were at the in-laws. They normally have an Easter lunch and than they come over to our house. So I let them know that I would not be having a dinner. I know,horrible. Anyways Amber's wonderful in-laws invited us over and I said yes! Amber almost had a heart attack. I figured it was a good day to shock her:) It was wonderful, great food and great people.

Yesterday I woke up to the news about Osama. I admit I was a little happy to hear the news. I then read the newest challenge from Simon says and my tag was created. I just had to put it together. I was thinking about using a peace sign with an actual sign but the clock covered the hands part. Please let me know what you think of my tag.

Everything used other than the fibers is Tim Holtz. I will need to add the products used later on. Thanks so much for looking.

Happy Creating,

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My CCC Tag Book

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are having a fabulous and creative weekend. It has been a busy weekend getting caught up on some work, laundry, grocery shopping etc. I did carve out some time to get inky though. I created a book awhile back to house all my tags in that I did for the CC challenges. The book turned out OK but I was not happy with the thickness and the fact that it would not hold all the tags. Yesterday I made a new book. This book has five rings and I made it so that the tags could over lap. It fits every single one of my tags and is not overly bulky at all. I have not decorated it yet. I need to figure out how I am going to cut the end of it first before I do that. I used Grungeboard for the front and back covers. Just glued two pieces together. I knew that I wanted to use one of Tim's edge dies on it but I thought I would cover it first...wrong! Now it is too big to go into the machine. Oh well, I will figure something out. Any ideas for me? I thought about rolling it over but it is too thick for that. Anyway. I used the new Kraft resist from Tim and also the Distress stains. Please take a look and let me know what you think of it and any suggestions on the ends.

Happy Creating,

Saturday, March 19, 2011

CCC #26 - Rusted Grunge P. 45

Hi Everyone,

What a week it has been! I feel so bad for everyone over in Japan. Please be sure and donate if you can. Here is my absolute last tag for CCC. I have done every single one of them...all 35! Now I need to get started on my ATC for the All Things Tim ladies that are coming to visit me next Saturday. Needless to say I am so very excited to meet you all and have some company to create. Also need to get working on my Oz Scarecrow ATC. I pretty much have those figured out how I am going to do them. Please let me know what you think of my late and final CCC tag.

The flower is my rusted grunge. I will add the products I used to make this tomorrow.

Happy Creating,

Sunday, March 13, 2011

CCC #27 - Distress Misting Masks P. 60

Hi Everyone,

Surprise! I have another CCC to post...actually two more. Here is the first still behind tag CCC #27. Only one more to go after this one. On the tag I used Distress Stains and than did the actual technique. I like it. Something different for me. I did two layers of masks on this tag but it is really hard to tell. Please take a look and let me know what you think.

Products Used:
Time Works
Just Thoughts
Distress Stains
Weathered Wood
Color Wash
Perfect Pearl Mists
Sprocket Gears

Happy Creating,