Archive for September, 2014

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Week 4 all done


ACP Week 4There is no reason for the postage mark other then the fact that I decided that all the cards needed something to tie them all together, and I have an obsession with postage stamps and post marks (must have something to do with my dad being the postman) so that one of my many post mark stamps got nominated as the continued theme

ACP Wk 4 Crayons“Life is about using the whole box of crayons”

ACP Wk 4 Dr Seuss“Be who you are and say what you feel

because those who mind don’t matter

and those who matter don’t mind”

Dr. Seuss


Customize your stenciled images…

Posted: September 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Just popping in to say… One of my very best friends is a guest blogger at Julie Fei-Fan Balzer blog (Balzer Designs) talking about customizing your stencils go check it out.

My work desk at its finest…

Posted: September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

studio tabel SA

So Seth Apter wanted us to show off our work areas at their finest… And he doesn’t mean clean and shiny. I just knew this was something I had to participate in. I have a moto stolen from a Tim Holtz stamp. ‘One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting new discoveries.’ Trust me when I say this stamp must have been created with me in mind.

I got in on this a bit late, but to learn more check out Seth Apter’s Blog HERE

Do to health reasons I had to move my work area upstairs so for the moment it is actually fairly neat, but I have a picture of my work area from my downstairs studio and damn I really do miss my art studio, it was big and it was perfect,  but walking up and down the stairs a couple dozen times a day just isn’t in the cards anymore 😦

This was taken about a year ago, just before I had to move upstairs to the kitchen table

(I had a picture of the table, but sadly I guess I deleted it from my phone)

works desk

I am now in one of our spare rooms and have only been in here a little over a month my desk is smaller, the room is smaller and I just haven’t had the chance to really make it ‘mine’ I know my husband is dreading that because he knows when that happens I’ll want to paint the walls some crazy color. But to fair, I thought I’d show you what my desk looks like right this very minute, not as messy as I normally is, but you can’t mistake the fact I do work in here.

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Thanks Seth for giving me a reason to show off my messy space, I am never ashamed that my art room looks well played in.

From here on is the rest of my room you don’t have to continue if you don’t want to.



Ok so I couldn’t leave this post as is… so I decided to come back and share the whole area since it is a new area I wanted to show it off, soem of my friends haven’t seen my new space yet. It isn’t much but is mine. So working my around the room from the my work desk.

work area 1I recently lost my mom, and when she passed I took over her room as my studio, the knick-knacks on the shelves were hers, I kept them in here as a way of keeping a bit of her with me. You’ll notice the black sheets on the wall, they are magnet sheets, I got the idea from… I think it was either One Lucky Day or Marjie Kemper… I don’t have a lot of thinlette die cuts so I tacked these sheets to the wall and stuck my diecuts on them, that way I always have them close at hand. you see that white platform in the corner there… That the magnetic platform it is so strong it stays on the magnetic sheet, at least this way I never lose it.

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forgive the shoes I knew I kicked them off somewhere…. and hey that is my mini xyron I’ve been looking for. The kitten in the corner is my Lucky Charms.

works area 3I had to show the cat area, I bought this just so the cats had their own area in my room, and they do spend most of the day in here at least when I’m in here. Lucky Charms on the pedestal and Minnie Mouse (my daughters cat) at the scratching post.

work area 15Looking Up

work area 4Like my friend Elizabeth said these over the door shoe bags are awesome for storing stuff.

work area 12I bought this awesome set of make-up bags at a garage sale for $1 for three of them and the large one has storage on the back side as well, as you can see I have them well stuffed full. work area 17

My computer desk, it was moms desk I kept it, to nice for a craft desk so I have my computer at it and as you can see even this area is area 16

some of my friends might notice their postcards stuck to my bulletin board

work area 10

works area 2FrootLoop has become my little shadow where ever I am she is almost always only a few feet away.

work area 14Looking Down

work area 9And we come around 360 – see that cute puppy on top of the that was my moms favorite dog, every time she went to the hospital we would take him to her, because he was the perfect size for snuggling, and he wouldn’t get lost. He had to stay in the room for sure.

So that is my new work area, I figure one of these days I will at least pain the trim, before this was moms room it was our oldest sons room and he was a UT fan, thus the orange trim…. I feel kind of bad we never painted it for mom, but once she moved in there wasn’t any room to paint.

Thanks for stopping by

altered play card challengeClick on the banner to learn more

I found out about this challenge via my friend Elizabeth’s Blog Altered Book Lover. I thought it sounded like fun so here we are

I got a late start on this challenge, so I’m going to show all three weeks in post, since I did them all yesterday 😉

APC week 1

APC wk 2 not who I was yesterday

APC wk 1 new beginning

APC week 2

APC wk 2 beextraordinary

APC wk 2 Express Yourself

APC week 3

APC wk 3 umbrella man

APC wk 3 travelI still think this one needs something but I haven’t decided what, if anything yet.

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Tim Holtz 12 tags September 2014

Posted: September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
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This my second tag for Tim’s 12 tags, usually I don’t go for almost exact copy, but I just love how this one looked I wanted one of my own. I didn’t have the face stamp Tim used but I did have my Jane Davenport face stencils and I used the Hero Arts newsprint stamp, then use the stencil on top of that and cut the face out.

TH 12 tags September

Don’t Talk – CreAte

Posted: September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Don't Talk - Create full

The canvas is the center of a corrugated box I stripped the top layer off and just started adding layers,

Don't Talk - Create face close upI found the face in magazine an add for a new tv show the

‘DON’T TALK’ is what talked to my muse it all just sort of fell into place from there.

Don't Talk - Create aI used some drywall tape

Don't Talk - Create cThe large butterfly is cut from a piece of Tim Holtz tissue paper and then covered with rock candy distress paint.

I layered the butterflies to give them a 3D effect

Don't Talk - Create bA piece of screen I didn’t throw away