Friday, February 5, 2016

Yes, she crafts!

It feels like an age since I've made ANYTHING!!  With a new business going, it has been hard to find the time to just have some fun.  Here is a valentine card I made for my step-mom and my mother-in-law.  This is a cut file from Silhouette Design store (72826).  I think it looks so sweet.  My friend, Penny, and I got some play time today.  We also played with the Minc and some foiling.  So MUCH fun!  Guess what is on my wish list now!  Yup, a Minc.  We tried my laminating machine and it just didn't come close to adhering the foil.  Yup....a Minc is the way to go!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

It's out!!! The new issue!

The newest issue of RSM is out!!  You know there aren't that many rubber stamp magazines out there anymore.  Support the ones that are left!  Here is a picture of the current cover.  ALSO, if you happened to miss it, look at my other posts that offered some of the RSM back issues.  Make me an offer!!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Stamper Samplers and Take Ten

I have 3 Take Tens and 8 Stamper Samplers for you!!   Most are 2006 and 2007.   $1 each ($11) plus postage of $13 in flat rate medium box.  $23 total!  Smoke free and cat free home!  First come, first served!    If you are local, I'll meet you to pickup.  Let me know if you are interested.  They are so full of inspiration.  I hate to see them go but I've enjoyed them so it is someone else's turn!.

Rubber Stamper Magazines Offer

Hey, Stamping Friends.  My bookshelf needs to be thinned out!  My thinning is your gain.  I have a total of 27 Rubber Stamper Magazines.  They will fit into a Medium Flat Rate shipping box which ships for $13.00.  I'm asking $1 for each magazine plus shipping.  That would make the total $40 including shipping for the lot, OBO!.  I'd really like to see them go to a good home.  Anyone?  We are a non-smoking, non cat home.  You can see the issue months and years in the bottom photo.  First come, first served.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I've been published!

It is always a thrill to find out that you will be published in a magazine.  Have you ever tried.  It really isn't that hard!  I hope that you enjoy the dragonfly card that was published in the special edition of RubberStampMadness called Stamping All Year Round.  It is 116 pages and just full of inspirational artwork for YOU!  You can order your own copy HERE.  Scroll to find the "New Book".  It will ask you if a blog referred you and you could put mine if you wish but I don't need to win a complimentary copy because I already have one!   You can see my card on Page 63.   Go there now!!

Monday, August 10, 2015

It's out!!

The newest issue of Rubberstampmadness is out!  It is fabulous!  If you don't have a subscription, make sure you get yours at the store or on their website!

Monday, May 25, 2015

My purge is your gain!

Here are a number of stamp/sticker/punch/die items that I have for sale.  I haven't posted the postage cost and can quote postage to you before purchase.  I'm only charging actual postage.  $30 plus postage for all! Postage for all would be priority about $12.
Stampin Up set "Celebrate" - $4 (never used)

Back of the stampin Up set

Rubber mounted Christmas stamps $1.00

Variety of stamps - $1 each

Back of stamps listed above

Stampin Up Birthday set - $3

Back of stamp up set shown above

My Favorite things set - never used $5

Kraftin' Kimmie stamp - never used $1

Back of stamp shown above

Spellbinders Nestabilities - Marvelous Squares $8 Never used Originally $20

back of Marvelous Sq package

Punch bunch punch - never used - it was a double $1

Back of punch shown above

Magnolia life preserver - Originally $15 - Yours for $1

Assorted stickers - $3 for all

Monday, April 13, 2015

Better late than never

I made this card for my grand-daughter's 2nd birthday.........last October......okay it is being posted a little late but better late than never.  Her birthday, of course, centered around Frozen.  Her cousin also had a Frozen party and the card I made for her will be posted another day!

The background of this card has four colors of glitter and it very sparkly in person.  Wish the computer screen has a sparkle button!

Friday, April 10, 2015

A Juliette owl

Now that my new oily blog ( is off and running, I finally had a little bit of time to create.  I'm a bit behind on my Lifebook lessons so I chose one of my favorite lessons to start getting myself back on track.  Juliette Crane's lesson on her darling owl was so much fun......a little bit of finger painting thrown in as well as brush.  I wish I had time to play and do more of these!  I'm thinking that if I shrink it down and printed it up, I can make some cards with this image.  The open space on the left would be perfect for some sentiment!  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Back to our regularly scheduled program!

Thank you for putting up with my oily posts!  When you start a new adventure you are naturally excited about it.  BUT.......let's get back to some art!!  Below is a picture of the thank you card I made for the donors for the trophies at our Rhododendron Society flower show.  I'm in charge of soliciting the funds, purchasing the trophies and conducting the judging at our two shows.    Each year I make a thank you card for each of them.  The postage stamp on this card is a copy of an actual stamp, enlarged, printed and embossed with clear.  I made it clean and simple this year.  I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

My Oily website is live!

My daughter and I worked super hard to get our Oily website up and running and we are done!

We would LOVE if you came and looked it over!  There is an option to sign up for e-mail notifications there as well.     We created it to share our love of the oils and how we use them.

We just have a few posts up and running now but will be putting more on at least once to twice a week.   Our next post will be tomorrow morning and will feature my daughter's testimony about a troublesome spot on her eyelid and how her moisturizer recipe helped it!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

I'm getting Oily!!

Disclaimer: arty blog will NOT be turned into an oily blog.  I will be having a separate site for that.  BUT for now, I just couldn't wait to tell you how excited I am about oils!


I've used essential oils for a while now.  Find them most valuable!!  So, since I love them so much, I decided that I needed the most pure oils out there.  I am now a Young Living distributor!!!   I'm very excited about the prospect of sharing my oily experiences with anyone.  It is amazing how many people want to help themselves and oils happen to fit the bill!   Whenever something happens now, my response is "I have an oil for that!"

Here is one of my own know when you can just feel that fever blister (cold sore) coming on?  The last time this happened I decided to try an essential oil on it.  I used Lemongrass and not only was the cold sore gone in 4 days instead of 10 days, even the little scab was gone!!  THAT was amazing to me.  I've also heard that Frankincense helps as well.

I also found this really cool site that has hundreds of other testimonials.  You can view it here:
You can even contact me through that site OR here if you have questions.

I decided that the Premium started kit was such a good deal that I just couldn't say no!!  $300 of product for only $150!!  Including a diffuser!!!   A super way to get expensive oils at a VERY good price.  If you think you are interested in this kit, click HERE.    No obligations to do ANYTHING after you get the kit either.  That was a HUGE selling point to me!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lifebook 2015 Tree of Life

My Tree of Life (which was a bonus lesson) became a Tree of Love instead!  The little swinging girl in the lesson had her hair flowing forward and her legs going back. me that meant that she was swinging back.  So, I changed her since I want my little girl swinging forward.  I'm moving forward in my art so I wanted her to be doing the same.  I remember seeing some car commercials recently where these transparent hearts were fading in and out along the top of the screen.  So, I thought that instead of the lesson's stars in the tree, I would use the hearts instead.  In real life, there is some glitter around the hearts and it is very sparkly.    I wasn't too pleased with the face, having painted over my attempts three times.  Augh!

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Craft Mats for Sale

Hi, bloggers!  Just wanted to let you know that I have restocked my Etsy shop with more craft mats.  They are 42" x 24" and only $30 including shipping in the US.   I'll consider International shipping and can quote you a shipping price that is above what I have allotted on the listing.

Check them out HERE.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Lifebook 2015 - Week 8

This week was a lesson on some abstract art.  I guess my mind is just not wired to do abstract.  I followed the lesson and just let the painting take me where it would.  It turned into a landscape.  Hahahaha.  Well, somewhat of an abstract landscape.  Part of the lesson was to use gold leaf.  Since I had gold foiling from rubber stamping, I thought I'd use it since I seldom do! 

I gilded the boat, then used a foil that was multi-colored on the flowers on the bank, the flags of the boat, then the upper left corner.    The boat just seemed to to make it look like it had come from somewhere, I added some glitter glue behind it.  I'm pleased with what it morphed into but one of these days I really need to try abstract again!

I hope you enjoy the Lifebook lessons and that I'm not boring you to tears with them!