happy to be doing something!!!


This is a page in a RR journal I’m working on in one of my groups. The theme of this artist’s journal is Shabby Vintage and Blue. The front of the page is on the left and the back, to the right. When I got to the back of the page, I could not figure out what to do, but I had Tim’s tattered floral challenge in the back of my brain too. I had an AHA moment!. I have a ton of old jeans lying around and have done other projects with the denim, including tattered floral brooches for gifts. I thought what a great way to use denim, add more shabby and blue and enter the challenge!!! Win, win! lol

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hello, it’s been a while


So sorry for the disappearing act but I just have not been in the art  making mood for a while. But not too long ago, I forced myself to try to get back into it, only problem is, the ideas aren’t coming. lol I guess I need to get away from Facebook! It’s really fun but such a time sucker! lol

I do have a few things to show. Below is the card I did for my son’s birthday this year.

card for my mil, 1st time I ever did this type of card and found it very finicky but I was really pleased with the results. (so was my mil. lol)

This was a swap with a friend of mine. I had unmounted some wood mounted stamps and altered one of the blocks of wood I had left.

a chunky atc for a swap with one of the groups I’m in.

and this is an altered paint brush I did for yet another swap. the hostess got the idea from Donna Downey’s blog.

Be sure to scroll through her blog to see all the wonderful paint brushes she’s received.

That’s about it for now. If you’ve stuck through this very long post , thank you!!! lol Hope to be back soon


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it’s been a while since I’ve checked in, sorry bout that. Art has evaded me til recently and I’ll have to get busy uploading it for all to see.

One thing that really shook me was the amount of spam that was waiting for me hwne I logged on. I had over 300 pieces of spam and more than half of it wsn’t caught by my spam filter!! WTH! Have these people got nothing better todo than cause mischief and mayhem for other people? Getting just a little tired of it!

OK I’m off my soap box!! (sorry)

I’ll post the new art shortly!

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Grungy Monday #1

a wonderful new challenge hosted by the ever so creative Linda Ledbedder at studiol3 . This is the tag I made at almost the very last minute. Just haven’t been very crafty-creative lately, between spring cleaning, and the old ugly ‘why do I do this’ question, creativity is taking a back seat.


Tim Stuff used – masks, DI’s, tokens, pins, grungeboard and Ranger’s GA.

Hope you like it!

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I have had a tag almost done for the last 3  challenges but something has happened each week to prevent me from finishing or posting it. aaargghh Frustrating as I really enjoy taking part in the challenge. And now it’s almost over!!!! :cry:

I checked out Linda’s blog this morning and almost laughed! I was so happy that I didn’t have to wrack my sorry brain to come up with another idea for this week’s tech! I had already done it for the card I made my DH for Valentine’s Day!!! What a coincidence! So here it is!!


A lovely lady and fabulous artist named Shelly Hickox had sent me the gears die cuts in trade for the bird cage die cuts I had sent her. She asked me if I wanted some in metal and I am not one to turn down such an offer ! lol The gears are cut out of a dull silver thin metal that I altered with Butterscotch and Terra Cotta AI’s with some Gold metal mixatives thrown in. I also added some TH spinners, gears and some watch parts for good measure! I had put some watch parts in the hole of the large gear and tried to fill it with GA but it went not so accurately! I added a really sappy sentiment inside just for my DH!

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I have become so lazy!!! lol

I have so much to put up on the blog but I just sit!

OK, so I have just sent off my contribution for an envelope swap with the theme of Postal or I guess mail art. I’m not sure I really met the criteria but I like what I did. Hope everyone else does also!!


the envelopes and what I put in them. There are 15 of us in the swap and all the envies will be bound with a cover that either the hostess, Joanne or the individual artist, in this case, moi! lol will do themselves. I will post the end result as soon as I have it done!


The front of my envies. I used Distress inks, TH Tissue Tape and the flaps are ‘bordered with edging I had bought a long time ago.


Back of envies. This swap was the perfect opportunity to use stamp I had bought ages ago but never used. The air mail, triangular and pen stamps are from Oxford Impressions Stamps and the Gothic Alphabet from Quietfire Designs.

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giveaway alert!!!!

a fellow ATT’er is having her 1 year blogoversary and is offering up a wonderful giveaway to celebrate!!

Please go to An Art Soul, Barbara Mason’s wonderful blog and follow her instructions to get a chance, or 2 to win!

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CCC #26

Woohoo, I am so happy I can enter this challenge at the lovely and oh so generous Linda L’s blog! I did this piece a few weeks ago after I saw a tag done by the Man himself for the Ranger blog. I absolutely loved this tag he did but changes things up a bit, after all, I didn’t want to copy what Tim did, but I did want to make it my own! I used the technique I shall encourage you to go to Linda’s blog to discover!! :lol:


This is a bad pic but I wanted to get it up, impatient person I am!!! I’ll get a better shot later today and post it! I have also added 3 jingle bells in the empty spot on the bottom of the cage.

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half way there at Day 6

From Jean W, a lovely little book, I only have the cover scanned but she uses the Stampington 12 days images and embosses them in gold on a very lovely vellum I think it is.


And from Daphne D, a wonderful fabric art book matk


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Day 5

From Sandie R. A fabulous zentangled keychain which she made with a bamboo tile!


And from Bonnie M. a gorgeous hand dyed, hand sewn bali lantern


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