Thursday, January 31, 2008

oh Boy

I have a new tool to play with, wish it were to do with art!! LOL

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

and another

for the Gothic arches challenge this week. I soooo was not happy with the 1st one but I was in a hurry to finally get one done and up, I didn't really think or plan it well. I really like this one!

Check the post below while you're here!!! (if you'd like LOL)

Monday, January 28, 2008

my apologies

I was to announce my blog candy for hitting 5000 yesterday and I ended up sick instead. However here it is! I will pick 3 names and send each of those 3 a piece of personal art (and some goodies) that I'll make just for you. Tell me what size is your favourite and what you do with the art you make for challenges. If you do arches, do you make a book, 4x4's etc and if you want throw in a favourite theme, technique, background etc..... LOL

Thank you for your patience , for your visits and for all your wonderful comments. Every one of them makes me feel better about my art.

I'll pick the names next Sunday, Feb 3rd.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Gothic arches challenge today

is a Dog theme. Something I'm not too familiar with as I only ever had 1 dog in my life! And as it turns out I don't have very many images of them either! But I saw this one and couldn't resist and of course I had to add some hearts for Valentines day coming up!

Hope you enjoy it!

OMG 5000

WOW This is amazing!!!! I've hit 5000 exactly on the counter at the bottom of the blog. Thank you all ever so much for making this possible and stay tuned, I'll post some blog candy later today to help celebrate! I'll keep it up for the week so spread the word. I also hope to have some new eye candy today too! LOL

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

you make my day award

my very dear Heather nominated me for this award, thank you so much. Not I in turn have to nominate 10 blogs that inspire me. This will be a toughie as I have so many that do inspire.


There are many other people who's blogs inspire me, Heather, R, Nancy M-J, Jillian, Karen O. etc, .... etc., ..... I wish I had more time to look at all my favourites every day and comment but until I can add another 12 hrs into my day....


another music deco spread done

I think when we started this RR we had hoped to get all the decos done and home by Christmas '07. Well that didn't happen. We ended up with backlogs and people with not enough time to work on them for whatever reason, like me who needs to think about the spread for at least a week, but it's fun and we are coming to an end. This is my contribution to a music deco with the theme of Marilyn Monroe. In my research I learned many things about this beautiful lady and almost all of it made my jaw drop!

Monday, January 21, 2008

another Valentine countdown

starting Feb. 1st

Valentine Countdown

gothic arches

3 arches I created for a mingle on one of the Yahoo groups I'm on. Has the theme of Romance. Pardon the light splashes in the scan, the sun is gloriously shining in the window right into the scanner!

I'm actually getting some art done today! I love it!!! LOL

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I bound my 12 days

book the day after Christmas with my new Bind it All and I love it. I may change the end papers b/c I wasn't very accurate on the corner cuts and you can see the canvas board I used for the covers. Also, the rings didn't come out round, 1st time and all, but I tied ribbon around them to hide that. I was going to do that anyways!! LOL

Saturday, January 19, 2008

coming soon to a blog near you!!!

check out the site starting February 1st.

P.S. I am making art but not as much as I'd like! I do have 3 gothic arches to finish this weekend and a couple more decos that landed in my lap last week that I really want to get done and out, I know the owners are anxious to get them home. And I so want to do some challenges.

My dear friend Heather nominated me for the You make my day 'award' and I'm to nominate others. I'll be doing that this weekend for sure. Oh, btw, my weekend isn't the same as most people, I have Sunday and Monday nights off, which I love!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Blog Candy alert!!!!!!!!!

my counter at the bottom of the page is now at 4797. When it hit 5000, 203 hits away, I'll be offering up some blog candy! I'm not sure what yet but I need to have something to celebrate all the wonderful people I have met through mine and others' blogs. You people are just freakin'


Thank you!

it feels so good

to create again!! LOL

I'm in a group which is doing a RR of tipins for an altered book with each member doing one set of pages for 1 person a month. This is my contribution for a ladies book who's theme is Ancient Architecture.

When I was in high school I was sooooo interested in archaeology, I took Archaeology and Anthropology as one of my subjects in gr 11 I think it was. And my parents gave me a gorgeous book from National Geographic about Ancient Civilizations for Christmas that same year. I loved it and am still interested in the field. I wish I had had the dedication to make it a life thing.

Monday, January 14, 2008

hi again

It feels like forever since I've posted anything. The last couple of weeks have been rough, creatively speaking with holidays, remembrances, housework, and my little domestic diva (I like goddess better but this time she was indeed a diva) decided to rear her head and I had to get some housework done.

But now I have so much to get caught up on, I may post more than once between today and tomorrow! LOL

This is another monthly mingle from the byhand artists group based on Winnie the Pooh only I adapted it to the Tao of Pooh.

I cannibalized this from a notepad that I picked up at the $ store. Took off the acetate cover and the back, took 4 of the tabbed pages and attached quotes from the book that I had printed out and reattached everything. I had to add a .5" margin on the left of the back for binding purposes.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2008 is at the
Remember, life is short.
Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.
Send to all the people that you love and don't want to lose out of your life in 2008, even me I hope.
Wishing you and your family and friends much happiness and joy in the New Year.

This was sent to me by 3 very dear friends from Australia who celebrated the New Year about 16 hrs before us. LOL Thank you, Heather, Rob and Bethel.