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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Just Because-sticking with the Wild West Theme

SPA-Wild West

I just happened to be listening to this song on the radio, 
when I was trying to come up with something for this week's
The phoot of the barns is my own, and the woman is by Gecko Galz.
Thanks for coming by!

Back in the Saddle again

Woo Hoo, it's a long weekend
And I have three!
count em, THREE days off!
Making art and rodeo.
That's all I intend to do.
OK, maybe a little drive to the mountains.
(just down the street - lol)
But just a little one.
With my camera.

Check it out:
There you will find some
views of our world

Have a super weekend.

Unless of course, you have other plans.  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tic Tac Toe

Do you know how many times I have made a card for
and missed the deadline to post it?
Many, that's how many.
So, short and sweet, since I am an hour past my bedtime and I work
a 14 hour shift tomorrow...
My Tic-Tac-Toe are
Santa, red and bling.

Electra over and out.

Artist Affirmation

You know...
I finally have my home and my bed back,
and I'm committed to something every single night this week, but
I just HAVE TO make artsy stuff or I will
So when I saw that Bill has presented us with the theme
Artist Affirmation
this week, I skipped supper and made something for it. lol
credits:  sissy Sparrows, Dawn Inskip, Outside the Box Design Studio, 
Tangie Baxter,and Bonnie Zeiman.

I just KNOW there will be some awesomely powerful art this week, 
so I'll meet you over there.

And thanks for coming by.
I really appreciate your visit.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Our World Tuesday

I haven't had a chance to do much in the way of art or blogging,
but the end is is sight.
Tomorrow, my company is on their way
and I get my bed and my life (lol) back.
I love them, but I miss the bloguverse.
In the meantime...
Isn't this cool?

Thanks for stopping by,
I am really looking forward to coming to see you!

Sunday, August 25, 2013


credits:  Studio Manu, Marta Van Eck, Tumblefish Stuido,
and Anna Apsnes

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dive Deep

Grand Poobah Jana has invited us all at
to do exactly that.
Create something with an ocean theme.
Under, over, inside, near

Thanks to Suhura, Lisa's Altered Art, Rian Designs, Bonnie Zeiman, and Fidlette,
for the use of their elements.

You have until Saturday, September 7th to dive deep with us.
And you know how we roll.
The sky's the limit.
(or in this case, the ocean floor.)
I can hardly wait to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to stopping by your place!

Alice, just under the Wire

The current challenge at
is Alice in Wonderland 
And I was lucky enough to win a couple of collage sheets from Lunagirl last month, so I have been trying to find time to create something with those lovely sheets.
an ATC:
 and a card to go with it!
When I have more time, I am going to make more with these sheets 
because the colour and images in them are really wonderful! 
The current challenge ends in 2 days, but you still have time to make something.

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Weekend in Black and White

Thanks for stopping by.
Make it a good one, whatever you do!


for the wonderful

credits:  Berna Datema, Amanda Sok, Iktupilli, 
Studio Rosey Posey, and Bonnie Zeiman

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


I haven't had time to create any thing artsy this week and
I miss the challenges I normally participate in.
So, when I saw that this week's theme at
was Steampunk, 
I decided to put everything else on hold and make this real quick.
credits:  Rucola Designs, Shadowhouse Creations, 
Finecrafted Designs, Sissy Sparrows.

Ok, back to what I am supposed to be doing...

Thanks for coming by.  I hope to see you at your own blog!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


challenge this week.
credits:  Gecko Galz, Amanda Sok, Brandy Murry, Studio Rosey Posey, Kim Klassen

I love

You will too.
See you there!
And thanks for stopping in here!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Our World Tuesday

I live on the praire.
Well IN the prairie, next to the mountains.
I DO NOT live near the ocean.
Nowhere near any large aomounts of water.
So that's why it is so weird that more days than not, lately we have had
fog so thick, I had had to use my fog lights in the daytime, 
to see in front of me on the highway.
I thought I would show you that.
It's very green.
But very weird.
I ask you, does this look like prairie to you???
 So much for summer.

Be sure to check out
and you will have a trip around the world.
Maybe even see some prairie.

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

There's no place like home

At least, that's what the
tell me.
And so this is the card I made.
But look at the clock!

It's from an old watch I took apart and it has
music notes on it!
I thinking it's playing
"I'll be home for Christmas."

and make a card with them.
It's not too late.
Come Christmas, you'll be set!

Thanks for looking at my card!

Wild Animals

I was going to do something teaming with nature and
with possibly a jungle theme.
What can I say?
Elements are by Sissy Sparrows, 
Dezinaworld and Flergs

Thanks for visiting my world.


is the theme of the week at

I had a really hard time finding a photo that I felt would work for this theme, but I finally tracked down a picutre of some schoolchildren in Havana.
Their joy made me think of childhood and how school can enhance that happiness for some children.
The quote itself is by the ubiquitous Mark Twain.
Thanks for stopping by, 
I hope to see you at

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Start of Something Big

(I hope)
Poobah Chat Noir at
has invited us, for Challenge #163, to create something
that shows off the beginning of something, or a new beginning.
 (I hope)

credits:  Crowabout Studios, Rian Designs,
Beth Rimmer, and Bethany Harty.

Time will tell.

we all start something new every day, so you
have no excuse to not participate in our fun challenge.

You have until
the end of Saturday, August 24th
to link up with us and I really hope you do.
It will be a great way of getting to know you a little better!

See you there:

Thanks for coming by!

Fish out of Water

OK, I screwed up.
But I had such a great time doing it.
When I saw the theme at 
"A Fish out of Water"
I got all excited and created this:

I like it
A lot.
if you know anything about
you know the only stipulation is that whatever you create
must be 4"x 6".
Hence, the name

So I got busy and made this:
What can I say?

credits for the first:
Beth Rimmer, Bonnie Zeiman, Rucola Designs,
Cryztal Rain, Tangie Baxter, Tumblefish Studio, and Gennifer Burbett
and for the second:
Rian Designs, Rinecrafted Designs, Joanne Brisbois, Beth Rimmer and
Susan Tuttle.

Now if you visit
you will find

But those folks read the directions.

Thanks for coming by. 

Just because

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Weekend in Black and White

I was driving down the highway and almost missed this.
Must have been made by some rancher waiting for the calves to come.

See lots more, by much more
experienced photographers than me at
Black and White Weekend

and thanks for taking the time to visit.
Have a great one, black and white or otherwise!

Weekend Reflection

Check out lots of truly remarkable photos at

And thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Well. not so much GARDENING as IN a Garden.
I think they'll be OK with that at

credits:  Durin Eberhart, Berna Datema, Shalae Tippetts,
and Studio Maya

Thanks for coming by, I always love to have you visit.

Circles and Squares

Who knew such a mundane couple of simple words could be such a blast to work with!?!?
credits:  Durin Eberhart. Holliewood Studios,
Brandy Murry and Amanda Sok

Check out the other circle and square creations at

You're sure to love it!

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tuesday Our World

That's a new photography challenge site I discovered while blurfing last week.
(It's a bad thing for me to have a week off work - lol)
Here's my part of the world this week:
In case you are wondering, those are the Rockies
and they are big.  That's why there is snow on them.
As long as it's not on my deck, I'm good with that.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 4, 2013


is the theme for the week at
one of my most favorite challenge sites.

credits: Gecko Galz, Miki Ferkul

See you over at
Take A Word

Thanks for coming by! 

Quotography - Blossom

See you over there!

Celebrating Women

That's this week's theme at
Elements used are by Amanda Sok, Gecko Galz, Angie Briggs, and Karla Dudley.

Check out all the other tributes to women this week at

And thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Weekend in Black and White

I stopped on the way home yesterday and shot the sky.
My lovely sky.
The Weekend in Black and White

Thanks for stopping by.
Check out this photography blog I found.
There is visual magic there.


is the theme for our new challenge at
Soartful Challenges for the month of August.
Our colours for the month are pastels, such as
light blue, yellow, ponk, orange, green...
There are some inspiration pieces over at our blog and
tons of maps on the Internet for you to find and use.
credits:  Cajoline, Amanda Sok, Lefkoi Lykoi,
Jen Yurko and Angie Briggs.

You have the whole month of August to join in our
challenge at
Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you there!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Photo Art Friday

Bonnie has given us a challenge to create a piece of 
Flower Art with one of her
Pixel Dust Textures.
Easy Peasy, the only hard part was picing which texture to use, 
they are all so awesome.
I actually used three of her textures,
Fanciful, Antique Me and Mirror, Mirror.
Then I finished it off with an overlay frame by Amanda Sok. 
You can find Bonnie's shop at her blog
AND you can play along with her challenge for
Thanks for stopping by, I love to see you!