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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Final Photo Art Friday of 2012

Yup, until January for when the wonderful
returns from a holiday break,
I will have no rerson to take any photos.
Just kidding.
But I'll miss the amazing art she inspires on her weekly challenges.

 Bonnie invited us to pick our best or our favorite piece of photo art for this week.
I've chosen not my best, but certainly my favorite.

I've used two of Bonnie's wonderful textures, 
and a frame by Rhonna Ferrer

Be sure to stop by
to see not only some awesome photo art, but Bonnie's incredible textures!

And be sure to have a funny day!

Giveaway Reminder!

You have about 48 hours to leave a comment on my 4-year Blogiversary post
and get your name into the draw to win.............
to find out what!
I'll draw a name randomly at midnight tomorrow, Friday, November 30th.
See you there!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

So Sad

It's the last card challenge for my favorite Belles at
sniff, sniff
until next year, of course

I'll miss them.
but I have addressed and mailed all my cards!!
  For my last card, for the "figgy pudding" theme,
I used some old images from years ago when I belonged to the Hug Club.  
That's when I was starting to learn scrapbooking.

I guess I should say thank you to them.
Thank you Hug Club.

And thank you Jingle Belles for all the fun prompts and for helping 
me get all my Christmas done on time this year!!

You ladies definitely rock!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Something fishy.


Credits: Lisas Altered Art, Rian Designs, Beth Rimmer,
Finecrafted DEsigns, Bonnie Zeiman, and titoff77.

Have a funny day!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rainy Days

well, one, actually.


Elements used are by Joanne Brisbois, Dezinawolrd, titoff77,
Shadowhouse Creations,
Bleuesse, Finecrafted Designs, and Fidlette.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Just Because

Credit goes to  Hidden Vintage Studios, Cajoline, and Syndee Nuckles.
Have a great weekend, if we don't talk before it arrives!

Photo Art Friday

My photo, altered with Bonnie Zeiman's.
"Signed and Sealed"texture, an overlay by Brandy Murray and my own word art.

Thanks for looking and have a supper weekend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Eyes Have It


Elements used are by Miocroferk, Eena's Creation, 
Bonnie Zeiman, Amanda Frijo-Tobin, and
Shadowhouse Creations.

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Take A Word-Angels

Elements used are by SimplyMurdersstock, Eena's Creations, Amanda Frijo-Tobin,
Angie Briggs, Bonnie Zeiman, Laurie Anderson, and Rucola Designs.

You might want to take a visit to
There will be lots of angelic art there!!


The theme of the week at
I chose to use some images from 
I love, love, love these Bollywood-style images!
You can expect to see lots more from me!

Thanks for stopping by!


I don't believe I've seen you over at
Have I?
Why is that?
You're busy, you say?
Humphf. (take THAT, spell-check)
You probably don't even know that there is a fantastic new challenge right now.
We are inviting you to create something 3-dee.
Three-Dimensional to you more cerebral folk.
(which I am not)
I made an album of some of my favorite tree photos.

Unfortunately, I didn't have enough hands to really photograph this well.  
But I did the best I could.
 It's a series of "library pockets"
which hold my photos.

The photos are just photos, nothing special.  Places I love to visit.
Have I given you an idea of the 3-2 edness of my album?
If not, you can come to visit.
Turn left at google.
I'll have the coffee on.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hi everyone, just a reminder that you have until 
Saturday, November 1st to join in on our
Monochromatic/Red challenge!

There has been some wonderful artwork so far for this fun challenge,
and there is more inspiration from the design team to spur you on!
We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks to Holliewood Studio, Lisa's Altered Art and Rian Design for there creations!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Four Year Blogiversary!!

Is that cool or what?
I am so proud of myself.
Consider this:
"Wishin I Knew How To Blog"
I've learned.
'nuff said.

No, wait! 
'nuff said.
I have a giveaway!

Yup, I said
   is the prize.
I kind of like it.
Who knows, maybe one day I'll be famous 
and it will be worth a million bucks.
Or not.
Either way, I think you'll get a smile from it.
It's glittery........................
How to win?
Please leave a comment here, telling me why in heaven's name you even even come over to my blog.
I love that you do.
But sometimes I wonder.
I'll write all the names on little pieces of paper.
Maybe different colours.
Maybe not.
And then I'll smoosh them up.
And put them in the basket I keep my
"I know I just bought this, but I'll use it one day"
stuff in,
and close my eyes, and draw a name.  
Hopefully YOUR name.

And if it IS your name,
I'll let you know you won, by the very first day of December.
Cus after that I'll be busy making Christmasy stuff.
Now remember, if I am going to let you know you've won, I will need a way to contact you.

And thank you, every single person who ever came by to say hullo.
You make my heart sing.
(slightly off-key, but sing, nonetheless)


Still LIfe

I have not had a chance to participate in Bonnie Zeiman's wonderful
Way Too Long.
So I went to visit and came back here and made this:
  Bonnie has invited us to create a
"digitally-edited still life"

This is a photo of gas for mopeds in Northern Thailand.
I couldn't figure out what it was, there were many of these displays along the roadway, 
and when I learned it was gasoline, I was surprised.
Still am.
The gas is red, BTW, that is not my editing.

I posterized it in Photoshop Elements and then applied an Ink outline filter,
then added one of my favorite textures of Bonnie's:
"Happy Days".

I encourage you to visit Bonnie's
You will find some amazing art there, as well as
her delightful textures!

Enjoy your evening, unless of course, you have other plans.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012



Thanks to Tumbfisher Studio, Jen Yurko, Berna Datema,
Shadowhouse Creations and Tia Bennett.

And thanks to you for stopping by.

Nightie night.

Animal Magic

for this week's challenge at
Elements used are by Beth Rimmer, Finecrafted Designs, Cajoline,
Microferk,  and Bonnie Zeiman.
I used a texture of my own.

Thanks for stopping by!

More Happy Diwali!

Our Diwali celebrations in my neck of the wods are this cmoing Thursday evening.
So if I'm not blogging that night, you'll know why. 

Here is another of my pieces using the gorgeous newest collage sheets in the

Have you visited the other members of Rian's international 
Design Team yet to see their magical creations?

Just click on their links.

I'll probably run into you there.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Rebel Challenge #17 - Uncard!

the current challenge is to make anything but a card.
I thought of making banana bread, but figured that likely wouldn't work.
(although I do love banana bread)
So I made this instead:
The lovely ladies are a stamp from
Rogue Redhead Designs,the butterfly is a Spellbinder die,
 the paper is by Glitz Designs,the cupcake is Websters Pages,
 and the frame is also by Spellbinders, covered with Distress Ink and Glossy Accents.
I coloured the hats with glitter pens from the Loonie Store.
(Dollar Store in America)
Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Still not done with Halloween...

I received my ATC's for the Eerie ATC swap
from my Unruly Paper Arts group.
And they are 
 Huge thanks to Cathy Calamas, Helene Huber, 
Michele Storms, and LaCretia Ogle.
I love snail mail, don't you?

And since we're on the subject of Halloween, 
I had to create a "Vintage Witch" ATC for my good friend Sonya.
She won the monthly WTA draw for the
Blissful ATC swap.
Here it is:

She'd better not be peeking.
I'm done with Halloween.
I promise.

Gesso Texture

This is for my
The challenge was to create some texture with Gesso.
I just received some amazing stencils from
that I have been chomping at the bit to use.
So that's what I did, gesso with the stencil.
Everything else is by Wendy Vecchi, of course,
except for the buttons which are by Momenta.

Thanks for coming by!


Saturday, November 10, 2012


I haven't been able to do any digital art 
(or post on my blog) for DAYS now.
Cus I've been getting ready for a launch of my new business.
Did that today, came home and made this for
And it just so happens that
the newest collage sheets from
are all based on East Indian Festivals and celebrations.
How cool is that?

You'll be wanting to check out the awesome art by the other members of 
Rian's Design Team

Good to see you again!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


 I am delighted to show you my first piece for the new collage sheets at
This month's theme is 
Happy Hindu - India!
Think of the colorful festivals, exotic gods, the Taj Mahal,
curries, henna tattoos, yoga, Bollywood!

(I took a Bollywood dance class a couple of years ago.
It was NOT pretty.  Trust me.  
I shall stick to art and forget dancing.)

Here is my first creation using these gorgeous images:
Aren't the colours amazing!?!

Please visit the rest of the Design Team to see what they got up to this month- just click on their links.

You will be delighted!

Thanks for stopping by, and let me know what you create with these sheets,
they're so pretty!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Gecko Galz Dancer

Over at the
we had been invited to create a project using one of the 
many, many
awesome images we recieved during their last fabulous blog hop!
Here is what I made:
 I used one of the lovely ladies from their "Dancers" sheet.

She is dancing in her bedroom and is seen in the window by a passer-by.
I wonder what he is thinking?

I hope you like it.

Not Very Steampunk

I actually made this for this week's Take A Word challenge, but it's not very steampunk.
So that's what I call it:  "Not Very Steampunk"
Ya win some, ya lose some.

It Figures

Over at the Wonderful
Grand Poobah Jana has invited us to create something noteworthy using either
(Is that spelled correctly?)
I made something to celebrate my 
grandson's first Six Months in this universe.
He's such a good little guy.  
Nothing like the concerned little monkey we got at first.
(tee hee)  
I sure hope you go over to
to see the wonderful creations made 
by the rest of the Design Team 
You will definitely want to join in the fun! 
You have until November 17th. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012


We have a new challenge at

Peggy has given us the theme of 
or the colour
Here is my contribution:
Pretty red, eh?
I know, it makes my eyes burn.

(credits: Crystal Rainz, Beth Rimmer, Amanda Frijot-Tobin)

I hope you'll go over to
and check out the contributions of the Design Team.
You have until Saturday, December 1st to create something red-hot
or monochromatic!!

I'll see you there!