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Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

May the coming year bless you with health, prosperity and happiness!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Not Blue

Not a stitch of blue in it.


or, in my case, doorways.

Hmm, I seem to be on a blue kick today......

Thanks to Holliewood Studios, Finecrafted Designs, 
Bonnie Zeiman, Cajoline, Shineangel, and 
Cemerony for the use of their delightful elements.

See more Door Art at
It's where all the cool kids hang out.

Take a Word - Purple & Turquoise

Elements used are by Cemerony, Berna Datema, 
Bonnie Zeiman, Dido Designs and Anna Aspnes Designs.
Now go on over to
and  check out the gorgeous art you will find there!

Sunday Postcard Art

This week, we have been invited to make anything we like as long as it is 4x6.
I'm so happy to be up and about again after a challenging December.
I used elements by Bethany Harty, Bonnie Zeiman, 
I hope you like it!
Shadowhouse Creations and Brandy Murry.
Thanks for coming by!


I discovered a wonderful new (to me) challenge site:
It's the brainchiold of my friend Kaylene in Australia and the guidelins are simple.
Use on of your owns photographs to go with the prompt offered.
I'm going to try to join in as often as I can.
For the first quote, Kaylene has asked us to
choose a quote to welcome in 2013.  Easy Peasy.
I chose one by Bryan Adams.
The photo of the fireworks is my own 
and I altered it with a photo mask by Amanda Frijo-Tobin.
I love, love, love her masks.
The border is by Carole Neale, and I've used one of Bonnie Zeiman's textures.
I'm sorry, but I don't know who gets the credit for the background, nor overlay.

I hope you will visit my friend at her site:
where you will find her Quotography Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Free For All at The Order!!

Our last challenge of 2012 is courtesy of Grand Poobah Jana, and it's
In other words, make whatever you like! 
Now if you can find a way to justify not playing along with us, my hat is off to you.

I decided to make tags.
Three of them.
No theme, just for my own enjoyment.

The ladies/girls are by Hidden Vintage Studios, Lisa's Altered Art 
and Studio Priss.
Words are a Dylusion stamp by Dyan Reavely.
Everything else is in my 
Use it up, you fool, and don't buy anymore!
C'mon, use your basket.  You know you have one.

Christmas leftovers

I haven't been around, but I did make some Christmassy things in November, 
to send for some swaps.
Wanna see?
Better late than never, right?
 Did Santa come to your house?
He came to mine.
He most certainly came to mine.
OK, I'm done now.
It's all out of my system.
Until next year.

Just because

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I heart my little family

The Three Muses

A couple of friends have commented that they see me in this LO.  Just so that you know, the folks in this are my darling daughter, my SIL and my grandson.  As much as I hate to admit it, I am (and always will be) 38, count 'em, 38 years older than said daughter.
I know this, cus I was there when she was born.  lol  

Sunday, December 23, 2012

2 more sleeps

I know I haven't been around.  Work is over for 10 days and my health seems to be improving.  I hope to be able to stop by and wish you all  a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Baby it's Cold Outside!

is the new challenge at 
Now I am the first to admit that Christmas is a busy time of year for all of us, but you need a break from all the holiday happiness, right?
And what's a better way to treat yourself than to make something for this challenge?
You have until December 29th to play along, so really, it would be silly not to!
(Besides, I haven't even been at the computer or
made anything for all of December,
 so if I can you can!
(I'm hoping my health has turned the corner and I can get something festive done)

Thanks to Holliewood Studios, Bonnie Zeiman and Finecrafted Designs for their cool elements.

I'll see you at
The Order of the Opus Gluei

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Soartful Mid-Month Reminder

You still have time to create something festive and tweetish over at
(and NO I don't "tweet" 
 I never will.  
I consider it belly-button gazing.  
OK, I'm a curmudgeon.
I will likely have to eat my words at some point.
Just like computers. 
And cell phones.
I said I would never get either of them.
Ate those words with a large dash of sheepishness.

But I digress
The theme at Soartful Challenges
currently is
Bird Life with a Winter Twist
You can get all the deets at 
I'll see you over there!

Thanks to Finecrafted Designs, Holliewood Studios,
 Laurie Anderson and and Bonnie Zeiman for their chilly but festive elements!

And thanks to you  for stopping by!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Just Because

Thanks to Laurie Anderson, Bonnie Zeiman and Lefkoi Lykoi.
Have a funny day, and when some jerk in a mall parking lot cuts you off, 
just smile and know that Karma's a bitch.  :-)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gothic Arch with a Touch of Red

Can you find my gothic arch?  :-)

Aww, c'mon, it's December!
I'm going to take a break from creating
and catch up on visiting other folks' wonderful blogs!
Thanks to Sherrie JD, Cajoline, Beth Rimmer,
and Bluesse for their holiday elements!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 2, 2012


although, she is so much more than that!

Thanks to everyone who helped me and thanks for all the kind comments.
It made me smile!!

Monkey See, Monkey Doo

Poobah Deena at
has put out a call for us to all make something 
with a MONKEY in it!
I panicked, no moneky anywhere, in my house, not paper, not digital not nouttin.
So I went to google and pinterest.
I used a combination of Crowabout Studio, Kathryn Estry, 
Studio Tangie and Shadowhouse Creations.

Thanks for looking, you have until December 15th to create something with a monkey in it. 
 The sky is the limit!

of the monkeys will get you...............

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winter Birdlife

We have a new challenge at 
for the month of December.
Sherry says:
"The theme for this month is Bird Life, with a Holiday/Winter twist.  Please use a winter holiday or winter season color scheme for your art piece featuring our feathered friends.  You could use a traditional color scheme (such as red and green for Christmas, or blue and white for Hanukkah) or come up with your own original idea for a holiday/winter color scheme. (Who says a winter color scheme can't be purple and silver?)"
With that in mind, I created this:
Elements used are by Syndee Nuckles, Emeto Designs,
Holliewood Studios, Kim Klassen, Studio Tangie, and Thao Cosgrove.
You have the entire month to create something for this fun theme.
I hope to see you there!