Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Countdown courtesy of Lisa Vollrath

Lisa Vollrath's Go Make Something and Ten Two Studios sites, has another countdown where you can download FREE images! Just follow the guidelines given! and you can have wonderful images to use in your art.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

On the 9th Day of Christmas

On the 9th Day of Christmas our true friend Marie made for us beautiful handmade earrings that my daughter has already told me she is stealing I had to hide them :-) lol Marie they are beautiful you must have spent a lot of time creating these they are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Over at Puzzle Art Plus our friend Lori gave to COOKIES, COOKIES, COOKIES ok ok well maybe we didn't get cookies but we got 10 great new recipes to try out and make our own COOKIES, COOKIES, COOKIES inside this little pretty little book you will find recipes for...

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies

Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chocolate Crinkles

Andes Mint Chip Pudding Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies

Cherry Date Skillet Cookies

Sunburst Lemon Bars

Java Crunch Cookies

Caramel Rocky Road Bars

Glazed Rum Raisin Bars

Saturday, December 20, 2008

On the 8th Day of Christmas

On the 8th Day of Christmas our friend Cathy H. gave to us a very pretty and personalized blank book that can be used for a photo album or whatever your creative mind comes up with. Thank you Cathy I love mine very much!!!

(Inside front cover)

(Back inside cover)

Over at ABC - Altered Book Club our friend (update later -- no name) a very beautiful beaded Christmas Tree Angel Thank you it is lovely and mine is going on my tree right now!!!

On the 7th Day of Christmas

ABC Altered Book Club On the 7th Day of Christmas our true friend Jeanene made for us a very unique recycled necklace - Jeanene I love the necklace it was extremely creative thank you very much!!!! I am think my daughter is going to steal the from me when she spies it- it is just up her alley and will get lots more mileage around her neck:-) lol

Over at Puzzle Art Plus our Friend Suzi made for us an AWESOME Winter Tea Party recipe book. Thank you Suzi this is a beautiful gift and will be used I know my daughter who is the cook in the family is going to love trying out the new recipes and will for sure love making the desert recipes!!

inside this beautiful book is recipes for...
Tomato Bouillon
Bacon Tomato Puff
Carrot-Ginger Tea Sandwiches
Curry Cashew Sandwich Spread
Cranberry Chicken Tea Sandwiches
Apricot White Chocolate Scones
Cranberry Scones
Easy Devonshire Cream
Snowy Glazed Apple Squares
Pumpkin Pie Cake
Swedish Tea Cookes

On the 6th Day of Christmas ABC - Altered Book Club

On the 6th Day of Christmas our true friend Judy gave to us a Christmas tag and book thong - and for those of you that don't read Judy suggested that you tie yours around you rearview mirror in your cards or another option is also a christmas ornament... Me I read so I'll be using mine for the intended purpose:-) lol -- I love mine Judy thank you!!!

My 12xdays gift is a book thong or bookmark. Some were made to fit a book, some a magazine, I used recycled things on them also. If you don't read tie a loop in it and use as a rearview mirror ornament. or as embellishments on something you make. judy m

To see 2 other recycled book thongs check out Halle and Elizabeth's blogs.

On the 6th Day of Christmas Puzzle Art Plus

On the 6th Day of Christmas our true frind Kathy L. gave to us a very pretty matchbook with friend quotes thank you Kathy I love it!!!! And my apologizes becasue my pictures didn't do your matchbook justice.

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty

~Sicilian Proverb

Laugh and the world laughs with you

Cry and you cry with your girl friends

~Laurie Kuslansky

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable

~Dave Tyson Gentry

A good friend is cheaper than therapy.

~Author Unknown

The friend is the man who knows all about you.

and still likes you.

~Elbert Hubbard

Friendship isn't a big thing - It's a million little things

~Author Unknown

On the 5th Day of Christmas

ABC - Altered Book Club On the 5th Day of Christmas our friend Patt gave to us a beautiful matchbox scahet - Thank You Patt!!

At Puzzle Art Plus our Friend Marci gave to us a beautiful ATC (Altered Trading Card) Thank you Marci for the beautiful ATC and a double thank you for filling in on my Puzzle Art Plus group to give us a full 12 players!! I hope very much that you are enjoying your gifts as much as we enjoyed yours!!

On The 4th Day of Christmas

Puzzle Art Plus - On the 4th Day of Christmas Our True Friend Angie gave to us a beautiful CD Ornament - Thank you Angie you did an awesom job on these and mine is already on my Christmas Tree!!!

ABC - Altered Book Club Our Friend JoAnn gave to us a micoscope slide necklace and pin - Thank JoAnn I already have my pin on my sweater I wear all the time they are both beautiful pieces of art:-)

Check out different images of JoAnn's gifts and Halle and Elizabeth's Blog's

On the 3rd Day of Christmas

ABC - Altered Book Club On the 3rd Day of Christmas our True Friend Halle Gave to us... One very cool altered book - the pages are blank so we can put in this book what we like - I'm thinking I may use mine for a Round Robin theme to be decided later:-) Thank You Halle I love it and Halle was telling me she meant to set a certain one aside for me, but forgot and somehow I managed to get the one she chose for me:-) lol

To see two different images of Halles' gift check out Halle's and Elilzabeth's Blogs

Puzzle Art Plus - Kathy Burns made for us a very pretty Christmas Sachett Ornament that smells like cinnamon Thank you Kathy mine is already on my Christmas Tree!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

On The 2nd Day of Christmas

Puzzle Art Plus - On the Second Day of Christmas Our True Friend Stephanie gave to us...

Snowman in a bottle -- I suppose the choice is up to us as to if we want to use it as a Christmas ornamnet or jewelery -- I am putting mine on a chain and wearing mine for the remainder of the season:-) Stephanie it is truely ingenious gift and I love it!!!!
ABC Altered Book Club... Leigh made for us a beautiful wall canvas -- Here is mine ladies I hope everyone will share theirs with us - Leigh I love mine I couldn't have picked a better one for me time is one of my favoirte themes!! I hope everyone else loves theirs as much as I do mine!!!

To see other versions of Leigh's gifts check out Halle's and Elizabeth's Blogs

1st Day of Christmas

ABC Altere Book Club On the 1st Day of Christmas Our True Friend Kathy Gave Us... A beautiful Christmas Ornament for Christmas Tree. Kathy they are beautiful ornaments and I am headed to put them on my Christmas Tree

Check out Halle and Elizabeth's blogs for different images of Kathy's ornaments
Puzzle Art Plus On the 1st Day of Christmas Our True Friend Pat Gave To Us... A beautiful Snowflake Christmas Ornament -- Patt I love your ornament it is truely beautiful


Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I've been busy the past week making quiltlets - I think tha my quiltlest are probably a bit different as I haven't actually sewn mulitple pieces on like most of the ones I have seen - I guess I must always be different:-) lol

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Art Now for Autism

My very good friend has a son with Autism, so when she told me about Art Now for Autism I wanted contribute something, I asked my friends from Puzzle Art Plus if they would like to help me create a puzzle for the art auction. The puzzle is a collabrative effort from fellow artist (left to right) Angie Boesch, Cathy Hudson, Theresa Pillow, Halle Gustafson, Gay Ens, Heather Raycraft Linda French and Jam Ito.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Acheron Quotes

Just some fun stuff Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter Series is among my top 3 list of favoirte book series to read and my favorite character is Acheron he has wit and wisdom, but then when 11,000 years old you be....... (yeah, yeah Yoda another favorite of mine:-) lol)

Monday, July 28, 2008

My final gift from my husband

At first I wanted him to buy me a new label maker that used cheaper cartridges, but I soon found out that wasn't going to work because they didn't have all the symbols that my label maker has just decided to stick with the one I have for now:-)

Since Paper Imagery Designs was having a birthday sale to celebrate Lori Roberts Birthday - I decided what better way to spend my money then at a birthday sale:-) lol I bought two sheets of stamps and two collage sheets if you really want to see what they are you can click on the links to see them.

Artistic Collages

Paris 1900

Digi Fashion Women 196

Fashion Women

The Sale is going on until the July 31st if you want to take advantage of the 15% off sale -

Tim Holtz NEW Stamps $16.96 after discount

Stampington Stamps from $12.00 to $15.00 after discount

Maya Road Products from $1.70 to $6.00 after discount

and most of their VERY Popular Collage Sheets as low as $1.70 each WOW!!!!

I will be enjoying my new stamps by the end of the week I can't wait:-)


My friend Dot found this and thought it best described our lives -- Sad but true:-) lol

More on my birthday

Today I am officially 39:-) thought I'd share more of my goodies from friends and family.

My local Scrapbook Store 'Memories in Bloom' celebrates their anniversary at the same time as my birthday so I decided to take one of my birthday gifts, yep thats right it was a check - this from my dad and I thought I'd spread the wealth with MIB:-) lol below is the pictures of all my goodies -- HUGE SALE LOTS OF GOODIES

Memories in Bloom was having door prizes and thank you gifts in the bag so some of this I didn't know I had until I got home which made it an even more of a fun surprise - my daughter went with me so I ended up with two door prizes -- the purple monochromatic was my door prize which tickled me because as most of you know purple is my favorite color:-)
My girlfriends Boo and Dot took me out to dinner at O'Charley's for dinner and then we came back to the house and had a play date:-) we are always buying things for each other through the year so our birthdays we have a tendency to buy or give foolish things to each other -- the rubiks cube was from my friend Dot's workplace (she works at an insurance office) She seen it and thought of us and knew we would want to alter it -- The coffee was something I had been after my friend Boo to let me have for about a year and while packing up her shop she found it again, so it was a birhtday gift along with the Readers Digests and heart shaped book.
This is a gift from my son Joey - he bought this with his own money - he knew I wanted a Japanese Screw Punch -- well I would not spend $40 or $50 on one since I won't use it a lot so when I seen this at Wal-Mart I thought it would be great for my needs - Joey was with me when I found it - so he decided that was he would his gift to me:-)
I wanted an MP3 player so that I could listen to my audio book in the car so this was my gift from my mom -- Yep I made out like bandit:-) lol

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Birthday

Well on Monday Juley 28 I turn 39 - WOW I feel so old:-) lol

I wanted to share with you 2 gifts I got from a friend she made me a beautiful handmade rope bracelet of blue and green beads and a 4x4 canvas with a handmade beaded butterfly - I feel so special to have recevied such a beautiful gift - yes I know I keep saying gift I know I received 2 but I'm biased I LOVE MY BRACELET THE BEST:-) I will wear it as often as I can.

These are my two gifts from Halle.

My canvas will hang on the wall in my art room so that I can see it everday - in hopes that on those days that my muse is missing it will inspire me:-) lol

A while back my dad came to visit me he lives in Wichita which is where my friend Elizabeth lives and she had some things she wanted to send to me so my dad being the most wonderful dad (yes I know I am biased there to but it is true no one could have asked for a better one) he stopped by E's house on the way here to pick up the things she wanted to send my way along with everything she sent me an early birthday gift gotta take advantage of free shipping no matter in what guise:-) lol She made me a collage canvas of blue's it is the color of my living room I showed it off before but I didn't want her to feel slighted when I started sharing my gifts so please click here to go see my birthday gift from E and how I displayed it -- I had it on my wall in my living room before my dad even had his truck unloaded that evening:-)

Stay tuned for more of my birthday saga to unfold:-) lol

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hugs and Kisses 4x4

A one on one swap with another friend the theme is hugs and kisses