Friday, July 3, 2009

My new favorite stamps "House Mouse"

I have fallen in love with these adorable stamps. I colored these with prismacolor pencils. My first attempt, but I like coloring with these pencils, so I will be doing more cards with them. And of course the "House Mouse" stamps. Have you seen the awesome Magnolia stamps? I sure want some of those too. It never ends! LOL

Sunday, June 14, 2009

May, what May?

I have just experienced the worst May of my entire life! But guess what? It's now June, and I made it through May. (Dear God)...Thank you!

I have been wanting to share this tag album cover for quite awhile. (remember computer problems?) I got quite familiar with Photoshop, but my computer won't let me use it anymore lol. I read about a site called Aviary Photo Editor Suite, and I can use it online (a webpage no less) and my computer doesn't give me fits. Here is a url if you want to check it out.

I made this tag album cover when Tim Holtz went to Paris. It's a little tribute to his trip. I was influenced by the video he published on his web page.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Tribute to Tim's Trip to Paris

I was so thrilled to see Tim Holtz in Paris. Even if it was only on his blog, lol. I had to make this tag book to remember his trip. I was in a tag swap on the yahoo group "All Things Tim" and my tag book is filled with those swaps. I can't get enough of Tim!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

As promised I am adding new images for you to use

I have not used my blog for personal issues about my life. I want this blog to be about art.
I am going to make a small exception. I haven't blogged for 6 weeks. I had a couple things happen which put me in a set back for awhile.
I went to my doctor for some test results which were fine. I started a coughing fit while he was in the room and he got real upset. (not his norm) He examined me and gave me an electrocardiogram. He said he was putting me in the hospital. He attached me with a heart monitor. He said in a whisper to me that he thought I had congestive heart failure. I said I am not going in the hospital. I then told him that I have been suffering with this condition for 3 years or more and have tried to get him to realize that my coughing fits needed his attention. However he apparently didn't realize how I was suffering. In the past he gave me nazonex and salt water. I went to a heart specialist and went through a huge amount of tests and when the results came back I had a healthy heart! My troubles were all related to allergies.

The second thing that set me back was my computer. It is over 6 years old so I decided to shop for a new one. I went to Best Buy because they were having a good sale. I picked out a nice desktop HP and took it home. After two days it crashed. I went back for a replacement and they nor any other Best Buy had the model I purchased. I upgraded and took the replacement home. After a week it locked up and would not work. I went back again and guess what, they did not have another model like this one. They suggested I try a Dell. I went home with a Dell (which I did not want) and started my third procedure to add all my data to it. It would not perform like I thought it should. I took it back and decided to take my old Sony Viao in for a makeover. That is what I am using. I still want another computer but now I am gun shy. Any suggestions?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

In her Easter bonnet

Here I go again, giving away images. I started late on the blogging thing, but I got the hang of it. Now what I don't get is facebook. Anyone want to tell me what's so great about it? : )

Friday, February 27, 2009

Shhhhh, it's a secret

I just couldn't wait. These two cards were designed by me for the last issue of SSReflections online magazine. Since it's the last issue, I won't be held accountable for going against the rules, by showing these before March 1, or will I? I am a rule breaker...haha...but only if I know I won't get in trouble. I bet that doesn't count then. A rebel in my own mind. LOL If you like one of these cards please let me know. If you have any questions let me know. I hope you enjoy these.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hat Ladies

Here are some new images for you to use in your art. I love these crazy hat ladies!
Let me know which one you like best.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Give away day

I have drawn the winner for the year of the ox stamp.
One out of nine, not bad odds at all. I upped the ante
and decided to give away a small stamp as a runner-up prize.

Drum roll .........................................

Winner of the year of the ox stamp is CindyB the third comment.

Winner of the runner-up prize is Martha Brown the ninth comment.

Thanks to all who participated. Winners, email me your addresses. You would think a giveaway would be easy, but I have stumbled across a few road blocks. I will do more giveaways, because I like giving and I think it is fun!
But dang it, some yahoo groups frown on it.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Year of the OX

Here is the new stamp giveaway. A stamp from Kodomo which measures 3x2. I stamped this image on shrinky dink paper and used it as a charm on an asian design card on my December blog post.

Kristen (krsandahl) is the winner of the second giveaway stamp!

I hope you enjoy your new stamp!

The company that makes the stamp

Here is a link to the company Rubber Stamp Plantation who makes the great stamp in my second giveaway. This is a fabulous lady who owns this company, and her shipping is very fast! There is no name on the stamp of the design image. Thanks to all those who asked about this stamp.

Next giveaway coming today,

Friday, February 6, 2009

A new giveaway and a winner to last week's stamp

Here is the second rubber stamp giveaway. Another asian image and fairly large too. The wood measures 5x2 and the image itself is a little smaller than the wood. A wonderful stamp for some lucky winner. The winner of last week's giveaway is Adair. She has been contacted by email. If I don't hear from her in a week, I will draw another name.

Love Banner

A love banner, need I say more? lol

Tweet Tweet so Sweet

A valentine birdhouse for your pleasure to decorate a desktop or anywhere you need a little sweetness. I drew a pattern and went to town on this project. The directions are at or at my flicker account
Let me know which decoration you like most, I love your comments.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Rubber Stamp Giveaway

It's time to give away a rubber stamp to one special visitor (all of you are special). Leave a comment and your email address, and I will contact you next Friday or Saturday when the lucky name will be drawn. This stamp (by Kodomo)is shown on a card I made in a previous entry. Good luck to all. I wish I had enough to give away one to everyone. I will be giving away two more stamps, so check back.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I haven't blogged in awhile and as promised, here are a few images for you to use. Please leave me a comment about which one is your favorite. In a few days I am going to do a blog giveaway.
I have three rubber stamps and I am going to give one away each week to a lucky winner. Check back because I have used one of these on a cool card below. : )
Happy creating,

Monday, January 5, 2009

I am not Blog Worthy!

Each time I haven't blogged in a week, I will be giving you images to use in your art.

Huge Tim Holtz fan (fanatic)

I am a huge Tim Holtz fan. I love his designs, his products, and one day hope to have my picture taken with him. Below is a tag I made for a swap on All Things Tim, yahoo group. Along with this swap, we could make a tag for the hostess to send to Tim. This was so much fun! Thanks Gloria (our hostess with the mostess)
The first tag is the one sent to Tim. The next tag is the swap tag.

Next is a tag I made for Tim's birthday. Each year without fail, Tim goes to Disneyland on his birthday. I sure hope he likes it.

Here are two other Tim inspired tags I made. I am working on more from Christmas 2008.