Wednesday, February 27, 2008

and the award goes to...

Well, I was just tickled to get the You make my day award from Dale...what a talented and gifted artist she is! You really should visit her blog:
and her cute little shop: CUTE CUTE CUTE!
Now I get to pass the award on to 10 more people who make my day.

"The rules for the “You Make My Day” award are to re-present it to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved. So to pass it on and keep the love going." So, as tough as it is to pick... here's my 10:

Mary Ellen ~ artkissed-
Karen ~ chaoticartworks-
Susan Branch ~ The Heart of the Home-
Angelique ~ Angelique Photography-
Angelina ~
Karen ~
Laurie ~
Cindy ~
Laurie ~
Laura ~

All of these ladies inspire me each and every time I "visit" them.
You should take a look!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

inspiring notions - Art & Inspiration...

another inspiring notion:

Art & Inspiration

(obviously a)


I've been busy with pictures lately ...I can never just take them...I have to 'play' with them too.
But I am starting some new projects....the cards * tags * and these little collages* are something I will always favor because they can usually be done in a day or 2 of starting. Last Saturday when I was out (photo shoot) we found some old shops...some with junk and others with some pretty cool stuff. Unfortunatley, I didn't realize that 'junking' would be part of the trip and I didn't have much $$ on hand.... But even with a little I was able to find some goodies. It was a beautiful day so the photography went well and the shopping (or looking) was loads of fun!!!

this little notion is available on my etsy site:

Friday, February 22, 2008

Love me...


always and forever


available in my etsy shop:

Birthday Wishes to Chuck

Well, today is Chuck's birthday and Wendy and I well Wendy took him to lunch and I was invited too! She called me early in the week and said she was going to decorate his office after he left work on Thursday! She had that yellow construction tape all over his doorway ... balloons comming up from the chairs and a big banner strung across: Happy 50 Birthday!!! It looked great! He was sooo careful to not say anything about it but everyone in the whole building wished him a happy bday all day long! It was great! She asked me where should WE take him.
He likes Brios and we don't go there very often. I figured I would be paying but then she wanted to pay for all three of us! So sweet! This picture that she sent me was when she had to re-decorate...He always gets there real early and at first thought their area was really under some sort of construction! Then he saw the balloons and took it all down. And when she got there the first thing she did ~ was put it all right back up. lol Happy Birthday Chuckie!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Key to Art

Here is another inspiring notion:

Just listed this on my etsy shop today!

You really can get there from here...

I made these little things a while back but was not sure how to trim them out...well today in michaels....I figured it out!! so I played with them the rest of the afternoon. It was fun but hot glue from the glue gun is REALLY HOT!

This is one of them finished front and back! WOOHOO! Post more tomorrow...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

playing tag...

Today was sssoooooo beautiful here in So Texas....coolish in the shade but not too cool to throw those windows open!!! The kitties all gathered in the windowsills to study the birds and the deer and then settled down for an afternoon of snoozing. I stayed busy inside but just kept thinking "I'll do this ONE MORE thing and THEN get out for a walk with my camera"...

but that never did happen. You know sometimes if you're on a roll you just hate to stop!
OH well, tomorrow is another day! and surely another one this glorious can't be far. That is one thing I like about Texas. Winter is never long... if at all. So can you guess what kept my attention all day??

you guessed it! TAGS!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

embellishments and inspiration...

As much as I enjoy creating...

I also take great satisfaction in "cleaning up"

I know ....I'm just weird like that.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

seeking inspiration...

Doing a bit of spring cleaning so I thought I would share while it's in some kind of order...

I also had a little visitor:

Spring MUST be right around the corner!?! least here in South Texas.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Photo art

Finally got this photograph just the way I want I thought I would share. I know it's dark but that's the way I see it~at least for today! Now ~~tomorrow could be a different story!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Victorian Treasure Mirro Collage

Well, I did something a little different these past few days. I started 2 projects and went back and forth...did a little bit on one and then switched to the other one at key when you need to let something ie. paint or glue dry. It was actually a lot of fun...after I was passed the idea part it went very smooth. I have this one posted on my etsy

I'm almost done with the other one and will be posting it soon...

The first part of the day was just beautiful and I thought I would get out and enjoy it taking a few pictures etc... Well, we went to eat - Mexican food>of course...and by the time we left the whole beautiful weather day had vanished!!! Overcast and very dreary ~ but we found a new park and lots of people out! So I took pictures anyway! I haven't looked at all of them yet but I think I got a few fun shots to 'play with'!