Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

In honor of our beautiful planet, please watch this and pass it on..

Monday, April 19, 2010

See Something You Like?

Check it out, one of my pages made Gallery Standouts!! WoooooooHoooo!! Pretty cool. I don't know what it is about having someone compliment my work that makes me feel all giddy inside but it does. So, thanks Kate for the nod. I appreciate it. If you don't check out this site Gallery Standouts you definitely should. You never know what you'll find there.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Something's New in the Hood

Just wanted to stop by to about some new and super cool releases from Studio Gypsy, which are so amazing you won't be able to choose what to use first so do what I did and use them all. Woo Hoo! Moms Know Word Art, Nurture Paper Pack, Washed Canvas and Sketchy Alpha 1. You'll love them. Go grab them at Lisa's store over at SBG

This layout I did for SBG's Altered Artspiration. I love this challenge.

Catch ya'll a bit later.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Creative Fusion

I Can Name That Tune In...

Once upon a time I would wake up every morning with a song playing in my head, usually a different song each time but a song. As of late, there hasn’t been much music going on up there. I can’t explain my loss of music, my guess it has much to do with this bout of depression I’ve been wading through but it could also be caused the lack of music flowing into my brain. Music has always been a huge part of my life but, for some reason, it’s been adding to my sorrow. This morning, or middle of the night to be precise, Jason Mraz was crooning ‘I’m Yours’ to me as I awoke. Nice to have the music back, like welcoming an old friend back home.

Speaking of old friends..
I had connect with an old friend I’d lost touch with on my New Year’s Resolutions’ list and not only have I been in touch for one but I’ve been corresponding with a few people I was once very close with. Catching up has been fun, I never realized how much I missed talking to them, how much I missed the person I was when I’m with them. But, along with happy news there’s also been some sad, the boy I was serious with before I started dating my husband was killed in a boating accident a couple years back. Weird thing was, I had a feeling something had happened to him. Honestly, I’m not too sure how I feel about his passing, I hadn’t seen him in nearly thirty years but, somewhere inside there’s another empty place.

One more note of sorrow then I promise to move on. Tigger, my beloved cat of seventeen years passed on last week after being ill for a few months. I am heart-broken and I truly miss him daily. This one was the topper, the one to push me over the edge. I know he was a cat but, no matter what anyone else claims, he was MY cat.

Now that you have some idea as to where I’m at, I still have been clicking away and even putting a few pages together. Since Pixel Canvas closed and Digital Freebies gave many of us the boot (why, I do not know) it took me a bit to find a new place to post. I’ve finally landed over at SBG and at The DigiChick. The people are friendly as well as both helpful and complimentary, the challenges are fun and the designers are amazing. Lately, I’ve been digging the ‘Altered Art’ style and SBG has a weekly AA challenge I enjoy quite a bit. Here are a few pages I’ve done..

This page was inspired by the artwork of Goro Fujita

This is done with the fabulous kit by Studio Gypsy (available at SBG)

This with a kit by the fabulous Natali Designs (also available at SBG)

How about a few photos?

And, I'll leave you with a link to a wonderful website that I have fallen in love with. The site is so aesthetically pleasing I find myself feeling calm and serene just by looking at all the wonderful photos and posts. It's called Such Pretty Things. Check it out.

I'll catch ya'll a bit later.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Kelly Rae Rules!!

I just saw that I won a 6 by 6 canvas painting from Kelly Rae Roberts!!! I adore her paintings, her book was the first art book I ever purchased and I was just showing my daughter what she could get me for Mother's Day when, there I was, a winner!! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!! Check out her site, Kelly Rae and see how cool she is.

YaY me!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

If I were..

I apologize for once again being a horrible blogger but, lately, I seriously feel like lukewarm gopher poo. My tummy aches almost constantly (it's from the new meds)and I have little energy for much of anything. Add to the load that we're moving (more about that later)from the place we've lived in for more than 30 years (tons and tons and tons of crap to toss) and I'm a wee bit overwhelmed. I promise to upload a freebie before Wednesday (I have a couple ready to go but the thought of uploading is just too much at the moment). I have been doing a bit of scrapping (as well as packing boxes), the scrapping is relaxing and somewhat comforting. So, just know I haven't forgotten you, and I'll be back soon with bunches of goodies.

I found this over at Gerushia's New World and thought it was the cutest little survey..

What Would You Be?

If I were a month I’d be May
If I were a day I’d be Sunday
If I were a time of day I’d be sunrise
If I were a planet I’d be Venus

If I were a sea animal I’d be a dolphin
If I were a direction I’d be west
If I were a piece of furniture I’d be a rocking chair
If I were a liquid I’d be wine

If I were a gem stone I’d be diamond
If I were a tree I’d be a magnolia

If I were a tool I’d be a drill
If I were a flower I’d be a dandelion

If I were an element of weather I’d be the rain
If I were a musical instrument I’d be a flute
If I were a color I'd be blue

If I were an emotion I’d be love

If I were a fruit I’d be a mango
If I were a sound I’d be laughter
If I were an element I'd be water

If I were a car I’d be a mustang

If I were a food I’d be pasta
If I were a place I’d be a jungle
If I were a material I'd be silk

If I were a taste I’d be bittersweet

If I were a scent I’d be jasmine

If I were a body part I’d be a mouth
If I were a facial expression I'd be a smile
If I were a song I’d be sung by adam levine

If I were a bird I'd be a dove

If I were a gift I'd be a book
If I were a street I'd be unpaved

If I were a city I'd be Paris
If I were a door I'd be open

If I were a pair of shoes I’d be slippers

And what would you be?