Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Feeling lazy

I broke all records and napped almost every afternoon this holiday season... did not realize I could sleep that much!!! Hope you too had a few rest breaks here and there!
Recently, I stopped by a Goodwill store... my first time. I had a great time finding old glass jars, baskets, books, etc. My most favorite find of the day was this...

I loved the cheerful color and the message... I knew it belonged to my studio, a new home for some of my paint brushes.
Today's going to be a busy day for me... a library stop, Michaels, dentist, photo kiosk for now.
Have more photos to take for a new Etsy kit I put together in between naps :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Another simple banner

and the instructions are here.
Also wanted to share that I'm very excited that my Christmas Advent Mixed Media Art Journal Kit was featured on Etsy :)
I've brand new goodies I've been busy making and hopefully will have uploaded here by today.

Yesterday we went to visit the Tampa Museum of Art. There was one sculpture piece we loved in particular... a little boy all so happy holding two turtles in his hands...

A few days back, I spotted a Goodwill store in our area and bagged quite a few FUN finds which I hope to share with you soon.

Depending on how cold it gets this evening, we'll walk around the neighborhood to see lights.

Hope you are enjoying your holidays :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

One more...

Copyright: Scotch Brand, 3M, 2010

Used mostly scraps, left-over or long-unused embellishments and the little box in which Nini's little MP3/DVD player thing came. You can find the step-outs at the Scotch 3M website.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Another Christmas project

Okay, so I strayed from the regular red, green and white of Christmas or even the silvers and blues... but with Crate Paper's Snow Day Collection, it was way too much fun to play with non-traditional colors. Here's what I made:

It was very quick and easy and if you want the step-by-steps, check out the Crate Paper blog.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A new adventure

with Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts...

a journal entry made with Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle watercolor pencils, PITT Pastel pencils and PITT Artist pens... there's more in store :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas projects

that I've been working on...

As seen on the Creating Keepsakes blog on 12/16/2010. Copyright: Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher."

This banner is made out of ATCs by 7 Gypsies and you can find the tutorial over at the Creating Keepsakes blog.

Stay tuned...will be posting more soon!

Monday, December 13, 2010

And the winners are...

Hi and a good Monday morning to my bloggies!
It's time to pick the winners for the SIP giveaways and Random Number Generator picked these two lucky ladies...

For Scrapbooking Everyday Memories

Linda64 said...

O yes , I would love a magazine.. I'm creating lots of x-mas cards, tags to send and a few pages and minialbums to give for presents. Thank you for the chance to win.. :-)

8:44 AM

and for STT Stamps & Ink

Cindy d said...

Thanks for the chance to win- both look really useful and fun!
I hope things have improved for you. Glad to see you back and blogging.

9:11 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Ladies. Please email me at with "Blog Winner" on the subject line and don't forget to include your mailing addy.

Giveaways to me are rather bitter sweet. Love that I can touch someone through the little gift and yet sad that there are so many others that I can't. But then that's the nature of such things.
Thanks for playing along, for your interest in what we make and your kind prayers for my family (we really need them!).
Keep checking the CK Blog for giveaways every day. Also, you can still get these issues for less at the Scrap & Paper Shop if you can use this Coupon code: CKDT15 (this is good for 15% off all items in the store, and it expires 12/20/2010)

Monday, December 06, 2010

Get in the spirit GIVEAWAY

of the season with CK...
Yes, I'm talking about the two brand new special issues from Creating Keepsakes: Scrapbooking Everyday Memories and Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink.

and one of my layouts from this issue 

Want some more sneak peeks?


And now the best part: Thanks to CK, I can give away ONE COPY OF EACH ISSUE!
You have to leave a comment to this post saying what your holiday crafting plans are and your email addy by the 12/12 and I'll pick two winners at random and post the names here on Monday 12/13. Then the winners will email me their home addresses and CK will mail your prize to you. Sounds good?

If you have more shopping planned, you can use this Coupon code: CKDT15 (this is good for 15% off all items in the store, and it expires 12/20/2010) at Scrap & Paper Shop.

On a more personal note, THANKS everyone for the support and prayers. We really need it.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Back in town

and staying put! Paris and PACS was wonderful. I was lucky to have met Helene and her family at Issy. Sometimes it's the kindness of strangers that helps you keep going! It was so nice to meet creative and talented friends like Nathalie Kalbach, Vicki Boutin, Julie Balzer, Caroline, Linda, Safo, Isabelle and Ania.
I saw snow fall... for the first time! I've seen it before on the ground, but to see it like this was so soft, pure and gentle.
I saw the Louvre...
But did not come home to a happy situation... right now, I'm dealing with a lot of stuff that I don't deserve. Trying to preserve and protect what's most precious to me-my family! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
I'll share some artwork and photos as soon as I can.
Happy Friday!