Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year! Hoping 2011 will be the best year ever.

 My granddaughter came over and spent the day with me yesterday. We had so much fun playing with photoshop, eating all the stuff we shouldn't be eating and playing with my ipad. Fun!!!! Here is what Alexandra created while playing in photoshop. I just now noticed that she didn't sign it so we will have to fix that when she comes back.  I am wondering if the sweet child doesn't think I am a little wacky. I love, love my ipad so much that I have been getting kids books to read and watch on are just so awesome. Anyways I had to give up my ipad while she was here so I grabbed the iphone and played with it. I noticed that I had Twas the night before Christmas book on it so I clicked it and told it to play and read to me. She just sat there looking at me like I had gone over the edge or

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas to ALL...

Sending you all warm holiday greetings for a bright and beautiful season. I am starting to get excited now that it is getting closer. Such a busy time of year with all the hustle and bustle of running here and there, friends gathering and getting ready for Santa's visit. I am actually exhausted today but think I have everything pretty much ready to go. It will be fun having family and friend get together's tomorrow and tomorrow night and then I always look forward to Christmas Day and celebrating with our children and grandchildren. I tried not to go overboard this year on the gift giving and remembering why we are really celebrating this day! I have to apoligize for not visiting my bloggie friends, everyday I think I am going to get there and I just never make it. I will be finding more time once we get the holidays over and hope you will forgive me for not visiting. I value the special friendships and bonds I have made here in blogland and I am looking forward to many visits in 2011.

Merry Christmas!!!

10 Lords Leaping
we had to make an overlay for today, mine turned out pretty much plain but I am a plain kinda girl so that is good with me...Most elements by Lorrie Davison-The Grey House Manor and some by Studio Manu -Vintage Christmas.

Day 9 was the day we had to blend two photos together that Digital Whisper team supplies and play with filters.

Day 8 we had to make our own snowflakes. I wasn't happy with mine so you won't find many of
All elements by E-lena- One Little Sweet Minute

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 6 & 7

For the 6th day we had to feather our own background and have a feather in it or all over it or whatever one decided on. I was not crazy about this challenge and really not up for putting a feather in at that is what I feather, collage for day six. On day 7 we had to use the princess and swan that they gave us and our background. Hmmmm....I wasn't all that impressed with my background as I hadn't made my very own before but away I went. Here is the end result.

Day 7

Background for Day 6

Hope everyone is getting ready for Santa! He is getting closer and closer.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

5 golden rings

Day 5 and we are off and running with the golden rings..hehehe... I had so much fun making this shadow box for this challenge. I cheated though!!!! We were suppose to make the rings and I didn't have much luck with that so gave up after an hour of getting nothing created and just plain

All elements by Bisontine from Esprit de noel today!!!

I have been busy the last couple of days with holiday STUFF!!! My hubby has to go away today so I am looking forward to doing nothing but wrapping the last few gifts, staying in my jammies and creating Day 6. Oh happy day!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

4 Calling Birds

The task at hand today was using the sweet little birdie photo and applying filters! Fun!!!
Once I got my bird out I applied the photo filter and then used the brush stroke filter accented edges on them. All elements used today are from Rebecca McQueen at ScrapbookGraphics & the bird from Digital Whisper Group. Another fun project! I like the fact that they are making us use all the different goodies in our program.
Happy Friday!

4 Calling Birds

Thursday, December 16, 2010

12 days of Christmas at Digital Whisper continue Day 3

Well I have to tell you that I had no idea what the 12 days of Christmas was going to be like when I joined over at Digital Whispers. It is very challenging, but fun. Today we had to made a set of wings!!! Hmmm...I have never made wings before but off I went to try and see what I could come up with. Better yet, I have had a Wacom tablet for over a year and really didn't bother to play with it much and every tutorial I seen for making the wings said you have to use a pen to create these. Great!!!!! Out comes the Wacom and away we go. Now that it is out maybe I will use it a bit more. LOL...Why, oh why do we have to have everything that we see people using??? Are we all like this or is it just silly ole me???

Okay here is my digital for Day 3!  Believe...

Image credits to Tumblefish Studio, Holliewood Studio, Paper Whimsy and the wings to me...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Digital Fun!

I am playing the twelve days of Christmas over at Digital Whisper. It started yesterday and goes for the next 12 days. Yesterday we had to make a tree out of photoshop brushes, not one of my fav things to we had to colorize a b/w photo, more my kind of fun..

Hope everyone is getting in the Christmas spirit and having lots of fun shopping, baking and creating.

Day 2 Colorization

Day 1 brushes

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas!

I have been busy the last little bit readying things for Christmas. Such a busy time of the year, but oh so beautiful. I have a habit of clean, clean, clean, decorate a little, clean some more, do a little shopping, more decorating, write out Christmas cards (boy is that time consuming), more cleaning and try to stop myself from looking at another decoration. I always feel bad because honestly I never have time to make any Christmas cards but sure would love to one of these years. Maybe a person should actually start in February to prepare for the following December.

I thought I would share a little of my Christmas decorating fun with you, haven't posted in ages and didn't want you all to think I have fallen off the here is a bit of what I have happening at my home for my family and friends.

A few goodies in my art room.

Next up are a few pretties in my dining room.

Gingerbread in the kitchen for sure.

Family room pretties.

My family thinks that I am a bit weird with this black tree, but I love it...
and I like weird, so there...hehehe..

Just a little collage that I put together digitally this morning. All elements from Rebecca McMeen.
at Scrapbook Graphics!

Blessings to all, happy decorating...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This is what happened at my local mall a few days ago...So awesome..enjoy!!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Get Your Whimsy On….

I am giggling to myself! I received a call from my sister the other day for my birthday. It was your regular birthday call. Happy Birthday to you, how are you, what are you up too and then whamo… She lit into me big time. Shocked yes, irritated????, oh yeah!!! Seems as though she had been visiting with my other sister a few days before the call and she just happened to have everything that I had ever made her laying out…lol…The first problem was a book that I had made for my sister, as I was getting it explained to me I couldn’t figure out what the heck she was talking about and as she explained more about it I figured it out. My sister had been married 30 years, ten years ago and I made this atc book for her and why would I make that for her when I know that my other sister would absolutely love it more…lol….I usually try to make something similar for each of them as my eldest sister is known to go into fits if someone gets something she thinks she should have, that is why I couldn’t figure out what she was talking about in the beginning of the conversation. Once I got it figured out, I told her to let me know when she gets 30 years in and I will be glad to make her a book..silence on the other end.
Then it was unto the next problem…hmmmm…we want to know why you don’t make us cards anymore, we love them and you just go and buy cards at the store the last few years. Oh really, like I have nothing to do other than worry about getting cards made for you, it is so much easier going to the store…well even Bryan thinks that it is crazy that you go to the store. Oh good, lets bring Bryan into this now.
I think the real reason, other than time was that I was never really sure if they did appreciate them or even like them. But hey, who am I too say, obviously they do like them. So with that being said, I got to thinking that I should probably make a few cards since my sisters,  my aunt and I are all hooking up next week for lunch. I forgot how much I do like making them. I pulled out some beautiful new papers that Caryl sent me for my birthday and of course my Paper Whimsy images and just played. Fun, cards finished and I can relax knowing that we won’t have a card issue while out for lunch.







Monday, November 8, 2010

Another Collage…YEAH!!!!

I was able to continue playing with all my fav things and actually got another collage put together. I am having fun and really like the way this one turned out. Isn’t she just the sweetest little Whimsy..



Friday, November 5, 2010

Back to Basics of glue and paper

I have been in a slump lately and just couldn’t get anything together. I would look around my play space and see all these products that I just had to have and have never used them. I guess you could say I am totally mad at me. I would get myself in such a funk that I couldn’t create anything. Do you ever have those days, weeks, months…. All that wasted money just sitting there, waiting to be played with.


I love collage and really haven’t been playing much with papers and glue. It is what got me started down this crazy road and what I so desperately wanted to get back to. Yesterday I finally talked myself into getting over all those must have things, setting it aside in my mind and brought out some of favorite Paper Whimsy images, papers, glues, some torn book covers, stickles, distress inks and just played. I found that I was happy and relaxed, good for the soul.


Here is the outcome of my playing.



Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!!


Untitled-Paula hats 3 copy

Wishing you all a spooktacular day!

Monday, October 25, 2010

4x8 pages for Trinka


I have been working on my pages for Trinka the last few weeks. Trinka sent me some of her handmade paper a few months ago and I incorporated some of her paper in my collage. It was fun getting back to paper and glue for a change and getting my paints and stamps out again.




Thursday, October 21, 2010


Hello!!!!! Oh my gosh, it has been almost a month since I posted or even came near my blog. Hope everyone is doing great. My computer crashed, sigh!!!!! My computer geek built me a new one and delivered it last weekend and I have been spending hours and hours getting everything the way I like it..LOL...Finally got the rest of my crap loaded on today so thought I would see how my photoshop was working. I was having fits not being able to play with it. I did a quick Halloween collage just to check it out and will share with you in this post. All images are from Deviant Art, a couple different kits.

So glad to be back in action and hope to spend a bit more time in blogland by the end of the month.