Monday, June 29, 2009

Much needed ME time today

Thanks to a friend, today I have had a couple hours of quality ME time. I can't tell you just how nice it has been to have some quiet time, by myself, to take some deep breaths and work in my art journal. WOW! What a difference it has made. Lately I have been sort of moping around not feeling too happy. Its very hard with the kids home from school and my little Gillian requires nearly constant attention. I sometimes feel so guilty for feeling such a need to have time for myself. But at the end of some quality quiet time I feel re-energized. I feel like I can take care of everyone better and the mood in the house is much happier :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009


I bought some of Tim Holtz's Fragment Charms a few weeks back and finally I am getting around to having a play with them. I knew I wanted to do something today and those were sitting there so I decided thats what I would do, just for something different.

They came out way cool-I love these!

Stamps from IBFS, the Stampinback line.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Illustration Friday-"Worn"

Here is a journal page i did today that goes along with today's topic over at Illustration Friday

Acrylics, collage, india ink, numbers stamp by IBFS

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Stamping Today

I am not getting to do much so far this summer-Its driving me literally bonkers!

Its hard to get time to focus with these kids home. I was able to do a little stamping today though.

Stamps by I Brake For Stamps from the Stampinback Line

Maya Road Warehouse Sale Box

I heard that Maya Road was having a Virtual Warehouse Sale so aftera week of thinking about it I took the plunge and ordered a box. I just got it today-5 lbs of stuff in this box! I am pleased with it-its stuff I will definitely use.
Chipboard Books, letters, rubons, different embellishments-wow!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More Sepia

I LOVE the Sepia setting.........had a little fun this morning taking some random pics!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More camera fun

I rarely post pics of my son. Mostly because he's just not interested in getting his pics taken!LOL

and I have never posted one of my husband-I used the Sepia setting for this one.

I am just loving this new camera!!

New Camera

I just purchased a new digital camera tonight-I have been SO dissatisfied with my other camera for a while. I just got a Nikon Coolpix L100. Its not the best of the best, but it got some good reviews from what I read and it has some features of an SLR. Here's a couple I took tonight just messing around! It has a bunch of different features I gotta learn about! Looking forward to it!

Paiting on the porch today

I set up a couple of easels on my front porch today-I bought some canvas boards and cheap-o paints for my daughter to play with. Had to get a picture of it-soooooo cute watching her paint. She is wearing an apron my mom made for her for this purpose. She painted along side me as I primed a big ole piece of plywood!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

stamps on this one from IBFS-the background and girl are from the Stampinback line and the word is from the Time To Stamp Line

Lost a tooth

Gillian pulled a tooth a couple days's a pic!

That was the day before yesterday! This morning she pulled yet another one.

She's so funny about it!


I forgot to post......but I have a tutorial up (recent) over on The Quietfire Design website!

Really easy peasy technique and loads of fun, I promise!

Created By Hand Challenge: Open Theme

Here's a card I made recently but had not uploaded it to the blog, so thought I would use it for the Open theme for Created By Hand

Quote by Quietfire Design and other images from IBFS

Saturday, June 13, 2009


So I had a little fun today with these Clown images from Artistic Outpost!

I colored this one in with markers using the Van Gogh Technique from the current Technique Junkies newsletter. Normally I don't color images in, but lately it has been so therapeutic to get markers out and color ! This technique is fun too.

Friday, June 12, 2009

wayyyyyyyyy too busy

This past week I have just been totally getting out of school, and a 3 day migraine, 3 trips to the chiropractor among other things! I have done a little bit of stamping but thats about all. I will include them here!

Will be back soon! I am hoping , despite the kids being home, to be able to get some stuff done! Fingers crossed!
I bought some canvas boards and cheap paints for my daughter to paint-mostly so she can keep busy doing something so I can too!!LOL She's very artistic and this will be something new to her. I think she will love it :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Just A Little Excited :)

So I have to toot my horn just a little. I have licensed out a few of my art journal pages to use for framed art for a major retailer. They are going to be making them into shadow boxes-sort of a 3d effect. I am excited about this opportunity. I am SO humbled too. I truly feel blessed. I can't wait to see the finished product :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Created By Hand Challenge: Circles

I LOVE circles! This is a great theme !

Phrase stamp by Quietfire Design

Other stamps by Inkastamps

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fun with a new technique

Just got the latest Technique Junkies Newsletter today and had to give the "Van Gogh" technique a whirl. I used that for the flower image here.

Images here are from IBFS I just adore this Large Daisy With Eye!