Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bubby's Christmas!

William hamming it up,and JJ and Jada,too!

There is nothing more magical about Christmas then seeing it through the eyes of A little one!William(Bubby) loves everything about Christmas!These bottom 4 were all taken The Thursday night before Christmas when we were baking cookies and making candy!As you can see we had a lot of help!The top 2 were taken on Christmas day.We wanted to rent him out as A bell ringer and even taught him how to say HoHoHo!He is A riot!When I gave him his gifts he ripped right into them like A pro.We got him A little toddlers T-ball set!We will have fun teaching him how to bat!He is ambidextrious like his Uncle Brandon but,prefers his left hand mostly!We had 21 for christmas dinner,so we were busy and crowded!I hope everyone had lots of food,family and friends!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wonderful get together with friends!

My finished Christmas shadow box ."Don't Eat The Yellow Snow".Below you can see the haul I made,Everyone is so sweet and we all usually bring things to share,but other then some laser printed Christmas tags I was too,busy to put something together this time!Amongst this haul.Deb shared ribbons,chipboard tags and images,Step made a sweet calendar,an adorable glass sun catcher and some little clippies and charms. Miss Vic shared some crafty secret stickers and booklets with us all and added some (Christmas/Birthday gifts)Pearlescent chalks(love them already) and some Powder puff inks,super cool! Plus we each chose a couple of Glimmer Mist colors to use!Sunflower is my favorite and I chose Creme De Chocolat,too. Glimmer mist are fantastic everyone should own some!

We had a wonderful fun day at Vic's She had shadow boxes laid out for everyone and a gift.Here is some pics of us all working and making a mess!First Deb who is so busy working and Step who is trying not to smile!Then Jessica in the back ground working and Miss Vic trying to ignore the picture taker(ME)!It was A perfect time and one of the best Christmas presents to spend A day with these Fantastic 4!(Hey is that a comic book?)Merry Christmas All!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Mar's free collage page challenge for Christmas!

This is from a Christmas Collage page donated by Mar.We had a challenge to use the images for a post card swap!This is mine.I didn't think I would have enough time,but begged off working a private party for a 13 year old girl!I had to bake a cake and get out the rest of my Christmas cards,get a watercolor Birthday card finished and the take the tree downstairs,and get Jada's gift wrapped ,before the Birthday Party we are having for Jada,Sam and his Fiance Andrea tomorrow!I did get everything done and feel such a relief. Now I just need to get Tracey's curtains sewn Monday and Tue. and finish up a scrabble necklace with Mom,for a great Niece for Christmas!Is that no rest for the weary or wicked!LOL! I feel a little of both right now anyway!Well Happy Holidays ,Merry Christmas and Happy Hannuka to everyone!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

First Journal pages!

My first journal page for Danny!Poor guy gets my trial art work!Well I must say I will be experimenting with this more as I have a lot more pages to do!These are backwards,the back side is the clown collage and the front is my Zetti zombie drawing!I was afraid the pencil would smear,so I did a laser printout and chalked color on it!I will downsize any more drawings so I have more room for journaling and adding paper edges!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Postcard freebie challenges

The first two poscards were done for a freebie collage sheet challenge,and the tea time one is from a collage sheet that I shared.There is so much I need to catch up on and finish now that December is here!I am working on My first Journal page trade!This could be interesting!LOL!My handwriting sucks!

Thank you for the award Vicki!

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3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
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Monday, December 1, 2008

Back And Feeling Better!

Well I finally got my Crow journal pages done and sent out!It is my first journal page swap!Trying to figure out what I wanted my Crows to be doing then draw them all was time consuming!Thank Goodness for the Nights at Karaoke when I have nothing else to do!I had these mostly done before I got so darn sick! I coughed so hard my lungs were bruised!Awful!
I must say I am Thankful for A wonderful husband who cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 26 people,when we only expected 16!LOL! our darling Kadi invited a friend and A co-worker,who came with A husband and 2 boys!Bless our children for knowing our family policy that nobody should go without good food and friends especially on A Holiday!We also didn't expect Kori and her family!They also had a spare!Brandon actually didn't have his 3 spare boys this time!Tracey had to Work ,but all the rest of the family was here!I am also Thankful that I started feeling a little better Wed. night and got some cleaning done and was able to help some on Thursday! We also celebrated Cody's Birthday as he dj-ed A wedding his Birthday night the 29th!We had William overnight while they worked!We so love that little ham!He makes us laugh so hard!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Down for the count!

No pic's this week unless you want to see me sick!lol!I just was busy finishing up some crow journal pages for a swap and had to beg off working friday and Saturday night because I got sick!Everything halted when I started getting a cold on top of the last one I am not even over yet!The hard to breathe lungs hurt kind , with my asthma it is not fun so I just have to shut down and sleep when I can!Sorry!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mom's Birthday fun!

We took Mom and Dad out for a fun day and lunch last Wed. to celebrate My Mom's Birthday (Friday). We had to work Friday night and they were leaving to go to Hawaii along with Lisa and Deb, Sat. morning, so we celebrated a little early!I think it was fun for them to just get out and do something different for a change. However I was the only one that bought anything!I bought some fun things to share with some of my Art friends!I will post my best finds later ,but I found some old report cards from the 30's, red trade cents some old blotters and some other fun paper things!We are trading 6x9 bubble envelopes full of fun stuff every month,to the next person down the list!I think there is about 10 of us!It will be fun to see what others send!
I have been very busy drawing crows for a crow journal swap,and have a whole table full of ripe tomatos to can. We picked them green and wrapped them now they are all rippening or ripe. At least we should have enough canned to see us through until next summer!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Oh what a fun get together we had at Step and Jessica's house Friday!We altered Slide holders ,of course I didn't quite finish mine as I was busy visiting!It is always great to see the Art Of my College classmate Jessica!Our art Teacher always said she was way to talented to be in our class!She introduced me to her Mother Steph, who is also artistically talented and on two design teams,Inka stamps and one in Hawaii she said. Then of course there is the very talented Vicki Chrisman who is on so many design teams I lost count!LOL!Ok so I am a little predjudiced as she is my cousin and best friend!The we have Deb Whose house is decorated just like it's fresh from a Home design magazine,and she is ever so sweet!Then of course me ,I now have 2 college courses completed in Art,but am awed by these talented friends!.Vic of course shared her glimmer mist with us to decorate,which i love,and Steph all her supplies!
Here is some of the goodies we exchanged!
After Step's we ran my daughter to Omaha to buy this perfect material for her kitchen,She wants to decorate it with a chocolate theme! We also found some rich chocolate satin for curtains in her dining room!The some lucious deep brown wood flooring for her kitchen. She is buying the blue and brown paints today!Of course guess who's in charge of sewing the curtains!Seem like I always bite off more then I can chew!LOL!
These cups I got at goodwill and had to get them for her!Of course she will have to pry them away from me first,esp. the cupcake and cheescake ones!I also thought of you Roc,but they are just so heavy to send!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Chunky page Challenge!

We had a Chunky page challenge among some art friends. It is 4x4 and a hanging one. It is my first one ever and had to have a quote or saying about Art! It was actually very fun to make!I depicted Alice in wonderland getting high on shrooms!I got this gorgeous paper yesterday ,it is "Serendipity" I love the bright colors and mushrooms!The background I used paper from A designer pad Pulse Collections from Where Memories Are Created!The head is from Clue Paper by Ek Success!The milk chocolate chip boards are basic grey and altered with a white gelly roll pen!

Tomorrow is the big get together day at Steph's! I can't wait to see everybody again. We just have fun and create whatever strikes our fancy.No pressure to get something done.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Since tomorrow is Halloween,and we will be working,I thought I would share pics of William our sweet little charming Vampire!When anyone says give her or him the look!He squints his little eyes ,as you can see in these 2 pics!When we all laugh,we have made his day! How could you not love A face like that!

My Real Art Passion

Pencil is one of my favorite mediums when it comes to Art!I guess it is easy to haul anywhere and When I am at some wedding or Karaoke and don't know anyone, I draw!I like faces and just fun art.With pencil you can make all the details come to life .It is a great conversation starter and sooner or later somebody has to see what I am drawing!I still need a lot of practice,but am enjoying it as it is one of the most relaxing thing when you throw youself into it!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cold and Rainy

It has been either cold or Rainy ,or both ,here this week! I guess we kind of skipped Fall and Winter is right around the corner!
I did these three fun Bookmarkers for A bookmarker Swap on my Flickr group!
The Postcard is just A fun One I did for A one on one trade!
We missed our Bubby this week,with the roads so muddy and it being cold we decided to wait and hopefully we can get him overnight soon!My parents picked up A spring horse at An auction along with A folding step stool Mom wanted!It cost her A whole $2.oo for them both,so I guess he will have some good old Cowboy fun at Grandma's . I invited my Parents out yesterday and to stay for Supper!Ron made soup! It's a recipe we made up together. You make A rue and then we add cream, potatos,broccoli and ham!Boy is it rich and good!We also had ham sandwiches!I had to laugh when Mom went for seconds!Well anyway it was great to spend some time visiting with my parents as we have been so busy the last couple of years they have kind of been neglected!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Postcard Art!

I have been invited by a couple of Dear friends to join A Flickr Group,so I thought I better get some Art made to trade!These were so much fun! My Grandaughter Ariell turned 17 tonight,so we went to her Birthday Party! She is such A Sweet Girl! Our Oldest grandson Sam just got engaged to his Girlfriend Andrea, They are planning to wait until after College unless she gets shipped out overseas!She is in the Guards! They are both in their Senior year and Sam turns 18 in December!I hope they wait,but she is someone I would pick for him!LOL!She is so much like me!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween is near!

I got a couple more Halloween postcards done!The haunted one I entered in The mail Art site contest,there are a lot of fantastic Artist so I won't win, but I entered for the fun of it!
We celebrated our Anniversary with 21 family members here, I didn't expect that many to show up!We had potato dill Soup( made with potatoes, hamburger,dill and water). we also had ham sandwiches,and for dessert Ron made Bannana cake,Apple Crunch,and homade Toffee ice cream,and Mom brought Brownies!We were all so full we were miserable!I am glad that is over with!
Today we have to can more tomatos that Kori (our 2nd daughter) doesn't have time to put up,and we are going to pick all our tomatos,wrap or set in the porch windows to ripen. We have had a little frost and I don't want to lose the rest!It will probably take us all day!LOL!Everything seems to take us all day anymore!I think they call it the Golden Years!Yeah right!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Catching up!

Well I am terrible at blogging everyday,so I have some catch up Art to show.We have been doing postcards on our Mailart site.These were just some fun Zetti types.
We canned more tomatos monday,and it was the second time this year that a hot jar full of tomatos exploded,this time before I even got the lid on. I was just scooting it over. It burned my stomach this time and I must confess it hurt!It was a good thing I had some Silver Nitrate ointment left from my son's acid burns.In all the years i,ve canned it never happened before and this year twice now!Canning season will be coming to an end here soon anyway!
I am trying to talk my husband Ron into taking me out Friday Night for our 38th Anniversary.We actually have the night off,
Or maybe a quiet little supper at home with just the 2 of us!We will have to see!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Getting together

I am a little behind on my blog!Sorry! my daughter's friend is sick in the Hospital with pneumonia and was not doing well and hates doctors and needles,so we have been up to see him a few times!
Friday I had a few of the girls over to do some art. Jessica and I went to art 1 college classes together.She kept saying you should meet my MOM!Well we have gotten together a few times and we all feel so at ease with each other already!Deb S too, but she was going to her Mom's that day and friday worked for everybody else, but me usually.Luckily we didn't get any last minute calls for Karaoke that day or I might have had to cancel!I sent some lace with Vic to to give to Deb also.We are not a neat bunch as you can see!lol! we had things spread everywhere. That 's the way we Artists like it!Steph is so productive,she had 2 done before I even finished one! Jessica added her own little hand drawn touches!She drew red ink trees on an orange background,It turned out gorgeous!

This is my finished file folder!They are easy, pretty quick and fun!I am going to put some of my antique pics in this!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Halloween Themed Postcard swap

A couple of halloween Postcards I made for a postcard swap at our mail art site! mailartworld .com Anyone can post mail art for review it is a judged site,but they are not too, harsh! The spool story was a little freaky,but The story about the accident my son viewed is even freakier!The family wanted him to come to the viewing as the kid Greg's Parents wanted to meet and thank Cody!It turned out that the kids grandmother grew up next door to where we live,his relation owned our house before us and another lived across the road.His great uncle was our neighbor when we moved here and we knew them all!There is no coinsidences!