Sunday, September 30


Do you like Pinterest? There are SO many ideas.  How many things have you actually tried that you’ve pinned?  I’ve tried quite a few recipes.  I’ve used many cards as templates.   I’ve used a couple of idea’s for sewing and crafting and my most recent find is this…. 


You know last winter I purchased the old VERY HEAVY door cut in half and have it hanging in my entry way.  I cleaned the chalk area and have been trying to find something to write on it.  I wrote this yesterday.  What do you think?



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Saturday, September 29


I had the pleasure of taking my Niece out this week to do a few Senior photo’s.  She needed something quick to add to her yearbook so we only did a few.  She wants a Winter session and probably a Spring session…  You know I have to spoil her :)

I did all of the photo’s in downtown Boise.  Primarily Freak Alley.  You can view more info about the 10 year reoccurring  art project HERE.

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Here she is being silly.  The steps are really a flat alley wall.  She was pretending to step on one.



Her sisters came with us. It was a lot of fun.  As we headed out I snapped this one next to the fountain on The Grove.


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Sunday, September 23

Boo to You!

It’s official..  I got out my brushes and paints Friday night.   It has begun.   I have several custom projects to paint for Christmas.   I haven’t painted anything for Fall for a few years so I decided to paint these cute little Halloween pins. I love painting wearable art.

WARNING!!!   I am sharing a lot of pictures!




Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the cool crisp air and I love all of the colors.



First I base coat all of the colors.  I then add all of the shading and detail.    I found this Glamour Dust while shopping at my favorite art store.  It is a sheer paint with colored very fine glitter in it.   It’s perfect for a little added bling.



After I’ve finished painting and signing each piece they get a coat of clear acrylic spray to seal the paint.



Pins are glued to the back.

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Aren't these the cutest little kitties?   I love the candy corn bow ties.

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A bowl full of fun!

Products used:  1/8” wood. Paint brushes. Americana acrylic paint. Glamour Dust. Mod Podge acrylic spray sealer.  E600 glue. Pins. Pigma marker.



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Saturday, September 22

2012 Faves

This morning I realized that I haven’t created a digital page all year!  GASP!    I created this page with some of my favorite songs for 2012.  No particular order..  just songs that I like listening to.

Faves 2012

Products used:  The Sweet Shoppe. Designer Digitals. PSE10. Misc Fonts.


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Tuesday, September 18

Pillow Talk

I don’t think I’ve shared this project with you.    I am not a sewer.   I can do basic sewing, hem pants etc.   I occasionally sew on my handmade cards.    I did make a basic rag quilt for each of my grandchildren.  You can view them HERE and HERE. They turned out pretty good.  I’ve decided I want to start making a few things for my home.   I know!   One more thing to add to my many lists of projects.  I guess the main goal I have is to make a few quilts.   I am obsessed and love homemade quilts!

A couple of months ago, I purchased a new sewing machine.  I purchased my old one back in the early 80’s and used it to make a few clothes for my children when they were young.   It has mended quite a few things.  It basically has two stitches.  Straight and zigzag.   Very basic. The new one is a little fancier but I wasn’t about the spend $4000 for the new Bernina that I continue to drool over.    Maybe some day one will show up on my door step.  LOL!

My first project was basic envelope pillow covers for my couch.    I probably should have taken pictures of the process but that didn’t happen.   The pillows are made out of the same fabric as the couch.   I really wanted to add a little color to the room.  My favorite colors are shades of red and green. It was hard to find fabric in these colors that didn't look like Christmas.    I went to the Home Fabrics store and found this fabric.  It is a heavier drapery type of fabric.  I love it!






They are very basic and easy, I found a few ideas from Pinterest before making them. If you want to know the basic idea, you can look  HERE.    I love Pinterest.   I have so many fun sewing projects pinned that I can’t quite figure out what to do next.   I was thinking maybe something like these cute towels for the holidays.


Maybe I can squeeze them in between all of my Photography, Card Making, Digital Scrapbooking, Art Journaling and Christmas Painting projects.    Speaking of Christmas painting…. It’s that season and I have several orders for projects so I really need to get busy.    You know I’ll be sharing some of them in the future.

Here is another picture of the pillows.   Wide angle lens attached.




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Friday, September 14

I {Heart} the Ocean!

I was on vacation at the Oregon coast for about 7 days.  It was so nice.   The weather was pretty good.  We had fog for a few days but it wasn’t too cold. It was about 65-73 most of the week   We had fun roaming around on the beach, watching the whales and of course eating Clam Chowder  and Fish and Chips everywhere we went.

Agate Beach is really sandy and has a lot of small rolling dunes. (Ash and Dave)




I think this is the Heceta Head light house.  Sitting high on the hill in the fog.


The Yaquina Bay bridge…


This is pretty much what the coast looked like all week.  Fog!


My handsome Son in Law.


I was standing up near the Devils punch bowl.  See the tiny surfers?


It was windy, foggy and the sea was pretty rough.   Ashley and I went out on a Zodiac inflatable to whale watch.  We had quite the ride out.   We found a couple of whales and were about 30 feet from them .  One of them breached once and we saw several whale tails.  They were too quick for me to snap a photo.  I didn’t take my good camera out.  It was too misty. It was awesome!  They were about 40 feet long.  This one is diving after coming up for air.


Another view of the Yaquina Bay bridge.  Just about to walk onto the crabbing dock.


This is just a few of the many I took.  I hope you enjoyed…


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Thursday, September 6

National Scrapbooking Month

Did you know that September is National Stamping Month?

Check out this video below to see the fabulous $5 stamp set you can get.   Value of $35.



You can purchase product HERE.

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