Thursday, December 30, 2010

A few of my Angel ATCs

These cute little angels were completed using only the Prismacolor "Deco" Colors except for the purple and green in which I used spearmint and violet mist. I then stamped some cute little images on their dresses using inkadinkado and stampin' up and recollections mini stamps I had on hand.
They turned out pretty cute, I think! Take a peek! Hugs!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday! December 29, 2010

Well, I will be changing around my blog for the first of the year so that you can stop by and leave comments and give me encouragement.
Today is the last Wednesday of 2010. It has been a rollercoaster year for us. We are hoping the 2011 will be fantastic and we can sweep some of our concerns away.
Currently we have several doctors reviewing my health as some critical issues have come in to play, but all the Doctors aren't agreeing. Can we say "cat fight"? 

I want to thank my fourteen followers I have! You so made my year! Thank you for being kind and following along my rough journey.

Today on this Wednesday, I am working on a painting for my sons friend (Belated Christmas Present). Dustin painted this great background of  Loren's favorite colors and I am finishing up on Betty Boop for him and then will complete the painting for him to give to her.

I am wishing you all a fabulous New Year! Wishing you love, kindess, happiness and good health.
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next year!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wishing You All A Fabulous Christmas!

Hi friends! I just wanted to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! I am hoping that you all are enjoying the day with family and friends. May we all continue the spirit of Christmas all year long. My goal for 2011 is to do just that! I am going to do my best to Pay Kindness, Friendship, and Love Forward! Enjoy your holiday season. Be safe! Be warm! Be Merry! Be Artsy! Be Crafty! Be Insirational! Be Creative! BELIEVE!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Out Of This World Fabulous, Wonderful Find

This weekend, I went to see my favorite ultimate fabulous hairstylist Johnny at Euphoria in Henderson, Nevada! Maybe twice a year I get to splurge and spend a few bucks on me and since it's close to the holidays, it was my day!
Well, to make a long story short, there is a talented woman who makes and finds the most creative clips, necklaces, bracelets, and knick-knacks and sells them in the lounge of Euphoria (I'll find her information and post it here later).
Well as I was leaving my eyes caught the most fantastic item just waiting for me to grab it up and buy it! I have been looking for one of these items for almost a year now, going here and there and on the web searching for just the perfect one I wanted. Needless to say, this item is fantastic and I'm so thrilled to have found it with a quick glance at her new stuff! I can't beleive no one had grabbed it, but here is my totally awesome, fabulous, adorable find.......
I love the detail, design, style, color of this "Steampunk" pocket watch. I'm just tickled with it and can't wait to wear it, or create with it! I just am so happy! Thanks for stopping by today! Hugs!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hamilton County Humane Society Fund raiser event

Woman's Best Friend- 16x20 Acryllic

I am pleased to tell you all, that I donated this painting for Auction at the Hamilton County Humane Society Event that happened last night and it was auctioned for over $200.00 with 100% going to the Humane Society. My smaller canvas' which were 5x7 and 5x5s auctioned for $20.00 each. I'm so thrilled to be able to participate in a great cause, even if it is a few thousand miles away! Thank you Russell for letting me participate! Hugs!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hamilton County Humane Society- Indianapolis Tinselandtails Event

I am absolutely thrilled to help participate in the Hamilton County Humane Society located in Indianapolis.
The event is this evening at 6pm. And they will also be holding a Silent Auction on art that a few of us artists have done with 100% of the profits going to the Humane Society. If you want to see more information, please visit the Hamilton Humane Society at:
and has the November 18, 2010 event information.
I hope everyone has had a great week and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

I thought I would show you the other pictures that I donated to the HCHS.

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas......

Yes folks, the holiday season is officially open! Here in Las Vegas it happened at midnight on October 31st!
These two ATCs are what I created for Lazyshadows over at Lazy lives in Greece and she has a wonderful unique artistic talent. Her cards are whimsical and cheerful. I love trading cards with her!
I need to get back into making some more ATCs to trade.
Lazy requested three items that would make her happy. Christmas Angel, Happy Santa and a femal elf. So, I made her two of the three items. I hope she enjoys them.
I am actually missing not trading with the other Artists, amd especially with Lazy, so I better get to work and put my creative cap on! Hugs!
#1176~ Christmas Angel for Lazyshadows in the MMHPIF

#1177~ Happy Santa for LazyShadows in the MMHPIF

Monday, November 15, 2010

"Tweet Love"

Hello my fellow friends! Hope you all had a great weekend and I hope you enjoy your week.
Today I made a 5x7 piece of art for LaFaver55 (Charisse) over at
Charisse gave three options of things that make her happy. So, I grabbed her request post. She had "Bird" as one of the items in her selections for the MMH PIF which stands for "Make Me Happy, Play it forward".

I used the following to create Charisse's Birds:
Coldpress watercolor blank postcard
Prisma Markers
Sakura Gel Pens
Flower and rhinestone embellishments
Velcro (The birds are attached with Velcro and are interchangeable)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kitchen scented by Apple Cinnamon Bread Today!

Oh my Gosh! I'm not sure how else to put it, but today I made Mary's Super Easy and Delicious Applesauce Cinnamon Bread. The kitchen has smelled deliciously of this scent all day long. I was in the baking mood during dry time of a few paintings and projects that I have been working on today, so I grabbed Mary's recipe card that she made especially for me. I put on my apron (not really, but it did sound good), and gathered all the ingredients, my only Mixing Bowl I own and went-a-cooking!

These pictures just don't do it justice, but the bread absolutely turned out marvelous and cooked to perfection. So thank you Mary for a fabulous Easy Bread Recipe. Lots of Hugs!!

If you would like me to send you this fabulous Easy Apple Cinnamon Bread just shoot me an email.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Aren't Hubby's Just Wonderful?

I am so thrilled and blessed to have a great man as my husband. He thinks about me out of the blue. I was going to say all the time, but that would be a lie! hee hee
My sweet, sweet, dear hubby bought me a cabinet for my Dining Room (which is currently my art studio) and it's just perfect! My old one that I was using finally had its moment as the draw faces came off two of the drawers and was so beat up. He was surprised I could keep anything in them. Once my studio is complete, I can leave this cabinet to hold my china and crystal and it matches all my decor of the kitchen/dinning room. I'm so tickled. With that, here is a picture of it all set up and ready for use.

Lisa's Moley~ Her Theme is Time

I have completed my portion of Lisa's "Time" Moley. I used Marker, Pencil, and Ink.
Here it is.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Kinda "Steampunk" Heart Ornament??

I created this heart ornament (which is kinda steampunk) for WildHolly. She lists the most awesome things to create, so I thought I would try it for her.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pocket Watch for WildHolly

Here is a little pocket watch for Wildholly over at for the MMH PIF Thread. In this thread we can use any and all mediums we want to, so one of Holly's choices was a pocket watch. Hope she likes it cuz it's already in the mail. maawwwhhhhhh! Hugs!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wicked Cauldron Cream

Here is the final beauty cream jar that I made for WildHolly. I think it turned out okay. I still might tweek it a bit!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Totally Wicked Cauldron Cream Label & Jar

Today I have been making a "Cream" Label for my friend Holly. So, I decided to do
one and not only that, but create a jar of witch cream too! I'm still working on this
project, but here is a sneak of the label so far. Beware, sometimes I'm a little "off"
on my creations! MmaaaaaawwwW! (Halloween Witch Laugh?)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My First Chunky Swap ~ Halloween

Here are my completed 4 chunkies for the Halloween Chunky Swap over at
I am hoping that they are acceptable and that the other players will enjoy adding them to their chunky collections.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Household Awakes Early Today!

Awoke to hearing him attacking his cube bells furociously this morning, in which got the dogs riled up!

Kora! The Mean-Bark-Run-And-Hide German Shepard.

Tucker! The 130 lb. chocolate lab who's bark is just an Act!
 But because of his size, No One Messes with him, except Kora!
So needless to say, a cup of coffee, a lock on the back door,
tennis balls and chew toys all have helped me to
enjoy the sunrise this Tuesday Morning! Hugs!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Giraffe for Cardmama for the MMH PIF over at

This is Gretta the Giraffe for the Whimsical Make Me Happy Play It Forward Thread on
I hope Cardmama loves it!

Mermaid Hobby~ Wood Burning Image on a wooden box

I enrolled in Suzzi Blu's Mermaid Class on line to see if I could calm my mermaid drawings down a bit and to learn some new styles and techniques. One of the projects was to wood burn a mermaid onto a wooden box. I DO NOT recommend buying the Darice Value Pack (Wood Box Set of 2) that is ready to paint and decorate from Michaels. I noticed that the boxes are made from several different types of wood and knew that this would be a challenge to wood burn on. It was! Because of the grains of the different wood, the wood burning tool did not go over some of the wood smoothly causing severe burn spots, indentations and most of the time bumpy (very bumpy) burn lines.
As you can see from my image, it is not smooth. I became very frustrated while wood burning. I finally gave up and did not burn anything else into the box and just went ahead and painted the box with water downed acryllics and prismacolor pencils.
This Mermaid will definately be redone on a different box with proper wood to use for smooth, clean wood burning. (Meaning, I'm going to do some research and find the best recommended wood to use the fabulous wood burning tool.)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Dream Interruptation?

One of my ultimate favorite movies EVER! Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I Had a dream about it last night and woke up about 3 am laughing. I then went to the store this morning and BEHOLD, there it was right in front of me! I just had to buy it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

First 4 pages of my Moley

I'm not completely satisfied with my first four pages of my moley.
I have the travel plans, my home information. My first two pages. I feel like I'm missing something.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My first Moley Exchange Participation

I have finally been convinced to participate in a Moley exchange over at
I have come up with my theme for it. Love Home Adoption. I have created my cover for my Moley
and thought I would share it with you.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Quick Hart Teriyaki Chicken Dinner

My family just loves Hart's Frozen Teriyaki Chicken.
 Hart offers many flavors of their frozen oriental chicken with sauce packets.
I thought I would share with you an adaptation of their Teriyaki Chicken.
Our family favorites are Teriyaki and Orange Chicken. 
I take two packages and fix them according to Harts directions on the back,
but while I am frying the chicken on the stove in a deep pan and letting the sauce packets thaw out, 
I add the following ingredients to the chicken on the stove:
2 cups sliced carrots
2 green bell peppers
1 red bell pepper
2 large sliced yellow onions
3 sliced stalks of celery 

I cook these on High so I get nice crisp chicken and nicely cooked vegetables.
Once everything is done cooking, I add the packets of Harts sauce to the pan and toss gently to cover.
To accompany the chicken dish, I make 3 cups of instant white rice.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Start of Skewed Santa Bookmark Trade

My third skewed santa bookmark (as this one isn't really a skewed santa, it's more a skewed rudolph)
This one is going to say; "Santa finally understoody why the other reindeer called him names!"
Pretty funny huh? LMAO

Here my second Bookmark I have come up with for the SSS.

Skewed Santa? LOL That's what I said. Here is my first of 4 "Skewed Santa" Bookmarker. Grrdsjuls is hosting this swap over at
My mind is now racing with some outstanding Skews for poor ole Santa.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

What's On My Desk Wednesday???

Currently, Here is what is sitting on my make-shift Art Desk (Formally known as my Dinning Room Table) I have moved most of my art stuff to here because of the natural lighting we have in the Kitchen, Dinning Room, and adjacent living room. As you can see, everything has it's own place. It must be the aquarius in me!

Yummy Dessert Recipe

Here is my Yummy Dessert Recipe for WildHolly over at Recipe PIF. It's pretty yummy! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Arsenic Label ATC for WildHolly

Here is an ATC for WildHolly over at This was presonally selected by Holly and will be going on one of her favorite wine bottles. Hope she likes it!

Delicious Banana Walnut Bread

Amongst doodling in art yesterday, I did find the time to make Banana Walnut Bread! It turned out wonderful and I woke up to find that a loaf is already gone! Delicious!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

First Paperdoll Ever Made!

Wow! I have been busy today! This picture is my very first "paperdoll" I have ever made! This is for WildHolly over at I just hope I didn't go overboard, but I know Holly and yes, she is wild about art, so Happy Haunting Holly! Hugs!

black lab 4x4 mixed media canvas

Here is a small 4x4 canvas that I covered in phonebook paper, acrylics and then I cut out and painted a red dog house using a brass heart brad. I then came up with the creative idea to make a doll dog with moveable legs,ear, and tail catching a freesbie. I had a black bow that has dog prints and butterflies and I thought it would be perfect for this little gift for Lafever55 over at I hope she likes it!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Turkey and Apricot Waldorf Salad

Here is another recipe card for Turkey and Apricot Waldorf Salad.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

More Recipes!

Here are some recipes for the girls over at
The first one is No-Nos... a rich fun dessert! The second one is Aeble Kage. Yes, that is its name. They are both quick and easy desserts. Enjoy!