Friday, February 29, 2008

Things come in TWOS

I have found myself looking and buying things but buying in twos. One for me and one for my sister Miss T. I did it this week at Ikea too. Hummm wonder why that is. I get some free samples but I pick up two. I order things online and I order two. I make things I make like 10 one for me one for Miss T and eight for my online friends if not more. Wow the power of friendship. Just a thought... that is why things come in twos and sometimes
Have a great weekend all my blogger friends

Hey Honey I'm Home

woo hooo made it home... and I forgot to say I also bought a wooden artist doll too as well as some other stuff... Finally I made it home yea

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Oh my goodness I discovered IKea

So tonight we had a few hours to blow so we drove an hour to Ikea and found the best deals on some great stuff. I got three boxes of cute jars to store embellishments in. I also bought a really cool shadow box and a set of five magazines holders that I can I alter. I also bought a new mousepad, a cool cd case and some kitchen gadgets a stainless steel strainer and a salad strainer all get this for only less than 50 bucks. WOW Ikea rocks.
I had a blast
okay will be back home late tomorrow night.
See you all then

Monday, February 25, 2008

Leaving in the morning

Going to D.C. for a meeting so I won't be on much if at all until Saturday.
Everyone have a great week.

A cool mail day


Got these cool stamps today from Heidi Swapp and Third Coast Rubberstamps.

oopsss got my diet mt. dew in there ....oh well just a vice of mine. Gotta have that diet dew. lol

And here is the house I am going to alter

So I found this birdhouse at work that is falling apart and I bought it for only 4.00 bucks look now cause in a couple of weeks it will be a vintage paris cafe.

Getting ready to alter a house

Yep a house. I am totally going to paint and alter a house. Pictures to follow

I won an award

woo hoo

Amy from Abundant Curiosities gave me this award. Thanks will go so well with my Oscar see my And I have the right dress on too.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Jane's Canvas

here is Jane's Canvas
I am calling it What lies within us. Jane gave me three quotes and this one just hit home for me. When you read it you automatically think the plight our families must have endured to ensure us prosperity.
The canvas was painted using Tim Holtz crackle paint and distressed inks
I then added some torn scrapbook paper and used decoupage to adhere the paper
Big Daddy and I searched the Internet today to find the perfect pictures that symbolize what it must have been like during the depression that all of our families endured.
I then used some stamps from The queen's dresser drawers for the stamped images.
The Penny in the top right corner is actually dated 1920 thanks to Big Daddy's Wheat Penny collection
The drawer handle pull is also very old again Thanks to big Daddy
I took UTEE and my non stick craft sheet and poured the UTEE lace
Added a prima flower and some buttons and of course some Bella Baubles
A little lace, ribbon, and tassels and here you have
"What lies within us"
Jane I hope you love it.

It's all mine ...mine I say

look what I bought from Amy!!!!!!!!!

it is 60 years old I am so freaking excited.
Go check it out on her blog it is the altered book thingy

Did you check out the new Meez?

hahaha that dress cost me 600 meez coins.
I am accepting my award for my clean kitchen. I love meez they let you be who you want to be.
And today I am an award winner for the best kitchen ever

The start of Jane's canvas

Here is the start of Jane's canvas........ I am working on the perfect picture and hopefully this will be done today so I can post the finished canvas. Susan you still get to pick yours.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Oh my gosh she did it again

Just look at this bella..... introducing ohsoprettybella......

So what does everyone think?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Just because

I think Susan you are simply so sweet....and you were only one number off...
You too are winning a canvas.
So, pick your colors, theme and if you want any vintage photos on it or special photos email them to me. I know you are in Chicago now but when you get home get busy and start thinking. I am going to make you and Jane both one.
hugs V

My studio today

I spent this morning cleaning it up before I head to D.C. Wanted something clean for when I come home next week so I can spend the weekend creating.

For Jeri she wanted to see my altered spice rack

I made this about two years ago.

This is a metal spice rack that I altered to make it a brad holder. Hope you like it

Soul Sister and how you become one

Several people have asked how Toni and I have become almost one. I will give you my side of the story and miss T can give you hers.

First off let me start off by saying something about my life.... I was not close to my brother or sister never was what you would call friends. We are ALL so different even night and day can't describe the differences between us. I never really had roots to say.. never really made many long lasting friendships at all. We were always so different.

Three years ago Miss T had purchased something from ebay that we were selling and through emails we became hummm email buddies. Then ART came into the picture and I sent her something never knowing that it arrived on her deepest darkest day and vice versa. We started sending challenges to each other you know here is a box of junk now make something with it. We had fun with that then Toni made up this crazy store of two girls who met and one was me and the other her... That was cool but not how we became the closest even closer than friends.
Emails started getting longer, phone calls started happening and somewhere in there we realized we were kindred soul sisters. Call it parallel universe whatever but we had so much in common and yet so very different but our differences where even the same. Gosh, does that make sense?
We both love the lake, we love to travel and we are planning on getting our husbands and ourselves together for a trip to Italy and then just T and I to paris.
I can tell her to snap out of it and she can do the same to me and I still love her.
She can tell me that I am wrong and I still love her
I can tell her hummmm not liking that so much and she still loves me
We don't have to pretend with each other She knows me and I know her and ha what do you know we still love each other.

So there you have it How to be become a kindred Soul Sister 101
hugs to all
Now go find your kindred soul sister and if you do I wanna hear all about it

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Please meet Juniper Elf Witch

She even comes with her own traveling case

I belong to this really cool group of ladies called AAWA An Affair with Art on Yahoo Groups. We had what is called a mingle ( kind of like a swap) and the theme was what is your Fairy name. here

Well, mine was Juniper Elf Witch so here she is

Another cool mail day yet again

Above my new order of Bline stamps, two new bottles of glimmer mist vanilla breeze and sapphire, four bottles of stickles and my sommerset studio mag
a litte close up is always nice

Love these new stamps.


This is serious please some idiots have nothing better to do with their time then come to someone's blog who is just sharing her art and family with friends. If you see any comments saying look here or you have a virus click here to fix it or anything like never ever click on it. They are trojan viruses!!!!!!

If anyone would like to share their work, a website or anything like that send me a private email and I will post the link for you. Any posts that I make with places to go are safe but in the comment section don't go to any place that someone sends you.

I have given Big Daddy my password so he can check on here and delete them as they pop up but......until then just please keep your computer safe.

Maybe blogger can delete this idiots.....

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

yes whoopsie you won

Okay ladies here is the deal....I am working tons of hours yesterday and today so I have one minute to jump on here and let you know I will be able to answer all emails and posts tomorrow afternoon.

Start picking out your colors jane!

Monday, February 18, 2008

And the lucky number is 58

So, let's see who won?

Whoopsy Daisy it is.... YOU WON

Now here is what I need you to do.
Pick your colors
Do you have a favorite vintage photo or a recent photo you would like to use?
Do you have a favorite season, flower or saying you would like to be used?

We used pick a number generator to make sure we stayed true with the RANDOM number picker lol

Yeah for Daisy!!!!! aka Jane

Friday, February 15, 2008

Another cool mail day

Wow, more glimmer mist from Jacksonbelle and some bellas from

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Hey guys don't forget

You only have till Monday to pick a number for the free canvas give away...

Oh and to all those I owe packages too lol ( you know your names
Denise, toni, jeri and cheryl) I am mailing tomorrow. I am NOT the best when it comes to getting to the post office I hate lines anywhere.

One last thing

Happy Valentine's Day my dear sweet friends

hummm not only a good mail day and valentine's day but another obsession

so here are all the colors I have thank you
jacksonbelle off of ebay has the best prices she will have a sale every now and then for only $5.74 a bottle plus she has the very best shipping prices. Lindsey is so sweet and I just love her such a chatty thing and she knows it is me buying before she even sees my ebay
I also will buy from sometimes she may be out of a color but will backorder it for you her prices are $7.00 a bottle but until Monday they are only $5.25 a bottle.
So I have five more bottles coming vanilla breeze, sapphire, misty ocean, rouge ( a brand new color and simply gold.
in the meantime I have these colors
Lemon Zest
Deep Plum
Sugar Cookie
Key lime
Pink Bubblegum
Misty Breeze for my Miss T
Robins egg blue
tiger lilly

this is the back of the bottles
And the front
so my question of the day is have you used glimmer mist and if so please post a link to your blog or gallery so we can see what you have done with this amazing stuff

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Great mail day

First I received this adorable card from Jean. I love the pop up and will be casing this for future use. LOVE IT

Next Jeri sent me this button fairy that I have been ooohhing and awing for a week now and this so amazing clay face that I can't wait to do something with this face
Thank you so much Jeri and Jean

OHHHHHHH look at my pretties that I received today

Monday, February 11, 2008

Pick a number

Hey ya'll (said in my best Paula Deen voice)
It is contest time pick a number between 1-100 and I will have Big Daddy write a number down and the closest without going over wins.
What do you win you ask???????
How about this a 9x12 canvas you choose the color, theme, pictures, anything you like on it and I will do the rest. I need inspiration and you ladies inspire me.
Post your comment with your number and next Monday BD will pick a number. The winner will receive their canvas in two weeks after the pick date.
I love making canvases ( is that a word) and would love to make one to send to you.
Good luck ya'll ( Gosh I love Paula Deen)

The inside of the cigar box

So here is the journal book sitting inside of the cigar box

A little close up and of course I had to add my favorite picture to it
The bow unties and then it is like an accordian book
The back of the book

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A journal

Just a little journal I put together today. Tired of sitting in bed so I wanted to do something that wouldn't take all day you go my little brown journal

Cigar Box front and top inside

The top of the cigar box has this poly thingy that is like putting 50 coats on but it really is only one but very thick. Big Daddy did it for me because the smell of it causes major headaches
This is the top part hummmmmm can anyone guess who this is for???? Hint look at the initial... lol
Miss T

Now the bottom is brown felt and will hold a journal that I am decorating. I have two journals but lost the first.


here is the cigar box or at least the start of it. I haven't embellished the top yet and the journal that goes inside it I am still working on. I lost the first one...i know don't have a clue so ask me what happened but I can't find it anywhere.


Well, I made it to Sunday at least... (grin).
Feeling a little bit better not in as much pain and didn't take any pain pills so that is a GOOD thing. I am still going in Monday for another test just to be sure I don't have a Hernia or an Ulcer. Maybe it was a stone that just went away before the tests on Thursday and that is why they didn't see it. Not sure but what I do know is I do feel better today so much so that I will post some creative art later. I am doing a notebook today and have the outside of the cigar box done . I have misplaced the inside book. I am serious I can't find it anywhere.... hummm where would a sick drugged out woman put it???????
I know it is somewhere then I can finish that and get it on here.
hugs all

Friday, February 8, 2008

SBS sis please check

to make sure I have you added to the blog sisters list please????? I do appreciate it very much. I plan on visiting every single one of your blogs tomorrow. Hopefully by then I will feel much better. hugs for now

Thursday, February 7, 2008

A little bit of an update

Still waiting to hear back from all the tests today. I will add all my new SBS 11 sisters to the blog list as soon as I feel a little bit better. Okay back to bed. I do have this weekend off and will be working on the cigar box ( I hope). I did want to tell you all about a new Bella.
Go look at this one. She is by far the best bella ever and I have to have this one.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A quick update

I just wanted to let everyone know I haven't forgotten about you. I am in severe pain and simply unable to sit for very long. I do have a Dr's appointment tomorrow and they will be running tests. Let's just hope it is nothing bad!!!!! If I had to base it on the pain I would think they are going to tell me tomorrow will be my last day on earth. I am in that much pain. So, hopefully this weekend I will be better and can post on all your blogs and update mine.

Friday, February 1, 2008

My Fun Day Canvas

Called Celebrate Friends which is how I celebrate each and every one of you fine wonderful creative ladies.