Saturday, January 31, 2009


Today I was able to put together my ATC kits for an online ATC class I am giving. I want to thank Patty at for sponsoring the images for the kits.

I also started on my are you ready for this My Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's canvas. FINALLY this has been a goal for me to get to for six months.

I also visited about 200 of your blogs. Wow, amazing talented artists I found. I also found blogs with thought provoking posts as well as just the most beautiful pictures.

And did I add that I baked brownies?????? I made Rick a pan of brownies with vanilla frosting.

Tonight I still plan on working on a few things for Halylie Jo is sponsoring an event and needs samples. She sent a huge priority box full of stuff for me to work on. THANKS HJ. Thanks Patty for the images.

So, visit one of these great stores for awesome deals. has a $1.00 Wednesday digital download and it stays on the entire week. This week's is adorable. She also has half price CD's and tons of great images. Of all the digital places I visit she has the BEST prices!!!!!!!!!!

Haylie Jo over at will give you 10% off your entire purchase by using my coupon code. RamblingV

Thursday, January 29, 2009

What I love

I love my darling husband Rick
My best friend sister Toni
and a few other things.....
Today is a self portrait.
There will be a few more canvas postings in the next few days....they are pay it forwards and I want to make sure the people that they are going to get them first before I post. Anyway enjoy today's posting .... I made this last year and have learned a little in the last year.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I just need a moment here please

This beautiful piece came from Barbra Joan and here is her amazing blog

When I started a blog I really thought that it would just be for myself and my sister Toni. I thought we would put our art on our blogs so that each of us could see it. That's all nothing more. Then the most amazing people started visiting our blogs. Wow!!!!!!!!

I then talked my husband into starting one too. A blog is a great way to post your feelings share a few thoughts and display your art. But in doing this something else happened. I met some great people. We have started talking back and forth and helping each other. Just today I received the piece above from a fellow blogger. Isn't it amazing? All I did was help her fix her blog that's it and it only took maybe a minute out of my day.

Then I receive an email from another blogger who found me two of the Audrey Hepburn postage stamps I have been dying to find. Wow!

Now I have my online art groups I belong too and we do stuff for each other every single day but the above wonderful folks don't have a clue who I am they are total strangers whom I can now call friends because of this wonderful thing called a blog.

Now I have thousands of people visiting my blog and hundreds of you leaving the nicest comments. I promise that I will visit each and everyone of you and spend time getting to know you all. I work full time so it may take a week or two but I promise I will be visiting you soon. You took the time out of your busy day to visit me and I will do the same.

The wonderful emails......... thank you so much. And to answer a question posted yes I do just give my art away. When someone posts something that touches my heart or sends me an email that just makes my day the only way I can pay it back is to send you a piece of my soul in my art. These random acts of kindness that I have received have left me totally speechless. I can only tell you that you have my word I will pay it forward.

Again, thank you so much for visiting my blog.

With all the artful hugs I have ..... thank you


Monday, January 26, 2009


email me your address and this baby is yours. enjoy


Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
You have no idea how surprised I was that my little bitty art blog was chosen as blog of note today. I am thrilled!!!!
How many couples can say that they both within a week had their blogs chosen as blog of note?
My amazing husband Rick is at and then there is me. As you can see he is the thinker I am the creative one. lol
But we both make an amazing team. I want to personally thank everyone for visting and I really want to thank blogger for making my art blog the blog of note today.

So, Welcome everyone there is plenty of art on this little ole blog so enjoy the older posts and you will find some altered items, some altered canvas and plenty of artys things.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I would like to introduce you to Francesca

This is Francesca and she is the Godmother to all Fairies. I took an old barbie doll and well just used the torso part of her. I then used modge podge to adhere her paper dress. The wings are store purchased but everything else is made by my little hands. I used all images for her tags from awesome images. Her crown and tiara are all from my cricut cartridges. I used curly q ribbon for the bulk of her dress but as you click on the pictures you will see that there is a dress of tags under all that ribbon. There is jewelry, beads, ribbons, etc all over this magic wand. Please enjoy Francesca the mother of all fairies.
The other side of the tags

as you can see she has many fairies she is the Godmother of.

She is full of tags, jewelry, ribbons, baubles and beads.
more closeups of the tags

the back of her up close

Two more fairy tags using patty's images.

the back of Francesca and a look at the two tags on back. All tags are two sided.

here is a tag that I made using images from

I love her little fairies.

She is done

As soon as Francesca dries I will post the final pictures of her.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

One World ...... One Heart

I will be participating in the One World One Heart Event. You can find all the information here

Lisa will be hosting the One World One Heart event. I will be giving this rubber stamp set away. Please leave a comment and make sure that I can get a hold of you if you are the winner.
I will use random number generator to pick the winning number on Feb 12th. Good luck

Friday, January 23, 2009

I got one!

Tons of folks want this pattern and I got one. Everytime I went to Joanns it was sold out. I got this one on ebay. I can't wait to find some beautiful moose material to make one for me.

Thank you Jeri

Jeri from An affair with art sent me this wonderful,beautiful ,adorable altered cabinet card box.
Thank you so much Jeri, I love it

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oh my goodness

Since Rick's blog made blog of note I also have received many comments and posts. I would love to thank all of you for this. Many have emailed me with their thoughts and comments and words of encouragement. Many have asked a couple of questions so to answer some of those I thought I would answer them here.

Yes, he is the real thing and no I won't and yes you can send your darling husband's here for training... This question was from Liz

Yes, we are married have been for oh my gosh 12 years and no not our first marriage for either of us. I think we both got it right this time.

Yes, we both know how lucky we are to have found each other. I thank my lucky stars each and everyday for him and I truly believe he does the same.

He is such a thinker and can convey his thoughts on paper so much better than I can.

Yes, he was shocked to find that his blog had made the list and was so amused just watching everyone come and visit. He loves all your comments and plans on visiting as many of the ten thousand visitors he has had in the last two

so thank you everyone for visiting his blog and for coming to visit mine.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I am so proud of my Wonderful HUSBAND

Today he was chosen as a blog of note. I have always told him that he has a gift for words. Me.... well ya'll know I type like I talk fast and I don't stop.
He is so excited as he thought no one ever visited his blog. I am just as proud as can be of that amazing man. If you haven't stopped by his blog please do so. Spend some time there and find some amazing pictures and stories.
Congratulations honey.... I knew you would do it!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Card for D

Here is a card I made for D the top blank white piece of paper is actually covering D's name. I used a countertop chip from Home Depot to stamp the man's image on. Then color blocked the remainder of the card. On the inside it has an embossed paint chip and Get Well Soon written.
So, if you have sent a card to Toni for her to give to D let me know and I will post a link here of your card. Thanks everyone for helping out with my sister request for cards for D.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I have a huge favor

Folks, I have asked before but now I am begging. There is a young man who is very very very sick! Please read this post at my sister Toni's blog. And then please send a card. Email me at or my sister Toni at for the address.
We really really really need everyone who reads this blog and then your friends to send this young man a card.


Tonight I plan on working on my Fairy Godmother wishing wand for a swap I just joined. I also plan on working on a canvas for Ms Becky. let's see what else?????? Oh yeah I have to clean up my studio it is a mess. ack ack ack

Thursday, January 15, 2009

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I just spent a few moments and deleted all the spam comments. Took awhile but it is done.

I am so sorry

But due to the idiots who decide that they want to spam my blog I am going to have to put the word verification back on. I hated to do this but I want to protect all my friends out here in the blog world.
I love your comments I really do so please don't let the word verification stop you.
Again I am so sorry.......
Now you robots and folks who get a kick out of spamming my blog..... GO AWAY

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I didn't have my last post posted twenty minutes and have three people wanting to know where I got the suitcase.
here you go all the way to the bottom

You gotta see this

It is an ATC suitcase for my ATC's!!!!! is this not adorable??????

ATC's for Tuesday

A Valentine for my friends
My dear friend bought me this sheet....

So, I used every single image from it....more to come

For the Queen

Here are a few of the ATC's I just made today.

New ATC's will be here soon

My sister Toni gave me this amazing sheet of vintage African American photos. I am having a blast making ATC's with these. I will post them all as soon as they dry.


It is almost 10:30 a.m. and my hair is done and I am no longer an old grey mare. I have my cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee right here in my favorite mug. ( T it is like the mug I sent you from Gatlinburg).
I need to go do a few posts on some message boards I have been neglecting.
Then I am off to work on my altered Starbucks Holder for my dear sister. Still thinking of what colors and theme to do it with. hummm

anyway, in between all I will make a few atc's so come on back.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

All my Canadian Friends I need your help

I am in desperate need of this stamp! It is a current Canadian Stamp. If any of you would send me a stamp I would be ever so grateful. As you can see it is an Audrey Hepburn stamp. so please please please help if you can. Haylie Jo over at made this amazing atc card.

Thank you

Internet safety

Just a reminder that if you see a comment on my blog it is not moderated. So, run your cursor over it before ever clicking on a link. If it doesn't look right don't click on it. There are times where I can't get back here to delete it for a few days. The safe links are the ones on the right where I will put folks on my blog roll. If you wan't to be on my blog roll just ask.
Once I review your blog I will be happy to list your blog.
Thanks everyone for understanding.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Last week of this

This is the last week of six day work weeks. Of working six days twelve hour days. The last week of being so tired I could just roll over and croak. The last week of just plain old crap. Now next week I can start working on my art. woo hoo

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Guess what came in yesterday?

My story book cricut cartridge. This by far is my favorite of all the cartridges I received for Christmas. I still think I would like to have home accents.

Final ATC for Sunday

I received a sheet of wonderful images. This is the Ramsey family. There is Robert, Trudy, Robert Jr ( Bobby and Millicent ( Milli)

This picture was taken back in 1962 in Savannah Georgia. Enjoy

Two new ATC's

Here is William Sears and his lovely wife Anna. This picture was taken back in 1952.
And this one is Paul and Elizabeth Burrows. The picture was taken back in 1924. Just two more atc's today.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Just taking today super duper easy. Not doing much at all today. Watched Peggy Sue got Married for the third or forth time. Right now just thinking hummmmmm should I crawl back in bed to watch more chick flicks or should I try and create something. I don't know that bed looks awfully good right now. I will be so glad when this cough goes away and I feel better.
Inventory is next Thursday so after Friday I should be able to just chill and do NOTHING for a little while.
Everyone I hope you had a really great New Year's eve last night. I was asleep by 11 p.m.
Until next time........... Happy New Year