Friday, March 27, 2009

Just to prove

These are two pictures of me as a child. When I found these they were totally destroyed. They had watermarks, smudges, wrinkles etc all over them. I asked my friend Patty
over at if she could some how fix them for me. I wasn't expecting much to be honest but look at what she did. So, my friends seriously if you haven't been over to see Patty you need to go today. If you need your photos fixed she does that too for a very small fee.

I am okay really

Thank you.... wow, in five minutes four emails. Hey I truly am the better person now. REALLY
I lived a horrible childhood that most never live but then again some have even worse stories. So, I really consider myself lucky. And I am really fine.... I am so much stronger now!
I have a WONDERFUL amazing caring husband who every single day of my life let's me know that I am loved. I don't think anyone can as better than that........

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I just have to brag for a minute

So, today is day three of not feeling very well. I went to work stayed for 6.5 hours then came home to head out to the Dr and to the Dentist. My wonderful husband was here waiting to take me to the Dentist and come to find out my filling did indeed fall out from a back molar.
After getting that fixed we stopped by Chik fil A and bought a gallon of iced tea and some chicken strips for dinner tonight.
Finally after waiting for the Novocaine to wear off I was able to eat some chicken wrapped in soft tortilla shells loaded with shredded cheese.yum
Bad thing is now I can start feeling some pain now. I will be so glad when this flu bug runs off and goes somewhere else.

Hey on a side note do you see the little boxes below the posts????? really cool right... easy to get if you like them. Just click on the link and fill out three easy lines.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

When sick why not post?

Wow, what is it six posts today??? lol
I received this today from she has all the new tim holtz stuff in and at great prices.

On a sadder note today or rather just now. I had a filling fall out from a tooth way back in my mouth. So, much for flossing that is when it fell out. So, I guess that means a dentist trip is coming soon.
When it rains it pours....... I hate Dentists sorry about that if you are a
but luckily my dentist who is wonderful but still a dentist will give me gas for even a cleaning... God I love that Dr. Pearl even though she still is a

It is going out in the mail tomorrow

I received this in Monday and did the swabs of my inner cheek. I am putting it out in the mail tomorrow. Hopefully I will be a match for someone who needs my help. And heaven forbid I ever need help but if I do they will already have my marrow typed.

So easy, Just follow the directions swab your inner cheek four times and return.

Share your Art

SHARE YOUR ART!! I was over at Carla's blog, and she's invited/challenged us to share our art!
Here's how: The first 4 people to respond to this post will get something made by me! Could be a card with which I am really pleased, a pin I made, a doodle or something else all together! My choice!
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make although I hope you do!
2. What I create will be made with you in mind so you won't get something I already made unless I think it suits you to a T.
3. It'll be done sometime within the next 2 months.
4. You have no clue what it's going to be.
5. The catch is that you must offer this blog candy on your blog! Re-post this on your blog, offer something you make - your choice - to the first 4 people who do the same on your blog (then come here and post). Be sure to add my name to the #1 line on your blog post - I am the first participant and I am already offering to share. When you create your give-away you will be the #1 spot for players 2-5 on your list. The first 4 people to post this on their blogs and leave a comment here telling me they did (I will go to your blog to check that you have this posted) will get an art share handmade item from me. Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it! SO ...................who will be next???? Come on we only need two more people.
1. Veronica
2. Christine
3. Jean

Oh one last post

it is wednesday and you know what wednesday is????? one buck digi sheets from here
Todays sheet is totally must see it. larger fairies with wings, crowns and wands. AND IT IS ONLY ONE DOLLAR!!!!!!!!!

get it now while you can

Oh and don't forget

If you would like to have cropstop sponsor your blog challenge just let me know.
email me


How is it that I can't seem to get warm. Here I am in bed with three blankets, full sweats on and two sweaters on top of that and I can't seem to get warm.
I had a flu shot so how can it be the flu? but all signs show the flu.
I just want to get warm.... and for my bones to stop hurting......
okay back to watching tv looks like there is a mega day of project runway. Thank goodness for bravo tv.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hot - Cold- Hot - Cold with aches and pains

Must be the makings of the flu..... So, if you have written me and you don't get a response back that doesn't mean I am ignoring you.......
I am in bed trying to feed a fever starve a cold
or is it starve a fever feed a cold?
whatever it is I have my hot tea, orange juice and a day of the houseswives of new york reruns.....

Hope everyone else's day is going much better!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Altered Starbucks Frap Holder with Bottles

Here is one of the bottles. There are four bottles for the container. I have clips, beads, baubles and clip its in the containers. okay so forgive the back drop of my bathroom sink. I am bringing home the supplies for Rick to make me a photography box tomorrow. Here is the container and all the bottles.
The top of the bottles

This is the side view. I found two really cool leaves that I had and added those.

All stamps used were from here with the exception of that beautiful woman stamp that I got here

and there you have it.

Hope you liked my altered starbucks holder

Wow, this is amazing a must read

Hey all you bloggers, crafters, mixed media artists, and scrapbookers. is looking to sponsor your next challenge. Crop stop just received in all the wonderful Tim Holtz products including some of his ATC stamps. More new Tim stuff is coming in every week.
We also have great deals on many products including Cricut, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders and Dew drops just to name a few.
So, here's the deal...... want Haylie Jo over at cropstop to sponsor your challenge?
Email me at put sponsorship in the title of your email and I will collect these to send to HJ at

Please remember not all requests can be fulfilled as much as I know HJ would like too she can only do so many. So, get your requests for sponsorship now.....

As I am the ATC coordinator we are really looking for those ATC challenges however all requests will be reviewed. LOL

And while we are talking about ATC's why not join message board and get involved in my monthly class and challenge NOW.

Friday, March 20, 2009

More of Anne Taintor

Oh my god I found this one of Anne's it so reminds me of my first husband. lol

I asked myself this question many times....

Now I have a wonderful husband...... a real treasure

Thursday, March 19, 2009

For all you artists out there

I know you all already know how much I love Lisa and her beautiful collage sheets. And I know you all know about her one dollar Wednesdays . But have I told you about her latest collage sheets?
Or about her five sheets for only six dollars and fifty cents?
Or how about if I tell you this...... I have know Lisa for about a year now and have bought just about every single collage sheet she has and that of all the shops that sell images she is my favorite.
So, seriously if you are looking to buy collage images and looking for a great deal that I tell you is the best ever. Please go visit her and tell her I sent you.

anne taintor

I just love Anne Taintor. She has the most amazing vintage images and sayings. I keep thinking if I were to post my picture I wonder what I would say.

Because you just never know

I decided to do something today because you just never know.
I joined the bone marrow registry HERE . Normally there is a $52.00 fee but a little girl needs bone marrow and I have a code that you can use to waive the fee. The code is unmsterling3 and the code expires on the 20th so you only have a few hours left.

and here is part of the post I saw here
Here is the website to visit or share:
Click on "Join Today"
Enter the Promo Code: unmsterling3
Fill out the online form and a swab kit will be sent to you the next day. Return the kit as soon as possible.

Using that code will put you at the top of the list cause you know what? you just never know. You or even me or you, maybe you there or hey what about you over there..... if just one of us or hell even all of us are a match we could save that little girls life.
If we don't match her maybe just maybe we will match someone else and god forbid maybe just maybe it may be one of our own......... so think just think about it is all I am asking. Donating body parts or body fluids isn't for everyone but it is for me.

Because I love you all

Go here and get your FREE sample of Dunkin Donuts coffee!!!!! I am addicted to this stuff. Rick and I will splurge every once in awhile and get this but mostly unless it is a special occassion we will drink Dunkin. Well, wait let me say that again, I will drink Dunkin he drinks this and I can't stand his.... so hurry up and go get your free sample of coffee. Don't want it???? no problem send it to

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I won two awards

And I won this one from Dena thanks so much. WOW thanks ladies
Add Image

Thank you Toni

this award means a lot to me...... and when I have an extra moment I will pass it on.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


I finished this canvas today. I used all images from
I hope you like it.

Gotta love Tim Holtz

For those of you who have been following my blog most of you know I love Tim Holtz! I truly think I have every thing Tim ever created. I even have five saved emails from Tim, two signed copies of his DVD's, shall I go on?
So, when the company that I am an ATC coordinator for started carrying Tim Holtz wow... Well, I now am getting every new stamp Tim has.

All the way from Bahrain

I am the ATC coordinator for and in February we had a swap of ATC's. Wow, I was lucky enough to have Linda from Bahrain as my mingle buddy. It took this package almost three weeks to get here from Bahrain. Not only did Linda send these two amazing ATC's she also sent a sheet of postage stamps from Bahrain.

I just received this from the amazing designer

Itkupilli has left a new comment on your post "A new look for me": Oh! I'm so pleased to see the header here at your lovely blog.I want to give one more link, here you can find free backgrounds and other blog accessories, and also tutorials, and it is in English, my other site is in Finnish, it might be a little bit difficult to understand. ;)

A new look for me

I have to tell you I was very happy to find the free blogger backgrounds that I did. See left hand upper corner for link.
I loved this background and asked for a header to go with it.
So, I hope you love the new look of my blog and if you do stop here for a free background then go here to purchase a header or an entire set.

Wow, I am so humbled

I received a wonderful post from a fellow blogger that I have recently started chatting with. Tiffiny located here has found a way to not only put her fellow blogging friends on her blog roll but also their headers. Totally fantastic. I will post directions for doing this later but I wanted you all to go check out her blog. Tiffiny if you want you can post the instructions so that our fellow blogger friends can do the same.
When I have a little more time I plan on doing the same for several of my blogging buddies.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


is all about ramblings... I mean after all isn't it called art and ramblings by veronica?
Rick is working on adding a few gizmo's to my blog that may make it easier for everyone to get updates. Thanks Rick
Today, I had to leave work early and come home. Now I rarely ever do that in 30 plus years of working a full time 50 plus hour work week this is hummm maybe my 5th time of leaving work early. I was exhausted, just couldn't function and could not retain any information that came my way.
I came home around 3 and went straight to bed. I could have slept the night away but Rick woke me up at 7 for dinner. What causes this? I truly think it is the time change I don't know anyone else have it this severe? I have heard the older you get the harder it is to lose just one hour but god this is crazy.
I am off on Saturday and Sunday and plan on working on my art this entire weekend. Dunkin Donuts coffee, jazz music and art for the weekend...PRICELESS

Monday, March 9, 2009

A new canvas is on it's way

Yesterday I primed, painted and blocked my canvas. This weekend I will finish the canvas. I will post a picture of it Saturday.
Have a great day

Friday, March 6, 2009

Crap even an old blogger like me can learn new tricks

Get this I have been blogging over a year and never knew how to do a hyperlink. Now I do and I am sharing with you.

First go and write your post as you would normally do then let's say you want to say something like this.
Hey everyone cropstop is getting in some awesome new stuff this week go check it out. Well if you don't want your post to be all jumbled up with and you would rather the cropstop in the above sentence is the link you just do this.

highlight the word cropstop then click on the little button with a world and maybe a figure 8 over it to the T with a square under it. A new box with pop up and all you do is insert the addy of the place you see cropstop is now a hyper link and I didn't have to write out
I am telling you....when they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks....I say bull crap.... I just learned that.

crop stop is sponsoring

a blog challenge here . go check it out

Blog award

Thanks Barbra Joan for this wonderful award
The rules for the Fabulous Blog Award are: You must pass it on to 5 other fabulous bloggers in a post receiving this award.You must include the person giving you the award and link it back to them. List 5 of your Fab Addictions in your postCopy and Paste the rules in the post
List my five addictions

1 my wonderful husband rick
2 craft supplies
3 rubber stamps
4 low fat potato chips
5 cream cheese anything cream cheese

Now normally I would list five peeps to give this award to but now I have to go check on a friend so I will do this part later.

A little bit of the past

So, driving home last night from D.C. I found a radio station that was playing nothing but songs from the 70's and 80's. Not to say exactly how old I am.... but I am older. So, I found some of the songs that just instantly take you back to the days of high school, proms, first dates, picnics, saddie hawkins dances, football games, breakups from those first loves. etc and added just a few to my music player.
So, pop on over and take a look at what songs were playing when I was young. I would love to visit your blogs and see what songs were popular when you were young.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I think I am back with the living

I have internet for a little while. it is coming in bits and drabs.....

Monday, March 2, 2009

No internet connection

So, everyone here is the deal!!! I lost my internet connection and they will not be able to fix it for a week...that sucks I never knew how much I would miss my internet. We had our phone number changed to a non published number and good ole Verizon screwed up and my internet was with my old number. Now I have to wait for them to hook it up to my new non published number.
So, please don't think I have died or anything else. I just don't have internet and won't until they can get us hooked back up.
Gotta love Rick who spent four hours yelling but we did get three months free and a gift card. woo hoo
So, until then...........