Friday, December 31, 2010

Two fantastic Digital art sheets to end the year on

here are two more fantastic digi sheets from
I love these...what fun could be had with these? Simply perfect so hurry on over and get these for only two bucks each!
Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Valentine Digital Art for ATC's , Cards, etc

Every Wednesday I try to post Patty's over at dollar digi sheet and for the most part I do. However, with that said tonight as I was getting ready to post her Wednesday special I thought better check out her new stuff because it seems every single week she has three or four new sheets. Well, this week she didn't dissapoint that is for sure.
These are brand spankin new digital download art sheets for get this only $2.00 each sheet.
I don't know about you but right now I am making my Valentine's art and really need these sheets. So, I hoped on over and got the sheets tonight and you need too also. For $8.00 you can get all four of these sheets and she always sends a bonus sheet with each and every order.
for the sheet above click here
for the sheet above click here

for this sheet click here

last but not least for this sheet click here

Once again it is one dollar digi sheet

hurry on over to and pick up these adorable valentine digi sheet for only one dollar. hurry because next Wednesday it changes and this cool sheet becomes two bucks.

The amazing art tree

Okay this isn't the amazing art tree but I did want to take a picture of this really cool clock I got. Now on with the story of the amazing art tree. I have this friend ( you know who you are) that had this amazing tree. I said I love that tree I must have that tree and Christmas eve look what I have...... the tree
Now she used it for other things but one look at it and I knew it would be the amazing art tree
Over the years I have met some wonderful people on my blog and at art websites. We have traded art back and forth, and many have sent me art.
So, today I took a lot of the art that I have received ( not all I need to go buy more clips) and attached that art to my tree. I also added a lot of art that I have made over the years as well.
I hope you enjoy and look to see if you see any of the art that you have sent me.... Patti, the Breakfast at Tiffany's piece isn't under there as it is holding a special place of honor in my Audrey Hepburn inspired library.

It all started with this dress form years ago. I would attach many of the ATC's I made or traded to it. That is how I got the idea of how to use the tree

Some of the bigger pieces are like little presents under my tree

If you see any of the art you sent please leave a message and let me know that you saw it

Cookie Exchange in Nags Head

Some of the most amazing people showed up for our Cookie Exchange. Forget Martha Stewart forget Paula Deen ( OMG did I really say that) forget Ina forget Rachal but do remember these amazing faces. What a time we had..... not as many people showed up as we thought we would have but all in all a great time at the clubhouse.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The day after

Well, what a day
first...had to work 7-2 during that time the storm came and ended up having to close the store anyway at 2.
Next I get home and just start to change into something comfy when the phone rings...alarm call so back onto the horrible roads to the store to check it out.... nothing
Come home finish trying to get my new Kindle up and running and wouldn't you know I have a password protected Internet service. I have no idea what my password is. Call Charter, finally get the password and still it will not work.
Wonderful guy at Charter Cable resets my password and even takes the time to help me with my Kindle. Believe me he got all three's at the end of that call.
Kindle up and running then I turn it off to grab a bite to eat come back and it won't turn back on...
Now it is Amazon's turn. I call Amazon and wow..... great customer service not only did she show me how to fix my Kindle but she took the time to help me buy my first book.
So, what's next?
Well, next is inventory then I am going to catch up on emails to friends, work on some much needed art projects and just veg for awhile.
Rick and I are spending Valentine's Day in Vegas this year and I am so looking forward to that

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Well, I hope everyone had under their tree what they wished for this year. I know I had what I wished for and even more.
Santa this year stuff under the tree
A 3G Kindle and a hundred dollar gift card
A 50 dollar gift card to Starbucks....
A hair curler/straighter called the Instyler
Three sweaters and.........................................A cruise to Italy in September of 2012!
My favorite place in all the world....
Thanks Santa you are toally amazing oh and did I tell you how hot you are?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

OH MY you will never believe this two sheets for one buck

insane totally insane for only one dollar you get not one but both sheets. Merry Christmas from Patty at hurry on over before next Wednesday and pick up both of these sheets for only one dollar. I would say run but you know what I mean. I just bought these myself. I can only imagine what I can make with these sheets.
Merry Christmas everyone.... now run

Thursday, December 16, 2010

WOW this one is by far my favorite and I am

rushing to get it right now you better too because next week it will not be just a buck. So hurry hurry hurry and pick this one up. Just imagine the ATC's you could make with this or the cards you could make. Valentine's Day is just around the corner and wow wouldn't these make adorable atcs and cards....hurry

What would you add?

I am not sure what to add to this tag...suggestions?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tim Holtz Day 5 of the 12 tags of Christmas ATC style

Gloria at had this ATC challenge this month. Create an ATC using one of Tim Holtz's style of his 12 tags of Christmas. We could use any year of his tags. I decided I would use his Day 5 tag he posted today. So here is my take on his tag. Great Challenge Glo and fantastic tag Tim.

Cropstop's Sketch Challenge

Thursday, December 2, 2010

OH MY gosh one dollar digi sheet

I am so sorry I haven't been able to blog as much as I need too. Work is crazy but I wanted to get this sheet out there for everyone to see. Now if this isn't the best sheet out there I truly don't know what is. Go here to pick this up for a buck and make sure you tell Patty that I sent ya

December Sketch Challenge at cropstop

Over at our December Sketch Challenge for cards is so cool. Check it out and join us for December.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Embossed Tag

Today was my day to post an embossed project at
I decided to use a cuttlebug embossed folder fall words.... The tag is Tim Holtz tag die ( I am in love with this die)
I used distressed inks to hi-light the wording. A found image on the internet and to that image I added some pearls, crystals and grungeboard wings. The wings I covered in distressed paint ( rock candy)
I hope you enjoy

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Awesome blog you just have to visit and blog candy too

I found this blog by just searching for tim holtz things..... wow check it out

Saturday, November 6, 2010

stop the presses you gotta get this one

seriously one dollar isn't this the cutest? you have to have this if you do atc's or card making
stop over at and pick it up is fantastic

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

That time of year again and wow.... you gotta get this sheet

it is one dollar wednesday again and today's digi download is so cute!!!!
stop on over to and pick up this sheet. Just ONE Dollar

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Aveda Customer Service is AWESOME

I have been asked many times to give my opinion of products etc and post to this blog. I have refused all requests with the exception of one start up company that was selling silver jewelry and I did it as a favor for the owner.
So my opinions are just that MINE.
A few months ago I purchased a liter of Aveda's pure abundance shampoo. I usually purchase their clove but I had received a sample in my last order, tried it and really liked it so I bought a liter at a store in Norfolk me if I could remember the name I would post it but I simply don't.
I brought the shampoo back with me to the island and started using it. UCK is all I can say it wasn't anything like the sample I had tried before. I called customer service at Aveda simply to have it tested to see if something might have happened to the shampoo either at the store I bought it at or perhaps someone had returned it to the store with the wrong product in the bottle and the store simply didn't check it before selling it.
Becky from Aveda ( from here on we will call her amazing becky) was wonderful. Amazing Becky said send the shampoo back to me with my name on it and I will have it tested.
That was about two weeks ago. I sent the shampoo back to Amazing Becky and left for a few days. When Rick and I returned home this past Sunday Amazing Becky had left a message to give her a call.
Not only are they replacing my bottle with a new bottle but they are sending me my favorite Brilliance shampoo as the replacement. Brilliance is more expensive so I said let me pay the no no says amazing Becky, I will cover it.
So......... I may pay 46 dollars a bottle for shampoo from Aveda but let me tell you knowing that people like Amazing Becky are at Aveda gives me all the reasoning in the world I need for paying that.
Thanks Aveda you had a customer for life and still do.

The crowne plaza williamsburg virginia warning graphic photos

Dear owner of the crowne plaza in williamsburg VA ....... you owe me two nights stay in a better room at your hotel. Call me to discuss. lol
I have already contacted their corporate office customer service so let's see how they handle this.

Just to prove we did stay there in that horrible room wow such a pretty shower curtain in my three star hotel room
can you imagine?

Dontcha just love it?

Does this look like a three star Crowne Plaza to you?

First this is how the housekeeper made the bed.... seriously are you kidding me. We should have turned and ran at that point. Rick and I were heading out to do some mega shopping but stopped by the front desk to see if we could switch rooms to a king size bed. No sorry hotel is full there is a William and Mary game going on so no you can't switch. Fine we are here let's go shop

But then....................................... when we came back in time for the Ghost stories this is what we finally saw in our room... Looks like a bullet hole in the ceiling.

There wasn't any soap in the room seriously NO SOAP. fine as we were heading out to the patio to hear the ghost stories we will stop and pick some up. I wanted to add a little bit of make up on and went to grab a tissue. Now this is where you almost have to laugh. The housekeeper took the last two tissues in the box and made a fan out of them to put at the top of the box. ( someone needs to have a long talk with this housekeeper but oh it does get better so keep with me)

Yes, this is the bed post of the Crown Plaza three star hotel in Williamsburg VA room 436

and this would be the desk in this three star crown plaza hotel in williamsburg VA

oh wait could this be the back of the tv that is at least as old as my daughter? why yes it is

and here...... now it is really funny right? no not really. You would think with a name like Crowne Plaza you would get the best. Right? I mean I stay at the Crown Plaza in Natick Mass all the time for business and OMG I love it!!!! this was seriously like staying at motel 6...but wait they leave the light on right?

now this is my favorite..... can you imagine this is the chair for the desk where ...... I would not sit with my laptop if my life depended on it. Dear God this chair should have been thrown out years ago.. but wait it is in room 436 at the three star williamsburg crowne plaza.

ohhhhhh a little ratty carpet never hurt anyone right? but at a three star crowne plaza. hummm

Do you think they just don't care? appears to me that is what is happening

but.................................... isn't this perfection? again a Crowne plaza three star hotel in williamsburg va

Crowne Plaza Williamsburg Virgina HORRIBLE

First let me say that I love love love the Crowne Plaza but the Crown plaza in Williamsburg is the WORSE I have ever in my entire life have seen.
I have tons of pictures I will post here shortly but I beg you do not stay at this hotel. I have already contacted their main office and am awaiting a reply from the owner of the hotel.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

one dollar wednesday is right ON the money

just think of the ATC's, cards, scrapbook pages, etc you can make with these.
Here is what I do...... cut it out then use microscope slides and sandwich the image in between. Use gold tape to tape around it and there you have a really cool slide.
Later this week I am making some adorable art with a custom made fairy from Patty at
you simply send a picture to Patty and she can make any picture a fairy or anything else you want. Visit her website and click on the tab for custome orders. YOU gotta see her stuff.
She took an old and I mean old picture of me as a baby and worked miracles with it.
Come back Friday to see it...... but make sure you stop by this Wednesday because the one dollar digi sheet changes and you will want to see this.