Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Two ATC's

2 artist trading cards I made, using a Tim Holtz stamp for the background. One has an ArtChix transparency and German scrap. The other has an image (from European Papers) and 7 Gypsies rub-on words.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Chicken Run

I just love the hens from the Chicken Run movie! They sit on top of my computer, along with the pear tree that I'm going to alter someday...
Have a wonderful week-end! I will be on my way to the crop right after work tomorrow. Will post again on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Today was my husband's birthday, so we went out for dinner to O'Charlie's. Our food was good, although this is not my favorite restaurant. But since it was his day, I let him pick the place! Didn't get any scrapbooking done tonight, though.
Tomorrow night I need to pack - my sister and I are going to a crop this week-end! I'm really looking forward to it...

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Stuff!

Well, no slicing got done this week-end, but I did get some scrapbooking goodies! My sister and I went to Butler, PA, to a large store. We have no LSS and this is really quite a drive, but we had fun and it was good weather Sat. - no rain or snow to drive in. Unfortunately, we got lost going and coming home! Going, we were talking so much that we missed the exit; not sure what happened coming home, but we missed our exit and almost ended up at Lake Erie! That mistake cost us an additional hour of driving.
The picture shows just a few of my purchases! I'm in an Easter/spring mood. I liked the light colors and the bunnies!

Friday, March 20, 2009


TGIF - thank goodness it's friday! Been a long week. Glad to just kick back and relax. Maybe do a little scrapbooking.
I got the Slice on Tuesday but haven't had a moment to even open the box! Perhaps I can do a little slicing this week-end!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Another spring card

Birds and nests make me think of spring... unfortunately the weatherman says it may snow here tomorrow. And the temp. is going to be in the 30's on Friday, the first day of spring!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tag collage

This is a collage I created. The background is mulberry paper stamped with tag images. I attached tags of all kinds on top of that. I used dog tags, bread tags, clothing tags, key tags, gift tags, etc. It was a fun project!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here's an old postcard with a St. Patrick's Day mushroom. Enjoy the day tomorrow.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


A little card I created in honor of Spring - it will be here soon. Looking forward to warm days!

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Chiquita is so good-natured about being dressed up! She doesn't really like it, but doesn't put up a big fuss.
My daughter, Megan, is holding her.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A cool drain cover and a funny chihuahua

This is a really cool star drain cover I photographed in Columbus, OH.
My dog, Chiquita, wearing a towel draped over her head.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Our trip to Pittsburgh, PA, included a shrine making class from Linda & Opie O'Brien, a stay at the Priory and the best coffee ever! I am a java junkie and just love to find good coffee wherever we go. The shrine making class was taught at the Center for Contemporary Craft, in the Strip District. There was a little coffee shop across the street where we had lunch both days.
The sandwiches there were good, too!
The Priory is a restored monastery. Very charming, but no elevator and our room was on the third floor!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pictures from Valley Ridge

Here are some pictures taken when we were at the Lynne Perrella workshop in Wisconsin. It's such a beautiful place!
I went with my sister, Eleanor. She is my crafting partner and best friend! We went to a lot of workshops last year - I will post pictures from them soon.
Top picture - me in the studio
2nd picture - Eleanor on her way to the studio, past the barn.
3rd picture - Inside the studio
4th picture - Lynne Perrella (seated) and some of the workshop participants watching her demonstrate
5th picture - view of the barn from inside the farmhouse

Monday, March 9, 2009


This is a picture of my new oil pastels by Portfolio. They go on like butter - so smooth and creamy. And just yummy to work with! They can be found at Staples and don't cost very much. Love them!
The picture above them is a page from a book I did at a workshop. The workshop was in Wisconsin, at Valley Ridge Art Studio, and was taught by Lynne Perrella. That is where I learned about the oil pastels.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Takin' it Easy

That's what Chiquita and I have been doing this week-end.... kicked back and relaxing! With a good cup of Dunkin' Donuts hazelnut coffee in hand and my warm dog snuggled up next to me - this is the life!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

4 Seasons Journal

This is an altered book that I made into a monthly "diary". There is a main page for each season and a page for each month with space to record daily happenings.