Tuesday, April 15, 2014


It's the most wonderful day of the week!  Time to visit desks all around the world!  The awesome Julia invented this, so be sure to leave her some love too!!

My small desk this week...
I got a new self healing mat on the left and on the right is my art journal and some stamps waiting for me to create!  My badge is in the center on the art journal.

That's it from me this week.  Thank you to all of my new blog followers!  I hope the number keeps growing!  I already have a giveaway for May, but I'd like to have 2!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Hello and welcome to my desk!  We are desk hopping all over the world!  If you want to join us, start at Julia's blog.  She is the GENIUS who invented WOYWW.

My desk is sooooo messy!  Messy desks are fun desks, I think.
Starting on the left, I have some mediums and markers, paints and glue.  A little bowl with yellow ink in it and some Wink of Stella glitter.  Archival ink and Inka Gold, more pens and ribbon.  Proudly in the center, on top of paper scraps, is my badge.  Of course, there is tons more but I would be typing for days!

Now..... Some business....

First, I want to give a shout out to NANNASWORKROOM.  Thank you for visiting me!  I've seen you here before.  I feel terrible that I can't get back to you but when I click on your name it says your blog is private.  Please, don't think I'm ignoring you!!  If anyone knows her, let me know how to find her!

Second, if you are new here please follow my blog!  Sponsors who give me things to giveaway like lots of followers.  And I love giving things away!  I'm trying to do one a month.  Fingers crossed!!

And on that note, the winner of last weeks giveaway is APRIL STORY!!!  Congratulations!  Please send me your address and I will get it right out to you!

Thanks to all who visit!  I'll be to your blog soon!

Friday, April 4, 2014


Using Splash Ink as watercolor paints is so awesome!  You have every color you could imagine so there is no need to buy tons of paints.  I painted this little canvas with Splash and detailed it with other Yasutomo Products.

Faber Castell Canvas Kit from Altered Pages

I got my Splash Inks and my color chart ready and made a really soft pink, a darker pink, an orange yellow, a brown yellow and a green.  

I painted the soft pink on the petals first. 

Then I blended in the darker pink.  The cool thing about Splash is that it is easily blended with water.

I went over each petal with my white marker and put dots on the petals.  Then I used my PermaWriter to make dots in the center of the flower.  I added a few white dots too.  The black backing came with the kit.

Try using your Splash Inks as watercolor paints.  You will Love the results!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014


I have a fun project to share today!  I wrote an article about it in the Winter 2014 Issue of Altered Arts Magazine.

All you need is a nice thick paper, like watercolor paper, A stalk of celery and some inks.  Cut a straight cut across the bottom of the celery, about 2 inches from the bottom. 

 I used acrylic paint and inks to make some backgrounds.  Then, I applied ink to the celery and stamped!

How awesome is that?  They look like roses!

Just use a baby wipe to take the ink off of your celery (or cut a little bit off to get fresh celery again) and you are ready to stamp again.

All different colors of "roses"  for beautiful backgrounds.  Or, stamp them as a focal point on a card, fabric or anything.  That's the fun of art!

Who ever said you can't play with your food?

*No celery were wasted during the making of these backgrounds.  I put cream cheese and olives on the stalks and we enjoyed them very much.*

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Hello all!!  Quick post, just as Julia, our Queen, likes it!


A paper kit filled with all spring colors!  Papers, 3D embellishments and sentiments, and paper tags and diecuts!  Pretty awesome I think!

Just become a follower of this blog and leave a comment!

Thank you all for visiting me!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


WOO HOO!!!  Time for another weekly snoop around the globe!!  Start the snoop at the queen of desks, Julia!  She has all the info!

I want to thank you all so much for following me!  I am trying to get more prizes to giveaway and sponsors like followers.  So thank you so much!  I have a prize for next week and another prize lined up too!  I love giveaways!!  

My desk...
Blurry background for some reason, but no matter!  You can see I am preparing to ink up some of my stamps I got last week, and you can see all of my "holders".  My white "holder" has scissors and paint brushes.  My black spinning "holder" has more pens and things in it.  My badge is on the blue paper for all to see!

Thanks so much for visiting!  I will be at your desk soon!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Welcome to my desk!  I'm so glad you are here!!  Please visit our founder, Julia, to get the 411!

I had to go out yesterday, to run an errand with my husband.  While we were out, I stopped at the craft store.  We have NO craft stores around here and it seems no crafty people either!  I hear all of you going to crops and I am so jealous!  Anyway, after the 35 minute ride I figured I should at least get to do some shopping!  They were almost giving away stamps!  For $30 I got 18 stamp sets and 11 wood stamps! ?WHAT?
Just a sampling for you to see.  I couldn't fit everything in the picture!  But my badge is placed right on top for you to see.

I can't wait to see what's on your desk!  Thank you so much for visiting me!!  I already have a giveaway planned for the month of April, so keep becoming friends of my blog+