Monday, October 29, 2012


Have you seen the new Altered Arts Magazine?  There is an article by Trisha Neal aka "Trisha Too" on "Monoprinting".  I saw this technique on my friend Marit's blog months ago and really wanted to try it.  So when Trisha wrote the article, with detailed instructions and pictures I had to try it!!

 Be nice!  This was my first try!!
I gathered some supplies and got to work!!
These are just a few pages.  I made 20 pages in a half hour!!
Most of them don't have enough ink to cover the whole page, but I still think they look awesome!!

I think the lines on this one look like cancelled postage.

 I added spray ink on top of some of them.

These are my favorites!  I used punchinella (sequin waste) and I think it looks like snake skin!
I hope you enjoyed my first attempt at monoprinting!  I plan on making more papers, maybe today?

And for everyone on the east coast (like me) please stay safe!  This hurricane is crazy!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


HELLO and welcome to another WOYWW! Just click the link if  you don't know what I am talking about.  It is the best party ever!!

The first pic I want to share is my finished pumpkin!!

Last week I showed you this pumpkin in progress.  I finished it today, and I don't think I am happy with it.  It seems like something is missing.  Any ideas would be lovely!  I got the pumpkin last year, off season, with a coupon so it was like $2.  The flowers and beads are from the "Dollar" store.  So it was only $3!!  For $3 it is a fine white pumpkin, but I want it to look like a $1,000 pumpkin!

And here is my desk
Very messy just like I like it!  Stamps, gesso, a TH book, my phone and some new goodies I got.  I love Dylusions spray ink, so I had to have more.  I own 6, now I own 9!  I also got the Alcohol ink pen I've been wanting. I first saw this pen on Eliza's blog during a WOYWW party and I had to email her and ask her all about it!  She was so nice and answered my questions!  I can't wait to use it!!  Thanks Eliza!!
And, of course, my badge was placed on top of my new supplies.

Last, I want to share with you this lovely tag you may see on my desk.  It is a sweet surprise from my dear friend Sherry.  I love the creepy feeling skeleton!  And Sherry did a whole post on using the fake fingernails on her project.  Check out her blog to see it, it is awesome!!

Now go and desk hop!!  Have an awesome time!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Hello everyone!!  Happy WOYWW!  Please visit our awesome hostess Julia for all the details!!

BUT FIRST.....(drum roll please)

My work is on the cover of  the latest Altered Arts Magazine!!!!!
I made the map and the treasure chest!  The map was a super fun mixed media project.  I printed out  2 maps, colored them in and cut apart one of them to layer upon the other.  On the map I kept whole, I wrinkled it up and re-straightened.  I used pastels and inks, and I used modeling paste to make the elevations on the map.  Layering the other pieces made even more dimension.  Finally, I burned pieces of the map to make it look even older.  I placed the map inside of a wood box.  I also altered a treasure chest I bought at the party store and staged the scene with pirate coins, costume jewelry from my collection, faux gems and lace!  I was soooo excited to get the news I was on the cover.  This is amazing and I can't say thank you enough to Altered Arts Magazine!!!

I am decorating a white pumpkin from the craft store.  I am using faux leaves and I have some jewels and squash I will add too.  Hopefully, It will be done by the next party.  I figure I can keep it as a centerpiece on the table through Thanksgiving.

Thank you so much for visiting!!!  I always reply to every comment I get, and I also try to get to as many other party goers as I can!!  Have fun!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Hi!!  It's time for another WOYWW!!  Click the link to find out what I'm talking about!!

I hope Miss Julia doesn't kick me out of the party this week, because I have no work desk to share :(
it was my oldest son't 16th birthday this weekend and I haven't done any work since the last WOYWW!!  I didn't want to show you the same picture again.  But, I do have a couple pics to share of my son!!
When did he get so big?????
He is such a wonderful son!  He is perfect!  He is always helpful, never in trouble, gets excellent grades, and is an all around great guy.  I am so blessed!!!  Sorry some of his head is missing.  My small son took the picture.  He tried!!  I still think he looks handsome!! 

Now go visit the work desks of all the other people at the party!!  I promise to be ready with work desk pictures!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Hi everyone.  I thank all of you for visiting me.  I have been sick for almost 2 weeks now, and I haven't been on the computer.  I appreciate each and every one of you and the lovely comments you leave me.  I promise to return all of your comments this week.  And hopefully more.

I am still under the weather, but feel much better.  My work desk looks like a ton of junk thrown on a table.  
I did manage to put my badge on the table for the picture though!

Enjoy the desk hopping,  and please be sure to visit our hostess Julia.  She is awesome!!

Have a great day!!