Yes, my life is in transition. I am now getting used to life as a widow. What will this bring? Time will tell.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Beginning an Art Journal

Very, very slowly I'm getting into making an Art Journal.
I've joined the Art Journal Club at 
We have weekly chats on Monday and challenges to do.   We 
also get a daily prompt to help us along.   I guess I need more
help than that because my journal is getting off to a very
slow start.  
I will share my first page with you which just about says it all.

I've yet to decorate the cover.  Our challenge for the cover is
to use depth and texture.   I have something in mind but just haven't
gotten to it yet.   I will share when I get it finished.  

I'm submitting my Journal for the following challenges
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo  - Letter R
Take a Word - Album
(I hope Journal fits this challenge) 

Quite awhile ago Suze Weinberg put out a notice that she was
cleaning out her craft room.  For $50.00 I got a huge box full of her
used art stamps and other goodies.  That price
also included shipping.    Suze was so very generous. 
The stamp that I used on my page was in that box.
It is by Stampsmith.

My friend Robyn just did a beautiful project for 

It features a fun tissue paper technique.  The piece has
tons of beautiful embellishments and makes good use of 
 Tim Holtz' products.  Oh, and where can you get the best price
on Tim Holtz products?  Let me tell you.....right here at
Discount Shopping Club.  
Free to join in our Group, here.

I'm also looking for someone to take over my 
Follow the link to see the inspiration challenge site with
complete details.    I hate to just close it down but with all of
my new personal problems and responsibilities I just can't keep it up.

Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Discount Shopping and Tutorials

I don't know if you know it...but I'm a partner in the 
super duper discount shopping club site 

Never pay retail again when you shop with OWSE.
We can also special order for you if our distributors carry 
your wanted item.
We are a club but it is so easy to join and there are no fees.
Our Yahoo Group is here.   Become a member and shop with
us and save and have some good crafting conversation in our group.

Need some inspiration for your paper crafting projects check this out

We fill the week with fun and fabulous tutorials from
the OWSE staff and also feature Guest Artists.

Tues - Technique Tuesday with Judy Cantrell
Weds - Wednesday's Woman with a Guest Artist
Fri - Felonious Fridays with Robyn
Sun - Sunday Papers with me Jeanette

If you are interested in being a Guest Artist contact Jeanette at
with Guest Artist in the subject line.

I made this Mail Art for a swap that I hosted in OWSE group.

Our doors are always open....
stop in anytime.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's been awhile........

It has been awhile since I've last posted.
A lot has been going on in my life and much of it hasn't
been very pleasant.  I'm not very good about talking about
such things.  

It seems I'm pretty much on hold with everything except my 
immediate family.  So many things happened in such a short amount
of time.  My husband was diagnosed with lung cancer and a pre-leukemic blood
condition and is undergoing treatment, my brother  died on September 3rd at age 61
 of pancreatic cancer and my 91 year old mother isn't doing well.   

Here is a photo of the last time all of my family was together.
We have all gathered at Mom's for a 4th of July weekend.

Back Row, Mom and my brother Jimmy and my son Michael and his wife Lynda
Front Row, me with my daughter Susan and her husband Will