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

Monday, April 30, 2012

Always Remember

The theme is Wedding/Anniversary and the optional colors are Red / Burgundy / Green

The arbor and bird and the veil are from Stefairy Scrap.
I really wanted to use the veil.  I think it is gorgeous.   I didn't
realize how hard it would be for me to find the back view of a
groom.   Nothing in any of my collections.   On to
Google images.  Finally, a free clip art version that would work.
Also, found the top hat in Google Images.    

Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


"Time is an equal opportunity employer.  Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day.  Rich people can't buy more hours.  Scientists can't invent new minutes.  And you can't save time to spend it on another day.  Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving.  No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow."  ~Denis Waitely

Friday, April 27, 2012

Playing around with digi for Make It Interesting

The Gathering

Make It Interesting ~ Challenge #1

Starter image with thanks to Shadowgate

The Water Bearer

Starter image with thanks, from KaCey97007

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Language of Love

Words in Art

Roses and words of romantic.   Add a bottle of
Chanel #5 and I'm yours forever.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Garlands Galore

My mind just boggled at all of the garland eye candy that can
be found on Google Images.

Fabric Garland w/Lights
Tissue Paper Garland
Yarn Heart Garland
Yarn Circle Garden
With the help of his mom, Henry, 3 yrs old, made this.
Be sure to follow the above link to see sweet Henry

My garland for Crazy Amigo Challenge loosely based 
on the above.  

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Take A Word - Numbers

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, April 23, 2012


I can't dance a step but I sure like to watch dancing of any kind.
One of my very favorites is the Tango.  
Talk about heat.   

Sunday Postcard Art - Celebrate

This week SPA has 
as their guest host.
She has a wonderful sample to demonstrate the challenge theme.
Pop over and take a look.  Follow her link for access to beautiful stamps.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Even if it is a whimsical mushroom house for a 
snail family.

Maybe not so unusual after all......

Mushroom House in Korea

Celebrating Earth Day

These sweet little green frogs like to sun bathe on my Canna leaves.

I used my freebie kit, Natural Breeze, from DigiDesignResort to make this LO.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Digi Scrap

I've dabbled with digi scrapbooking in the past, even hosted a
Scrapbooking Challenge for a time.

Here are a couple of my latest efforts.

This is my mom.   This was made for a template challenge at

This one is the DigiDesignResort Use It All challenge.
We were given this great mini kit to use.
It is by DDR designer Aquarius.
Right now Aquarius is having a 'bundle' sale.  You can buy
a bundle of three kits and save up to 79%.  What a deal.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Vintage Bathing Beauty

Three Muses - Vintage Bathing Beauty

That should be me with the violet eye shadow on basking in the sun.
In fact, I wish I looked half this good.....violet eye shadow or not.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Thoughts in Pastel

I found a wonderful new to me challenge site.
Kim Klassen's Cafe has some beautiful textures to use
on her challenges.  Also, those all important tutorials.

My first challenge there happens to be Free and Easy using one of her 
free textures.  I chose Oh My.

This piece is also for 
April is National Poetry Month and in honor of that I thought it would be fitting to have our challenge revolve around poetry, but also include other forms of the written word,  a favorite quote, or novel, or perhaps merely a special word.

I used two of the Oh My textures.  One original for the background
and a lightened one as an overlay.

On of my oldie but goodie challenges is Soartful.
This time the challenge is Rainbow.  I used the rainbow
image provided by

"Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Have you ever had a day like this?


rubys all new 5

We were given the window background and/or the girl for this challenge.
My piece is rather simple but some of my challenge mates are so very talented.
I'm just amazed at what they create.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Here Kitty Kitty

The kitty image reminds me so much of my sweet little Pamela.
We got her when she was just about the size of this kitty.
She lived with us for 18 years.   Pamela was very shy but oh so sweet.  
When Pamela came to live with us I bet she didn't know
she would travel the US and Canada in an RV.  She didn't really
like it when we drove but she was a real trooper and
settled right in when we stopped. 

Sunday Postcard - Blossom 
Artful Times -  Green Background

This is one of the last photos that I took of Pamela.
I was taking down a fake ficus and replacing it with a living one.
I piled the dismantled ficus in a chair and darn if Pamela 
didn't crawl in and make herself comfy.

I hung her picture in over my kitchen counter.
The old oven was a real find for 50 cents at the thrift store.
Yes, I have a red kitchen and I love it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sweet Fairy Princess

A little sweetness for your Sunday.

Crazy Amigo challenge, theme - Princess.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Here Comes the Sun

The sun has arrived but not the warm balmy weather.
We are having a cold snap.  Nothing serious enough to damage
plants but enough to turn on the heater in the mornings.

A simple piece for

This is a picture of a sunrise taken by me at the beach at

I love walking the beach early in the morning and watching the
sunrise.  On this particular visit my husband came with me and
we had a breakfast picnic.   Ahhhh!  Bliss.

Note to Self for Digitalmania

Our challenge this week is to create in the style of
Nick Bantock.  Among other talents, he does Mail Art.  
I used a photo of him in my mail art.   From what I've
seen, he is as interesting as he looks.

Until next time.....

Thursday, April 12, 2012


It is a beautiful time of the year here in Coastal SC.  We are green
throughout the year but in Spring everything is revved up a notch.
We drove to Charleston yesterday and on the way you pass
thru historic Georgetown.  There are actually real places that look
like the above.  

My favorite...the Live Oaks.  They just drip with 
Spanish Moss.

Oak Alley Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC
Ahh, such a beautiful place to live.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My Darker Side is Peeking Out Again

Every once in awhile I need to express my darker side.

Forever Night Challenge -  Little Red Riding Hood the movie
Gloomy Art Challenge - Red Black White

Time to get ready for a couple of doctor visits this morning.
Could that be the reason my darker side made an appearance?

Until next time....

Monday, April 9, 2012

Handmade Tag

I do seem to be concentrating more on digital work rather than
hand made.  Really, I do actually make some things by hand.
Like this tag that I'm entering in the brand new challenge blog called

First, I used a Spellbinders oval to cut the tag.  I don't know how
many colors or layers of Distress Inks in rosy colors were applied.
I just kept smearing and dabbing until I was satisfied.
I edged the oval with Liquid Pearls.  The chipboard has been
heavily glittered.  The rose is one of the beauties available from
Wild Orchid.  I don't remember where I got one of my favorite 
spools of ribbon but I do love the toile design.

Now, for a bit more digi.

This is for Digitalmania challenge in the Waterhouse style.
I found that itkullpilli has a collage page of Waterhouse Beauties.
That is where my beauty came from which I put in a new
Spring Setting.    If you would like to see something interesting....
visit Digitalmania and look at Junibears piece using the same
beauty that I did.   Just look what can be done digitally.  To make it 
easy to find we are right next to each other in the group of photos.

Thanks for stopping by.....come back again anytime.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter.......

For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born.  ~Alice Freeman Palmer

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lilies and Lace

Peggy gave us our choice of images to use for her
Easter Lily

I chose this one 

After a a bit of altering, I came up with this collage.

Thanks for stopping  by today.

Venetian Masks

I love these beautiful masks.

Venetian Masks

Friday, April 6, 2012

And, the rains came

It has been a nice steady rain here.   My garden is just drinking it up.
Since we are having rain, I decided today was the day to post my
entry for umbrella challenge at Three Muses.

Main images from Innervoice/DeviantScrap and the umbrella 
is from Google Images.  

I found these sweeties while Googling umbrellas.

Spring has certainly sprung at my house.  My sweet green lizards are
running about and I heard the barking frogs for the first time yesterday.

Until next time......

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Desert in Bloom

The Flickr Group Make it Interesting gave us this photo to
"make it interesting".

Make It Interesting ~ Challenge #3

Starter image with thanks to S_w_Ellis

My desert is in bloom

Thanks to Lori Davison for the beautiful wildflowers

Pyramid Trivia 

The pyramids were originally covered with a highly polished white limestone so they would glisten from a distance. Some of these (albeit worn) are still visible at the tops.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Frida Kahlo Blue

For Inspiration Ave - Frida Fiesta

My color inspiration is from a photo of her "blue house" in Mexico City.

I also found this site 

V Juliet

who shares with us what is inside Frida's closet from the book  El Ropero de Frida.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Digital Fun

Well, maybe, not all fun.  I really struggled with this first
piece.  At Digitalmania our challenge was to create in the style 

Third try, 4th, FINAL try.  I'm pretty satisfied with this piece.
There was lots of collecting of images, adding, subtracting, cropping,
blending......and more.

Now, this one was much easier.  This is for 

rubys all new 5

We had our choice of two beautiful backgrounds.  I chose the blended

I wanted to keep my piece simple so as not to obscure the
beautiful background.   The frame is from Studio Rosey Posey, glitter rose, unknown
and misc white grunge overlay.

Finally, after weeks of treatment, delays due to a family emergency for the oral surgeon and 
a scheduled trip for poor sick tooth will be removed TODAY.  
I have been so fortunate there has been no pain during this long delay.

Until next time....

Monday, April 2, 2012

Butterflies and Hearts

Today I'd like to share with you the piece that I did for
Ruby also has some wonderful digital image links for you to follow.

My Love Collage 

The couple image is a Dover freebie and the small flower heart is
from a fun collage sheet free from Rubyblossom.  All other images
are from my collection. 

And, who doesn't like butterflies.  I certainly do.  So does the
Rainbow Lady.  My next piece is for her Butterfly challenge, here

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time....