Thursday, January 31, 2008



I was tagged by Stacey at the Red Bee. Soooo, here are seven little known facts about me:

1. I was a gymnast and used to do arials on the balance beam.

2. When I was 22 I had my nose pierced. It lasted about a year. My grandfather called me a pygmy.

3. I've been to the Rose Parade 3 times.

4. I love Diet Sunkist.

5. I wish that I could yodel.

6. I have more clothes than I could ever wear.

7. I love a good deal.

Now I tag Kathy my swap partner and Allison Gibbs, and Jennifer from papelytijeras, any anyone else that wants to play along....


I don't think I posted these yet. I scrapped at the Bee last Friday, it was a busy weekend. I got a few layouts done. I had fun chatting with Denise and listening to all the scrap talk. The Craft and Hobbies Association Convention is coming up in February. I am super excited about going. I will see all the latest scrapbooking/art trends. I hope to get really inspired. It was at last year's show that I learned what artist trading cards were. Now I'm hooked.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Heart Mail

I got heart mail today from the Valentine's swap on Artsy Mama's Blog. My swap partner is Kathy, and she sent me all this really cool Valentine's supplies. I love all the tags and images and goodies for scrappin and craftin. Can't wait to dig in. Better than chocolate. Thanks Kathy, so much!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Chunky Book Pages

Just some chunky book pages to share. I am going to mail these in for a swap. The theme was Zetti. Other swappers requested gothic zetti, artzy zetti, geisha zetti, etc.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Great Find

I am so excited about this too, I have to share. My school was getting rid of their library card catalog cabinet, just as I was walking by, and I asked if I could have it. So I brought it home and I am going to fill every drawer with supplies that need a good home. This will help me organize a bit. Preston leveled the top, and I think I am going to decoupage it. Any ideas for the top?

Wicked Fun!

Just wanted to say thanks, girls, for celebrating with me. I had a really good time, and hope to go back and see Wicked again. Oh, and one picture of our singing waiter. Don't know that I have ever had anyone sing to me personally before and I can't remember the last time I was out til 2 a.m. hehe!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Wicked Awesome

Going to see Wicked tonight, so excited. Maybe I'll have some witchy inspired art when I get back. I hear it is so good. Can't wait to see it. I'll let you know how it was, but I am sure it's going to be awesome.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


This is my mailbox in the teacher's workroom. There are 40 happy b-day signs on it. I think I'll leave it up for the week.

Emma got braces today. She picked green, because of her love of frogs.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Birthday Greetings

I have had a great birthday day. It was really busy, so it just flew by. When I got home and all the homework help was finished I checked my mail and email. I had 8 envies come in for the mixed media heart swap on, so I had to respond to all of those and I had about 10 e-cards in my email box. So it's now 11pm and I am ready to call it a night. Thanks for all the birthday wishes, it's been a great day. Oh, you should see my mailbox at school. I'll take a picture of it tomorrow.

Monday, January 21, 2008

One more day of the 30's

Today, I am celebrating the last day of my thirties. Tomorrow I'll enter a new decade of my life. I certainly don't feel almost 4 decades old. Notice I am not saying the number though. I don't feel old anyway. I just know when I was a teenager, 4-0 sounded so old. But today it's the new 3-0 right? Well, it's a holiday anyway, so I am celebrating. Off to the bookstore, costco and a thriftstore or two. Happy last day of thirty-something to me.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

mosaic of art

Found a new tool on the internet to make a mosaic of my flickr pictures. I love how it makes a summary of art from the last few months.


It's the weekend. More time to be creative. I have been cleaning the craft room, cuz the superbowl is comimg. We are watching the Charger game too. but inbetween organizing, I stop to make a little something. I have been making doorknob hangers too. I'll share those soon. I need to find some more crystals though. What are you working on?

Friday, January 18, 2008

Some ATC's

Just sharing some inspiration. I have been making atcs lately. Especially for the heart atc swap. What are you working on right now?

More HeART

Just some more heart art from my students. I heart them so much.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Emma's Heart

I am doing this project at school this week. Guess I am just in the Valentine mood. This is Emma's. I hope she grows up knowing to have faith and hope and love.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Altered What?

This was so much fun. When I was at the flea market last week I saw a cute jewelry holder that was altered. It was originally a mug holder and because I knew the vendor, she wouldn't sell it to me for $20. She said to get one at the thriftstore and paint it. So today I went to Goodwill and found this brown and green coffee mug holder for $2 and I painted it white, distressed it, and added the ribbon and of course all my necklaces and bracelets and voila a jewelry rack for all my beads and buttons. What have you altered lately?

Domino Swap

These are the dominos I am sending in for the domino swap due at the end of the month. They are going all the way to Australia, wow! Can't wait to see what I get back. I'll post my returns when they arrive.