Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year...

... and I hope 2011 brings you all the creativity you desire.

For fun ....

Your rainbow is strongly shaded violet.


What is says about you: You are a creative person. You appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Scraps Of Color E:spire is having Give-Aways!

... all this week SOC E:spire is having fun give aways!!! Don't miss out - read all about it and join in on the fun HERE!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I wanted to wish all of my online friends the very best Christmas and New Year! My wish for all of you is to have good health, prosperity & blessings throughout the New Year.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Check Out My Latest Project in Toletown's CyberPalette

Hello Bloggers! I posted earlier that I was so happy to be doing projects for Scraps Of Color E:spire and Toletown's CyberPalette. Well, my Santa Baby ATC card was one of the features in the new Toletown CyberPalette issue! It's now a monthly ezine ... so if you have some extra funds and want to see lots of wonderful decorative art painting projects - subscribe and paint to your hearts content! With the demise of so many decorative art magazines, this is a nice way to keep up with your favorite designers too.

...and don't forget to subscribe to E:spire - it's FREE!! I can not WAIT for you to see the project I have for you guys in February - it's a big one !!!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Inexpensive 12x12 Paper Storage

... okay...I'm CHEAP. But I just don't have the money to spend on the fancy schmancy incredible storage options I see in all the stores and on the online blogs and such. I don't have a handy man to build me the most FANTABULOUS wooden storage unit, nor do I have the time or the patience ... or the skills to build anything myself. I mean - I'm a do-it-yourself kinda girl ... but I'm not a miracle worker!! When Danah on Scraps Of Color issued this blog challenge - I knew I had to share.

So, when I saw this storage idea last year on one of the blogs (I'm sooo sorry I didn't write down where I originally saw this), I knew this was right up my alley.

Plus, it makes me feel good to recycle all those boxes that keep coming with all my scrap stuff ... and I get rid of all my scraps too!!LOL So, to the original crafter that came up with this idea, THANK YOU!!. I'm just so sorry I didn't remember where I scrap-lifted this from.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

That OOPS!! Moment

Hello and Happy December!!! If you're like me, you've spent the past week saying "I can't believe it's December already! Where has the year gone?" The past couple of weeks, I've been running between my paint table and my paper crafting table ... and like you do when you're in a rush - you sometimes have those OOPS! moments.

I was on a roll, stamping sentiments in cards I'd just finished, when I noticed I stamped them on the WRONG side of my card! After swearing, LOL, I stared at it for a couple of seconds, and stamped it on the right side ... still wondering what the heck I was going to do ... cause I was NOT making these cards over again.

I looked over at some of my scraps ... and then decided to "line" the upper portion of my card on the inside. It would hide my mistake, and also give my card a nice "weight" to it.

Niiice!!! LOL ... I loved it ... and I was happy I didn't have to do all my cards over! I think sometimes our OOPS moments, lend themselves to creative solutions which more often than not, make our creations extra special.