A woman who works with her hands is a LABORER; a woman who works with her hands and head, a CRAFTSMAN; but a woman who works with her hands, her head and her heart is an ARTIST. ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, May 31, 2010

May 31


a little corner in my room of all my artys fartys collection.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

May 30


once upon a time this use to be our back yard. Now it is Barbara's

Saturday, May 29, 2010

May 29


I neglected to put the last group of photos for the month of may because of this photo. I thought it wold be neat to take pictures of Miss Lillie at the vet Saturday. She doesnt look sick does she? She wasnt moving much. The next day she got worse and passed away in my arms. This is the second to the last picture I ever took of her. It hurts and I really really miss my girl.

Friday, May 28, 2010

May 28

can you believe they are selling steaks at the dollar store for a dollar???

Thursday, May 27, 2010

May 27


The Monkey is one of the stuffed animals that my step father Bill won. The other rag doll is the first gift Bill ever gave us.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 19

I picked this because it is one of my favorite things :-)

Mini Scrap Book from paper bags

Mini Scrap Book from paper bags.


This is a very cute and very easy to put together mini scrapbook. You could also use it as a greeting card if you would like. This is my very first tutorial be gentle with me!

I am creating the blank book. It is up to you to fill it up with your scrap booking style.
First collect your supplies. You will need:
Lunch bags … the amount depends on how many pages you want. Read thru the directions to see how many bags you might want. The examples are 4 and 5 bags.
Each bag has four pages and two pull outs
Hole punch
Writing Utensil.
Scissor or Paper Trimmer
Ribbon (not much)
Card Stock
And all your scrap booking supplies

Lay the folded lunch bag on the table. The bottom of the bag should be on top.

Fold the flat bottom of the bag over to end of the bag. You will see a crease already on the bag at the base of the bottom. This is where you cut the bag off that you do not need. I showed for demonstration purposes a dark marker line where to cut.
Cut at the line thru both sides of the bag.
My paper cutter had a tough time getting through all the pages so I used scissors.

You will have a bag with two open ends now.
Fold the bag in half.

Repeat the above steps for each bag.
Find the middle of the bag and make a mark along the edge
Mark at equal distance where you want your holes to be.

I have three on my sample.
Punch out the holes with a hand hole punch.

Line the hole punched bag with your next bag and mark where you have your holes.
Mark the holes and punch the rest of your bags.
Stack the bags one on top of each other. Do not nestle them inside each other.
Align all the bags up so the holes match.
Cut your Ribbon to equal pieces that will be long enough and thread thru the holes.
Tie in knots.
Cut card stock to fit inside
The ones I used are 4”x4.5”
Tuck them into the pages.
You can put photos or what every you want on both sides.
Optional add tabs, ribbon as tabs I also seen those clear office hanging office files tabs that you can slide in a tab with a description of what’s on the pull out.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Just because





May 18

drawing of bird of whimsy.

Birds of Whimsy







small camera tips.

Here are two of my favorite tips. One is my favorite Batteries and the other is the carrying case I like to use.

I use AA batteries for my smaller camera. These are my favorite. They cost about $5.00 for two. They are regular non chargable batteries. So yes they are higher then regular batters, but they last so much longer then regular batteries. I can put a pair in and they last a long long long time. I can put a regular pair of batteries in they last once.


My favorite carrying case for my smaller camera. I love getting free kuzees. It means free camera case. What makes it so great you can thread your wrist thing (lost the name of that thing LOL) through the bottom and you can loop it on your wrist and go have fun. If you need to snap a picture just slide it up a bit, no need to remove the kuzee or remove the camera from your wrist. Point shoot. Slip the kuzee back in place and off you go.




Sunday, May 16, 2010

May 16

couldnt decide

a little visitor on our deck. This is the only one I did a bit of editing. I removed the Sha-Poopied the bird poo!
You are going to have to look at my other blog to know what a sha-poopie is LOL.

Rick Sammon's Top Ten Digital Photography Tips

A Year in Cards - Masculine Cards

Love you tube. How did we live with out it? Another video to give inspiration.

Whimsical Bird Sketch

another source of inspiration

Watercolor painting part 1

I really like Franke Clark teaching videos!

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what do you think about this video????

what you think about this singer?

what do you think???

Saturday, May 15, 2010

gotta see what this penguin does to get out of a tough spot

This really cracks me up! Its a good thing so no worries about the penguin.

May 15


Snuck to AC Moore... Somebody better tell them the O is out. They had clearance on stamps and Cuttlebug diecuts embossing folder

Finally Friday - Welcome Furry Friend

found on youtube to inspire you

Robert Frost

Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense." ~ Robert Frost

ha ha ha... like I want to be forgiven for my wonderful nonsense!

for all those guys

He didn't like the casserole
And he didn't like my cake,
He said my biscuits were too hard
Not like his mother used to make.
I didn't perk the coffee
right He didn't like the stew,
I didn't mend his socks
The way his mother used to do.
I pondered for an answer
I was looking for a clue.
Then I turned around and
smacked the shit out of him Like his mother used to do

Thursday, May 13, 2010

May 13



"All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own." ~ Plutarch

Ha I am always in my own world

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Conner got an eraser stuck in his ear. Goofy kid. He will be at the docs tomorrow get it removed. Hope they are able to get it out. If not then it will be a more serious extraction.

ice cream

I get in a tizzy over the mere mention of ice cream!

May 12

went to buy vaseline for the dog and took a detour to the lake murrey damn and the sunset.