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

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ATCS for Swaps...

Sand Gulls SKy

I used this tutorial from the frugal crafter but with out the palm tree


The second one which I do not like so much,  I used a color page... so I went back to youtube and created 3 mores.  I only sent one, not sure which one was sent though...

duplicate from the one above

im pretty sure this one is not the one I sent
it was a hot mess


two cards eeer make that three cards

One cute cards I think I made LOL

One ugly card I made LOL
and one card I made for a swap which I really liked I wanted to keep it but off it went to my swap partner...

Saturday, August 23, 2014


I had a shopping list for the thrift store...

1 large book

1 Monopoly Jr. game.

I did not find the large book.  I am being very picky about this.  I do not want that the subject is some obscure text book.  It has to be an interesting title.


I lucked up on the Monopoly Jr.  The local His House thrifts did not have them.  I did purchase a regular Monopoly game and a Wizard of Oz game.  I wanted them for the boards and well the Monopoly for the game pieces.

I went to Goodwill and they did not have it either.  I used the facilities.  Came back and the guy was putting more toys on the shelve and low and behold Monopoly Jr.  SCORE!

Now I did pay 1.75 more then what the local thrift would have charged me but I am ok with that.

It was a Disney version with the actors from Hannah Montana and Suite Life of I forget there names and that's so Raven... Older Disney shows.

I am ok with that too.  I am going to cover it up. 

The reason why I wanted Jr. is because the board is half the size.  yes I could have cut the regular Monopoly board I half but it would have raw edges.

I have an idea that I want to work on but will not share till its finished.

So my other finds were a jewelry box, some records, a three drawer cabinet and a plastic 4 drawer cabinet filled with wood pieces.  That was 10.00.  Kind of high for a thrift store but if you add the cost of the drawers 8 bucks and the top shelve was worth way over 20.00 I did not add up the other shelves so I did pretty durn good.

Here is the picture of the cabinet and the drawers...

Can anybody tell me what these are.  They are still in the plastic bag and the sticker says 4.00 wish I think is EXPENSIVE especially for something I dont have a clue what it is LOL

Sunday, August 10, 2014

banner swap

I don't remember what month this was but I hadn't posted it yet

Friday, August 8, 2014

Journal Pages swaps ready to be mailed

The theme was anything with texture.... the paint is the texture 
The Hopi Sun God...
The story
the art doll used for inspiration

ha ha this has been seen before



Thursday, August 7, 2014


The first sketch in the sketch books I made :-)

Made some sketch books

I made the books with the above supplies. 
A rather simple book. 

I used the above as a template with the drawing pad
I used the utility knife and cute the pages to size
Used the bone folder and folded in half.
I used some artist paper for the cover (Strathmore) had it for ages
I used the long neck stapler to staple.  The stapler wasn't really
thick enough but I made due..

Now its ready to go!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014



My computer desk at work.  I have another desk that I do all the paper work on

Sunday, August 3, 2014


This is the beginning of a swap I will be sending out this week

Saturday, August 2, 2014


A sketch that will be turned into a journal page this week.