Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Taking Some Time Off

Hi everyone.  I'm going to be taking some time off from blogging, except to post Design Team pieces that I create for Lunagirl Moonbeams.  My father has suffered a stroke and is very ill right now.  I'm not sure how long he'll be in the hospital for.  The road to recovery is going to be long and myself, sister and brothers have a ton of stuff that needs to be figured out.  My dad is only 70 and it breaks my heart to see him lying in a hospital bed looking so frail and old.  I guess we never think of our parents being "old" right?  It seems like yesterday that my parents were riding on rollercoasters, taking us kids camping and hiking up to Chimney Tops in the Smokey Mountains not one but two days in-a-row!   Of course we complained and whined that first day and stayed behind the second day to swim in the motel pool.  Yep, back-in-the-day parents could leave their kids behind at the motel and not have Child Protective Services come looking for them !  LOL!  Anyway, I'll still be visiting your lovely blogs off and on and hopefully have time to create, since that takes my mind off of things that I tend to ruminate over.  Best wishes to all of you wonderful people and I'll talk soon!  Hugs and blessings!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Lunagirl Moonbeams Design Team (Week 3 of March Challenge)

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!  Below is a card a created for the Lunagirl Week 3 - (March Challenge).  This month's challenge is called Spring Flowers and Birds.  The pretty violet image I used on my card is from a Lunagirl collage sheet called Violets.
Would you like to win $15.00 worth of free collage sheets?  Well then join this month's challenge at  At the end of the challenge, the winner is chosen at random.  Have fun!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Lunagirl Moonbeams Design Team (March #2)

Hello!  Below is a paper frame from an antique photo album that I altered for the Lunagirl Moonbeams Design Team.  The digital collage sheet I used is called Birds #2.
 If you love collage sheets and paper then enter the March Challenge: Spring Flowers and Birds!  The winner is chosen at random and you can win a $15.00 credit at
I've also included a beautiful freebie of a vintage daffodil print courtesy of Karen at!  Enjoy!
Please join us!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Lunagirl Moonbeams March Challenge (First Challenge Post)

Hi!  Happy March 1st!  One more day closer to spring!  Below is my first creation for this month's March challenge at Lunagirl Moonbeams.  The creative challenge for the month of March is Spring Flowers and Birds.  Won't you join us for this lovely art challenge?  You can win free collage sheets! 
I created a mixed media canvas board using a Lunagirl collage sheet called Violets.  I have so many old cabinet card frames that it was time to use them, so I used one to frame that adorable, little girl. 
Keep warm (it's snowy and cold in Chicago!) and thanks for taking a peek!


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

End Of The Year Swaps That Were Never Posted!

I just noticed that I never posted the Christmas and Winter swaps that I participated in, so I'll share them now.  It'll look like winter in Illinois tomorrow anyway.........Winter please go away already!
Below is an altered Christmas clipboard that I created for Michele (Nook And Cranny).  Michele and I have swapped before and she NEVER disappoints!

Below is the clipboard Michele (Nook And Cranny) created for me.  Isn't it lovely?  I just love all of the little touches and details!

Winter pocket letter made by me.

Christmas pocket letter made by me.

Another Christmas pocket letter created by me.

The beautiful pocket letter below was created by Karla (Cozy Cottage).  I love the banner and that gorgeous angel.  Forgive me, but I don't remember what pocket letter I created for Karla!!!!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Lunagirl Moonbeams Design Team Creations and February Challenge

Hi!  Has anyone been struck down with the nasty stomach bug that's been going around?  If you haven't, BE THANKFUL!  Ugh.......I don't think I've ever been this sick in my life!  This nasty, little critter literally sucks the life out of you.  I haven't been able to work, play, NOTHING.  I'm feeling better, but still not myself.  Anyway, I just wanted to share two pieces I created for the Lunagirl Moonbeams Design Team using images from Lunagirl Moonbeams.  Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!
Would you like to win free digital collage sheets?  Join the February 2016 challenge at Lunagirl Moonbeams!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lunagirl Moonbeams January Creative Challenge - Babies & Children

Hello all!  Below is a baby card I created for the Lunagirl Moonbeams January Creative Challenge.  The theme of the challenge is Babies & Children.  The sweet image I used is from the Baby Love Digital Collage Sheet that you can find here.  There is still time to join the challenge!  You have until tomorrow January 31st, 3:00 PM CST to link-up!  The winner is picked randomly and you can win a $15.00 credit at!  Have fun!