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Sunday, October 26, 2014

It's Good To Be back!

Hello my blogger friends!  It's been so long since I posted.  I've neglected my blog and my life, because I was seeking treatment for depression, anxiety and anger.  I didn't want to write this, but I felt like I needed to, because I feel it's good for my recovery process.  I'm feeling much better these days due to my wonderful family and friends, a great therapist and psychiatrist and a medications that are FINALLY working.  If it wasn't for the above, God only knows where I would be now.  I wanted to start new, hence the new blog look.  It's fresh and updated, just like how I feel right now!  Part of treatment was to practice Coping Skills.  The two I use most often are Radical Acceptance (accept what I can't change and let it go.  Focus my attention and energy on what I can control and change:myself.) and Mindfulness (focus my attention on the here and now.)  I've been keeping busy with crafting, reading, walking, organizing my crafting space and doing fun activities with my family and friends.  I no longer want to isolate and push the fun and positive things out my life.  It's going to be a long road ahead, probably the rest of my life, but I don't want to be in that pit of despair ever again, because it SUCKS!  Well, that's enough of that!  Sewing has been so therapeutic, so I created a bunch of fabric collages that I have up for sale in my Etsy shop.  Here are a few.  Thanks everyone!

Bridal

Halloween

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Crafting and a Swap

 
Hi all!  I just wanted to share some of the things I created and an atc swap I participated in.
 
I purchased this standing metal frame made by Prima a few months ago.  I wasn't particularly thrilled with the original color, so I painted it a vintage white and aqua.   I added some images from the Graphic 45 By the Sea collection, flowers, seam binding, sand, shells and a cute sea gull chipboard sticker from K and Co.   
 
 
I love vintage seed boxes and the reproductions, but vintage or not, they are expensive, so I decided I was going to make my own.  I painted a cute, wood box I found at Hobby Lobby, downloaded some vintage seed packet images from Etsy, added some chipboard alphas and a few rubon leftovers and voilĂ , a seed box! 
 


I received these lovely "True Blue Sweetheart" atc's from Donna, Sylvia and Michele.  Thanks to the lovely Kimberly for hosting yet another wonderful swap!

 
These are a few tags I created using some of Dina Wakley's rubbers stamps.
 







Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cards

Hi there!  I've been neglecting my blog for over a month now.....Unfortunately, life just gets in the way sometimes.  Anyway, here are some cards I created.  Thanks for taking a peek!
 
 
 




Monday, May 5, 2014

Swap Projects

 
Hey there!  Good morning to you all!  It's been forever since I blogged.  Life can sometimes get in the way.  I'm sure all of you can understand in one way or another right?  Anyway, I just wanted to share some photos of some of the things I created for the Mixed Media Artists Guild.  Thank for coming by to say hi!
 
"Roses for Mother" altered composition book
 
 
Monthly mail art swap

 
Springtime fabric collage
 
 
Mother and child altered cabinet card

 


Monday, March 24, 2014

Just A Little Post

HI!  Just a quick post.  Here are some swap projects I created for An Altered Place.  Help me please!  Loosing my crafty mojo.  What do you do to revive yourself?

Altered Paper Mache Egg


Easter Bonnet Tag


Vintage Like Easter Card


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Swaps

 
Hi!  Here are a few swaps I participated in at An Altered Place.  I also hosted a few too!
 
Butterfly Wreath
 
 Altered Peat Pot (I hosted)
 
 St. Patrick's Day Slider
 
 Altered Bird Nest (I hosted)