Sunday, November 4, 2012

Working on a shutterfly project...

it involves this cutie patootie! grand-son.

Look at that cute face!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

... things i've been doing

Vaca to Hull, MA.... LOVED it! Want to move there. I've never been to the ocean and now I'm hooked!

The rocks there were so beautiful... God's artwork.

I'm also addicted to SEA GLASS.... these are some of the beautiful things I found on the beach.

Painting {and distressing} frames...

Are you seeing a color scheme here?

Finding thrifty finds.... like old jars at Goodwill for $4.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Audrey....i believe

Remember this Sneak Peek?

Well... I finished my project. I like how it turned out, but there is some smearing in the ink that I'm not too happy with. I always find lots of pictures online that I print out for my mixed media pieces, but when I mod podge them they usually smear. I finally googled it to see how to fix the problem. Clear acrylic sealer should do the trick! Unfortunately I didn't know this trick when I did this piece so I guess I'll just have to live with the smears. I plan to do some more of these (and I bought some sealer.)

 I think they're great gifts for teen girls. One of my daughters has already claimed this one :)

I just love Audrey's attitude.

i believe too

... more pics

Playing around with PicMonkey.
I love PicMonkey.

Ok, enough picture editing in PicMonkey :)

Here's how i made this work of art craft...

Found a pic of Audrey on Google images
Found the quote by her and typed it up and printed it out
Tore the picture so i wouldn't have straight edges
Cut out the quote
Bought a 6x6 3D stretched canvas (4 pack for cheap at Wally World)
Mod Podged it all (with a little smearing, but NO MORE SMEARS since I bought some acrylic sealer)

I'm thinking of adding ribbon for hanging on my next one. What do you think?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Another Glen Rose trip

My husband and I made a trip down the road to Glen Rose Texas... one of our fave places to go. It's a charming little town about 25 minutes away. (I've blogged about it before...several times.)

First things first.... PIE!


Is your mouth watering? Mine is!

We shared a piece and it was gone in a matter of minutes.

After we got our sugar rush we walked around the square.

My favorite building. The Talley Building. When I spent half my life on Flickr a few years ago I became friends with the owner of a cute little store in this building. Her father owns it and she lived upstairs. That's always been a dream of mine. To have a business in a cool, old building and live upstairs. Her store is no longer there and I'm not sure what has become of her. Wherever she is and whatever she's doing ... I hope she's happy.

Now my favorite store is Angels with Attitude. It's really small and smells really good.

 It has the prettiest things too. My husband bought me a candle called Snickerdoodle. Yep, it smells REALLY good. I love this little bottle mobile. I think I need to make one.

Beautiful, colorful bottles outside another store.

Now we head to our favorite place to eat. We've been several times, but always at night so it was a little hot during the day, but it was still nice. It's got a Jimmy Buffet, Florida Keys kinda vibe.

It's really nice in the evening on the weekend when there's a band playing and the candles and lights are lit up.... it almost feels like we're not in Texas, but on a beachy vaca.

 And now..... more food and drink.
Nuthin' better than iced tea on a hot, Texas, summer day..

A de-lish chicken sandwich. Once again, we shared our sandwich. We do that a lot. I'm pretty sure if we get another buttermilk piece of pie again, I'm not sharing it!!


 Is your mouth watering again? :)

"Thank ya. Thank ya vury much."
Ha.... Elvis serenaded us while we ate.
Yep, he's alive and living in Glen Rose Texas.

Monday, May 28, 2012


......sneak peek of what I'm working on

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I'm still here...

....just busy with life!

I got a Canon Rebel! Finally! I said one day I would have one and now I do. My husband gave it to me for Christmas. I'm still learning and experimenting with it.

Here are some random pics I've taken.   I played with some of them in PicMonkey

My daughter, Lydia, and my grand-son (her nephew), Bentley.

 My son, Ty, and his son.
Playing with bubbles.

 My son and his cute, little family :o)

Standing on my "birth stone" that my dad made for me.
He made one for all of his kids and grand-kids.

Maybe it won't take me 6 months to post again.