Hello and Happy Sunday…

Hello Everyone…Hope you are all doing wonderful!! It’s been a bit since I’ve posted…..just seems to be one thing after another which keeps me side tracked…..

More health issues to deal with….but I’m placing it in the Lord’s hands and know HE is in control….

So…..I am proud to say I did a HUGE purge in my ARTHaven….it got to the point I felt so overwhelmed by all the “stuff” I had …it put a bind in all of my creative mojo I just couldn’t deal any longer….I have to admit…this has been a HUGE release for me…..I can honestly say I feel a huge weight has been lifted from me…and it’s opening the doors for me to be creative again…so between the purge and the Eco Printer I have….I actually PLAYED this weekend for the first time in MONTHS AND MONTHS and truly had the best time…was very relaxing……I now have the loft as my ARTHaven for my creative space…and the other half space is my youngest granddaughter’s play area…

She loves the idea of her area being up here with her Nana….so she can play and I can play and she just has the best time…. 😉

Thought I would share with you a card I made this weekend….I had a lot of fun creating it and had rekindled my love for cardmaking…..

Didn’t it turn out soft and romantic???? I just love it….Between my Silhouette Cameo and my amazing printer….I am in heaven!!! 😉

I also created some ATC’s for an upcoming swap in a amazing group I’m trio owner of….I’ll share a link to the group below in case anyone would like to come over and join us…but….first…here’s the ATC’s I made today as well….

Didn’t these also turn out pretty…I just love them…..I put Wink of Stella on the butterflies and some Glossy Accents on the body of them….there’s a lot of dimension to these as well…..

Thought I would also share a pic of my Tator Tot this morning when she woke up from spending the nite with Nana and Papa…she wanted to play in her area before she went home…..

Ok….now….to the details on the group I’m “Trio-Owner” of….it’s called CreatingARTFriendships….we found a new group site called .IO and it’s wonderful….so much better then the Yahoo Groups….and we do not like Facebook…so this has become a WONDERFUL solution…..would love to have you come join us if you think you would love to interact with a group of creative ladies who love to chit chat and also swap……

So……that’s it for me for the this evening…have an embroidery hoop swap to work on this week…and a washi tape swap as well….don’t these swaps sound fun???? We sure would love to have you come over and join us…..we LOVE to chat…did I mention that!!! ;). I would like to thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me…..I hope you enjoyed your stay…and I do hope you’ll come by and visit again soon….Wishing you a very blessed week!!! Until next time…


Good Morning….

Happy Tuesday Everyone…I hope this post finds you all doing well today!!!  It’s a crisp morning here….but no rain….that’s supposed to return tomorrow…Ugh….we have so much high water around here….just hope we don’t get massive flooding….But..ANYWAY!!! 😉

I had shared the other day I would try to get pictures of the scrapbook pages I’ve done so far posted… so those of you who might want to peak could…..I decided just to upload them to an album and let you just go to the album and view them …as opposed to posting each of them here…you would be scrolling a while!! 😉

So….anyone interested….here’s the link below…


Alexis Layouts (2)

The boys in this page are my 2 sons when they were MUCH younger….LOL…but this was the bestest doggie to ever have lived!! 😉

I’m happy with how they’ve turned out so far…..and love how I’m truly enjoying creating those…..I Made a decision a couple months back that was huge for me….I enjoy printing my scrapbook pages and embellishments myself rather than using the paper stacks you purchase from the stores….(mind you I have tons of those…LOL)

I previously had an Epson 7510 12×12 printer which I loved….but printing your own papers can go through the ink cartridges rather quickly….so I took the plunge and invested in the Epson Eco tank ET-16500…and OMGoodness….this machine is a dream!!!! It works with bottles of inks that you fill the tanks with…supposedly the bottle of each color is to give you prints for approximately a year…..but they are so economically priced even if it only lasts 6 months it will pay for itself in no time….

So now when I print my papers and embellishments I don’t feel guilty doing it…I just love being able to put that extra special touch on my pages….

Okie Dokie…Time for me to go to work…YUCK!! 😉  I would like to wish you all a very blessed day…and I hope you will stop by and visit again…Until next time!!

Challenge Met….

How about this!! 2 Challenges in 1 day!! I’m on a roll…..now for it to just continue!!!  Again it’s for the Outlawz Ning Group and this one is the Special Challenge using a digi image….the particular image I’m using for this challenge is from artist Sheepskidesign


Sheepskidesign Sunflower Image

Isn’t that a pretty image?….Well I decided to work on another scrapbook page…..so here’s what I created incorporating that image….


I think the digi image works well with the layout I created….don’t you???  And I must admit I am enjoying taking a particular element that is required and incorporating it into a layout I’m creating….helps expand your creativity….If you haven’t done this before I would really give it some thought to trying it…..

I have taken photos of all the scrapbook pages I’ve created so far……I will work on sharing them with you in the next few days…..who knows….may even get it done tomorrow afternoon….Tomorrow morning we go to look at the venue once more for the upcoming wedding of our youngest son and his fiancé…..we are so ready for this wedding….they have loved each other since the 7th grade…it’s a beautiful love story with joy, heartbreak and joy again…..and they are truly soul mates…..I had the honor of creating their save the dates…..thought I would show a pic of that here….I love how they turned out…

Kendel & Dylan Save the Date

Didn’t it turn out awesome…and don’t they look so happy!!! This mama couldn’t be more proud!!

Okie Dokie….that’s it for me for the night!!! Thanks again for stopping by to visit with me….I wish you all a very blessed and safe evening and Sunday!!!  Until next time…

Happy Saturday…..

Good Morning Everyone…I hope you are all doing well this morning!!! So…I recently joined a group I had received an invitation to…..The Outlawaz Ning Group…..in a hope to regain inspiration for creating….and in the meantime work on scrapbook pages and things I’m wanting to complete…..

So one of the groups I joined was the Color Challenge Group…..this week’s challenge was for Blue/Yellow/Red colors and must include a hot air balloon…..here’s what I came up with…..

Penny 7th Grade 1977-1978

Please tell me you see Blue/Yellow/Red stronger then the other colors you also see!! LOL

I had fun creating this……and looking forward to doing more challenges!! Don’t you just Love (NOT) that zit in the middle of my face!!! HAHA…and that’s actually my hair color when I was young…before it all turned white!!  And those bangs and “side bangs” I was so mad at my step-dad…..I wanted to have “Farrah Faucet” hair so badly….as my hair was all one length…..but my mom wouldn’t take me to have it cut…..my step-dad said he could cut it for me….so me being a nieve 12 year old decided to let him give it a go and he wacked it on the sides…..I was devastated and furious at the same time….Obviously I NEVER let him cut my air again!!! LOL

So…that’s it for my contribution to the Color Challenge…I hope you got a good giggle from the picture…….I’ve done other scrapbook pages of my kiddos and granddaughters…I need to take pictures of them and share them here…..would anyone be interested in seeing them??  I am surprised how much I’m now enjoying scrapbooking….I always thought I hated it….then decided that I really wanted to preserve pictures we could touch rather then just keeping them digitally….and I’m actually using the pictures from days of old….

Anyway….Thanks so much for stopping by…..it means so much more than you know…and for following me over to my new home here on WordPress….I do hope you will stop by again…until next time…I wish you very blessed days!!

Hello Everyone….

Hey…Hope this post finds you all doing well….Just wanted to welcome you over to my new home here on WordPress…..Decided to make this move for myself…and hoping I will begin sharing layouts I create on my scrapbook pages and other cards and such….it’s been so long and I’m really wanting to work on that!!

I hope you’ll make my blog to follow now that I’ve moved over here…..Hoping starting tomorrow to begin sharing a photo or 2….working on finding some groups to get more involved in….and you will noticed I do have links to both my old cutting files and to my YouTube channel for those who are looking for those…..

Again….thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you all a very blessed weekend!!!

Happy Tuesday….

Good Morning Everyone….I hope this posts finds you all doing well…It’s been SO LONG since I’ve really reached out online…..I’m trying to get back to my roots of creating and blogging about my creations I think…..as of late I’ve been trying to really think to myself what I’m wanting to really do to bring me joy in crafting again…..
I’ve started scrapbooking my family and though it was something I thought I would never enjoy….I find myself really loving it…..
I’m getting away from messy mixed media I believe and back to my roots of paper and ink and my computer…..I’m really looking to find some awesome creative groups I can possibly join and interact with…..that AREN’T on Facebook preferably……it’s just a place I don’t much care for….is anyone else like that??
If anyone even reads my blog anymore….do you happen to know of any??? I would love to hear from you…..I’m just afraid I’ve been forgotten in our creative blog world and not sure what I need to do to jump back into it…LOL
Sure hoping to get at least 1 comment from this post!! HA….Wishing you all a very blessed day and week ahead!!

My Purge is YOUR Gain!!

Good Morning Everyone…..Once again….Long time no post!!!  So as we come upon the New Year I’ve taken a good long look in my ARTHaven and given alot of thought to what I am truly enjoying in my style of ART for this phase of my life……Having done that….I am once again making some changes…..and I’ve decided to go through all of my ART supplies and pair down what I have….that I no longer have a passion to use or utilize…and I’ve decided to list them for sell to the first person who claims them……I’m showing detail below…..if you see something you want…snag it while you can…once it’s gone…it’s gone…..

If you would like to purchase any of these…PLEASE send me an email and I can invoice you directly through Paypal….advise the email address you would like me to send the invoice to:


BTW…I’m not going away….just being more selective…..on what draws my passion…. 😉

Knitting Needles & Assy – $30.00 + $6.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY!!)


Stamp Carving – $10.00 + $4.00 (US Residents ONLY!!)


Quilt Stand – $40.00 + $8.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY!!)


Heartfelt Creation Stamps – $25.00 + $3.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY!!)


Fabric Flower, Circle, Heart, Butterfly Templates – $15.00 + $4.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY!!)



Spools of Thread – $4.00 + $4.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY!!)


Cookie Cutters – $8.00 + $4.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY!!)
Sprays Collection $15.00 + $3.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY)


Molds Collection (All molds in both pictures) – $100.00 + $10.00 Shipping (US Res. ONLY)






Embroidery Collection (All items in above 6 images) – $125.00 + $10.00 Shipping
(US Residents ONLY)
Fabric Art Collection – $20.00 + $4.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY)
Mixed Media Collection (some open and partially used some new never used)
$50.00 + $10.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY)
Plastic Molds Collection – $20.00 + $4.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY)
Mixed Media Paints/Sprays Collection – $25.00 + $5.00 Shipping (US Res. ONLY)


Leather Collection (all items in above 2 photoes) – $50.00 + $8.00 Shipping (US Res. ONLY)
Dies/Embossing Collection – $25.00 + $8.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY)
Quilting Collection – $50.00 + $8.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY)
Wood Beads – $5.00 + $3.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY)
Alchemy Collection – $45.00 + $6.00 Shipping (US Residents ONLY)

If you would like to purchase any of these…PLEASE send me an email and I can invoice you directly through Paypal….advise the email address you would like me to send the invoice to:


Whew…OK…That does it for now…..Thanks so much for stopping by to visit and checking out the items searching for a new home!!!!  Wishing you all a Very Blessed New Year!!