Thursday, December 31, 2009

Gearing up for the New Year

the last day of 2009, to say I am relieved is an understatement. This has been the most challenging year for me and I am ready to put it all behind me.

What do I want for 2010?? Happiness or at least contentment. I have many blessings but I have been having a hard time seeing them so I hope to be more able to think positively-if I can get control of my own thought process I am half way there! I need to stop the negative thoughts as soon I as I feel them creeping in. I can do this.

In the sidebar you'll see a link for the Creative Every day challenge..its an interesting group that has been active for two years so i thought I'd give it a try...I need to have encouragement to be creative, I often tell myself it is a waste of time, that i should be doing something more productive. Creativity just for the sake of creativity is hard for me-plus I suffer from perfectionism-if it isn't FABULOUS i think it isn't worth my time or the use of my supplies. So I NEED to just let go, I have more than enough supplies to last me for years and even if what I produce isn't worthy of the Louvre it is still my art....whether is is stamping,collage,fabric-nothing is any more ARTSY than anything else-I don't need to need to use $20 brushes or $10 paints, I don't need the best paper on the market, I don't need to know the "proper way" to sew or embroider and I don't need permission to take the time to be creative-I am worth it.

I have no idea what I will work on-maybe I will dabble in a little of everything, I have so many interests-I will do my best to share my journey. I can't promise I will post every day but I will post as many photos as i can-the good,the bad and the ugly!

See that other thing in the sidebar that says FOLLOWERS...its kind of discouraging that there is only ONE,its super easy to be a follower,just click it and do what it says...its all free and the interesting thing is that if you do this with all the Blogs you like to read you can then read all the latest updates in Google Reader(it gives you the option when you open your Google acct-the blogs you follow come up in a window and below it it says "read in google reader" and it opens a new window that you can just scroll right saves the time of clicking open each Blog every day to see if they have been updated-pretty cool..there are alot of options, its something I just messed around with and clicked everything just to see what it did-yeah that's what I do all day-LOL) But anyhow-if you become a follower it doesn't change anything,you can still read the blog any way you like, it just lets me know that maybe you kinda like me??

And since I know everyone loves's one that jenna took of Cooper the other day-

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

This was taken in the reflection of my truck window.
This was taken on my the individual flakes.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tim Holtz

Don't miss it...Tim Holtz is doing his 12 Tags of Christmas event on his Blog...12 days of FABULOUSNESS with projects and prizes.
and if you need any of the supplies used please let me know and I'd be happy to order them.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Just a cute little gift for an exchange-got the bag a couple years ago the day after Christmas and bought the deer stamp for the tag last year in the Dollar Bin at Michaels-cute how they kind of match?? My tissue was a bit wrinkley and sad looking just hanging out of the top of the bag so i fringed it for something a little different.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

my first Christmas card

I made my first Christmas card of the season this morning, I used a sketch I saw on Mojo Monday Blog last week.. There is a new sketch up this week but I spent quite a bit of time going through their archives and found some wonderful cards,many of the sketch sites I see involves more patterned paper than stamping....I like stamping! Isn't the snowman(cowboy? farmer?) sweet?? He just looks kind...he is an oldie from Stampa Rosa, the sentiment is from Catslife Press.There is a bit of soft marker coloring and some glittery touches.