{Hello March}





Hello and Happy March!

As I write to you from the arctic world (at least it is about zero today), I wish I could tell you I’ve been super busy creating amazing things. I have been creating, that part is true…but finishing what I started is another story.

The weather in February well made me feel…meh to say the least. No motivation and focus. In fact, focusing on things is something I will be working on.

So today I welcome March, I know spring is around the corner and I made it through the winter (barely). I am sharing some cards and a journal spread I worked on using my new BigKick machine. I do love it so, but it is very tiring to use still with my hands. Important thing is I CAN use my hands and I try to remind myself daily of that.

I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world…and we ALL know that spring is just around the corner. Happy Sunday! :-)

{Menagerie of Altered Canvases}







I wanted to share a few altered canvases made over the last several weeks. Using cabinet cards, ephemera, mother of pearl buttons, antique lace, tissue papers, paper doilies, and embellishments. I guess you could say that my mind has and art is in altering mode.


{Hello February}

Photo from Pinterest


Hello! Happy February! One of my favorite months. Today, Michigan is getting hit with our first serious snowstorm this winter. I have been pleased winter here so far this year, it has been tolerable. After last winter, I vowed NEVER EVER to complain of snow again. I do love snow, but as I get older (and being a little more than handicapped right now) I don’t like it so much.


Photo from Pinterest


I am sharing some oldies from the archives with you today. I have been busy in the studio, and consider it part of my therapy to hold paint brushes, try and use Stickles, cut things out or use a paper trimmer. I cannot create for very long without tiring, but it is coming back! :-)








I hope you are staying warm where ever you are! Happy February! <3


{January Birthday’s and Totally Random}


Today I am celebrating my oldest son Ian’s 29th birthday! I cannot believe it has been 29 years since he arrived in this world. He brought some Pud Thai (which I have not had in years) for lunch and we ate at my house. We also celebrated the occasion with “Grumpy Cat”…my new friend I received at Christmas from my nephew Hunter. “Grumps” hangs out in the studio with me and always makes me smile with that smooshie face.


This is an oldie card from the archives. My fingers are not at that point of creating things like this, but I am getting pretty darn close.


My little Grandpup Kane turns 3 on January 27th. I have not seen him for a few months now :-( and hope to change that soon.


My official “6 Month Recovery” photo. I know it is strange, but I try to document as much as I can about this process. Maybe it is the former scrapbooker in me? This past week, I went shopping with some Christmas money and bought a few things for myself. I have been “trying” to treat myself well. New tops and comfortable clothes always pick up anyone’s spirits! :-)

Happy Monday!