Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"Egg" Swap!

i really am going to get back into my blogging! i think this is a great way to share my thoughts, my life (boring as it may be) and all the "stuff" that is "me"!

i belong to a group on Facebook called Tole painters Unite --- and they started doing little swaps to make it fun and get to know other members. i finally joined was a "Egg Swap"...and the painted item had to have an egg theme. Could be an egg shape, have eggs painted on it...whatever!

So here is what my swap partner will be getting:

i painted a small paper mache box with my own design of bunnies & chicks on an Easter Egg Hunt! i am going to fill it with some Easter candy and then send it on its way! i hope she likes it!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Harley Dude!

Sharing a lay out i did of my nephew on his dad's Harley. i like the challenge of creating my own things by CJ's name in the harley logo was drawn, cut and glittered by hand. The gas tank was also cut by hand. i may still add to the lay out. i tend to let things "rest" awhile and then see if it needs more!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Well...look at me posting again! :)

i can't believe i am managing to keep up with my blogs! i think i can really enjoy this!

We hav freezing rain here in Jersey...but it's warmer than it was a few days ago! We were knee deep in Polar Vortex and MAN was it C-O-L-D!!!

So the weekend is coming and i have a few ideas in my head as to what i will be doing. i have a few projects which are orders from customers, my Painting With Friends project and a couple favors for friends. So since my craft room is a little neater i will plan on starting a few of these!

As some folks may know --- i love Mod Podge! Here is a little picture frame i made using leftover things in my stash!
i will share more when i work on my projects this weekend!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy 2014 --- May God Bless You with a Happy & Healthy Year!


i can't believe another year has gone by again! i have so much to be thankful for...yet so much to work on this coming year.

So aside from the usual resolutions we all make i am going to work on CREATING this year....i need to manage my limited spare time so i can paint, craft, create and eventually have a goog inventory to be able to sell at craft shows and my Etsy shop (which i have set up but not yet opened).

i have also applied to a few design teams - a first for me - and if i get accepted i am then commited to creating! May be just the push i need this year!

So, with that said...i am going to take this SNOWY day we have here in New jersey and do a little organizing before i leave for that when the mood hits i can sit down and let my imagination soar!

Hope you all have a chance to do that this year too!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

i wish all my blogging friends the best Christmas ever!

i wanted to share a project i designed & created over a scrappy weekend retreat...i made it out of an empty tissue box!

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Year - New Post!!!!!

Hello out there in Blogger-land!

i am hoping to keep myself on track and start blogging a bit more. Working 2 jobs is keeping me so very busy...but i want to share my bits & pieces of life so i will try and find time now & then!

So yesterday i was at my dog training club's annual obedience/rally trial. i have been a member of the club for over 30 years. It's an awesome bunch of people. But even tho' i have 3 dogs now...none are able to compete - age, health, etc.- so i haven't been attending training nights on Tuesdays. But seeing everyone yesterday made me decide to at least pop in & help out so that's on my to-do list!

My "job" at our trial is to run the boutique table...actually it's a table full of my arts & crafts...and i donate 100% of the sales to the club to help defray the cost of the trial. i get some special orders from people and that makes me happy, as i do hope to make a go of my art as a business...even a small one!

In painting & preparing things for this day i really started feeling upset that i don't have a dog i can participate with in all the fun dog events anymore...but i am smart enough to realize i have more than enough on my plate (family stuff and all) that i won't jump into a new dog too soon! Of course if the perfect dog were to fall in my lap...well...that's another story! LOL!

This week is geared for getting the Christmas decor down...i can only do a little at a time. The weekend - or at least Sunday - will be another painting project. More on that later!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tryin' this AGAIN!


i can't believe it has been a whole year since i wrote here! i am so mad at myself! ... but in my defense it has been a crazy, busy, hectic year and looks like it still will continue.

Working 2 jobs is taking a toll, but i LOVE it at Camp Bow Wow and my part time job at the vet is also great. We are expanding our space at camp Bow Wow and that means we are hoppin' with renovations, cleaning...and LOTS of events and marketing coming up! i most recently attended Raritan Riverfest ... we had a table, ran a doggie fashion show and i dressed up s a gypsy to be a "Paw Reader"! We had a blast! Here is a link to the pictures:

i'm slowly getting the house decorated for fall and Halloween. Will post pictures later. i go again trying to be a blogger - wish me luck!