Thursday, May 16, 2013


I know it’s been awhile. my baby boy was born in march, so my days have been filled with loving & caring for him & learning all I can about cloth diapering [my new hobby ‘cause I don’t have enough already!Winking smile] I love washing his diapers & hanging them outside. it slows the pace of life down… [more to come on cloth diapering!]
sometimes when he naps I head for the studio… I mentioned last post that I was addicted to altering playing cards. well, that was yesterday’s project. more cards!!!=) this deck was awesome because the back was already a stellar design, black & hot pink! so here’s a look at my gypsy deck:::
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this was the first project using my new paints! which I love!=)
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[more colors coming soon!]
I would love to create custom decks [themed] & sell them in my etsy shop. so I’m thinking some fave authors quotes, & band lyrics. I can also include pictures, like little brag books.
I would love to hear your thoughts!=)

Sunday, February 24, 2013


awhile ago someone had asked me for some Bible verses on index cards. in my search for creative inspiration in this project, I came across this amazing tutorial & challenge to alter a deck of playing cards… Inspirational Quotes Deck Tutorial

52 cards get very thick after glue, papers & paint are applied! they won’t be fitting back into their original box! =)
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I punched holes into the top left corner to put them on a ring…
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front of cards.
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paper covered backs…
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an eclectic, deck of cards.
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I am now in love with altering playing cards! they make a special little gift for anyone! you can put poems, quotes, pictures, what you love about a person, etc. on them!
have an amazing week! <3

Friday, January 18, 2013


valentine’s day is just next month! the past 2 weeks I have been consumed with creating a collage paper pack that can be used to create cards or do some art journaling with! I think I stumbled upon it!=) check out the listing to the right ----> or here:
my husband & I played with the collage packs at different times & came up with these stellar valentine’s cards!
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grungey, rawker card…

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the important stuff…
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the special delivery. =)
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back view Winking smile
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the middle schooler…

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the middle schooler, back…
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the possiblilities are endless! pick up a collage paper pack today & PLAY!=)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I am a giver. if I see something for someone that I know they’ll love, it’s hard for me not to get it for them! I don’t believe in giving gifts simply for birthdays & at christmas time… everyday of a person should be celebrated!
during the month of november, my family & I have decided to bless someone weekly… I love the smiles & happiness it evokes when we show up & say “just because...”
there was such a huge response to last week’s art piece “my cup overflows” that I picked a “winner” to receive a custom 8X10 original! I really hope when she opens her package she has a huge smile on her face!=)

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my cup is still overflowing with blessings! [& a studio full of paper & paint!Winking smile]
now, off to create another piece! <3

Friday, November 9, 2012


hello! so glad you could drop by…
for the last month or so, I have been in a dry place. feeling as if I forgot how to create…
my aunt recently died of cancer… the day after my mom had surgery for breast cancer. when emotions are thick, I usually process with some art. melanie testa of had put out the word about a project called “breast pockets” bringing awareness to breast cancer & “flatties” [women who chose not to have reconstructive surgery]. this was just what I needed to get creating. I made 2 pockets, one in memory of my aunt [tia josie] & one for my mom, who is being so brave through her whole ordeal with cancer.
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[the red one is my aunt’s & the pink one is my mom’s].

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[my mom, a week after her surgery].

we’re coming up on thanksgiving & my heart has been full. I just feel so blessed… that my mom made it through surgery; that the doctors are optimistic about her recovery; that I have an awesome husband; healthy, happy, little girls; a baby growing inside; an amazing, supportive, family; & a place to spread out & create!
yesterday, I cranked out this piece that summed up my feelings:

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indeed it does…
have a lovely week! =)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I’m writing to you today from my cozy chair…
we got a great response on brian’s workout video on youtube & facebook. that was really awesome!=) thanks to everyone for supporting our endeavors!
today, I am featured on the Right Brain Planner’s blog. I am super excited to have my art featured! teresa has an awesome site so go check it!
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above, is my small art journal. it is getting swollen from paint & ink! held together by binder clips & love… this is my first art journal. it contains the most painful & the most joyous contents! I was grieving the loss of my first husband, & my second husband was introduced into my life…
I hope you will visit teresa’s blog & find a bit of joy in art today.
love & peace.

Monday, August 20, 2012


for this week’s blog post, I had brian [my hubs/ personal trainer] do an exercise video.=) have fun watching it… we hope it motivates you! oh! & don't forget to drink chocolate milk afterwards! it's an excellent recovery drink!;)