Monday, February 16, 2015

Valentine's Day may be over however here is what I made for the day

This year I took a Victoria Secret's bag and gave it a full make over to put a gift in you know how they give such nice bags and I use the ribbon on cards as well as the bags well I decided instead of making a card I would make a gift bag so here it is.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Well I thought that since my word of the year is Awakened I should work on tjat so I am doing another art piece it isn't done but I am working on it
And as everyone says use what you ( which makes me happy can't afford to keep buy new art supplies

Saturday, January 10, 2015

January Dare

Happy New Year to all.
I have been keeping myself pretty busy here and have not posted for awhile however today I must post, As I am done with my WORD for the year and here it is and you can join us and put your own word of the year in I will give you the link.

and here is mine it is AWAKENED I plan to wake up to who I am
come on 2015

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello everyone I hope that everyone has enjoyed the Labor day weekend. I know that my family had a wonderful day we went to My Son's and Daughter in Law's home for a picnic and when we got there this was posted on the door I was kind of slow at reading it and getting it but I want to share who they gave us some wonderful news.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Grandson's Birthday

Well Saturday was our 1st grandson's birthday and what a party he had. We took Easter out with us when we went for the party here are 2 pictures of the basket we made for him.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Well my 1st Grandson's birthday is Saturday.  I will be posting pictures of his card and Easter Basket that I made for him in the next few days or weeks we know how slow I'm at posting. See you soon.

Home from Arizona

Well I have been to Arizona, love what little I got to see while there. I learned a lot of LIFE LESSONS. That is all I have to say other than I have worse TRUST issues than before I left.  Don't always believe what people promise you, because they may not follow through no matter how Spiritual they claim to be.

Friday, February 7, 2014


Wow it has been a long time since I have made a post.  Today I am writing to you from Arizona, I landed on Wednesday the 5th and it is very pretty here. I am really enjoying my time. I will post some pictures when I can and let everyone see how pretty it is.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tracy Weinzapfel's November Dare Come Join us

This Month for November's Creative Dare is about Gratitude and color! We are to pick a color palette and share that palette with your project.  You could list the things you are grateful for, a favorite quote about gratitude or anything that reflects your thanfulness.  So here we go here is my project I used:

Martha Stewart 
Satin Surf
Pearl Fruit Punch

Plaid Folk Art
Perfect Purple

Craft Smart

Paint Pens:
DecoFabric Pearl Pink
DecoFabric Pearl Green

Rock River Paint Marker

Marvy Fashion Fabric Marker

Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens in Black
Size B
Size M
I don't know what the stencil is I will tell you that I would have bought it on clearance.

Here is my quote:
"Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture." By Kal Sri

Sunday, June 2, 2013

For My Friend Bree

Please go check this out and if you can help out if you can or if you feel moved to do so please do.  Thank you

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dear Me Letter

Dear Me,                                                                                                                                                             May 22, 2013
Hello, wow you made it never thought you would make it this far & long.  However you may want to put your seatbelt on: you are in for a wild and bumpy ride.  You not only did it but, you did pretty well for a girl who got pregnant in high school.  When I was born, my Uncle was so proud.  He would walk around saying, “Look what I got for my birthday.”  As I got older, he would then say “Can I trade her in; I can’t carry her around anymore.”
While you were growing up there were many different changes and to you it will feel as just very different lives.  That is how you will make referee to them, such as when I had this life I had this and so on.  Then you would say now this life I have this.  You will meet very many people along the way and you will learn no matter where you go you will always have a “Lisa G. in your life.  They may be different but you always find the same types of people, no matter where you go there will be a Lisa jabbing you.
You learn at a very young age about loss of a friend, at that time it was as if your world was coming in on you.  The first Christmas after your mom you and your sister move out and in with your grandparents, it was in March that year you were in 5th grade and you were in a fog anyway, your daddy never came for Christmas and your friends never returned your letters that you wrote after that last letter that you got from them telling you what all they got for Christmas and you waited from January until March to hear.  The News that you got was not good.  They never returned your letters because they were no longer alive.  Your Best friends were killed in January of that year in a fire, you hear that they were trapped, and could not get out they will tell you to not worry they were together when they passed because they found them in the same bed.
As you grow older, your mother will get married again, and when she does this, it will be to a man who has seven kids, and she moved you into the home that he had with all those kids.  With that being said you will lay in bed at night and wonder when your daddy was going to come and take you away, and you held onto that for a long time waiting for any word that he wanted you.
You had another great loss of a great friend when you were 15, your best friend who you just mint that year as it was your 1st year at another school, and Johnny was great he was always waiting for you at the end of the school day, when the day ended you would run to meet Johnny at the side door of the school and you would both smoke a cigarette, yes you will start smoking at a very young age.  It was as if you could fit an entire day’s conversation in that few minutes with Johnny, he would walk either you to the bus sometimes or you would both go your own way the last he did walk you to the bus and said see you tomorrow.  Tomorrow never came that day after school you went home and it turned out that he ran into some friends and they went swimming.  Johnny did not come home he drowned that day and it was not long after he left you because they showed it on the 6pm news.  As you watched the news, they kept saying a Windber man drowned after high school.  They called him a man because he was 18, funny they call you a man because of age.  The next day after school you went to that door and smoked a cigarette for Johnny, you stood there, and you talked to him as you did any other day, this day you yelled at him for leaving you.  You did not know how you would live without him.  He was there for you, and the only one you felt that was there for you.
You again moved again to another school, and this would be the school that you would graduate from you will go here for 2 years.  Then you will graduate from high school and marry the week after your high school graduation.  You decide to have the baby and sometimes you felt that maybe you should have given the baby away because you would not have been the best mother but you loved that child with all you heart and loved the next child with all your heart and the 3rd child you feel was a gift from God, because you prayed for a baby and then after 6 yrs after the last baby you had another wonderful baby.
You will make it to that freeing age of 16 and find out that you were freer when you were 12: you had friends that you could walk to their house and spend the weekend.  At 16, you had to have others take you because of where you lived.  By the time, you graduate high school your wedding will be the week after and then you will become a mother.  They always say that the girls who got pregnant in high school were not good girls; I was a good girl, until I dated one guy well maybe that does not sound as good as you only dated one guy.
You were a person who would stand up for what they thought was right from the time you started.  The first school that you went to for 1st grade you would buy milk on your recess because if the older kids could do it so could you.  However, school turned out to not be your forte you always told the teacher that you did not go to school to learn baby stuff that you already knew, you wanted to learn real stuff who does not know their colors, and how to write incursive? 
You will know what it is like to work and to not work, you will come to a time in your live where you are feeling lost and all of your spiritual friends will tell you that you are right where you are to be you are on track.  Therefore, when you are feeling lost and not sure, what you are to be doing just keep doing what it is that you are doing.
Your kids will grow, you will become a grandmother early not even 50, you will not want to be called grandma you want to be called “Nana,” and so it will be.  You are a Nana to a wonderful little boy who came into this world April 12, 2013.  What a wonderful day that will be in your life you want to see him and touch him it will take a few days before you will be able to do this because he lives in Ohio.  You may have always dreamed that your grandchildren would live down below you close so that you could see them all the time.
You will be happy and have a wonderful husband with two great kids, which you are lucky to have and love with all your heart.
Just one more thing you should know you will get a College Degree an Associate Degreein Business.  Way to go Teri.
Remember to take some me time and do not always feel that everyone deserves it (no matter what it is) more than you do.
This may not cover your entire life however: it covers some highlights.

My May Creative Dare Dear me For Tracy's Dare of the month

This month Tracy really gave us a very hard challenge I wasn't going to do the letter however I did and I hope I don't sound like a baby crying and wining.

My Letter
Products I used

Tissue Paper
Ranger Ink Stckles Glitter Glue

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Update Bree got enough money for her new chair and she can even get a few other things that she needs being in a chair

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Birthday Gift for Someone Special

Today I decided that I could post the pictures that I made for Tracy's birthday gift, because she got them in the mail already.

So here is what I used:
Magnet sheets
Xyron Mini Sticker Maker
DecoArt  Decoupage
Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze
Free Clip Art I found on line

I printed my clip art and ran it through my Xyron mini sticker maker and stuck it on the switch plates.
Then I went over with DecoArt Decoupage 2 times then I sprayed 2 times with Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze
Now I don't have a bigger Xyron,  so I used the DecoArt Decoupage to attach the larger clip art to the magnets then I went over that also 2 times on top and then I sprayed those also with Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze
So here are the finished items I hope you love them as much as I do and I really hope that Tracy loves them.
Thank you

Monday, April 29, 2013

I don't know about you, but I use a hair straightener and guess what you can win one here
HSI Professional

Monday, April 22, 2013

April Dare

OK I am done here is my April Dare and it was hard to come up with words and I needed 5 of them so here we go and if you want to join in please do go here to Tracy's and join us

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Starting April Dare

I started my April Dare for Tracy's class.  I used Circle Grid TCW203 and DecoArt Americana Country Blue, and aome shades of purple that I mixed, I'm bad for mixing my colors.  That is what I have so far.
The Crafters Workshop Template I used is here

Monday, April 8, 2013

I am sure that you all know that I spend a great deal of my time in what I call my Art Class, well it is out and I am a little late putting the word out there, so here we go head over to Tracy's and check out the dare for April.  A little thinking needs to be put into this one, but I am sure that if you join us you will so be happy that you did.  And if you want to join her every Monday night Tracy's Ustream Channel you can watch the one's from the past and get reminders that the show is coming on when and it will give you a link, so go check out all the fun we have and all the cool stuff she plays with for us.
I am going to start working on my April DARE now.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I hope everyone is having a good month. I know mine has been so busy, and on top of that I got a new pc and I can't get online with it

I would like to invite everyone to join us on Monday nights at 8:00 pm for
Brilliant Essence

We always learn so much and have a lot of fun.

Go here and join so you will always know when Astrid is on.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

March Dare

As you know I go to Tracy Weinzapfel's Art Class is what I call it and for the month of March  the dare is to use buttons and our favorite song. Well I don't have a lot of buttons and Tracy always says use what you have so I did and again I used clay to make copies of some buttons that I had so here is my project I hope you will join us.

I guess I should have said that this was inspired by Nickelback's song "If Today Was Your Last Day" Please make sure that you hear the words.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

My son and his wife is having a baby next month and the Baby Shower is tomorrow I spent the day making a T-Shirt for a Teddy Bear for the baby and I made it in my son's school color's and his soccer number just thought it would be cool for him to have

Thursday, February 28, 2013

craftdonkey has a nice blog and is giving away but hurry I think today is the last day

My February 2013 Creative Dare

Here is my Dare for February
I used DecoArt Country Blue
I used Sculpey Clay
Glitter Paint
Perfect Pearls
Jenni Bowlin
Weather Vane
Lavender Sachet
Archival Ink Magenta Hue
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Milled Lavender
Dusty Concord
Not sure of who made the stencil

Friday, February 15, 2013

Some but not all the smoking bottles that I have done if you would like one contact me

I  Have been spending a lot of my time painting bottles for smoking bottles I just so love doing these and I hope that people love them as much as I do here are a few pictures of what I have made

Friday, November 9, 2012

It is November Already

I don't know about you, but I am so not ready for Christmas this year I really felt that I would have a paying job by now.  I wonder what it is that I am to be doing with my life, and I the only one who feels that way?
I don't even know what day of the week it is half the time, I feel lost, sorry to tell you all about how I am feeling but wanted to post and I don't have anything to say.

I hope everyone is having fun.

I want to learn how to bound books and make my own out of recycled so if anyone knows how and wants to teach let me know.

I am working on a canvas now so I am going to go back to work on it, catch you all soon.