Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I'm so happy about what's on my desk this week! I'm trying altered art, it's my first time and it's so much fun! I can't belive I've never tried this before. I joined this free online class I blogged about it a few days ago. Here's the link if you're intersted http://willowing.ning.com/main scroll down to the middle, where you see the picture of Tam. She's the very kind soul offering this free course. If you'd like, you can scroll down just a little to the Friday, 15 post and watch the video.
Hope you have a great rest of the week :)
Off to check out your desk!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


So way back in june I started this project, but I didn't get around to finishing it because I was looking for a smaller nose that looked more like a dog nose Well, I never found it, but this is for my friend and she needed it. So I gave up looking and made it with what I had. I like it, it looks ok with the nose I had. I changed the eyes to a brown/black combo.

This is how he begun.

Meet Rex :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Join me!

I found this awesome online art class for FREE! That's right a free class! If you like mixed media, or want to start (like I do), you might be interested in joining me for this 4 week course. It will be done through pre-recorded videos and pdf files posted on the group website. It starts Oct. 18, it's coming up soon! I'm so excited! Sign up at http://willowing.ning.com/group/theheartofart

Watch the video and see if you're interested:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Name that monkey!

I found this cool contest on some odd girl's blog. She wants you to name that monkey!


Go on, check it out, he's very cute! You could even win a prize! What are you waiting for?!
Have fun!

Who is I... Someoddgirl.com

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


WoW! 70 and still going strong, that's gotta feel great! Thank you Julia for this wonderful cure to the mid-week slump! In case you don't know, WOYWW is the day when we crafters get to take a snoop at each other's desks and get some tips, ideas from each other. If you want to see some more desks go over to Julia's blog.

Ok, so I did a lot of complaining last week about not having time to craft. I found out that it's true, but it's not so bad. I still get a little in here and there! I did manage to do a layout last week. Look for it in my previous post if you're interested.

So here's what my desk looks like today. I'm showing off some stash I got at Michael's and Marshall's.
I also started working on a layout with some of the new paper, so you can see what I'm thinking about doing here. If you want to put it your 5cents that's great :)

Ok, so what do we have going on here? There's some of the pictures for the LO I'm planning to make. I might use it for a challenge...There's lovely papers and cardstock that were on sale at Michaels, my new craft mat I got there as well. The cute small papers are printed acetate sheets I got at Marshalls. On the top shelf on the right, there are 2 containers of paper 'ribbon' from marshalls as well. So many good deals that I couldn't pass up this week.

On this side of the desk, you see more of the cardstock and the other page for the layout. Not quite sure what I'm going to do with it yet. I do love that 'love bird' print, so cute!
Ok so that's what's going on with my desk this week. It's substantially better than last week! That reminds me, thank you all for your sweet comments! It was great to read your encouraging words!
Ok, let's see what you have going on this wednesday....

Friday, October 1, 2010

Quick and simple

Yay! I found some time to craft!
Here's a quick layout I made for the paper varitey's challenge. "The sky's the limit" was the theme! I couldn't resist using my new birdie papers from DCWV's amber autumn value stack. It has really beautiful designs! 

Here's my entry:
It's a photo of my husand and I at the top of Echo mountain after having hiked for about 3.5 hours! We were tired but we made it to the top! ...and back (another 3.5 hours!)
The photo looks a bit darker in this picture for some reason! It looks much better in real life. The journaling is all over the page, I had so much to say about this wonderful place.