Monday, February 21, 2011


Crowabout- Week 112
Thanks to Nancy Baumiller for the great images this week!
Center garden image came from a magazine, I always admire them and decided to use one in this piece.

I used Neo II Watersoluble crayons to smear over the background piece, and came back with some dark blue metallic paint, and some turquoise and purple acrylic paint to hide some of the busyness.....still looks busy, but I did want some of the background to show through. Hope you all have a good Monday!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thinking Out Loud

Credits to Nancy Baumiller for most of the borders, Artsy Fartsy Queen for the blue corner borders, wish I could remember where I got her clothes and shoes! I am thinking Norma Frances or Rubyblossom......I hate when that happens, I really do. Many of the images came from magazines.
I made this crazy little collage today thinking about some things that I want to do outside in my yard! It has been so nice here, in the mid 60's today and yesterday! I know we are not done with our cold weather yet, but I will enjoy it in the meantime. Here are a few random pictures I thought I would share...I sorta got them out of order, but we won't worry about that will we?

Pearl laying in the sun this morning, sweet girl...

I am very excited about our new asphalt!! Never knew how exciting it could be! Our driveway was gravel, and most of it had washed away and it had become a big muddy mess and so we decided to have it paved. It only took them two days and so here it is! Yay! (Husband in pic on phone)....

..Sophia, lap top kitty! I got up to go do something, and within 5 minutes she was sound asleep!
I just let her stay there for a while, she doesn't like to be "moved"! Hope you all sleep tight :D

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Credits to Nancy Baumiller for the crazy cats and rose. Crazy cats came from her "Wild Things collection at Crowabout Studio B at
Becky F for the top left corner flower and the sun image in the left border
Created for this weeks Crowabout group. I am dedicating this collage to my husband and love of my life, Raymond. It was his idea for me to appear, so since I am here, I want to wish you all a very special Valentines Day and tell you all how much I appreciate you all!! x0x Hugs x0x

Friday, February 11, 2011

Waiting on Spring!

Credits to Nancy Baumiller for images in this weeks Crowabout Challenge, for borders also. BeckyF for borders and also Dover Publishing
I used the mottled background Nancy gave us, and used my crayons to recolor it here and there. I tried to be creative and use this pretty tissue paper I had with some Gel medium to create layers...I guess I really don't understand Gel medium..or I didn't use enough. The paper didn't stick to the cardstock like I wanted it to, so it was loose underneath, and I couldn't have that.......when I tried to pull it back up and redo, it of course tore and tore and tore, leaving a grungy mess on the background piece that I actually ended up liking! Gave it some texture after all! Hmm! The girl has been used before, but I love her and so I brought her back with some new surroundings! Hope that you all enjoy a nice weekend, think it is supposed to warm up a little nice!! Hugs!! x0x

Friday, February 4, 2011

Credits to Nancy Baumiller for images for this weeks Crowabout challenge, and for the PLAY image, and the pink cut out hearts from Crowabout Studio B. Dover publishing for the bottom right corner image.
Background colors done with Neo II crayons...oh how I love those.... I cut out and recolored the lady in red. Recolored the fans on top border to give them a pinker hue to go with the background color. I journaled about the trip to the SPA I am going to tomorrow to celebrate my friend Donna's 50th birthday! I am really looking forward to THAT, seeing her and being with my girlfriends!
Credits to clotho98 for Winx Mascara ad which included the top left corner border and the blonde lady's face, to Nancy Baumiller for some of the borders and the brown dress, to Fidgetrainbowtree for the beautysheet in the free images collage group and to Mon1ca for Glamour Girl image. The lady in the black and white dress on right, I got from an old magazine.
I made this collage for my friend Diane for her 50th birthday. It wasn't hard to decide the theme for this collage.. she works for Estee's good to have a friend in that profession! The funniest thing is.......I was looking for a head for the dress and came upon the Winx mascara add and I couldn't believe how much the face reminded me of a character picture of her! How perfect!! She is one of my oldest and best friends ever. She and I were pregnant with our 2nd child when we met. Her son Michael was born one week before my daughter Kathryn was born. She was my neighbor, and when the kids got to preschool age, we would carpool to school. Then when they rode the bus, we would meet in our vans at the bus stop, in our robes, with our coffee and talk for an hour after the bus left! Our children were close friends all through high school and still are to this day. Great friends and fun memories, now I gotta snap out of it and get back to the real world and go to the grocery store! Have a great weekend!