Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I have LOTS to do today from decorating to yardwork to home projects.  I always sit down with my morning coffee and look over things on the computer (sometimes actually getting lost in the computer).  I found this awesome quote from  http://yappingcat.blogspot.com/ and just had to share.  It is my motto today.
...and this little jewel just made me smile!
Have an awesome day!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Halloween Postcards!!!

Poe and a flute (for lack of a permanent title)
I worked on my Halloween Post Cards today. I made three....I think I might have gotten alittle carried away with the layering.....but it was sooooo much fun!  I used Constance Taylor's freebies.  She makes it soooo easy to put colorful cards together really quick.  Love, love, love her work!!! (Thank you so much!!)
For Suzee Que

The above is entitled Suzee Que.  It is a freebie from Suzee Que.

Dear Ethel
Last but not least.....my Dear Ethel card.   Again this was made with Constance Taylors freebie sheets.  I just had to stop adding layers and merge finally.  It is a very good day when I have enough time to get THREE cards done....Yeah!!!!!! 

Friday, September 14, 2012


Poe is now on a pizza box.

I love, love, love Mellow Mushroom.  I go there at least once a week to get a calzone, pizza or salad.  A couple of weeks ago I remembered that while I was travel nursing in California, pizza boxes where painted and hung in a resturant.  Soooooooo....I decided to do it myself.  Turned out pretty cool, huh.....

Cant wait to paint another.....think the Raven will be next.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I love Halloween!!!!! 
 These cards were created for the swap.  I only need 5 cards for the swap but had so much fun making them....I made a few more than 5....well, actually, I made ALOT more than 5.  Am definately going to have to eliminate this month.  These cards were made with Photoshop and Alpha Stamps.

Mixed Media Halloween

This set of cards were made slightly different.  I am trying to get away from photoshop completely for my cards. This is definately going to be a slow process.  I love to draw but have never painted.  So I practice, and practice...and practice.  I made these backgrounds by painting book pages then applying some more collage pieces from Alpha Stamps. I also drew the moon on a bookpage, distressed and cut out.  All were put together with Photoshop. 



Digital Halloween

These cute babies are ready for Halloween.  They are adorned with their witches hat and crowns.  
Another card I made for the swap.  I drew the moon with charcoal on a book page and distressed the edges with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I then cut out the image and scanned.  I applied to a spooky background I created with Photoshop.  The scary clown is from Alpha Stamps: http://www.alphastamps.com/p4445/Skeleton_Slides_Collage_Sheet/product_info.html
I love this skeleton clown and used him in many of my Halloween creations. Added one of my favorite E.A.Poe quotes to the card.

Here is the clown again with another image I obtained from Alpha stamps...the awesome witches.  I have always loved this witch scene, couldnt wait to do something with it!   Had to add alittle text for the clown :))

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Getting ready for Halloween

I have started my Halloween swap cards and decorating.  Is it too early? Nahhhhhh, not for me.  I love Halloween, the dark, the music and the creepiness.  I probably at heart lean towards the goth/dark side.   So, will start posting my dark creations:))