Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I made these fan-fricken-tastic brownies today. They are from Trader Joe's land of fabulous snacks. I love Trader Joe's and these brownies are honestly the best I have ever tasted, no lie. I gave them to Wednesday but apparently she hates brownies. Look at her face, she can't even look at them, she is holding it like it's poison! You can almost hear her say blech!!!
That's ok darlin' more for me!!!
I suggest you buy a box of these brownies, and while your at it grab a box of vanilla cake and pumpkin bread too...DEE-lish!!!

Wednesdays outfit is from Blythe Station!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

A bit of inspiration...

While reading my favorite blog,Visual Chronicles, I stumbled upon another blog they were talking about called One Little Word. In a nutshell, they pick a word and you use that word to create something. I could not wait to get started so I used one of their old words..... "GO".
Below is what came to me, upon hearing the word.

Materials used:Lots of green paint.Green Watercolor mixed with a sparkle water color medium. Masking tape, vellum , stamps..again with the doodle stamp set from stampin' up,yellow puff paint and a correction pen for all the white doodles. The handwriting "alone" is actually just my handwriting..impressive huh?
The quote listed is from a Keane song I was listening too while creating this. The photo is of my daughter..changed the color to sepia in iphoto.

Friday, January 25, 2008


Whenever it is cloudy out, I have an attitude and mood to match. Cloudy weather makes me feel gray, literally. I took a picture of this page looking out of my bedroom window, with a view of the grim weather....

Materials used: sky blue paper, gesso mixed with Lumiere for sparkle, blue water color and black watercolor to make gray. Words and clouds stamped using gesso.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

What's For Dinner....?

I am going to try and add a recipe or two each week to my blog. Amongst other things I also LOVE to cook. We have been eating meals more where vegetables take center stage. It's good for you and it's good for the environment. I don't go as far as calling myself vegetarian but for the last month or so I have been trying it out....
Here is a yummy recipe we had just the other night!

One Red Bell Pepper
One Green Bell Pepper
One container of shiitake mushrooms
One container of regular mushrooms
2 green zucchini
4 cloves of garlic
One medium yellow onion.
One bag of baby yellow gold potatoes

Cut all veggies up. Place potatoes in boiling water for 5 minutes, this helps the cooking process go faster!
Take the rest of the veggies in a large bowl with a couple tablespoons of olive oil and stir gently so all veggies are covered. And any spices that you like. I chose sea salt, garlic salt, and red pepper flakes.
Once spices and oil are combined with veggies place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
Drain the potatoes, add some spices and put them on a separate baking sheet. Bake them also for about 20 minutes. If you like your veggies a little crunchy you can broil them on high for a few minutes at the end, that is what I did.
We served this with Quinoa and chopped walnuts.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Obey...sounds easy enough but I know I struggle with this. The rebel in me wants to go against the flow as much as possible.

Materials used: Black tempera paint and gesso to make the grey. I printed my pictures on my laser printer so I could wrinkle it up better, and give it a distressed look. I used stampin up doodle stamps again with a white ink pad. "Obey" is done with stickers.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Venti Iced Vanilla Soy Latte

Ok, so I am a total Starbucks addict, I admit it. I love my Venti Iced Vanilla Soy Latte.
I just switched to drinking soy after reading "Skinny Bitch".
Milk, they say is basically poison. Terrific. I might add that they say coffee is equally horrifying but, alas, I won't give up everything!

Materials used: Gesso,mixed with a cream and brown making memories paint, some prisma gold powder, all smeared around with my hands,white correction pen, stampin' up doodle set, brown ink.

Martin Luther King....

I made this today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
My son really took to heart all that he has been learning in school about MLK jr. His 7 year old mind can't even believe there was a time when all people were not treated as equals. Thank God for that.

Materials used: 6x6 paper, a vintage recipe, the lid of the puff paint to make small circles. Black water color for drippy paint, red staz -on pad just stamped directly on the paper and some vintage glass glitter for sparkle.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

First Post....

Well....here we go !

I wanted to start a blog in an effort to MAKE myself use all the glorious crafting supplies I have.
I am interested in paper, photography, paint, glitter, tape and a multitude of other crafty things. I wish I actually knew how to sew, but I am teaching myself...slowly....!
I also wish I was a fantastic photographer. I will settle for amateur for now. I love taking pictures of my children, and rocks I find shaped like hearts:) My new obsession/muse is my Blythe doll, Wednesday. Now, she is fun to photograph. The perfect subject, that does not complain or run away.
For now I will leave you with an example of my favorite "Heart Rock" and my fab Blythe doll, Wednesday. I don't want to spoil you with two many pictures in one day!