Thursday, November 27, 2014


This is "30 Words Thursday" and to honour Thanksgiving, I created a poem about gratitude and created some collage quote pages.

Giving thanks
Should be a way of life
Not just at Thanksgiving
But daily.
Cultivating an attitude of gratitude
Improves health.
Count your blessings
Keep a journal.

Say thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Julia of "Stamping Ground" hosts a fun weekly meme where work tables are shared from around the world. So much creativity!

Last week i shared my painting table and some asked what I used the papers for. here are some ATCs I created with some of the papers:

as well as a Christmas tag

Today I am at the dining room table finishing some photo ATCs for a swap I am hosting at ATCsForAll (I really enjoy hosting and taking part in the variety of swaps there)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

ABC Wednesday - T

This week at ABC, it is time for T

Continuing with quotes for writers, are are those for T:

T is for Henry David Thoreau - He was a 19th century  American author, poet, philosopher,  and historian.(among many of his talents)

(a quote really, for anyone who has goals to achieve)

T is also for Dylan Thomas, one of the world's most esteemed poets.

(included are 2 pieces of his most famous poems)

Check here to see what others chose for T

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-up

Time for a sharing of my art explorations from the past week - a little bit of everything.

Journal 52
I follow this weekly challenge but I haven't participated for a while. this past week's challenge appealed to me as I just received this quote from Suzanne Lieurance - her advice is to say this every day on waking.

What a wonderful way to start the day!

I've been trying to carve a stamp a day and I have only missed a few days. These are some of my Christmasy ones.

(made me realize I need new stamp pads!)

I created a couple of sets of ATCs this week.

Christmas ZENS

PAT cards

ZEN Project
I have completed more zens.

Here are a couple of photos from the week - it was a snowy one! And now the snow is gone!

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Creative Every Day

Journal 52

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

Subtle shadows were allIi could capture the past couple of days. The snow and clouds made finding shadows a bit of a challenge.

Couldn't resist this reflection.

Be sure to check here for wonderful shadows from around the world.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


A snowy day outside and I have just finished playing with paint at my worktable. Now, I am going to use some of the papers I created for some ATCs..

My painting is done in my art room in our basement. Here's a look at some of the papers I created.

(The roll-offs actually make some really interesting backgrounds - great for journals.

When I create ATCs or stamps or work in my journal, I do that at the dining room table. Here I am just about ready to work on some cards before supper.

Be sure to check out "Stamping Ground" for a look at worktables around the world!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ABC Wednesday - S

Today at ABC Wednesday, the letter S is the focus.

S is for William Shakespeare!

Be sure to check here to see how others tackle S this week.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

The monthly challenge for NAnoWriMo, PiBoIdMo and AEDM has resulted in more writing and art that usual. I am almost halfway to the goal of 50,000 words for NaNo and I have many picture book ideas. I've also been carving stamps, creating gelli papers and ATCs.

Gelli papers
Here are a few papers I created:

I use this papers for backgrounds in journalling and creating ATCs.

Here are 2 sets I just finished:


Used postage Stamp swap:

Stamp Carving:
I am trying to carve a stamp a day - i am a couple behind but here are 2 of my latest:

Here is an update of my zen a day:

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Creative Every Day

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

This morning the sun was out and shadows could easily be found. There was also a bit of snow. Flurries are predicted most days in the coming week with at freezing temperatures. Winter is here.

Be sure to check here for great shadows from around the world.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Today is time to share what's on your worktable at the "Stamping Ground".
Last night I finally added a second layer to the backgrounds I began last week. It is such fun to play with paints and stencils. Here's my table this morning - after I left everything to dry. Now I just have to gather and tidy and put paints away!

ABC Wednesday - R

It is time for ABC Wednesday - a fun challenge that focuses on a letter of the alphabet each week. This week our letter is R.

R is for Rick Riordan  He is the American author best known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.


Francine Rivers She is an American author of  inspirational romance novels as well as novels with Christian themes.

Be sure to check here to see what others around the world post for "R".

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up ( a day late)

Yesterday was a birthday celebration for one of the grandgirls. So the day sort of got away from me. Today I am playing catch-up!

I am taking part in Leah's AEDM challenge at "Creative Every Day and have been carving stamps and trying to improve my skills. I need to make a lot more stamps to do that!
I bought Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's book "Carve, Stamp, Play"and am finally going to work through it. I had fun with the first few exercises. Here are 2 of the latest stamps, from her book:

I also carved a verb - a great simple message:

I started a mini zen project last week as well - just dpong one tangle in each box so that by the end of the month I will have a visual of 30 tangles.
Here are the first 10:


A couple of photos from the past week

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Creative Every Day

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