Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2017-Keeping Art Journals

Hello 2017,

Better Late Than Never,

I have decided to start posting again on blogger. I will post about books, art projects, and basic life happenings.

Here I have a page from my Art Journal.  My 2017 work in progress.  I started this one using my Dyan Reaveley Small Creative Journal, and Ranger Dylusion InkSprays. I purchased these supplies from Simon Says Stamp.

Once the ink dried, I sat with the page, and outlined the shapes that I saw with my Sakura Pigma Micron pens.  It ended up being a Rhinoceros.  I still may doodle on it some more, but I currently like the way she looks.

Happy Kreating!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Recycling Envelopes


Just thought to show you what I have been up to.  I have been taking all the used envelopes from work, and sewing them together to make mini books.  I proceed to color and doodle on them.  Using them to journal, and to glue things into them that I can not throw out.  

I can take these mini books anywhere, and doodle on them to keep me busy.  Very handy while waiting on the girls when they are doing their activities.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Halloween ATC's part 1

A short and simple post showing 2 ATC cards I made with Eat Cake Graphics stamps

Top Card– 5033-D Bert Batula, 7077-E Skully flowers
Bottom Card 5082-D Crow looking forward

Still loving the small surface area that ATC's provide as creative space.

Now that Halloween is over, how long do you keep your decorations up?

Happy Krafting,

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Noticing Project

Margery Leveen Sher, the Founder and Chief Noticing Officer of The Did Ya Notice? Project™, is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, and executive. She also posts weekly "Noticing" essays on her blog,

I carry this book with me in my purse. It is the kind of book that can be picked up and read, over and over.  I often reach for it when I need a pick-me-up.  Each chapter has me looking at situations in a totally different light. It has me thinking, relaxing, and smiling.  I am able to include my family into the joys of noticing by using the "Conversation-Starter" section that follows each chapter.  There is nothing like talking at the dinner table, and bringing laughter into the house.

One of the fun prompts is to have the whole house make a list of their top 10 annoying things.  This prompt allows us to express ourselves, without being too serious!  There are no right or wrong answers, something both my girls like.  They are able to speak, be heard, and acknowledged for who they are. This book helps to bring out our individuality. Something that is to be cherished.

So our routine is changing!  We are noticing things more, due to the conversations we are having. I often send the girls to school and ask them to bring home a piece of new information.  Be it sight, sound, texture, scent etc.

I do admit, when I asked them how their school smelled, they looked at me funny.  When I continued to ask them the same question 2 days in a row, I finally got answers.  Hot Dogs, running shoes, and something odd that they could not pinpoint.  

So my friends, my question to you is;
"What does your place of employment smell like?"

To pick up your own copy, follow the links below to see where they are being sold.

I would love to hear what you get out of this book.  We could start out own conversation.

Happy Reading,

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Happy Mail Zentangles

Here are some of the envelopes I "Zentangled" before sending them out in the mail.  It is a good way to tune out while tuning inwards.

Happy Krafting,

Monday, October 5, 2015

Index Card Fun


Here are more ICAD 2015 creations.  
The prompts were 
1. Weather
2. Madmen 
3 Question 
4. Album cover
5. Disco 
6. Fashion Sense 
7. Black and White 
8. Kimono

 Some I like more than others, but I had fun, tuned out, and enjoyed the artistic creative process.

How do you tune out?
Happy Krafting,

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stampotique Worn Out Tattered SWAP

Here are my 2 Artist Trading Card  (ATC's) creations, for this months Stampotique Worn Out Tattered SWAP

I loved making these.  I had fun taking my time trying out different coloring techniques, using my Touch markers.  I wish I made doubles this month, I would have loved to keep them for me.  When I feel this way, I have no problems sending them out in the mail, because the persons receiving them are getting the very best of my Kraftiness.  I am also learning to let go of some of my pretty things. You can only keep the happiness Krafting gives you, by giving that happiness away to others.

What kinds of things do you like to create?  Do you keep your favorite's for yourself?
Do tell!

Happy Krafting,