Thursday, December 31, 2015

First Grandchild - its a girl

i have a beautiful granddaughter. born 10/29 weighed 6lbs 11oz. been busy taking tons of pics and vids with my new 6S phone.  never thought i would upgrade but hubby convenienced i needed to take the plunge if for nothing else than using the camera. so glad i finally agreed to upgrade.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friends Forgiven

Creative Call Wk 4 Forgiven - my heart created with junk mail flyers that were rolled, then flattened, glued to a backing and cut into a heart shape.
The "Friends" invitation has on the back written "dear dove under the blood - Forgiven, love Jesus". lastly I cut a strip of leftover flyers and wrote on it "forgiven".  beneath on the page are things that cause our heart to become impure and harbor unforgiveness. BUT GOD....

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Awakening - My Garden Sanctuary

i have felt a real need esp. in the last month to create my garden sanctuary where i go to meet with God and pray. before i never felt a release to do it bc hubby was mindful of money being used for other needs. BUT NOW - it comes to pass!

overall view Awakening to My Sanctuary

my inner part of the sanctuary beginning to take shape
i closed in all the front with a wrought iron fence so doggie can be out there with me. then building up the front with top soil, mulch and bricks over 125 so far. it feels good to be creating this with my own hands.
"All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the Lord has commanded. Exodus 35:10 Ch 3 - Awakening Creative Call
my gate entrance sign reads "Enjoy the little things in life". amen

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bird Watching and My Secret Sister

in my backyard. zoomed in trying to capture all the different species.
the beautiful sound of cooing from the dove. she has such gentle, sweet eyes.

I created this journal page from the mail package goodies - stamps, prayer, masking tape and a card she stamped with scripture. it came at such a great time - when I was very sick last week.  thank you HKC Secret Sis.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tree of Life

today i took a beading class at the BeadTender called the Tree Of Life. my teacher, diane from Surry, was wonderful. she really explained in detail how to create it. iplanned on using small beads but then when i started experimenting with the chunky green beads i could not put them down.
i plan on making more of these
i played around with the roots and bent them so they don't look like this now.

Saturday, April 11, 2015


today I took my first soldering class. oh my, at least i purchased a beautiful FLOW magazine from Holland and used two pics from it. fell in love with the two girls and their goose. celebrating friendship. at the bottom i placed two dragonflies.
this is one project i won't be investing in any time soon. no soldering gun, flux or other doodahs.  but i am glad i took the class.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Butterfly Transformation

someone many years ago gave me this unfinished applique butterfly. love the whimsical cat fabric. what to do with it? it remained in my stash untouched until
i snipped and trimmed with pinking shears - glued it to my large journal page that was also created many moons ago but it is now bound in a new handmade journal. my flowers grew "silence" "clap" and "spirit". now i love that buttefly's transformation.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My Day In Pictures

 looking out my bedroom window upstairs this little birdie was sitting on my deck rail.
 a trip to Lowe's for flowers and two cute word rocks. Believe and Hope.
I filled a wire feeder with strips of fabric and place outside on my pallet flower garden wall.

and finally after all those errands i planted the beautiful flowers i picked up for my hubby bc he loves having blooming flowers on our front porch. and do you know after working all day and night the very thing he noticed when he came home were the flowers. as he came in the door that was what he mentioned. Thank you God for your beauty.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Follow Me Creative

i made 3 art journals, 2 following JennieBellie's Poster Journal class. since making them i am finding it easier to use my scraps of everything (fabric, paper, text, tags, cardboard) you name it i am using it. this is so much fun, finally using all my skills from quilting, art quilting, mixed-media, journaling, drawing, painting both on fabric and papers. free, free at last to be creative.

here are a few of my pages - all fold outs of some kind. none of them are finished only WIP pages but i love that they don't have to be done in one sitting.
my 4x6 timber card along with my African brown paper bag body girl.
fold out sea scenery with toilet paper fish mold + text word "seashore"
partial page with strip word text fabric "create" + magazine word "BE" + my moon picture printed on mulberry paper.  this is not a good pic of that - but its amazing.
and my fabric journal page for HKC-TMD March Journey to the Cross.  painted fabric background, spray paint, fishing lead with bead and sequin, stamp fish + sharpie marker, magazine text, frilly ribbon, cheesecloth dyed, free motion "follow ME"

Follow ME and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19

Thursday, March 19, 2015


today i found on clearance at Michael's my March Logos Symbol/visual for my word "trained". i thought it would be harder than this.
Wilton Cake Pan Train
wall word + box cover cake train pic 

God is so awesome.  now I have
my scriptures  Heb 12:11 and Gen 14:14
my song "Fix My Eyes by King & Country
my visual/symbol - Wilton Train box cover + wall word Trained
my prayer container - Wilton Cake Pan Train

how amazing is that.  wonder what comes next?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Birth of a Son

today my middle son turns 29 and is going to be a dad in Oct. our first grandchild.
here is to an amazing young man who loves working community service. Lord bless him as he continues his education as paramedic and works to fulfill his husband/father role You have allowed him to experience.
I pray he would honor You O Lord in everything he does. may he be a blessing to You as he is a blessing to his family and others he serves.
what a joy the day he was born at lunch time 29 years ago. he came out smiling and has never stopped ever since. he brings great delight and joy where ever he goes.

Cruise #12 Pics

can you find the moth or is it a butterfly?

anyone for a drink - do you trust me?

Blue Macaw - Peter's Great House - St Thomas

Friday, February 27, 2015

Color - Texture - Beauty

St Maarten French side, market, lots of herbs/spices.
just as we were passing on the outskirts of the market crossing the street hubby fell on the uneven cobblestone. bruised both wrists/palms and his knee that had surgery. thank God nothing more other than a little bruising of the ego too.
Butterfly farm visit, loved carved wooden mask and metal butterfly sculpture.
ring them bells, let the bells toll Ye Ole' sounds. Philisburg

Norwegian ship coming into port. there were four ships in at one time.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Day 5 Psalms

Psalms 107:19-22 they cry out + he saveth them + He sent His Word and healed them
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men. let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and declare His works with rejoicing.
Day 5 - Psalms and a great selection of color in gel pens.  my DIL knows me so good.
she had a doc appt. and her blood pressure was down. thank You God.
on sale at Walmart Painters Opaque Paint (acrylic( Markers and a child's recycle paper beads kit. thought i would try to make some paper beads.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sunshine Bag

day 4 - my gift of pins and a cute pincushion + new daily writing journal. I filled the other one up. Journal #1, 2015 complete. did i say i love my DIL lately. well i do love that young lady. she is an amazing person. Lord bless my sweet DIL today.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

John 3:16 Bird

HKC-TMD Feb. Wk 1 journal page - an inky experiment turned into a shattered heart. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes on Him should not perish but have eternal life.

I love listening to the birds early morning in my backyard.  they bring me such joy. Thank you God for all your creations.

Sunshine Bag Day 2 and 3

 day 2 a small garden flag with butterflies to hang in my front yard  John 15:7
day 3 book Keep Calm and Trust God Proverbs 4:11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom, I have led thee I right paths.  I read the chapter on frustration this morning. the Bible's weapon against frustration is maintaining gratitude and a lifestyle of thanksgiving.
i am grateful for friends - my BFF called me last night, her Logos Word - Prosper.
i am grateful for DIL - bless her Lord for gifting me these 9 days of sunshine
i am grateful it is raining today
i am grateful i am up and out of bed able to do somethings
i am grateful hubby calls to check on me every day
i am grateful i have three wonderful sons
i am grateful God is never changing
i am grateful Jesus loved me more than i could ever express
i am grateful i can ask for wisdom from the Lord and He gives it.

just a few of my grateful things.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Sunshine Bible Verse Bag

I hadn't seen my sweet DIL for some time. she has been busy helping her mom since her father passed away on Dec 10. tonight she gave me this Sunshine Bag.
and told me to follow the directions on it. I opened my first day bag and read 2 Corinthians 5:7 Walk by Faith not by sight. and enclosed were my favorite gloves in my favorite color. how exciting is this!! well I will be putting this in my journal.
and the sweet letter explaining it all .

Thorns Of Love At The Cross

HKC-TMD February Theme Love - week 1 God's Love John 3:16 my pocket heart will hold my Logos Tag - Trained plus as I study for the week 4 tags will be journaled what I learn. one is a remembrance of my accepting Christ at 12 yrs. old.  love the thorny recycled envelope flower and my cloth cross. the green edging is masking tape. and I printed out the verse on adhesive-backed fabric.
my fun love journal tags. lots of medium + ribbon, lace, washi tape, stamps, duck tape, fabric, butterfly packing tape - so much fun, fun.  thank you God for creativity.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Kingly Boys

my fabric journal page for HKC-TMD4 - Purposefully using 2 hearts, embroidery floss, paper puzzle piece, and a patch work square.

the king's crown and bubbles were added using underpaper. my original idea just would not come together.
sheer joy to add to my painting hanging on my art studio wall - DLP Challenge to use underpaper from my table.
here is the original plan in my Dylusions journal.  it will have to be finished at a later date. and who says every challenge has to stay in my journal. the lighting bug catcher now feels complete.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Faithful - Covenant

here is HKC-TMD week 4 - Faithfulness. i was reminded of the rainbow covenant God made after the flood. my daily Bible reading is going great so are - i have been able to get up first thing and read then ponder throughout the day God's Word.

this fabric journal page was created by adding a black fabric with four squares of Shiva paintstixs for my base (they are so shimmery, love it), then placed my handmade teesha moore-style pillows on each block. added two flying geese, white acrylic paint stamp word, deepened with Uniball signo white pen. and left the thread of red running down the side to remind me of what Jesus did for me so i could have eternal life.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Deeply Rooted

my first class in SheLoves2 - Rooted Deeply - God's Love

a left over background page, dollar store star stickers, freezer paper house, stickers, love stamp and the trees are from a pic I took of a sculpture at the Sandals Resort where we stayed last October. this was a fun, easy page to pull together.