Thursday, February 26, 2009

Enjoyed Ellen & off to San Francisco

We had a lot of fun yesterday even though we did not make it to the regular audience. We were in the Riff Raff room. Denise Richards was not the guest, it was actually Mario Lopez. The show actually aires today. Since we didn't make the regular audience we were guaranteed regular seats on another date. We picked April 16th so hopefully she'll have someone good that day. It was still a blast! Lots of fun loving people.
I am off to San Francisco tomorrow morning until Monday. I will not be posting until next week.
*************************************************************************************I have posted a picture I did for my sister of my lovely niece & her daughter, Alexis. It is an image transfer (ofcourse!) done with Sheer Heaven. It is 12x12.
My sister's birthday is Saturday. She's actually a leap year baby but we celebrate on the 28th.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My last OWOH gift received & I am going to see Ellen today!

I received my last giveaway yesterday and I was thrilled. I received this wonderful, painted/collage canvas from Jennifer Rogers-Daniels at Isn't this just beautiful? I love it. Thank you so much, Jennifer!
Gail & I are off to the Ellen show today...the downside is...I do not care for her guest today. I am hoping to be put in the Riff Raff room so I can come back another day & see someone I like better than Denise Richards....that won't take much!
HAPPY Wednesday!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Recent Dolly Birth

Good Monday Morning! My sister, Gail & I spent Saturday at our friend, Minnie's house. Minnie at Is one of the most generous people I know. She is always sharing new ideas, products, & her valuable time to teach Gail & I new art techniques. We LOVE you, Minnie & thank you so much! She taught us how to create these little dollies. We made the little molds & then poured in the resin. Minnie actually learned this procedure last year in a class with jewelry extraordinaire, Susan Lenart Kazmer in Seattle. There are so many possibilities with these. You can add colors, words etc. Thanks so much Minnie!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

OWOH winnings rolling in

My winnings are coming in. I have received three of the four. The first one is some great little wooden good luck pieces from Birgit in Germany at
The next one is a wonderful princess drawing from Karla at
The third one is the gorgeous Queen of Hearts print from Abigail at
I am thrilled with everything & can't thank you all enough for this wonderful experience!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New page done with transfers

Ok, it's back to the book again. Something smaller than 12x12 canvases.
This page was done with a paper background with image transfers done over that. I have around 6 pages done now so that's not too bad.
My sister & I had a fun day yesterday. We went to see the taping of Chelsea Lately.
Fortunately, it was a short 45 minute drive & we did have fun. I do have to complain about one thing though....(of course).....& that's people that are so ignorant that they light up their cigarettes while in a huge line of people. Don't people know to step away from the people to smoke? This is just sheer ignorance & a lack of caring about anyone but yourself!! Rude smokers, wake up!! I smoked for years too but I certainly had sense enough to step away from a crowd to do it. Ok, enough!
Chelsea was very funny, as always. I love all forms of comedy & it obviously doesn't have to be clean comedy either, for those of you familiar with Chelsea.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Blog Discovery

Good morning everyone! I found a link this morning through another blog that led me to I found a BONANZA! It is Catherinette Rings. She not only has ring but other very unusual & beautiful pieces. My favorite is in her Etsy shop under this link . Check out her jewelry. You'll be amazed.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Raining in California

Good morning! It's very early here, 6:00 A.M. & I can hear the rain POUNDING outside. It's suppose to be a nasty storm & I think that's right from the sounds of it.
This is another Sheer Heaven transfer using a Ziegfeld girl. I just love the side view, especially with the dog. The picture is 12x12.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Blog Makeover

Good morning everyone! I hit another jackpot this morning when I found a new site with FREE blog backgrounds. I'm amazed at some peoples generosity. There are people designing blog backgrounds for a fair amount of money. Now, I stumble across this person whose entire sites are devoted to freebies. She has a site for free clip art which is . She has another site devoted to blog backgrounds. That link is Her site is
Check out her sites, you won't be disappointed.

Friday, February 13, 2009

A million thanks to all OWOH participants.

Good morning everyone! I have to first thank Lisa Swifka at again for all her work in arranging this entire OWOH event. It was a wonderful, memorable experience. I can't wait for next year!
I was lucky enough to win 4 OWOH giveaways yesterday.I was so wrapped up in the giving end of it that I didn't even think about winning something myself. Anyway...I am very excited.
My first win came from Birgit in Germany@ . I will receive 12 little wooden good luck symbols. Thank you, Birgit!
My second win came from Abigail at I will receive a beautiful print from Abigail. Thank you, Abigail!
My third win was from Karla at I will recveive a princess drawing from Karla. Thank you, Karla!
Last but certainly not least, comes from Jennifer at I will recieve a painted collage canvas from Jennifer. Thank you, Jennifer!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


This is the day! The winners (#s 77 & 155) were picked this morning & they are:
Joy at

& Marilyn at

Congratulations to both of you! My thanks to eveyone that participated.
What a marvelous experience!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Last day to enter OWOH giveaway

This is it! The last day to enter the OWOH giveaway.The cut off for posting today will be 9:00 P.M. PST. I will post the winners tomorrow morning around 7:00 A.M PST.
I can't thank Lisa Swifka at A Whimsical Bohemian enough for everything she's done to organize this. I know she's spent an enormous amount of time & I'm so happy to see the wonderful response from everyone. This experience has been great for great that I've decided to start doing more giveaways! Please stay tuned.....I have a lot of artwork to give away! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & THANKS SO MUCH FOR PARTICIPATING!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Transfers

Since I tend to do a lot of female pictures, I decided to throw in one of my favorite males. This is my son 40 years ago. I always loved this pic with our little dog, Brandy in the background. He will be 44 years old this November.
The second pic is a Ziegfeld girl.
I concentrate more on female pictures because of my backgrounds. I love large colorful flowers & a lot of things that don't seem to sit well with a male image.
These are both Sheer Heaven transfers.

TWO DAYS LEFT>>>>>>>>Don't forget to enter the OWOH giveaway. Tomorrow is the LAST day to enter. The winner will be drawn Thursday morning. Leave a comment under that particular post for a chance to win. You do not have to be a current blogger to enter. GOOD LUCK!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Good Sunny Sunday Morning

My sister & I spent the day together yesterday working on some art projects. Gail wanted to make a pencil holder & I finished up another Sheer Heaven transfer.
For the pencil holder, Gail bought a little wood container that she decorated with some of the GORGEOUS K & Co. paper & some rubber stamps. It turned out so cute!
My pic is done on a 9x12 canvas using Sheer Heaven. The image is from an art book cd on Alphonse Mucha
Have a great day!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Back to my Sheer Heaven Passion

I'm back doing what I think I love best...image transfers using Sheer Heaven.
This is some of the paper I purchased a couple of days ago by K & Co. I love this paper. The image is from an art book CD I purchased on Ebay a few months back.
The canvas is 9x12".
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I will be watching those Grammys on Sunday
as I LOVE my music!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Collaged background today

Good morning everyone! I am posting a collaged background I did last night. I took some free images I had plus some advertising clips & put a background together. You may recognize some of your freebies in there. I am going to scan it & we'll see where it goes from there.
Just about walked out on The Wrestler yesterday. The first 20 minutes or so was so bloody I couldn't keep my eyes open. Fortunately, it wasn't all like that. It was a good performance by Mickey but not sure about the Oscar worthiness.
We did stop by Michaels yesterday & OMG....K & Co. paper was on sale. I had not seen this particular paper before & the beauty of some of these papers simply boggles my mind. They were gorgeous & I could just hear them saying "Lay some Sheer Heaven down on me!" That is what I am doing heart starts beating rapidly when I think about it! Silly, huh! Happy Thursday to you all!
DON'T FORGET>>>>>>>ONE WEEK LEFT FOR OWOH GIVEAWAY. Leave a comment under that particular post for a chance to win.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Collage Page

This is another page I did a couple of days ago. The background was done with some watercolors and collaging on top. I love those old one-piece bathing suits. They look so sleek. The page is 5x7 in size. Once I get a fair amount done, I will figure out how I will put them together.
My sister & I are off to see The Wrestler today. I'm looking forward to seeing Mickey Rourke's performance. I think the Oscar winner will be between Mickey & Sean Penn. I personally think Sean Penn is a brilliant actor.
Happy Wednesday everyone.....& DON'T FORGET.............OWOH giveaway. Enter a comment under that post for a chance to win.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Monday!

I wanted to touch on a couple of things this morning.
This is another book page (??) that I made yesterday. I guess I will just call it my book of some favorite pictures. It goes with the one I did last week of my beautiful little Dexter. This was done with a watercolor background & then some collaging on top.

This lovely plate of food was a breakfast surprise last week prepared by my sister's partner, Greg. This is french toast with a whipped cream cheese mixture between the toast. As you can see he topped it with some wonderful pecans & of course some SUGAR FREE maple syrup & the yummy strawberries on the side with whipped cream. One of the BEST breasfast meals I've ever tasted! To top the week off...I won concert tickets! My sister & I went to see Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers Saturday night. He was fabulous & played all their old songs. His daughter sang with him & her voice is right up there with his. It was a great show at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Blog Award

I was tagged by Marianne so I'm spreading the love!!!

Honorees please follow these instructions and share the LUV!

1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (You can highlight the photo and text of this post and copy/paste wherever you need to...start your highlight from the bottom up to get the photo).

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the

My choices are: