Monday, April 14, 2014


Challenge for the week:
find a box in your food cupboard and use it on the page 

Wasn't feeling this one.
I decided to use the GF granola box and document my GF journey on the underside of the tip-up.
It was just ok at this point.
Sometimes journal pages are like that.
Just ok.

I added the owl this afternoon.
My 9yo granddaughter brought it to me yesterday.
She said the glasses looked like mine.
I like the page better with the owl.
Happy. Happy.


Warmer temps outdoors today.
Snow is forecasted for tomorrow.


Have a good week.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014


This week's challenge for the Documented Life Project:
monochromatic page

My choice was green
I went through the scrapbooking stash and added all green things to a green tinted selfie. 
The photo lifts up as well as the entire page for space to journal. 
It really is mostly green. 
It is showing more pink in the photo.
Not sure why. 
Oh well.

Monday, April 07, 2014

(newest grandbaby)

It's a girl!
Hadassah arrived early this morning.

7 pounds
20 ½ inches in length

We are thankful.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

(another tweak)

Here is another version of the flowers shown last week.
This time….glitter centers!
A girl can never have enough glitter.
These will be sent in happy mail and used on cards.


Our weather is beginning to feel like springtime.
It has been a long time in coming.
Feeling energized! 

Sunday, March 30, 2014


DLP Challenge for the week:
Write your name and embellish.

Must thank Jean at Pushing the Envelopes for the lettering idea.
Love her website!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

(a bit of springtime)

We were blessed with a little more snow last night.
A body has to do what a body has to do … to create some spring.
Made these from music pages and deli paper to glue into my journals and share in future happy mail.
There is an online YouTube tutorial made by Sandi Keene for deli paper flowers.
I tweaked the process a little by painting the music paper with watercolors. I also ran out of deli paper, so I subbed in some colored tissue paper for the last few.
They are very lightweight…perfect card making or for tucking into a note.
Let me know if you decide to make some. 

Monday, March 24, 2014


Documented Life Project
Challenge for the week:
have someone draw something for the page and add to it

I did the background and gave my daughter a piece of card stock with a splash of blue paint and told her to surprise me.
She drew the tree.
I added color and tweaked the rest of the page.
The quote is a favorite.
The main tip out page opens to the right and reveals a good area for journaling my week.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

(kitty toys)

Our son and his wife have three cats.
This week, I have been making some kitty toys to send along to them.
I am not a cat person, but these have been fun to make.
Both patterns were found at Martha Stewart's website.
Thanks, Martha!

Monday, March 17, 2014


Prompt for the week @ DLP:
cut up a magazine - add

I cut mostly textile and bedding images from an Ikea catalog.
(Thinking comfort.) 
Added punched flowers, some pen work and a favorite Jane Austen quote streaming out the chimney.

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

Have a nice St. Patty's Day.
Had to turn my background green today.
Just for fun.

Friday, March 14, 2014

(atlas beads)

I was making some small envelopes out of pages from an old US atlas yesterday and decided to try making beads from the scraps.
I liked the weight of the paper for rolling and like the colors even more.
Needless to say… I will be making more.
It's a large atlas.

It's Friday, y'all!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

(more happy mail)

These went out this morning.
Sorry for the smeary spots.
Did not want addresses to be visible.
I used distress inks and water to color the envelopes…stamps, too.
Hoping the recipients will enjoy the bits inside.
While preparing the envies, I found a whole section on Pinterest devoted to happy mail. 
More ideas for things to send out! 
I am also motivated to do more letter writing. 
Brought back memories of my grandmother sending letters to my mother each week, including a stick of gum for my brother and me.

Happy Thursday, friends!
 D xo

Monday, March 10, 2014


This week's prompt for the DLP:
include a bird image or drawing in a collage

The words as well as the vintage hymnbook page are from a hymn that was a favorite of my mother. As you may remember, she passed a few years ago after the long goodbye that is Alzheimer's Disease. This song was one that she sang continually until her memory completely faded. 
So…I was thinking of her when I did the page.

I used distress inks, vintage hymnbook page, bird image downloaded from The Graphics Fairy, glitter, chalks, watercolor pencils and fine point pens.

Happy Monday, my dears!
D xo

Friday, March 07, 2014

(more beads)



Enjoy your weekend.
D xo

Thursday, March 06, 2014


Very relaxing…this doodling concept.
Color added with chalks.

 Thanks to Joanne Fink for her tutorials on YouTube.
Another fun process.