Wednesday, January 30, 2013


I saw a video on YouTube in December about altered tickets and thought I'd give it a try.
How I use Tim Holtz ticket strip die I don't have the ticket strip die so I made my own tickets using this video Creating Altered tickets without a die One of the ATC groups I belong to is having a ticket swap. It's ATC Fun if you'd like to check it out. Here are some of my tickets. I just noticed that one of the tickets is upside down, lol I am not going to scan them again.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cracked glass ATC cards

I made theses ATCs for a swap. It's a technique I've been wanting to try. I stamped the images and colored them with Tim Holtz distress ink. Then I applied about 4 coats of UTEE. When they were cool I bent them to crack the UTEE. They came out pretty good but I am not sure that it is a technique I will try again.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Take a look at my Maine coon kitten. His name is Barney and he is 7 months old. He is already huge and won't be full grown until he is 2 years old. I made a YouTube video of him playing, you can see it here.

Speaking of videos, I found my camera yea! Check back soon for my video tutorials and video shots of my Etsy merchandise.


 A couple pictures I took last month. Isn't he a cutie.

Bradley 5 months

My grandson Bradley 5 months

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A new year

Here it is a brand new year and I pray it is better than last year. It is one year since my stage 4A cervical cancer diagnosis on January 6, 2012. I am doing well now and remain cancer free for 6 months. I am not one to make new year's resolutions but there are a few things I would like to accomplish in 2013.
I am reading the One Year Chrionoligical Bible. I started it last January but after my diagnosis, I decided to let it go until this year. I want to really get to work on my Etsy store and hopefully make a little extra money this year. If you would like to check it out, 2012 was not a good year for creativity. I really just started to feel motivated to get crafting again over the last couple months. I am ready to get back into swapping ATC and mail art and would like to do more of that this year too. I am planning to do some YouTube tutorials  but have misplaced my web cam. There are lots of techniques I want to demonstrate so check back to see if I have got that going. I am also going to try to blog at least twice a month.
Well thats about all I have for now, God bless until next time.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

4 generations

This picture was taken in mid December. I have lost 20 lbs. and have cut my hair short because of the cancer.


Stage 4 cervical cancer
Diagnosis January 6, 2012
Treatment end date March 16, 2012
the power of prayer working in my life
June 15, 2012 pet scan results
cancer is gone