Monday, December 26, 2011

Big Eyes

Everyone use to say when I was younger that I had the biggest eyes. I wore lots of eye makeup to bring them out.. I knew they were my best asset.. well besides my big boobs. LOL  Now I don't bother with the eye makeup any more. I don't know why I stopped. Maybe it's all the wrinkles and eye make up looks quite funny over the wrinkles. ROFL!! well anywho I am into painting these big eyed gals. Here is one I just finished.

What a green eyed cutie!! LOL

Hey! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

My Christmas Angel

I've been busy with Christmas and the shop but I had to do another painting for Christmas. I came up with this Christmas Angel after taking a Workshop from Suzi Blu.. She is such a wonderful mixed media Artist. I love her work.. Her classes are very good. Her style is different from Tamara who is my Mentor and my first Mixed Media Teacher. I like learning different styles and then applying it to my own style. I worked and worked on this and finally accomplished hands!! They look a little warped but hey it's my first time doing hands like that.. wooohoo !! at least they do look like hands and not claws this time. LOL

I used Molding Paste for her Wings. 
Over the Molding Paste I added  Gold Mica Flakes..

In real life it looks so cool but you can't really tell with 

my Lousy Camera. 

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday..

I Hope Santa is good to you!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Art Journaling into the New Year

I just started a New Journal.. Well I have about 5 going. All different sizes, textures of papers and brands.. LOL I got from one to the other doing my Art Journaling. This new book is going to be mostly pictures of me, my hubby and our Fur Babies. So I decided to start it off with a Christmas Spread and go into the New Year. The faces are very blurry on this . I think it was because on my Lousy Camera the flash went off and blurred them.. boooo on my camera once again!! LOL

I used Acrylics on this spread. On the Stencils work I used Pan Pastels. I need to get me more of these. I love love them!!

Does anyone know why in Blogger I can't see where I do my links or my pictures are coming out in Code.. where is my toolbar.. what's happened??? anyone know how I can get this back.. My blogger has gone wacky!! LOL

Hey !! thanks for looking. I can't even center my page.. someone paleese help!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

In another Class

I'm currently taking Suzi Blu's class on Portraits and I love it!! She works with Prisma Color Pencils.. I keep wanting to use my water color crayons because that is what I'm used to . but I'm making myself stay away from them and use the prisma color pencils and acrylics. Acrylics and me don't get along too well so this is quite a challenge. With the water color crayons their forgiving and you can change something if you work quickly. The other mediums what you do is what you get. LOL Especially when you put a layer of Clear Gesso down. It's clear but not smooth. more like sand paper. Suzi uses the clear gesso for texture. I used a tiny bit on this but will learn to use more I'm sure.

I'm on the third part of the lessons but need to go back as she has other homework I didn't do.. My dog ate it!! LMAO!! j/k!

This class is really good and quite a compliment to Tam's Workshops I took. I'm so glad I took those as I know a little bit about portraits already.

Hey!! Thanks for Looking!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day #1 Tim Tag Finished

I got another Tim Tag done this evening. It's Day #1.. I used like 5 dies to create this.. The Tattered Pine cone was a blast to use.

As you can see it's already in our Tree

I also complete a Portrait. These are Dollies and I'm taking a Workshop learning how

to create these. I used my Watercolor Crayons but Ady is teaching me how to use

Acrylics, Prisma Color Pencils and Copics. I'm waiting for some Supplies to come in before I start

If your interested in taking this Fabulous Workshop

Hey! Thanks for Looking

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Another Tim Tag

I created another one of Tim Holtz's Tag for his 12 Days of Christmas. This one took like forever to do.. It has a million and one parts to it. I used my Vagabond and my Cricut for the Die Cuts.

My Hubby and I just finished Decorating our Tree and this Tag and the others

are now sitting proudly in it..

I want to start on his Day 10 tag but need to wait for the wee hours when the house is nice
and quiet.. LOL

Hey!! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

More 12 days of Christmas

I'm still at it at a snails pace creating the Tags that Tim Holtz is giving tutorials on. This is day two I believe.. This tag was sooo much fun to make. I did the deer backwards but shhhh don't tell. LOL

The burlap on the top went to an old bag of rice I had saved. It broke my heart to tear this up but hey do anything for the sake of art!! Right? ROFL!!

Hey!! Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Days of Christmas

Tim Holtz is once again doing his 12 days of Christmas on his blog. I have done day 4 and 5.. I'm waiting for some dies I ordered to do the other days.

This is day 5 where we worked with his reflections stamp and alcohol inks

I used his Tree Die and the snow writer with some Diamond Dust for glitter on the tree

I also went around the edges with red stickles.

It needs something more don't you think?

Here is day 4

I used my Cricut to make the snowman . The Cartridge I used is called
Christmas Cheer.

There is glitter embossing powder on his scarf.

These are going on my Tree this year.

Hey!! Thanks for looking

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Finished a Whimsy Gal

I finished this the other day but as I was saying in another Blog Post I've been sick. I haven't had the want or energy to even take pictures. This whole week I finished two pieces which is not like me at all.. I finally pushed myself to take and then edit the picture of my Latest Whimsy Gal. I did this on Hot Press Poster Board I found at Hobby Lobby. I love love hot press paper so much more then cold press watercolor paper but it's pricey for sure!! On my Christmas Wish List I have a block of it . You don't even want to know the price of this paper!! I sure hope Santa reads my letter to him this year. LOL

I used this fabulous Texture Paste with Gold Mica Flakes in it. How cool is this stuff!!

I also used Liquid Pearls to make the heart shaped buttons on her vest.. I love how it looks on this. I ordered more colors of it.. I never did use it much but plan to use Liquid Pearls a lot more now.

I sure hope I start to feel better soon. Tim Holtz started his 12 days of Christmas Tags which I'm going to need to play catch up on and I need to do some swaps I'm involved in and finish up my Christmas Cards and get them out in the mail.

This year sure has gone fast. Last month flew by!! It's the holiday season already and I'm not even prepared for all the creations I have wanted to do.. woooh is me. LOL

Hey you all!! Thanks for looking and your wonderful comments are what keep me going.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Grungy Monday on Friday

It's Grungy Monday on Friday. Well not really. I created this piece two days ago but have been feeling so sick I just now uploaded it. Over at Studio L3 we are suppose to work on anther Tim Technique.. Check it out here

I used a lot of Texture Paste on this piece and Fierro which shimmers and shines. I love it!!

I'm so sick I'm just going to post this and get to bed.. Lousy blog post I know. LOL

Thanks for looking..

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Release of My Digital Stamps

I just released some new Digital Stamps and they are ready and in the shop!! wooohoo!!

You have to go take a look at some of these stamps. They are fabulous for Christmas!

Head on over to our Challenge Blog to see them all and then go to the shop. Today is the last day of my 35% off sale. so you better hurry up!! LOL

Here is a preview of one

Isn't Rudolph a Cutie Patooty for sure!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Butterflys are free

That's the title to my Journal Page. This was a challenge at the Yahoo Group "Journal Challenges" I was suppose to journal all twisty and turney.. I did make some crooked lines but when I wrote I wrote straight.. duh!! anywho here is my Art Journaling Page for this challenge.

I also finished another Whimsy Gal

am I obsessed.. Yes I think so. LOL

Thanks for Looking!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'm still at it

I'm still at it drawing Whimsy gals .. right now I'm concentrating on my shading.. sometimes it's too much and sometimes not enough.. or it looks ragged and not good at all. Last night I just got so frustrated I threw a perfectly good drawing out in the trash.. Anxiety got the better of me.. LOL

Here is one I just finished. I'm uncertain about her hair.. My camera takes awful pictures also. It doesn't look so washed out in person.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Nutter Christmas Card

I have this goal of making at least one Christmas Card per day now.. My goal before this was that last summer I would start on my cards. That didn't pan out.. at all! LOL so now I have this one and so far so good..

The card also qualifies for the Simon Says Challenge this week of make a card with a Ticket.

This is one of Timmy's Stamps. I stamped and then distressed it and use Glossy Accents on it.

The snowflakes were Dry Embossed using my Vagabond Machine

I inked up the Embossing Plate and then ran it through..

I cheated from my One Card a Day and created this card.

Today at Crafting with OWSE Cindi had a great video on Warm and Cool Colors and using

Tim's Distress Inks

My Palette was of Cool Colors

I used the Snow Writer glue stick to make the snow.. How fun that was that and sprinkled

Diamond Dust on it while it was drying..

Again on this one I used a Texture Fade of Tim Holtz but this time I did not ink up the plate but

inked my Substrate instead..

I used the reindeer die from Tim Holtz but create the number 25 on my Cricut

using the program "Makes the Cut"

I love love that program..

A lot of Stickles and glitter were used on this card and it shimmers all the way!! LOL

I guess my family and friends are going to be getting all different cards this year.

I just can't get down an assembly line and work for hours on cards like I usually do..

sign of old age?? maybe.. but then it just might be a sign of Lazy.. ROFL!!

Hey!! Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


19-21 is what I put on this Beeswax piece. Actually it's a piece of Tissue Paper and I put it on when I was doing some Layering with the tissue paper. I don't think it's appropriate but oh well.. LOL

I used Bees Wax, Tissue Tape, Film Strip Ribbon and the Background is painting with
Luminere Paint.

I created the flower from some Satin Material I had


Thanks for Looking!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Those Fabulous 70's

When I finished this Whimsy Gal with her wild hair I showed it to my DH (Duh Hubby, LOL) and he said it looked just like the 70's... I guess it does remind me of the 70's with all the Paisley Patterns. Remember the dress coordinating with the tights.. All Paisley.. omg did I look cool! ROFL!!

Tam over at Willowing did some Fabulous Whimsy Portraits of Gals with will hair and she set a challenge to do some with yup wild hair.. This is what I came up with.. Not so wild but pretty cool hair huh? LOL

Hey! Thanks for Looking!

Robyninski the 973rd.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I love Ballerina's .. Heck I love Dance.. I used to be many moons ago a professional dancer.. Ohhh those wonderful years of being on the stage. The adrenalin rush was fantastic!! Nowadays' it's all I can do to bend over and pick something up... Old age has hit this old gal!! LOL

anywho I felt like working in Bee's Wax this morning. I got up about midnight and set to work on this piece. It has been awhile since I worked with Bee's wax. I forgot how much I like it.

I used Fiero again on the piece. It's a rust colored Texture Paste that has teeny tiny glitter in it. I so love it. I ordered a different color and can't wait till it comes in so I can play!

It will be available at the shop soon!!

Hey!! Thanks for Looking

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Altered Composition Book and an Art Journal Spread

Last night I was on a roll.. Not only did I finish one of my Whimsy Gals . I also finished an Art Journal Spread and altered a Composition Book. This book cost me a whopping quarter at Wally World (Walmart)..

I painted the Cover Black

and then with a Dry Brush brushed some white paint on

Let Dry and added the images.

I then added all that wonderful red Texture.. You should see it glimmer!

This Texture Paste called Fiorro has tiny pieces and I mean teeny tiny pieces of glitter in it.

It is made by Deco Art and yes it's in the shop

Doesn't this Gals Dress look Tie Dyed.. cool huh?

There must be at least 10 layers going on.

I just added and added layers to this Journal Spread..

Hey! Thanks for Looking!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Layout and a Wood Portrait

I created this Layout yesterday. I love loved this paper and wanted to keep my LO nice and simple. this is what I came up with

I had this piece of wood like forever.

I picked it up at Walmart for .99cents

This Morning I decided to see how it goes creating one of my gals on wood

The only thing when the paint dried there is no way to fix mistakes..

I had to seal the wood at first so the paint wouldn't just get sucked up by the wood.

Once I got my gal onto the wood I colored it with my Neo Color Crayons and worked it like
it was on paper. I'm not sure if I was suppose to or not.. duh and duh again!! LOL

I'm thinking of putting a layer of bees wax over it.

what cha think?

As Always thanks for Looking

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Grungy Monday

Yesterday was Grungy Monday over at Linda's Studio L3.. She celebrates the Techniques of Tim Holtz. The challenge was to use Tim's Techniques on one of his Twelve Tags of Christmas. I believe it was 2009.

I created this Tag using some of Wendy Vecchi Stamps and the Techniques Tim showed

in his tutorial...

I used all Distress Inks, Snow Cap Paint Dabber and Archival Jet Black Ink

I stamped it and then stamped it again on a manilla piece of paper then cut out the crown

pop dotted it and put it over the original stamped image..

It really gave it some depth I think..

What a fun Tag this was to create and a nice break from Painting

my Whimsy Gals..

Speaking about Whimsy Gals I created this Gal yesterday

My Lousy Camera does her no justice at all

I put Diamond Dust in it all over so it glimmers and shines.

I also added tiny rhinestones

You can't even see it at all

Boo on my Lousy Camera. LOL

Hey you all! Thanks for looking

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pretty Eyes

I've been working on my Blending on the faces of my Whimsy Gals.. Not sure if I am even getting the picture but I keep going with them.. I have been incorporating them into my Journal Pages Lately.. This one is not a Journal Page. I bought a sheet of Hot Press Water Color paper to try and I used it on this gal.. She has pretty eyes no?

I sure would like some input from my Mentor Tamara Laporte

but being she is one week due to have her baby me thinks she has other things

on her mind. LOL

Life Book starts in January and I can't wait.

One whole year of making Art and learning about ourselves.

Tam has some great teachers lined up for the classes plus herself.

Did I say I can't wait for this Workshop to start!!!


Hey if you could leave some feedback on my Whimsy Gals I sure would appreciate it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

finally created something

My Mojo has been gone. Totally wiped out. I couldn't create a thing. Finally today I drew this Whimsy gal and did an Art Journal Page. Whew, I thought my career as a wanna be artist was over! ROFL!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Steampunk anyone?

I love Steampunk

I used one of Tim Holtz Stamp sets and went to town with gears and pieces to make this look Steampunk. I love love Steampunk. Have I said that already? LOL

I used a lot of Rub n Buff on this piece

Thanks for Looking

Sunday, October 23, 2011

10 minute Challenge

Over at Linda's Studio L3 the challenge was to use a Tim Holtz product and create something within Ten Minutes. I created this Clean and Simple Card using Tim's Christmas Texture Fade, some Fired Brick Distress Inks. I put it on the Texture Fade itself. and Tim's Paper Stash "Christmas Memories". Just as my ten minutes was up I was putting the bow on. LOL

Thanks for Looking..

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Party and Slumber Party at OWSE

Next Saturday we are having our Halloween party at OWSE plus I will be hosting a Slumber Party. I invite everyone to attend. Click here to join our Event group.. There will be loads of prizes from OWSE and lots of fun!!

oh by the way I'm still creating those Whimsical Gals. Here is the last one I have done. My camera took a horrible picture. The background is actually blue and green .. You can't see the Green at all. booo on my camera!!

Thanks for looking and I hope to see everyone at

The Halloween Party over at the Events group for OWSE

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Angel and more

Last night I was on a roll creating these gals. I was up until the wee hours of the morning. Why? because I was nervous about an MRI I had to do today. I have panic attacks in these and I was afraid that would happen. Well I think My Angel was watching over me as I had none. It went smooth and I was cool , calm and collected. After Sedation. LOL

I kind of lost my Muse as these portraits are all I can do right now.

I can't do anything else as nothing will come to me to do.

duh and duh again

Hey!!! Thanks for looking

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Escape is my title for my newest Art Journal Spread and Whimsy Gal.. I'm still in the workshop put on by Tamara (Willowing).. I'm learning so much I love it!! I'm consumed with creating these gals. Imagine me drawing. Unbelivable!! I can't wait for her Life Book Workshop starting in January. Check it out here

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Altered Cigar Box

I altered this Cigar Box and had a ball doing ...Painted the sides with acrylic paint and then adhered the paper. Made sure I used bling.. Love that bling!

Hey! Thanks for looking

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Still at it

I'm still at it.. trying to learn how to do Whimsy Portraits. I keep at it. I don't know if I'm getting better or worse. LOL but I keep going. I'm having problems with background. Tam makes it looks so easy but even though I'm doing faces I still can't draw.. or am afraid to muck it all up by drawing and not being able to erase what I draw because of layers of color.. wondering if others go through this..

anywho here is my latest..

Don't ya just love her cool bangs.. LOL

Hey thanks for looking!

Most Outrageous Stamp

Over at OWSE we are having our Challenges for the last half of October. For my Challenge I gave the gals the challenge to use their most Outrageous Stamp and create a Tag with it.. This also fit's the Challenge over at Stampotique.. Their Challenge is to Create a Tag. Easy Peasy my challenge fit's right in.. I just discovered this Stamp Company and I love love their Stamps. So unique and Different. I bought two of them and the quality of the stamps are fabulous. I will go back for more. This is one of the stamps I bought..

Isn't it just Wonderful!!

I used Distress Inks to create the background

and Distressed the you know what out of it

using my

Distrezz it all

Hey!! thanks for Looking!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Masculine Card

I had to make my hubby a Birthday card and couldn't even think of something masculine.. They are the hardest Cards for me to make.. I finally came up with this. I used a Resist Technique for the Background and Embossed the Humming Bird.. I used Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Inks on the Background but the Broken China doesn't even show up in the picture. It really looks off color for sure.. oh well at least I have a masculine card. LMAO!! I Distressed the edges using my new Distrezz it all.

I'm entering this card in Simon Says Challenge.. The Challenge is "Things that Fly"..

Thanks for Looking

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

just finished and I can't think of a background

We learned how to do background in the class I'm taking but for the life of me I can't think of anything for this .. duh and duh again..

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Working Hard

I'm working hard on learning how to do Whimsical and Portraits.. This is my latest attempt.. I don't like the words in the background but the gel medium had dried.. booooo

Don't ask how many hours it took to draw and paint her.. Don't ask!! LOL

Monday, October 10, 2011

is it Halloween yet??

I can't wait for Halloween this year.. who know's how many kids are going to come to the door? We're in our new house and though we don't see many kids on our block their are loads in the neighborhood. I hope to get my face painted by Cindi and dress up to go to the, fun, fun!!

I got into Linda's challenge over at Studio L3 for Grungy Monday and created this tag. I used two different stamp sets to make this. Tim Holtz's Mini Halloween and Haunted Hallows.

Want to know more about Tim Holtz
Clicky here

Saturday, October 8, 2011

more of the Whimsy

I'm in love with whimsical caricatures now.. I just finished this piece. Not sure if it's finished or not. I tend to over due things and I'm trying hard not to but to me this needs more. I need to have a thunk on it and maybe add to it? ya think?? LOL

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Bit of the Whimsy

I'm taking a few workshop by Tamara or better known as Willowing.. She is a fabulous teacher. well when I'm teachable I guess. I gave up yesterday for awhile and then heard one of her fabulous talks about the Monster within. The one that tells us we are no good at Artwork well at anything. You know the one. After a pep talk from Tam I went into her World Of Whimsy course and gave artwork another go. I came up with this Whimsical Gal. I don't like the Tissue paper on her and will probably put a blue wash over it but for now I'm okay.. at least my inner monster is. LOL

Don't ya just love the Pink Hair!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Don't Laugh but

Don't Laugh but I'm taking a portrait class from Willowing. It will get more whimsical later on but right now I'm learning how to do this portrait with a graphite pencil.. want to see my first try??? I said don't laugh now.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More with Art Parts

I'm having so much fun playing with Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts. I used them in this Layout and Card. On the Layout I used Acrylic paint on one and Distress Stain Peeled Paint on the other. I think it takes the paint better then the ink. Maybe I should have done two coats of the Stain.

I cut out the Frame on my Cricut then embossed it with just one Layer of Utee and I didn't on purpose put the Utee on the whole frame. I tried to get the look of Wood and Distressing.

I used Kraft Paper for the Frame and Tim Holt's "Lost and Found" papers for the Base.

It's a pretty simple LO for me. I like more layers usually.

I used a Tilda Stamp on this card. I only have two of them.. I keep saying I want to collect these.

But I never do.. boooo on me!! LOL

The flowers are Mostly from Prima except that Little Pink one on the right bottom corner. That is from Bazill.

I was half awake when I painted the Art Parts and it sure looks like I should

have opened both eyes. LMAO!!

HEY! Thanks for looking..

Monday, September 26, 2011

Is it Halloween Yet?

I can't wait for Halloween. It's our First Halloween in this house and I haven't a clue what's going to go on on Halloween. But I got a feeling that doorbell is going to be ringing and ringing! LOL

I started to make some cards already.. here's two of them

Thanks for looking