Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Blessed Seasons

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." Hamilton Wright Mabie
click to enlarge morning with the gulls
Have enjoyed a few days off from the world of work and finding quiet moments like this. Happy New Year and Happy Sky Watch Friday, click the link to see what bloggers from all over have found in their view of the sky this week.
6 1/2 inch canvas for sale
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale
click to enlarge a tropical white Christmas
Happy Holidays of all kinds and Sky Watch Friday to my many friends. Hope what ever you are up to this weekend, it is fabulous and sparkling.
Starting in January I will be working on a project with the theme of One Little Word. It has taken a while to find the word, but I think this will be the one.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars?" — Nora Roberts
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Early morning walks can be a surprise package, you never know when the magic might strike. Click the link to see what other happy Sky Watch Friday fans have found in their patch of the sky.
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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Nature's Treasures

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." Thornton Wilder
click to enlarge a beautiful rainbow
Happy Sky Watch Friday everyone, I really appreciate the message of Sky Watching is that we all have opportunities to spot beautiful. skies, you just never know when a great view is going to pop up on the horizon.  It is almost cane cutting season here, warm breezes scented like molasses, in between tropical showers. Click the link to see what other bloggers from all over have found in their view of the sky to share this week.
It is a busy time of year and my crafting schedule is full of new adventures. This is a sneak peek into a special Christmas present using some new products from Melissa Frances, Clearsnap and Westcott.  Am really excited we can now order Melissa Frances papers on line.

Thursday, December 01, 2011


‎"I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."  F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Happy Sky Watch Friday everyone, love catching the early morning light on the water, it always feels like the day is full of possiblities.  Click the link to see what other bloggers from all over have found on their horizon to share with us this week.

Adding a peek into a package of creative goodies for Terri of the Yahoo Altered Arts group, started out as a quick little tag but kept finding little bits that looked like they belonged. Much thanks to ScrapPerfect and their Best Glue Ever becoming my fast favourite.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Having a dream

"Having a dream is what keeps you alive" Mary Tyler Moore
click to enlarge a beautiful clear morning
Happy Sky Watch Friday everyone, follow the links to see what bloggers from all over have found to share with us this week.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

For the love of chipboard

Imaginarium Designs has a call up for new designers to join their team and how could anyone resist their fun and creative designs.
Do you remember when chipboard first hit the market, we are all so precious and dainty with it, worrying about getting a crease or wrinkle.
Oh how we have left those days behind. Now we like to bend them and chop them up to rearrange into different shapes and angles.
Some of my favorite ways to use chipboard shapes is to add a textural statement. Glitter, texture paste, fabric and more.
The girls at Imarinarium asked for a post of our favorite chipboard projects. It was kind of hard to choose just a few as it seems like not a card, altered book, ATC or wall mural misses the opportunity for a little chipboard decorations.
In honour of the love of chipboard I am hosting a ramble prize give away for folks who can correctly identify where you have seen these projects before.  Did you see them at a show,  or in the pages of a magazine or on my blog, or a on line gallery? 
Leave us a message about the projects you liked best and where they have been seen so we can draw a prize the week of the big announcement.
Updated with our lucky winner.......
Diana of misssusgmoments was picked at random by the cat, Congrats Diana we will have a parcel of fun chipboard shapes out to you in the mail.  Thank you for everyone who played along.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nature's paintbrush

‎"Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words."  Martin Luther King, Jr.
click to enlarge a pretty sunrise
Happy Sky Watch Friday friends, the concept behind Sky Watch is great fun to appreciate the shows that nature puts on in our skies and all for free. Click the link to see what bloggers from all over have found in their view of the sky to share this week.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Landscapes

"The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes but finding new eyes." Marcel Proust
click to enlarge a morning walk
Happy Sky Watch Friday eveyone, this is a photo from a morning walk while the sky was just starting to pick up a blush of color. Click the link to follow lots of other bloggers sharing their own view of the sky. And yes, this is one of the paths to the beach.
Really excited about the news we can now order our Melissa Frances delightful shabby chic products on line direct. How cool ! Now we can direct access and priority ship ready the next creative adventure.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Finding Beauty

"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely" Louisa May Alcott
 click to enlarge a view of coffee rocks
Happy Sky Watch Friday, when bloggers from all over the world celebrate the simple beauty of what we find in the sky.  The rock is called a coffee rock and found where fresh water rich with minerals seeps out to the sea. Click the link to Sky Watch to see what other bloggers have found to share this week.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Colorful Skies

"The earth laughs in flowers" Ralph Waldo Emerson
click to enlarge our reflection of the sky
Happy Sky Watch Friday everyone. Rainy season has arrived in the tropics, lots of overcast drizzly days with pops of color from all the jacaranda trees coming into season.  We like to celebrate with the local Jacaranda festival. 
Photographers often recommend if you have a great view remember to turn around and check the other aspects where I caught a bit of the urban wildlife or brush turkeys foraging for lunch. Pretty amazing they are not bothered by busy roads or folks walking by.
A little peek into a new class I am working on using products in different ways to create textures.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sandy Stairs

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." Martin Luther King
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Beach stairs are often a bit of a surprise, you never know what the tide might have washed away or washed up. This is one of my favourite quotes about stairs but am sure there are lots of other good ones.  Happy Sky Watch Friday everyone, click the link to see what bloggers from all over have found in their sky to share this week.