Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Hi Everyone! 

It is with a thankful heart we celebrate this holiday for God's merciful bounties and for bringing our family together to share. It is not the material things of this earth that bind us together rather it is our God, our family and friends. 

On this Thanksgiving eve I am thinking about those are suffering the after affect of Hurricane Sandy. My heart goes out to them for their loss of home and neighborhoods, of dear ones and the devastating effect on each persons life. The amazing thing I see on the news each night is the attitude of gratitude, determination and a willingness to go on despite the challenges. 
When tragic events happen people pull together in their communities and support and love one another. While we can't be physically there to support the families and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, we can pray for them and offer our assistance by donating to Relief funds or through our churches, etc. that offer assistance. 

Happy Thanksgiving.

Week 3 Attitude of Gratitude Journal Pages can be seen in more detail by clicking on Attitude of Gratitude Journal tab above. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Week 2 Attitude of Gratitude

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing my Attitude of Gratitude Journal pages with you. You can see the entire post by clicking on the above tab marked Attitude of Gratitude Journal. 

You might remember in the last few posts about my journals that I have been trying to make a dent into my supplies by using up what I have instead of purchasing new stuff?  Well, I had a little breakdown the other day, a moment of weakness when I was online checking out a "tutorial" and went over to the link to Ranger Ink . Oh MY Goodness! I should have closed that page right away but being curious about some of the products and watching the "demos", I got sucked right in.  Not a bad thing mind you but a rather expensive one. Here's how I justified the purchase to myself: I've been out of work for the last few years and have had limited income to purchase supplies. My husband said I should spend some of the money on something I liked. supplies here we come! LOL! Well it's a good rationalization until I get the bill. Here's what I got: Spray inks by Dylusions in Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise. Don't you just love those names? For some time now I've wanted to try Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Paints Modern Red, Altered Orange, Dab of Yellow, Classic Teal and Landscape Green. Can you see the color scheme going here?  Yes, I ordered those too! My biggest splurge was the Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet; it is just the greatest thing! Have you seen them? Do you use one?  They resist every medium you can put on them and they are heat resistant too! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!  If you don't have one, put it on your Christmas list! 
I'm so excited to have these products to work with and you will see them incorporated in the next journal pages. 

Thanks for stopping in today and I look forward to sharing more journal pages with you next week! 

Bee Creative!

Linking to: An Attitude of Gratitude Journal
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Hi Everyone! 

It's a beautiful day here today! Hope you are having a beautiful day too. I have a confession to make: this week I've struggled to keep up with my journal pages, specifically the Art Every Day Challenge.  I'm not making any excuses, I'm just saying I'm struggling here and to be perfectly honest, I've bitten off a bit more than I bargained for with the two art projects this month!  

So there, with that said, I'm still enjoying the process and the challenge of each journal but feel I need to cut back on the Art Every Day Journal for now.
Today's pages are a sample of why I'm cutting back, some aren't completed and others the work is not up to par.  Still I am going to put them out there as an encouragement to everyone to continue on the journey even when you are struggling!  Please click on the Art Every Day Journal tab above to see the pages in more detail. 

Hope you are having a creative week! 


Saturday, November 10, 2012


Hi Everyone! 

I've been tagged by Sylvia at for a game of Blog Tag. This is all new to me but I thought I would give it a go and see what happens!  Thank you Sylvia for tagging me and giving me an opportunity to get to know you better and other bloggers as well! 

Here are the rules:

  • every tagged person has to tell 11 things about themselves
  • the person who tagged you asked 11 questions, answer them
  • ask 11 questions for the 11 blogs you're going to tag (the people you tag should have less than 200 followers) 
  • mention the blog that tagged you, but don't tag them back.

Let's get started:  11 things about me:

  • I'm a child of God. A Christian believer in Jesus Christ.
  • I'm a native Floridian. If you live in Florida you will know that most people are not native to this state. 
  • Married for 37 years. Two grown and married children, two grand-daughters and another grand-baby due next spring.
  • I make quilts, sew, knit, embroider, crochet for charity.
  • I love making art, watercolors, acrylics and art journals.
  • Beads are another hobby; I make most of my own jewelry.
  • I'm involved in two online art challenges during the month of November. 
  • My professional career was in Freight Transportation.
  • I have two part-time jobs.
  • I love sports. Watching them, not playing them.
  • I like to cook.

Here are the 11 questions I was asked: 

  1. What time of the day or evening do you do most of your crafting? Mostly in the late afternoon or evening.
  2. If money was not a concern, what would be the next machine or toy you would buy for your craft? A new laptop.
  3. How long have you lived in your current city? 18 yrs.
  4. How many states and/or countries have you resided in? 4 States: Flordia, South Carolina, North Carolina, California. 
  5. Do you have any pets? None. I recently had to put my cat Rocky to sleep so my husband said no more pets. We'll see <wink> about that.   What kind? We are cat lovers so...
  6. What is your favorite TV show? Person of Interest.
  7. Do you prefer to read a physical book on use an e-reader device like a Kindle? Both. If I'm reading a book then it is on Kindle; if it is a craft or hobby book I want it in my hands! 
  8. Where is your favorite place to vacation? National Parks! 
  9. Do you prefer to dine-in or go out to eat? Both. I cook almost every night, except Friday when we go out.
  10. What is your favorite recipe you like to prepare? I like anything Italian. 
  11. What did you eat for breakfast? Coffee. No breakfast today. 
My turn to ask the people I tagged 11 questions: 
  1. What is your favorite craft/hobby? 
  2. How long have you been into your hobby/crafts? 
  3. Do you have a special room or designated place to do your hobby? If so, what do you call this space? 
  4. What time of day to you craft?
  5. What is your favorite tool for crafty/hobby? 
  6. What was your last purchased tool? 
  7. What would you purchase if money were no object? 
  8. If you could live anywhere, where would you live? 
  9. What is your favorite season?
  10. What is your favorite TV show?  
  11. Do you like sports? What's your favorite sport? 
Blogs I have tagged: 
Thanks to all the bloggers who participated in the blog-tag game! I look forward to seeing your answers and getting to know you better! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Hi Everyone! 

So glad you dropped by today to get a glimpse at the new Attitude of Gratitude Journal pages!  This journal is a month long project started by Bernice Hopper over at We'd love for you to come and join our group!

It's simple, each day Bernice gives thought provoking questions to get you started, some video inspiration plus quotes that inspire. She even provides this in a PDF format to print out! Some people post daily to Bernice's blog page (she provides a link up tool) and others post to Facebook  or here at Flickr:   I hope you will consider joining us! 

You can check out my pages in AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE JOURNAL by clicking on the tab above.  I give a bit of insight to the thought process on each page and a larger detailed view.  I appreciate any and all comments, however, I would ask you to be kind when commenting. It is a challenge to do these pages and an even bigger challenge to put them out there for others to see. I do hope you will enjoy them and join me each week for my show and tell! 

Have a Creative Day

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Art Every Day Month

Hey Everyone!

It's been a very busy week trying to cope with the new job (and the old one) and keep up with hubs, family and the two art challenges. I'll admit it is a bit much but I am having a great time with the journal pages for both challenges!  Maybe you have been following along on Facebook or perhaps you have found the Flickr account but I promised I would post my  Art Every Day Month (AEDM) journal pages here on Tuesdays and An Attitude Of Gratitude (AOG) on Thursdays.  So here's a sneak peak of my pages for AEDM, if you want to see them up close and personal just click on the tab above for more detail.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are inspired to come join us in making art journal pages everyday!

Bee Creative!


Thursday, November 1, 2012


Hi Everyone! 

I'm off on not one but two art adventures for the month of November! Yes, they both coincide this month but I'm going to give it a shot! Check them both out!  Art Every Day Month (AEDM) and is hosted by Leah over at  I hope you will join me as I start this very special challenge of making art every day! I'll be posting it on my blog once a week during November on Tuesday. An Attitude of Gratitude (AAOG) is hosted by Bernice Hopper over at I'll be posting here on Flicker also on my blog on Thursdays.  This is a very busy month for me between starting two new jobs, care for my grands and having family in for the holidays. Really, is this too much??? 

The process of making art is something I feel compelled to do, on a daily basis if at all possible.  We'll see how it goes during November. I need your support in cheering me on, especially as the time for the holidays starts to draw nearer! 

Thanks for your support and I appreciate each comment and read them all! I hope you will also be inspired to try a 30 day challenge yourself! It is amazing to make a series of art journal pages and to watch your creativity blossom when you step out of your norm and into a world of creativity that is within you.  I encourage you to try it! Just go for it, do your own art and find what makes your heart happy. Experiment with new colors, new ideas, try a new product and enjoy the process! Have fun! And if you are so inclined, please send me a photo of your work! I'd love to see it! 

Happy Creating (with Gratitude) Every Day! 

Linking to:;http://anattitudeofgratitudejournal.blogspot.com