Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Month that was January

1- Things I Bought for mini albums and make-up.
2- Currently Reading..." Vendetta", "Spirit in the Wires" and "Tempest Rising".
3- Music Added to IPOD...some classical music
4- Movies I Saw..."Avatar", "Armored" and "Sherlock Holmes"
5- Art I albums
6- Something Yummy I velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.
7- Last Place I Ate Out...Wendy's
8- Something that Made Me Cry... the devastation in Haiti
9- Something that Made Me grand-daughters
10- Something I Want to be grateful.
11- Something I'm Thankful health
12- Something I'm Looking Forward son's wedding.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Louise at is hosting a great give-away, check it out.


Yes....I'm an addict! I'm addicted to making mini albums. They are so much fun to make and give as gifts. Especially when you have a sister, 3 daughters - in- law and 6 grand- daughters that enjoy receiving them. Mini albums are a fun addiction.

My other addiction is art journaling. Art journaling centers me, balances me, stimulates and calms me at the same time. I not only like to journal....I need to art journal. If I couldn't do art in my journals I would suffocate from stress, anxiety and boredom. Well....maybe not boredom, because I always have my # 1 addiction, which is books.

Anyway, mini albums are for fun and mostly for other people. On the other hand, art journaling is a necessity and its for me and only me.

Above is a picture of my lastest art journal that I just finished decorating. I choose the center picture because I have the same tatoo only mine is on my left shoulder.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

For Amy

I made another easel card. This one is going to my grand-daughter Amy who just turned four.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I've decided to try making greeting cards...again! I was inspired by all the cute cards that Janis makes at Check them out ,there realy adorable.

Anyway I decided to make an easel card. This is just a prototype I made up real fast. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vintage Give-away

Hey Guys....check out the beautiful vintage give-away at
Her blog is awesome.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Book Review

I just finished Dan Brown's "Lost Symbol". I've read the Di Vinci Code and Angels and Demons and also saw both movies. I loved both books and enjoyed both movies. But Lost Symbols just Blew me away. In my opinion it is the best one of the three. If you haven't read the first two, that's okay because this book stands alone.
Even though these books are fictional, Dan Brown throws in so many facts that I've taken notes while reading each book and I've learn so much. I love reading novels, but it's such an extra bonus when you can come away from a book learning something.
Highly recommended!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sherlock Holmes

I've always been a big fan of Sherlock Holmes....especially with Jeremy Brett, so I was not really thrilled with the chose of Robert Downing Jr. and Judd Law. But we saw the movie last night and I loved it. Both R.D.J and Jude Law did a fantastic job, in my opinion. There was action, comedy and a plot. Worth seeing.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Road trip!

Heading to New Jersey tomorrow for my Christmas visit and for my future daughter-in-laws bridal shower. My youngest son is getting married in March to a real sweet girl. I'm really lucky because I have three great daughters-in-law.....I love them to pieces.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My heart goes out to our neighbors in Haiti. They are the poorest nation in the western hemisphere and they need our help. TO DONATE $10 TO RED CROSS FOR PEOPLE UB HAITI JUST TEXT THE WORD HAITI TO 90999!. It will just charge to your cell bill!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Mini for Amanda

This is a mini album I made for my grand-daughter. I love making these things!! I took these pictures with my new camera. I plan to take a bunch of pictures when I go to NJ next week-end.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Book Review

TITHE, by Holly Black

This is my first book review and I really wanted to like this book. The concept was good.....entering the realm of scary, evil, fairies seemed like a new twist. The book started out great, some really interesting characters. However, the interesting characters were the humans, the fairies in the book seemed very flat and dull.
I really had a hard time finishing it.

Monday, January 04, 2010


We went to see the movie "Avatar" in Imax and 3D. Fantastic movie, can't wait to see it again. I don't like going to the the movies because I hate to sit still for too long, I have a lot of nervous energy, but this is one of those movies that you have to see on the big screen, especially the first time. I highly recommend it.

It's Monday! What are you reading? (January 4, 2010)

It's Monday and these are the books I'm reading for J-Kaye's book challenge.

1-Tithe, by Holly Black
2- Spirit in the Wires, by Charles de Lint.

What are you reading?

Brought to you byJ-Kaye's Book Blog

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Mini album

I've been so busy making mini albums for Christmas gifts but last night I decided to make this little one for myself. It was so much fun to make and it's made out of toilet tissue rolls. In each slot there is a tag for pictures and or journaling. These little guys are addictive.

All Good Sunday!

Today is the day to look back over the past week and remember all the good things. Then, look ahead into next week and see all th good things to come.

Now you can rest...because your creation is perfect and you are satisfied that all is good.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Lighten Up Saturday

Today is a day to play. Feel as free as you did when you were a child. Play...have fun...find your bliss and live it! Dance, sing, skip, whistle. Color in a coloring book, play board games, do a puzzle, just have fun.

Hugs to all, I'm off to play Clue with Don and his son.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Good Feelings Friday

Today as you move through your day ,give all your attention to how you're feeling. Keep filling yourself up with good feelings. Fill your day with what ever makes you feel good. Listen to your favorite song, buy your favorite lunch, call a favorite friend. Do things that you love and that make you feel good. Be good to yourself.