Monday, December 30, 2013

In Memory of Zander

Today Zander would have been a year old
We miss you beautiful baby boy.
I am sure you are having a birthday party with the angels.
Grandma loves you.

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Christmas Gift for You

This beautiful is from Moonlight Journey's Christmas Collage Sheet

Well this year we will have a small Christmas dinner on Sunday. Just hubby and I. He had surgery on his prostate yesterday and will have surgery to repair a hiatal  (how the heck to you spell that word?) hernia on Monday so he will be on a liquid and soft diet for 6 weeks. Our children are in CA so we will celebrate a tiny bit on Sunday before Surgery on Monday.

We have so much to be thankful for although it is always lonely through the holiday without family.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Here is your Christmas Gift of FREE backgrounds and images
Hope you can use them in your artwork
Happy Creating

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Feeling creative today.

I call it Natural Beauty.
The beauty of the mushroom and the beauty of Greta is amazing!

Gotta get crackin with the Christmas gifts this week and hubby will be having major surgery on the 23rd so we will be recovering with no tree, no lights, no family and no dinner since he will only be able to eat soft or liquid food for 6 weeks.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Keeping Busy

Keeping up with my orders in my two Esty Shops

Custom order for a cigar box for a lady who's boyfriend loves sax players
 Custom order for a tin box with the image of a ladies pit bull who she lost this year and it has a tag with his name and dates of birth and death on it.
Keeping up with challenges on my Digital Whisper site. This was for the photography group challenge this month. My grandson Vince is my model for this one.

Lots of things going on right now. Digital Whisper is getting ready to upgrade to Ning 3.0 which will be a nice change.  Looking forward to many more members and much more activity on my Art Network at

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Digital Whispers  Journal Scrapbook Group is giving away a Christmas Kit.
All you have to do is go here, join the group Journal & Scrapbook, and get click on the December Challenge and get the link to download there. Use it to create your Christmas Cards, tags, blog posts or whatever you want.
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Every year or so something BIG comes along in the photo-art world.
Something really, really good.
I recently came across this new Photoshop “Fine Art Grunge” course, and I am in love with it.
Another serious scrapbook artist(and member of my Digital Whisper Network, recommended the course and even wrote up a testimonial for it:
“Finally a class that teaches me things I can actually use in my digital art.  I’ve picked up so many new tips and tricks in Photoshop that I would never have thought of doing.  This stuff will amaze you!  For scrapbookers, this is a well-structured, truly must-have class!!!”  -- Teddi Rutschman (aka ‘foxeysquirrel’)
The course is really about taking photo-editing and digital scrapbooking ... and pushing it all further:  creating artistic compositions worth printing to canvas or a serious fine art print.
And the style in this course is so beautiful and unique ...
He calls it “grunge,” but really it’s more about elaborate photo composites using advanced layer techniques, textures, vector files, shape layers, custom brushes, dramatic lighting effects, typography.
When you see this stuff, it’s not surprising that half of the page about the course is just one testimonial after another (after another, after another).
And that’s just not something you come across very often.

So — this is something you will DEFINITELY want to see:
If you’re anything like me, and you love working with Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) to create artistic compositions, I really think you are going to love this.
I know I would love to see you join in the course.

PS:  This course is really BIG too.  As in, over 60 videos!  And nearly 5 gigabytes of bonus content alone!  AND there’s an exciting Photoshop Group and Flickr Group just for the students in the course, with fun “Weekly Challenges” and all sorts of other fun stuff coming out every week.  You are going to have the time of your life!
PPS:  Also, not only is the course set up for both Photoshop and Elements, you get lifetime access to all of the content and bonuses, so you can go through it at your own pace and come back as often as you like, whether to review a technique or to pick up new content or just to get re-inspired.  The new content just keeps coming, week after week.  This is the kind of serious artistic Photoshop training a lot of us have been looking for.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Angela of Pennystamper is having a Give Away! 
Yes this beautiful piece of art will be given away and all you have to do is sign up!
Angela's work is amazing and it is all done by hand.
So go leave a comment and good luck