Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Last day of May

I hope you all had wonderful Memorial weekend.
Thank you to all those who have served are serving and will serve our country!

I whipped these up today for my inspirational friend Ms. C @ work. She had brought in a dangle bit that she had bought at a gift shop where you put all the Pandora beads on and make a key ring type dangle bob. :) It is super awesome, however I am not Pandora, nor do I have Pandora beads...yet. I had went to Micheal's and got a few beads and bits during there Memorial weekend sale and here is what I made. I made one for me and one for her. I wish I could get better images fr you n these, the beads are truly sparkly and lovely! One day I will have one of those fancy high res cams!

Here is mine on my purse, not sure how well it will hold up but we will see! lots of blue there kind hard to focus :P

Also made her a bookmark. Love these corner markers! :D

~Be Blessed~

Saturday, May 28, 2011

AJ Everyday and Soul Journaling

I have gotten pretty behind on art journaling this month, but that is OK. I discovered Sarah Whitmore's Soul Journaling prompts last week on Julie site through one of the lovely ladies who was featured. LINK HERE

I have done Day 1 and 2 and here is the inside cover where I claimed my journal! :D

I have had this Strathmore Visual Journal for a bit now, but have done nothing in it but a few random backgrounds using leftover paints. So I thought it was great for this project to keep all the prompts in one journal. :)

Be Blessed! :D

Friday, May 27, 2011

Etsy Update

I have some awesome mailable journals available over on my ETSY site, HERE!

And here is a video I made of them. :)

~Be Blessed~

Friday, May 20, 2011

Art Journal Everyday- I am featured! :D

I need to get you guys a post of some new AJ pages, but I have lacked time. I have had to do some rework of my wok schedule to accommodate a funeral on Thursday, then to have been awake more than 24 hours I was tuckered!

BUT super awesome news, Julie over @ Balzer Designs is doing a feature about a lot of the artists who are participating. And this week I am one of them! How awesome! :D I am thrilled. Here is the direct link. There is also another wonderful artist featured as well! Thanks so much Julie! :D

And with one day off I hope to TRY ad get another post in of something! :D

Be Blessed!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Some Bookmarks from experimenting

I wanted to play around with mistyfuse, and scraps. Also being an avid reader, love bookmarks. I also on my to do list wanted to make something for one of the ladies I work with, and she is an avid reader too! So TADA some bookmarks.
Also I got to practice my zig-zag stitching which I so need more of!

SO here is what I ended up with, and I was thinking of these little string bits at the top, but you will see later in the photos I changed that. I just wasn't feeling it.

I ended up with four from the piece of fabric I started with.

back, left blurry on purpose to hide phone number :D

And here is the one for the lovely Ms. C I work with. I added a dangle charm I made and am much happier with that then the strings.

charm up close

Over all I am happy with them. Not sure what I will do with the other three yet, if anyone is interested send me a msg and I can add a random charm bit to it and send you one.

Monday, May 16, 2011

3 x 6 swap blocks

So here are my swap blocks for the 3 x 6 bee, 2nd quarter. I went with a simple double nine patch. Although a simplistic block, it is one of my favorites. This is first block I sewed, by hand, when I taught myself to sew and quilt...years ago. It brought back those memories when I saw them all done. That quilt which is still just a top, and will probably remain so, lol. But I still love it and look where I have gotten.

~Be Blessed~

Friday, May 13, 2011

where I thought I looked OK (lots of pics post)

and then took pictures lol and of course my mirror lies :P

I was though feeling super awesome and me before going to work and never have a lot of pictures of myself, now I remember why! :)

SO here I share with you, it is Friday the 13th after all, you need a good fright, muhahahaha! :D

where I look like I am concentrating
where I try and accept I have more than one chin :S
where I look like I have no idea how to use a camera
where I look like ME! :D

where I look wistful
where I look confused :S
where I look no nonsense
where I have no idea what this look is :)

*no Desiree's were harmed during picture taking or blogging :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I got this in the mail today! Super excited to play with it. I had been using the trial version and liked it, so felt it was worth a purchase. I also needed video editing software. They do have a version 15 out now, but this was the trial I was using and since there is a newer version out this had a discounted price. :D I got mine on Amazon!

SO hopefully super awesome edited videos will be happening soon!

Checking in

I just wanted to wish everyone a belated happy Mother's Day.

Although at work all weekend I had a good one. The weather has been way hot which beats rain. Which I never thought I would say since I so dislike being hot! Just need a bit of wind!

I had one day off between my last three days and I am back to work tomorrow night (well technically tonight since it is now 1 am :S) and work for two then I shall be off at least 3, hopefully more! I have oodles to do and am super motivated, but I need a nap!

~Be Blessed~

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Imagine AJ page

Here is a page spread I just completed. I love John Lennon! This is a advert from our local paper where his art was for sale. I wish I could have made it, but I never look at the paper til days later :S I enjoyed making this page nor only for John's memory, and mine, but because I got to play with all my pens, gel, souffle an some manga markers I love. :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The house...

Here is my most recent finished pages. I wish I had let my hand just flow with the writing instead of trying so hard. I think it would have looked nicer. Also this is going into that new 8 x 8 journal I have to play with thanks to Aideen. :D

Monday, May 2, 2011


Yes it is May already. I had hoped I would be able to squeeze one more post in for April but I had a family crisis and it got me all out of whack! All is as well as it can be though. Just send me some positive thoughts and prayers for my family. :)

Nor do I have anything to share besides that this morning. I hope to get a journal page done soon, it was started the last week in April and is so waiting for me.

I am into work this evening and hoping there will be no storms while driving or walking into work!

Have a great Monday!