Ahh New Years Resolutions…

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My New Year’s resolutions are pretty much the same every single year: eat better, exercise more, spend more quality time with my babies, always act in kindness  Each year I look back and see progress made in most of these areas. Some areas more than others. This year is no different except I want to add a couple new resolutions: give creativity a higher priority in my life and find my way back to spirit again. You know, I am surprised … Read More

My first handmade cards!

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Paula warned me that this would be addictive and she was not kidding! Oh my gosh. I made my first one (the brown and pink below) and made a few silly mistakes. One, I had glue everywhere!! Geez that stuff is no joke lol. I also used Tacky Glue in areas where Tacky Glue should go nowhere near (hence the white dots in my button holes ha). Then, after nearly finishing my colors on the adorable little couple there I … Read More

Love Me, The Artista & a big art haul!

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My first art journal entry ^_^ It isn’t finished yet but I am pretty proud of how it has come out so far. I managed to get a couple digital stamps sketched up today too. This is the only one I managed to get digitized though. She will be in Wednesday’s update ^_^ Then my art haul which I am naming “Manda’s Color Ecstasy” hehe. I started ordering from Jerry’s Artarama when I was in design school forever ago. I am … Read More

New digis & Aiden cuteness ^_^

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Well it is time for the Wednesday update and this week it’s all about Valentine’s Day and Sweethearts ^_^ First, I have more than a handful of Valentine themed digis, more than would fit in a single blog post ^_~ So you can check out all of the Valentine’s themed digis I have for sale in my Etsy shop at the following link: Valentine’s Digis @ Etsy But I would like to share the newest additions below ^_^ You Rock My … Read More

Merry Christmas!

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I hope you are having an amazing holiday. Since my children are all beyond the age of believing we’ve changed our tradition from Christmas morning present opening to Christmas Eve. They all seem to love what I got for them so I am especially happy. Tomorrow we are hosting a dinner for my family which I am looking forward to. Hopefully my brother and his family will make it tomorrow, I really miss my little nieces a bunch. I am … Read More

Well today wasn’t all bad..

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So I will start with the good. Firstly, Paula over at Life’s a Beach kindly let me decorate her blog up a bit. You can pop over and see the header and background I made for her to cutesy her blog up with. I’m pretty happy with out it came out and I think she is too ^_^ So that is what I did today that I think came out great. I think I pushed my luck when I went … Read More

A day of rest…

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I guess getting up at the break of dawn all week caught up to me for somehow I managed to sleep 15 hours today! At least I hope it was just the early mornings. Sometimes when I get to sleeping like this it means my depression is kicking and I have done a wonderful job this year of keeping that in check so I will not be having it rear it’s head right here at Christmas. Just not going to … Read More

My first smash page! Yay ^_^

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First I just wanted to show you guys what I found when I went to bed last night… Tony, Autumn and Penny… no room for Mama in the bed lol This is what happens when I get to bed late lol. Penny takes my spot! I love cuddling up with my babies at night. It’s how my parents did things and it’s how my late husband and I chose to do them as well. When it comes to things in … Read More


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It has gotten sooo cold here! Thankfully it is nowhere near as cold as many places, but I could do without it regardless. I am a sun-bird. Give me sand between my toes and the sun’s warm rays against my back any day. I do love the beauty of the snow and one good snow a year is a pleasantry but snow all winter long? I’ll pass! Aiden was a little on the cranky side today so getting around to … Read More

Digital Stamp Freebies & Wednesday Updates ^_^

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First I wanted to post the two new designs that have been added to the shop. This week’s designs are “Stop Dragon My Heart Around”, a Valentine’s themed dragon and my art nouveau angel whom I am tentatively calling “Art Nouveau Angel” ^_~. Stop Dragon My Heart Around  har har har ^_~ Art Nouveau Angel I hope you will take a moment to check em out ^_^ Well I couldn’t figure out how to get Etsy to let me give away … Read More

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