Saturday, January 31, 2009

Prim Raggedy Anne Dolls

I love this pair of li'l Raggedy Anne dolls ~ I bought them several years ago from someone on eBay (sorry, I don't remember who). I just moved them to my "special" antique chair to be on display in my dining room.

Friday, January 30, 2009

A Couple Valentine's ~ Vintage Altered Art

Two more I made up today during Jacob's nap :) I thought they looked okay together, so put them in a frame . . though am going to look for different frames when I get to town next.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

** Late Night Fun **

I really wish I could find a better way to get these to show up more accurately. I've tried scanning and now taking photos and still neither is really capturing how they really look. But anyway here's some of the altered vintage photos I've been working with lately :) (I guess they look best via photo if you click on the first photo of the group of them all together to enlarge).

I should have time to do more again tomorrow, as my baby boy is sick :( Poor little guy has caught a terrible flu bug that's going around daycare and doesn't feel well at all, so I'll be home with him all day and can "play" with my altered art when he sleeps.

I better get to sleep myself, before he wakes me again. Good Night everyone :)

Beautiful Giveaway!

My friend Renae is having a beautiful giveaway! Please take a peek at her wonderful blog ~ her blog is one of my favorite blogs to frequent!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. ~ Dave Tyson Gentry
Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. ~ Elbert Hubbard
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat...We must find each other. ~ Mother Teresa

Moonlight Suns This Silent Night
Close your eyes don't mind the night
As you sleep come watch the light
Dance silently to those unheard songs
Welcome to where your heart belongs
Moonlight suns this silent night
Sing your heart 'til goes it light
Lie down the grass and watch the stars
I'm right here,
I'm never far
Gentle breeze they kiss your cheek
Rest now you tired and weak
Breathe in deep let go that smile
Tomorrow go another mile

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cute Vintage Images

Here are some cute vintage photos I thought I'd share :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Vintage Image Resources

Art-e-zine is a wonderful website if you love altered art! I've enjoyed this website for years, and have donated and sent them a couple of my personal photos to share with others on their vintage image resources portion of the site. Here are the photos I have shared, and here is a link to the vintage image portion of their website: If you have a love for vintage photos as I do, you'll really enjoy this website!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

...One World One Heart Giveaway ...


One World One Heart...I discovered a very special event that brings so many of us together! It is with pleasure that I decided to participate. My hat goes off to LISA for such a wonderful event that is celebrated all over the world by so many talented bloggers. If you would like to join in the on the LOGO above.

My giveaway for 2009 OWOH is open to everyone. Just leave a note on this post before Feb. 12th and be sure to leave your email or a way for me to contact you should you be one of the lucky winners. Good Luck!

I will be giving away a couple of my vintage ATC's and a couple of altered paint chips:

Sunday, January 18, 2009

~* Some New Vintage Altered Art Paint Chips *~

Of course, I do think they look much better in person. I think I'm going to put some of these into shadow boxes for a nice finishing touch.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Let's Get to Know Each Other . . .

I was given the honor of receiving another Lemonade award from Sandy of . Thanks Sandy! Since I have already received this same award just recently, I found that she had a neat little get to know you post that I found interesting. So, I decided I'll repost the same here tell you all a little more about me. Please feel free to do the same, copy and paste and answer on your blog as well! :)

Sit down.....and have a cuppa tea with me!

1. What is my occupation right now?Secretary of Construction/Engineering/Facility Services at a healthcare center consisting of a hospital, 2 nursing homes, and 5 clinics.
2. What color are my socks right now? Black
3. What am I listening to right now? The Local Radio station news broadcast
4. What was the last thing I ate? LOL - Pizzaria Pretzel flavored Combos
5. Can I drive a stick shift? Definitely
6.Last person I spoke to on the phone? A salesperson
7. How old are you today? 36
8. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? Football ~ go Packers!
9. What is my favorite drink? Diet Pepsi (I can't live without it!!!)
10. Have I ever colored your hair? Umm... yah . . gotta cover the grays, but the color is nearly the same as my natural haircolor so no one knows . . shoot . . now people do!!
11. Favorite food? A good burger and fries
12. What was the last movie I watched at the Theatre? Fireproof & Twilight on the same day
13. Favorite day of the year? Christmas
14. How do I vent anger? It depends on what it is I'm angry about, though I don't all that often - mostly I try to have an optimistic attitude. Instead of getting angry, I like to get creative and my mood improves.
15. What was my favorite toy as a child? I didn't really have a favorite toy, but remember liking to play in the sandbox most often
16. What is my favorite season? Summer
17. Cherries or Blueberries? Cherries
18. When was the last time I cried? A week or so ago while watching Barbara Walters' Patrick Swayze interview
19. What is on the floor of my closet? Shoes
20. What did I do last night? Cooked, cleaned, gave Jacob a bath, tucked him in to bed, and watched a few episodes of PrisonBreak as we bought Season 1 & 2 recently and are watching it over again (I LOVE THAT SHOW!!!)
21. What am I most afraid of? Mice & Rats - EWWWWWW
22. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? Cheese
23. Favorite dog breed? Cocker Spanial
24. Favorite day of the week? Friday - Today - Yay!!!!
25. How many states have I lived in? Just one - Wisconsin
26. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
27. What is my favorite flower? Daisies

Ok, now copy and paste all the questions on to Your Own Blog...and leave me a comment that you did it! I thought it was fun!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Free Vintage Images

Feel free to right click and save to your PC to use in your artwork. I do ask that you please not reproduce to sell in image sheets. Thank You!

Hurry! Blog Giveaway

I came across a wonderful blog today that I will definitely be adding to my blogroll. Yay! The blog is Sharon's of "My Vintage Studio": . She has a giveaway going, but you need to hurry to sign up, as the drawing will be tomorrow evening.

Freezing Cold Weather - My Goodness!

Brrrr . . . my goodness is it ever COLD outside . . FRIGID COLD! I had -23 below zero this morning on my drive in to work. Yes, I had to venture out regardless of the outside temperature (I work at a hospital, so the doors are open 24/7/365). Not only is it that cold, we also have wind, with windchills reaching -40 to -50 below zero! I literally ran from the parking lot to my work entrance this morning to get inside to the warmth.

Needless to say, I took this photo of Abbie and Jacob sledding a few weeks ago when the temps. were quite a bit warmer!

All the area schools (actually most in the state) are closed today. Mike works construction and the project his company is working on is still exterior work, so he's off spending the day at home with the kids. (I'm secretly hoping they're driving him nuts, but I know ~ shame on me for thinking such)!

I love the winter scenery, but I really do not like this frigid cold!! Hope everyone is staying warm! :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Lemonade Award

Thank you goes out to my new friend Sharon at Prim Thyme and my good friend Renae at My Little Raggedy Blessings for both honoring me with this award within the past few days! Stop by & check out their wonderful blogs!!

Upon receiving The Lemonade Award, you also pass it on to other bloggers who you think show great attitude and gratitude. Here are the rules: 1. Put the logo on your blog or post. 2. Nominate blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude! 3. Link to your nominees within your post. 4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. 5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award. Here are a few blogs that I think show great attitude and gratitude.

1. Julie @ Little Cotton Rabbits 2. Julie @ The Spotted Sparrow 3. Dawn @ The Feathered Nest 4. Connie @ Altered Route 5. Janell @ Pumpkin Seeds Originals 6. Tonya @ Olde Country Creations

Monday, January 12, 2009

More Vintage Altered Art

I finally found a few minutes to play with my altered art this weekend. Here are a few alterted paint chips I've done using vintage images, colored pencils, papers, and glitter. These photos don't capture how they REALLY look in person, but you get a good idea anyway.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Iris Paper Folding

Paper folding - how interesting. I found a neat site I'd like to share, with several free paper folding patterns. Take a peek:
I'm going to give this a try tonight.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Abbie at almost 2 Years and Jacob at 15 Months

I love to scrapbook, however haven't found the time in a few years to get back into it (I can't believe it's been that long, but it has and I am soooo far behind on getting my photos in order). I have finally set up a location in my home so I could set my scrapbooking materials out and work on my books as I find a few spare minutes here and there, so I can hopefully get Abbie's books caught up and Jacob's started.

While going through my pictures I found a photo I still have in the scrapbook page and page protector hanging on a refrigerator frame on my fridge of Abbie. She was almost 2 years old in that photo (shown here). So then I figured I'd look for one of Jacob outside and I really like this photo of him with his "thoughtful" look about him.

Time passes by so quickly . . . make the time to enjoy your life with family and friends and cherish your memories!