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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Collage Tutorial

Hi Everyone~

I am on the Design Teams of Scrap for Help and Shabby Cottage Studio. For the month of March, we are asked to create something made from corrugated board for Scrap for, I made this collage using materials from Shabby Cottage Studio.

First, I took a piece of corrugated board....

I painted it with gesso...

Then, I added burlap, as well as flowers and a chipboard design from Shabby Cottage Studio.

Next, I punched 2 holes at the top...

I tied black seam binding through it to use as a hanger....The seam binding is from Shabby Cottage Studio. I also added lace.

One pink feather--and all done!!!

If you need any art supplies or graphics, please visit Shabby Cottage Studio.

If you would like to create something from corrugated board in March, the challenge at Scrap for Help will be a month long event that you are invited to link up to in a few days.

I hope to see you on March 1 with a special giveaway!!!

Thank you for understanding my decision to become a "Once-a-Month" blogger, to blog less and embrace life more! I am so glad I got this post made in time as I will be offline Sunday so that I can spend the day with my family.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Promise is a Promise

I have decided to become a "once-a-month blogger," however, prior to making that decision, 2 friends of mine--Marcia from In Stillness and Simplicity and Jenny from Jenny's Heart decided to have a one-time blog party and I promised that I would participate. The subject is friendship. So I made this digital piece with an angel image from Shabby Cottage Studio.

I included this sentiment--"Friends are like angels in life and through them we touch heaven."

Friday is not only a special day for this party, but also, it is Jenny from Jenny's Heart's birthday--Happy Birthday, Jenny! I hope it is a beautiful day.

I am linking this to: In Stillness and Simplicity and Jenny's Heart

If you would like to join me on my Facebook page, just click the button at the top of my right side bar.

I am no longer online on Sundays.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Once-A-Month Blogger

Thank you to everyone who linked up to my party --It was so fun! I want to congratulate everyone who is a Featured Guest from the link party. If you are featured here, you are invited to scroll down to the bottom of this blog (clear to the bottom) and grab my “Featured Guest” button to post on your blog!

Featured guests include:

Marcia at In Stillness and Simplicity

Barbara at 21 Rosemary Lane

Diane at 1 Card Creator

Debbie at Debbie Dabble

Daniella at Daniella Hayes

Brooke at Spruce Your Nest

Shannon at Rusty and Redone

Roselle at Seaside Rose Creations

Cindy at Crimson Heart Studios


So many of you know that my spiritual life is very important to me. As I said in my blogging books, blogging should be PART of life, but never a substitute for it. So, what am I going to do? I am seeking “balance.” I am going to become a “Once-a-Month” blogger.

As much as I love having the Link Party, I will have to put it on hold for now.

I will create a regular post on the 1st of each month, so I hope you’ll come by for a visit. My free seminars and tutorials will continue to be posted here and are readily available to anyone who needs them. I am not available for personal blogging questions as my work has to take precedence. I also do graphic design and am available to create blog headers and buttons.

Last night, my book "Angels at My Door" hit Number 3 on Amazon's Bestseller List! I'm so excited!

I am on Facebook and if you would like to connect with me, just click HERE.



Sunday, February 12, 2012

Woman Thing--The Link Party 2!

Guest Features

Hi Everyone~ Thank you for visiting my link party!

This week, I received some wonderful surprises in the mail. One was a fabulous gift from Maki at Maki's Little Red House with this beautiful card and the other was a beautiful tag from Michele at Art from the Well.

Then, I received this completely amazing handmade purse made by Pat Winter of Gatherings, and two beautiful tags made from Linda at Random Creativity and Marcia from at In Stillness and Simplicity. Thank you much for thinking of me!!

This week, I am featuring several bloggers who linked up last week and I thought it would give you a chance to see some of their beautiful creations!

Guest Features

They are:

Pink Wreath/Shannon of Cozy Home Scenes

Room Interiors/Angie of Knick of Time Interiors

Clock Creation/Ros of Mikey’s Mom

Red Valentine/Jill of Feathers and Flight

Hand-painted pink spoon and bird/Celeste of Celestina Marie Design

Paris Tag/June of Dezinaworld

Pink Heart/Carol of Scrappydayz

You are each welcome to scroll down to the very bottom of my blog and get a "Featured Guest" special button that I had made!

AND, the winner of the beautiful pink earrings is Starr of The Paper Chase!

Thank you all for visiting! This link will be up until 6 p.m. Friday!!!

IMPORTANT NOTE: I have guests at my home for a week, so I will visit all blogs. I just will not be able to make comments on them--but, I will visit, for sure!!!

ONE MORE THING: If you look down in the link-ups, you'll see a picture of George Clooney! You've gotta see this post, ladies! It's amazing and it's from Diane at Cozy Canadian Cottage--You'll LOVE it!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


Linking this to:

Inspire Me Monday

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A New Book on Amazon!

Hi Everyone~
I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! Our Mardi Gras Parade is today, so it will be fun! I have a brand-new book on Amazon that is called "Spirituality: Are You Hard-Wired for Happiness?" For those of you who know Holly from 2911 Jeremiah Avenue, she is featured in the book. She has a wonderful monthly post on her blog called "Woman of Hope" in which she features women who are an inspiration. And Holly is a true inspiration herself! This is an eBook that is $2.99.

If you would like to receive my newsletter, just email me at: and I will be happy to email it to you!

My eBook, "Do You Need a Hug from Heaven?" is an Amazon Bestseller and I am so happy to hear from so many of you that have told me about your "hugs from heaven" that you have received....It really warms my heart. It's an eBook that is $2.99.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!

Monday will be my link party and you're welcome to link up anything you love!

Linking this to:

Pink Saturday

Spiritual Sundays

Inspire Me Monday

Market Your Biz and Giveaway
Blogger's Bodega

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Woman Thing: The Link Party!

Hi Everyone~

Many of you have read my book, Blogging: It’s a “Woman” Thing--Well, now I’m having Woman Thing: The Link Party! You can link up through Friday.

I am starting this party with a GIVEAWAY for these earrings...So, if you’d like to be in the random drawing to win them, just link up! (I will pick a winner and announce it during next week’s party!)

I have a special announcement to make: "Women: Blogging Can Give You Wings" just made the FIRST page of Amazon!!! (That's the brand-new book with amazing super-bloggers!) I'm surprised that you didn't hear me shout "hooray" from a distance!

I want to share some beautiful treasures with you by some very special women:

(If you have been a featured guest this week, please scroll down to the very bottom of my blog to receive your special blog button!

Kewpie Doll with Heart-shaped tin: Lynn

Heart-Shaped "Cherish" Pillow; Suzy

Valentine Vignettes: Debbie

Blouse-shaped card with flower: Donna

Heart-shaped pillows: Gina

Linking this to: What's It Wednesday

You've Got Mail!

Over at the City Crafter Challenge, the theme is "You've Got Mail." I created this envelope and tag...and it has a cute story behind it...

The other day, my husband and I went to the lake and I saw seagull feathers strewn on the, he started collecting them from me. Well, I think they look like angel wings,
so I wanted to use them for this tag!

Hope you're having a beautiful Sunday~

And Nana Diana, I'm sorry your Packers aren't in the game!


Linking this to:

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Hi Everyone~
I am a designer for Scrap for Help, which has a fun monthly challenge. This month, our instructions are to produce a piece of art using either a surgical bandage or muslin. Well, I happen to have a surgical bandage, so I let my imagination go to work~

This is the collage that I designed~I used the bandage to create flowers. I hope you'll join us for the challenge~

The following items are from Shabby Cottage Studio. You can reach each item by clicking on the name of it.


Right now, my books are in "promo mode," and that takes a great deal of work on my part, so my husband will be handling all of my email at this time.

LINK PARTY ON MONDAY--My brand-new "Woman Thing--The Link Party" will begin on Monday and will run Mon.-Fri. of each week. So, there's plenty of time to link up anything you would like to share.

If you do not know how to link up to a party, if you go to Debbie's blog at Debbie-doos, look at her tutorials at the top of her blog and there is one that shows how to link up to a link party. I hope that helps!

Have a great weekend!!!


Linking this to Blogger's Bodega!!
and Time Travel Thursday!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Google Adsense

Blogging Tip:

If you have ever considered making money from home, put Google Adsense to work on your blog. It's quick and easy--and you do not have to do much to start hearing the sound of "Ka-ching!" Simply go to your template designer and click "Monetize" and go through the easy, peasy steps.

So, how does it work? Each time someone clicks on one of your ads, you will earn money--How cool is that? (Mine are actually underneath each post.)

Savvy bloggers know that this can add up to "big bucks," so why not run ads?

You can seriously "get paid to blog!"

Google Adsense totally makes sense for all of us!!!